El Rayo-X

El Rayo-X

by David LindleyDavid Lindley


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By the time David Lindley made his move to a solo career, he was already a legend. Having toured and recorded with such names as Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, and Crosby & Nash, his reputation as a multi-instrumentalist (on almost any stringed instrument) was awesome. Lindley scored a contract with Elektra Records and put together an excellent band that was able to keep up with his eclectic vision. Combining blues, rock & roll, Cajun, Zydeco, Middle Eastern music, and other elements, his debut album is an absolute joy. Lindley's version of "Mercury Blues" became an FM radio staple, and his slide guitar performances on this track alone are easily some of the finest of the decade. There are some wonderfully skewed originals on the record as well, making El Rayo-X one of the greatest rock music albums of its time. Fabulous.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/25/1990
Label: Elektra / Wea
UPC: 0075596057325
catalogNumber: 524
Rank: 8967

Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Lindley   Primary Artist,Bass,Fiddle,Guitar,Violin,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Human Whistle,Slide Guitar,Bandurria,Divan Saz
Jackson Browne   Vocals
Jorge Calderon   Vocals
Ras Baboo   Percussion,Vocals
Curt Bouterse   Dulcimer,Hammered Dulcimer
Bob Glaub   Bass,Bass Guitar
Garth Hudson   Horn,Keyboards
Reggie McBride   Bass,Bass Guitar
Bill Payne   Organ,Keyboards
William Payne   Organ
Ian Wallace   Drums
William D. "Smitty" Smith   Organ,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Jackson Browne   Producer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Greg Ladanyi   Engineer
Jimmy Wachtel   Art Direction

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El Rayo-X 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Lindley does a good job of covering the musical spectrum, mixing it up and adding a healthy dose of sureality. From the ridiculous catchiness of ''She Took Off My Romeos'' to the weirdly plaintive French country/bluegrass mix of ''Petit Fleur'', to the Polka-Zydeco remake of ''Bye Bye Love'', David Lindley draws numerous mucial styles together in a unique, seemless whole that is entirely his own. If you're into re-treatments of indiginous folk and other genres, this is a great album to own. Buy it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago