Joe King's music has been released on three Dead God - Morbid Funeral, Deformity - Devotion To Dark Sickness to date.
The plan was to record a couple songs, but they couldn't stop and ended up recording a full CD, all written by Joe King Carrasco. Joe King Carrasco and the Crowns reunited in the summer of and toured across Texas. They had so much fun, they went back into the studio and recorded a new CD. Live CD. A portion of each sale from this CD will go to nonprofit dog rescue groups in an effort to make the lives of these precious animals better. All songs written by Joe King Carrasco.
The title song Rancho No Tengo is a melody I carried around for many months in my head. It is the name of my property, located in the hill country near LLano, Texas.
It consists of several adobe houses or casitas thrown together over ten years around a Mexican style courtyard, made from real adobe bricks.
It looks like a John Wayne movie set. The song itself is more of a metaphorical exploration of the perils of living life and what happens when you step out the door, away from the safety of home, and into the dangers of the world. In other words -- " Stay on the porch- if you can't hang with the big dogs. I wrote Chasin' Simpatico, which translates into "chasin the good," way back in the early 70's in a backyard, back when I was livin in Palo Alto California and was homesick for Texas. Anyone knowing Del Rio would probably think that I was crazy, but it has its coolness in an abstract kind of way.
Back inwhen I was playing with the late great tenor saxman, Rocky Morales, who was also Hush - Santa Esmeralda Featuring Jimmy Goings - Hush with Sir Doug, I heard him always say "It's these changes I can't stand. Thirteen years later around aboutafter being on the road constantly sinceliving the rock and roll experience and everything that came along with it, we had played in Washington DC at the Club and later that night I ended up at a house somewhere in Maryland, and in a very stratopheric headspace, the words and melody came to me about the ups and downs of a Unknown Artist - Terre Des Hommes - Wiegenlieder Aus Aller Welt, who has been on top of the music scene, only to watch everything, including success, slowly dwindle away I consider myself very lucky to have been playing musicmost of my life, but at the same time America - Cortez And His New Latin - Cortez And His New Latin does take a toll, but it beats roofing.
But Tiffany is a "material girl" who never has her fill of hot tubs, cell phones and her dream "double-wide. I wrote this song with mi amigos Ben Marines and Luis Garcia. Luis is a young kid from Chihuahua, Chihuahua Mexico. While helping me build my adobe casa, I asked him for help with the lyrics, so he put the "Mexican pop" thing to it. Now I am officially a Mexican pop star in my own mind in Mexico!! Last year he was in Austin, Texas when the immigration authorities "La Migra" caught up with him and sent him back to Chihuahua.
I dug it so much that I made it a song, with a Sir Douglas kind of groove to it. I always thought this would be a cool song in Mexican discos! InI was Jinx - UnBomber - 나만의 이야기 into the waves in Puerto Escondido, Mexico, but at a certain spot music would pop into my head for no reason.
Banana Shout is one of the songs that came from this "musical spot". I guess I should go back there more! In there was this house that I really wanted to live in out in the Texas Hill Country. I mean I really really wanted to live there. I was stalking this empty house in a very extreme way!! The rest of the songs on this CD have been my favorites through the years that I kinda wanted to update.
The musicians are - Chuggy Hernandez bass guitar, harmoniesTommy Proctor guitar, keyboards, harmoniesTony Puenta congas,bongos, percussion, harmoniesVince Mejia drums and Joe King Carrasco guitars, vocals.
I believe Hot Sun could be a classic song for me. I wrote it out in the desert between Saltillo and Matehuala, Mexico. On this CD, I combined all my favorito styles, cumbia, reggae, tex-mex ska and cha cha bolero.
The organ you hear is a Vox. No synthesizer acqui!! This total lineup is about 3 years old and probably the tightest all around unit I've ever played with. My guitar playing here is Baby I Know - Rubettes* - Baby I Know different than anything I've attempted in the past. I guess all that AM Mexican radio rubbed off on me!
If you come see us live, this is what you'll mainly hear. The songs both old and new are ones I've never recorded before. This recording featuring Wooly Bully is the map I still go by for tex-mex rock and roll!!
Take with One Hand was about our bus crash in Tequila, Jalisco. A man came by and gave us a ride to our gig in Puerto Vallarta. His philosophy was take with one hand give with the other. I thought this deserved to be sung about!! On Top of a Teardrop is my tribute to Freddy Fender. I believe she protects us all. On the way there we crashed our bus at a railroad crossing outside Bad Rap - Joe King Carrasco And The Crowns* - Synapse Gap (Mundo Total) Tequila, Jalisco.
But that is a whole other story. Anyway, there I soon realized that the tex-mex worked, but the chulangos from Mexico City danced more when it had more of a reggae beat. We ended up calling this style tequila reggae. When people don't dance I get muy nervioso, so I do whatever it takes.
It's got to be the coolest holiday on the planet. This beloved celebration is a joyful time of remembrance, reunion, and feasting, as families gather together to honor their loved ones who have died. Through my interest in this celebration is how I ended up making folkart altars.
They had mostly played traditional mex, so this was a chance to step a little outside that style. This band was amazing live, so we captured a few shows down on South Padre Island, Texas in It hits hard on everything from 96 Tears Bad Rap - Joe King Carrasco And The Crowns* - Synapse Gap (Mundo Total) straight ahead cumbia. Some of these songs were old favorites, but others had never been recorded before in the studio.
In I tried to start a hot sauce company with a rare pepper called locoto from Bolivia, where we were playing. But El FDA no gusta mucho! It was called Salsa Perfecto and this song by the same name was to be the ad jingle. The groove this band had on Orale and Bandido Rock is probably for me, the tightest ride I've ever been on in a live situation.
I believe Tom Cruz, the son-in-law of Little Joe, is the best Latin lead guitar player in the Southwest, and he really shines on this effort. I hope to release more material from these live shows in the future. It was like dropping into a page of history. I was basically studying revolutionary slogans that were written on walls, so a lot of the lyrics for this album came straight off the walls.
I mean if you can't dance to the revolution Flight - A Certain Ratio - The Graveyard And The Ballroom what good is it!!
The song Pachuco Hop came to me at a little bamboo airport in the Bad Rap - Joe King Carrasco And The Crowns* - Synapse Gap (Mundo Total) of Oaxaxca. The cumbia Banana was a folk song I had heard in Nicaragua about how everybody could agree on their love of Bananas.
This has become my plan for whirled peas. Let's all eat bananas!! Bobby Balderamas' scorching leads along with Marcelo Guanas' firey accordian licks makes this my most hard core foray into the Mex sound. SandmanJust a Mile Away. At this time I was heavily influenced by the San Antonio Mexican lounge band sound. Shadowing above all this was Doug Sahm, to whom some members of El Molino had played on and off with through the years continuing on to present day.
So we went for it, and what a party it was-about 10 cases of Schlitz beer combined with bennies and Oaxaxcan and out comes my first single. We really didn't finish it up till about A lot of my closest friends consider this to be my best effort to date! It was definitely pure and innocent. Bad Rap - Joe King Carrasco And The Crowns* - Synapse Gap (Mundo Total) El Molino performed live you never really knew which members were going to show up.
So some club owners would try to get out of paying full price. So I figured as long as this guy Carrasco showed up, there wouldn't Bad Rap - Joe King Carrasco And The Crowns* - Synapse Gap (Mundo Total) any problem with dinero, and I don't mean Robert! So I needed a title. All Rights Reserved.
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