Saturday, April 13, 2013

Society's Fault 4-5-13 - ZOLO edition...

Another episode of the proto-punk, punk and post-punk radio program I do. No Jake this week, so it's slightly less offensive than usual. The music is a little different than usual, however.

Here is the RateYourMusic description of Zolo:

The term "zolo" was first coined by Terry Sharkie via his "Zany Zolo Muzik Hour" radio show to describe a cross-section of bands and artists with similar approaches to music. Zolo is characterized by hyper, jerky rhythms, synthesized bleeps and boings, polka-dot percussion, chipper falsettos, zany imagery, and a Zappa-esque sense of humor. While Zolo contains elements associated with Progressive Rock or New Wave, Zolo itself is a creative thread that runs independently of both of these genres. 

The article goes on to say that, while the term came about in the late 80's, it was applied back to a lot of 70's stuff like Gentle Giant and Todd Rundgren (at least a few albums of his). Soooo, that meant I could make a whole show out of it, still doing the proto-punk thing. Anyhow. I think we covered the genre pretty well. You decide, though.

Tracklist is on Mixcloud.

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