Rockin' at Ground Zero. The Gears enthusiastically embraced the fast and loud part of punk, but they also threw in dashes of surf music, garage rock, blues, and cool sounds of the '50s, and their first album, Rockin' at Ground Zero, is a killer blend of punk speed and fury tempered with greaser cool. Reese is a solid vocalist with plenty of swagger in his voice but no wasted affectations, while Spike's thick, gutsy guitar work and the crash-boom-bang rhythm work of bassist Brian Redz and drummer Dave Drive keep these songs in forward momentum at all times
Complete your The Gears collection. I used to own this record. Has anyone seen The Gears documentary called "Don't Be Afraid To Pogo"?
Album · 1979 · 18 Songs. The dirty, motored-up sound of Hollywood rock ’n’ roll is greasy and grinding on The Gears’ 1980 low-culture classic Rocking at Ground Zero. In fact, there’s enough punk, beach, and garage throwback to easily understand how future chart-toppers, such as The Go-Go's and Green Day, were fans of this band.
Rockin' at Ground Zero. LP (12" album, 33 rpm), Remastered. The Gears classic and one of the best . punk albums 'Rockin At Ground Zero' is back, with much more! The band formed in 1978 with Axxel G. Reese (vocals) & Dave Drive (drums) childhood buddies from the part of Los Angeles near downtown called Glassell Park. They created their own sound which was called Punk Surfabilly from seeing the early Hollywood punk bands and being influenced by other cultures of . After their first single, Crazy Rueben was out and Kidd Spike was recruited from The Controllers to play guitar
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Tracklist Hide Credits
|2||Let's Go To The Beach||2:28|
|3||Don't Be Afraid To Pogo||1:25|
|4||Elks Lodge Blues||2:06|
|9||High School Girls||1:38|
|10||The Last Chord||2:09|
|12||Rockin' At Ground Zero||1:44|
|13||I Smoke Dope||1:30|
Backing Vocals – Tito Larriva
|16||Let's Go To The Beach||2:27|
|18||Don't Be Afraid To Pogo||1:34|
- Bass – Brian Redz, Gabriel Shock (tracks: 16 to 19)
- Drums – Dave Drive
- Engineer – Max*, Noah Shark
- Guitar – Crazy Ruben (tracks: 16 to 19), Kidd Spike (tracks: 1 to 15)
- Other [Typesetting] – Jenny Soup
- Photography – Ronn Spencer
- Producer – Gary Hirstius (tracks: 1 to 16)
- Vocals – Axxel G. Reese
- Written-By – D. Drive* (tracks: 2, 3), R. Urbina* (tracks: 2, 3), The Gears
NotesTest Pressing copies #/100 & signed by Kidd Spike.
Comes in generic LP sleeve w/ xerox "flyer" sheet slipped inside the shrink wrap in the front, and info/track sheet in the back.
Tracks 1 to 16 recorded April 22, 1980
All songs written by The Gears 1980 Four Speed Music
© Four Speed Music
℗ 1992 Iloki Records
|GS6471||The Gears||Rockin' At Ground Zero (LP)||Playgems Records||GS6471||US||1980|
|HEP0001-1||The Gears||Rockin' At Ground Zero (LP, RE, Gol)||Hep Cat Records||HEP0001-1||US||2009|
|HEP0001-1||The Gears||Rockin' At Ground Zero (LP, RE)||Hep Cat Records||HEP0001-1||US||2009|
|ILCD 1016, ILCD1016||The Gears||Rockin' At Ground Zero (CD, Album, RE)||Iloki Records, Iloki Records||ILCD 1016, ILCD1016||US||1992|
|BA1130||The Gears||Rockin' At Ground Zero (LP)||Dionysus Records, Bacchus Archives||BA1130||US||1999|