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Zen Flesh / Bio

We've been playing together since we were kids... brothers tend to do that! We started out in elementary school recording demented and obscene children's music as "The Mental Ward..." When we were teenagers, we started playing together with Jeremy on guitar and Matt on bass, with both brothers singing, and then everything really clicked. We first called ourselves "Original Sin," but then changed the name to "Zen Flesh" after Jim Sangster from the Young Fresh Fellows pointed out that it sounded too similar to "The Original Sins." We wrote a bunch of weird and cool tunes, recorded some 4-track cassette EPs, and entertained some of our friends from the mid/late 80's to the early 90's. The Seattle music rag The Rocket gave us a positive review, comparing Matt's voice to Elvis Costello(???) After Matt moved to Asia, we didn't play together for quite a few years, although Jeremy did contribute some lead guitar to Matthew's other project, "Mabewa." But recently, we've revived Zen Flesh and hope to make some more weird, cool, moving and/or rude little songs to entertain y'all... a few examples which are on this site. The fact that we live in different countries makes recording a bit difficult, but we'll keep trying!

General Info

Band Members
Jeremy Ward: vocals, guitar, Matthew Ward: vocals, bass, Billiken: drums
Artist Name
Zen Flesh
Home Page
Active Since
Alternative / Punk

Contact Info

Seattle, WA

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