Music Ram R.I.P. 


In June 2002, the Current published several stories about Taco Land, including musicians' and patrons' memories of the club and its beloved owner, Ram Ayala.

In light of Ram's shooting death on June 24, the 2002 stories are posted here; in next week's issue, Gilbert Garcia remembers Ram's legacy as an icon in SA's music scene.

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Ram Ayala
(Photo by Mark Greenberg)
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The rivers edge
Misfits, miscreants, and music in the Land of the Taco
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Ram-ese Cliff Notes
The language behind the Taco Land phenomena
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More tales from Taco Land
Memoirs of just another pussy - Sanford Allen recalls his first trip to a place called Taco Land
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From pussy, with love
A bit more on Ram at Taco Land - Hey, this ain't the Alamodome
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A few words from Taco Land
An ode to Ram's place - Song lyrics by the Dead Milkmen



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