LOCO GRINGOS: Self-titled: CD

May 10, 2007

Re-issue of late ’80s/early ’90s studio and live tracks from a defunct Texas bar punk band. A cavalier punk attitude doused with elements of Tex-Mex, Latin, dark Santana-esque guitar and ballads. Pensive and devil-may-care, it’s just like Texas to give us the gem that inspired Reverend Horton Heat’s “Loco Gringos Like to Party.” RHH also covered Loco Gringos’ “Nurture My Pig.” A local (Austin?) treasure, very representative of the national punk club bar scenes of the time.

 â€“thiringer (Saustex)