Iosu Expósito

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Iosu Expósito
Birth name Jesús María Expósito López
Also known as Iosu
Born (1960-12-23)23 December 1960
Santurce, Vizcaya
Died 31 May 1992(1992-05-31) (aged 31), Baracaldo
Genres Punk rock, Alternative rock, hardcore punk
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar
Years active 1977–1992
Associated acts Eskorbuto, RIP, Zarama

Jesús María Expósito López (Santurce, Vizcaya, December 23, 1960 - Baracaldo, May 31, 1992) better known by his nickname Iosu was a Spanish rock musician, known as the guitarist from the punk rock band Eskorbuto.


Iosu Expósito was the guitarist and second singer of Eskorbuto since 1980 to early 1992. Iosu lived his entire life in the city of Santurce Bilbao (Basque Country). During his childhood enjoyed listening to The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Who and then The Clash and Sex Pistols, also he was a great fan of football soccer. Expósito was part of the rock band Zarama, as bass player between 1977 and 1979. In the late 1970s, Expósito worked in a factory at the Santurce harbor. He wrote about the experience in his song, "Cualquier Lugar" (Anywhere). In 1980 formed Eskorbuto with Juanma Suárez and Pako Galán. Iosu would be the band's principle songwriter with occasional contributions from Juanma Suárez. To early 1991, he left the band by health problems, and was absent from the Eskorbuto Mexico Tour, replaced by Iñaki "Gato". After three weeks, Expósito rejoined to the band, recording Demasiados enemigos... in 1991.


In 1991, Iosu began a treatment to leave heroin, as he had become very weak after years of addiction. On 31 May 1992, Iosu died of AIDS-related pneumonia, at the Hospital de Cruces in Baracaldo.

Discography with Eskorbuto[edit]

Studio Albums[1]
Live Albums
  • Jodiéndolo todo (1983)
  • Primeros ensayos 1982 (1992)
  • Que Corra La Sangre: Segunda Maketa (1998)
  • "Mucha Policia, Poca Diversión" (1983)
  • "Eskorbuto Al Parlamento" (1986)
  • "Adios Reina Mía" (1992)


  1. ^ Eskorbuto - Discography