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The Pistoleros' Debut Record, Mistaken For Granted, Finally Available Again

Let's step backward, folks. It's 1996, and a hotshot young music writer, Laurie Notaro, is writing about some hotshot young Tempe guitar pop band, The Chimeras, for Phoenix New Times.

"The unofficial bio for The Chimeras has all the stereotypical ingredients of a rock 'n' roll miniseries: alcoholism, drug addiction and rehab, chronic depression and suicide," Notaro writes. "It's not a happy tale, but after nearly four years in development, the plot line finally seems to be aligning with what the band calls 'the right path.'"

See also: Staying Power: The Chimeras Are The Tempe Band That Would Not Die (1996) '90s Survivors The Pistoleros Still Shoot Straight (2012)

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.