A Fistful Of Statins

A Fistful Of Statins: The Making Of

A big hello from the Pacaminos; we thought you might like to have a little bit of insight into the recording of A Fistful Of Statins, so here it is…

A Fistful Of Statins: Reviews

"Every track scores a bullseye and a variety of songs from track to track makes the disc consistently satisfying in a way that so few albums are.... It's been years, decades even, since i heard a band rock a pub so hard, but 'A Fistful Of Statins' brings such incendiary memories back to life"- Douglas McPherson, Country Music People. 5*****

"A subline collection of self-penned songs, sometimes beautiful, sometimes rocking, sometimes both"- Nick Dalton, Maverick Magazine . 5*****

"A Fistful Of Statins is about as far as you can get from mainstream elevator music. What we have here is authentic sounding Tex-Mex, Americana and Mariachi, with a slightly modern twist".- www.newnoisemagazine.com 

"Starting with a terrific Tex-Mex instrumental, Razor Wire, they race through some enjoyable Americana, with great fun lyrics.... and no small amount of musical dexterity"- Scottish Daily Express ***

"Razor Wire, rolls  out of the speakers like tumbleweeds across the southern Texas plains, mariachi horns blazing a Tex-Mex call to arms on this glorious instrumental  soundscape from the sweeping prairies of....London?! What started out as part time fun has suddenly got a whole lot more serious."- Rhythms Magazine Australia

"LOS PACAMINOS play music from the heart. From the delicious instrumental, 'Razor Wire', it is plainly obvoius that Los Pacaminos is far from a vanity project for Paul Young, who has been receiving most of the attention in the press... So, what you have here is neither a facsimile or a tribute to Americana - this is the real deal. So, who cares if it was created by a bunch of Brits? California trio Green Day have spent their entire carrer playing British Punk Rock and they did pretty darn well." - www.discussionsmagazine.com

Pacs Pics

Here are a few photos, the complete set of lyrics (bigger & easier to read for any of you that are the same age as us!), and a couple of little videos of us fooling around/recording in the studio. The ones that are clean enough to show, that is!
The recording took place over the rough period of Feb 2013 until Feb 2014. No change there then! But we do have other jobs to do… So, the main backing tracks were recorded with Kevin Poree at Berry Street Studio, a favourite haunt of ours. Paul, Drew and Jamie have been recording both demos and finished recordings there for the last 15-20 years, and the first Pacaminos album was recorded there in much the same way.
That took care of most of the drum & some bass parts. After that, we took rough mixes home and some additional overdubbing was done down at Matty’s studio, like harmonies, vocals, Bajo Sexto, trumpet parts etc. Paul did some vocals at home, along with the harmonica, some Bajo licks and a small guitar part. Jamie did some bits at his place and all these parts were transferred back at Berry Street, then the final bits & pieces were done; any extra Pedal Steel, more guitars, harmonies, and the mixing. Kevin Poree (pictured bottom, centre) has graciously gifted his photos and video clips for this page!

The Tunes

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  1. 1 Razor Wire 03:46
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  2. 2 Jump Back Baby 04:26
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  3. 3 The Girl From Tennessee 03:17
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  4. 4 Caballero 03:37
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  5. 5 Don't Make We Wait Senorita 03:57
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  6. 6 A Letter To You 04:04
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  7. 7 Come A Little Bit Closer 03:24
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  8. 8 Every Little Hero 04:37
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  9. 9 Battered & Broozed 04:00
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  10. 10 A Little Love 03:02
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  11. 11 Mi Chorizo Esta Loco 03:38
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  12. 12 Our Favourite Things 03:51
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  13. 13 Made For Me 03:03
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  14. 14 Texas Adios 03:22
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Videos - here are some clips for y'all. Just press play...

Studio Clip: Melvin- Our Favorite Things Actual Solo

Studio Clip: Larry The Logger Two Step!

Studio Clip- 'Made For Me' Actual Solo