(Editor’s note: Hey I’m back from Mexico. Did you miss me? My inbox is full with invitations and comeons to countless day/evening parties down in Austin for SXSW. So today’s post will continue to honor that fine music city with new music from favorite (adopted?) son Bob Schneider. Pictures from Mexico after the jump.)
Like Frank Orrall in Chicago, David Byrne in NYC or Prince In Detroit; Bob Schneider used to be the king of Austin. His band Ugly Americans were once the toast of the town and any band or solo project he was affiliated with was sure to be a popular success (but usually a flop with the critics).
His new record is a complete DIY affair that may confound his mass appeal but improve his stead with the critics. From what I’ve heard it’s a hodge-podge of styles incorporating numerous instruments, a range of styles and some studio gimmickery. The title song however is just Bob and guitar doing a droning blues.
Mexico vacation pictures: