Hailing from Providence, these ex-members of Arab on Radar, La Machine and Bossman play music…the kind that inspired
Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore to buy them drinks the last time they played Brooklyn. Made in Mexico came into existence
when Rebecca Mitchell moved to Providence from Oklahoma and was asked by Dare Matheson and Jon Loper (members of
Providence’s psychedelic freak-out ensemble La Machine) to start a band. The rehearsals went strangely at first. Everyone tried
their best to ease the tension by playing music they mutually agreed was good: Captain Beefheart, Devo, Chrome, Amon Duul
II, Teenage Jesus & The Jerks, Sleetmute/Nightmute…and that’s when the writing began. The band debuted before a packed
audience at the Safari Lounge in downtown Providence, with Schneider wielding his trademark Travis Bean aluminum-necked
guitar. As far as the people in attendance were concerned, everything they loved about these artists was back, better than ever.
One sarcastic fan yelled out “Arab on Radar!” Schneider looked out into the crowd and replied, “Made in Mexico!” The fan
replied, “It’s magic!” And it really was.