For Lucero’s new album, frontman Ben Nichols wanted “an old school rock ‘n’ roll record.”
I think he pulled it off. Lucero’s latest, “Women & Work,” grabs you with the melody of “On My Way Downtown” and keeps going with a classic rock spirit.
Poignant at parts (“I Can’t Stand to Leave You”) and about drinking and meeting women (“Who You Waiting On?”) in others, “Women & Work” takes what the band did well with its previous effort, “1372 Overton Park,” (namely the horns and big folk-rock sound) and hits it out of the park.
Nichols talked to me about wanting to emulate Memphis heroes like Booker T and Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley on “Women & Work,” and they pull it off on songs like the title track (Lewis), “Who You Wating On?