Monday, 26 November 2018

2018 Contenders: Borderline

I've been somewhat taken with the new Alejandro Escovedo record lately, a story song cycle about two immigrants trying to get into the USA over the Mexican border that stands tall against Trump's wall. Escovedo copes well with a wide range of styles: rock, country, Americana, punk, balladry... even the odd beat on a couple of tracks. He's helped out along the way by Tex-Mex songwriter Joe Ely, Peter Perrett from The Only Ones (which should go down well with at least a couple of people reading this blog) and Wayne Kramer from the MC5.

The Crossing is a record that works better as a whole than in separate chunks, and because of the variety on offer it's hard to pick one track that's representative of the whole, but the title track is definitely a great album closer...


  1. Never heard of this guy, I agree the track you shared is impressive.

  2. Very compelling. To my ears, it sounds rather like Aladdin Sane-era Bowie, I can just imagine it on there.

  3. I always root for Alejandro. One of those guys all of his peers in the music biz seem to adore.


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