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A Man Under the Influence

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Length  50:09
Release date  24 April 2001
Label  Bloodshot Records
Artist  Alejandro Escovedo
Producer  Chris Stamey
Genre  Roots rock
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Released  April 24, 2001 (2001-04-24)
A Man Under the Influence (2001)  By the Hand of the Father (2002)
Similar  Alejandro Escovedo albums, Other albums

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A Man Under the Influence is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Alejandro Escovedo, released on April 24, 2001 on Bloodshot Records. It was produced by Chris Stamey. A deluxe edition was released on November 15, 2009.


Critical reception

Billboard wrote that A Man Under the Influence was "the best studio performance Escovedo has ever delivered". Similarly, Joshua Klein wrote in The A.V. Club that the album "could be Escovedo's best yet", and James Mann said in PopMatters that the album was "far and away his best work".

Several critics also commended Stamey's production on the album: Joe Tangari wrote in Pitchfork that on the track "Velvet Guitar", his production "keeps [the five guitarists on that track] all in their respective places, avoiding a sloppy mess." Additionally, Raoul Hernandez wrote in The Austin Chronicle that Stamey "deserves credit for the LP's overall cohesion of sound", while Michael Barclay of Exclaim! wrote that Stamey's production "captures the mood perfectly".

Conversely, Robert Christgau of The Village Voice selected "Wave" and "Castanets" as "choice cuts", indicating good songs "on an album that isn't worth your time or money."

Track listing

  1. "Wave"
  2. "Rosalie"
  3. "Rhapsody"
  4. "Across the River"
  5. "Castanets"
  6. "Don't Need You"
  7. "Follow You Down"
  8. "Wedding Day"
  9. "Velvet Guitar"
  10. "As I Fall"
  11. "About This Love"


  • Ryan Adams - Guest Artist, Vocal Harmony, Vocals (Background)
  • Stephen Barber - Composer
  • Lynn Blakey - Vocal Harmony, Vocals (Background)
  • Caitlin Cary - Guest Artist, Violin, Vocals (Background)
  • Cornbread - Bass
  • Mike Daly - Bass, Guitar (12 String Electric), Guitar (Acoustic), Mando-Guitar, Mandolin, Pedal Steel
  • Mitch Easter - Engineer, Guitar (Electric)
  • Alejandro Escovedo - Composer, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Primary Artist, Vocals
  • J.D. Foster - Composer
  • Eric Heywood - Pedal Steel, Pump Organ, Vocal Harmony
  • Joe Eddy Hines - Guitar (Electric), Slide Guitar
  • Hector Muñoz - Drums, Orchestral Percussion, Tambourine
  • Aaron Oliva - Bowed Double Bass, Double Bass
  • David Perales - Violin, Vocal Harmony
  • John Plymale - Mixing
  • Chris Robinson - Vocal Harmony, Vocals (Background)
  • Dana Lee Smith - Artwork
  • Chris Stamey - Bass, Engineer, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Baritone), Guitar (Electric), Kurzweil Synthesizer, Producer, Sleigh Bells
  • Jon Wurster - Shaker
  • Songs



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