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Getting To Know: Tijuana Panthers

By Tijuana Panthers; Photo by Nick Walker on June 12, 2014

 

Getting To Know: Tijuana Panthers

 

OUR BAND’S SPIRIT ANIMAL

 

Pee-wee herman, because we owe him big time for shaping our humor.

 

OUR LEAST FAVORITE THING IN THE UNIVERSE IS

 

Chad doesn’t like pickles; Phil doesn’t like the wind; Daniel doesn’t like people taking advantage of others, especially when it comes to love and “gender wars.”

 

ON THE ROAD

 

We were driving from oregon down to San Francisco at night. As we drove through northern California, we hit a snow storm and we had no chains for the van. Totally felt like we were going to crash.

 

WORST SHOW EVER

 

First time we were in Boston, years ago, first snow of the season and it dumped…everyone stayed in and we ended up playing for the other band and the bartender. Worst part of all was we didn’t have Boston on our tour route and people pleaded for us to come out, so we booked it and those people didn’t even show.

 

 

BEST SHOW EVER

 

FyF and Coachella were fun shows…but the all-time best was when FyF threw a show at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach and they had us support The Dead Milkmen. All our old friends I grew up with came out and we all lost it!

 

DREAM COLLABORATION

 

With Paul Rubens on a music video.

 

WE’LL KNOW WE’VE MADE IT WHEN…

 

When we can quit our day jobs.

 

IDEAL SITUATION FOR SOMEONE TO LISTEN TO OUR MUSIC

 

Smaller clubs are always the best to see your favorite bands.

 

 


 

3 ALBUMS THAT INSPIRED TIJUANA PANTHERS TO MAKE MUSIC

 

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Under the Big Black Sun (1982)

This record influenced Daniel and Phil a lot early on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U2
War (1983)

“Sunday Bloody Sunday” was the first riff Chad learned on guitar. he felt pretty cool after that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dead Milkmen
Big Lizard in My Backyard (1985)

First record that we identified with in junior high and still continue to identify with, along with the rest of their catalog.

 

This article is from FILTER Issue 56