THE CARDIACS – “Archive Cardiacs (1980)
Have I finally found a name to put to the hard-to-define music I have loved for so many years? Is that word…ZOLO?!
Somehow I stumbled across this Zolo manifesto, price written by college radio DJ Terry Sharkie, which attempts to quantify and qualify the weirdness factor of the weird musics that my weird ass (and so many other weird asses across the underground music globe) gets such a thrill from.
Zolo seems to encompass several different established genres, like post-punk, prog and R.I.O. (rock in opposition), and I think I’m comfortable with Zolo as an umbrella term, upon reflection. I’m still not 100% sold, but I’ll probably get used to it.
I managed to find that Zolo manifesto above, when trying to find out more about The Cardiacs, a British band whom I’ve recently taken a solid liking to, with their brand of punk-meets-prog tickling my tongue and smacking my soundholes nice and neat.