Zoo (4)

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Initially to be called La Question, this French band was created in April 1969 during the studio sessions of their eponymous album.
Internal discrepancies will appear quite fast in the band. The problem is simple: playing progressive rock or sticking to jazzy and blues music? Tony Canal will be the first to leave the band, followed by Michel Bonnecarrère, both in 1969. Pierre Fanen & Joël Daydé will leave in 1970. The same year, they'll meet with Léo Ferré. Together they will record "Le Chien" and La The Nana, and Zoo will also be responsible for the orchestration the next year on Ferré's album La Solitude. So huge is the success both for Zoo and Ferré that the whole band will be invited again to play on Amour Anarchie - Ferré 70. In parallel, Zoo will replace Daydé by recruiting the English Ian Bellamy, simply through the magazine Melody Maker.
September 1970, Zoo records its 2nd opus. 1971 will be a year seeing great collaborations, Ferré, as already stated, but also Nicoletta (2).
Their last album Hard Times, Good Times will be released in 1972. They then disbanded as they were not duly promoted by their label. Some of their members then formed the band Z.O.U.
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Albums

521118 Zoo (4) - Zoo album art Zoo (4) Zoo (Album) Riviera (3) 521118 France 1969 Sell This Version
521 147, XCED 521 147 Zoo (4) - I Shall Be Free album art Zoo (4) I Shall Be Free (Album) Riviera (3), Riviera (3) 521 147, XCED 521 147 France 1970 Sell This Version
70024 Zoo (4) - Visage album art Nicoletta (2) / Zoo (4) Nicoletta (2) / Zoo (4) - Visage (Album) Riviera (3) 70024 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
BLPS 19116 Zoo (4) - Hard Times, Good Times album art Zoo (4) Hard Times, Good Times (Album) Riviera (3), Riviera (3) BLPS 19116 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
none Zoo (4) - Episode One *LIVE ALBUM album art Zoo (4) Episode One *LIVE ALBUM(CD) Puzzle Head none France 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

SN - 20.303 Zoo (4) - You Sure Drive A Hard / Ramses album art Zoo (4) You Sure Drive A Hard / Ramses(7", Single) Riviera (3) SN - 20.303 Spain 1969 Sell This Version
SN - 20.302 Zoo (4) - Memphis Train album art Zoo (4) Memphis Train (Single) Riviera (3), Riviera (3) SN - 20.302 Spain 1969 Sell This Version
121315 Zoo (4) - City Break Down / Plaistow Place album art Zoo (4) City Break Down / Plaistow Place (Single) Riviera (3) 121315 France 1970 Sell This Version
61.353 Zoo (4) - Dodo Métro Boulot Dodo album art Mitchell* / Zoo (4) Mitchell* / Zoo (4) - Dodo Métro Boulot Dodo(7", Single) Barclay 61.353 France 1970 Sell This Version
121 296 Zoo (4) - Bande Originale Du Film Le Champignon album art Zoo (4) Bande Originale Du Film Le Champignon(7", Single) Riviera (3) 121 296 France 1970 Sell This Version
35015 Zoo (4) - What Am I To Be album art Zoo (4) What Am I To Be (Single) Riviera (3) 35015 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
RIV NP 77054 Zoo (4) - Hard Times, Good Times album art Zoo (4) Hard Times, Good Times (Single) Riviera (3), Riviera (3) RIV NP 77054 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
121 385 Zoo (4) - Les jambes en l'air album art Zoo (4) Les jambes en l'air(7", Single) Riviera (3) 121 385 France 1971 Sell This Version
6106 007 Zoo (4) - Benjamin Sacramouse's Dream album art Zoo (4) Benjamin Sacramouse's Dream(7", Single) Bacillus Records 6106 007 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
SIF/JB 78537 Zoo (4) - Hard Times, Good Times / Solo Un Uomo (Rien Qu'un Homme) album art Zoo (4) / Alain Barriere* Zoo (4) / Alain Barriere* - Hard Times, Good Times / Solo Un Uomo (Rien Qu'un Homme)(7", Jukebox) Riviera (3), Barclay SIF/JB 78537 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
121.406 L Zoo (4) - Le Mal De Vivre album art Nicoletta (2) Avec Zoo (4) Nicoletta (2) Avec Zoo (4) - Le Mal De Vivre(7", Single) Riviera (3) 121.406 L France 1972 Sell This Version
35018 Zoo (4) Life Is Living (Single) Riviera (3) 35018 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
SG 216 Zoo (4) - Big Yellow Taxi  album art Zoo (4) Big Yellow Taxi (7") Disc'Az SG 216 France Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

521172 Zoo (4) - Zoo album art Zoo (4) Zoo(LP, Comp) Barclay 521172 UK 1971 Sell This Version