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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best hope for hard rock after Led Zeppelin

    The first Zebra album is a near-perfect post-Led Zeppelin masterwork of great hard rock, with superb Plant-esque lead vocals, Beatles/CSN-esque harmonies, lead guitar, and a solid rhythm section. For the one-two punch of "As I've Said Before" into "Who's Behind the Door" alone should any fan of '70s and '80s hard rock must have this album. Unfortunately for Zebra, their debut came out in 1983, right at the time MTV was changing the musical landscape, making it so that a band had to be visually-oriented, rendering bands with post Zeppelin, Yes, Boston song-craft and skill obsolete (at the time in the early 1980's), favoring bands such as Duran Duran and Culture Club, whose music was in tune with the times but whose image was even more important than the music (so it appeared when watching MTV). Zebra weren't pretty boys (Def Leppard), nor artsy (Talking Heads, Peter Gabriel) - they just rocked hard and put on great live shows. Too bad that wasn't enough to survive the hostile MTV climate of the 1980's.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Underrated 80's rock!

    One of the most underrated bands of the early 80's, Zebra is long overdue for a revival of interest in, and appreciation for their music. The songs still sound great, and the lyrics and melodies are quite thoughtful and original.

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