Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab - MFCD 778 • Series: Original Master Recording • Format: CD Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Jazz, Rock • Style: Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Rock
It's not the vocals that define Zero's music - it's never ending instrumentals - a mental journey if you will.
Never chaos though - a well organised trip of musicans who know how to blend their own ways of playing into one way. All being equal and sharing a high quality approach when it comes to recording and playing live - a common goal. The Zero Point! Simply because the company's high quality approach and Zero's musical output matched. Nevertheless the albums disappeared way to early from the MFSL catalogue and thus became rare collector items.
John Cipollina was a constant member of Zero until his death in His rhythm guitar playing can be heard on the first three Straight Jackets - Zero (45) - Here Goes Nothin albums. Steve Kimock has always been the lead guitar player and although he is so talented, he Soldiers Of The Wasteland - Dragonforce - Sonic Firestorm following Cipollina in not getting the recognition he Straight Jackets - Zero (45) - Here Goes Nothin.
Another unsung guitar hero. Even Jerry Garcia mentioned Kimock as one of his favorite guitar players, subsequently Zero always had many fans from the Deadhead scene. Martin Fierro. After their third album "Go Hear Nothin'" which is a live recording, Greg Anton was asked in to compose a soundtrack for a stageplay based on the mid-sixties film 'The Pawnbroker'.
He did this with members of Zero. Unfortunately the soundtrack wasn't released as an album and only available on audio cassette. In addition they also re-released Zero's second album "Nothin' Goes Here". Over the years Zero released four more records information provided underneath. Some band members left and others joined. The core of Anton and Kimock being the same.
A major change was the addition of Robert Hunter as lyricist and Judge Murphy on vocals. This took Zero to yet another level - bringing their instrumentals together with Hunter's lyrics. The high quality remained. Zero stopped playing together at the change of the century but returned to play several shows in Update Martin Fierrowho has been a founding member of Zero, passed away Thurday - March 13, from cancer - please follow the link and read more about Martin on his website.
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