Given birth to in Spain but raised in Brooklyn, Barrell started his musical profession when high school finished, using the NYC clothing the Alter Males. Creating a hype for themselves, the music group was authorized to the impartial Big Time Information, but when the business went stomach up, the Alter Males fizzled out. Rather than forming a fresh group immediately, J.Z. made a decision to consider his period, and began operating like a maker and engineer for additional local rings. After dealing with a number of different performers from Arthur Lee to White colored Zombie, Barrell gradually began assembling his personal original materials, which handled upon ’60s surfer music and ’80s contemporary rock. With the help of NYC rings the Clean, Railroad Jerk, as well as the Ladybug Transistor, J.Z. documented his debut recording for Ng Information after a decade of slogging it out within the underground. Entitled Here’s the Shock, the recording received glowing evaluations from Alternative Press as well as other rock and roll mags, as Barrell installed his first countrywide solo tour.