WYXR Stereo Sessions: Zuider Zee – “Zuider Zee”
WYXR 91.7 FM’s “WYXR Stereo Sessions presented by MEMPHO” is a monthly series of hi-fi album listening parties that explore Memphis music that fans may have missed. These are the often unheard albums that have become cult favorites over time.
A companion piece of sorts to the kind of pop rock that Big Star would have a delayed hand in shaping across generations, Zuider Zee‘s self-titled Columbia Records album helps to paint a picture of the state of 1970s Bluff City rock. Diverging from a decade of pioneering innovation, the band finds itself in a grand affair that is sometimes funky and full of synth and, at other times, soft and sincere.