REAL BOSS HOSS RETIRES!

April 1st, 2009 | News

For six years, Jorge put on some of the best and sometimes only rock ‘n’ roll blow-outs in and around L.A., luring bands like the Phantom Surfers, the A-Bones (with Roy Loney) and the Trashwomen and the Flakes and the Okmoniks and more to the Doll Hut or the wild Stagger Inn or Mr. T’s Bowl or even to Elks Lodges in the valley for old-fashioned psycho garbage parties. Today he announces that (after one more show) he will be retiring. We will miss the Hoss and think of him every time we look at our Norton Sonics re-issues. P.S. We hope this is an April Fool’s joke.

Hello friends,

I have decided to put an end to Real Boss Hoss…

This was a long time coming (as those close to me know) and decided to just do it now…

I will probably have one last show later this year when I host Spain’s Wau y Los Arrrgh’s in September and then that will be it… we will go into the memory banks.

It was a good run that Vito and I started back in 2003… The main reason we started doing shows was to bring some excitement back to LA… bring some of my favorite bands that no one was booking back to LA… Bands from my beloved San Francisco scene – The Phantom Surfers, The Flakes, The Bippies, etc. – local bands like Satan’s Cheerleaders and The South Bay Surfers… “real rock n roll.”

I would like to think that we shook up some stuff down here in dull Los Angeles for a few years and introduced many people to new bands and hopefully managed to infect some kids into starting new bands themselves… Unfortunately things seem to be going back to how they were when we first kick-started Real Boss Hoss and I don’t have the energy or the health right now to continue the fight…

I would like to thank all the bands who played Real Boss Hoss shows, the DJs who spun killer stuff, James Beck for always making a show fun, all the people who helped and supported the Real Boss Hoss shows with promotion, buying t-shirts, etc., making flyers and posters, the venues who gave us a chance to do our thing… it was fun!!

Special thanks to my wife Melinda for all her help and support and very special thanks to the following bands, DJs, and friends: Mike Lucas, Russell Quan, Brett Stillo, Shannon Whitney-Owen, Nick and Ben Simich, Edgar Rodriguez, Sharkey, Ben Day, Jonny Whiteside, Falling James, Kai Roath for always putting up out of town bands, Norma Jean & The Eye, The Be Neats, Rock n Roll Adventure Kids, The Phantom Surfers, The Flakes, The LaTeenos, Satan’s Cheerleaders, The South Bay Surfers, The Jinxes, Thee Cormans, The Bippies, Sir Dance A Lot, Thee Fine Lines, The Knights of the New Crusade, The Chopsticks, The Legendary Stardust Cowboy, Jimmy Angel, The Okmoniks, The Guilty Hearts, The Khans, The Del Lames, The Red Barons, The Go Nuts, Deke Dickerson’s All Star Frat Band, The Boars, The Thingz, The Barbary Coasters, The Sadist V, Da Killa Whales, Beethoven & The Psychedelic Daisy Orchestra, The Traditional Fools, St. Jorge & the Dragons, Tristan & the Tramps, The Worried Minds, The Shruggs, Th’ Losin’ Streaks, Nikki Corvette, The A Bones, Roy Loney, Haunted George, Those Lordsburg Lads, Jail Weddings, The Hexxers, Las Primitivas/Tuff Titties, Mark & The Escorts, Thee Ambertones, The Au Go Go Karts, The Teutonics, The Swiss Family Skiers, The Hysterians, Les Hormones, The Troublemakers, Thee Crucials, The Baci Galoopis, John Schooley, Special Ed, Some Dudes, The Dazes, Wounded Lion, Wild Weekend, Slow Poisoner, The Devilettes, Tony the Tyger, Freakstik13, Audrey Moorehead, DJ Zorch, B In Her Bonnet, Alberto Sol, St. Jorge, DJ Ben Corman, Arlo and Gus at Mr. T’s Bowl, The Stagger Inn, The Ramada Inn, The Elks Lodge, Annie’s Social Club, the Doll Hut (where we got our start), Kaiser Records, Slovenly Records, Repent Records, Norton Records, Hook or Crook, Brat Store, Wes & “Trash-o-matic A Go Go,” Reverend Dan & “Music for Nimrods,” Uncle Tim & “Bomb Shelter,” Allan Larman, Howie Pyro, Joe Escalante, Michael Kaiser and “Radioblivion,” Brat Store, Don’s Music, Rudos & Rubes, Tugboat Studios, LA Record, every sponsor who bought an ad from us, every DJ who plugged our shows, and last but certainly not least – every single one of you who came to a show and supported the bands and this little scene… I THANK YOU ALL from the bottom of my heart…

All my love to you all…

Jorge