At the end of the video all participants start to play a song under the water. A few could have easily been cut, in my opinion. I've seen Zebrahead 3 or 4 times live, and they never fail to deliver an amazing energy and performance on stage. Hence, live it is very rare for us to play any of these songs. It also gives Dan and Marty plenty of rock to practice their high kicks to before the show. When you do something like that there is a lot of pressure.
Do I think these things are masterpieces? But when Matty walked in and jammed with us, we instantly knew there was a reason we had stuck to it. Go try and match a guitar sound or a snare sound from years and years earlier. We re-recorded some songs from The Yellow and started traveling around the world. So: go check it out and decide for yourself. .
Help the movement and spread the word. Whether they were good sounds or bad sounds, we recaptured them. Also, I think Paul Miner did a fantastic job producing, and Kyle Black killed the mix. S Top Heatseeks and No. All of this is superimposed atop the maudlin lyrics depicting Earthling life in 2019 on Terra Firma.
Not long after the Zebrahead finished their tour through Japan lead singer Mauriello left to form a new rock group called Darling Thieves. The excitement of finding Matty, sticking to our guns, not changing our sound and having labels come back to us was pretty amazing. I rarely listen to albums after they are mixed and mastered, because I have heard the songs over a million times by then, but when I hear these songs, I personally hear tons of potential that was never quite reached. Outside Japan, this will be the first time zebrahead has taken the reigns and self released. We worked super hard during this period and wrote songs for a few years straight, and that is probably why more than a few of these are played live at the shows and will continue to be played as long as we exist. Playing the song over and over and over on eleven is cathartic.
One other thing on this record is once again too many songs. The members were all self-professed fans of punk acts like Green Day, Fugazi, and Descendents, but instead of making an appeal to ska like many of their contemporaries they sought inspiration in rap music. Our sound is so all over the place that we have always had a tough time narrowing down the number of tracks to the industry 10-12 format. The good times had been lost in the drama and constant fighting over the direction of the band. But have never really had a chance to see them live. Right place at the right time and dumb luck sometimes count in life. This is an album that certainly improves the louder it gets, with each track encouraging the audience to crank up the speakers.
Songs like Blackout and Ricky Bobby are great to me. Man With A Mission really got the crowd going and brought Matty and Ali on stage for one of the songs they had made together Out of Control. And over 20 years later, I couldn't imagine doing anything else. In 2014 the band started a crowd funding campaign via PledgeMusic. The song reminds me of Howard Beale from Network. The video shows the band members playing at the swimming pool with a large number of visitors on holiday. Times had changed when we did this, but we went and got the sounds and mixes pretty damn close to all the originals.
Our producer at the time had just bought a record label and asked if he could just release the songs as an album. By this point I had moved pretty close to the stage and during the heavy parts of the song, a mosh pit was in full swing. So, this moment in time stands out for me and makes me pretty proud. We tried out new people for so long, I almost started to believe it. They've also built themselves a strong and dedicated global fanbase, who only grow bigger with each release. I Won't Let You Down 3.
Zebrahead at Rock n Heim was an all-out party with massive crowds at the outdoor venue and even some particularly loyal fans dressed up in a head-to-toe zebra costume. With our next album Waste Of Mind, we actually re-recorded some of these. The music is infectiously peppy and up-tempo; happy even. I would personally recommend them to anyone. And listening back there is something really cool about the demo versions, there are a few I like better than the re-recorded versions. Zebrahead formed in 1995, releasing their self-titled debut album more commonly known as Yellow due to the color of the cover through independent label in April 1998, before getting signed to and releasing their mainstream debut in October later that year, which charted at No.
The screaming vocals and the shredding guitars are a welcome addition to the album. Their set is fast-paced and they're well versed in getting a crowd pumped up. His lips were made for whistling those sweet sounds deep into the night. And it was the biggest pain in the ass ever. Take A Deep Breath And Go Fuck Yourself 13. The same record label that told us to quit sent a new and better deal than they were offering us before.