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The backup musicians and singers on this album are the best around...musicians always fight for a chance to play with the best...and to be invited to play on an Escovedo album is a great honor.
His style may be surprising for a man who grew up in South Texas and is old enough to draw social security payments...Escovedo's music has a muscular, almost "punk" sound rooted in the 1960's and 1970's that has echoes of Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Graham Parker and Tom Petty...but Escovedo adds his own distinct flavor to every song.
I'm often struck by the fact that most older song writers seem to write the same songs they wrote when they were kids...they never acknowledge their age. Escovedo is the exception: he sings to the woman he loves "all I want is to fall apart with you"...a love song for the AARP generation. Escovedo may be "falling apart" but his songwriting is better than ever.
Over the past week, I've listened to this album four or five times...it is an album that will go into my small list of albums that I will be listening to for years to come.
At the $5 sale price for the mp3 album, "Street Songs" is one of the greatest bargains in music today.
GENRES: Rock, Mellow Rock.
BUY IF YOU LIKE: The artists listed above.
MUST HEAR TRACKS: "Undesired," "Down In The Bowery," "Street Songs," "After The Meteor Showers," "Fall Apart With You," "Shelling Rain."
Highlights on this set are:
This Bed Is Getting Crowded
A great triple play to start of the CD.
The Funky title track.
The duet with Ian Hunter "Down in the Bowery"
The rocking of a "Tender Heart"
The melancholy "After The Meteor Showers"
"Tula" sounds like early Santana.
The mid-tempoed "Undesired".
"Fall Apart With You" - "She cries when she here's Johnny Cash".
"Faith" great song done with Bruce Springsteen on vocals with Alejandro. "Ya gotta have faith!"
"Fort Worth Blue" an instrumental for his late friend and writing partner in the early 90's Stephen Bruton.
P.S. Another great production by Tony Visconti and the great backing band "The Sensitive Boys": David Pulkingham guitar and Keys, Bobby Daniel Bass and Hector Munoz Drums. One of the top 5 CD's so far in 2010.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just discovered Alejandro from XM radio Outlaw Country. The first track "Anchor" is my favorite. Check it out I do not think you will be disappointed.Published on January 28, 2014 by Punchdog
I bought this cd after just seeing Alejandro in concert in Kentucky. It doesn't disappoint and I would recommend it.Published on November 27, 2012 by gittes1974
Excellent CD - I love A.E. and all the great music he's created over the years. This vendor was spot on perfect in delivering the Street Songs of Love CD to my door. Many thanks!Published on June 13, 2012 by Matty Longhorn
I saw this artist performing on tv a few years ago- Austin City Limits or something like that. I LOVED what he was doing. So, I picked up this cd hoping it would be the same sound. Read morePublished on May 17, 2011 by Marcia
This guy has been rocking for years in obscurity....just goes to show what record execs and radio meatheads have been missing. Read morePublished on May 9, 2011 by B. Sands
I bought this and listened to it some, but it just didn't grab me. I felt like it got a lot of hype but did not live up to its billing. Springsteen lite at best.Published on March 29, 2011 by Kindle Customer
I got turned onto his music his last album and heard a song or two of this album and decided to give it a shot. This was a great purchase. Read morePublished on October 26, 2010 by Dean K