This is the second time The City Zu have been featured on my blog. Check out my updated entry from 2011 when I featured their psychedelic rocker \”Too Much, Too Soon, Too Fast\” here.
The A-Side \”Give A Little Bit\” was a regional hit in the North West and possibly went Top 20 in Seattle. I\’ve located a radio sheet from ARSA showing the disc just outside the twenty. Either way it was a success and got The City Zu attention. Surprisingly they never released anything else on Columbia, moving to Dot Records for a couple of singles. I\’ve read elsewhere that the band recorded more material that was never released at the time. Maybe one day, if it\’s true, a re-issue label could dig a little deeper and release them.
By the way \”Give A Little Bit\” was recorded by The Knickerbockers in February 1966 but their version was never released. The song was written by Glen Campbell.
\”I\’ll Find Another\” is a tuff garage pop mover with a bouncy rhythm, organ and sax. it was written by Jerry \”Zu\” Matheson
|Here\’s a rare City Zu picture from The Seeds concert. – with Norm Langseth, Doug Heath, Jerry Zu, Mike Garland, Brad Miller and Charlie Harkus.|
|rare vintage City Zu gig poster. Both images taken from The City Zu Facebook page….|