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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.
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Performance CreditsDavid 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 CreditsJackson Browne Producer
Felice Bryant Composer
Boudleaux Bryant Composer
Greg Ladanyi Engineer
Jimmy Wachtel Art Direction
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
El Rayo-X based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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!