Turning 15, October 18, 1976

Turning 15, October 18, 1976 Having settled into the new community of Cerritos after living in West Long Beach Navy Housing for the previous 6 years, I was on my bicycle riding up 183rd Street towards Cerritos High School.  I hadn’t been thrilled about leaving my friends and the Stevens Junior High School Band and […]


Lucky Bawa & the First Strikes MARIJUANA IN THE MORNING Digital Single Release Sept. 28, 2023 Genre: Rock, Hard Folk Persuasion Records UPC 633065217023 Chris Cruz-Vocal, Guitar Rob Klonel-Drums(Cruzados, DKEC) Henry James-Electric Guitars(Robert Jon & the Wreck, King Tree & The Earthmothers) Bruce Witkin-Bass(Hollywood Vampires. Adam Ant)   MARIJUANA IN THE MORNING is the second […]

Chris Cruz in the RELATIVES

Honorary RELATIVE since 2004 Having secured a Solo record deal with Delirium Records following my departure from Doom Kounty Electric Chair, I hadn’t played a real solo live show in close to 10 years.  I had done couple short last minute “fill in” sets, the first opening for Pooch’s band the Condors at Club Mesa(now […]

DEAD OR ALIVE Songcraft Mako 17

DEAD OR ALIVE Digital Single Release Sept. 9, 2019, Persuasion Records 2017 Rosary Beats EP, Persuasion Records 2008 On My Mind, Delirium Records GONE FISHING It’s impossible to overstate the impact of the 9/11 attack on the psyche of America and the future of our world.  Why did these people dedicate their lives to plot […]