Cover Magazine

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Cover Magazine
Studio album by Giant Sand
Released 2001
Label Thrill Jockey Records (US)
Fire Records (UK) (2011 UK release)
Producer Craig Schumacher
Howe Gelb
Giant Sand chronology
(2001)Unsungglum 2001
Cover Magazine
Infiltration of Dreams
(2002)Infiltration of Dreams2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media 7.3/10.0[2]

Cover Magazine is an album released by the American band Giant Sand on Thrill Jockey Records in 2001. The title references that 11 of the songs are cover versions.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "El Paso / Out on the Weekend" (Marty Robbins, Neil Young)
  2. "Johnny Hit and Run Pauline" (Exene Cervenka, John Doe)
  3. "Iron Man" (Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Bill Ward)
  4. "Human / Lovely Head" (Goldfrapp, Will Gregory, Locke, Norfolk)
  5. "The Beat Goes On" (Sonny Bono)
  6. "Plants and Rags" (Rob Ellis, PJ Harvey)
  7. "Wayfaring Stranger / Fly Me to the Moon" (Ives, Bart Howard)
  8. "Red Right Hand" (Nick Cave)
  9. "King of the Road" (Roger Miller)
  10. "I'm Leaving Now" (Johnny Cash)
  11. "Blue Marble Girl" (Howe Gelb)
  12. "The Inner Flame" (Rainer Ptacek)
  13. "The Beat Goes On" (Sonny Bono)
  14. "Summertime" (George Gershwin) (bonus track on 25th Anniversary Edition)
  15. "The Pilgrim (Chapter 33)" (Kris Kristofferson) (bonus track on 25th Anniversary Edition)


  • Neko Case - Background vocals
  • John Convertino - Percussion, Drums
  • Jim Fairchild - Guitar, Bottle
  • Michael Grimes - Upright Bass
  • PJ Harvey - Vocals
  • Kelly Hogan - Background vocals
  • Howe Gelb - Bass, Guitar, Piano, Harp, Sound Effects, Vocals
  • Nick Luca - Guitar
  • Jacob Valenzuela - Trumpet
  • Noah Thomas - Trumpet
  • Matt Ward - Piano, Vocals


  1. ^ Fennessy, Kathleen C. "Cover Magazine - Giant Sand". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 10 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Dahlen, Chris (14 March 2002). "Giant Sand: Cover Magazine". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 10 January 2015.