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The Cruzados were a 1980s rock band from Los Angeles, California.


The Cruzados were formed in 1983 by the members of The Plugz, featuring members Tito Larriva, Tony Marsico, Steven Hufsteter, Chalo Quintana,

The band's self-titled album on Arista Records, Cruzados, was released in 1985 as well as their second album After Dark in 1987.

The Cruzados also performed the song "Don't Throw Stones" in the 1989 movie Road House. In 2021 the Cruzados released their third studio album “She’s Automatic”

Tito Larriva performs with his band Tito & Tarantula and are best known for their appearance in the film “From Dusk Till Dawn”. Steven Hufsteter performed with his band Shrine” as well as with Tito & Tarantula. Quintana played drums for Bob Dylan, Izzy Stradlin & the JuJu Hounds]] and Social Distortion. Quintana died in 2018. Marsico became bassist for Bob Dylan, Matthew Sweet, Neil Young, Roger Daltrey and Marianne Faithfull. Rohner became guitarist for the band T.S.O.L. but died in October 2005. In 2020, bassist Tony Marsico restarted the Cruzados and released a new album with members Ron Young, Loren Molinare, Mark Tremalgia and Rob Klonel.


Jenny Morris included a cover of the Cruzados song "Rising Sun" on her 1987 album, Body and Soul.


Original line-up
Members at the dissolution of the band


Title Year Type
Cruzados 1985 Studio album
After Dark 1987 Studio album
She's Automatic 2021 Studio album

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