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Ray Wylie Hubbard has been both blessed and cursed by the same song. That is that if people outside of his cult following have heard of him at all, its because of Jerry Jeff Walker’s famous rendition of Hubbard’s Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mother. He’s been blessed because that bought him a name recognition thousands of dollars in advertising couldn’t. Its been a curse because many people are unaware that he’s done anything else worthwhile. I’ve been a sometimey fan of Hubbard over the years and bought Loco Gringo’s Lament on cassette back when it was issued. As cassettes often do, mine wore out so I waited for years until it was finally reissued on CD. The songs here are fairly strong overall, mostly in the peculiarly Texas style of country rock. But one song stands out as one of the best Hubbard has written and that is the dark, murderous Dust of the Chase. Its arresting lyrics and ominous guitar work combine to make it one chilling song and that by itself is enough to give the CD a five-star rating. If you are a fan of Texas music, then Loco Gringo’s Lament is one of the essentials. Now that it is once again available, there’s no good reason not to add it to your collection. Check it out!
Loco Gringo’s Lament Review
I like Ray’s later work a ton. This is a bit older, and stylistically a little different, by contrast. But it has some great classics, on it, that he continues to play today. Love the work! -Read Reviews-
The Messenger is songwriting perfection.