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The Pawn Shop Years

  • 1. End, The
    2. Falling Down Again
    3. Black Shiny Beast
    4. Edith
    5. Queen Anne
    6. Say Goodnight
    7. Big Shoe Head
    8. John Conquest, You've Got Enough Dandruff on Your Collar to Bread a V
    9. Wandering Eye
    10. Loose
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 10361

  • Credits
    EngineerPaul Stautinger

    Buick MacKane: Alejandro Escovedo (vocals, guitar); Joe Eddy Hines (guitar); David Fairchild (bass, vocals); Glenn Benavides (drums).
    Additional personnel: Walter Daniels (harmonica).
    Producers: Tim Kerr, Jay Hudson, Buick MacKane.
    Personnel: Alejandro Escovedo (vocals, guitar); David Fairchild (vocals); Joe Eddy Hines (guitar); Walter Daniels (harmonica); Glenn Benavides (drums).
    Audio Mixers: Buick MacKane; Jay Hudson; Tim Kerr.
    Recording information: Hit Shack; Sweat Box.
    Photographers: Lisa Rinzler; Sonya Kolowrat.
    Under the guise of Buick MacKane (the name drawn from a T. Rex song), Alejandro Escovedo and co-conspirators Joe Eddy Hines, Glenn Benavides, and David Fairchild kick out the jams on a set of primal rock that finds Austin roots music infected with spores of Motor City Madness via the New York Dolls and Mott the Hoople. In this setting, Escovedo's limited but wizened vocal range only adds to the music's primitive, hypnotic, pummeling effect. It imparts a knowing vibe that the group is pounding out big, noisy rock because it passionately chooses to, not because it can do nothing else. A part-time project recorded over three years by musicians who passionately care about the fact that they're having a great time in the process, The Pawn Shop Years comes, conquers, and destroys with far more devastating effect than many a self-important hard rock band purporting to do this for a living. ~ Roch Parisien

  • Critic Reviews
    Rolling Stone (3/20/97, p.84) - "...Escovedo has finally bottled the band's uproarious liquor-and-fuzz-box attack..."
    Entertainment Weekly (3/21/97, p.73) - "...This set of feedback-drenched roots-raunch [of] a wild joyride down Route 66 that offers enough high-octane thrills to jump-start the engine of any jaded rock fan."
    - Rating: A-
    Q (4/97, p.118) - 3 Stars (out of 5) - "...guitarists [Alejandro] Escovedo and Joe Eddy Hines [come] on like and Austin version of The Replacements....proves again that Escovedo has the ambition to match his talent."
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