Monday, July 16, 2018

SPANNER JAZZ PUNKS HAVE A NEW ALBUM OUT

"We... Are... Not... Alone..."


Out on Cordelia Records :
http://www.cordeliarecords.co.uk/Pages/Buy%20Records.html


MORE RESIDENTS


From The Residents' newsletter :

Next, The Residents are pleased to report that their new album, ‘Intruders’, has been completed and is now being prepared for release. Of course, we’re here to hype it, but it really is a remarkable record, and, dare we say, the work of a refreshed Residents. Eleven songs in all, each of them framed within its own vaguely paranoid soundscape, and featuring several guest contributors old and new. It seems the album will be available in your usual favourite formats, alongside some special offerings from our friends at Psychofon too. ETA is currently sometime around October, so watch the skies for an official announcement via Cherry Red and MVD.

And lastly, a reminder that the ‘I AM A RESIDENT!’ album will be released commercially worldwide on August 24th. There’s the regular 2CD version, featuring the IAAR suite and a selection of hand-picked cover versions of all your Residents faves, alongside a very special vinyl edition featuring even more exclusive fan versions. As you probably know, The Residents were overwhelmed by the standard of material submitted by almost two hundred fans for this project, and were moved to produce a remarkable and enduring suite in return. The results may be weird, but it’s an essential addition to The Residents’ canon.

Yeah, they have a canon. Get used to it.

There’s more of course – always more – including ‘Commercial Album’ and ‘Eskimo’ pREServed news – but that can wait. For now, The Residents hope you enjoy ‘The Brickeaters’ and wish you all the best in trying to understand the ‘I AM A RESIDENT!’ and ‘Intruders’ records.


A NOVEL BY THE RESIDENTS


The Brickeaters is an absurdist buddy movie of a story featuring a very tall and young internet content screener teamed up with an aging career criminal whose primary companions are an oxygen bottle and .44 Magnum. After a short crime spree cementing their unhinged partnership, they work together to prevent a middle-aged lottery winner from polluting the LA water supply with massive amounts of fluoride. Their adventures unfold via a wholly unreliable alcoholic narrator desperately avoiding the reality of spousal abandonment.


THE SONICS - UNRELEASED

This 1980 "Unreleased" album by The Sonics collects material from some rare 7" records as well as some indeed unreleased studio material.
It includes their version of 'Any Way The Wind Blows' (Frank Zappa) from 1967, but also a fine version of 'Diddy Wah Diddy' (W.Dixon).



BURNT WEENY SANDWICH

Earlier this month, The Mothers Of Invention's "Burnt Weeny Sandwich" got re-released.
On 180 g vinyl. Comes with the poster.

This was the second Zappa album that I discovered, the first one being "Weasels"...
Both from the local library...
Must have been 1980.



ITZA UCHEN - (THEY'LL) MIX YOU UP / LASSITUDE

This little 7" might well be the first recording that features Pierre Vervloesem.
Playing the electric bass guitar.

Next week, Pierre will be playing the electric bass again. With Flat Earth Society.
There's a gig scheduled at The Gentse Feesten, but the band will also be playing at Zappanale !!




MAMARONECK HIGH SCHOOL STAGE BAND - SIDE GLANCES



Jazz and rock classics performed by a high school band.
Here's the Mamaroneck High School Stage Band.
Next to some original material and some Beatles classics, "Side Glances' includes FZ's 'Peaches En Regalia' in an arrangement of Joe Boerst,, and the 'Hairy Medley', which in fact is 'Little Umbrellas', 'It Must Be A Camel' plus 'Son Of Mr. Green Genes', also arranged by Joe Boerst.
Very fluent. Great dynamics. And an excellent percussion intermezzo during 'Son Of Mr. Green Genes'.
Superb !!

A fine addition to The Others Of Invention.
http://www.united-mutations.com/z/frank_zappa/fz_ooi_albums.htm


Sunday, July 15, 2018

ALTERNATIVE TV - SPLITTING IN 2

This "Splitting In 2" Alternative TV compilation album includes the band performing Frank Zappa's 'Why Don't You Do Me Right?'.
It got previously released on the 1978 "The Image Has Cracked" album.

Here's 'Why Don't You Do Me Right?' performed by an ATV reincarnation, from 2012 :



A.S.H. PELIKAN - FALSCH AGEBOGEN



German rocker A.S.H. Pelikan has been making music since the early '70's. In 2008, A.S.H. started releasing a series of retrospective albums.
As A.S.H. used to play a lot of coverversions, a lot of them can be found on these albums.
Album number 6 in this series, "Falch Abgebogen", includes A.S.H. performing two Frank Zappa tunes : 'More Trouble Every Day' and 'Big Leg Emma'.


FREAK KITCHEN - NOBODY'S LAUGHING

Around the time of the release of "Move", Freak Kitchen's fifth album, a promotional CD got released in France.
"Move" was the first album with the new line-up. Guitarist Mattias IA Eklundh was still part of the band, but Christer Örtefors (bass) and Björn Fryklund (drums) had only recently replaced Christian Gronlund (bass) and Joakim Sjoberg (drums).

The CD presented and audio and the video clip for 'Nobody's Laughing', plus a medley of all the "Move" tracks.