Monday, May 07, 2007
Cruzados- Small Town Love
Love is gone.
I saw Social Distortion play another great show last night. If anything, they're getting better. Current drummer Charlie "Chalo" Quintana once was a member of the Plugz, the L.A. punk band that morphed into the Cruzados. Their out-of-print 1987 album After Dark seems to be missed opportunity. Misguided overproduction diminishes the roots rock band's honest grit. For better or worse, members of the Eagles and Pat Benatar are among the contributors.
I was offered a job by Steve Pritchett a few years ago. We never managed to finalize the deal. According to a statement from Fontana Distribution, the music industry veteran died yesterday. He was a good man.
Gospel singer J. Robert Bradley has died.
I had a good time seeing Ziggy Marley and Robert Randolph over the weekend. My review is here.
Kansas City Click: Anne McCue performs in Kansas City with such regularity that she seems like a local. Catch her at Knuckleheads tonight.