Music Reviews: A 1989 Rolling Stones Concert, Plus Rudy De Anda, Darlingside, and Radio Receiver
by Jeff Burger
Rudy De Anda, Tender Epoch. Southern California–based guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter Rudy De Anda makes an impressive solo debut with this difficult-to-categorize album. The record—which is sung mostly in Spanish and employs bass, keyboards, percussion, synthesizer, and organ—draws on genres ranging from Latin and pop to rock, soul, and punk. The music takes lots of surprising twists and turns: one minute, it might conjure up traditional Mexican music or Malo; the next, it may evoke Question Mark and the Mysterians.