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ZEROS "Don't Push Me Around" LP
Bomp Records

ZEROS "Don't Push Me Around" LP

$17.00


The Zeros weren’t just an American band from California, they were Chicano kids caught up in the mix of the legendary punk rock scene that was going on in Los Angeles in the late 70s. The band’s first album, Don’t Push Me Around, is an essential piece of music history. Often tagged as the Mexican Ramones, The Zeros played a style of snotty pop punk with crunchy guitars and heavy Mexican accents on the vocals. Formed in 1976, the band included Javier Escobedo on guitar and vocals, Robert Lopez on guitar (later to become El Vez), Hector Peñalosa on bass and Baba Chenelle on the drums. Coming out of the scene that birthed underground legends later to be greatly admired such as The Germs, The Weirdos and Circle Jerks, The Zeros never got that legendary acclaim outside of a smaller circle of admirers. But the Zeros stood aside the punk sound that was popular in LA. Instead of adapting to the more in your face punk sound of the time and place, The Zeros concentrated more on pop melodies and singing about girls. As gritty as they tried to sound, the power pop influences of bands like The Nerves seeped through the sound if this group. They were just a little band of pimple faced Chicano punks in the middle of what was to become iconic times in history that would later be looked back at and analyzed many times over for its contribution to the story of American music. On their debut album, Don’t Push Me Around, The Zeros deliver a pop punk package ready for pogo partying jammed with teenage punk lust. Overall this band is a great listening experience, Don’t Push Me Around is a classic underground album that is now appreciated and celebrated beyond the cult realm. You will see their name on all the old punk flyers and get named dropped all over the books and magazines that talk about the crazy LA punk scene. The Zeros are now considered pioneers of the late 70’s west coast punk explosion and are essential to the history of American music. - http://thefusionmag.com/