Posts Tagged ‘Desperation Blues’

Spinitron is reporting that KZSC Santa Cruz 88.1 FM‘s playlist for Sunday February 23, 2014 included the title track from ZED’s 2013 release, Desperation Blues. The cut was played at 7:07 pm, just before B.B. King and Led Zeppelin. Not bad company!

You can check out the playlist here.

Thanks for the love, KZSC!


ZEDHEADS would like to thank Bucky Brown over at The Sludgelord for including ZED’s Desperation Blues on his list of ‘Top 25 albums of 2013!”  You can view the entire list here, which was published February 22, 2014.

Bucky wrote:

Once again 2013 blew me away with the quality and quantity of releases that passed through my ears. It was painstaking picking out a top 25 and I had over 100 albums that on any given day could have made this list. But it came down to album plays and overall impact for me.

I did some looking around on The Sludgelord website and really liked it. They feature bands that fall within the Stoner/Doom/Sludge/Fuzz/Post-Metal/Experimental/Black Metal/Psych genres. Check ’em out!

‘Rain’ – track #7 from Desperation Blues.
Images by Kenny Sinatra – KCS Photography.

ZED’s Desperation Blues received honorable mention on No Clean Singing’s ‘The List To End All Lists’ for 2013, published on December 26th.

According to No Clean Singing’s website, this is what they are about:

The founders of this site — Islander, Alexis, and IntoTheDarkness — are three metalheads who live in the Seattle area.  Over time, Alexis and IntoTheDarkness have become scarce as writers for NCS. We still go to shows together, and still swap music, but the writing chores have fallen to a new cadre of scribes.

In addition to Islander, the regular writers are Andy Synn (a member of the metal band Bloodguard and a resident of Nottingham, England), BadWolf (who lives in Toledo; Ohio and also writes for Invisible Oranges under his real name); TheMadIsraeli (a guitarist and denizen of Tennessee); and DGR (who lives in Sacramento, CA and used to write for The Number of the Blog). We also feature contributions by a large group of guest writers.

Thanks to Islander, Alexis, IntoTheDarkness and crew for the acknowledgement!

Be sure to check out No Clean Singing – they’ve got a great site going.


As posted on The Ripple Effect:

I have yet to write an actual review of this album but rest assured, the music is good enough on it’s own that this little blurb should do just fine (for now). It’s hard to believe that I’ve been listening to this album a lot longer than it’s been released. Where does the time go? If you haven’t heard Desperation Blues, or the band’s debut The Invitation, you’re in for a treat. Modern hard rock that doesn’t suck. Hints of the influences mentioned above sprinkled with a shitload of awesomeness make up for a killer album. I think you’ll agree with me when I say that this album is deserving of year end top list material. Whether it’s the in your face “Skin and Bones” or the melodic album closer “The River,” you’re going to love this album.

Thanks for the kind words!

Here’s a ‘Desperation Blues’ promotional video featuring the ZED epic, ‘The River’ along with excerpts from the many great reviews the album has received. Please feel free to use the share buttons that appear below this post! Help spread the word by sharing this video on Facebook, and by sharing the video with your friends, fellow music fans, radio stations, posting on forums, etc!

ZED’s Desperation Blues is currently holding down the #24 spot (out of 72) ‘Hot New Releases’ in the Roots Rock category on Amazon this morning. Check it out by following this link.

While you’re on Amazon, I like to ask a favor from our fellow ZEDHEADS. Please log into your Amazon account (or create one if you don’t have an account, it only takes a minute) and then visit Amazon’s Desperation Blues page. Then click to rate the album 5 Stars, and write a positive review! It doesn’t need to be a lengthy essay or literary achievement, just a few words that tells readers how much you like the record, and that it rocks.