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"We'll always be punk."-S.C. RanklVocals and Bass: Josh KendallGuitar and back up vocals: Tony ZepedaGuitar: Joe SkrollThey say that the finer things in life are those, which are peaceful. Peaceful, shmeaceful. When it comes to music, nothing can get under your skin and infect your blood stream like the rawness of a good old-fashioned punk rock album from Short Changed. Even though they threw the whole thing together in a day, it sold out within two months. For their first ever five-track album, I could tell they needed a producer because of the quality of the album. But other than that, it was musically and lyrically exceptional. Who knew that you could mess around in some small studio and end up selling something that you never planned for? In this album, lead singer/guitarist Tony Zepeda sang most of the songs. The rest were sung by Josh Kendall who was the drummer at that time. Everyone's role was pretty confusing a few months back. This West Hills band started out with their lead singer Carlos Trujillo, who graduated from ECR a few years ago. Joe Kroll had been playing the guitar along with Tony Zepeda, with Josh Kendall as their drummer, and Sammy as their bass player. More and more problems grew with two of the band members, Carlos and Sammy. The other band members couldn't get on the same level as Carlos. Having their personal differences, they simply did not get along. Carlos soon left the band in March, one week before the band was going to record, which left them with only four members. Luckily, we have come across a very talented and devoted band. Tony took Carlos's role as the lead singer and guitarist, while Josh and the rest of the group kept their positions. They weren't about to let anything ruin what they had worked hard for. After recording the short album, "Burner Recording Sessions" at Love Juice Laboratories in Riverside, they performed many shows at parties and at the Cobalt Caf. I can rememb...

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