I won't get into how I became a Cruzados fan until I listen to tomorrow night's record. This is the first time I'm ever listening to this album and it's another one that I found for a buck.
So for those of you who don't know, this was Tito Larriva's band pre-Tito & Tarantula. Really good mid to late 80's rock n' roll band from LA. After the Bodeans opened up the flood gates for me in '88, I really got hooked on this style of music. I don't necessarily know what you would call it. Americana? Whatever.
I'm digging this album. It's not as good as After Dark, their second and last album, but still decent. It's odd though, the first couple of songs they sound like The Church or Echo, but by the end of Side 1, they are doing a song in Spanish, "Flor de Mal". I definitely like Side 2 better. It's got a real nice balance. All the songs blend. My favorite tune on the album is easily "1000 miles". Good road trip song.
I'm really looking forward to tomorrow night's listen now. Hearing Tito's voice again is giving me the itch to get to that record.
Well I knew I wouldn't find a video of Cruzados for this album, but I did find a Tito & Tarantula clip of them doing "Motorcycle Girl". It's definitely the most rockin' song from this lp.