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Old 08-15-2010, 08:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Zior had their roots in Southend's early sixties R&B scene. Kevin Bonsor had previously been in a local R&B outfit, The Essex Five, and then classical/rock fusion outfit, Cardboard Orchestra. Pete Brewer had been in another Southend R&B band, The Night Riders. He and Bonsor were Zior's founding members recruiting Truba and Skeels.

Zior did have a reputation as a wild live band. They were heavily into Black Magic and Satanic Mass, etc. They recorded an album on the Beacon label, later in 1971, which was credited to Monument, though, in fact, it featured all four members of Zior.

Pete Brewer eventually ended up a successful musical instrument/equipment dealer in Southend. Skeels sells dress jewellery in his native Newcastle. Bonsor worked for many years as an engineer/producer at Tin Pan Alley Studios and also became a DJ in the late 70s, hosting 'Capital's Big Night Out' at The Lyceum in London's Strand.

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Monument - The First Monument (1971)
Zior (1971)
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Nice band ,Sweaty !
They made a small appearance in my Proto-Metal thread as well .Hopefully they get more attention here then my thread seems to be getting

I have both of their releases Zior and Every Inch a Man . Both are good
with EIAM being the heavier of the two .
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Very interesting band. I did a bit of research on them, since I liked the band name. Turns out there isn't much on the Net about them, a sure sign of a lost gem



Their music is super psychedelic with some fairly descriptive lyrics....you can tell they had a fascination with the "dark side".

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Anyone interested in the discovery of other "occult " based heavy psych and other 70's music in a similar vein might want to give the proto-metal thread a gander . Joe, myself and others are working hard at bring some more of these gems to peoples attention .

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I have been keeping an eye on that thread, DKW. I dont always post, but I do check the videos out, especially if it is a band I have never heard of before
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I have both of their releases Zior and Every Inch a Man . Both are good
with EIAM being the heavier of the two .
What?!?! I want those releases so badly and I can't find anywhere available in stock and some of the items ale vinyls from Akarma, which sucks! You must be one of the luckiest person to own a copy by truly one of the best forgotten gems in the world. Cause we all know satan makes a good music.
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I bought both on re-issued CD about 6 years ago. Both are imports ,the self titled was a Japanese reissue and EIAM was reissued on an Italian label .
Air Mail and Akarma respectively can't remember the exact details of what store I got them from but that might help if they are still available.
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I already found this website http://www.rockadrome.com/superstore...oducts_id=1682 and $18.99 is not a bad price for an album with bonus tracks from Every Inch A Man. "Out of stock" kills hopes. :<
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Yeah, that's a great store I buy most of my 70's stuff from them. Maybe try Ebay .There are a lot of independent music stores there that have a lot of "cult' items or you might find a used copy.
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