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Better Luck

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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Better Luck
  2. Red Eye #9
  3. Achin'
  4. American
  5. In the Wait
  6. El Clavo y la Cruz
  7. Blue Sofa
  8. Touch for Cash
  9. Gas Line
  10. Cesar's Song
  11. Shifting Heart
  12. No Love


Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 1, 1981)
  • Label: Restless/Plugz
  • ASIN: B000008JHG
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #523,039 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
Tito & Co follow up Electrify Me, and in the process
even manage to top themselves, more than holding thier own
within the iconoclastic sonic bombardment that charactized
LA's summer nightlife in the Slash days of Reganism & the new
take-it-for-granted excessess of a prosperous (though we didn't
know it then), sub culture of youth, fashion, music, & attitude
There in a brief point in time, we had Techno, Punk, Art, Pop,
Ska, and others which defied & defined catagories of thier own ..
and such is the case with Better Luck, an unintentional masterpiece
by an unwiting genius in Tito Larriva and his band, The Plugz
Contempopraries of 'X', The Gun Club, The Flesheaters, Germs,
Los Lobos, and countless others who's names will never become
household words, The Plugz carve out their own incredible niche
of latino flavored punk energy, with melody, soul, musicianship,
lyrics & vocals, which beg repeated listening.. it is joyful, sad,
poignant, humorous, nonsensical, and thought provoking .. but in
a better word, it is just plain great

Music like this tends to argue the point that the best
of everything, has in fact already been accomplished ..
we did it in the 80's, where humanity reached it's zenith
in all forms artistic, and in America, all forms political

Better Luck belongs in a time capsule, right next to
Fire of Love, Los Angeles, & The Doors ..

Surfin' Kasey
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If you've heard this album before, then you already now how truly amazing it is.
If you haven't heard it before, do yourself a HUGE favor and find a copy to buy!
I paid $80 for a used copy and have absolutely no regrets. This is one of the
finest works in early punk (if you have to categorize it). Everyone should have
a copy of this. No sure why this has been out of print for so long........hello,
remaster and re-release this masterpiece please.......anyone???

If you cannot afford this one, then try one of these instead:

The Cruzados "After Dark" or Tito and Tarantula "Hungry Sally and Other Lullabies".

Both of these are good as well.
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If for no other reason, buy this album (originally on vinyl) for "Blue Sofa". Lots of great stuff here from a true punk original. I'm still an idiot and I'm still in love with this record.latino jazz punk
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