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Sounds Like: The Velvet Underground, Neil Young with Crazy Horse
Manager: Presently open to suggestions.
I Ching Gatos began in 1990 as Tequila Mockingbird. The original four members broke up the band and then reformed some months later, this time using the name I Ching Gatos.
The band garnered good press locally and made an impact on the local alternative scene. We were regulars at the local alter...See Full Bio
“Armed with the Nuggets collection and an off-color, multilingual pun that would make James Joyce jealous, I Ching Gatos have crafted a Mysterious Mess. Guitarist and lead vocalist Joe Sanchez assures “I’m OK, I’m just in a whole lot of pain,” before enumerating a laundry list of modern-day bellyaches. While most of the album’s songs conclude with exuberantly loud and sloppy guitar solos (think “Cortez the Killer” working against a shot clock) this one fades into an ambient haze. “White Flour Tortillas” follows with what at first seems to be a goofy, one-note joke but ends up as a commentary on culture loss. “Nothing but Money” and “It’s Not in the Medicine” seem too excessively, unselfconsciously awesome to’ve been released anytime after 1979, but “Weapons of Mass Destruction” and “Suicide Bomber” offer a one-two punch of current-ish political rhetoric that’d be easier to take seriously if it didn’t sound like the band wer”