Bruce Hartnell, formerly of Los Angeles punkers the Detonators, has executed a drastic change in style. Instead of the three-chord crunch of his past, these days guitarist Hartnell and his many mates in Los Mex Pistols del Norte are playing a form that hails less from Southern California as from regions south of the border. Yet rest assured, hombre -- this is no Ricky Martin/talking Chihuahua/Latin explosion band-wagon act. Rather, Hartnell and his compadres have successfully blended the spaghetti-Western drama of Ennio Morricone movie scores, the metal howl of Link Wray and the polka-pounding of Tex-Mex into a spicy, original sound. Loaded with drama and several shots of mescal-spiked camp, it sneaks across musical borders like so... More >>>