Veteran roots rock dude Alejandro Escovedo has another release - this one is "Big Station" and it's on Concord Records. Escovedo has clearly got the cred - he's been around since the punk rock days - was a member of cowpunk legends Rank & File - and has been a solo dude forever. This one, however is a clunker. The songs are totally generic, and not that good to begin with - I'm glad I didn't go to his recent show at Santa Barbara. Opener Jesse Malin is always great but I would've skedaddled after a few songs by the E-Man. Escovedo's albums are always full of solid songs with a few great ones - not this time.
Rock 'n' Roll Call: Alejandro Escovedo - Big Station
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Bill Locey reviews music for the Ventura County Star, when he isn't reenacting the history of this great nation or teaching it to incarcerated youth.
He is the tall guy lurking in the back of all the local rock shows.
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