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https://www.austinchronicle.com/music/2009-03-20/756141/

SXSW Records

Friday

Reviewed by Greg Beets, March 20, 2009, Music

The Krayolas

Long Leaf Pine (No Smack Gum) (Box)

Beginning with cover art borrowed from the Rolling Stones, San Antonio's Krayolas keep serving a savory stew of regional pop styles on their second album since reforming. Tagged as the "Tex-Mex Beatles" during their initial 1977-1988 run, the Krayolas moved beyond that descriptor with 2008's La Conquistadora. Similarly, Long Leaf Pine approximates a cruise through the Alamo City in the days when Top 40 radio hopped genres without missing a beat. "Corrido Twelve Heads in a Bag" plants Dylan in the middle of Mexico's drug war, which gives way to the West Side Horns colliding with a Billy Gibbons riff on "So Happy." The pop punch of "A-Frame" goes ballistic on Louie Bustos' sax solo, while Augie Meyers' Vox organ turns up on his own Sir Douglas Quintet obscurity, "I Wanna Fall in Love Again," into a groovy country shuffle. Like their Texas dance-hall forbears, the Krayolas bring a little something for everyone. (Fri., Habana Bar, 9pm.)

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The Austin Chronicle

https://www.austinchronicle.com/music/2009-03-20/756141/

SXSW Records

Friday

Reviewed by Greg Beets, March 20, 2009, Music

The Krayolas

Long Leaf Pine (No Smack Gum) (Box)

Beginning with cover art borrowed from the Rolling Stones, San Antonio's Krayolas keep serving a savory stew of regional pop styles on their second album since reforming. Tagged as the "Tex-Mex Beatles" during their initial 1977-1988 run, the Krayolas moved beyond that descriptor with 2008's La Conquistadora. Similarly, Long Leaf Pine approximates a cruise through the Alamo City in the days when Top 40 radio hopped genres without missing a beat. "Corrido Twelve Heads in a Bag" plants Dylan in the middle of Mexico's drug war, which gives way to the West Side Horns colliding with a Billy Gibbons riff on "So Happy." The pop punch of "A-Frame" goes ballistic on Louie Bustos' sax solo, while Augie Meyers' Vox organ turns up on his own Sir Douglas Quintet obscurity, "I Wanna Fall in Love Again," into a groovy country shuffle. Like their Texas dance-hall forbears, the Krayolas bring a little something for everyone. (Fri., Habana Bar, 9pm.)

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