A package of Tijuana Bible goodness arrived in the mail today: a t-shirt, four posters, two stickers and their 2000 CD Apartment Wrestling with its 11 tracks and five Quicktime movies. Surely a $586.00 value all for 15 bucks. Super Destroyer, the band's business side, who was too kind to correct my calling him Super Destructor (something no doubt the entire Destroyer family has to deal with) put the deal together via that boon to small bands everywhere, the information super highway. Brent played "Mexican Courage" (which must be from the upcoming release Fists of Fury or Custom Made) a few weeks ago and went ape over it.
With good reason. The music is like an angier Shadowy Men from a Shadowy Planet, Dick Dale guitars and all, on a track like "Ring y Lucha". On others they are loud and garage like on "Suplex". They play the Horseshoe in Toronto from time to time, like last night. Here is a review of an August show there. My father-in-law played the Horseshow in a Kingston Trio kinda outfit called the Underground Three. He played bass. Fourty years ago. It would have been louder last night and perhaps with a few more expressly stated references to 60's porn and Mexican wrestling. Maybe not.
I like these guys. They play the right guitars - Rickenbacker - and they like what they do. That's a good life goal. Any other fans out there?