Currently, the band is enjoying enormous success among the Mexican Beatles scene, where they are widely considered as one of the best bands, if not the best Beatles tribute band by die-hard fans and collectors, as well as radio hosts and industry managers. They are also the "house" band hired by record label EMI to perform at Mexican release parties for Beatle records.
The band represented Mexico at Beatles Week 2005 in Liverpool, England, and as a result of their success there, were contacted by managers all over the world to take part in Beatles festivals in the USA, France, Canada and Argentina.
Their immediate plans include performing at the 2006 Latin American Beatle Week, which will be held in Buenos Aires during the first week of December, as well as playing alongside a symphonic orchestra in Mexico in late November. For 2007, the band is slated to appear at Louisville's Abbey Road on the River festival, as well as the release of their first studio CD, which will feature original tunes written by the band.
During 1997, the four-piece band began to rehearse at Jesus' home studio (which later would be named "Churi SPA & Resort"). Here they adopted the name "Los Espermatozoides Furiosos" (The Angry Sperms), which was suggested by Jesus' dad, Churi Mora. The band proceeded to record four home demos and rehearsed almost fifty songs, most of which would be featured at their gigs.
In mid-1998, the band began to play at parties, and finally got a chance to showcase their talents during a Wednesday at a local pizza bar, called "Pettroceli's Pizza". Frequent customers were pleasantly surprised when they enjoyed such a good sound from a band comprised mostly of 16 year olds. The band started to develop loyal followers, and soon were slotted for Friday and Saturday shows.
In July 1999, the band embarked on a month-long schedule which featured close to 70 songs: half of them were selections from classic rock, such as Hotel California, Samba Pa Ti, Last Train to London and such. However, the core of their setlist was formed by Beatles' covers - including some very rare and obscure songs which rarely are performed live, such as "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite".
Rafael left Espiral in late 2000, and Jesus proceeded to record three underground CDs as a member of Espiral. Meanwhile, Miguel Angel and Ignacio were the house band for a rock bar called "Los Mandiles" for most of 2000 and 2001.
Even though their breakup was a tough pill to swallow for all of them, time had begun its natural healing process and by mid-2002, all four Espermatozoides Furiosos' members were already in contact and talking about a possible reunion. Paul McCartney played three concerts in Mexico City in November 2002 which ultimately led to their reunion coming just one month later, when they decided to stage eight concert at Pettroceli's Pizza, just for the sake of old times.
The band faced an interesting dilemma: they could keep playing as a house band for most rock pubs in Mexico City, but after two years of doing so, Miguel, Ignacio and José Luis were getting tired already. It was then that the "Blue Meanie concept" (which is now very popular among lesser copycat tribute bands in Mexico), was born: the band decided to play their favorite pieces by The Beatles, even if they were lesser-known hits or "album-filler" songs.
By that time, there was no other tribute band in Mexico City which dared to think outside the box, so when someone decided to attend a concert by a Beatles-tribute band, the same old setlist was expected to be played by the featured band: all of the #1 hits of the early Beatles period, and a few occasional hits from their post-Magical Mystery period, even one or two solo songs. With this in mind, the band decided not to play it safe and try to innovate with a high show packed with obscure songs.
Also, Mexican tribute bands in the pre-Blue Meanie era were used to be comprised of look-alikes trying to reproduce every single sound in the original Beatle records. This of course was a very difficult task to accomplish for them, since the average Mexican does not look like the average British, and even though chords were faithful to the recordings, the original sound would never be achieved.
Because of this, the band decided not only to play songs which no other Mexican Beatle tribute band had ever played, but also they chose not to imitate the fab four. They would play the songs without altering their harmonies or structure, but would not become obsessed with trying to reproduce the original recordings, instead trying to add their own feel and trademark sound to songs. At first, crowds did not know how to react to this new proposal, and with this in mind, the band elected to name themselves "The Blue Meanies" as a reference to the Yellow Submarine characters which shook up Pepperland trying, in the same way that the band shook up the Mexican Beatle scene.
Pérez happened to be a close friend of Ricardo Calderón and Abel Alvarez, both prominent figures of the Mexican Beatle scene; he decided to contact Calderón and both agreed to schedule a gig for the band during the upcoming ninth edition of Mexico's Beatle Festival. Since the Blue Meanies were totally unknown, they were scheduled to play in the first slot of such festival (Thursday at 11 am), which was usually assigned to the worst band in the lineup.