Heavy Petting Zoo

1992 - 1993
After Rhythmic Itch had dissolved, Sean and I wanted to form another band that was a touch heavier. I had been working with our long-time-pal Steve Guida (The Weed) on bass. He had played bass a bit here and there but never in a band. Sean was unsure if Steve would be up to the task, but I convinced him to give him a try. So The Weed worked his butt off and became a member of our next project and future projects. We then put out ads for a drummer and stumbled on Tony Paull. He was new in town and happened to live right up the street from Steve. He was a Metalica lover and had a double-bass kit! Cool! We planned on playing classic rock and Tony had no problem switching gears a bit to join the band. Heavy Petting Zoo was born. We developed a large song list and even incorporated some of our original tunes (a first for us).

Gear: My guitars were the Fender Bullet (still play) and Yamaha sb? (still play). For amplification I used the trusty Fender Twin/Chandler tube driver combo. I had really dialed in a sound on this baby and had nice distortion and feedback. Steve was playing a Westone bass through Peavey Mark IV. Recording was done on a Yamaha 4-track with a bunch a dynamic mics.



Heavy Petting Zoo
Demos etc.1991 - 1992

Sean Barry - Vocals
Anthony Ferrari - Guitar
Steve Guida - Bass
Tony Paull - Drums

Recorded on 4-Track Cassette.


01) Walkin The Dog
02) Hell Aint A Bad Place To Be
03) Wild Flower
04) Since Ive Been Lovin You
05) Monkey Man
06) Shake Hand With Excuses
07) Got The Time
08) Meringue Girl
09) RR Aint Noise Pollution
10) Undertow
11) Bad Boy
12) Out My Hole
13) The Ocean(Cut)
14) The Ocean
15) Maybe Im A Leo
16) Sunday Under The Rug
17) Misery Of Miracles
18) Can You Here Me Knockin
19) Roadhouse Blues
20) Man On A Silver Mountain
21) Darlene
22) Walkin The Dog(Cut)
23) Tonight Ill Be Staying Here
24) Melissa
25) Feel Like I Do
26) Megahurtz


Heavy Petting Zoo
Live 1992 - Steve's Graduation Party

This was a great show! Lots of people in the Guida's garage and lots of beer. The band was in tight form with Greg sitting in on a few tunes.

Sean Barry - Vocals
Anthony Ferrari - Guitar
Steve Guida - Bass
Tony Paull - Drums
Greg Gribben - Guitar

Recorded on 2-Track Cassette.
Surprisingly good quality from a tune box thrown in the corner of the garage!


01) Walking The Dog
02) Hell Aint No Bad Place To Be
03) Custard Pie
04) Maybe Im A Leo
05) Peace Frog
06) Monkey Man
07) Hot Legs
08) Little Wing
09) You Dont Love Me
10) Mustard Medely
11) Down The Line
12) Superstition
13) Tonght Ill Be Stayin
14) Come As You Are
15) Darlene
16) Roadhouse Blues
17) Cant You Hear Me Knockin
18) Gold Dust Woman
19) Feel Like I Do


Heavy Petting Zoo
Live 1992 - Unknown location

Sean Barry - Vocals
Anthony Ferrari - Guitar
Steve Guida - Bass
Tony Paull - Drums

Recorded on 2-Track Cassette.
Guitar is too high and the vocals are too low.


01) Roadhouse Blues
02) Its Only Rock n Roll
03) Do You Feel Like I Do
04) Meringue Girl
05) I Looked Away
06) Gold Dust Woman
07) Since Ive Been Lovin You
08) Darlene
09) Undertow
10) Monkey Man
11) Maybe Im A Leo
12) Bad Boy
13) Cant You Hear Me Knockin
14) Peace Frog
15) Mustard Medely



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