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Lost In The Land Of Texico
Genres: Alternative Rock, Blues, Folk, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
This slice of Texi-Mexi-Cajun-Rockin' Rhythm & Blues, inspired by Tom Faulkner's true-life experiences, continues to grow word-of-mouth as fans the world over rejoice in one of the finest adult pop albums of the last few y... more »
This slice of Texi-Mexi-Cajun-Rockin' Rhythm & Blues, inspired by Tom Faulkner's true-life experiences, continues to grow word-of-mouth as fans the world over rejoice in one of the finest adult pop albums of the last few years. Daily unsolicited radio airplay continues coast-to-coast as well as all over Europe; a testament to the timelessness of this masterpiece.
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Outstanding, Genre-Bending & Crafted With Upmost Care!
Casey Stewart | San Joaquin Delta | 02/17/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Several years in the making, Lost In The Land Of Texico is one of those rare, special works of musical art you immediately wish to share with your closest friends. And taking the time to write this review, and bestowing a rare 5 star rating, I'm looking to share the musical genius that is Tom Faulkner's first crackerjack release with as many music lovers as possible.So what does it sound like? It sounds like friendly little cantinas and Bayou-By-The-Bay dance halls and smokey Texas roadhouse venues. You'll hear traces of Bonnie Raitt's slide guitar, The Meter's complex New Orleans rhythms and bits of both Tejano and Cajun accordian playing, that somehow only adds to the whole simmering stew of Southwestern Alt-Rock.Faulkner's got one of those deep, drowsy, likeable voices that go so well with songs like the Randy Newman inflected "River On The Rise", the title cut and "Highway Man". It helps to know he's not only done the musical arrangements, and played just about all the guitar bits but written every song as well. If you like the poly-rthymic, all-star musicianship found with top notch groups such as Los Lobos and Little Feat, you will indeed embrace LITLOT, as well. Production values are of the highest caliber with crystal clear recording that is awesome.Standouts include "Do Bea's Dance", a truly infectious Cajun rocker about a little old gal who loves to dance and won't take no for an answer, the meltingly tender Cantinaesque beauty of "Angelina" or the pull-out-all-the-stops boogie of "Get Out Of Texas."Faulkner's own recording studio, and the years spend conceiving and developing Texico, with precious few industry demands or trade-offs have paid off in spades. Texico is a genuine American artifact, paying homage to a blending of Mexican, New Mexican, Texan and Louisianna influences. American Southwest soul music seasoned with slide, steel, acoustic and electric guitars, a few splashes of funky squeeze box, and clever drums and bass bottom, this one both rocks mightily and cooks aplenty!Be on the lookout for Faulkner's sophomore release, "Raise The Roof," although Texico certainly makes it a hard act to follow. Mais yeah!"
Live show fan who loves the CD
Casey Stewart | 01/23/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If Bonnie Raitt and Tony Joe White had a love child who was adopted by Little Feat, his name would be Tom Faulkner. Faulkner combines influences from Texas, Louisiana bayous, and Mexico to produce a music with vivid lyric images and melodies that are sometimes sweet and sometimes rockin'. Having seen this act live, I'm higher on this CD than the other review shown here. If you like Texas roadhouse music (ala Joe Ely), with a strong blues presence, you'll love this music."
If One Could Only Award 6 Stars.......
Jay P. Francis | Houston, Texas United States | 07/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You just can't believe how perfect this album is. Have a listen to the samples, sure, but to really get a feel for the superlative recording quality and craftmanship of each and every song....you gotta own the album."