[ ]      [ ]   [ ]
Alejandro Escovedo — Castanets
Album: A Man Under The Influence
Avg rating:
6.6

Your rating:
Total ratings: 383









Released: 2001
Length: 3:19
Plays (last 30 days): 1
She plays castanets, she works without a net
I like her better when she walks away
She said she was mine, she told me twice
I like her better when she walks away

Yeah, I like her better when she walks away
I like her better when she never stays
I like her better when she danced my way
I like her better when she walks away

I love the sun when it silouhettes
I like her better when she walks away
I love her hair fallin' across my face
I like her better when she walks away

She plays castanets, she works without a net
I like her better when she walks away
She turns me on like a pick up truck
I like her better when she walks away

I love the sun shinin' through her dress
I like her better when she walks away
I like her hair in a tangled mess
I like her better when she walks away

Yeah, I like her better when she walks away
I like her better when she never stays
I like her better when she danced my way
I like her better when she walks away
Comments (54)add comment
He's so good live in concert.
Going to see AE next weekend at Old Town School of Folk Music!  Great small venue.  Great Artist!
 
Rock'n song and I love the words 'I love her better when she walks away'.
hot tune  8 )
Rated an 8 by me, despite the fact that I only learned of it by finding out it was on GWB's playlist. If the artist can live with that (and he can, as per comments below), so can I. pxd
Image result for Girl Walking Away gif
 radiojunkie wrote:
And hey, it didn't register before, but every time I hear that guitar riff I'm expecting the Beatles' "Revolution"
 
First time hearing and thought same - maybe some unheard live version until it was different enough that i realised
More AE please.
c'mon Bill, play the whole album
you know you want to  {#Yes}
First time to catch or notice this one, but wow, yeah, it's pretty funny and cool, with a decidedly different kind of groove going on here...
Pretty excellent jam! Makes me want to form a garage band and play it. Yeah, it is that good. 
great rock tune!
 
As ugly as the album cover. 4 here.
this album is so good
i think it's his best
or at least the best i have heard
i'd rate the whole album a 9
if i had the option 
Reminds me a little of the Gourds.
That's a pretty hot kick ass tune. 
 
if you have a chance to see him live DON'T MISS IT!
Freebird Live in Jacksonville Florida... unfortunately named venue for a fabulous place of entertainment
 
RobK wrote:
I offer the following line of dialogue from the 1987 movie Broadcast News, as deliverd by Albert Brooks' character: <...blah, blah, blah> Sound familiar?
Yes it was a soliloquy delivered by Mary Katherine Gallagher. (Molly Shannon on SNL) :mrgreen:
Geecheeboy wrote:
Stop with the innane political comments.
Redundant phrase, but I agree.
GregX59 wrote:
Not to ruin this for anyone, but this is a song rumored to be in Dubya's Ipod. Maybe he's not as clueless as I thought. Nah, ignore that.....
Geecheeboy wrote:
God! He's not the devil. Stop with the innane political comments. It's about the music, please.
The story I heard goes like this: When Mr. Escovedo learned that this song was in fact in George's iPod the result was a three-year, self-imposed ban on performing the song at his shows. I hope that's true because it's a classic move. And as far as George being the devil, I offer the following line of dialogue from the 1987 movie Broadcast News, as deliverd by Albert Brooks' character: "What do you think the Devil is going to look like if he's around? Nobody is going to be taken in if he has a long, red, pointy tail. No. I'm semi-serious here. He will look attractive and he will be nice and helpful and he will get a job where he influences a great God-fearing nation and he will never do an evil thing ... he will just bit by little bit lower standards where they are important. Just coax along flash over substance ... " Sound familiar?
stinkycheese wrote:
how's Alejandro doing these days? would love to hear "Rhapsody" on RP.
I saw him in Oklahoma City in July. He's very healthy and happy and putting on GREAT shows. I strongly encourage everyone to see him live, even if it takes a road trip to do it. The CDs are great but you'll really be impressed by the concert. His band is great. Each of them makes a big contribution. I usually don't even notice drummers but Hector Munoz is freaking brilliant the way he supports Al's music! If you're willing to travel to OKC next spring, Al will be doing two nights at the Blue Door, one acoustic and one with the band. I can hardly wait.
stinkycheese wrote:
how's Alejandro doing these days?
According to his Wikipedia entry, he was declared free of HepC last year. He's formed a new band, The Alejandro Escovedo Quintet, with former True Believer stablemate Jon Dee Graham. One for the good guys.
horstman wrote:
W is too fng dumb to be the devil. But I bet the devil is in his cabinet! :ass:
This was my reaction also. Cheny might be THE devil though.......
Geecheeboy wrote:
God! He's not the devil. Stop with the innane political comments. It's about the music, please.
Not the devil. He's the Anti-Christ. You may have read about him in your Bible--Check Revelations. It's all there...
This is one repetitive annoying song
how's Alejandro doing these days? would love to hear "Rhapsody" on RP.
Geecheeboy wrote:
God! He's not the devil. Stop with the innane political comments. It's about the music, please.
W is too fng dumb to be the devil. But I bet the devil is in his cabinet! :ass:
"She turns me on like a pickup Truck" - What the hell? Gas or Diesel?
GregX59 wrote:
Not to ruin this for anyone, but this is a song rumored to be in Dubya's Ipod. Maybe he's not as clueless as I thought. Nah, ignore that.....
God! He's not the devil. Stop with the innane political comments. It's about the music, please.
Reminds me of a news story I read a couple of days ago. https://www.washingtonpost.com
After a governor's office aide gave a mug of tea to Maryland Comptroller William Donald Schaefer at a meeting, he watched her walk away, appearing to stare at her backside, then motioned for her to return and told her, "Walk away again."
Still lovin' the guitar. :guitarist:
n4ku wrote:
:nodhead: May Alejandro be well soon.
He's well enough to perform now. I saw him a few months ago and he put on a show that was simply amazing. If you get a chance to see him live, don't miss it.
Lovin' the guitar. :guitarist:
catchy!
Yeah, Alejandro! More please! \:D/
It's nice to hear this again.
GregX59 wrote:
Not to ruin this for anyone, but this is a song rumored to be in Dubya's Ipod. Maybe he's not as clueless as I thought. Nah, ignore that.....
Yeah, ignore it. I refuse to believe it's on his iPod...and if it is, it's because he's trolling for more Hispanic support -- or maybe because he thought it really was going to be a song with castanets... And hey, it didn't register before, but every time I hear that guitar riff I'm expecting the Beatles' "Revolution"
Not to ruin this for anyone, but this is a song rumored to be in Dubya's Ipod. Maybe he's not as clueless as I thought. Nah, ignore that.....
Gregorama wrote:
No, he wrote it.
So it's a cover of his own song? How bizarre, how bizarre.
Gregorama wrote:
No, he wrote it.
OK
stevo_b wrote:
this is a cover, right? if so, who did the original?
No, he wrote it. There is a tribute album to him and Los Lonely Boys does this on the tribute album. The guy has major medical problems and the tribute album is a fundraiser for him.
this is a cover, right? if so, who did the original?
tan_man wrote:
loved the song , a good one to turn up!
:nodhead: May Alejandro be well soon.
I'm dancin' at my desk!! Yeee haa!!!
Gregorama wrote:
Noticing that you rated Instant Karma and Shine On You Crazy Diamond as 3s helps me to understand your refined tastes in music. You really know your stuff.
Hehe, "alternative" music bigotry at its best.
Gregorama wrote:
Don't like the Floyd, eh? I guess the world is filled with people that don't think like me! Happy Holidays!
Erm .... isn't that why there is a Radio Paradise? Just asking .... And I concur on the Happy Holidays - have an Egg Nog on me and may we all soon be blessed with Peace on Earth! - Riff
wonderunit wrote:
Is that sarcasm? If so, I salute you, 'cause it's really subtle. If it's not, then thanks for the compliment.
Sarcasm. Thanks for the Salute! I see someone has now rated it a 2, so I won't bitch to you any more... :) Or was that you? Hardy-Har-Har! Don't like the Floyd, eh? I guess the world is filled with people that don't think like me! Happy Holidays!
a good song in an overall excellent album. It would be great to hear some more songs from this cd. :D
Gregorama wrote:
Noticing that you rated Instant Karma and Shine On You Crazy Diamond as 3s helps me to understand your refined tastes in music. You really know your stuff.
Is that sarcasm? If so, I salute you, 'cause it's really subtle. If it's not, then thanks for the compliment.
Tasty !!!
loved the song , a good one to turn up!
wonderunit wrote:
sub-mediocre garage band
Noticing that you rated Instant Karma and Shine On You Crazy Diamond as 3s helps me to understand your refined tastes in music. You really know your stuff.
If you ask me, it's a 10. Alejandro is a terrific singer songwriter. There is a tribute album that covers his music, and this song is covered by Los Lonely Boys. Alejandro has HepC, and so the album is to raise funds for his medical bills. Buy it, if you like his stuff and if you want to help him out. Thanks for finally playing this, Bill!
sub-mediocre garage band