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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
this beautiful flyer was made by Bobby Adams.
here is a nice tight demo recording of our Los Cincos number titled Rosalitas Ghost. not quite sure where this one was recorded, i want to assume it was recorded at Sonora Club in Corona, but i could be wrong. anywho, enjoy….
so here is another Syncopation track for your head to ingest. we played this one alot live, and i always thought it was a great tune. i played a pretty primal beat throughout, so as to not hinder the razors edge feel of the whole thing. professor cantaloupe played second kit, adding in the little fun bits here and there. enjoy.