Wednesday, 20 July 2011

WEDNESDAY CLUB - Calexico - 'Alone Again Or'


Calexico - 'Alone Again Or' (2004)

'You know that I could be in love with almost everyone' and I just love Calexico and especially this great live cover of the Love classic, Alone again or. Isn't it great when one of your favourite bands covers one of your favourite songs. When the trumpets come in, I go all weak at the knees and have to lie down.

I have also included the the Love version and the Calexico original version at the end. What a treat you are in for!

Joey Burns and John Convertino were backing musicians with Giant Sand and they started a side project, Calexico which took off and surpassed Giant Sands. I just love their music, it could be described as Mexicano Alt Country. It is one of the few groups that all my family love together, no arguments when Calexico is on. A good starting point would be their album 'Feast of Wire'.

Love - 'Alone Again Or'

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WEDNESDAY CLUB - Calexico - 'Alone Again Or'
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20 July 2011 at 06:38

The Flamenco break gets me everytime. Amazing song and an amazing band. I remember seeing them live in Bristol with Sfw and my sister and when they did this I think I probably cried.

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20 July 2011 at 07:29

Absolutely great. Calexico are a fabulous group. Meant to go that gig in Bristol a while back - wish I had now.

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sfw
20 July 2011 at 08:46

Great song... I agree about the Mariachi trumpets - they always put a smile on my face!

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Jon
20 July 2011 at 21:10

Have a distant memory of seeing Calexico performing a couple of tracks on Jools Holland a long while back and thinking they were great. Not heard anything of theirs in ages though. Good cover.

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