371. Magenta Manta Love Tree – Dig Hay Zoose
MAGENTA MANTA LOVE TREE (1993)
Dig Hay Zoose
A play on saying “Dig Jesus” in a bad Spanish accent, Dig Hay Zooze was a relatively short lived band that made some fabulously original and cutting edge music. Like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Janes Addiction and Primus, their style is uniquely their own though the influences of many genres are noticeable.
Heavy, crunching guitars, painfully pounding bass, other worldly and eclectic vocals combine to create a wonderfully exotic and chaotic sound. The only other bands in Christian music that matched their uniqueness were Scaterd Few and Hot Pink Turtle, a band that did have Bil brown of DHZ. Hailing from Kansas City the band combined metal, funk, punk, jazz and “Nu Metal” before their was even such a description into a powerful recorded and live experience. Oh yeah, add in a spice of psychedelia!
The lyrical content is as diverse as the music with topics ranging from anger and pain to love and worship. The diversity shows the clear Biblical worldview present in the band members and the freedom that worldview presents as it allows the artist to explore many differing topics.