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The Reckless Ways

Power Pop
Los Angeles, California, USA

Mini Mendez started a band called Reckless Love at some point after The Holidays. In 1994, Reckless Love changed drummers and became The Reckless Ways. The bio on the BandCamp page about The Reckless Ways says:

“Formed in 1994, pop/roots trio The Reckless Ways played mostly in lost hideaways and small dives; places with names like Haven, JJ’s Lounge, Boar’s Head; places that for the most part, no longer exist. With their guitar ‘n’ melody-driven sound, The Ways didn’t quite fit into the grunge-covered musical landscape of the ’90s, but that never stopped an upbeat and loud live show. After three years of gigging, the band released their debut EP, Desperate Kiss in 1997, only to pack it in by year’s end.”


Desperate Kiss

1997 Independent

Mini Mendez – Vocals, bass
Steve R – Guitar, lap steel
Michael Plew – Drums

Produced by The Reckless Ways with Michael Misiuk
Engineered by Michael Misiuk at The Bell
Mastered by Tom Parham Audio Prod.
All songs by Mini Mendez
Arranged by The Ways

  1. Yesterdays Fading Away
  2. Cynthia
  3. Yours and Mine
  4. (I’ll Never) Walk Away