This song was recommended by Stephen King in the column he used to write for Entertainment Weekly magazine. I am very glad that I read this recommendation and then had the brains to follow up on it.
At least for right now, "Castanets" is my new favorite song. Great beat (which you would expect with a song named after a percussion instrument), sexy lyrics. Alejandro Escovedo has a smooth, silken voice with a rough, raspy edge that is very easy to listen to.
I don't know how many times I've listened to this song so far(LOTS)but I haven't gotten tired of it yet. Oh, Escovedo wrote the lyrics, too, and I love the line "She turns me on like a pickup truck".