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Escovedo, Alejandro With Don Antonio / Crossing , The
Album:Crossing , The Collection:General
Artist:Escovedo, Alejandro With Don Antonio Added:01/2019
Label:Yep Roc Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2019-01-15 Pull Date:2019-03-19 
Week Ending:17 Mar3 Mar3 Feb20 Jan
Airplays:1121

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1.Sat, 10 Aug:Mr. Bones
Hanging in the Bone Yard
4.Sat, 02 Feb:Mr. Bones
Hanging in the Bone Yard
2.Fri, 15 Mar:Old Fart
Old Fart At Play
5.Fri, 01 Feb:Jon Cousins
Totally A
3.Sat, 02 Mar:Eme O
Music Casserole
6.Wed, 30 Jan:Mr. Bones
Hanging in the Bone Yard

Album Review
Mr. Bones
Reviewed 2019-01-15 
The Crossing - Alejandro Escovedo (2018)

Leave it to Mexican-American AE to craft a timely commentary on immigration today while keeping to his powerful punk-ish sound. It documents the trials of two young immigrants (Salvo & Diego) to the USA. As usual his hard rocking cello sets the pace for many songs along with splendid support from the Prague Symphony Orchestra.

FCC: #12 fuck

*1 Andare - powerful, eery rocker with soaring orchestration (0:53)
*2 Footsteps in the Shadows - heartbreaking tale of crossing the Rio Grande (4:49)
*3 Texas is my mother - downtempo story of emigration to Texas (3:01)
4 Teenage luggage - story of being picked up by a vigilante with AE's powerful cello (3:24)
*5 Something blue - lovely mid-tempo with nice orchestration (4:10)
*6 Outlaw for you - fun punk rocker ala the Ramones (3:26)
7 Amor Puro – (Pure Love) smoky, latin blues instrumental (2:37)l
*8 Waiting for Me - mid-tempo blues, writing a love letter to someone back home (3:16)
9 How Many Times - mid-tempo rocker about being a stranger in a strange land (4:28)
*10 Cherry Blossom Rain - slow, sad ballad with nice vocals (3:36)
11 Sonica USA - heavy rocker featuring Wayne Kramer (MC5) on guitar (2:20)
12 Rio Navidad - eery, spoken word with Diego confronting a racist Texas Ranger (3:45) - FCC
13 Silver City - slow ballad with Joe Ely helping on vocals (5:56)
14 Fury & Fire - heavy rocker about taking one's dad away (2:13)
15 Flying - slow, jazzy with Spanish and English lyrics (3:07)
16 MC Overload - heavy rocker with distorted vocals & sirens (3:04)
17 The Crossing - slow jazzy number about the death of Salvo with nice cello (5:22)

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Track Listing
1.Andare 9.How Many Times
2.Footsteps In The Shadows 10.Cherry Blossom Rain
3.Texas Is My Mother 11.Sonica Usa
4.Teenage Luggage 12.Rio Navidad [Explicit]
5.Something Blue 13.Silver City
6.Outlaw For You 14.Fury And Fire
7.Amor Puro 15.Flying
8.Waiting For Me 16.Mc Overload
 17.The Crossing