Los Crudos collection,1991-1998.

Collection Number: 7790

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Los Crudos collection, 1991-1998.
Collection Number:
7790
Creator:
Martín, Sorrondeguy
Quantity:
0.2 cubic feet (40 items).
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
40 items including posters, flyers, handbills, lyric sheets, LP inserts, record covers, audiocassette tape covers, and other ephemera, documenting the band's performances in Brazil, Canada, France, Japan, and Mexico, as well as in many U.S. cities. Included is the flyer for the band's first performance in 1991, as well as the poster for its final concert in 1998, which is an original linocut print produced by the noted gallery and printmaking workshop Taller Mestizarte. Also included are one issue of the zine Conexion rockeria (Broadville, Illinois); an original artwork using photocopy, two-color serigraphy and collage, for the cover of a 45 rpm extended play record, Las injusticias caen como pesadillas (1993); and a flyer for a Los Crudos concert in Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico, with questions handwritten in Spanish on the back, from a writer for a Mexican punk zine who interviewed the band.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Los Crudos was a Chicago-based Latino hardcore punk band, founded by Martín Sorrondeguy, who also served as its lead singer. The band played together from 1991-1998, after which Sorrondeguy moved to San Francisco and founded the queercore band Limp Wrist. Los Crudos engaged with progressive cultural and political issues, including Latino and immigrant rights, anti-racism organizing, feminism, critiques of violence in gang culture, sexuality, and critiques of mainstream popular culture. Los Crudos also identified publicly as a straight-edge band that rejected alcohol and drug use, as part of the group's broader insistence on political awareness and resistance to the stupefying effects of contemporary consumer culture.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

40 items including posters, flyers, handbills, lyric sheets, LP inserts, record covers, audiocassette tape covers, and other ephemera, documenting the band's performances in Brazil, Canada, France, Japan, and Mexico, as well as in many U.S. cities. Included is the flyer for the band's first performance in 1991, as well as the poster for its final concert in 1998, which is an original linocut print produced by the noted gallery and printmaking workshop Taller Mestizarte. Also included are one issue of the zine Conexion rockeria (Broadville, Illinois); an original artwork using photocopy, two-color serigraphy and collage, for the cover of a 45 rpm extended play record, Las injusticias caen como pesadillas (1993); and a flyer for a Los Crudos concert in Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico, with questions handwritten in Spanish on the back, from a writer for a Mexican punk zine who interviewed the band.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Sorrondeguy, Martín,
Crudos (Musical group)
Crudos (Musical group)

Subjects:
Punk culture -- United States.
Punk rock music -- United States.
Mexican American musicians.
Latinos (United States).
Hispanics (United States).
Gay musicians -- United States.
Straight-edge (Music) -- United States.
Straight-edge culture.
Hardcore (Music) -- United States.
Gay musicians
Hardcore (Music)
Mexican American musicians
Punk culture
Punk rock music
Straight-edge culture
Straight-edge (Music)

Places:
United States

Form and Genre Terms:
Posters.
Fliers (printed matter).


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Martín Sorrondeguy, collector. Los Crudos Collection, #7790. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

NOTES

Collecting Program: Human Sexuality Collection.