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Friday, 8 February 2019
Some Early Calexico
I was a fan of the early work of Tuscon desert noir band Calexico, a band not afraid to throw a bit of mariachi and conjunto into the mix.
They were founded and are fronted by Joey Burns and Jon Convertino the erstwhile rhythm section of Giant Sand.
I followed them fairly faithfully until their brilliant 5th album from 2003 Feast of Wire and then we gradually drifted apart.
I was pretty disappointed when I saw them live at the Glasgow Academy which may have contributed to the parting of the ways although it wasn't really a conscious decision. I just moved on to other things.
For your listening pleasure today I have gone for the title tracks from their second album The Black Light (1998) and their third album Hot Rail (2000)
Calexico - The Black Light
Calexico - Hot Rail