CRUZADOS release their fabulous new album ‘She’s Automatic’
Cruzados are excited at the release of their long awaited and much anticipated third album, a collection of 11 all new original songs titled “She’s Automatic!” released 28th January 2022 on Deko Records.
Recorded in Los Angeles in the winter of 2021 , the new album promises to deliver the bands signature rock and roll sound and spirit that first put Cruzados on the map some 30 years ago. The band’s new lineup features Cruzados co-founder bassist/songwriter Tony Marsico, vocalist Ron Young (Little Caesar), guitarist Loren Molinare (The Dogs), guitarist Mark Tremalgia and drummer Rob Klonel. The album includes guests performances by John Doe (X), Dave Alvin (The Blasters), David Hildago and Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Gia Ciambotti (Bruce Springsteen) , Melanie Vammen (The Muffs,The Pandoras), Greg Kuehn (TSOL), Jimmy Z (Rod Stewart), Buck Johnson (Aerosmith), among others.
Signed by record executive Clive Davis, Cruzados released their debut album “Cruzados” (1985) and “After Dark”(1987) on Arista Records spawning the singles and videos “Motorcycle Girl” and “Bed of Lies” which quickly became MTV favorites and chart toppers, with the latter single reaching the #4 position on the Billboard chart in 1987. The Cruzados original songs and fan favorites in their live shows would eventually find their way into blockbuster motion pictures such as Roadhouse, From Dusk Till Dawn, Desperado, Gun Men, and more. The Cruzados would appear as themselves in the hit motion picture Roadhouse as well.
Cruzados hit the road hard touring worldwide between the years of 1985 and 1989 performing at every dive bar and over the top stadium show in it’s path. The band shared the bill with a wide variety of diverse groups such as Fleetwood Mac, Joe Walsh, Billy Idol, Warren Zevon, Stevie Wonder, INXS, Joe Cocker to REM and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. After two albums and endless tours the band called it quits.
Front man/vocalist Tito Larriva would go on to form his own band “Tito and Tarantula” where original Cruzados guitarist Steve Hufsteter would join him as part of his touring band. Cruzados drummer Chalo Quintana would go on to tour with Bob Dylan, Social Distortion, and Izzy Stradlin. Cruzados guitarist Marshall Rohner would also Join TSOL. Bassist Tony Marsico would go on to play with Tito and Tarantula, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Roger Daltrey, and Marianne Faithfull.
This album is dedicated to the memory of our fallen Cruzados brothers Chalo Quintana and Marshall Rohner, whom without them Cruzados would not exist. Their spirit and dedication to rock and roll will live on forever in the music that they helped to create.
Make sure to listen to my interview show with Tony Marsico and Ron Young.