Chet Flippo, CMT "Nashville Skyline"

"I'm pleased to see there are a few current songs that are about what's actually happening now, as opposed to what's not ... Twelve severed heads in a bag. That's the dramatic and searing image left by the aptly-titled 'Corrido Twelve Heads in a Bag' by the Krayolas from their CD 'Long Leaf Pine (No Smack Gum).' Obviously, it's a commentary on the spate of brutal murders by Mexican drug gangs. And it's a very graphic song."


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    Known as the Tex-Mex Beatles, the Chicano garage rockers have garnered flattering comparisons to the Fab Four, Bob Dylan, the Who, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and Warren Zevon. The Krayolas have been profiled in Texas Monthly, The Washington Post, New York Times, The New Yorker, Paste, Pollstar, Rolling Stone, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” “Alt-Latino” and MTV, and are regulars on SIRIUS XM “Little Steven’s Underground Garage,” Dave Marsh’s “Kick Out the Jams,” KUTX and Ray Wylie Hubbard’s “Roots and Branches of Americana.”

    In 2014, the Krayolas were inducted into the Texas Music Office’s South Texas Music Walk of Fame.

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