‘The Crossing‘ is the new album from Alejandro Escovedo, it’s out on the 14th of September. It’s got a general theme of migrants, but this particular tune is just a bit of fun, about this guy who, Escovedo says, “wants to impress this girl and he loves this girl and he’s telling her that her record collection matters. If it’s not the right record collection, then no amount of beauty will overcome the fact that she’s listening to the wrong records. He says at one point, “I love The Stooges and I hate U2, but I wanna be an Outlaw For You.” So he’s in love with this kind of wild rock ‘n’ roll, not this commercial rock ‘n’ roll. He’s in love with the rock ‘n’ roll that’s found in the streets and small clubs and bars and dungeons and basements and backyards. He wants nothing to do with the corporate world“. Or, as someone else once said “we’re in love with rock and roll – and we’ll be out all night“. Hit it! Then hit it again!
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Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?