Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The Cinnamon Imperials

I saw the first Cinnamon Imperials show at Epicenter. They played with Wat Tyler and J Church. It was my first time at Epicenter, although I would go on to spend many hours there over the years once I became a volunteer. Through working at Epicenter I eventually met Trixie, who played guitar.

I used to have a shirt but I gave it away many years ago. I also used to have two Jawbreaker shirts that I later gave away. I used to be a lot more generous with my clothing, apparently.

I always liked this band. San Francisco pop! What's not to love?

I also saw the last Cinnamon Imperials show. It was at a party somewhere in The Mission, I think.

Trixie and I later started a band together, but that is a story for another day.

Ladies and gentlemen, for your listening pleasure, 3 sides of The Cinnamon Imperials.

I Hope No One Finds Out (Broken Rekids)
1. Kicked Out
2. Fine Then
3. X Marks The Spot
4. Board Games Anyone?

The Cinnamon Imperials/Phantom Pregnancies (Honey Bear)
1. Right Now
2. Tongue Kung Fu


Galen said...

Thanks--it's nice to know I was in a band someone remembers 10 years later!

nerdatron said...

You are ridiculously awesome. I've been begging my friend Denise to upload the Cinnamon Imperials seven inch. You had the tape. They were an awesome band. I saw them with Kaia and Miranda July at the Laundromat in SF.

BJ Rubin said...

I was also at that show, if memory serves.

envythedead said...

they were the talk of the mission for a little while. i remember them fondly. i still have the "i hope no one finds out" 7", but haven't heard it in years. now i can listen to it on my ipod and relive the memories. thanks!

Pegboy said...

This is so rad. Does anyone else out there have the 3LP + 7" 'Wood Panel Pacer Wagon with Mags'? Has their track called 'Gift' as well as the best J Church song ever called '30 Second song'. Effin sweet!

BJ Rubin said...

I have seen that record a million times but I don't think I can bring myself to purchase it and digitize it for the sake of a few songs. The completist in me wants to, but there just aren't enough hours in the day!