In the 1980s, the Sunset Strip was a hotbed. Amidst the chaos, and debauchery, there was a deep-seated layer of superb musicianship brimming to the top, and overflowing with grandeur.
Amongst this bustling scene, was throwback drummer Carl Elizondo, who as a member of The Greg Leon Invasion, SIN, and Jag Wire, proved an integral piece to the 80s glam metal bubble, which unfortunately burst before Elizondo and his cohorts could claim their portion of the lion’s share.
In the wake of three near-misses with SIN and Jag Wire, Elizondo would be offered a gig with W.A.S.P. and an audition with Ozzy Osbourne. While he ultimately passed on W.A.S.P. and missed out on Ozzy, one thing was clear, Elizondo’s hard-hitting, yet low-key impact left a permanent impression from, if nothing else, a historical perspective.
From his home in Nevada, Elizondo recently ran through his memories of the 1980s rock scene, as well as his various trials, tribulations, and triumphs.
As a burgeoning musician, take me through some of your early leanings which gravitated you toward music. READ MORE
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A Review of the song "Rhythm" from " At Her Majesty's Command We Present:"
By Diva Shane
CarlElizondo & The Royal Union Of Architects- I am getting so many flavors of music in this song it’s outrageous! I’m having a blast just setting here enjoying the patchwork quilt rich sounds. There are moments where this track feels like a 60’s throw back with a dash of Oasis and maybe even a bit of Styx in the beginning. The drum line is a great happy, poppy beat while the guitar has this slightly muted dirty sound. I loved the guitar solo, that riff is so fun to listen to. Vocally I am grooving on his voice. His song style reminds me of Oasis. It’s kinda trippy the way he modulates his voice.
This song is like an acid trip for your brain. I can see it as a soundtrack piece or playing at home while hanging out with friends. I like it well enough I want to hear more from the band and download this to my server. I have some Beatles, Oasis and even some Alice in Chains I was to pair it with and see what happens.-Musicbank.co
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