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There are two things that when I started doing the research for this post a couple of hours ago that really kinda flummoxed me. The first one is that Manos came out in 1993. But in that weird way that I can normally kinda place when records came out by where I listened to them, I could have sworn it was more like 1995 or even 1996.
That said, based on when I put songs from it on compilation tapes, it looks like I got it in early 1994 — from Ragin’ Records, no doubt — and it was one of those records that was part of the transition from Fresno to Oakland, thus me placing in the mid-1990s.