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Help me Identify This Glam Rock/New Wave? Band From The 70s/80s
freddiefreelance
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2005-06-16 07:03 am   Permalink

OK, which intrepid Bay Area TCer(s) will go to the reunion gig on Saturday?

Saturday, June 18, The Blank Club, 44 South Almaden Ave, Downtown San Jose.

KFJC 89.7 FM Presents: L.A.'s Early 70's Glitter RocketRollers
ZOLAR-X!
In Their FIRST Gig in 26 Years!!!

plus: TAURUS & MASTER MOTH

Doors open at 9PM, tickets are $8 at the door.
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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2005-06-16 07:14 am   Permalink

An interesting piece of trivia: Ve Neill, singer Zory Zenith's ex-girlfriend who designed the bands makeup, won Oscars for her makeup work on Beetlejuice, Mrs. Doubtfire & Ed Wood, and she was nominated (but didn't win) for Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, Hoffa & Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, which gives us a Pirate connection and tenuous (almost) tiki link to the band.
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purple jade
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From: New Orleans
Posted: 2005-06-16 08:24 am   Permalink

FZ, I told you a hundred times if you didn't send someone to pick up your Ricky Martin fan club starter kit and numerous boxes of Menudo memorabilia, I was going to burn them, so you only have yourself to blame.



 
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Turbogod
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Posted: 2005-06-16 08:34 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-06-15 22:51, purple jade wrote:
I'd love to say I had this little kernel of esoteric knowledge filed away in my head, but actually I did a search for "glam rock alien" and these guys came up.


I am taking post 1000 to say "Great Job PJ", your sluethin' skills are unmatched. I'm sure the "glam rock alien" search had to yield millions of hits. I mean in Glam Rock weren't they all either Aliens or in Drag? A drink on me @ Exotica.
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purple jade
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Posted: 2005-06-16 08:39 am   Permalink

Well, Turbogod, it was the very first hit...but thank you for your support!

Are these guys included in the Spacerock compilation, Dr.FF?


 
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freddiefreelance
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Posted: 2005-06-16 11:14 am   Permalink

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On 2005-06-16 08:39, purple jade wrote:
Are these guys included in the Spacerock compilation, Dr.FF?


Sorry, PJ, this is the first I've heard of'em. I moved out to LA 4 years after they disintegrated, and that's at least a generation in the life cycle of the Sunset Strip.

The Utopia Device, the Space Rock Box, is coming up on 5 disks long now: 2 of Old School Space Rock, 1 of newer Psych/Drone style Space Rock, 1 of Classic Rock & Pop bands doing Space Rock, & 1 of Kosmische/Krautrock mixed with a little Space Jazz & Space Classical. This is probably going to be the final count, I keep finding cool stuff, but I can't justify making the comp much bigger. Also, if I keep making it bigger, I'll never finish.
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Tiki-bot
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Posted: 2005-06-16 11:44 am   Permalink

Wow, what a find. Thanks to everyone for all the MP3 links. They sound like a poppier version of Ziggy Stardust-era glam. And they look like a band that should have played in the background of a club scene in that 70s Buck Rogers tv series.

The song title, "I Pulled My Helmet Off (I'm Going To Love Her)" has to be one of the greatest song titles ever.
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Doctor Z
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Posted: 2005-06-16 12:00 pm   Permalink

Wow! When Sabu pulled this picture out of a stack of 80's era southwestern-style pastel artwork and assorted silkscreened prints of fish that some older gal was selling, he asked if I knew who it was. My guess was "Slade", but obviously I was way off. (Well, actually not too far off, but still...) I think he picked it up for a quarter and said (yes, he actually said this) "I'll bet someone on TikiCentral will know."

I actually don't know what is more surprising: the fact that this woman had this picture in the first place (I mean it was seriously out of oplace and out of context - it was much more of a 'faux country style' garage sale, with fabric pieces, used candles, lots of clothes and some other random things 'country-esque' items) or that within a few days this band has gone from being completely unknown to having folks planning on going to their reunion show!

Amazing!
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PiPhiRho
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Posted: 2005-06-16 12:54 pm   Permalink

Seems to be a case of some sort of cosmic entrainment. Sabu pulls a forgotten picture of a forgotten band out of an out of place stack of unrelated junk... just at the time that this forgotten band is staging a comeback? It would seem that their time may have come at last.


 
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thejab
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Posted: 2005-06-16 1:21 pm   Permalink

I'll have to miss the San Jose show (I'll be in Portland) but they're playing in San Francisco on July 8th. at Great American Music Hall and I wouldn't miss it! Thanks Sabu and Purple Jade!

Zorch! (martin for zazz)


 
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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2005-06-16 1:59 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-06-16 12:00, Doctor Z wrote:
or that within a few days this band has gone from being completely unknown to having folks planning on going to their reunion show!
Amazing!


No dought.
Is this like some Omen thread or something?
Maybe I should go to the July 8th concert.
They may have the answer to the meaning of life that we are searching for (Other that the Bong version).
If not, at least I'll get a beer out of it.



 
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thejab
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Posted: 2005-06-16 2:13 pm   Permalink

I think their web site is getting more hits than ever thanks to us! I keep getting this error when looking at the web site: "The web site you are trying to access has exceeded its allocated data transfer."

 
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CaptainKneePads Tiki
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Posted: 2005-06-16 2:47 pm   Permalink

What a great lookin bunch of guys. I better get ahold of them soon cause I think they could use some of my "Authentic Hawiian Tiki Kneepads". Me, Son of a Beach, and Darth Vader Tiki will show up in force at their reunion show..I CAN'T WAIT!!!!
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purple jade
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Posted: 2005-06-16 2:57 pm   Permalink

Wait a minnit...
It's all starting to make sense...
Is that a swoggling sensation I feel in the horn area?

Sabu has obviously taken a job promoting this reunion concert (it's probably his second cousin's band) and has set up this treasure hunt as an elaborate publicity stunt to drum up interest in the show within the ranks of TC!

Oh Sabu...



 
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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From: Carson, California
Posted: 2005-06-16 3:28 pm   Permalink

Not So!

Honestly, this is better than I could have ever hoped for. Zolar X for crissakes!

When I found the photo I thought, "this is probably some fairly well-known rock band that I've just never heard about because I listened to John Denver during my formative years. But Freakin' Zolar X???!!! I'm pleasantly dumbfounded. Talk about obscure. I half-new that Purple Jade would be the first to uncover the mystery.

You guys are right - the synchronicity of it all is great. Doctor Z - shall we make it a road-trip and see the concert with Jab? I wouldn't mind getting my photo signed now. Suddenly, I feel the need to cherish it.

On the other hand, vintage Zolar X stuff seems to be going through the roof on eBay. Original vinyl lps for over $200 !? Maybe I should sell it. You folks have practically written my auction for me.

For the moment, I'm happy just listening to the tracks I've downloaded. Thanks for all the help tracking this band down. This throwaway post has become one of my favorites now.

PJ - another I.O.U. I hope you don't call them all in at once.

Sabu
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