Booka & the Flaming Geckos
Reviewed by Margaret Moser, Fri., Aug. 14, 2009
Booka & the Flaming GeckosBaghdad Texas (Loudhouse Records)
A deposed Middle East dictator's plane crashes on the Mexican border, but he escapes to Texas. So goes the one-line synopsis of the indie film Baghdad Texas, which delivers pure Tex-Mex-Eastern delight. Booka Michel wrote and arranged the soundtrack of mainly atmospheric instrumentals ("Carmen's Dance"), with a few vocals for panache ("Pistol Packin' Papa").