Zoo (4)

Also known as Les Zoo
Members of Zoo (4): André Hervé, Charles Benarroch, Christian Devaux, Daniel Carlet, Ian Bellamy, Joël Daydé, Michel Bonnecarrère, Michel Hervé, Michel Ripoche, Pierre Fanen, Robert Guizien, Tony Canal

Discography of Zoo (4):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Hard Times, Good Times 2 Audio 1971 Riviera (3)
2 Les Jambes En L'Air 2 Audio 1971 Riviera (3)
3 Le Champignon 2 Audio 1970 Riviera (3)
4 Visage 12 Audio 1970
5 Life Is Living / Stiggy Poo 2 Audio 1972 Riviera (3)
6 Dodo Métro Boulot Dodo 2 Audio 1970-10-00 Barclay
7 Zoo 8 Audio 1970
8 Hard Times, Good Times 10 Audio 1972
9 What Am I To Be 2 Audio 1971 Riviera (3)
10 Benjamin Sacramouses Dream For 2 Audio 1970 Bacillus Records
11 I Shall Be Free 10 Audio 1970 Riviera (3)
12 Zoo 8 Audio 1969 Riviera (3)
13 Hard Times, Good Times 2 Audio 1971 Riviera (3)
14 City Break Down / Plaistow Place 2 Audio 1970 Riviera (3)
15 Memphis Train / Rythm And Boss 2 Audio 1970 Riviera (3)
16 Memphis Train / Rythm And Boss 2 Audio 1969
17 I Shall Be Free 10 Audio 1970 Riviera (3)
18 Zoo 8 Audio 2000 Barclay
19 I Shall Be Free 10 Audio 1971 Bacillus Records
20 Visage 12 Audio 1970
21 Zoo 8 Audio 2012 Flawed Gems
22 Zoo 8 Audio 1970 Mercury
23 Zoo 8 Audio 1970 Mercury
24 Visage 12 Audio 1970 Riviera (3)
25 Hard Times, Good Times 10 Audio 1972 Bacillus Records
26 Hard Times, Good Times 10 Audio 1972 Riviera (3)
27 Zoo 8 Audio 1969 Riviera (3)
28 You Sure Drive A Hard / Ramses 2 Audio 1969 Riviera (3)
29 Hard Times,Good Times 2 Audio 1971


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? [a959456] will be the first to leave the band, followed by [a1308253], both in 1969. [a1320744] & [a657743] will leave in 1970. The same year, they'll meet with [a466633]. Together they will record "Le Chien" and [r=1984567], and Zoo will also be responsible for the orchestration the next year on Ferré's album [m=178918]. So huge is the success both for Zoo and Ferré that the whole band will be invited again to play on [m=158819]. In parallel, Zoo will replace Daydé by recruiting the English [a1237521], simply through the magazine Melody Maker.

September 1970, Zoo records it's 2nd opus. 1971 will be a year seeing great collaborations, Ferré as already stated but also [a282430].

Their last album [m=645298] will be released in 1972. They then disbanded as they were not duly promoted by their label.


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