Out of This World Deluxe Box Set
Almost a decade in the making, it’s here – our book, Out of This World: The story of Zolar X. From the people who lived it and are still here living it. We put together this deluxe box set which has a vintage, space punk vibe, designed and hand-crafted by … Zolar X, one of the first true pioneers of DIY and, well, you’ll have to see for yourself.
Almost a decade in the making, it’s here – our book, Out of This World: The story of Zolar X. From the people who lived it and are still here living it. We put together this deluxe box set which has a vintage, space punk vibe, designed and hand-crafted by … Zolar X, one of the first true pioneers of DIY and, well, you’ll have to see for yourself. It’s all in the book.
- Paperback Out of This World autographed.
- Double-sided bookmark, Armando artwork and Raidii X digital art.
- Custom designed sticker based on vintage poster 1974 Buddy Rosenburg which appeared in Creem Magazine.
- Out of This World Button.
- Keepsake Zolarized box.
Planet Earth was not ready for Zolar X when they landed in 1973. With their pointed hairstyles, Spock eyebrows, and wobbly antennae, the zany Zolarians astounded Hollywood and confounded staid record company executives. When few bands wore costumes on the street, the band must have seemed like actual aliens to shocked Californians. Although more technical, Zolar X foreshadowed the punk movement that would follow years later. Out of this World: The Story of Zolar X harkens back to a place when skimpily dressed teens wasted on Quaaludes copulated in the washrooms at Rodney Bingenheimer’s English Disco. In this promiscuous environment, Zolar X prowled for record deals and unattached females. Surrounded by well-meaning sycophants and greedy hustlers by the score, the skilled musicians lived the rock n’ roll dream to the hilt. Rock was king in the 70s and all they needed was one radio hit. Zolar X amassed a strong local following, but record companies were harder to convince. Showcases flopped and sponsors bailed even as the band’s fan base grew. Calamity followed calamity until the ship went down with all hands-on deck. Willing to change with the times, the guitarist and lead vocalist abandoned their dreams of superstardom, and each formed a new band, punk and pop. They had more practice running from angry jocks and construction workers than their underground counterparts. Naïve and arrogant, yet talented and original, Zolar X has become the stuff of legend and folklore, the band that could have gone all the way to the top. If there’s one thing that history has shown us, it’s that fate has never been kind to the forerunners.