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After The Flood: The 13 Favourite Albums Of Howe Gelb, Aged 12-16
Stewart Smith , June 11th, 2012 08:21

In a neat twist on our 13 favourite albums feature, Giant Sand's Howe Gelb talks Stewart Smith through his formative records from his teenage years in Pennsylvania


Bob Dylan & The Band – Before the Flood

It wouldn't be until the dust had settled, so to speak, and one of the first albums I bought after the flood was Before The Flood by The Band. Maybe I bought it because of the title but hearing The Band and Garth Hudson's application of the keyboard just set me off, it dialled me in to a more sensible path from that point on. Sensible meaning something that I can maintain, something I can be part of, something that began to redefine my sonic trajectory.

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