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Top 5 “Z” Artists

October 30, 2014

You say Zee, I say Zed.

Either way, here are 5 of ’em!

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5. Zombie, Rob
Can’t say I know a great deal of his solo stuff but Dragula was undeniably catchy.

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4. Zuckerbaby
90s CanCon!

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3. Zutons, The
I quite enjoy the saxamophone on their debut.

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2. Zappa, Frank
With ‘Mo’vember mere days away, I’m talking about Zappa ahead of schedule!

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1. ZZ Top
I wasn’t sure whether to give the title to these guys or Zappa.  The tie went to the group with longer beards & a Back to the Future III performance.

An early Zed-Zed Top record is on the calendar for tomorrow, enjoy!

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18 Comments
  1. And a brief word for The Zombies, Warren Zevon and Joe Zawinul (Weather Report).

    • Weather report’s “Heavy Weather” is on the list, as is the Zombies “Odessey and Oracle”

  2. Agreed: can’t have a Z category without Warren Zevon

  3. I’ve never heard of Zuckerbaby…then again, 1998…I was totally in a different headspace then, and my interest in Muchmusic and current music was dropping off around that time.

  4. The top 3 of Zutons, Zappa & ZZ Top zounds good to me. I also like Rob Zombie but he would just miss my Top 5 behind Zebra, Warren Zevon and The Zombies.

    I also have a record by a group called Zee which was a synth-pop album featuring Pink Floyd’s Richard Wright. Not a lost classic but something I had to hold on to as a mega Floyd fan.

    • I’m not familiar with Zebra or Zee – but thank you Rich for reminding me to start compiling all the fellow-blogger recommended artists from this series!

  5. Zappa and ZZ – that’s all I need.

  6. ianbalentine permalink

    Zombies and Zappa, 2 must have “Z’s” for sure. Perhaps the underrated ZWAN effort needs a little recognition?

    • Ahh forgot about that – the only tune I heard was “honestly” and I enjoyed it. I started to have a difficult time separating the artist from the art as Billy Corgan sometimes doesn’t make himself terribly likeable

      • ianbalentine permalink

        That’s an understatement!

  7. I echo recommendations of Warren Zevon. As a Texan, also, I must agree with choice of ZZ Top. OK, and as a Cannonball Adderley fan, I second Joe Zawinul.

    • Zevon it is, not sure how both the book & I have missed him, but this oversight will be rectified soon enough!

  8. Can’t believe I missed this, must have been catching some Z’s 🙂 – Anyway – Zappa, Zevon and Robert Zimmerman is as killer a trio as there is—Happy New Year!

    • And I can’t believe I forgot Zimmerman – he would have been #1 for both my D’s and Z’s!

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