Welcome to Vas Llegas (album)

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Welcome to Vas Llegas
Welcome to Vas Llegas cover
Studio album by Carnival Art
Released October 9th, 1992
Recorded Cherokee Recording, LA/A&M Recording, LA/Greene Street Recording, NY
Genre Alternative rock
Length 45:05
Label Beggars Banquet/RCA
BEG 07863 66101-2
Producer Nicholas Sansano
Professional reviews
Carnival Art chronology
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Holy Smokes EP
(1992)
Welcome To Vas Llegas
(1992)
Sucker Punch single (1992)
Singles from Welcome to Vas Llegas
  1. "Sucker Punch"
back cover
photo found on inside cover
disc

Welcome To Vas Llegas is the third and final full-length album by Carnival Art, Brian Bell's Los Angeles-based, pre-Weezer band.

Overview

Welcome To Vas Llegas was the second album the band released on Beggars Banquet, who ended up dropping the group from their roster due to minimal record sales.

The album contains two unlisted tracks. The (mostly) instrumental title track is unlisted, with the track listing starting at 2. Also, at about 5:13 of track 11, as "Pill Bugg" fades out, a song called "The Pussycat Song" fades in.

From the liner notes:

Vas Llegas (vos la gus) lies between here and there, next door to nowhere, just outside of town. It's that place where 'You Go' and 'You Get' to at the same time. Not for a visit or vacation, you just sort of end up there and realize that you've been there before.

All the bars are full and libraries are empty. There aren't any jobs and welfare is a handshake. It's a town with no laws so even crime doesn't pay. All the preachers are churchless because the politicians have turned religion into business and now the politicians are speechless because God has filed for Chapter 11. The streets are claustrophobic in their desolation and hope is the equivalent of taking a cigarette from your last packet of 'Holy Smokes'.

So light up that smoke ad meet some of the permanent residents of this place...

Welcome To Vas Llegas

Track listing

  1. "Welcome To Vas Llegas" (unlisted) 1:40
  2. "Shit Thick" 5:06
  3. "Sucker Punch" 3:23
  4. "Which Is Wig" 3:35
  5. "Dread Full Head" 3:54
  6. "Blue Food" 5:36
  7. "Gold Plated Crazy" 4:36
  8. "Bullet Surprise" 3:23
  9. "Crepitus" 3:59
  10. "Little Elvis" 3:40
  11. "Pill Bugg"/"The Pussycat Song" (unlisted) 6:05

Personnel

  • Michael P. Tak - lead vocals and guitar
  • Ed - guitar
  • Brian Bell - bass
  • Keith Fallis - drums and vocals
  • Horace Blue Veins - vocals on "The Pussycat Song"
  • Nicholas Sansano - producer