Lucero - Here at the Starlite
Lucero's Tennessee (2002) remains one of my all-time favourite albums. Lucero slings some loud, rough southern-rock-country-punk. This is a band that has a rabid cult following, but it’s one that I can’t understand hasn’t made more of an impact; at least in the alt-rock world.
The first time I heard Ben Nichols razor-gargled voice it sounded incredibly familiar to me. I thought he sounded like someone else I knew. But seven years after discovering them, I still haven’t figured out who he sounds like. So I guess he just sounds like him.
This song is epic. Seven-plus minutes with some especially brilliant guitar kicking in after the six minute mark.