I think it’s fair to say that the influence of Alejandro Escovedo on American music, and especially the Alt. Country scene of the ‘90s has been severely underrated. Every time Uncle Tupelo get a mention, he should be the next name to enthusiastically tumble out of people’s mouths. Anyway, this guy’s got a new album out, it’s called The Crossing and features guest performances from MC5’s Wayne Kramer, Peter Perrett and John Perry from UK new wavers The Only Ones and Tex-Mex rock ‘n’ roller Joe Ely. LP and CD on Yep Roc.