Lester Square Lester Square: Nuevo Laredo – album review

Nuevo Laredo

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Lester takes you on a lockdown road trip.

Lester Square, founding member of Adam and the Ants and the Monochrome Set, has released his lock down album, Nuevo Laredo, which takes us on an imaginary road trip through North America, where he first began life. It’s a soundtrack to travelling free and easy that has been denied the world this year and features Lester’s trademark 50s/60s guitar sound that is as clean and precise as a shard of ice. It’s Hank Marvin style with a hint of Duane Eddy and a sprinkle of psychedelia Kinks.

It’s an album of instrumentals that evokes spaghetti Westerns (Nuevo Laredo), the whistle of a locomotive (Candy Mountain), the thrill and adventure of the open road (Two Lane Blacktop), the Latin beat of California (Psycho Mocambo), the hazy days on a bayou (Catfish), lazy summer mornings (Hilton Head), hoedowns (Chanterelle), and rocking parties (Blister).

By the end of it you will yearn for the lock downs to be over but you will feel the wind in your hair and the sun in your face and be ready to dust yourself down and face another COVID day.

Nuevo Laredo is available for streaming or download only, as Lester Square believes passionately in the environment.

You can find Lester Square online here, on Facebook, on Twitter and on Instagram.


All words by Mark Ray. More writing by Mark Ray can be found at his author archive. And he can be found on Twitter, Instagram and WordPress

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