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Buick MacKane – The Pawn Shop Years (Rykodisc)
Anyone who knows Alejandro Escovedo’s previous bands, Rank and File, and the True Believers, will be aware that he’s not afraid to crank up the guitars and let rip, occasionally.

Although on his solo outings he can come across a little too polite, with Buick MacKane he is back to his Tex-Mex punk roots with a vengeance. Imagine a sun-crazed MC5 raised in the desert rather than the wet and windy motor city and you’ll have some idea where these honchos are coming from. If not seminal, definitely spunky.
LB (1997)