Saturday 18 October 2014

The Zeros - Beat Your Heart Out

An oldie today by a band that are often referred to as being the Mexican Ramones but were actually inspired by The New York Dolls and The Velvet Underground. Forming in 1976 in Chula Vista, California, the band originally consisted of teenagers Javier Escovedo (vocals/guitar), Robert Lopez (aka El Vez)(guitar), Hector Penalosa (bass) and Baba Chenelle (drums). Their first single, Wimp/Don't Push Me Around, was released the following year and this was followed in 1978 by the classic Beat Your Heart Out/Wild Weekend. 1980 saw them put out one of the eras finest albums, also entitled Don't Push Me Around, it's a collection of great songs that should be on every punk fan's shelf. They split in the early 80's but resurfaced in the 90's with new material and have toured intermittently ever since. Also covered by The Muffs, their second single is probably my favourite song of theirs, this is Beat Your Heart Out.....

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