Lucero On World Cafe


Listen To The Session

26 min 31 sec

Lucero's Brian Venable gives David Dye a tour of Memphis, including a stop at the record store Goner Records.

Set List

  • "Like Lightning"
  • "All The Same To Me"
  • "Juniper"
  • "It Gets The Worst At Night"
  • "Who You Waiting On"

In this "Sense of Place" installment, we meet the blue-collar Memphis rock band Lucero, which performs a stripped-down session in Ardent Studio A, where they worked on their album 1372 Overton Park.

In the beginning, Lucero was all about combining a punk aesthetic with Tom Waits' lyrical sensibility. Over the years, the Memphis sound has crept into the band's music, including a horn section on its last two albums.

Web Extras From This Session

"Nobody's Darlings"

3 min 1 sec

"Slow Dancing"

3 min 44 sec



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