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The Drags

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C.J.- guitar and vox
Lorca - bass and screams
Keith - skins
One of the wildest acts in garageland, coming from Albuquerque they played all over the U.S. and 2 successful tours through Europe, leaving a horde of bewildered fans.

Albuquerque, NM garage punks the Drags were led by singer/guitarist CJ Pretzel and bassist Lorca Shalom, who previously teamed in the Swizzle Sticks. Completing the line-up with drummer Keith, the group debuted with the single “I Like to Die, ” followed by seven-inches for eMpTy (“Anxiety”) and Rat City (“Well Worth Talking About”). In 1995, the Drags landed at Estrus to release an EP, Dragsploitation…Now!, followed in 1997 by the full-length Stop Rock and Roll. Keith left the group a year later; 1999’s 45 X 3 collected out-of-print and unreleased material from his Drags tenure. Set Right Fit to Blow Clean Up followed in early 2000.

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