Saturday, May 2, 2009


Early March, Zappatika released "Live and Kicking" to coincide with their UK tour: London, Exceter, the Zappateers party in Manchester, Nottingham, ...
"Live and Kicking" offers 14 tracks, including a couple of Zappa songs.

I like what Zappatika does with the Zappa compositions. They get a bit of psychedelic / 70's treatment: laid back playing, fuzzy spacy solos,...
But the thing that does it for me, is the mix with their own tunes: 'Spanish Highwaz', 'Thru The Wormhole', 'Mahavishnu Mind', the hilarious (and very Cream-like) 'My Little Pony', 'Rainy Days', 'Space Flip' and the instant-classic 'The Ballad Of Leroy'.
Very nice!

You can still order this little nice little dittie throught the band's MySpace site:

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