Local Customs: Lone Star Lowla
The second in Numero's series of regional studio overviews looks at Beaumont, Texas' Lowland operation. Numero has painstakingly gone through every tape in the studio's archives, selecting the best of the best for this peerless compilation. The 22 songs (28 on the LP) run the gamut of southern boogie rock, CSNY clones, British blues thunder, hungover garage-psych, Morricone-esque supper club instrumentals, yacht rock, and what can only be described as Bobby McPherin fronting the Velvet Underground. Forget bringing these songs back to life, Numero's giving them the life they never had.