“CRMNL HYGNE was formed in 2011 over a couple of really good burgers at Olympian Family Restaurant in South Central Los Angeles. Eat lunch there and you might start a band too, its a fucking great establishment. They have Cherry Coke on tap and they are very generous with their Thousand Island dressing, which goes good with anything on the menu. A good vegetarian option is the Avocado Sandwich with fries, a Cherry Coke and a couple things of Thousand Island. Their most famous dish however is the 1/2 Chicken Plate. I had this once with my good friend Grady, we each ordered one to go and ate it on our porch. It was an amazing meal, one of the best ever had by anyone. We each had 2 things of Thousand Island and a Cherry Coke along with it. The description of the plate might sound kind of odd, but it’s one of those things that makes sense once you experience it, like mini golf. The base is a nice romaine salad with tomatoes. Right on top is the chicken… one leg and one breast. To the side is a chunk of buttered garlic bread and behind that is a handful of fries. All this is served with a side of salsa and Thousand Island….mmmm. I’ve also heard amazing things about the various types of face-sized burgers… avocado, avocado w/bacon etc.”
Check out the band at their official Website, Facebook and BandCamp.Their raucous debut self-titled came “CRMNL HYGNE LP” out earlier this year and I want to thank Michael Fiore (Lead Guitar/Vocals), James Pratley Watson (Bass/Vocals) and Sean Erickson (Drums) for taking a few to participate in this edition of First/Last.
James: Black Lips at Music Box in LA.
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