Monday, January 22, 2018

HERMANOS GUZANOS - "Live" - Oct 33, 1991

 On Saturday, October 33, 1991, Hermanos Guzanos were asked to play at a party in Los Angeles by a friend of Gary's named John Maffee who had a band named I Can't Find My Sheep, who were going to be the headliners at the gig. Although the core of our music was recorded "live" in the garage, this was the first and only time we actually performed in front of a bunch of people we didn't know! It was bad enough that we were drinking Tequila (Gary doesn't even really drink), but because of it, we also got lost on the way to the party. When we finally arrived, we were greeted by John, who told us not too worry, and that we just needed some bong hits! The opening act called Dune Buggy & the 18 Wheeler were playing when we got there. We had no game plan, set list, or drummer because we just always turned on the drum machine and played along, but at the last minute, another friend of Gary's named Jerry stepped up and offered to play drums with us.

 We did end up getting one good song out of the set which we put on our 1992 cassette called "Bound For Guzburg" that had this cool cover drawn by Brian James Riedel. Gary started playing a good riff, Brian and Jerry joined in, and I started singing what lyrics I could remember from a song by John Bartles called "Poland China Sized." I don't really know why, it seemed like a good idea at the time, and here's the results!
Hermanos Guzanos "Live"- "Poland - China Sized"
We never released anything else from that party, so just for kicks, here's a country song called "Involuntary Reaction" that we also had performed that afternoon with no drummer on Reverend Arnie Achoo's (Tom Ferranti) public access TV show called "Achoo!" It is what it is!
Hermanos Guzanos "Live" - "Involuntary Reaction"

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