2021 SONG DRAFT- ROUND 9 PICK 11- CINCINNATI BABYHEAD SELECTS- ‘CRYSTAL FRONTIER’- CALEXICO

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2021 Song Draft- Round 9 Pick 11- Cincinnati Babyhead selects- ‘Crystal Frontier’- Calexico.

The organ holds the note for a few beats and then the song takes off and you can’t help getting swept up in it. What a sound, what a song. These guys are pulling a bunch of styles and making Calexico music. Like a mini soundtrack. Epic sound. Rockin, country, Mexican beat. The horns are fantastic with a great groove carrying the tune. The lyrics create all sorts of images. Like a Sam Peckinpah/Sergio Leone movie. You can feel the heat and the country. A story song that cooks in the Mexican sun.

Calexico are Joey Burns and John Convertino. They came to my notice in Giant Sand, then formed Calexico to make this fantastic music. CB loves it when he hears new sounds that catch his ear. That’s what happened with this song. What a great piece of music. If you’ve never heard them you’re in for a treat, if you have heard them dig it again. This a hit the repeat button song. Videos are hit and miss with me. The one below is a hit.

“He finds a ravens head and a rattlers tail”

“Searches for her lost child on the river of tears, on the river of tears”.

20 responses to “2021 SONG DRAFT- ROUND 9 PICK 11- CINCINNATI BABYHEAD SELECTS- ‘CRYSTAL FRONTIER’- CALEXICO

  1. Great song CB. Wasn’t familiar with Calexico, but love how they combine rock and Americana with traditional Mexican music. The exuberant horns and colorful guitars, along with Joey Burns’ great vocals, create such a visceral sense of tension and heat.

    • Glad you liked it. Very thoughtful comment. These guys are good and the real thing. I think you’d like what you’d find. I just love this song. Burn’s is the narrator in the song (story). I always like that idea.

    • If you dont know Neko Case give her a whirl Backlisted’ or “Fox Confessor Brings The Flood’. I know you like the female artists and shes good. Cant go wrong. Not that you dont have enough music to listen to. The Calexico guys help her out along with a few other really good folk.

  2. Very cool CB. I’ve never heard this one. It sounds as authentic as you can get. The rhythm is really cool and it’s what hooked me.

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