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2.58 | 12 ratings | 2 reviews | 8% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1973

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Cold night (4:15)
2. Summerday (5:15)
3. Everybody knows (3:55)
4. I'm here (6:34)
5. Dedicated to you all (medley) (6:42)
6. Zoo music (7:23)
7. Feelings (4:37)

Bonus Tracks:
8. Change My World (3:31)
9. Holiday (3:25)
10. Walking (2:52)

Total Time: 46:58

Line-up / Musicians

- Robby Pwa / Guitar
- Bert Veldkamp / Bass guitar, vocals
- Eddy Meyer / Keyboards, vocals
- Gerhard Jeltes / Drums

Releases information

Album: Selftitle ℗ 1973 CNR Records
Catalog#: 541645
Produced by Richard du Bois

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ZOO Zoo ratings distribution

(12 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(8%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
Good, but non-essential (25%)
Collectors/fans only (33%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by kenethlevine
2 stars The Dutch band ZOO was a reconfigured version of an earlier group called SPRING, with apparently no familial relation to the British SPRING that unleashed a self titled mellotron-a-saurus in the early 1970s. That said, this sometimes sounds like a caged barely legitimate child of that minor classic. Only the first few tracks are promising, while hardly distinctive, like a cross between ARGENT and the aforementioned, and the rest is, at its best, utterly forgettable blues influenced rock for its time, with occasional prog instrumentation, chiefly the aforementioned 'tron.

At its worst, ZOO subjects us to a pointless drum solo and lyrics that reach for contemporaneous themes as though a record exec told them exactly what they needed to do to be cool, and they didn't realize they should do the exact opposite. The nadir is in the form of a idolatrous BEATLES' medley for which I can only offer the kindly anachronistic "too soon". They also fancy themselves quite the Acapella maestros, but GRACIOUS they aren't, pun intended. Another odd comparison I could make is to the late 1970s release by GALAXY, "Nature's Clear Well", but that's more a case of that album being behind the times than this one being ahead of anything other than its own flat front feet.

I can't recommend this to anyone except the prog fan equivalent of the tourists who have to go to the zoo in every foreign city they visit, no matter how poorly fed and kept its reluctant inhabitants. Oh yes, and blind followers of the Fab Four. Is there such a beast? Nah. 1.5 stars.

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3 stars Looking through a dusty pile of old records for something to play on the radio, I found this little nugget from 1972. Bert Veldkamp plays bass - and later went to join Kayak - and the other musicians were well known around Groningen when I was a kid. Other members of the band had been in a band ... (read more)

Report this review (#2108154) | Posted by Albert H | Tuesday, December 18, 2018 | Review Permanlink

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