Lucero- Megapost (5 Albums)

Posted: March 17, 2010 in Uncategorized
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Memphis has given music lovers such a generous plethora of talent and history throughout the past century. In a town most famous for its Soul/R&B mecca and Graceland, a little band by the name of Lucero began to present a humble offering of gritty Americana/Rock n Roll to the city’s legacy in 1998. With their chops being cut in the punk rock roots and their enviroment being everything Southern, their first s/t album was released in 2001 by Madjack Records. It has been an awesome ride being a Lucero fan since falling in love with that album. I can honestly say that Lucero is the first band that made me feel just fine diggin’ on anything that could be tagged with a “country” label. I credit them with opening my mind to a genre of music that has played a huge part of my life for nearly a decade now.

Ben Nichols and company have been extremely prolific in the years since their debut. They released their sixth studio album last year entitled 1372 Overton Park.  Having absolutely been crazy about every album they have released in between , as well as having the pleasure of seeing their now notoriously passionate live show 6 times, I can honestly say that Lucero is the epitome of a band that is constantly evolving without losing touch of where they came from. From the rather straightforward alt country sounds of their debut to the prevalent Stones/Faces influence of their most recent set of songs, Lucero constantly infuses something new into their vintage sound.

Here are 4 of their albums ; Tennessee (2002), That Much Further West (2003), Rebels , Rogues, and Sworn Brothers (2006), and 1372 Overton Park (2009)  as well as a collection of demos from their s/t debut entitled The Coldwater Sessions which they recorded with the late, great Jim Dickinson of Muscle Shoals fame. Enjoy!

                         Tennessee (2002)

              That Much Further West (2003)

    Rebels, Rogues, and Sworn Brothers (2006)

                 1372 Overton Park (2009)

The Coldwater Sessions w/Jim Dickinson (2000-2001)

Comments
  1. alex_supertramp says:

    hellyeah! — nice write-up, and couldn’t agree more ..Lucero kicks ASS! i’ve been a fan for years now and while i can only claim a single live experience it was an amazing one and fully won me over…thanks for spreading the good word, everyone do yourself a favor and support these guys, check em out live, they WILL NOT disappoint ….

  2. chriscretin says:

    Easily one of my favorite bands!

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