DigHayZoose was a Christian funk/Modern rock band from Kansas City, Missouri. The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music describes them as "One of the first Christian alternative rock bands of the 1990s". Their name, when spoken, is audibly similar to saying "Dig Jesus" in Spanish.
The band signed to Brainstorm Artists International in 1991 and produced their first album, StruggleFish, with Terry Scott Taylor. They subsequently toured nationally with bands such as Scaterd Few and played festivals including the Cornerstone Festival. Their second album, MagentaMantaLoveTree was co-produced with Gene Eugene and is considered more emotional than their first. They were known for fusing punk rock and freestyle jazz, as in the songs "Black-Eyed Pea" and "Secret."
They also covered Steve Taylor's "I Want To Be A Clone" for the 1994 tribute I Predict A Clone. In later concerts, Taylor's version came to resemble DigHayZoose's more than his own. (1) (2)
They announced their breakup at Cornerstone 1994, at the same time Ascension 7: Rocketship to Heaven, their final release, was recorded. Ascension 7 includes guests Dan Michaels of The Choir and Allan Aguirre of Scaterd Few.
Sadly Underappreciated| Posted February 19, 2013
Only THREE fans?! This band was PHENOMENAL! I'm not well-informed enough to confirm that they were the first great alternative Christian band of the '90s (or whatever that claim was), but I've heard a lot of alternative AND Christian music from that decade, and this is easily among the very best. Extremely creative, eclectic and energetic. . .their only possible shortcoming was the size of their catalog, which is a tragedy for everyone who appreciates great, God-glorifying music.