After the release of T.H.H.T.S. the band renamed themselves Los Cincos, in reference to a gang of underground barbers whom sought revenge amongst society by way of haircutting death. The band went on to play regular gigs, often along the coast and in Los Angeles proper. While proforming a Valentines Day gig @ The Huntington Library in 1994 opening for The Makers, the band caught the interest of Sympathy For The Record Industry Anti Mogul, John Mermis, who signed the band to his label immediatly following the gig.
The band found a steady trickle of success in the next 6-7 years, albiet under the radar of big music business, and continued to release a catalog of decent size. The actual sound of Los Cincos became difficult to categorize. In their early years, the band took on a garage/surf sound often incorperating sci-fi, monster mash, cool kid scene lyrics and swagger. The band took on more classic rock tones in the comming years and began to experiment with the challenging jazz mentality of "free jamming".
It was the art of the free jam, championed and mastered by bands like early Pink Floyd, Can, Captain Beefheart, Blue Cheer, Etc., that began to earn Los Cincos a flooding of press and a reputation for long, psychedelick, often grace under pressure fueled gigs. Anything goes. Los Cincos recorded two of their last albums as a band in 1998 with label mate, April March. One L.P.
was released on Japanese Label Horen Records and remains criminally out of print and rare. The second album released as April March and Los Cincos and was released on S.F.T.R.I. and has been recently known to fetch rather high prices on the internet. The band even has a song appear on the soundtrack for a feature film called Hurley Burley. The following years became murky and the band gradually began to move on in their own respective ways.
Dennis Bunton moved on to nightly dee jaying gigs and producing his own electronic music, Ryan Hildebrand remained in Santa Cruz for the next few years while attending school and also producing his own brand of experimental music. Bobby, Dave and Jeremy all relocated to downtown Los Angeles eventually and reformed as The Syncopation. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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