SECRETLY CANADIAN is very proud to announce the re-release of “Vicious Circle”, the essential debut punk album by the Midwest punk legends, Zero Boys. In addition we are also releasing for the first time the lost second album, “History Of”, which includes the classic “Livin’ In The ’80s” EP. These two releases constitute the entirety of their recorded output from the classic ’79-’83 era and will be available January 20, 2009 (January 19 for our British friends).
>From ’79 into ’83, the Indianapolis based ZBs were the finest hardcore blitz in the Midwest if not all the lower 48 states. Proof is “Vicious Circle” and the two decades since of copyists, bootleggers, practitioners and reunion concert pogoers.
Zero Boys performed a now infamous show in 1982, at The Barn in Torrence, CA just outside of LA. Zero Boys opened for Dead Kennedys and Minor Threat at the behest of Dead Kennedys’ front man Jello Biafra. This event has been cited as a prime moment when American punks realized that hardcore was no longer a movement isolated to the coasts and a few major cities. The presence, and sheer power of Zero Boys, at the time a little known band from an equally anonymous city Indianapolis, proved that hard core was going to be a national phenomenon.
When the Ramones lost it, the Zero Boys found it; adding a slam brigade fist to the Blitzkrieg Beat. The Zero Boys managed to come with one of the best early ’80s punk records, or one of the best records ever, period.
mp3: Zero Boys “Civilization is Dying” from Vicious Circle: http://www.scjag.com/mp3/sc/civilizationsdying.mp3
mp3: Zero Boys “Livin In The 80s” from History Of: http://www.scjag.com/mp3/sc/livininthe80s.mp3
LINKS:Zero Boys Band Page: http://www.secretlycanadian.com/artist.php?name=zeroboys
Zero Boys Press Photos: http://www.secretlycanadian.com/press/zeroboys/zeroboyspress.php
Zero Boys “Vicious Circle” One Sheet: http://www.secretlycanadian.com/onesheet.php?cat=SC188
Zero Boys “History Of” One Sheet: http://www.secretlycanadian.com/onesheet.php?cat=SC189
Zero Boys Myspace Page:http://www.myspace.com/zeroboys