3/30/2008

THE ZEROS - Right Now !

THE ZEROS Right Now ! 1999 Bomp records 320 kbps
Right now ! / Sneakin' out / Do the swim / Handgrenade heart / Hurry , hurry , hurry / Tonight / Pushin' too hard / They say (that everthing's alright) / Chatterbox / Talkin' /You, me us / Strychnine / Siamese tease /Yo no quiero .
Produced by the Zeros
The Zeros: Javier Escovedo: guitar vocals / Baba Chenelle: drums , vocals / Hector Peñalosa: bass, vocals / Robert Lopez: guitar , vocals .
The Zeros, aka "the Mexican Ramones", who hailed from Chula Vista, California, beginning in 1976. The band was comprised of Robert Lopez (later known as El Vez, "The Mexican Elvis") on vocals, and Javier Escovedo (younger brother of Alejandro Escovedo) on guitar, who were both attending Chula Vista High School; and Hector Penalosa, bass, and Baba Chenelle, drums, who attended Sweetwater High School.
In 1977, The Zeros played their first major gig in Los Angeles at the Orpheum Theater, across the street from Tower Records/Sunset Strip, an influential record store. Opening the show was the first ever performance by The Germs, followed by The Zeros and then The Weirdos. The gig was promoted by Peter Case of The Nerves who later fronted The Breakaways and The Plimsouls. The Zeros first release, "Wimp" b/w "Don't Push Me Around" was released in 1977 on Bomp Records.In 1978, Hector left the band briefly to live and play in Los Angeles, and was replaced by Guy Lopez, Robert’s brother. Soon after, Robert left to live in L.A. as well and his brother quit the Zeros also. Hector rejoined the band and they continued as a trio, and eventually relocated to San Francisco. In 1980, the band recorded a new single with the songs "They say," "Girl on the Block" and "Getting Nowhere Fast." After more touring that led to Austin, Texas and New York City, the band fizzled out.
The Zeros have re-formed sporadically for live shows (such as a 1991 benefit show for ailing punk rocker/writer Craig Lee, and a few years later, Bomp Records' 25th anniversary party), and a full album — 1999's "Right Now!"
More recently, the Zeros reunited one last time to tour in Spain in early 2007.
Covers of songs by The Zeros were released by Los Angeles bands Wednesday Week ("They Say That Everything's Alright") , The Muffs ("Beat Your Heart Out") Spain's La Secta ("Wild Weekend"), Australia's Hoodoo Gurus or Sweden's the Nomads ("Wimp") .

6 commentaires:

Midnight Rambler a dit…

THE ZEROS : Right Now ! 320 kbps + covers

Link :
http://rapidshare.com/files/
103498231/zeros_SOTD_right.rar.html

Enjoy it !

Anonyme a dit…

bonjour, un groupe à côté duquel je suis passé. Quelle erreur!
un autre réalisation de ce groupe sur
"Drunksongs - Sound of The Streets":
-The Zeros - Don´t Push Me Around
http://drunksongs.blogspot.com/2008/02/zeros-dont-push-me-around.html
merci et bonne journée
THIERRY DE BRETAGNE

Anonyme a dit…

Thanks for the post! By the way, Sator made a brilliant cover of The Zeros song "Black 'n' white" on their Barbie-Q-Killers vol. 1 album.

Velho_Safado a dit…

The brasilian punk band Periferia S.A (Ratos De Porão members)
record the Wild Weekend song
http://www.interpunk.com/item.cfm?Item=65833&

Anonyme a dit…

I first heard of the Zeros because Teengenerate covered Wild Weekend. Years later I found out that the magnificent El Vez was in the Zeros.

Is this the same Zeros on the Born To Lose soundtrack?

MIDNIGHT RAMBLER a dit…

Yes it's the same band! The song on the "Born to lose" soundtrack is "Baby's Gotta Have Her Way" from the excellent album "Knockin' Me Dead"...