Just thought I'd throw my two cents in about Alejandro Escovedo's new CD Real Animal: it's fantastic! As lyrically strong as much of his earlier recordings, this Tony Visconti-produced collection of songs harkens back to the more uptempo crunch of his work with True Believers and Rank & File, and it jangles too. After nearly losing Escovedo to Hepatitis C in 2003, it's a gift to have him back in such a strong, focused way, and few others have fused a string quartet together with a rock band as good as this man has done.
So, please, check him out here, if you're so inclined:
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