Bay Area institution and jam forefathers Zero have detailed plans for a new live album, Naught Again. Available digitally on May 20th via Omnivore Recordings, the 13-track document captures a legendary run of shows at San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall in 1992.

Recorded during Zero’s October 14th–16th, 1992 run at the famed San Francisco venue, Naught Again highlights a pivotal juncture in the Steve Kimock/Greg Anton fronted group. After 12 years of existing as an instrumental ensemble—born from the ashes of Keith and Donna Jean Godchaux‘s Heart of Gold Band who played only one performance days before Keith’s untimely death in 1980—Zero added lyrics to its songs. This run served as the band’s showcase of its new material, with words written by the Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter and sung by Judge Murphy.

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In addition to the new music, Naught Again captures a rotating lineup of luminaries including Martin Fierro on tenor saxophone; Pete Sears on organ, piano, and backup vocals; Nicky Hopkins on piano; Vince Welnick on piano and vocals; and John Kahn, Bobby Vega, plus Liam Hanrahan on bass. In conjunction with the album announcement, Zero shared a live cut of “End of the World Blues”. Before the band starts up, Hunter offers Zero a glowing introduction, telling audiences that the band’s music will be sent into space to communicate with intelligent life forms.

“Zero can put the whammy on the crowd,” Hunter said of the band. “I’ve seen a lot of crowds in my life, but they can do something that I’ve never seen before.”

Naught Again is newly mixed by Emmy-nominated Brian Risner from the original multi-track tapes recorded by the Dead’s Dan Healy and Don Pearson. Recordings from this run were previously released in 1995 as Chance In A Million, with Naught Again displaying another set. The album is out digitally and 2-CD on May 20th, with the 2-LP edition available on October 14th, one night before the band’s 30th-anniversary show at The Fillmore in San Francisco.

Check out “End of the World Blues” from the upcoming Zero live album Naught Again, as well as a trailer for the impending release. Click here to pre-order and scroll down for the full tracklist and album artwork. The band has a number of upcoming tour dates, available below. For tickets head to the band’s website.

Zero –”End of the World Blues” (ft. Robert Hunter introduction)

Omnivore presents Zero Naught Again

Zero Tour Dates:
May 14 – Crystal Bay, NV @ Crystal Bay Club Casino – Crown Room
May 15 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
July 28 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
July 29- Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
July 30 – Eugene, OR @ WOW Hall
October 15 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore

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Zero Naught Again Tracklist:

1. Prologue by Robert Hunter
2. Cole’s Law
3. Interlude
4. Tangled Hangers
5. End Of The World Blues
6. Golden Road
1. Gregg’s Egg’s
2. Baba O’Riley
3. Little Wing
4. Epilogue by Robert Hunter
5. Tear Tags Off Mattresses
6. Roll Me Over
7. Roll Me After

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