1372 Overton Park
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If you are new to this band, and you find yourself asking, "I wish I could find other bands that meet the high standards of Drive-By Truckers, The Bottle Rockets, or Ryan Bingham." Or if you are one of the many that thought great music has not been written in decades, please do yourself a favor and buy this album. You will love it, you will become a huge fan and buy all of their other albums, and you will ask yourself, "Why have I not heard of Lucero before."
There is no reason to talk about the tracks on this album or any Lucero album. Ben Nichols writes about booze, lost love, and the South. Once again, if you have come this far, and you like what you hearing, you will be eternally happy that you spent $10 on this album. You will be eternally happy that you spent $50 on their entire catalogue. You will just be happy.
Then I heard the demos and I still wasn't too thrilled, but it wasn't as bad as I had imagined it might be.
Then I got the full CD and it all made sense. The songs wouldn't be the same without the horns or the organ. It might take a little while for some longtime Lucero fans to get used to, but I think it's a pretty good change of direction for the band.
For those worried about how they might sound now that they're on a major label, the good news is that they're pretty much the same Lucero that they've always been. Their sound has matured, but that's nothing new, really. Each album since "That Much Further West" has contained within some musical maturation, so the addition of horn arrangements is just the next step in the Memphis rock/soul direction.
Many of the songs are similar lyrically to other Lucero songs, but that's not really a bad thing if you're a fan of Ben Nichols' lyrics (or comics).
The top songs on the album (in my view) are: Smoke, What Are You Willing to Lose, The Devil and Maggie Chascarillo, Sixes and Sevens, Johnny Davis and Halfway Wrong. The weakest songs are probably Darken My Door and Hey Darlin' Do You Gamble? Keep in mind that by "weak" I really just mean they're not as great as the other songs; they're still better than 90% of the crap that passes for music today.
Overall, I really dig this new CD by Lucero and I think it might be their best one since 2003 and that's not knocking Nobody's Darlings or Rebels, Rogues & Sworn Brothers, because both are awesome...1372 Overton Park is just better.
And if Lucero is going to be in your town this fall (and they probably will be), go see them. They put on an absolutely incredible show and anyone that has ever been knows what I'm talking about.
This band is the real deal.
Good guys/good music.
If you've not previously heard how horns would be a natural extension of their sound, you might have missed a key ingredient.
The horns integrate seamlessly.
For newbies, this band is simply a reliable punk/country/rock band that works the circuit relentlessly with killer shows.
They pour their hear & soul into their gigs.
Hit the boys up at the gigs & buy the new guys (the horns) some drinks - hopefully their live sound is only recently suffering because of having to fit three new musicians into the mix (moreso than label influence.)
Loose and fast, boys - loose and fast!
Hey Universal/Republic, ever hear of A&R?
It's Artists and Repertoire.
You signed 'em, now do right by 'em!
Develop 'em...(and not to simply "move units")
Ya'll don't have the guts to stick by an act - an antiquated idea, eh?
Lust for the dollars, die by the dollar.
Sturdy songwriting, over time, pays dividends.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I actually don't mind this album, but the pressing I have sounds like absolute garbage. I even per-ordered it through the bands website when it came out. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bryan Peters
Not as good as Women and Work, but still good, solid country punk.Published 7 months ago by Henry Evans
My first offering from this band was Women & Work, it is almost always loaded on at least two of my music devices. No exception here. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Bob Isbell
The music is excellent. Many great lyrics. The production values are high. Country rock with some blues at its best.Published 22 months ago by Wilder1
I purchased this record for my husband for Valentines Day. It has the song we danced to for our first dance at our wedding. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Sara A.
The band is very good and the music is very good, However the singer has NO range and his delivery of every song is the same. Read morePublished on December 3, 2013 by bongo