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the zid - released March 1997 - Reviews

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i like anything with "robbie" or "bobby" in the title, particularly if it is sung by someone named robbie or bobby. therefore "officer bobby" kicks butt. oi. upon first listening the album reminded my companion of prog rock wizards oho. i'm taking his word for it.

- Ms. G. Goat

we would have liked more color on the album. but it still has a few good tunes

- cud 2000

A Cornucopia of noises, samples, dubs, blurbs, vague movie references, clamor, hubbub, and pure pandemonium. In simple terms, a hootenanny that will make you feel like your doctor slipped Ritalin into your Pez dispenser and that you are watching a marathon of Pee Wee Herman cartoons. There are a total of fifty songs in all brought to you by the McFee brothers: Jonbobby, Bobjohnny, Bobbobby, and Jonjohnny. I love it!!!!

- Gail, Mutant Renegade #12

the 4th piz album and possibly the most consistent (50 songs in 60 minutes)?! the cd includes extended versions of "hidden secret guy" and "elegant journey" and an amusing disc stencil.

- Mr. Salty

Another bizarre set of silliness from the Piz. Although just 60 minutes long, The Zid is crammed with 50 songs, a new record for artistic density, I believe, and a bargain at any price (the tape is supposed to cost three bucks but if you plead poverty you'll probably get it for nothing) Violence, despair, paranoia and alienation seem to be the basic themes of this cassette, as evidenced in such tunes as "Johnny & the Platypus," "Hidden Secret Guy," "Rat Friend" and "The Haunted Sheep." There also are numerous exercises in pure absurdity, like "Chocolate Dinner" and "A Trip To Cheese Mountain," and a heap of delightfully named instrumentals, including "Prune Boy Runs Amok," "Kidney Shot To The Head" and "I Wouldn't Give You A Bucket Of Water If You Were Drowning." Together for less than three years, the members of The Piz are just hitting their stride (and learning how to play their instruments, but they already stand tall in the ranks of the seriously strange.

- Jim Santo's Demo Universe

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