Thursday, August 14, 2008

Zoinks! (Pop Punk/USA)

Zoinks! was both the expression Shaggy would make on "Scooby Doo" and a great pop punk band from Reno, Nevada. The band formed in 1993 and began playing basement shows, releasing their own singles and booking their own tours soon afterwards. This picture is of the band arriving in Seattle on their first Northwest tour, they crashed at my apartment in the U-District. At the time they were a three-piece with Zac singing and on guitar, Rob on bass, and Bob drumming. Zoinks! eventually got pretty big and released quite a few records on Dr. Strange Records, they also had cuts on a few big mid-'90s punk compilations on Lookout! and Epitaph. They were a great catchy band with often funny lyrics, not unlike Seattle band Sicko. The band broke up on 1998.

Zac went on to be in Screeching Weasel for a while ("Major Label Debut" and "Television City Dream" albums), Squirtgun, Crushstory, Common Rider, and currently plays in Big in Japan.

In 2007 Zoinks! reformed and has played out a few times live again. Check out their MySpace page for more info and song samples (the song about being in love with Uma Thurman is still awesome 12 years later). Zoinks! stayed with me on at least two tours and I've hung out with them multiple times in Reno, they are great guys!

Zoinks! - это команда из Невады, существовавшая в середине 90-х. Ребята записали три лонгплея, ипишку и кучу сплитов/семидюймовок. По звучанию это был очень мелодичный, цепляющий поп-панк в лучших традициях того времени. Никакого эмо, альтернативы, брейкдаунов и прочих атрибутов нынешней поп-панк сцены. Местами можно провести параллели со старым Грин Деем, иногда проскальзывают нотки Screeching Weasel (где успел поиграть вокалист Zoinks! - Zac), а еще присутствуют элементы того, что сегодня мы называем new school pop punk'ом.

Zoinks! - 1995 - Bad Move Space Cadet
1. Astronaut 2:03
2. Joe Vs. The Machine 2:56
3. Uma 14 Times 3:58
4. Soap Factory 2:43
5. Greatest American Hero 2:43
6. Thermalosis 1:50
7. Classic Rock Turned Me Into A Psychopathic Killer 1:37
8. Sapsucker Sluggo 3:49
9. Stumpy 1:59
10. Uninspired 2:42
11. Susie Bright 4:19
12. Garbage 2:23
13. All My Grade School Friends Grew Up To Be Jocks

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Zoinks! - 1996 - Stranger Anxiety
1. Dirty Underwear 2:10
2. Page Five (Blue Violet) 1:30
3. Roid Rage Talkshow 2:20
4. Ten Cent Stamps 2:21
5. Stumble 3:14
6. Bridge Over Brautigan 1:38
7. Pedestal 1:57
8. Hooray! 1:34
9. Not As If 2:29
10. Rope Tied 2:10
11. Last Song For Barbie 2:58
12. Sapsucker Sluggo 4:17
13. Brawler 3:26
14. Garbage 3:00
15. Carcinogen (Not About Smoking) 5:23
16. Yearbook 2:29
17. Locked In 2:27
18. False Face 2:30
19. New Shoes 21:00

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Zoinks! - 1997 - Panorama [EP]
1. Chest Pain
2. Pedestal
3. Bridge Over Brautigan
4. Ugly Side
5. Snowshine

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Zoinks! - 1997 - Well And Good
1. Wooden Nickel
2. Through The Turnstile
3. Static
4. Well And Good
5. Brazilian Crystals
6. The Camper
7. Spotlight
8. Neighbors
9. Problem
10. Wage Slavery
11. Panorama
12. The Dragon Song
13. Bonus Track

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5 comment(s):

Punker182 said...

спасибо Сережа :) буду качать!!!))

SpUnK said...

очень даже правельное решение, скажу я тебе :)

Michelle said...

Thanks for the memories...I remember when Zoinks came here to Pensacola and I confronted Bob about something he wrote in his zine Second Guess. Well we ended up becoming friends and started writing awesome letters to each other. I can't seem to track him down on the net. The guys were just great to hang around.

Halfass Steve said...

they do have a myspace. I have contacted them about doing a interview on my radio show. Email me or add my myspace and i will let you know when it will be.

Anonymous said...

you can try myspace. zoinks have been playing, and Bob has a personal page.