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Calexico / Convict Pool
Album:Convict Pool Collection:General
Artist:Calexico Added:Apr 2004
Label:Quarterstick Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-05-03 Pull Date:2004-07-05 
Week Ending:Jul 4Jun 27Jun 20Jun 13Jun 6May 30May 23May 16

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 30, 2013:Music Casserole
Alone Again or
4.Jun 02, 2006:The Top Shelf (with my buddy marco!)
Alone Again or
2.Jan 18, 2007:Fiction Romance
Convict Pool
5.May 24, 2006:the evil twins
3.Oct 02, 2006:Border of Sanity
6.Feb 28, 2006:The Sad Men's Club
Alone Again or

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-04-19 
Mostly acoustic, very-recognizably-Calexico mariachi rock -- horns, accordion, and smoky vocals. Highly varied. All songs are excellent. Three covers and three new/recent originals. Includes an English-language cover (previously released on the Japanese version of Feast of Wire) of a beautiful French song by chanteuse Françoiz Breut, who they've toured with. Joey Burns sang on her 2001 LP (btw, her new LP came out in March). Start with 1, 3, 5.

=> 1. Long, quiet beginning leading up to a surprisingly faithful version of a song from Love's 1967 Forever Changes LP. Wait. Did Love cover Calexico? Previously released on German CD.
2. Starts with spoken words 'Convict pool.' Quiet, downtempo, guitar, voice, & acoustic-percussion ballad leading to thunderous, angst-filled anthem.
=> 3. Hyper-romantic, soft ballad, Calexico style. A beautiful cover of a beautiful, us-against-the-world sort of song.
4. Starts with spoken word 'Corona.' Happy, bouncy, mariachi country. Lots of horns and accordion. Pass the guacamole and can I have another Corona? Festive, quick ending.
=> 5. Down-tempo, mariachi-cabaret instrumental. Starts with solo accordion, then gets a bit noisy and weird.
6. Dark, salsa rhythm. Upbeat pace but romantic, death-oriented lyrics.

Track Listing
1.Alone Again or 4.Corona
2.Convict Pool 5.Praskovia
3.Si Tu Disais 6.Sirena