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Sunday, February 5, 2017



On my left:

Javier Escovedo - Kicked Out of Eden
In WAV - Scans are included

1 Downtown
2 It Ain't Easy
3 Beaujolais
4 Drivin' Around
5 Just Like All The Rest
6 This Side Of Nowhere
7 Bad And Good
8 Gypsy Son
9 Searchin' For You

Kicked Out of Eden is the second solo release by Javier Escovedo, founding member of The Zeros and The True Believers and a pioneer of the 70s West Coast punk movement.   The new album is pure pop inflected rock'n'roll that remains true to Javier's love of 60s garage and 70s punk and glam. The album was recorded in 2015 and features great backing by Brad Rice (Keith Urban Band), Hector Muñoz and Cornbread (Billy Joe Shaver). Kicked Out of Eden is a must for folks who love great songs delivered with passion and punch.

On my right : 

Alejandro Escovedo - Burn Something Beautiful
In FLAC -Scans are included

1 Horizontal  
2 Heartbeat Smile  
3 Sunday Morning Feeling  
4 Suit Of Lights  
5 Redemption Blues  
6 Shave The Cat  
7 Johnny Volume  
8 Beauty Of Your Smile  
9 I Don't Want To Play Guitar Anymore  
10 Beauty And The Buzz  
11 Luna De Miel  
12 Farewell To The Good Times  
13 Thought I'd Let You Know

Alejandro Escovedo is a former member of The Nuns, Rank & File and Buick McKane.Produced by Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5) Burn Something Beautiful is Alejandro's 12th solo studio album and most definitive album to date. The album was written, arranged and performed as a true collaboration with Peter and Scott in Portland, OR. The band is rounded out with guitarist Kurt Bloch (Fastbacks), Decembertists' drummer John Moen, Los Lobos' saxophonist Steve Berlin and singers Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney) and Kelly Hogan (Neko Case).

So, Javier or Alexandro? It's up to you to let us all know which ESCOVEDO is the winner of this battle!


Unknown said...

Like both - what about Mario Escovedo from The Dragons? Great musician too. Not sure if he ever did a solo album but his work with The Dragons was marvellous!

Unknown said...

I like both, however, what about Mario Escovedo from The Dragons? Not sure if he ever produced a solo album but his contribution to The Dragons was stunning. What a great band!

lmelis said...

Very hard to decide. Think will use a daisy. Javier, Alejandro, Javier, Alejandro...

Anonymous said...

Yes both are really great, anyway Alejandro has on his backs great albums.
Thks for these

RD said...

Art punk vs R'n'R punk! Both great thou.

yt said...

Javier was quite new to me! Thanks for the post as always!
Though sound production is no match for Alexandro, but smells bit of Johnny Thunder I always love B-movie B-R&R

DEE DEE said...

Javier for me! Thanks

limburg said...

I guess my fave is Javier when he plays Johnny Thundersy. But booth are great.

Do you need "City Lights" to make a second round on this beautiful sibbling's battle????


Great Post

lmelis said...

...and the daisy, after several listenings, decided Javier. Thanks for the battle!!

Anonymous said...

merci a RATBOY69 & limburg

bon weekend

kikeheart said...

Difficult to say! Both of them are awesome artists, but for me, Alejandro have something special.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Looking forward to listening to both releases!