domingo, 11 de maio de 2008

ZIOR - Selftitled (1971 Rare UK Hard Prog Rock)


BANDA BRITÂNICA QUE FAZIA UM HARD ROCK PROGRESSIVO QUE LEMBRA ATOMIC ROOSTER E CACTUS!!! EXCELENTE SOM!! BELO VENENO!! OS CARAS USAVAM FLAUTA, HARMÔNICA E TECLADOS!!

Zior's 1971 debut album got immediate attention when it was released because the band used the same artist that Black Sabbath had used on their first album (an artist called Keef). This first album is a knockout of fantastic heavy rock and is still one of my favourite albums of that year.

Zior had their roots in Southend's early sixties R&B scene. Kevin Bonsor had previously been in a local R&B outfit, The Essex Five, and then classical/rock fusion outfit, Cardboard Orchestra.Pete Brewer had been in another Southend R&B band, The Night Riders. He and Bonsor were Zior's founding members recruiting Truba and Skeels (who'd once played in a London band called The Bum) via a 'Melody Maker' advert.

Zior did have a reputation as a wild live band. They were heavily into Black Magic and Satanic Mass etc. They recorded an album on the Beacon label, later in 1971, which was credited to Monument, though in fact it featured all four members of Zior.


Keith Bonsor (vocals, keyboards, bass, flute)
Peter Brewer (drums, piano, harmonica)
Barry Skeels (bass, vocals)
John Truba (guitar, vocals)

01. I Really Do
02. Za Za Za Za Zilda
03. Loves Desire
04. New Land
05. Now I'm Sad
06. Give Me Love
07. Quabala
08. Oh Maria
09. Your Life Will Burn
10. I Was Fooling
11. Before My Eyes Go Blind
12. Rolling Thunder
13. Dudi Judy [Bonus]
14. Evolution [Bonus]
15. Cat's Eye [Bonus]
16. Strange Kind Of Magic [Bonus]
17. Ride Me Baby [Bonus]

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