3158 Mission St
San Francisco, California 94110

Blood on the Saddle began playing in Los Angeles in early 1983 with the line-up of bandleader Greg Davis on guitar and vocals, Ron Botelho on upright and electric bass, and Hermann Senac on drums and back-up vocals. In July of 1983 Annette Zilinskas quit the Bangles and began singing in the band, later playing rhythm guitar and harmonica. The band's goal was to create a new style of American music by violently fusing country/western with punk rock. Hermann had the idea of naming the band after the traditional cowboy song, Blood on the Saddle, that Big Al the bear sings at the Country Bear Jamboree in Disnyland. They were playing the LA club scene when in 1984 their self-titled debut album was released on the Minutemen's New Alliance (Enigma) label. The band was busy touring North America until 1986 when their second album "Poison Love" was released in America on Chameleon/Suite Beat and in Europe on Stiff U.K. and New Rose. Touring then expanded into Canada and Europe. In 1987 The band's third album "Fresh Blood" was released on SST in North America and New Rose in Europe. The origional line-up broke up soon after. Bandleader Greg Davis spent the time between incarnations as a member of the Vandals and backing up country singer Candy Kane. Since then BOTS has released "More Blood" (1993 Semaphore), "Quit Calling Me From Jail" (1994,Kill Rock Stars), "New Blood" (1995, Last Call), and "Flesh and Blood" (2001, One Million Dollar Records). The current line-up includes founder Greg Davis, Dave Frappier (who has anchored himself behind the kit since 1994), and newcomer Al Garcia. The new line-up is putting the finishing touches on a new album (The mud, the blood, and the beer) and getting ready for another tour....

Official Website: http://www.myspace.com/bloodonthesaddle

Added by billholdens on January 31, 2008

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