WHAT'S UP EL PASO
Girl in a Coma
San Antonio trio re-returns to El Paso
By Leonard Martinez
San Antonio trio Girl In A Coma have performed in El Paso so many times it’s hard to believe they once had a problem with playing here.
Well, they didn’t exactly have a problem with El Paso, just a problem getting here. But once they got here, El Paso fell in love with them.
“It’s a Texas thing and we’re Latinas and that has a lot to do with it,” bassist Jenn Alva said of why she thinks El Pasoans love the band. “We get a lot of support from the community. There’s always been a passionate crowd there. When we first started we had a lot of bad luck with the van breaking down every time we tried to go to El Paso. We called it the El Paso curse. The curse has been broken so we enjoy going there.”
Girl In A Coma, who released their sophomore album “Trio B.C.” on Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records last month, will perform at Zeppelin’s Underground on Saturday.
Q. Compared to the first album, you all had a shorter turnaround
time to write songs for the second album. Did the band write while
touring in support of the first album or did the band decide to wait
until after the tour to start writing for album two?
Q. “Trio B.C.” doesn’t fit a particular genre.
Was that a conscious decision or was it just a product of the songwriting
Q. “Trio B.C.” co-producer Greg Collins has quite a resume.
What was it like working with him and was it different than working
with Gabriel Gonzalez, the album’s other producer?
Q. Sonic Ranch in Tornillo has become the hot place to record. Run
into any other bands while you were recording there last year?
Q. Did you get to meet or talk to Morrissey when the band opened