Talk is cheap – especially in rock ‘n roll! All that matters are the music and the performances. Melding the funk and swagger of the 70s with modern arrangements, harmonies and lyrics, ZO2 is single-handedly infusing the rock world with the energy and excitement it has so long been missing.
ZO2’s highly anticipated second CD, “Ain’t It Beautiful” on Riker Hill Records, includes songs such as the politically explosive “Isolate”, the satirically charged “If You See Kay” and the emotive “Comin’ Home”. Available in stores in August, the album was recently praised in a quarter page rave review in Metal Edge Magazine. The Brooklyn-based trio is tireless in their support of the new release as they bring their personal brand of high-energy rock n’ roll to enthusiastic audiences across the country. And radio is proving as supportive as the audiences. ZO2 has been featured several times on the nationally syndicated radio show, “The Tourbus”. They’ve also appeared on Mark “The Animal” Mendoza’s radio show on Long Island’s The Bone and made a guest spot on Eddie Trunk’s syndicated radio show with the legendary Joe Lynn Turner.
ZO2’s debut independent release, “Tuesdays & Thursdays” won the band surprising attention. Within weeks of its release, ZO2 was on the main stage opening for Kiss and Poison on their entire 40 city national, VH1 sponsored “Rock the Nation” tour and the toughest audiences in the world embraced them with standing ovations every night. The tour and CD also garnered attention from Hit Parader as ZO2 was the only unsigned band to be included in the magazine’s “Year in Metal” issue.
Featuring brothers Paulie Z (vocals, guitar) and David Z (vocals, bass guitar) and Joey Cassata (drums, vocals), the members’ individual past musical achievements are noteworthy: David as the bassist for the enormously successful Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Joey in the highly successful and critically acclaimed Blue Man Group and Paulie as a featured vocalist on many of Howard Stern’s infamous song parodies. Paulie created NYC’s popular ZO2’s Rock Asylum featuring local and national rock artists each month proving that rock n’ roll is alive and prospering and the rock community is still thriving, hungry and begging for more.
“If you think for a second that hard-hitting, cutting-edge rock and roll is dead, then you haven’t heard ZO2! Ain’t It Beautiful is just what the doctor ordered, delivering track after track of masterfully crafted rock perfection…”
Christopher Gotzen-Berg – “Inside Connection”
“Rock ’n’ roll the way it used to be: ballsy, soulful and ass-shakingly good”
“The Brooklyn based rock band really knows a thing or two about how to put on a rock performance… ZO2 made the entire [ABC]building shake and rattle with their raw hard rock tunes. It was an undeniable fact that ZO2's energy was electric and kept everyone going all night long.”
“…one cracking record.”
“The fact that these guys can obviously play and write songs gives them a winning formula.”
Classic Rock Magazine
Anyway, forget what Classic Rock Magazine think, if Hustler likes it it’s alright by me.
Thanx to Neil Sussman: Riker Hill Records NYC
ZO2 - Ain’t It Beautiful
Стиль: Hard Rock
01. Isolate (Bob Held, David Zablidowsky, Paulie Zablidowsky) – 4:36
02. She Believes (Bob Held, David Zablidowsky, Paulie Zablidowsky) – 5:18
03. If You See Kay (Bob Held, Paulie Zablidowsky) – 5:11
04. Ain't It Beautiful (Bob Held, Paulie Zablidowsky) – 5:00
05. Comin' Home (Bob Held, David Zablidowsky, Paulie Zablidowsky) – 5:46
06. Everywhere (Bob Held, David Zablidowsky, Paulie Zablidowsky) – 4:42
07. Get Up Now (Bob Held, Paulie Zablidowsky) – 3:53
08. Don't Mind (Bob Held, David Zablidowsky) – 4:48
09. Get the Led Out (Bob Held, Paulie Zablidowsky) – 4:22
10. Hopelessly Gone (Bob Held, David Zablidowsky, Paulie Zablidowsky) – 4:02
11. On the Verge of War (Bob Held, Paulie Zablidowsky) – 4:15
Слушайте Ain't It Beautiful
Paul "Paulie Z" Zablidowsky – vocals, guitar
David "David Z" Zablidowsky – vocals, bass guitar
Joey Cassata – drums, percussion, vocals
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The official music video for ZO2's single "Painted Lady" from their 3rd CD "Casino Logic". The director of the music video is Brian Z and it was produced by ZABA productions and Tiny Pirate Pictures (tinypiratepictures.com/zo2/). For more info go to www.zo2.com or myspace.com/zo2