Giant Sand, Green On Red and Naked Prey circa 1986


I have no idea what this is. It’s obviously a compilation of some sorts. The name of it is Relicatessen Volume 2 on San Jacinto Records. What threw me off right off was the sound of the needle dropping onto the record on the mp3 of “Valley of Rain” by Giant Sand (one of his seminal songs btw) Perhaps this is unauthorized in some way but knowing Howe Gelb he probably signed off on it as a favor. Also on the comp is Green On Red’s (Chuck Prophet, Dan Stuart and Chis Cacavas) “Hair” and Naked Prey’s “Rawhead”.

If you were musically conscious in `86 you’ll get a kick out of these. Check out the label’s site for more info including releases from Country Joe and the Fish.

Valley Of Rain – Giant SandHairRawhead [Download]

2 Responses to “Giant Sand, Green On Red and Naked Prey circa 1986”

  1. Anonymous says:

    The site looks to be run by Tuscon’s Rich Hopkins, whose band Luminarios once boasted the MC5′s Michael Davis as bassist. Lots of personal ties in that scene, so your guess about the Howe Gelb favor is probably spot on.

  2. Bruce says:

    Thanks for posting this…am/was a Giant Sand fan – Bruce