February 22, 2009

Jenny lights her cigarette, wonders how she got in this mess


The NYC Taper recently posted a live Lucero show from Terminal 5, and tonight it sounds exceedingly good to me. Their writer who attended the Lucero show had never heard them before that night but was impressed. He says, “Led by Ben Nichols, Memphis-based Lucero seem to be cut from a different part of the same whiskey-soaked cloth as Drive-By Truckers and the Replacements that Bruce Springsteen had used to wipe his brow. They present a rollicking good time that would make seeing them in some boozy little southern fried bar a mind-blowing event.” (perhaps this will be my blessed fate at SXSW?)

There’s an urgency and driving-fast beauty to this song that has resonated with me since I first heard it in 2006, off their album Rebels, Rogues and Sworn Brothers. I still love the gritty rock-guitar riffs, the desperation in Ben Nichols’ voice paired with a thumping drumbeat that wildly echoes your own on that first date.

…Don’t look back don’t hesitate
Car’s outside and we can’t wait
Sunday morning is coming down

I can take you away from this
You got your life, he’s got his
Just set ‘em up, and knock ‘em down…

I Can Get Us Out Of Here (live in NYC) – Lucero

Get the full show here.

[image credit Brooklyn Vegan]

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  • I picked up Ben’s solo mini-album while in Tucson last weekend. Excellent, but a tease at only seven songs.

    Your post just triggered my memory of a Lucero show I taped at Jack Quinn’s way back in 9/2003. Hopefully the DAT is still stashed in a box somewhere…it would be a shame to lose!

    Lance — February 23, 2009 @ 12:02 am

  • ah, i forgot how much I love that song! I don’t know the last time I didn’t throw a lucero song on a mix…

    Christine — February 23, 2009 @ 7:50 pm

  • Discovered Lucero only a year ago – and have just finally picked up the entire catalog of CD’s and DVD directly from their website. What a great, talented and hard-working bunch of guys. Highly recommend to anyone with a soul for rock-n-roll.

    Ryebender — June 17, 2009 @ 3:43 pm

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