We are happy to announce that Chicano Batman’s sophomore album, “Cycles of Existential Rhyme”, will be released on February 18, 2014 on vinyl, CD, and digital formats in the US. The tracklist is as follows: El Frío Cycles of Existential Rhyme Lisandreando El Jalapeño She Lives on My Block El Frío II Fantasía Bilbao Amor Verde A Cool Blessing Magma Stoned Soul Picnic Wednesday Morning Para Agradecer
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“Poison Butterfly, stealing my dreams, dancing in the sky, dont tell my wife.” Written by our bassist Charles Gonzalez, who comes from a Texas Border town right on the Renosa, Mexico border.
Artist Eduardo “Lalo” Guerrero (December 24, 1916 – March 17, 2005): Guerrero is known as the Father of the Chicano Music and all-time greatest Pachuco Bopper ever. Guerrero wrote songs for El Trio los Panchos, Lola Beltran and many other famous artists. His Pachuco music of the 1940s and 1950s provided the sound track to louis Valdez’ late 70s play and movie “Zoot Suit.” Mr. Guerrero also wrote songs about Cesar Chavez, farm workers and the braceros. His corridos told stories of the struggles and triumphs of Mexican-American heroes from Cesar Chavez to Ruben Salazar.
This issue isn’t just our 75th issue anniversary issue. On the cover is Alice Bag, interviewed by Nardwuar, an oral history of The Lost Sounds by Ryan Leach, an article “War and the American Elite” by Chris Pepus, and “For the Love of Vinyl” by Todd Taylor.
All pre-orders will be put in the mail on Thurs., August 1st. I REPEAT, all pre-orders will be put in the mail on Thurs., August 1st.
$5.00 US $6.25 Canada $9.00 Mexico $10.00 International
434 pages of Violence Girl condensed into 136 seconds of Survive by The Bags. Read Violence Girl, From East LA to Hollywood Stage - A Chicana Punk Story published by Feral House. Ask your local library to order it! ~ Alice