"Zolar X: Advanced Rocket Roll Elphin Power Pop From Outer Space"
by Dan Kapelovitz
"Planet Plutonia, Zolaria City," specifies lazor lead guitarist Ygarr
Ygarrist. "I was beamed to Earth when I was born." Ygarrist, bassist Jett
Starsystems and drummer Eon Flash all hail from the far, far away planet.
They have come to our world--complete with glitter-rock space suits, alien
hairdos and silver antennae--with a message of love, spoken in the alien
Zolar X members often converse exclusively in Zolaroid, which drives
everyone around them insane. "Nop-Trea Vue Duras Varitrexon. Olio Ey
Navietri Dowtra Dutra. Harmana Uvatrania Steburendom Valtropolis," offers
Ygarr, then translates. "Greetings people of planet Earth. We come to
observe and document. Music is our method to transmit to all through visions
Where is original lead singer Zory Zenith?
He currently resides at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla,
Oregon, for hitting someone over the head with a wine bottle. "He gets out
in 2012," says Ygarr, "unless some miracle happens."
(This article first appeared in Blender Magazine)
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