Legendary rock critic Dave Marsh devoted 45 minutes of his weekly Sirius radio show, “Dave Marsh Kicks Out the Jams,” on Sunday, May 18, to The Krayolas.
Marsh played highlights from La Conquistadora, the new album by San Antonio’s power-pop comeback kids, and spoke by phone with Krayolas frontman Hector Saldaña. Marsh initially thought the band dated back to the 1960s, and began the interview by asking Saldaña: “How do you quit doing something for four decades and get so much better at it?” When Saldaña noted that the group actually formed in 1975, Marsh blurted out: “You really were the last of the garage rockers!”
They also talked about the particulars of the Texas bar scene, Max Baca’s bajo-sexto work, and Saldaña’s initial reluctance to yell, “Take it, Augie” when Augie Meyers guested on The Krayolas’ recording of the Meyers chestnut, “Little Fox.”
Marsh mentioned that he handed a copy of La Conquistadora to Alejandro Escovedo last week, and later told Saldaña he’ll personally provide a copy to his old friend (and biography subject), Bruce Springsteen. He’ll also cite the album as one of his favorites of 2008. The radio segment should soon be available for streaming at thekrayolas.com.