Luto: Ha muerto Steve Soto, fundador de Adolescents
Esta semana llenó de luto a los fanáticos del punk, con la muerte de Steve Soto.
De 54 años, el bajista alcanzó notoriedad al ser uno de los fundadores de Adolescents y Agent Orange, nombres ineludibles cuando se habla de la formación de la escena californiana. Además, desarrolló una carrera de más de cuatro décadas integrando bandas como Legal Weapon, Joyride, Manic Hispanic y acompañó a CJ Ramone. Las causas de su fallecimiento son desconocidas.
"No sé qué decir o hacer", escribió Tony Reflex, su compañero en Adolescents. Una vez que se hizo conocida la noticia, varias figuras como Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day), Rancid, Laura Jane Grace, Bad Religion y Suicidal Tendencies, mostraron su pesar.
I have to share the story with this post. Last night around midnight I was fuming over the current political/social climate that’s reeking havoc in America. I wanted to lash out. I wanted to punch something. I wanted to scream fuck you into the ether.. alas I decided to make a playlist instead. punk rock bands that reflect my despair. Something fast loud catchy. I like drugs! I want to give you the creeps! Teenage rebel!! GIMMIE GIMMIE GIMMIE! Code blue!! I couldn’t decide which adolescents song to put on.. hmm.. Rip it up? Creatures? Kids of the black hole? The whole album is so great. Finally decided on Amoeba remembering seeing them in Sacramento in a Park in the 80s.. such a great show. Such a great song. This playlist hit the right spot for me when I needed it the most. Twisted, fucked up, brilliant. Music is a powerful tool in times of anger and sadness. Anyway an hour later I looked at Instagram and saw people eulogizing Steve Soto died. Life isn’t fair. Sometimes it just sucks.. But music can help you feel like you’re not alone. Amoeba did that for me last night. RIP Steve Soto
RIP Steve Soto, fellow traveler, founding member of @TheAdolescents and Agent Orange. Our hearts go out to family, friends, & the fans. You died too young but your music will live forever. pic.twitter.com/knhUB4n87x— Bad Religion (@badreligion) 28 de junio de 2018
We are devastated by the news of Steve Soto’s passing. He played in so many great bands, was a great bass player, guitar player, & singer, but mostly he was just an honest & sweet guy. He was our hero in the Adolescents and an inspiration to us as musicians. #heartbroken— Offspring (@offspring) 28 de junio de 2018
When you talk about California punk Rock and Punk Rock in general, Steve Soto will forever be on top of the list of people who put it on the map. He 100% helped pave the way for all of us who decided to pick up an instrument and play our version of Punk. You will be missed. RIP pic.twitter.com/usYcaYLPxC— RANCID (@Rancid) 28 de junio de 2018
Two years ago with Adolescents in Germany.... RIP Steve Soto: Much love & massive respect. - SxTx pic.twitter.com/WWuFdxB4Cz— SUICIDAL TENDENCIES (@OFFICIALSTIG) 28 de junio de 2018
Saddened to hear about the passing of Steve Soto. I only knew Steve in passing, our bands played a handful of shows together over the years. Was always a welcoming and friendly face to run into. I’m appreciative of those memories and having had the chance to share the stage.— Laura Jane Grace (@LauraJaneGrace) 28 de junio de 2018
Not a whole lot of people I’ve met in my life that I could call up anytime, anywhere, any condition and they would help. My brother Steve Soto was one of the few. I owe most of what I’ve done post Ramones to Steve. He put the band together to record all 3 of my releases and toured with me for 5 years. He called in favors from some big SOCAL players to help me out when I was just coming back into music. He organized the record deal we got with Fat records, and always took time to talk with me when things were tough. I could relax on stage with Steve behind me, his playing was as solid as it gets, and his voice boomed over mine when I was burnt and had no voice left. I did my best to repay him in anyway I could and I hope he knew how much I appreciated, loved, and respected him. I’m going to miss him. Rock on my brother. See you on the other side.