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Album: 1372 Overton Park
# Song Title   Time
1)    Smoke Album Version More Info... 5:29
2)    What Are You Willing To Lose Album Version More Info... 4:08
3)    Sounds Of The City Album Version More Info... 3:13
4)    Can't Feel A Thing Album Version More Info... 4:07
5)    The Devil And Maggie Chascarillo Album Version More Info... 3:46
6)    Sixes And Sevens Album Version More Info... 3:21
7)    Goodbye Again Album Version More Info... 3:53
8)    Johnny Davis Album Version More Info... 3:07
9)    Darken My Door Album Version More Info... 3:48
10)    Halfway Wrong Album Version More Info... 2:58
11)    Hey Darlin? Do You Gamble? Album Version More Info... 4:48
12)    Mom Album Version More Info... 3:59
 

Album: 1372 Overton Park
# Song Title   Time
1)    Smoke Album Version More Info... 5:29
2)    What Are You Willing To Lose Album Version More Info... 4:08
3)    Sounds Of The City Album Version More Info... 3:13
4)    Can't Feel A Thing Album Version More Info... 4:07
5)    The Devil And Maggie Chascarillo Album Version More Info... 3:46
6)    Sixes And Sevens Album Version More Info... 3:21
7)    Goodbye Again Album Version More Info... 3:53
8)    Johnny Davis Album Version More Info... 3:07
9)    Darken My Door Album Version More Info... 3:48
10)    Halfway Wrong Album Version More Info... 2:58
11)    Hey Darlin? Do You Gamble? Album Version More Info... 4:48
12)    Mom Album Version More Info... 3:59
 
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  • Personnel: Ben Nichols (vocals, guitar); Brian Venable (guitar); Ernie Ball (strings); Rick Steff (accordion, piano, Farfisa); Marc Franklin (trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone); Roy Berry (drums, percussion); Reba Russell, Kelley Hurt (background vocals).
  • Audio Mixers: Ryan Mall; Ted Hutt.
  • 1372 OVERTON PARK might be Lucero's major-label debut, but the Memphis-based band retains all of their rough-and-tumble indie charms. Gruff-voiced frontman Ben Nichols still sings about people with dead-end lives: the type of characters whose "heroes are the losing kind." But Nichols definitely finds ways to make these troubled souls compelling. As if it hasn't been evident on earlier efforts, this disc demonstrates how Lucero, along with bands like the Hold Steady and Marah, blend together Replacements raucousness and Springsteen streetwise storytelling, and create something both familiar yet also unique. Throughout the album, Nichols spins colorful tales of lost youths ("The Devil and Maggie Chascarillo") and downtown desperadoes ("Johnny Davis") that are vividly detailed. He is also very capable at dialing down the mischievous misadventures and expressing some truly honest emotions. The album's second half is highlighted by these quieter numbers. The bittersweet love song "Goodbye Again" ranks up there with the work of Warren Zevon, as Nichols essays a tumultuous relationship where the man isn't strong enough to cut ties with a girl whom he knows isn't good for him. "Darken My Door" and "Hey Darlin' Do You Gamble" are two twangy tunes that again pick up Nichols' less-than-sunny view of love and relationships. Nichols' ability to bring a realness to the characters in his wild, rocking story-songs, as well as his lower-key, more intimate tunes, goes a long way in making these songs connect with the listener. With its captivating set of beer-stained rockers and heartfelt ballads, 1372 OVERTON PARK offers a triumphant example of gritty, sweaty, all-American music.
Professional Reviews
Spin (p.80) - "[O]rgans shimmer, pianos flash, and the rhythm section swings with surprising dexterity."

Alternative Press (p.110) - "1372 OVERTON PARK is a fresh progression for Lucero that still retains their unpretentious Southern charm."

Paste (magazine) - "While Ben Nichols' sandpaper howl has always done his soulful hometown justice, this time Lucero adds a horn section to its dusty country punk for some extra Memphis flavor."
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