Zebra Zebra (Atlantic) 1983

1.   "Tell Me What You Want" (3:51)
2.   "One More Chance" (3:16)
3.   "Slow Down" (3:31)
4.   "As I Said Before" (2:57)
5.   "Who's Behind the Door?" (5:16)
6.   "When You Get There" (3:00)
7.   "Take Your Fingers from My Hair" (7:21)
8.   "Don't Walk Away" (3:35)
9.   "La Song" (6:12)

Great album with a definite Zeppelin vibe. Zebra was formerly a Zeppelin cover band, and that is quite obvious from this disc. However, Zebra's debut is not a Led Zeppelin copy, it has it's own flavor. Two hits on this one, "Tell Me What You Want" and "Who's Behind the Door?" and one semi-hit "Slow Down." I use to own this on vinyl and had forgotten about it after I sold it, but one day "Tell Me What You Want" came on the radio and I raked my brain trying to remember who the song was by. When I snapped, I added it to my want list and soon aquired a copy for relatively cheap.

Zebra Live Zebra-Live (Atlantic) 1990

1. "Said Before" (3:32)
2. "She's Waiting for You" (4:25)
3. "Last Time" (4:59)
4. "Wait Until the Summer's Gone" (3:42)
5. "One More Chance" (3:38)
6. "Take Your Fingers from My Hair" (8:25)
7. "Bears" (4:40)
8. "Better Not Call" (5:33)
9. "La La Song" (10:19)
10. "Time" (2:23)
11. "Who's Behind the Door? " (6:16)
12. "Making You the Fool" (3:52)
13. "Tell Me What You Want" (4:22)
14. "The Ocean" (5:00)

Excellent live disc from this obscure band. I'll bet had these guys been around in the mid to early 70's they would have broke down doors. Somehow the band was just forgotten, after their first release (which went Gold in the U.S.). I actually was not even aware this band had a live disc until a friend of mine stumbled across it and asked me if I was interested in it. Zebra's live disc reminds me of what an incredible band Zebra were. They had all the pomp of the greats of the 1970's, which is probably why I like them so much. Of course the vocals have always been compared to Robert Plant, but I really think that he has just as much in common with Angel's Frank DiMino. Actually the music has some similarities to Angel as well, mixing a bit of glam rock in with equal amounts of prog-rock and Led Zeppelin-ish heavy metal. Zebra's live disc offers up songs from all three of their Atlantic releases as well as a cover of Led Zeppelin's "The Ocean," that stays pretty faithful to the original.

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