Zinc wasn’t a real group but just the facade of yet another tasty studio creation fabricated by Jacques Fred Petrus & Mauro Malavasi. The studio group was composed of American and Italian session musicians led by the inevitable Malavasi. The production and arranging abilities of Mauro Malavasi and the great musicianship of key member Davide Romani once again shine through on this record. Lead singer Gordon Grody fronted Zinc. He was a white session singer and this again showed the deviant character of the project. Grody is a renown backing vocalist who has recorded with many Soul and Rock artists like Debbie Harry, George Benson, David Bowie, Steely Dan, Patti Austin, Luther Vandross and Talking Heads. He also provided vocals for the J.F. Petrus projects Macho and Silence.
Despite the suitable Jive label and a lineup of top musicians delivering a very well realized product, the Zinc undertaking was not a commercial peak and proved that the target market didn’t bite. Background singer Bobby Douglas formulated it like this: “Zinc was so ahead of its time that I knew it wasn’t going to be well received, because it was so much better than the schlock that was playing on the radio at the time.”