The Portsmouth, NH, band Say Zuzu play a brand of lively, melodic roots rock that often gets lumped into the alt-country camp. In the mid-'90s, after having little commercial success in the U.S., the group suddenly found themselves with a healthy following in Italy. Apparently, Say Zuzu's 1995 album, Highway Signs & Driving Songs, had ended up in the hands of an editor of an Italian rock magazine (Milan's Buscadero). The editor became a huge fan of the group and gave them major press for Highway Signs & Driving Songs and 1997's Take These Turns. The band capitalized on the surprise success by undertaking a major tour of Italy in 1997. Say ZuZu released the studio album Bull in 1998 and a live collection in 1999.
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