LOS GUSANOS INFORMATION
IN THE EARLY PART OF THE 90'S, WHEN THE RAMONES WERE STILL
RAMONE FORMED HIS BAND LOS GUSANOS.
AFTER LOS GUSANOS FINISHED THEIR CAREER IN 2000, CJ RAMONE WAS
FOR MANY YEARS IN
A BAD CHOPPER.
AFTER BAD CHOPPER CJ RAMONE STARTED PLAYING WITH DANIEL REY ETC. IN
2008. LINE-UP KEPT CHANGING, SEE HERE HIS
TOUR DATES AND INFORMATION.
I ANYWAY WANT TO KEEP THESE LOS GUSANOS INFOS ON MY RAMONES HOMEPAGE AS
THESE ARE PART RAMONES RELATED HISTORY. WITHOUT MY SITE MOST OF
LOS GUSANOS INFORMATION WOULD HAVE GOT LOST.
LAST LOS GUSANOS NEWS: MARCH
Rumors of Los Gusanos splitting up have been confirmed.
CJ Ramone was out of commission for a little while, with a broken hand and
ankle, also new drummer Adam "Griff" Griffin left from Los Gusanos
(December 1999), so they were looking for a new drummer. Then "Dirty" Ed
Lynch (guitarist) left the band and
that was it. CJ told that reasons being "too much shit" between record
companies and shifting drummers etc. it got to be enough..
That was big shock for me (Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone) and to all Los
Gusanos fans, I
can always member when I got the first Los Gusanos CD from the CJ.
Memories never die and songs lives forever. Their debut was a real
killer, specially Burnin' and Blue Sky means a lot for me. Sad that never
got chance to see them at live, I was trying to get Los Gusanos to the big
Finnish festival 1998, but the schedules didn't worked out. Los Gusanos
songs lives forever.
Los Gusanos was (late 1999) finished recording some new music. CJ wrote to
me on may, 1999 that the working title for this Los Gusanos CD was
From The Big Road".
Here's a list of the songs they had so far: Dust Train, Liams Tree, Let
It Go, Golden, Long Gun and Lay Low.
Los Gusanos was recording the cd in California with Chris Goss (Kyuss
the Flys Masters of Reality) at his studio in the desert. They started
recordings in June. Hopely they would release songs later.
LAST LOS GUSANOS LINE UP:
C.J. (Ramone) Ward - guitar and vocals
"Dirty" Ed Lynch - guitar
"Big John" Chadwick - bass
Adam "Griff" Griffin - drums
EX-drummers: Bo (Lefty) Matheson, Frank "Spanky" Saitta and Eric "Cochise"
In the early part of the 90's, when the Ramones were still performing CJ
Ramone formed his band Los Gusanos. CJ had known other Los Gusanos
members long time.
- Me and the rest of Los Gusanos played on the same scene on Long
Island. "Dirty" Ed Lynch has been playing bars since he was 13. "Big
John" Chadwick is married to my sister and Bo "Lefty" Matheson has been
playing the scene as long as I have. We've known each other a long time,
told CJ Ramone to me (Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone) in 1998.
Los Gusanos released a 7' debut single in 1993, Quick To Cut and in
1994 released their EP, I'd Love To Save The World on 7' vinyl.
Self-titled debut album they first published as
a self-published (Subversion Records) way in 1997. In the USA "record
label version" was released by Mayhem Records on April 7, 1998. In
Europe label was Wowoka Records (France). Album was published also
in some other continents.
Style was a bit different than Ramones style, but many fans also like of
CJ Ramone: I think we did a good job in the studio trying to capture the
live energy. I like the heavier tracks like Dead Man's Curve, Carve Your
Name and Go Again, told CJ Ramone to me (Jari-Pekka Laitio-Ramone) in
Seven years later, in 2005, he mentioned some good comments to me
about how much he still likes the album.
Jari-Pekka: As you reflect today what do you find about the Los Gusanos
record that you like?
- This was a good record. I still like it. I'm really proud of
the lyrics and most of the songs. It was very different than the Ramones
and it was way more rock'N'roll than punkrock. Plus, I am proud of the
fact that I not only taught myself how to play guitar, but that I did
all the rhythm tracks as well as some of the solo tracks on the record
too, told CJ to me in 2005 in a interview that was published in Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our
Los Gusanos recorded the song, No Bone Movies, for the Legend Of A
Madman - The Ozzy Osbourne tribute album. Tribute album also has other
bands like Solitude Aeturnus, Lethal and Filthboy.
CHECK OUT INTERVIEWS I DID WITH CJ RAMONE IN
CJ told me also before that he's also produced Blackfire's first EP.
They are a Navajo Indian punk-ska band from Flagstaff, Arizona.
Blackfire's mom and manager Berta Benally (Queen b.) wrote a longer
text for my first book, Heaven
Needed A Lead Singer: Fans Remember Joey Ramone.
Check out their official
Write to OFFICIAL LOS GUSANOS fanclub in Europe
LOS GUSANOS Fanclub
P.O. Box 1326
They released 1993 their 7' debut single
Side A - Quick to Cut
Side B - Ride
AVAILABLE FROM: Vital Music Records P.O. Box 210 New York, NY
1994 came single:
I'd Love To Save The World which released as a CD
1.I'd Love To Save The World
3.Know What I Got Here
AVAILABLE FROM: Alternative Tentacles P.O. Box 419092 San Francisco, CA
Split single: Snake Piss
European pre-release featuring "Carve Your Name"
w/live rehersal 2 track
recordings of "Lay Low", "ShitBird Jam" and "Quick To Cut".
AVAILABLE FROM: Wowoka UK 32 Queensdale road London w11 4 SB