Joe Raposo (bassist)

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Joe Raposo
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Raposo playing with The Real McKenzies
Background information
Birth name Joe Raposo
Born 1970 (age 47–48)
Genres Punk rock, skate punk
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active 1987–present
Labels Epitaph Records, Fat Wreck Chords
Associated acts Rich Kids on LSD, Lagwagon, The Real McKenzies, Mad Caddies, Dwarves, King City, Jaws, Uke-Hunt

Joe Raposo (born 1970), of Portuguese descent, is the bassist for the seminal California punk rock band Lagwagon and qa engineer lead at Zynga.[1] He also played bass for a period of time for The Real Mckenzies[2] and Mad Caddies.[3] Additionally, Raposo plays bass for the San Francisco-based fusion group King City, with fellow Lagwagon member Chris Rest[4] as well as filling in on bass for several live shows with the Dwarves.[5] Raposo began his career in 1987 at the age of seventeen by joining California hardcore punk band Rich Kids on LSD as their new bassist[6] and remained with RKL until their hiatus in 1996. He began playing shows with RKL again in 2003 (after they had re-formed a year prior) until their current hiatus after the death of lead singer Jason Sears.[7] Raposo joined Lagwagon in 2010, replacing original bassist Jesse Buglione.[8] Raposo also plays bass in the cover band Uke-Hunt.


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  2. ^ Termaat, Miranda (9 February 2009). "The Real McKenzies geven een drinkgelag". Hamburg-Magazin (in Dutch). Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mad Caddies – Sascha Lazor, Keith Douglas". Way Too Loud. 14 February 2010. Retrieved 28 March 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  4. ^ Cheryl Eddy (29 August 2007). "Class of 2007: King City: Most Likely to Carry a Django Reinhardt Album While Wearing a Master of Puppets T-shirt". San Francisco Bay Guardian Online. Retrieved 11 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Joe Raposo". Retrieved 28 March 2013. 
  6. ^ Indiana, Gary (Spring 1989). "RKL Live Interview!!!". Flipside (59). 
  7. ^ Cearley, Anna (3 February 2006). U.S. man who died in Tijuana clinic was singer. San Diego Union-Tribune
  8. ^ "Joey Cape on". 20 May 2010. Retrieved 2011-10-24.