Gang's Back

Gang's Back is a six member group that was formed in Fresno, California in 1976.
Members of the group are Fresno Cruz - vocals and sax, Rick Gonzalez - guitar, Robert Ramirez - drums, Richard Cruz - keyboards and trumpet, Arturo Aldana - bass and Joe Cruz - trombone.
The group combined R&B, Funk Jazz, Latin & pop flavor in their music, worked on creating their own unique flavor on the West Coast club circuit.
By 1980 they were appearing with headliners like Tower Of Power, Jose Whatley, Shalamar, War, G.Q., Tierra & many others.
Gang's Back was signed to Handshake Records, a subsidiary of Columbia in 1981.
Their self-titled debut LP was produced by Barney Perkins, who worked with the Supremes & The Temptations and co-produced by Tony Coleman, who wrote songs for Quincy Jones and James Ingrams.
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Gang's Back - Gang's Back album art Gang's Back Gang's Back (Album) Handshake Records And Tapes US 1982 Sell This Version
Gang's Back - Lies In Disguise album art Gang's Back Lies In Disguise (Album) AKO Records US 1985 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Gang's Back - Hot Fun album art Gang's Back Hot Fun Handshake Records And Tapes US 1981 Sell This Version
Gang's Back - Got My Eye On You album art Gang's Back Got My Eye On You (Maxi) Handshake Records And Tapes US 1982 Sell This Version
GB-14 Gang's Back Love Comes And Goes / Magic Touch(7") Gang's Back Records GB-14 US Unknown Sell This Version

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May 6, 2014
Looking for the first release of hot fun on 45 before handshake. It was a white label and the song was a bit less produced and more funkier! I use to have two copies! I bought it at house of music in Madera CA in 1981. I never really dug the handshake version of for fun.... Way too smoothed out.


August 26, 2010
You forgot to add Allen Rodriguez to the list of who was in the band...The bass player that rocked that shit...

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