Time travel back to where it all began. ZOLAR X played twice in 1973. The first show was on December 22nd at the Community Center in San Lorenzo, Ca. and their debut in Hollywood, Ca. was on December 31st at The Starwood. They went on to share stages with Iggy Pop, The New York Dolls and Van Halen. Even in Hollywood (home of movie fantasy) their “space-age” act was not understood and shocked the onlookers. One place on Earth that felt like home to them was Rodney Bingenheimer’s English Disco. Here they could play live shows and have fun. Through the years they had some line-up changes, recorded five times and hit many a brick wall. They saw the death of Glam/Glitter, witnessed the assault of Disco and the rise of Punk. In 1981 after realizing the music industry was not going to let them inside to shake up the status quo the members of ZOLAR X went their separate ways. In 1982 Stephen Della Bosca, aka (Ygarr Ygarrist) released a (DIY) LP called “Timeless” to preserve ZOLAR X’s musical legacy. Think of what it was like back then…can you imagine your lives without the internet? What if there would have been the Web at the Canterbury? Cell phones at Rodney's? Digital cameras at The Masque? These places and times are in the memories of the people who lived through those moments. The answers are just a question away and will be talked about in the documentary being made about ZOLAR X, Starmen on Sunset. “Our past is your Future ”
In August 2004 Alternative Tentacles Records (Jello Biafra) released ZOLAR X’s “Timeless” CD/LP to the world. This was opportunity knocking, so Ygarr Ygarrist (guitar/vocals) and Eon Flash (drums) decided to reform and give a new generation the chance to see and hear some Space/Punk Rocket Roll. From March 2005 through Sept. 2006 Jett Starsystems (bass) joined them. They toured the west coast from Canada to San Diego, played SXSW and toured throughout the Midwest. In October, 2006 Jett Starsystems was let go and replaced by Qazar Quantor who only played 4shows with the band in 2007. X Marks the Spot (Alternative Tentacles) and ZAP You’re Zolarized (Deliar Spacer Core) were released in 2007. 2009 Moto Bass unit (synthesized bass) joined the band until 2011. 2012 saw the self-release of Life Signs from the Stars on the Deliar Spacer Corporation label.
Now, nearing the end of 2012 and looking ahead to 2013 and beyond, Zory Zenith lands, bringing robotic elements of science fiction. THIS is ZOLAR X Studio recording resumes with the finishing of Urban Myths and Observations of Earth adding Zory vocals to both vintage and new material.
With over 200 more new songs ZOLAR X have written you can expect a lot more from the Starship ZOLAR X. “Don’t ever quit, don’t ever jump ship.” - Ygarr Ygarrist, The Plutonian Elf.
ZOLAR X is: Ygarr Ygarrist, Raidia Visual-X, and Zory Zenith.
Past Lineup: Stephen Della Bosca, aka Ygarr Ygarrist; Craig Rinehart, aka Eon Flash; Billy Myers, aka Zory Zenith; Bruce Allen Courtios, aka Zany Zatovian (1973-1975); Ed Dorn (1973-1974); Tom Lee, aka Ufoian Ufar (1976-1980); Ron Eiseman, aka Romm Eclipse (1976-1977); Jeff Porter, aka Jett Starsystems (2005-2006); Scott Noel, aka Qazar Quantor (2007); Rick Swanson, aka Moto Bass Unit (2009-2011).