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ZEBRA

heeman

Well-Known Member
Famous
Here is some info on the band ZEBRA. Another band that was big on LI NY during the late 70's into the 80's.


Give them a listen!!

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Zebra is a hard rock band founded in 1975 in New Orleans, Louisiana. It features Randy Jackson (guitar and vocals), Felix Hanemann (bass, keyboards and vocals) and Guy Gelso (drums and vocals). Their mainstream debut on Atlantic Records was in 1983, highlighted by the singles "Tell Me What You Want" and "Who's Behind The Door". Like Twisted Sister, Zebra cut their teeth on the East Coast club circuit, frequently playing at clubs on Long Island, NY.

Zebra started their career by playing covers of Led Zeppelin, Moody Blues and Rush songs: it was their early fans' reaction to their Led Zeppelin renditions that helped convince the band to bring their act to New York. They had introduced their original material into their cover sets years before they were signed to Atlantic Records, including "The La La Song", "Free" and "Bears" (originally entitled "The Bears are Hibernating").

Zebra had been noticed as an original act to contend with by local colleges and even had some of their early original performances recorded by Long Island FM radio station WBAB, culminating in the inclusion of one of their songs on a release of "WBAB's Homegrown Album", which commemorated some of the station's best local acts and performances culled from their on-air "Homegrown Hour" program.

The band continued to tour throughout the 1980s but put a temporary hold in the early 1990s after being dropped by Atlantic Records. Randy Jackson formed his solo band, Randy Jackson's China Rain, and released its only album in the year 1993. Zebra finally reunited in 1997 and released Zebra IV in 2003, their first album of all-new material since 1986. A DVD of recent live performances, mostly from a show at the House of Blues in New Orleans, was released in the summer of 2007.

On July 10, 2010, during their 35th Anniversary performance at New Orleans' Mahalia Jackson Theater, Zebra was inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.

Discography

Zebra (1983) This album went Gold
No Tellin' Lies (1984)
3.V (1986)
Live (1990)
The Best of Zebra: In Black and White (1998)
King Biscuit Flower Hour (1999)
Zebra IV (2003)
Zebra The DVD (2007)
 

garypf

Active Member
I remember seeing them on several occasions in the 1970s in New Orleans. i believe I first saw them at a Catholic CYO dance. Love them but have not seen them live in years. I remember them moving to New York to make it big in the MTV era. I remember "Whose Behind the Door" video was played on MTV....when MTV was playing videos.
 
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