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.
Performance CreditsBuick MacKane Primary Artist
Alejandro Escovedo Guitar,Vocals
Glenn Benavides Drums
David Fairchild Bass,Vocals
Joe Eddy Hines Guitar
Walter Daniels Harmonica
Technical CreditsJay Hudson Producer
Tim Kerr Producer
Paul Stautinger Engineer
Buick MacKane Producer
Steven Jurgensmeyer Collage
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you are looking for a typical soulful Alejandro Escovedo CD this is not it. This is a CD that pays tribute to the formative rock&roll that we of a certain age will never shake from our souls. Buick MacKane is the best garage/bar band ever, feed back and wailing guitars reign lyrics are simple but cutting. Bless you boys!