Thursday, July 19, 2007

SONG OF ZARATHUSTRA


Most bands that I post on this blog I will scream and moan how they were so underappreciated... and I'm going to do it again for Song Of Zarathustra. They deserve it more than most. Hailing from Oakland, Song Of Zarathustra fit perfectly in with the California tradition of bands like Angel Hair, Heroin, and even the Locust. They are as abrasive as those bands at times but Song Of Zarathustra's songs are actually catchy and infectious; something their predecessors sometimes avoided at all costs. The photo above was taken by Yolamda. As always, please comment if you like this post.


SONG OF ZARATHUSTRA - "A View From High Tides" (2002)
http://www.mediafire.com/?e4ovnyacfgx


SONG OF ZARATHUSTRA - "The Birth of Tragedy" (2000)
http://www.mediafire.com/?fjj5hlmeh2y

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

fantastic. . heard of but had never heard before. thanks a lot.

kissmysoundsystem said...

Could you believe that I've heard about them before but haven't expected any good from them?!!

Yeah, I was a bloody idiot...

Another great post on METRO/SEA blog!!! Thanks!!!

metro/sea said...

thanx! i can understand passing them off. i almost did myself. i'm glad you gave them a chance :)

...and you will know us by the trail of dead said...

amazing band!

VH said...

Just found that post. You're definitely right 'bout Song Of Zarathustra. Though, they sadly don't exist any longer as a band, they were/are underappreciated. But if you like 'em you should as well check out e.g. Amanda Woodward, JR Fuckin' Ewing, Volt, ...

Alan Parsons said...

Woah, crazy! I found this blog at random (great job, by the way! Brought back some memories!)

Anyhow, is there a way I can get in touch/email ya? I was in S.o.Z. as well as Chariots(A.N.) and would love to fill in the blanks with the band history. For one, we were from Sioux City, IA, broke up in 98, relocated to Minneapolis and reformed there in 2000. Our guitarist lived in Oakland for a year, so maybe that where some confusion came in.

Regardless, thanks for the props!

travis
Travis

Damn Those Blood Suckers said...

Hey Travis - sorry for the confusion. I dodnt mean to say you guys were from San diego but fit in with the san diego sound. My myspace is www.myspace.com/metrosea i'd love to hear from you.
Thanks - nick

TypicalFashion said...

first record = amazing. i remember when i was younger and listened i thought a couple songs sounded like refused. havent heard it since then. saw the second record in my collection today and almost played it.

A- though for the most hideous colored vinyl I've ever seen!

Alan Parsons said...

Just a heads up: Song of Zarathustra reunion in the Twin Cities this December or next January. Should be fun.

Jana Miller said...

Awesome, thanks for the downloads!

Saw these guys live long long ago, have a different release but not these. Sill have a patch of theirs around here somewhere.