An Email From A Friend About ZED…

Posted: April 17, 2013 in ZED
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I have a friend who lives in Florida. We ‘met’ through a music forum many years ago. We email back and forth regularly, and talk on the phone occasionally. Although we’ve never met in person, we’ve developed a strong friendship over the years and we constantly talk music. Unfortunately he’s fighting a number of long-standing medical issues, and while fiercely independent, now resides in an assisted-living apartment complex.

My friend has an interesting perspective on music. He was ‘there’ during the heyday of Haight-Ashbury, and hung out with the likes of Blue Cheer, The Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Janis/Big Brother, etc. He’s a big fan of The Beatles, The Stones, The Who, and early Led Zep and Gov’t Mule in particular. He’s also deeply appreciative of the blues; the old Delta and Chicago blues masters as well as more recent blues, blues-rock and classic rock artists.

Back in the day, he was an accomplished guitarist, keyboard player and composer himself. He’s very candid about his opinions, and doesn’t mince words when he doesn’t like something.

I finally got him to download ZED’s The Invitation the other day, and this was his response:

ZED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow, mon—why have I not known of these guys before?????? I’ve been up all night listening to this remarkable band, man. I am stoked. Been a LOOOONG time since somethin’ has piqued my “ears” like these boys. I will buy this cd and the new one, for sure.

When/how did you discover Zed?? They sorta kinda remind me a bit of Queensryche “back in the day,” a whole lot of earlier Mule but different and , I dunno, maybe better. I need to spend sometime on their site “getting to know them” before I bombard you with questions; for now, THANKS, mon!!!  Wow…

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