Still Lookin' Good to Me Still Lookin' Good to Me , the first album in 13 years from The Band of Blacky Ranchette, the country side project of Giant Sand… Still Lookin' Good to Me Still Lookin' Good to Me , the first album in 13 years from The Band of Blacky Ranchette, the country side project of Giant Sand… 2003-10-07 The Band of Blacky Ranchette
Music Review

Still Lookin' Good to Me (2003)

Howe Gelb, The Band of Blacky Ranchette | BLACKY'S BACK The Band of Blacky Ranchette's ''Still Lookin' Good to Me'' is the first album they've released in 13 years
Image credit: Howe Gelb: Bill Carter
BLACKY'S BACK The Band of Blacky Ranchette's ''Still Lookin' Good to Me'' is the first album they've released in 13 years
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Oct 07, 2003; Lead Performance: The Band of Blacky Ranchette

Still Lookin' Good to Me, the first album in 13 years from The Band of Blacky Ranchette, the country side project of Giant Sand mastermind Howe Gelb, is a quirky mix of throwaways (a sloppy ''Working on the Railroad'') and impeccable pastiches (''Bored Lil' Devil,'' which, tragically, cries out for a Johnny Cash cover). The CD effectively uses guests, from Richard Buckner and Neko Case playing Gram and Emmylou (''Getting It Made'') to Lambchop's Kurt Wagner speak-singing lo-fi blues (''The Muss of Paradise''). Bonus points for the use of dichotomy in a C&W tune.

Originally posted Dec 12, 2003 Published in issue #741 Dec 12, 2003 Order article reprints
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