"The Whole Enchilada- The History of Desert Rock, Tucson, Arizona 1978-1994"
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From the mind of Rich Hopkins, co-founder and guitarist of the
Sidewinders/Sand Rubies, one of Arizona’s most accomplished rock‘n’roll
exports, comes "The Whole Enchilada: The History of Desert Rock, Tucson, Arizona 1978-1994."
This whopping three-LP multi-media set and book is a who’s-who anthology of
Tucson’s musical trailblazers from 1979 through 1994.
The paperback The Whole Enchilada: The History of Desert Rock, Tucson, Arizona 1978-1994 is now available on Amazon.
The LP and multi-media
is now available from Tucson, Arizona’s own San Jacinto label. A
special local musical event was held for the release in April 2022.
The painstakingly compiled collection is a veritable Tucson musical
family tree, leading us from from the mid-1970s through the mid-1990s,
from the swoony Bob Meighan Band and the honky tonk of the Dusty Chaps
(both whom signed to major labels in the 1970’s) to international indie
giants Green On Red (Serfers), Howe Gelb and Giant Sandworms, Naked
Prey, Al Perry and The Cattle, Desert Rock breakouts The Sidewinders,
Yard Trauma, Black Sun Ensemble and many more.
With varying styles covering honky tonk, power-pop, country and
cow-punk, fusion, punk rock, eclectic and art-damaged, amped up
bluegrass, blues and straight up sunbaked rock‘n’roll, the album is full
of pleasant surprises (unsung country great Ned Sutton, for example),
collectible rarities, popular numbers and outright gems you’ll wonder
how you ever missed.
Accompanying the three-record set is a 70-page companion book with
rare photos, obscure histories and anecdotes, and dozens of biographical
essays by many of the artists themselves and others by named writers,
journalists, photographers and deejays, placing the reader centerstage
at Desert Rock’s halcyon days.
The effort was compiled by Tucson natives Brian Jabas Smith and
Douglas “Fini” Finical. In addition, the set includes a code that allows
fans to view the 30-minute Whole Enchilada documentary, featuring a
handful of stars and coulda-shouldas included in the project, helmed by
film-fest winning director Maggie Smith.
from THE WHOLE ENCHILADA benefit Tucson’s Casa Maria Soup Kitchen.
CATALOG # 2064 "THE WHOLE ENCHILADA- The History of Desert Rock 1978-1994"
Multimedia Package: 978-939050-26-7 (book and 3-set vinyl) PRESSING LIMITED TO 1000 UNITS. Release date: March 15, 2022
Vinyl LP: 978-939050-24-3 (3-disc)
Album available on Shopify
Paperback: 978-939050-23-6 (paperback)
Paperback book available on Amazon
Produced by Richard Hopkins
Edited by Brian J. Smith
Designed by Douglas "Fini" Finical
Published by San Jacinto Records, Tucson, Arizona
Facebook Page for The Whole Enchilada
FOR ORDERING/WHOLESALE INQUIRIES CONTACT: RICH HOPKINS, [email protected]
636 N. 4th Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85705
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