1987 Cruzados – After Dark

After Dark is the second and last album by Los Angeles chicano rock band Cruzados, released in 1987. This album is lesser known to its 1985 preceder, as is the line-up for the band, which features guitarist Marshall Rohner in the place of Steven Hufsteter. The album featured fewer elements of blues, and featured more acoustic songs (“Small Town Love”, “Time for Waiting”) and even experimented with pop-rock (“I Want Your World to Turn”) and folk rock (“Road of Truth”). The album’s songwriting was also mainly done by rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist Tito Larriva, with help from bassist Tony Marsico on a few songs.

A year after the album was released, the band split up.


1  Small Town Love (Tito Larriva; Tony Marsico) 03:56
2  Bed Of Lies (Lynne Stewart; Tito Larriva) 03:35
3  Road Of Truth (Tito Larriva; Tony Marsico) 03:06
4  Last Ride (Marshall Rohner; Tito Larriva; Tony Marsico) 03:56
5  Time For Waiting (Tito Larriva) 03:55
6  Young And On Fire (Tito Larriva) 03:04
7  Summer’s Come, Summer’s Gone (Tito Larriva) 03:35
8  I Want Your World To Turn (Billy Steinberg; Tom Kelly) 04:13
9  Chains Of Freedom (Tito Larriva) 03:46
10  Blue Sofa (Still A Fool) (Tito Larriva) 04:58



BassTony Marsico
DrumsCharlie Quintana
GuitarMarshall Rohner
GuitarTito Larriva
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
SaxJerry Peterson
PercussionCharlie Quintana
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsCharlotte Crossley
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsTom Kelly
Background VocalsWaddy Wachtel
VocalsTony Marsico
VocalsMarshall Rohner
VocalsTito Larriva

Other Musicians

1 Small Town Love

Background VocalsDon Henley

3 Road Of Truth

HarmonicaPaul Butterfield
Background VocalsJohn David Souther

5 Time For Waiting

Background VocalsEG Daily

7 Summer’s Come, Summer’s Gone

Background VocalsAndrew Williams
Background VocalsDavid B Williams

8 I Want Your World To Turn

MarimbaFrank Marsico
Background VocalsPat Benatar

Liner Notes

Producer – Greg Ladanyi, Waddy Wachtel (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10)
Producer – Rodney Mills (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10)
Producer – Billy Steinberg, Tom Kelly (Track 8)
Engineer – George Tutko, Greg Ladanyi, Rodney Mills
Engineer (Additional) – Barry Conley, Brendan O’Brien, Dennis Kirk, Duane Seykora, Mark Ettel, Sharon Rice, Shep Lonsdale
Mastered By – Doug Sax
Mixed By – Greg Ladanyi, Waddy Wachtel (Tracks 1 , 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10)
Mixed By – Billy Steinberg, George Tutko, Tom Kelly (Track 8)
Technician (Drums) – Ross Garfield

Art Direction – Maude Gilman
Photography By – Moshe Brakha

Record Company – Bertelsmann Music Group
Distributed By – BMG Records
Distributed By – BMG Ariola
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Arista Records, Inc.
Pressed By – Sonopress
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – The Complex
Recorded At – Baby’O Recorders
Recorded At – Record One, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Summa Studios
Recorded At – Rock Steady
Recorded At – Music Grinder Studios
Recorded At – Studio One, Doraville
Mixed At – The Complex
Mixed At – One On One Studios
Mastered At – The Mastering Lab