Pop, Pop-Rock, Power-Pop , Disco-Pop Albums at Odimusic
Release Info: Beyond Zebra - on tape (1989, Sludge Train)
When I was doing my homework on this seemingly arcane Minneapolis export, I learned that Beyond Zebra not only had a discography beyond this demo, but a little known album on the grandaddy of all Mpls/St. Paul record labels, the one and only Twin/Tone. The music occupying the grooves on that album, , bears little resemblance to the three tracks here, which are more than a little steeped in a cloak of Paisley Underground, psyche-pop mystique, not to mention a dab of REM's late '80s songcraft. Nothing here is overly derivative I might add, but judging by this sharp trifecta of tunes, Beyond Zebra were in fact beyond the demo stage of their career. By the time they inked that aforementioned contract with Twin/Tone, the band had undergone a pronounced lineup change, retaining only bassist and mouthpiece Greg Ebel. You can peruse some footnotes on the band via this meager Facebook page, and be sure to check out this glowing critique of .
01. Wake Her Again
02. Life Cannot Reverse Itself
03. I Laugh