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3.58 | 8 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1973

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. You Never Win (5:14)
2. The Sweetest Part (3:37)
3. I Don't Understand (5:20)
4. I Need It Higher (4:48)
5. Stony Wellitz (6:30)
6. Hope (7:44)
7. Fool's Parade (4:22)
8. The Piper (4:16)

Total time 41:31

Line-up / Musicians

- Dave Zerfas / drums, percussion, vocals, guitars
- Brian Zerfas / vocals, keyboards, guitars, bass
- Mark Tribby / bass, guitars, vocals
- Bo Gooliak / bass
- Bill Rice / bass, vocals
- Steve Newbold / bass, guitars, vocals
- M. J. Whittemore, Jr. / horn

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ZERFAS Zerfas ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(0%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
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Review by siLLy puPPy
COLLABORATOR PSIKE, JR/F/Canterbury & Eclectic Teams
4 stars Yet another band that put out only one album in the early 70s. Founded by Dave and Herman Zerfas after the breakup of their former band Jubal. This album was totally forgotten and obscure until it was resurrected after the song "I Need It Higher" appeared on the compilation "Love, Peace & Poetry: American Psychedelic Music" in 1997.

Although this is labeled as psychedelic rock, which some tracks are, most tunes to me sound more like well-written 60s psychedelic pop of the Beatles type and even at times like the sunshine pop of The Turtles with pyschedelic overtones. Many of the songs start out with really tripped out intros. Don't think this is just a blatant ripoff of those bands. This has a character all it's own. Some tracks are more psychedelic than others but all are really catchy.

I found this by chance listening to an album on YouTube and it caught my eye as a suggestion on the right hand side. After giving it a listen, I really liked it a lot and snagged myself the unofficially released CD version on Radioactive Records. After giving this a few listens I still like it a lot. Recommended to anyone who loves well-crafted pop/rock with psychedelic touches. Only mildly progressive here at times and not sure if it really warrants being on PA but I refuse to penalize an album for being misplaced.

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3 stars Zerfas were a psychedelic rock band from Indianapolis, formed by the brothers Dave and Brian Zerfas. At the beggining, the band was called Jubal, but the other members has left the party, so the Zerfas brothers finally had a chance to record their material in 1973. This obscure one shot is ... (read more)

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