Don’t Push Me Around (1980)
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.
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”) and The Muffs (“Beat Your Heart Out”).