Among the group's fans was Jello Biafra, founder of the Dead Kennedys, who in liner notes to an H-Bombs EP, described the H-Bombs' music as "a little Tex-Mex here, garage power there, all whipped into a witch's brew of spitfire guitar and Evan's trademark vocal growl. This is the real stuff." In 1984, Johns relocated to Austin, Texas, to join the band The LeRoi Brothers. In Austin, Johns performed on the 1985 compilation album, Trash, Twang and Thunder by several Austin guitarists who styled themselves as Big Guitars From Texas; the album earned a Grammy nomination for rock-instrumental music. In 1985, Johns re-formed the H-Bombs in Austin and continued as its leader. Johns and the H-Bombs played together for several years thereafter, becoming known for their eclectic repertoire, summarized by one reviewer as "cajun, rockabilly, punk, surf, blues, country – even spaghetti Western soundtrack music." In the mid 1990s, Johns began to suffer alcohol-related and other health problems, and stopped playing regularly in 1998. Johns passed away from complications of liver disease on March 11, 2017 in Austin, Texas age 60. Read more on Last.fm.
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