Full of effortless pop smarts and early rock n roll style, casting his creative powers in a whole new light and elevating his craft. Think Buddy Holly in Nashville duds.
A Man Under the Influence is Alejandro's wonderous exploration of the emotional terrain of love and loss and redemption. It is at once both ghostly and literary.
Just when you learned to make for the exit when the bar owner says there's no more beer for the band, TMP lets it rip—ELECTRIC. Plus, it's got covers of Loretta Lyn AND Foreigner!
The All-star cast consign songs of murder, mob law, and cruel, cruel punishment to the realm of myth, memory and history. Eighteen songs that are as old as the hills (though some were written last week) about America’s grim fascination with the savage cycle of crime and vengeance.
A-Side is a thundering bluegrass stampede (it's also an XTC cover), and the B-Side is a smooth blending of all things good and pure in music set against an off-kilter lyrical sensibility.
For years around Chicago, Nora has been an in-demand hired assassin of singing to the hit-making hoi polloi, but here she scootches over just a little bit to center stage where she belongs.