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Calexico — El Gatillo (Trigger Revisited)
Album: Carried To Dust
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Released: 2008
Length: 3:03
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Walking south along the river
Never had he found that twist of pleasure
Remembering times when they were younger
Setting the town on fire

And watching as his fellow friends
Fell apart in the wake
Claiming it was all just a mistake
When his finger pulled the trigger

And he shot everyone

It was all just a mistake
When he shot everyone

Nothing will stand in the way
When hunger hasn't eaten for days
Scrounges around where ends meet
Then disappears into the fray

He hopes for a while he can reconcile
But the pain that never dies
The ghosts of his family constantly
Gnawing at his inside

He pulls out a worn out photo
And an old handmade gun
Wishes it was he who was frying
When he set the whole town on fire

He walks off crying
He shot everyone
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GET TO DA CHOPPA
 deepwoodskev wrote:
I think the Old 97s stole the opening of this for their song "Dance With Me." If not the whole song.
 
This album was released in September 2008, The Old 97s "Blame It On Gravity" was released in May of 2008.  Anyhow, both songs have very common, minor-key, "Latin-flavored" chord progressions, even though the two songs are not using the same chord progressions.  They do sound very similar, especially the tempo, but it's unlikely there was any "stealing" involved.
Just got in to these guys thanks to RP...love this sound..like a Tarintino movie
Why to I like this so much.... {#Stupid}

Oh well, I just do. {#Music}
Viva Mexico
Man!  I love the sound of this band!{#Dancingbanana}
 TerryS wrote:
Just back from Zihuatenejo and heard a bar band do a creditable cover of this song..........it's all good.

 
Were Andy and Red sitting in with them?
 paulpaar wrote:
These guys suck hind tit!! yuk 

 
..... ever considered an ear transplant!    
Me gusta!
I think the Old 97s stole the opening of this for their song "Dance With Me." If not the whole song.
Love these guys
These guys suck hind tit!! yuk 
REgurgitated.. over and over.
 unclehud wrote:
Que es "Trigger revisited"?  El caballo del Lone Ranger?

 
"Hi Ho Trigger!"
bueno! 
 Azrica wrote:
Adore Calexico !

 
Me, too!  Great stuff!


Adore Calexico !
Freaking Love Calexico! Thanks for turning me on to them...Radio Paradise is like a music smorgasbord...
great track. I thought it was a little shy on the Latin percussion myself; other than that, most enjoyable.
Just back from Zihuatenejo and heard a bar band do a creditable cover of this song..........it's all good.
 unclehud wrote:
Que es "Trigger revisited"?  El caballo del Lone Ranger?

 
The Lone Ranger's horse was named "Silver"; "Trigger" was Roy Rogers' caballo.  It think "El Gatillo" means "the trigger".
 IndyDoug wrote:
sounds like it could be in a Tarantino flick.

 
Uma Thurman and John Travolta dancing in scene from "Pulp Fiction"
sounds like it could be in a Tarantino flick.
{#Heartkiss}  "OUTSTANDING" ........... just luv Calexico, their best album for me
 cdysthe wrote:
Not my fav Calexico. Too ummm....."Spaghetti Westernish"

 
Spaghetti Western?  It's Burrito Western, hombre. That's what makes it good!
Such a great band ! More please.
 unclehud wrote:
Que es "Trigger revisited"?  El caballo del Lone Ranger?

 

Could be, could be. Perhaps it's their way of saying "get stuffed"?


Meanwhile, I'm liking this.  
PS Just realised that my comment might be considered inflammatory, sorry, didn't mean it that way. 
 unclehud wrote:
Que es "Trigger revisited"?  El caballo del Lone Ranger?

 
THAT is hilarious !!!

{#Clap} 
Class... A real grower of an album...
Que es "Trigger revisited"?  El caballo del Lone Ranger?
Bill, how on Earth did you manage that seamless segue? Pure enjoyment as a listener!
This song always reminds me a bit of the game Grim Fandango... :)
Typically awesome stuff! and I love looking into the cover art — reminds me of the solid dashboard and interior of the old Impala I used to drive through that same part of the world; dig it!
  rockpommel16
(rockpommel´s land...dreaming of netherlands)
Posted: Sep 28, 2012 - 11:24 < Reply >

  HarrO wrote:
How can you not move to this!!!  {#Bananasplit}
 
pinto wrote:


Because I'm too busy trying to avoid Clint Eastwood's showdown stare
 

.......................lmao..............

Isn't he still conversing with a chair?
  HarrO wrote:
How can you not move to this!!!  {#Bananasplit}
 
pinto wrote:


Because I'm too busy trying to avoid Clint Eastwood's showdown stare
 

.......................lmao..............

down from 6 to 5 - getting bored
They played this at the one concert I have seen them in and the infield was filled with whirling dervishes.

Calexico - Algiers (2012)

The artist website link goes to the Wikipedia page for Calexico, California {#Eh}
 cdysthe wrote:
Not my fav Calexico. Too ummm....."Spaghetti Westernish"
 
"Spaghetti Westernish".....bullseye!

But I still like it. Saw them live a few years ago.  They're really good.  Impressive musicians and have a really really cool stage presence.  I have a hard time hating anything Calexico.
Whole that album sun and magic. 9 mark {#Cowboy}
Not my fav Calexico. Too ummm....."Spaghetti Westernish"

Calexico - El Gatillo, Live   Calexico performing El Gatillo from the new LIVE Calexico tour CD Ancienne Belgique - Live In Brussels 2008. Available on tour this summer and online at casadecalexico, CD and video footage recorded on October 13, 2008 at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium.





Victor Jara Manifiesto

This song of the musician Victor Jara, i dedicated to all members of Calexico, Joey Burns, John Convertino, Paul Niehaus, Jacob Valenzuela, Martin Wenk, Volker Zander, who had the presence of mind, inspiration, talent and daring, performing the great musical work, the album "Carried To Dust" and all the meaning that goes with it.
And if there are values that I preserve and respect in life is courage, authenticity and human sense of human beings who do not give up their values and feelings and not allow themselves to intimidate, subjugate and dispose of its human condition, sometimes putting at risk the most precious thing there is, life itself. These are the Elected.
It's out there, many "gentlemen", who think themselves lords and masters of the world,  that instrumentalize fear, insecurity, chaos theory, to refer people to your interests and try make the story backwards in reverse to developments and achievements in human history. The most precious thing there exist,  is the Human.  Each Person. Each citizen. Without the contribution of people, these "masters" are nothing.
You need to create wealth. It's true. But the wealth must be redistributed and reinvested to society, for the good of the whole community, and not concentrated in the hands of usurers. Each and every one citizen is the most important and it is this concern which must always be on the table that has the responsibility to represent them in an organized society.

Yo no canto por cantar
ni por tener buena voz
canto porque la guitarra
tiene sentido y razon,
tiene corazon de tierra
y alas de palomita,
es como el agua bendita
santigua glorias y penas,
aqui se encajo mi canto
como dijera Violeta
guitarra trabajadora
con olor a primavera.

Que no es guitarra de ricos
ni cosa que se parezca
mi canto es de los andamios
para alcanzar las estrellas,
que el canto tiene sentido
cuando palpita en las venas
del que morira cantando
las verdades verdaderas,
no las lisonjas fugaces
ni las famas extranjeras
sino el canto de una alondra
hasta el fondo de la tierra.

Ahi donde llega todo
y donde todo comienza
canto que ha sido valiente
siempre sera cancion nueva.



 HarrO wrote:
How can you not move to this!!!  {#Bananasplit}
 

Because I'm too busy trying to avoid Clint Eastwood's showdown stare
Nice!
I think we're on a roll...now how about if we start a "Keep the Music" campaign and someone tech-saavy create a torrent site for perpetuity...who's up for it?
Good song, good mix... Now only need some Los Lobos and we slide nto the afternoon...
Just gorgeous. I'm sure that Calexico must be close to the most-played band on RP, and there's no argument with that from me!
4merdj wrote:
...mi dedo en el gatillo...
Wicked beautiful!


Tanto tiempo
mi dedo en el gatillo
un mar de recuerdos
me trae este anillo
que ahora me aprieta
por eso
aprieta
y despues mira
la luz azul
al final del camino {#Devil_pimp}
well it is like - my daughter ate my peyote....
LOOOOOOVE HIM!!!!!! calypsus_1 wrote:

Calexico - Pstereo 2009 by ~FistArd

Calexico @ Pstereo 2009 in Trondheim.
 


 dmax wrote:


Princess Jasmine loves this song?
 
hahahahahahahaha!!

Calexico - Pstereo 2009 by ~FistArd

Calexico @ Pstereo 2009 in Trondheim.


 ambrebalte wrote:
...and one more band I won't have a chance to see.
If I have to consider moving in another part of the world, the main reason would be, music!
 

It's hot as hell in the summer but I think it would be better than Beijing. ( =

 prickelpit96 wrote:

 

Some parts of the world have electricity and use amazing gadgets like 'CD-Player' and 'MP3-Player', so in these parts of the world people are really able to listen to music from other parts of the world. Astonishing.....


 

Well, you don't have to be nasty about it now, do ya?{#Lol}
 musickat wrote:
I've considered moving to Austin for the music.   What do you all think??
 
ambrebalte wrote:
...and one more band I won't have a chance to see.
If I have to consider moving in another part of the world, the main reason would be, music!
 
 

 

Some parts of the world have electricity and use amazing gadgets like 'CD-Player' and 'MP3-Player', so in these parts of the world people are really able to listen to music from other parts of the world. Astonishing.....


I've considered moving to Austin for the music.   What do you all think??
 
ambrebalte wrote:
...and one more band I won't have a chance to see.
If I have to consider moving in another part of the world, the main reason would be, music!
 


 ambrebalte wrote:
...and one more band I won't have a chance to see.
If I have to consider moving in another part of the world, the main reason would be, music!
 

It would be worth it
...and one more band I won't have a chance to see.
If I have to consider moving in another part of the world, the main reason would be, music!
 Inamorato wrote:

 

Princess Jasmine loves this song?
Calexico are probably my favourite RP discovery (which has been somewhat costly, since the back catalogue obviously needed purchasing...). Love this track especially {#Yes}


{#Whistle} ......berry berry nice.

 golden_chicken wrote:

These guys are fantastic live! Worth every effort and sacrifice you might have to make to get to see them. Excellent musicians with a big, big sound.
 
tnx 4 the info !!! there going 2 play in tel aviv soon and after reading your coment - im sooo there!!!{#Dancingbanana}

Really nice. :D
vuhhuuhhh!! vamos a la pachanga!!
Calexico is one of many groups that I first heard on R P,this song
convinced me to put Calexico on the shopping list !
{#Money-mouth}
{#Clap}
What a horn section!  Amazing bunch of brassholes.
I was just thinking this morning about a trip to Puerto Vallarta during which I stepped into a cantina to waste a little time before meeting up with my wife and kids. On the stool next to me sat.......... a vision (!). I had to get out of their fast.

How can you not move to this!!!  {#Bananasplit}

8 {#Arrow} 9

OOOOOWWWWW!!!  Mi gusta Mucho!  

This whole album is fantastic!  Quite a range of sounds and a great demonstration of some really diverse musical talent.
W-O-W!!! INSTANT 9!
What a tune.  Never heard of these guys.
I'm lovin' the new album. {#Music}
¡Excelente!
2d that emotion

 mgkiwi wrote:
I LOVE THIS BAND - Thanks for the introduction RP
 


I LOVE THIS BAND - Thanks for the introduction RP

I like the whistle and the cowbell!
 skdenfeld wrote:
I have a seriously burning desire to see these guys live.  I love the free concerts you can download from their website, but I'm sure it pales in comparison to the real thing.
 
These guys are fantastic live! Worth every effort and sacrifice you might have to make to get to see them. Excellent musicians with a big, big sound.
I love this return to their old sound!  Garden Ruin was an excellent departure from the old sound, but I'm glad they returned to their roots.
¡Olé Calexico! {#Dancingbanana}
I have a seriously burning desire to see these guys live.  I love the free concerts you can download from their website, but I'm sure it pales in comparison to the real thing.
{#Smile} Kittee wrote:
HELL YAH BILL!
 


{#Bananasplit}
HELL YAH BILL!