Zander of course played â€œKevinâ€ and went on to pursue his true passion of music, writing some of the soundtracks of Alexâ€™s other films, "Sid & Nancy,"& â€œStraight To Hellâ€ as well as acting in them. He is the bass player for one of L.A.â€™s founding punk bands â€œThe Circle Jerksâ€ still on tour after these many years.
Zander has also written with the late Joe Strummer and Scott Weiland. Zander, originally from St Louis moved to California as a teenager. Having become friends while working on â€œRepo Manâ€ in 1984, I reunited with Z when he rented the studio apartment in 1999 over our garage. This was a home my wife and I were renting in Los Angeles. This old Spanish home built in the 1920s has what is very uncommon in L.A. â€œ A basementâ€
This is where we spent countless hours recording analog tracks on an eight track reel to reel. Zanderâ€™s command of musical instrumentation and the help of his many friends who contributed both instrumental and vocal tracks over a period of 3 years evolved when we brought the reels to Brian Suskoâ€™s Westside Recorder Studio.
It was there, that editing, mixing and dozens of more tracks were added digitally over the next few years with Brianâ€™s fine ear.
I moved to Crestline, CA in the San Bernardino Mountains where my wife Viola and I bought a 2 bedroom cabin on an acre of land. I was seeking some peace of mind having been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress. I had served as a Navy Corpsman ( medic) with a Marine platoon in Vietnam in 1970.
After the wildfires in the fall of 2003, I was never able to regain a sense of safety living somewhat remote in the forest and returned to urban L.A. I finally have completed what has been sitting on all those back burners these many years.. The Gousters. The origin of the name is what I perceive as pre-dating the â€œGrunge" look in Seattle.
It was a term we referred to ourselves as of the similar style or â€œnon-styleâ€of the way we dressed while growing up in Chicago in the 1960s based on Black street slang on the south and westside. The genre is alternative country, americana, a mix of country rock, country & ballads.
We sincerely hope you enjoy the music..
Los Angeles, CA
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1. Make Me a Kinder Man
2. Everything's Gonna Be Allright
3. If It All Goes Well
4. Bottlenecked Confusion
5. Closed For Repairs
6. In Eighty Years
7. Only Eighteen
8. Showered in Blue
9. Take Me Down Low
10. Original One
11. Trickle Past
13. Road to Cathay