Don't Fence Us In

Aztex refuses to be ghettoized in the Tejano market

At first, Fox and Guzman made ends meet while they wrote songs that tried to stick the round pegs of rock and R&B into the square holes of various Latin styles. And Fox stuck by Guzman when his cocaine/alcohol habits threatened to spiral out of control. But one day in 1992, Guzman says, he asked the Lord to take the craving away. Finally, their idea for a new band gained some momentum.

Guzman's studio acumen paved the way for the couple to record and tour on Los Super Seven's landmark Grammy-winning debut in 1998. "On tour I was the only girl," Fox remembers. "And I like to show off a little on stage. I'm moving all over the place like jumping beans, and the audiences kept hollering for Joel and me…Maybe that's why we're not on the second one [Los Super Seven's Canto]. I tell Joel that the first album is the Aztex sound, not the Los Super Seven sound."

Fox told Guzman he was singing out of tune, and true love blossomed.
Fox told Guzman he was singing out of tune, and true love blossomed.

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Guzman and Fox's versatility keeps the band going. Guzman/Fox Creative Inc. brings in a steady income from the production of Hispanic commercials and musical soundtracks. Combined with Guzman's session work, the commercial stuff keeps the wolf from their door. It also affords them the time to ensure that their soon-to-be-completed sophomore effort is the best-selling novel to follow up their well-received collection of Short Stories.

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