By John Buckley/Tulip Frenzy/November 5, 2016
Rock’n’roll is a derivative art form that as a genre of popular music has lasted an unusually long time. The distance stretching back to when the Beatles hit our shores is longer than the period between World War I and “I Wanna Hold Your Hand.” Yeah, World War I.
So one factor that surely influences our appreciation of artists is which antecedent sensibilities inform their work… Read More
By Don Mcleese/No Depression/October 27, 2016
The first album in four years by the singular Texas artist, Burn Something Beautiful (out October 28 on Fantasy) combines a younger man’s passion for rock and roll redemption with an older man’s burden of mortality. It’s a challenging balance to sustain, but a fresh collaboration provides the spark, even as the artist reflects, “I’ve seen better days/I’ve got nothing left to say.”
Escovedo wrote all… Read More
Beginning today, Rolling Stone Country is hosting the exclusive album premiere of Burn Something Beautiful, the first new solo album in four years from revered singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo. Listen here: Alejandro Escovedo – ‘Burn Something Beautiful’
. In their accompanying Q&A, Rolling Stone declares, “Burn Something Beautiful evokes that often-dissonant spirit of Lou Reed (“Johnny Volume”) melded with Escovedo’s knack for a fiery, infectious punk refrain (“Horizontal”): timeless rather than trendy.”… Read More