Parma Violence - The Triumphant Return of Zapoppin'
"A brazen reinterpretation of roots that go way back." - Record Theatre
Remastered in 2011. Zapoppin's second album was another for-CDR affair to be sold at gigs and was released just before the first European tour in 2009.
Tom and Luke were now joined by cajon player Samuel Brettingham who lends his skills to all the tracks but Snuff Class - which was recorded by the band at Tom's house.
Parma Violence is a little darker and denser than Z 1 which is partly due to the addition of the cajon and an error after recording which meant some of the tracks (namely Professor Yaffle and Causing A Connotion) were not completely mixed.
However, for all its muddied vocal lines, Parma now sounds something like a raw blueprint for the powerskiffle sounds that would follow and features a number of long-lasting Z-classics such as Hoisted (which was described as Shakespearean in its lyrical content by the BBC), No Questions, These Are Not The Chords You're Looking For and Compliment Machine.
released October 29, 2009
Thomas G.J. Sharpe - twang stick and vox
Luke Richards - groan cabinet and vox
Samuel Brettingham - thud box and boot
Recorded by Nathan Ashton and Daniel Bennett at Tremough, Penryn, Cornwall
Cover Art by Thomas G.J. Sharpe
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