View Full Version : Calexico appreciation post

08-15-2003, 07:38 PM
Yes bitches, time to appreciate Convertino and Burns. Calexico has made some stunning music over the years, with The black light and feast of wire as the highlights. But Spoke and Hot rail are quite excellent as well.

Gotta love those laidback instrumentals, biting trumpet solos and powerfull sung tracks.

I should check out the live disc and other stuff as well.

08-15-2003, 08:30 PM
nah. appreciate queen instead

08-15-2003, 08:48 PM
Hmm. I never liked Calexico.

James is Cool
08-15-2003, 08:59 PM
I appreciate them.

08-15-2003, 11:15 PM
They're great live too - a really good show. For one of the encores the support act girl came on with them and they played one of her rock songs, which was different

08-15-2003, 11:16 PM
Oh plus I still think I like Hot Rail the best

08-16-2003, 12:23 AM
<font color=33FFFF> their newest record is super duper!</font>

08-16-2003, 01:11 AM
I was turned off by them at first because they seemed kinda wanky, but then Lee sent me "Black Heart" and then gave me copies of <i>Feast Of Wire</i> and <i>Hot Rail</i> and I really enjoyed them.

sawdust restaurants
08-16-2003, 02:09 AM
Yeah, Feast of Wire is great.

If you guys like Calexico, you should check out Jenny Toomey's record from last year, Tempting. Franklin Bruno wrote all the songs and Calexico is basically her backing band, and even though there's a pretty good variety in the territory they cover, most of them wind up sounding like (a very good) Calexico.

08-16-2003, 02:15 AM
Originally posted by strange_one
<font color=33FFFF> their newest record is super duper!</font>

08-16-2003, 02:53 AM
"Black Heart" is just such a good song.

08-16-2003, 06:17 AM
i'm now listening to the ride pt II from the scraping live cd. Fucking awesome.

matt reeder
08-16-2003, 01:44 PM
I saw them opening for Spoon...they were really good, very entertaining, though not the kind of thing I'd listen to on a regular basis.