Saturday, December 17, 2011
The Chinese Love Beads - 7" (1997 Discos Yucky Bus)
Here we have another 7" by ABQ's legendary The Chinese Love Beads.
Southwestern lo-fi garage ROCK at it's finest.
at 9:40 PM
The Chinese Love Beads - iElectrico! 7" (1998 Discos Yucky Bus)
When I relocated from Wisconsin to Albuquerque New Mexico back in 1995, I was introduced to both great new music and awesome new friends. This particular band encapsulated both.
The Chinese Love Beads were a straight-up, balls-out lo-fi garage Rock (capital "R" emphasized) band. The best thing? They were really cool guys and I struck up a friendship with them almost immediately.
The band was made up of Ernie “Guido” Ybarra on bass and vox, Pauli B. (Pablo Novelas of Dirty Novels fame) on guitar and drummer Mike Morales (who went on to drum in the band Siva).
While local Albuquerque bands like The Drags, Scared of Chaka and The Eyeliners were getting national attention, the Love Beads were flying under the radar but working, and more importantly ROCKING, just as hard.
Give 'em a digital spin.
at 9:33 PM