The 3 downloads Meer Staal, Zanzibars Twist, Zoo reflect more the real face of Limbabwe and Bauplatz (plus few others). These give you a better idea how creative the real and original Tegelen North scene was. We where exploring, looking for other (new?) directions and had fun. If anything must be written about the Tegelen North scene it must be about this group, not the later punk club that just consumed the path we created and destroyed the fundaments. The stories appeared elsewhere only inform us about later generations. Due to bad journalism, personal career making and intended history forgery, the real truth got denied. It forced me to put on these download pages. There is only one spot on the internet where you can find the real story about the Bauplatz/Limbabwe scene, and that’s here on the Limbabwe site. Logic because its also my history, I was there from the beginning until the end.
Back to Zoo. This was also one of my Limbabwe favorites. Great trio performing a funky, jazzy freaky kind of music. Nice to listen too, but you can also dance on it. Zoo were the brothers Hans (bas) and Ger (guitar) plus Kor on sax. The drums was an old Dr rhythm, drum machine from the 70ties. In those days drum machines where basic. Few pre-sett options (waltz, rock, mars, …..) and a button for the speed.
Because of their minimal technical requirements, Zoo was capable to perform anywhere. Often in venues they choose for a different performance location than the traditional stage. I once saw them performing in the venue’s toilet.
Zoo made 2 releases for Limbabwe; ‘Zoo Big Band’ and ‘Buildings’. They also contributed to the samples ‘Vlaaikots’ and ‘Alle Honden Blaffen’. Strange is that Zoo never released a full tape or record with music of the band how they actually where live. I found a live tape in my collection from two ‘early’ Zoo concert in original line-up. The download is added below.
ZOO BIG BAND – FRUITWORK AND HOT COFFEE (Limbabwe 4) 1982
This was Zoo extended with many guest musicians. You can call it a big band. The recording was done live in Bauplatz on April 14, 1982.
Musicians: Hans (bas/oebedap), Ger (guitar), Kor (sax/vocals), Strom (rhythm), Stan (trumpet), Stefan (cornet), Wilhelm-O (sax), Teddy (conga’s/ percussion), Jimmy (conga’s/percussion), Floor (tymbales)
The tape was packed in a 4 by 2 inches silk printed plastic bag. The inlayer was rough packing paper with printed info, folded together to fit.
Recorded by: unknown. Produced by Zoo.
2) Cowboy Dance
3) Cha Cha
Download the big band here:
ZOO – LET’S EAT A SANDWICH AND SEE SOME HIGH BUILDINGS (Limbabwe 16) 1983
This is Zoo with a drummer (Ginette). Kor is not on this recording. The recordings are various, from living room to live. The tracks have no titles.
Recorded by: unknown. Produced by Zoo
Tracklist: Track 1 to 15 numbered. No titles.
Download these high buildings here:
If you like to have all Zoo Limbabwe releases in one zip click the link below.
I added in this ‘complete’ zip also the Zoo tracks from ‘Vlaaikots’ and ‘Alle Honden Blaffen’
The Zoo releases don’t really reflect the band live. It was a funky dynamic trio. Zoo performed Bauplatz in Venlo often. It was their home-base. I recorded bits of two shows. The first was on 25 October 1981, second on 31 January 1982.
Download here Zoo live (these live recordings are not included in the ‘Complete’ zip) :
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