Tuesday, June 20, 2017

PINK FLOYD - THE EARLY YEARS - 1969 - DRAMATIS/ATION

Parts of the Pink Floyd "Early Years 1965 - 1972" box set have recently been made available.
As the "Dramatis/ation" included the Frank Zappa / Pink Floyd jam at Amougies, I couldn't resist.

It's all (4 discs) housed in a nice package and comes with a booklet with a bunch of pictures.

Here's the complete tracklist for this particular set :

disc one (cd) : more non-album tracks, bbc sessions and live in amsterdam
  1. hollywood
  2. theme (beat version)
  3. more blues (alternative version)
  4. seabirds
  5. embryo
  6. grantchester meadows - bbc radio session, 12 may 1969
  7. cymbaline - bbc radio session, 12 may 1969
  8. the narrow way - bbc radio session, 12 may 1969
  9. green is the colour - bbc radio session, 12 may 1969
  10. careful with that axe, eugene - bbc radio session, 12 may 1969
  11. interstellar overdrive - live at paradiso, amsterdam, 9 august 1969
  12. set the controls for the heart of the sun - live at paradiso, amsterdam, 9 august 1969
  13. careful with that axe, eugene - live at paradiso, amsterdam, 9 august 1969
  14. a saucerful of secrets - live at paradiso, amsterdam, 9 august 1969
disc two (cd) : the man and the journey live amsterdam, 17 september 1969
  1. daybreak
  2. work
  3. afternoon
  4. doing it
  5. sleeping
  6. nightmare
  7. labyrinth
  8. the beginning
  9. beset by creatures of the deep
  10. the narrow way, part 3
  11. the pink jungle
  12. the labyrinths of auximines
  13. footsteps / doors
  14. behold the temple of light
  15. the end of the beginning
disc three and four (dvd / blu-ray) : video fragments
  • banner
  • set the controls for the heart of the sun - forum musiques, paris, france, 22 january 1969
  • david gilmour interview - forum musiques, paris, france, 22 january 1969
  • a saucerful of secrets - forum musiques, paris, france, 22 january 1969
  • afternoon - the man and the journey, royal festival hall, london, rehearsal, april 14, 1969
  • the beginning - the man and the journey, royal festival hall, london, rehearsal, april 14, 1969
  • cymbaline - the man and the journey, royal festival hall, london, rehearsal, april 14, 1969
  • beset by creatures of the deep - the man and the journey, royal festival hall, london, rehearsal, april 14, 1969
  • the end of the beginning - the man and the journey, royal festival hall, london, rehearsal, april 14, 1969
  • careful with that axe, eugene - essencer pop & blues festival, essen, 11 october 1969
  • a saucerful of secrets - essencer pop & blues festival, essen, 11 october 1969
  • green is the colour - festival actuel amougies, mont de l'enclus, 25 october 1969
  • careful with that axe, eugene - festival actuel amougies, mont de l'enclus, 25 october 1969
  • set the controls for the heart of the sun - festival actuel amougies, mont de l'enclus, 25 october 1969
  • interstellar overdrive, with frank zappa - festival actuel amougies, mont de l'enclus, 25 october 1969
Here's what it's all about :



Monday, June 19, 2017

TEDDY & HIS PATCHES

Somewhere in 1967, Teddy & His Patches released a 7" with 'Suzy Creamcheese' on the A-side.

No coverversion of a Zappa tune, but an original composition that uses some FZ lines.

wikipedia
... Recording sessions generated two tracks, including "Suzy Creamcheese", a bizarre tune written by Conway and promoter Jerry Ralston.[5] The song was inspired by the opening dialogue—which "Suzy Creamcheese" features Flores mysteriously reciting—taken from the Frank Zappa composition "The Return of the Son of Monster Magnet".

Well, this very rare 7" has recently been reissued. If you take a closer look at the above picture, you can see that it says "reissue" on top.
An illegal reissue? Yes, but with the original going for more than US $ 100, and this reissue being available for about US $ 10.00, it's not that bad a deal.



AN ED PALERMO UPDATE

The Ed Palermo Big Band played another stunning gig at 'The Falcon' in Marlboro, NY, earlier this months.
Two shows.
with special guest Napoleon Murphy Brock

An audience recording of these shows can be downloaded from Zappateers.

early show

THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN (The Brooklyn Bridge)
DON’T YOU EVER WASH THAT THING intro only (Zappa)
CALL ANY VEGETABLE part one (Zappa)
MOGGIO INTRO (Zappa)
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN/MOGGIO mashup (Moody Blues/Zappa)
THERE’S NO MYSTERY ABOUT MY G-SPOT(Chick Corea/Zappa/Wayne Shorter)
MOTHER PEOPLE (Zappa)
SON OF MR. GREEN GENES/I SAW THE LIGHT (Zappa/Todd Rundgren)
LONELY BOY (Andrew Gold)
CAN’T AFFORD NO SHOES (Zappa)
BAREFOOTIN’ (Robert Parker)
PO’JAMA PEOPLE (Zappa)
SAUSALITO (George Duke)
FLORENTINE POGEN (Zappa)
LET’S MAKE THE WATER TURN BLACK (Zappa)
SPINNING WHEEL INTRO (Blood Sweat and Tears)
ECHIDNA’S ARF (Zappa)
WEDDING MARCH (Wagner)
LONELY BOY CODA (Andrew Gold)

late show

SOMETHING IN THE AIR (Thunderclap Newman)
OPTIMISTIC VOICES (Wizard of Oz)
TROMBONE GUILD (Wizard of Oz)
OVER THE RAINBOW (Wizard of Oz)
PYGMY TWYLYTE (Zappa)
ROCKY RACCOON (Beatles)
BIRTHDAY (Beatles)
I WILL (Beatles)
VILLAGE OF THE SUN (Zappa)
WICKED WITCH/BIRTHDAY (Wizard of Oz/Beatles)
BLACK HOLE SUN (Soundgarden)
FRED (Allan Holdsworth)
SNAKE OIL (Tony Williams)
FUR ELISE (Beethoven)
YER TUBA (Beatles)
TAXMAN/SAN BER'DINO (Beatles/Zappa)
DON’T YOU EVER WASH THAT THING-intro only (Zappa)
SON OF SUZY CREAMCHEESE (Zappa)
BROWN SHOES DON’T MAKE IT (Zappa)
CALL ANY VEGETABLE part two (Zappa)
REVOLUTION mash up: Revolution (Beatles) / School Days (Chuck Berry) / No Particular Place to Go (Chuck Berry)
MUFFIN MAN/HAPPY TOGETHER/EYE OF THE TIGER/WHIPPING POST (Zappa/Turtles/Survivor/Allman)

THE DOC CHAD CONTEMPORARY ROCK BAND - MONKEY BAR

Here's another recent title from Eugene Chadbourne.
The Doc Chad Contemporary Rock Band (Eugene Chadbourne: banjo, guitar and vocals * Jan Fitschen: bass * Dieter Schroeder: drums)

Recorded in concert at the "Monkey Bar", this fine album presents 16 marvellous tracks.
The band is in fine shape and the recording is excellent. Here's the tracklist for the album :

  1. 8 miles high
  2. rockin' in the free world
  3. autumn lullaby
  4. supplies dwindle
  5. after the rain
  6. danger!
  7. happy new year
  8. graveyard
  9. if you've got the money
  10. sunday monrnin' comin' down
  11. counting the days - the creator has a master plan
  12. dirty deeds done dirty cheap
  13. okie from muskogee
  14. drive on
  15. runnin' kind
  16. no reason to quit

Recorded around the same time, but released during the tour, was "Record Story Day". I would have liked to hear that one as well, especially since the band performed Don Van Vliet's 'Lick My Decals Off, Baby' that night. Unfortunately, Doc Chad's hard disc (with this recording) went dead...
If anyone has a copy of "Record Store Day", you could make both me and Doc Chad very happy with a copy ! Get in touch !!


RAN BLAKE - THE COMPLETE REMASTERED RECORDINGS ON BLACK SAINT & SOUL MATE



Remember the Ran Blake / David Fabris "Indian Winter" album? It included their version of Frank Zappa's 'Marqueson's Chicken'. Ran Blake on piano and David Fabris on guitar.
Well, this very album has been re-released (in a remastered edition) as part of the above shown box set.

Another fine edition to The Others Of Invention, bands and artists performing the music of Frank Zappa.


CHEER-ACCIDENT - PUTTING OFF DEATH


  • cheer-accident: putting off death
        (2017, cd, usa, cuneiform records)
Cheer-Accident is an experimental rock band. They have been making music for about thirty years and have released twenty-something albums.
Notwithstanding their 'non-commercial' music and the rapidly changing music industry, the band is still around and has produced a brand-new album.
And despite the title, Cheer-Accident sounds more alive than ever.

"Putting Off Death" collects seven pieces. Not your ordinairy love songs but beautiful, endearing compositions.

01. Language Is
02. Immanence
03. Wishful Breathing
04. Falling World
05. More And Less
06. Lifetime Guarantee
07. Hymn

Out on Cuneiform Records;
www.cuneiformrecords.com

Available from Mandaï;
www.mandai.be




Sunday, June 18, 2017

DR. MUMBAI - THE ADVENTURES OF DR. MUMBAI


Bill Pitts (= Dr. Mumbai) released "The Adventures Of Dr. Mumbai" a couple of years ago.
A beautiful album with lots of nods to Frank Zappa. It features a lot of familiar sounding names : Marco Minnemann, Arthur Barrow, Aaron Arntz, Scheila Gonzales, Bryan Beller, Pete Griffin, Dweezil Zappa (!!), and Billy Hunting.

A fine discovery. Why hadn't I heard of this before?

If I'm well informed, Bill is recording another album. It should feature one Ike Willis...

Samples and more right here : https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/drmumbai


EUGENE CHADBOURNE - FUCK INDEPENDENCE


Eugene Chadbourne's solo concert at the "Apostisis Festival" in St.Petersburg, Russia.
It includes Doc Chad performing Don Van Vliet''s 'Orange Claw Hammer'.
Great show.

http://www.eugenechadbourne.com/


EUGENE CHADBOURNE - 2017 IWW BAND



Eugene Chadbourne's latest release is entitled "2017 IWW Band".
Besides the fact that this is a very fine album, I should also mention that it includes the band performing Frank Zappa's 'Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance'.
The song starts with a recording of Jimmy Carl Black talking about his early life and then kicks in to a wild version of 'Take Your Clothes Off'.

http://www.eugenechadbourne.com/


THE NICE - COMPLETE BROADCAST TAPE



Here's the data for the bootleg with The Nice that included the BBC Top Gear Sessions with the band performing Frank Zappa's 'Lumpy Gravy'.