4/16/2012

THE DRAGONS - The Dragons

THE DRAGONS The Dragons lp 1992
Scar-Dee Cats / Texas / Spinnin / Devils And Angels / Do You Want Me / Hey Baby / Sympathy / Child In The Night / It Don't Matter / Fall For You / Cryin' Shame / Answers In A Bottle.
The Dragons: S. Rodriguez: bass / J. D.T. Barczak: drums / M. Escovedo: guitar, vocals / K-C Horne: lead guitar.
Produced by The Dragons.
The Dragons were a rock band based in San Diego, California, that released eight albums between 1991 and 2005. The band was notably fronted by singer/guitarist Mario Escovedo, whose musical family also includes Alejandro(Nuns,True Believers, Buick Mc Kane,The Setters, Rank & File...) Pete Escovedo, Javier Escovedo (The Zeros, Sacred Hearts, True Believers...), Coke Escovedo (Santana), Sheila E. Other members of The Dragons included Ken Horne (lead guitar), Steve Rodriguez (bass guitar) and Jarrod Lucas (drums).The band played a combination of glam, garage and punk rock, similar to New York Dolls and Hanoi Rocks.Before starting The Dragons, both Escovedo and Rodriguez had played together in a local San Diego band called M-80. The Dragons formed in 1991 and later that year performed at the first of their 11 appearances at South by Southwest. The band released his first vinyl lp "The Dragons" or "X" for a label in Spain called Imposible Records.A year later they followed with a single EP for Poptones Records that brought them a lot of local radio exposure. In 1996, The Dragons recorded "Painkiller" for Scam-O-Rama records. Two years later they signed a deal with Junk Records and released "Cheers to Me", "R.L.F." and "Live At The Casbah" in three consecutive years. The band followed that with a Japanese-only release best of "The Dragons." In 2003, The Dragons signed with Gearhead Records and released "Sin Salvation"and one year later "Rock'n'roll Kamikaze". Over the years, the band toured nationally both on the club circuit and as opening act for major bands.


After 13 years and eight albums, the band announced it was parting ways in November 2005. Guitarist K.Horne moved back to his native Japan, and in 2008 joined The Bronx. The Dragons have since reformed with guest lead guitarists for a few one-off shows from time to time.
M. Escovedo has since formed a new band called the Mario Escovedo Xperience (MEX for short) that plays music more akin to Los Lobos and the Texas Tornados than the rock of The Dragons.
Buy it HERE!

12 commentaires:

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

The Dragons: The Dragons lp, 1992 Imposible Records

"The Dragons excelled at a brand of whiskey-soaked, dirty, glammy rock n’ roll made all their own, but influenced by The New York Dolls, Hanoi Rocks, The Wildhearts and the Rolling Stones. Touring continuously, opening for bands ranging from X to The Hellacopters and receiving critical acclaim at numerous SXSW music festivals led the band to a large underground fan base. Touring Japan with Guitarwolf opened the band to a wider audience internationally, where they promoted their 3 full-length albums released on Junk Records..."

Anonyme a dit…

Mr MR
chapeau bas !

CCReader

Anonyme a dit…

Do you have the 7" on poptones? I cant find it anywhere for under $20.00.. I've never heard that one. I love this record! nice post

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

No I don't have it ... It's the same for me: I'm searchin' for it at a cool price.It's only a question of time...I will find it one day or another.

sbo a dit…

Hello there, simply become alert to your weblog thru Google, and fosbobetund that it’s really informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels

sbo a dit…

Hello there, simply become alert to your weblog thru Google, and fosbobetund that it’s really informative. I’m gonna watch out for brussels

Rockandre a dit…

Wonderful post! Thank you very much indeed, MR!

Anonyme a dit…

sbo go back to brussels !

dani b a dit…

Great record and great band.

Thanks.

Joey R.A. Mone a dit…

Hey-Ho Midnight Rambler,

This album and the Pain Killer is the ones I'm missing.
I LOVE that band!
Please upload these two records again!
Thanks a mil

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

I have put these two albums on the waiting list... I re-upload in the order of the requests. It will be done but I don't know when coz this fuckin' blog takes me a lot of time & I 'm alone to do the job !
Cheers

Joey R.A. Mone a dit…

Hey-Ho,

Thanks for the answer. Really appreciate it!
Keep goin' - your blog is the best!

Cheers, Matt