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The Winter Cave (a.k.a. The Choir Version)


this wonderful song, in all it’s 10 miniutes and 31 seconds of wunderland glory was composed by Bobby Adams and recorded @ Poop Alley in 1997 for an “electric” release of many of the same songs we were smack dab in the middle of recording for a Sympathy release. the album this track was on was released as an import on Japan label Horen. i don’t know that this particular release is still available, my guess is that it is grossly out of print.
here is the info on the recordings, stolen from discogs;
Artwork By – April March, Los Cincos
Design [Sleeve] – Masahiko Ohno
Edited By [Digital Editing], Sequenced By – Tom Grimley
Mastered By – Koichi Hara
Mixed By – Los Cincos (tracks: 3, 4), Tom Grimley (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 6)
Performer [Personell] – April March, Bobby Adams, David Seward Lewis*, Dennis Bunton, Jeremy Szuder, James Hildebrand*
Performer [The Choir] – Amy Reich, Benett Rogers, Elinor Blake, Jennifer Ambercrombi*, Mary-Ellen Mason, Maya Rudolph, Petra Haden, Sarah-Dale De Angelis*, Tanya Haden
Performer [With] – Danny Frankel, Jim Richards, Jonathon Stearns
Photography [Group] – Jan Sutherland
Producer – April March, Los Cincos, Tom Grimley
Recorded By – Los Cincos (tracks: 3, 4), Tom Grimley (tracks: 1, 2, 5, 6)

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Los Cincos demo (title unknown for now)

here is another barnstormer from back in the day…i would say somewhere in 95. from the sounds of it, it must have been a punk rock summer for us kids. ollie on a dime!

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mooney flyer.

aaaaand while were posting Los Cincos stuff, here is one of the few flyers that i made for our band. pretty legendary line up here. probably why i wanted to go all out with the design. mixed media flyer by jeremy szuder

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The Five Deadly Sins from Los Cincos (album version)

the title track for our, i believe, third studio album. recorded in Los Angeles @ Poop Alley by Tom Grimely 1996. 3/4’rs of this stomper being mostly instrumental, Bobby on drums, Ryan doing some slide guitar, me on floor toms/vocals and Dennis and Dave holding it DOWN. there was a Five Funky Sins recording floating around for a brief period of time that i felt was very close to upstaging this proper version. in any case, a track i was always proud to play live and if you have no idea about this album…here is one of the 8 tracks off of it.

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tin rocket flyer.


this little flyer was made by Bobby Adams

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Cracked Feet by The Syncopation

from the CDR “Au”. this is a zippy little number with some wonderful Fender Rhodes and two drumsets dancing round eachother like a twisted ballet. we ALWAYS played this song, a perfect mixture of loud-quiet-loud. enjoy.

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Baby Blue from Los Cincos 7″ version


not a rare recording, but i wanted to eventually get some actual Los Cincos proper recordings posted on here as well. during the recording of “April March and Los Cincos” on Sympathy For The Record Industry, it was decided by the band and April March that we should take a crack at recording a handful of the songs for that album, along with a few more recordings we were wanting to record, and we headed out to Poop Alley to make the record from which this 7″ came from. this particular cut is a wonderful Dennis Bunton composition, complete with bicycle bell, horns and the legendary ladies choir, assembled in large part by the phonebook of one Tom Grimley. Tom Grimley was always a favorite of mine when it came to recording records…he utilized the overhead mic on drums probably better than anyone else we have ever worked with. it is unfortunate that i no longer own a copy of this great little gem, but was quite thrilled to find it floating around online in peoples music blogs. i will post more from this great album, as well as favorites from others in due time. enjoy the sunshine!

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Los Cincos “the Phantom Attack” live at Jabberjaw

so here is a track of a great tune played live at Jabberjaw. i was hesitant to post it, since ryan was not present for this particular show, but i really liked it, so hopefully ryan wont mind. i found a whole live set from Los Cincos online and downloaded it…most of the tunes were not great, but this one really felt right.

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“drop something in my dish” by The Syncopation

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Los Banditos by Los Cincos


los banditos was a tune we played alot in the very beginnings of the band. some of these older tunes i will be posting were meant for a release that was supposed to be in between the crown for athena/los cincos split 7″ and the blood fusion 7″. the release was to be a full length album called “a phase four los cincos album”, and was supposed to be released by peter from no life records on his label volvolo. unfortunately, the album never saw the light of day. shame too, there were alot of songs that slipped under the radar at that time that i felt were great tunes and would have fit nicely into the los cincos catalog.

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