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About Zebra

American hard rock unit Zebra formed in New Orleans in the mid-1970s. The trio concocted their moniker from a Vogue magazine cover and soon won over the East Coast with expert Zep-like pomp-metal. Zebra's confident self-titled debut went gold, thanks to the air play of excellent singles "Tell Me What You Want" and "Who's Behind the Door." Vet producer Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, Cheap Trick) also helmed the follow-up, No Tellin' Lies. Not as strong or cohesive as the first effort, Lies still managed to crack the Billboard Top 100. The esoteric 3.V took a pop approach, but received little in the way of promotion. Always a strong presence on-stage, Zebra released a live recording in 1990 with two great unreleased gems. Vocalist/guitarist Randy Jackson, a redoubtable talent, then formed China Rain, but like Zebra, the outfit inevitably succumbed to the burgeoning alternative rock/grunge avalanche. After a significant hiatus, the band reconvened in 1997 and began playing shows, eventually releasing their aptly-named fourth LP, IV, in 2003. ~ Doug Stone

ORIGIN
New Orleans, LA
GENRE
Rock
FORMED
1976

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