Tarantism

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All Music Guide - Denise Sullivan
Dylan once hand-picked Tito Larriva's Plugz to back him up on Dave Letterman's show. But when the multi-culti punk group morphed into the Cruzados, Larriva's rock career went off-road. Tarantism is his return -- a blues-rock study on bugs and the angel of death. At its best, Tito & Tarantula sound like a dark, spaghetti western theme band, the Stones "Slippin' & Slidin'", Cream, and the folky Led Zeppelin "Sweet Cycle" all in one. When Larriva sings instead of screams, he sounds like Jack Bruce, as on "Back to the House" and "Jupiter." It's just OK, but Larriva is the kind of guy you want to root for: audiences cheered big time when his Desperado character shot ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Denise Sullivan
Dylan once hand-picked Tito Larriva's Plugz to back him up on Dave Letterman's show. But when the multi-culti punk group morphed into the Cruzados, Larriva's rock career went off-road. Tarantism is his return -- a blues-rock study on bugs and the angel of death. At its best, Tito & Tarantula sound like a dark, spaghetti western theme band, the Stones "Slippin' & Slidin'", Cream, and the folky Led Zeppelin "Sweet Cycle" all in one. When Larriva sings instead of screams, he sounds like Jack Bruce, as on "Back to the House" and "Jupiter." It's just OK, but Larriva is the kind of guy you want to root for: audiences cheered big time when his Desperado character shot Quentin Tarantino. As a bit-part actor and composer, you can't better his hip filmography -- from Repo Man to Freeway to She's So Lovely. He also played Hammy in the original Pee Wee's Playhouse.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/2/2009
  • Label: Cd Baby
  • UPC: 647609000125
  • Catalog Number: 00012
  • Sales rank: 29,365

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Tito & Tarantula Primary Artist
Lyn Bertles Harmonica, Mandolin, Violin, Recorder, Vocals
Jennifer Condos Bass, Vocals
Tito Larriva Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Nick Vincent Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Peter Atanasoff Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Jennifer Condos Engineer
Debra Dobkin Contributor
Brad Gilderman Engineer
Mark Goldenberg Producer, Engineer
Steve Holroyd Engineer
Tito Larriva Producer, Engineer, Contributor
Tony Marsico Contributor
Charlie Midnight Producer
Eddy Schreyer Mastering
David Tickle Engineer
Waddy Wachtel Contributor
Chalo Quintana Contributor
Steve Mixdorf Engineer
Joel Soyffer Engineer
Mike Thompson Contributor
Adrian Esparza Contributor
Robert Rodriguez Producer
Felix Mack Art Direction
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