When word spread that A FIR-JU WELL was playing its last show ever, rumors of the bands death were greatly exaggerated. Of equal exaggeration was the local music scenes reaction when the group re-emerged under the name Gringo Star. Whats in a name, anyway? An awful lot. A Fir-Ju Well was a classy, mysterious moniker that hinted at the groups swirling palette of sweat-soaked and baroque psych rock; it was miles away from a side-stabbing Beatles pun. Whether Gringo Star invokes a smile and a groan or just bewilderment, its certainly infused the groups public image with a whole new sense of mystery. Hey, it worked out for Brian Jonestown Massacre, but not so well for John Cougar Concentration Camp.
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