Monday, September 23, 2019

KLOOT PER W / MAURO PAWLOWSKI


2nd (?) single from the acclaimed album by Mauro and Kloot - Outsider/Insider with no less than 6 B-Sides of different versions of the track, giving some impression of the work that went into the record.




Saturday, September 21, 2019

ALVARO DOMENE & HENRY KAISER - EL TREN FANTASMA

I must admit that I haven't really been following Henry Kaiser's  musical career the last years.

So when I heard about Henry Kaiser and Max Kutner's collaboration, "Wild Courses", a little while ago, I was happy to check it out. On Iluso Records.
The recent Iluso Records.newsletter, talked about another Henry Kaiser release. This time with Iluso Records co-owner and guitar player Álvaro Domene.

"El Tren Fantasma" is a Mexican silent movie The music on this album is inspired by that movie.
Very nice.



POIL ON VINYL


Our friends from Poil are offering four vinyl albums for a special price.

https://poil.bandcamp.com/merch/disco-pack-poil-discography





THE INVITATION TO MOONJUNE RECORDS, VOL.02


Free sampler on the MoonJune Records records label,
also released as a 2CD set.

A fine introduction to the label.



BERNIE SHAW


From Glass Onyon PR

Uriah Heep Lead Singer Bernie Shaw Teams Up With Fellow Canadian Songwriter and Musician Dale Collins For New Studio Album Too Much Information – OUT NOW!

London - Uriah Heep’s lead singer Bernie Shaw has been working on a new studio album, in between the band’s tour dates, with his bandmate from the music scene in Victoria, guitarist and songwriter Dale Collins.

The duo has released an EP in Canada, however, it only included some of the songs they’d worked on together and was recorded many years back. This new studio album sees them re-record those tracks afresh, along with the other songs from their collaboration.

The album has Bernie working with same people he’d worked with on recent Uriah Heep projects, including sound engineer Steve Rispin, mastering engineer Mike Pietrini, graphic designer Mike Inns and label/copyrights manager Daniel Earnshaw.

The album is available as a CD, 180gsm LP, Download and on Streaming platforms. The CD is a six panel digipack which matches many of the recent Uriah Heep releases and back catalogue re-releases, so the album will look great sitting alongside the band’s catalogue in a fan’s collection.

The album trailer :


No-one involved with the project can believe the release date of 13th September 2019 is 6 years to the day that the very first email was sent between them suggesting the project. It’s been a labour of love, with work completed as and when time and schedules allowed.

Of the album Bernie Shaw said: “This album has been a long time in the making as Uriah Heep still occupies almost 200 days of my year! But we’ve done it! l’m very proud of the end result. Working from two sides of the world is not an easy task, but the power and the energy of these songs shine through. I can’t wait for the reaction from both the Heep fans and beyond! Rock on!”

Dale Collins added: “It’s been a long journey to make this album. Thanks to the thousands of fans who have followed the process and corresponded with me throughout. I am very pleased to see it completed.”


PRINCE - THE VERSACE EXPERIENCE

This album was originally released in 1995 as a promotional cassette (a gift for visitors of the Versace collection during the Paris fashion week).
Re-released last April (2019) on cassette for Record Store Day, it finally got a proper vinyl and CD release.
Excellent.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

STEPHANE GALLAND IN CONCERT


Experiencing Stéphane Galland's "(The Mystery Of) KEM" last year in Brussels was a great experience.
JazzLab is taking this concert on the road !

27 Sep 2019 - 20:30 De Werf, Brugge BE
02 Oct 2019 - 20:15 Muziekcentrum Track, Kortrijk BE
03 Oct 2019 - 20:30 CC Strombeek, Strombeek-Bever BE
04 Oct 2019 - 20:30 De Casino, Sint-Niklaas BE
26 Nov 2019 - 20:00 30CC Wagehuys, Leuven BE
11 Dec 2019 - 20:15 CC de Meent, Alsemberg BE



It goes without saying.
The album is quite fabulous as well.


NEW RELEASE BY YIN YIN


Dutch combo Yin Yin are about to release "The Rabbit That Hunts Tigers" !!
Next October, that is.
Here's the teaser.


Out on Les Disques Bongo Joe.


THE ZOCK ORGAN TRIO


Here's the Zock Organ Trio performing 'Dirty Love'...

Nick Mizock - Guitar
Andrew Lawrence - Organ
Lucas Gillan - Drums



NEW ALBUM BY NICOLAS MEIER


"Peaceful", new album by Nicolas Meier.

released September 17, 2019

NICOLAS MEIER – Nylon fretted and fretless guitars, 12 string guitar, Glissentar.
RICHARD JONES – Violin
KEVIN GLASGOW – Bass
DEMI GARCIA – Percussion




Sunday, September 15, 2019

ZAPPATIKA & IKE WILLIS TOURDATES




RAY WHITE SOLO ALBUM


"A Wrinkle in the Plan"

http://raywhitemusic.com

Out on September 17

* A Wrinkle in the Plan
* Finding the WAY Back Home (Lost in the Night)
* Bells in Motion (Dreaming)
* Sheba's Delight (From the Heart or the Mind)
* Sensitive Skin
* Wear Teal (The Anti Bullying Song)
* Schoolyard Rules (Be Kind and Share)
* Arrange ME
* Talk Talk
* Serene Moments
* Colours of the DAY (Wave One Flag)
* Mysterious (Hindsight Twenty Twenty)


Saturday, September 14, 2019

THE DEVIANTS - HUMAN GARBAGE



Japanese CD reissue of the 1984 vinyl album with different artwork.
Includes Mick Farren and The Deviants performing FZ's 'Trouble Coming Every Day'.

Data has been added to the United Mutations Archives.


FRANK ZAPPA - THE REAL PORN WARS

  • frank zappa et al - the real porn wars

    compiled by tim scott
        (2014, book, uk, gonzo multimedia)
I picked up this book a little while ago. From Gonzo Multimedia.
It got released in 2014.
180-page paperback on the PMRC and FZ's senate hearings.

Flashback to the eighties...

On September 19, 1985, Frank Zappa testified before the United States Senate Commerce, Technology, and Transportation committee, attacking the Parents Music Resource Center or PMRC, a music organization co-founded by Tipper Gore, wife of then-senator Al Gore. The PMRC consisted of many wives of politicians, including the wives of five members of the committee, and was founded to address the issue of song lyrics with sexual or satanic content. Zappa saw their activities as on a path towards censorship, and called their proposal for voluntary labelling of records with explicit content "extortion" of the music industry. This is what happened.




DREI VOM RHEIN - S/T

Drei Vom Rhein made a Zappa tribute album in 2007 and another one in 2015.
It was no coincidence that they performed at Zappanale in 2015 as well.

Their first album, however, got released in 1993. They were still a trio at the time (with Werner Neumann, who is the sole survivor, on the guitar).
Guitar-oriented jazz-rock & fusion. Beautiful.
Data has been added to the United Mutations Archives.

Here's the more recent line-up, with Werner Neumann on the guitar.



BRYAN BELLER - SCENES FROM THE FLOOD

I received this brand-new 2 CD set yesterday.
Bryan Beller's "Scenes From The Flood".

Just listened to it for the first time (while adding data to the United Mutations Archives) and I can already tell you that this album will be in and around my CD player all week.
Wow.
Beautiful compositions, great colours and instrumentation plus an impressive set of guests.

Check it out !


STRATOSPHEERIUS


From the Stratospheerius newsletter

Stratospheerius is honored and excited to be performing on the main stage at Progstock!

Progstock is the premier progressive rock festival in the Northeaster United States, founded by our good friend Tom Palmieri.
The event takes place at the Union County Performing arts Center in Rahway, NJ from Friday, October 11-Sunday October 13th

Stratospheephius performs on Sunday, October 13th at 1:30 PM, but you should BUY TICKETS NOW and spend the whole weekend to hear these other incredible bands, who we are proud to share the stage with:

Brand X, Saga, Nektar, Jane Getterband, Randy McStine, Rachel Flowers, and many more...




UGLY PAPAS - PAPA RULES, OK?

Belgian band The Ugly Papas recorded FZ's 'Trouble Every Day' and released it on their second album. The eponymous one, that is.
Their first album, "Papa Rules, OK?" was released two years earlier (1992 already !!)  and presents some fine raw rock music.
Quite unpredictable, the album also includes The Ugly Papas performing Sun Ra's 'The Satellites Are Spinning".
An excellent release.
The album cover gives it away. What you see is what you get.


Friday, September 13, 2019

MAGMA ZËSS


Magma Zëss - "Making of"
The tutorial.
Well, sort of...



EUGENE CHADBOURNE ON TOUR IN EUROPE


sept 13 - Club Mink, Tolmin, Slovenia
sept 14 - CMK club, Koper, Slovenia
sept 15 - Dobia Lab, Monfalcone, Italy
sept 18 - Altes Spital, Vichtach, Germany


NEW ALBUM BY THE SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA


Canadian band The Souljazz Orchestra has just released "Chaos Theories".
Vinyl, CD, download,...



Monday, September 9, 2019

GRUPPO SPORTIVO - 10 MISTAKES

Dutch band Gruppo Sportivo's first (and fabulous) album got released in 1977.
It did get re-issued on CD a couple of times, but 2012 saw it released on a double 10" set.
On white vinyl.
Don't know if there's also a 10" black vinyl edition...
Beautiful.

Just listen to this track from "10 Mistakes" and tell me if the intro sounds familiar.



GOV'T MULE - THE DEEPEST END - LIVE IN CONCERT

Adding data to the United Mutations Archives.
Pretty fine concert, with loads of guests !!

Two CD plus DVD set recorded live at the historic Deepest End Concert in New Orleans, LA on May 3rd, 2003. DVD includes 15 minutes of behind the scenes footage plus a photo gallery.

Starring Gov't Mule (Warren Haynes, Matt Abts, and Danny Louis). Featuring appearances by bass players Les Claypool, Mike Gordon, Jason Newsted, Victor Wooten, George Porter, Jr, Dave Schools, Greg Rzab, Rob Wasserman, and more. Also featuring appearances by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Fred Wesley, Karl Denson, Bernie Worrell, Bela Fleck, and many others.




STEVE VAI'S STILLNESS IN MOTION TO BE RELEASED ON BLU-RAY


Steve Vai will release "Stillness In Motion" on September 13 via his personal record label Light Without Heat, distributed by The Orchard.

https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/steve-vai-stillness-in-motion-blu-ray-due-in-september/



GOV'T MULE - BRING ON THE MUSIC



This standard 2CD edition of the latest Gov't Mule album presents the audio of the 2DVD discs from the 'luxury' 2CD/2DVD set.
Didn't really have a choice as I can't play these DVD's in the car...


Saturday, September 7, 2019

DEVIN TOWNSEND - EMPATH

Devin Townsend's most recent album, "Empath", features none other than Mike Keneally and Morgan Ågren.
The 2CD "luxury" version comes with bonus demo material.
Impressive.

I'll probably play Steve Vai's "Sex and Religion" again, one of the next days...




HERBIE SMITH DEPARTMENT



German rocker Herbie Smith recorded Frank Zappa's 'Muffin Man' and released it on his "Back In Rock" album.
Private release.
From 2004.



MIXMONK


MiXMONK

  • Joey Baron - Drums
  • Bram De Looze - Piano
  • Robin Verheyen - Saxophone

in concert at 'Den Amer' in Diest, BE on December 17, 2019


-- info: Philippe Lamoot


SOFT MACHINE TOUR DATES


Soft Machine, featuring legendary musicians John Etheridge, Theo Travis, Roy Babbington, John Marshall, is touring this Fall, mostly in the UK and there are two shows in The Netherlands.
Next year, there will many shows around Europe, and hopefully in South America as well. And we have plans to make a new album, sometimes in the late Summer of 2020, to be released in the early 2021. And then, besides many more gigs across the Europe and UK, the band will go back to Japan and Asia in 2021 and as well, to USA and Canada.

FALL 2019 TOUR DATES

SEP 13 - LOWESTOFT, ENGLAND (Lowestoft Jazz Festival, The Seagull Theater)
OCT 10 - YORK, ENGLAND (The Crescent)
OCT 11 - KINROSS, SCOTLAND (Backstage at the Green Hotel)
OCT 13 - AMBLESIDE, ENGLAND (Zefferellis)
OCT 16 - WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND (Robin 2)
OCT 17 - MANCHESTER, ENGLAND (Band On The Wall)
OCT 22 - MILTON KEYNES, ENGLAND (Wavendon Stables)
OCT 24 - NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND ( Bonington Theater)
OCT 26 - LONDON, ENGLAND (HRH Prog 8 Festival, Empire Shepherds Bush)
OCT 27 - SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND (HRH Prog 8 Festival, Academy)
OCT 30 - CARDIFF, WALES (Earl Haig Club)
OCT 31 - NEWCASTLE UNDER LYME, ENGLAND (New Victoria Theater)
NOV 10 - GLASGOW, SCOTLAND (Mono)
NOV 11 - NEWCASTLE ON TYNE, ENGLAND (The Cluny)
NOV 14 - CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND (Storey’s Field Center)
NOV 21 - BRIGHTON, ENGLAND (Komedia)
NOV 29 - TILBURG, THE NETHERLANDS (Paradox)
NOV 30 - ZOETERMEER, THE NETHERLANDS (De Boerderij)


ZAPPA


Frank Zappa band alumni guitarist Ray White, Robert Martin, Scott Thunes and Mike Keneally will team with drummer Joe Travers for five concerts in California this August. 
All five musicians took part in The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa tour earlier this year. 
The quintet will play two shows a night at The Baked Potato in Studio City on August 14 and 15. Early sets begin at 9:30 p.m. with an additional performance scheduled for 11 p.m.
Next, the group heads to The Whisky in West Hollywood on August 17, followed by a show at Dizzy's in San Diego on August 18.

So far, two audience recordings of recent performances by the non-holo ZAPPA band have surfaced.

One from August 17 at the Whisky a Go Go, West Hollywood,
and another one from August 18 at Dizzy's in San Diego.

on DimeADozen and on TradersDen.

Nice.

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August 17, 2019 - ZAPPA at the Whisky - West Hollywood, California

Joe Travers, Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Ray White and Robert Martin.

with guests:
Eric Dover - guitar and vocals
Ian Underwood - piano
Toshi Yanagi - guitar
Ahmet Zappa - vocals and M.C. for the encore

Zombie Woof * Alien Orifice * The Evil Prince * Khaki Sack * City Of Tiny Lites * Number 2 * What's New In Baltimore * Tell Me You Love Me * Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy * Farther O'blivion * Andy * The Black Page * Cosmik Debris * Whipping Post * Cheepnis
encores
My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama * Dead Girls of London * The Cosmic Pony and the Iron Sausage * I'm The Slime
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August 18, 2019 - Zappa at Dizzy's, San Diego, CA

Joe Travers, Mike Keneally, Scott Thunes, Ray White and Robert Martin.

Zomby Woof * Village of the Sun * Alien Orifice * Evil Prince * Twinkle Tits * City of the Lites * #2 * What's New In Baltimore * Andy * Farther O'blivion * Montana * Big Swifty * Whipping Post * Cheepnis
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Friday, September 6, 2019

ALVARO DEMENE & HENRY KAISER


New release by Henry Kaiser !



FRANK ZAPPA - HALLOWEEN 73


YouTube teaser for the new Zappa album.
A Box Set, but also released as a "one album with highlights".



"This title will be released on October 25, 2019."
Disc 1:
1. "Happy Halloween To Each And Every One Of You" (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 1)
2. Pygmy Twylyte (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 1)
3. The Idiot Bastard Son (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 1)
4. Cheepnis (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 1)
5. "Another Assembly Of Items" (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 1)
6. The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 1)
7. Kung Fu (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 1)
8. Penguin In Bondage (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 1)
9. T'Mershi Duween (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 1)
10. The Dog Breath Variations (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 1)
11. Uncle Meat (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 1)
12. RDNZL (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 1)
13. Village Of The Sun (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 1)
14. Echidna's Arf (Of You) (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 1)
15. Don't You Ever Wash That Thing? (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 1)
16. Montana (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 1)

Disc 2:
1. Dupree's Paradise (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 1)
2. "Almost Up To Date" (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 1)
3. Dickie's Such An ******* (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 1)
4. "That Greatest Of American Holidays" (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 2)
5. Cosmik Debris (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 2)
6. "We're Hurtin' For Tunes" (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 2)
7. Pygmy Twylyte (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 2)
8. The Idiot Bastard Son (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 2)
9. Cheepnis (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 2)
10. I'm The Slime (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 2)
11. Big Swifty (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 2)

Disc 3:
1. The History Of The San Clemente Magnetic Deviation (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 2)
2. Dickie's Such An ******* (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 2)
3. "Another New Event" (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 2)
4. Farther O'Blivion, Pt. 1 (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 2)
5. Farther O'Blivion, Pt. 2 (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 2)
6. "Pervert's Special Holiday" (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 2)
7. Penguin In Bondage (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 2)
8. T'Mershi Duween (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 2)
9. RDNZL (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 2)
10. Inca Roads (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 2)
11. Medley - Son Of Mr. Green Genes/King Kong/Chunga's Revenge (Live In Chicago, 10/31/1973, Show 2)

Disc 4:
1. The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue (Rehearsal, 10/21/1973)
2. Penguin In Bondage (Rehearsal, 10/20/1973)
3. T'Mershi Duween (Rehearsal, 10/20/1973)
4. Dog Breath (Rehearsal, 10/20/1973)
5. The Dog Breath Variations (Rehearsal, 10/20/1973)
6. Uncle Meat (Rehearsal, 10/20/1973)
7. RDNZL (Rehearsal, 10/20/1973)
8. Magic Fingers (Rehearsal, 10/21/1973)
9. Inca Roads (Rehearsal, 10/20/1973)
10. Farther O'Blivion (Rehearsal, 10/21/1973)
11. Cosmik Debris (Rehearsal, 10/20/1973)
12. Big Swifty (Rehearsal, 10/21/1973)


OSSI DURI AND IKE WILLIS


Ossi Duri will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Joe's Garage by releasing a digital single, featuring Ike Willis.
September 17 and digital platforms, it says...



HENRY KAISER


from Cuneiform :

Grammy winner Henry Kaiser is widely recognized as one of the most creative and innovative guitarists, improvisers, and producers in the fields of rock, jazz, world, and contemporary experimental musics. The California-based musician is one of the most extensively recorded as well, having appeared on more than 250 different albums and contributed to countless television and film soundtracks. Kaiser produces and contributes to a staggering number of recorded projects. And he performs frequently throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan both in group configurations, as a soloist, and in ad hoc concerts of freely improvised music with a host of diverse instrumentalists.

November 22 - Rhizome DC - 6950 Maple St NW - Washington, DC [Takoma metro] [Solo guitar with Antarctic underwater videos - For this show Henry will present some of his newest and best underwater video from beneath the ice of the Ross Sea. He will accompany this footage with live solo guitar improvisations.]


November 23 - Rhizome DC - 6950 Maple St NW - Washington, DC [Takoma metro] [Solo guitar requia by request: Two of Kaiser’s solo guitar releases consisted of heartfelt guitar requia for many of his departed heroes and great ancestors. At this gig, Henry will experiment with playing solo guitar requia requests from audience members; so bring some ideas for whom you might want to hear solo guitar improvisations in memory of!]




FEDERICO BALDUCCI AND JOHN D. VENTER


West Street At Gateway City Arts - Experimental Thur, 2019​-​06​-​28

by Federico (FAM) Balducci, Guitar - John D. Venter, Tenor Saxophone



CRAYON SUN


Crayon Sun = Aldo Struyf + Big Dave

From last year's album :



Thursday, September 5, 2019

ZAPPA COLORING BOOK PRE-ORDER AD


-- info: Ad Hendrickx







LEOPARD SKULL


Leopard Skull debut LP 'Welcome Home' will come out officially on September 27 on EXAG Records.




Sunday, September 1, 2019

EXOTICA


A recent Bandcamp Daily article discussed Exotica, including samples of Exotica that is available on Bandcamp.
Martin Denny, Sun Ra, and more.

https://daily.bandcamp.com/2019/08/29/exotica-guide/



DEWA BUDJANA


Indonesian guitarist Dewa Budjana and Swiss guitarist Nicolas Meier are working on the final details of their joint album, still to be titled, featuring Jimmy Haslip on bass, Asaf Sirkis on drums, Saat Syah on flute and a few guests.

Here's a free download sampler, released by MoonJune to celebrate Dewa's 56th birthday :



Saturday, August 31, 2019

JOHN B


John B will be doing a Masters of Fine Art graduation lecture in January 2020 called "Frank Zappa: Spend the Rest of Your Life in San Ber'Dino'.
He adds "It's on Frank's philosophy and how I have interpreted it for the last 52 years in my life and poetry".

Here's John's blog :
http://johnfbrowningmfa.blogspot.com/


GOV'T MULE - THE BEST OF THE CAPRICORN YEARS (& RARITIES)

Reissued in 2012 on Floating World Records.
A collection of songs that starts with 'Thorazine Shuffle' can't go wrong.




BELGIAN DATES FOR THE SATANIQUE SAMBA TRIO


September 13 in Brussels, BE
http://www.recyclart.be/nl/agenda/rebel-up-records-presents-satanique-samba-trio-br-album-release

September 14 in Middelkerke, BE
https://www.leffingeleurenfestival.be/satanique-samba-trio


DE LORIANS - DE LORIANS

Mentioned on this blog a couple of weeks ago but as I recently received the CD (and the gorgeous looking vinyl edition on 'splatter vinyl'), I'm happy to bring them up again.

...and sometimes it just turns out that the newest members of the freak music family are a bunch of long-haired Japanese twenty-somethings playing Zappa-loving Canterbury-inspired blissed-out spiritual jazz rippers. If you had that on your predictions list, right on, you’ll be extra amped. But either way, meet De Lorians, Tokyo’s newest fire music exports, by way of their self-titled debut.

Grown from the always-heady Tokyo music scene and led by Takefumi Ishida, playing sax and synth, all five De Lorians contribute material to what they call pataphysical music. The seven tracks here burst with overstuffed Weasels Ripped My Flesh-style action: bonkers horn arrangements, savage guitar solos, constant movement, through-composed sections, improv, surreality, and the occasional peaceful woodwind-dabbled valley. No singing, no poodle play, just constant surprises, rich vibes, and heavy fun.




-- thanks to Danny Mathys for pointing me in their direction


GOV'T MULE - THE TEL-STAR SESSIONS



Recorded in 1994, shortly after Warren Haynes, Allen Woody and Matt Abts started Gov't Mule.
As Warren explains in the liner notes: "We had no designs on touring or making a follow-up album - much less on staying together for five, ten or twenty years."

An essential Gov't Mule album.


STEFAN HÜFNER'S ZAPPATA



I recently got hold of another gem.
November 11, 2011, Stefan Hüfner's Zappata project got performed at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Germany (with permission of the Zappa Family Trust).
The Folkwang University documented this concert by releasing a promotional CD of the event.

Amazing.
Beautiful arrangements. Superb vocals by Mara Minjoli and great guitar stuff by Werner Neumann (Drei Vom Rhein !).
I remember being pretty impressed when I saw them at Zappanale in 2015 and this CD only acknowledges that.


-- info: Zjakki Willems

Friday, August 30, 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019

ZAPPANALE, IT'S A WAY OF LIFE


or something like that.

Here's Stuart's little movie.
All the way from New Zealand.
Glad we met at the hotel !



Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

ZAPPA COSMIK WHISKY


Zappa Band - Cosmic Debris Soundcheck at The Whisky a Go Go

Zappa at The Whisky a Go Go

Sat Aug 17, 2019

- Joe Travers - Drums, Vocals
- Mike Keneally - Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals
- Scott Thunes - Bass, Vocals
- Ray White - Guitar, Vocals
- Robert Martin - Keyboards, Sax, Vocals
- Ian Underwood - Keyboards
- Toshi Yanagi - Guitar

Video - Gary Titone



THE RESIDENTS FEATURING DYIN' DOG


New project by The Residents;

Read all about it here :
https://www.psychofonrecords.com/product/residents-alvin-snow-dyin-dog/?



Monday, August 26, 2019

Sunday, August 25, 2019

GOV'T MULE - BRING ON THE MUSIC

Gov't Mule has released a new title in various formats and editions.
They're all called "Bring On The Music - Live At The Capitol Theatre" but they do differ a bit.

Here's the round-up:
  • 2CD/2DVD – 2CD is concert 1 and 2DVD is concert 2 – both have different setlists –
    Audio released digitally as Bring On The Music – Live at The Capitol Theatre – Part 2
  • 2CD standalone is the audio of the 2DVD –
    Audio released digitally as Bring On The Music – Live at The Capitol Theatre – Part 1
  • Blu-ray is the same as 2DVD.
  • 2LP Volume 1 (purple LP) and Volume 2 (Blue LP) are both mixed song selection of tracks from the concerts.
  • For both 2LPs Mascot released a web exclusive marble edition – Limited to 1000 copies each.
So far, I've been enjoying the CD's of the 2CD/2DVD version.


Saturday, August 24, 2019

ZAPPA AT THE WHISKY SETLIST


An audience audio recording of this show got posted on DimeADozen.

ZAPPA at the Whisky
West Hollywood, California
August 17, 2019

Scott Thunes- bass
Robert Martin - keyboards, saxophone and vocals
Ray White - guitar and vocals
Mike Keneally - keyboard, guitars and kazoo
Joe Travers - drums, vocals and M.C.

with guests:
Eric Dover - guitar and vocals
Ian Underwood - piano
Toshi Yanagi - guitar
Ahmet Zappa - vocals and M.C. for the encore

01. Zombie Wolf
02. Alien Orifice (false start)
03. Alien Orifice
04. Band introductions
05. The Evil Prince
06. Khaki Sack
07. City Of Tiny Lights
08. Number 2
09. What's New In Baltimore
10. Introduction of Eric Dover
11. Tell Me You Love Me [Eric Dover - guitar and vocals]
12. Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy [Eric Dover - guitar]
13. Farther Oblivion

01. Andy
02. Introduction of Ian Underwood
03. The Black Page [Ian Underwood - piano]
04. Introduction of Toshi Yanagi
05. Cosmik Debris [Ian Underwood - piano and Toshi Yanagi - guitar]
06. Whipping Post [Toshi Yanagi - guitar]
07. Band introductions
08. Cheepnis
encores:
09. Ahmet - hello and shares a story
10. My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama >
11. Dead Girls of London
12. The Cosmic Pony and the Iron Sausage
13. I'm The Slime

The band has no name but goes by ZAPPA at _____ (fill in the venue).
These are the musicians that played in the recent "hologram tour" (without Ed Mann).
Something put together between tours for the home-town crowd but without the hologram.



BARNES & BARNES


From Demented Music

DEMENTED MUSIC LEGENDS BARNES & BARNES SIGN TO DEMENTED PUNK!

"VOOBAHA" 40TH ANNIVERSARY VINYL COLLECTOR'S EDITION & MORE...
Voobaha Neon Magenta
THE CULT CLASSIC ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1980!

The long out-of-print debut album by Barnes & Barnes featuring the ‘demented’ hits “Boogie Woogie Amputee”, “Party in My Pants” & the #1 most-requested song of all-time on The Dr. Demento Show—"Fish Heads”!

Ltd Ed 180 gram vinyl, remastered audio, elaborate gatefold LP packaging with rare and never before seen pictures, all-new exclusive liner notes, fun facts, restored artwork, an early guest appearance by “Weird Al” Yankovic, plus special bonus track—a ‘1976 version’ of “Fish Heads” with alternate lyrics—never before released on vinyl, MP3 download card & more—in this 40th Anniversary audiophile-vinyl collector’s edition!

15 tracks blurring the lines between comedy/novelty music and punk/new wave—is “Voobaha” all of the above? You decide… Brought to you exclusively by Demented Punk!

First pressing on 180 gram NEON MAGENTA colored-vinyl AVAILABLE IN STORES & ONLINE Friday August 30th, or get yours NOW in the Demented Punk Online Store!
Voobaha Neon Purple & Classic Black Variants

Also available EXCLUSIVELY in the Demented Punk Online Store while supplies last: NEON PURPLE 180 gram vinyl (limited to 150 pcs) and CLASSIC BLACK (limited to 100 pcs) vinyl variants!




JOHN TABACCO AND ANGIE PASTOR


New track by John Tabacco.
Angie Pastor on vocals.



SANDY HURVITZ / ESSRA MOHAWK


"Sandy's album is here at last" is getting an upgrade / reissue.
Originally released on Frank Zappa's Bizarre Records label.
In 1968.


Read all about it here :
http://www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk/search/product_details/16149/Essra_Mohawk-Sandy's_Album_Is_Here_At_Last.html

She was scheduled to perform at the Woodstock Festival in August 1969, but her manager missed the turn in the road, resulting in them arriving too late to perform. Sadly, this seems an encapsulation of her entire career. She has made some fantastic music, but always seems to have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.


-- info from http://www.idiotbastard.com/news.htm

PIERRE VERVLOESEM FEAT. MORGAN AGREN - ARTISTE INTERNATIONAL

Wowie Zowie !!
A lot of excellent music has been released the last couple of months. There's the Ed Palermo jazz album, The Zappa In New York set, new titles in The Residents' pREServed series plus their "In Between Dreams Live" album, and there's Pierre Vervloesem's brand-new "Artiste International"!!

It seems like Pierre's previous release, "Artiste Belge", only got released a couple of months ago and now he's already back with the follow-up, "Artiste International".
This time, it's not just Pierre with his guitar, bass and machine wizardry as he is joined by Morgan Ågren, drummer extraordinaire who just finished recording and performing with Magma and who will soon join Devin Townsend on his new tour.

They're a perfect match.
The result is amazing. 12 instrumental, energetic tracks.
I've played the album at least once every day this week (together with Frank Zappa's "Quaudiophiliac" if you really want to know) and it keeps putting a huge smile on my face.

My cup of tea !
Essential listening.
Also out on CD but you'll need to hurry as there are only fourty-something copies left !!



Friday, August 23, 2019

MARKUS REUTER, MIKE KENEALLY AND MORGAN AGREN TO TOUR WITH DEVIN TOWNSEND


Leonardo (MoonJune) Pavkovic on Facebook :

Now it can be loudly and officially said in public. Markus Reuter is joining Devin Townsend’s band for the upcoming European tour which starts in Paris, November 15. Markus Reuter is one of the greatest music and guitar talents who emerged in this century and I am more than happy to know he has chance to expand his already great career. Bravo Reuterschaft! And Devin’s band also features Mike Keneally and Morgan Ågren, among others.




Wednesday, August 21, 2019

THE RESIDENTS - GOD IN 3 PERSONS (PRESERVED)


  • the residents: god in three persons
        (2019, 3cd, usa, cherry red records)
Another beautiful pREServed album by Cherry Red Records :

  • THE CLASSIC ALBUM REMASTERED, PLUS RELATED SINGLES, LIVE RECORDINGS, UNRELEASED MATERIAL AND INSTRUMENTAL VERSIONS.
  • EIGHT PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS, INCLUDING DEMOS.
  • ALSO INCLUDES THE PREVIOUSLY UNHEARD, 23 MINUTE ‘KNOT IN A MILLION YEARS’ EPIC! 
  • REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES AND PRODUCED WITH THE RESIDENTS AND THE CRYPTIC CORPORATION. 
  • ESSAY BY JIM KNIPFEL AND SLEEVENOTES BY THE RESIDENTS’ MYSTERIOUS ARCHIVIST.


THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND AT THE MORNING JAZZ RADIO SHOW


Ed visited Morning Jazz with the entire group to chat about their latest album, A Lousy Day In Harlem (Sky Cat Records).

The first number they performed was a mash-up of Frank Zappa, Charles Mingus and Duke Ellington, with a Frederick Lowe finish on "Get Me To The Church On Time." Take some time to hear what I’m talkin’ about.

https://www.wbgo.org/post/ed-palermo-big-band-mixes-it-morning-jazz-lousy-day-harlem#stream/0


Monday, August 19, 2019

THE ZAPPA BAND


Sans Hologram, that is.

Ruth Underwood in the audience,
Ralph Humphrey as special guest,
Thomas Nordegg as guitar tech,
Jamie Kime as special guest,
John Drumbo French in the audience,
Ian Underwood as special guest,
And Mike Keneally with his brand-new SG, thanks to RobSam !!

Plus a lot of 'new' songs....

AT THE WHISKEY A GO GO 2019 08 18
With special guest Eric Dover




Saturday, August 17, 2019

ECLECTIC MAYBE BAND - REFLECTION IN A MOEBIUS RING MIRROR

Second release by the Eclectic Maybe Band.
"Reflection In A Moebius Ring Mirror" offers a progressive rock / psychedelic trip that features Roland Binet, Joe Higham, Catherine Smet, Dirk Wachtelaer, Guy Segers and Guy Segers plus guests.
Mostly improvised. Pretty impressive.
Mixed by Guy Segers who also reconstructed various improvisations into new compositions.
Featuring Carla Diratz on vocals / declaim.
Mastered by Pierre Vervloesem.

Out on the Discus record label.



Friday, August 16, 2019

MAURITS PAUWELS EN DE BENELUX CALYPSOS


Mauro Pawlowski's latest release.

Maurits Pauwels en De Benelux Calypsos' play calypso in a Flemish version. They perform a repertoire of Caribbean classics and obscurities, the themes of which range from critical and offensive to constructive and intellectual according to Wikipedia.
Come join the dancing and thinking!




MAGMA'S "ZËSS" ALBUM GETS A LIMITED EDITION GOLD COLORED VINYL RELEASE

from Glass Onyon PR
French Music Legends Magma To Release New Album “Zëss” On Limited Edition Gold Colored Vinyl

Limited edition of 1500 numbered copies on 180 gram audiophile gold colored vinyl

Magma's critically acclaimed newest album Zëss is a 38-minute musical work by Christian Vander. Composed in 1970, Zëss had long been plagued by its incompleteness, its recording was deferred for years. Four decades after its first draft, the work has finally been recorded in an orchestral version that gives it both its true dreamlike dimension and its transcending power. The first public performance took place in Bourges in 1979. It is the last piece in a series of unfinished compositions from the 1970s. During the last 15 years, they finished and released all these different pieces. Zëss is described as a work that touches the philosophical domain by its treatment of the idea of nothingness and its evocation of the theme of time.

Magma turned fifty this year, catapulting into the very exclusive circle of bands who for five decades have never laid down their instruments, nor turned down their volume! The oldest French band still in existence has always played at full sail, never yielding to the siren song of passing trends. The fiercely original music has tirelessly adhered to the highest artistic standards while still reaching a wide audience of all ages.

Zëss is available for pre-order as a limited edition of 1500 numbered copies on gold colored vinyl. The package includes a 4-page booklet. The vinyl edition will be released on September 20, 2019.

More information about this release:
https://www.musiconvinyl.com/catalog/magma/zess

To pre-order:
https://www.seventhrecords.com/en/magma-19/zess-1289.html

Magma's official website: https://www.magmamusic.org/en/home/


NEXT TWO RESIDENTS RELEASES ANNOUNCED IN THE RESIDENTS PRESERVED SERIES


"A NICKLE IF YOUR DICK'S THIS BIG"
Released November 8, 2019.
• INCLUDES ‘THE W***** B*** ALBUM’ AND ‘B.S.’, PREVIOUSLY ONLY AVAILABLE ON VINYL AS LIMITED RECORD STORE DAY RELEASES.
• ALSO FEATURES 1971’S ‘BOARDING HOUSE SHOW’ AND ‘PHILIP’S WEDDING CONCENTRATE’, AND 1972’S ‘CHRIS’ PARTY’ – THE GROUP’S ONLY KNOWN LIVE SHOWS PRIOR TO 1976.

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/the-residents-a-nickle-if-your-dicks-this-big-1971-1972-2cd/


"NOT AVAILABLE"
released November 8, 2019.
• THE LEGENDARY ALBUM REMASTERED, PLUS THE ENTIRELY UNRELEASED ‘X IS FOR XTRA’ TAPES.
• 19 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS – FIFTY MINUTES OF NEW MUSIC!
• CD2 ENTIRELY COMPRISES MATERIAL EXTRACTED BY THE RESIDENTS FROM THE ORIGINAL MULTI-TRACK TAPES.
• REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES AND PRODUCED BY THE RESIDENTS AND THE CRYPTIC CORPORATION.

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/the-residents-not-available-2cd-preserved-edition/



Thursday, August 15, 2019

GOV'T MULE PAID TRIBUTE TO WOODSTOCK '69


Earlier this Summer Gov’t Mule paid tribute to Woodstock ‘69 while playing at Mountain Jam, the site where the original festival took place. The fantastic set featured Mule covers of tracks from Santana, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, and others.

Gov't Mule 06.15.2019 Mountain Jam, Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, Bethel, NY
  • Freedom with Tato Melgar
  • Jingo with Tato Melgar
  • Eyesight To The Blind (The Hawker) and Listening To You
  • I Can't Keep From Crying, Sometimes
  • This Wheel's On Fire and with Lukas Nelson
  • Dark Star and with Lukas Nelson and Tato Melgar
  • Find The Cost Of Freedom and with Lukas Nelson
  • Mr. Soul with Lukas Nelson
  • I Put A Spell On You
  • Piece Of My Heart with Arleigh Kincheloe
  • I Want To Take You Higher with Arleigh Kincheloe, Jackson Kincheloe and The Better-Half Singers (Machan Taylor and Mini Carlsson) Bernie Barlow and Joe Johnson
  • With A Little Help From My Friends with The Better-Half Singers (Machan Taylor and Mini Carlsson), Bernie Barlow and Joe Johnson
  • Encore: Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (Concert Debut)




Wednesday, August 14, 2019

NEW ROAD TAPES ALBUM ANNOUNCED


Ralph Humphrey mentioned it a couple of days ago on Facebook.
Earlier today, the album cover turned up :


They played two shows that night.
Here's data of the first one :

The Mothers Of Invention, October - December 1973

FZ, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Tom Fowler, George Duke, Ruth Underwood, Bruce Fowler, Ralph Humphrey, Chester Thompson.

1973 10 31 - Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

Early show
90 min, Aud, B
soundcheck intro, Pygmy Twylyte, The Idiot Bastard Son, Cheepnis, Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue, Kung Fu, Penguin In Bondage, T'Mershi Duween, Dog Meat, RDNZL, Village Of The Sun, Echidna's Arf, Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?, Montana, improvisations, Dupree's Paradise, Dickie's Such An Asshole


Saturday, August 10, 2019

NICOLAS SLONIMSKY

"Nicolas Slonimsky - A Touch Of Genius"
With a short comment by Frank Zappa, around 45:30.



TOMMY IGOE


From Tommy Igoe's 2014 "Groove Conspiracy" album : 'Quarter Master', featuring composer Michael League on bass (and arrangements).
Originally released on Snarky Puppy's "GroundUp" album.

Drummer and composer Tommy Igoe recorded two Frank Zappa pieces on his 1996 "New Ground" album.


-- info: Jan van Kemenade

Friday, August 9, 2019

Sunday, August 4, 2019

THE VERSACE EXPERIENCE (PRELUDE 2 GOLD)


"The Versace Experience" is a rare release by Prince.
Originally issued in 1995 on cassette, it will be made available on CD next September.

https://www.nme.com/news/ultra-rare-prince-album-finally-getting-full-release-versace-experience-2534683


MIKE KENEALLY



‘Zappa at Dizzy’s’ a frankly deep dive for Mike Keneally.

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/entertainment/music/story/2019-08-03/zappa-at-dizzys-a-deep-dive-for-mike-keneally

August 18, 2019
Dizzy’s,
Arias Hall (behind the Musician’s Association building)
1717 Morena Boulevard, Bay Park
San Diego

FRANK ZAPPA'S PERFORMANCE GUITAR


Here's an interview with Kuni Sugai of Performance guitars.

https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Hot_Rodder_to_the_Stars_Inside_Performance_Guitar



https://www.guitarplayer.com/players/frank-zappa-inside-the-guitars-and-amps-of-his-greatest-recordings-video


DE LORIANS

Japanese rock band De Lorians has just released their first album.

Listen to track number three and admit that you started whistling another tune...


-- info: Danny Mathys


VARIOUS ARTISTS - THE SELF PRESERVATION SOCIETY



The Self Preservation Society
12" Triple Vinyl with USB
Various Artists

A cornucopia of carefully curated covers…
This triple vinyl album features 34 carefully-chosen songs from the late 1960s and early 1970s, from genres that encompass progressive, folk and psychedelic rock.

Curated by Lush’s Mark Constantine and performed by a galaxy of bright stars, the album captures a period of time that was rich with experimentation of all kinds, an era when anything and everything could happen. Original compositions from artists as diverse as Genesis, Cream, The Zombies, Nick Drake, The Doors and Frank Zappa have been given the deluxe treatment by a phalanx of great talent including Teddy Thompson, Eliza Carthy, Jackie Oates, Marry Waterson and Julie Tippetts.

It’s been three long years in the making; the result is an extraordinarily diverse and diverting record.

Side D features Elliot Ingber's 'Don't Bogart Me' performed by Honeyfeet

Side E features Frank Zappa's 'Montana', performed by Iamesh and the Secret Collective

5. Montana – Iamesh and the Secret Collective
Max Lewis Poscente – vocals
Shaun Johnston – piano, synths, organs, drums and backing vocals
Peter Robinson – guitar, bass, drums, sound design and  backing vocals
Co-produced by Shaun Johnston and Peter Robinson

https://www.eccrecords.co.uk/product/the-self-preservation-society/


NEW ZAPPA BOOK

Not sure if I mentioned this already, this new Zappa book will be out soon.
Sonicbond Publishing !

It's called "On Track" and should be out next month.

https://www.wymeruk.co.uk/webshop/books/rock/frank-zappa/frank-zappa-1966-to-1979-on-track-by-eric-benac/


-- info: Danny Mathys

DEVIN TOWNSEND ON TOUR


Devin Townsend's latest album, "Empath" is on my wantlist. Especially since Mike Keneally plays on it.

Devin Townsend will be touring.
He'll play at TRIX in Antwerp, BE on November 16 and it's almost sold out...
One day later, he'll perform at 013 in Tilburg, NL.

https://www.trixonline.be/nl/programma/devin-townsend-us-haken-gb/2243/



THE RESIDENTS UPDATE


from the newsletter :

As ever, The Residents’ train continues to roll, and August 9th sees the release of their ‘God In Three Persons’ pREServed 3CD set, which is choc full, as usual, of related stuff – this time around there’s the instrumental OST version of the album, live recordings, singles and, most exciting of all, some demos and a previously unheard 23-minute piece entitled ‘Knot In A Million Years’. It’s must-hear stuff if you’re a fan of the original album. You may know the group are particularly keen on this record, and are currently bringing it to life as a stage show, which is something they’ve been hanging on to since 1988. So, y’know, stay up to speed and check it out.

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/the-residents-god-in-three-persons-3cd-preserved-edition

Meanwhile, next up in the pREServed series, we’re delighted to confirm, will be two highly anticipated sets. Firstly, a 2CD 1971-1972 thing, which will include ‘The W***** B*** Album’, ‘B.S.’, three live recordings made during that period and some other related bits and pieces. You’re probably aware that ‘The W***** B*** Album’ and ‘B.S.’ were released as Record Store Day only titles over the last couple of years, but this is the first time on CD for both. Something of a bumper 2-fer about that one! And, drumroll…. we’re also pleased to confirm that a 2CD ‘Not Available’ set will be along at the same time. It took a while, and The Residents took some persuading, but eventually they dug those multitrack tapes out and dove into that material as it was before Ralph Records broke trust, re-processed it and turned it into ‘Not Available’ in 1978. So there’s an entire disc of previously unreleased stuff on there, some of it familiar (but different) and plenty of it never-before-heard. Personal favourites are ‘Where To Begin?’, ‘Theme From X’, ‘Fairly Well’ and ‘Love Sprong’, but that’s just us. Along with sleeve notes that try to explain what the hell was going on with that album, its paradigm-shifting stuff, honestly. Not to be missed.

Meanwhile, the group are busy with their next surefire hit album, the ‘Dyin’ Dog’ project. Word is things are almost-but-not-quite in the can, and there’ll soon be news of tracklist, formats and so on. We’ve heard some of it, and have struggled to let go of a couple of the tunes ever since. Some of the record will be familiar to those of you who came along to the ‘In Between Dreams’ tour too. Who could forget ‘Die! Die! Die!’ being screamed at a room full of people hoping they’ll play ‘Santa Dog’ at some point?

As ever, there’s more, and there’ll be more of these missives. Tell a friend, share the love and just try to enjoy the ride. Until next time….

Your Pals,
New Ralph Too


MOONJUNE RECORDS ARTISTS AT SHAPESHIFTER LAB


https://shapeshifterlab.com/calendar-of-events

A message from Leonardo / MoonJune Records :

Dear Friends in Music
If you happen to be in NYC on August 18, please come to this evening of eclectic MoonJuniverse music. You will be greeted and treated with homemade cookies and mind blowing music. If you are not able to come, no worries, we are recording the evening.

7:00pm the Uruguayan maestro Beledo will hit the stage with his new band featuring his old pal and bass maestro Lincoln Goines, Kenny Grohowski on drums and my good friend Ofer Assaf willing join the gang on sax for a couple of tunes (or more!). And at 8:15pm the improv trio of Markus Reuter, Tim Motzer and the busiest guy of the evening Kenny Grohowski will cherish you with the cosmic 'post-gomonos' space groove.

ShapeShifter Lab
Brooklyn, NY
shapeshifterlab.com
A creative music and recording studio and art hub run by Matt Garrison.






ANOTHER ZAPPA RADIO SHOW ALBUM


A 2CD set called "Radio Show"...
on Laser Media.


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

ZAPPANALE #30 - THE ED PALERMO BIG BAND


Zappanale Friday was great. Especially with Treacherous Cretins and the wonderful Ali N.Askin concert.

Nothing, however, could have prepared me for the Ed Palermo Big Band concert.

Check it out :
(warning : this might take two hours of your time)



  • WATER MUSIC (Handel)
  • BRAHMS’ 1ST SYMPHONY (excerpt)
  • BROWN SHOES DON’T MAKE IT (excerpt) (Zappa)
  • WHAT’S NEW IN BALTIMORE (Zappa)
  • BEETHOVEN’S 5TH (excerpt)
  • HOLIDAY IN BERLIN (Zappa)
  • UNCLE MEAT/BOOGIE WOOGIE WALTZ/EAT THAT QUESTION (Zappa, Weather Report)
  • INCA ROADS (Zappa)
  • SOFA (Zappa)
  • MOONLIGHT SONATA/SHE’S SO HEAVY (Beethoven, Beatles)
  • BIG SWIFTY#1 (Zappa)
  • SON OF ORANGE COUNTY (Zappa)
  • MORE TROUBLE EVERY DAY (Zappa)
  • BIG SWIFTY#2 (Zappa)
  • BEETHOVEN’S 7TH, 2ND MOVEMENT
  • VILLAGE OF THE SUN (Zappa)
  • LET’S MAKE THE WATER TURN BLACK (Zappa)
  • DIRECTLY FROM MY MY HEART TO YOU (Zappa)
  • YOU AND THE NIGHT AND THE MUSIC (Sinatra)
  • TOADS OF THE SHORT FOREST (Zappa)
  • ECHIDNA’S ARF (Zappa)
  • TOADS OF THE SHORT FOREST coda (Zappa)
  • EVIL PRINCE (Zappa)
  • STRICTLY GENTEEL#2 (Zappa)
  • (encore#1)
  • WATERMELON IN EASTER HAY (Zappa)
  • PYGMY TWILITE (Zappa)
  • WE ARE NOT ALONE (Zappa)
  • PEACHES EN REGALIA (Zappa)
  • (encore#2)
  • PYGMY TWILITE (reprise) (Zappa)



LE REX


The Swiss brass band Le Rex, performing one of the songs from their fourth album "Escape Of The Fire Ants" live at BeJazz Winterfestival 2019.



Monday, July 29, 2019

ÁLVARO DOMENE AND HENRY KAISER


Iluso Records just announced "El Tren Fantasma" (The Ghost Train) by Álvaro Domene and Henry Kaiser.




Sunday, July 28, 2019

FRANK ZAPPA DOMANI

  • frank zappa domani

    by gianfranco salvatore
        (2000, book, italy, castelvecchi)
The Zappa library over at the United Mutations HQ includes a new book:
Pieces by M.Bassoli, R.Bertoncelli, F.Fabbri, R.Giagni, E.Martuscello, G.Montecchi, V.Nocenzi and G.Salvatore have been collected by Gianfranco Salvatore in one 280-page book.

Published in 2000.
In Italian.


ZAPPANALE #30 - HELMUT KING - LEAVE MY NOSE ALONE PLEASE, KING SIZE BOX


Artist, sculptor, painter Helmut King has become a well-established part of Zappanale.
His paintings and pictures are a perfect match to the Zappa Universe.

This year, Helmut presented "Leave My Nose Alone Please, King Size Box", a 3D box that presented an 80-page catalogue, postcards, buttons, fake money, and more.


Here's a side view (next to a mirror) :


It's a box with a 3D FZ on it.
Sort of a hologram catalogue box.
I love it ! And the contents is as impressive.



ZAPPANALE #30 - STEFAN KLEIBER - ZAPPATOWN


  • einmal zappatown

    by stefan kleibner
        (2019, book, germany, verlag regionalkultur)

"Einmal Zappatown und zurück" displays Stefan Kleibner's first visit to Zappanale. In words, pictures and interviews.

On first sight, the book did look rather interesting but I was rather disappointed once I started reading it. The story starts with a couple of pages about Hank Woods' Zappanale Club (??) and his scheduled, Ike-Willis-guided Zappanale visits (??).
Next up, Stefan walks us through his Zappanale experience. Snippets and interviews.

Unfortunately, no (or not enough) mention of Zappnoise (with Peter Görs), Flat Earth Society, Piniol, Alex Hand, Dietmar Bonnen, The Grandmothers, the expo concerts, the Zappateers, the visitors from all over the world, the shops at the festival ground,...

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that I expected a complete overview. I'm just disappointed that this 100-page book does not offer more...

A missed opportunity.

Completists only.

CORRIE VAN BINSBERGEN


Co de Kloet's "Co Live" is a Dutch national radio show.
Also available as podcast.

Check out the December 29, 2018 episode with special guest Corrie van Binsbergen :

Co Live! met Corrie van Binsbergen - uitzending van 29-12-2018

http://feedburner.ntr.nl/colive


-- info : Jan van Kemenade

Saturday, July 27, 2019

STEVE VAI


Steve Vai contributed to Jacob Collier's "Djesse Vol. 2" album.
You can hear Steve on 'Do You Feel Love' :


https://jacobcollier.lnk.to/DjesseVol2


SNAFU


Bobby Harrison and Micky Moody started writing together and auditioning new band members. They found former Tramline drummer Terry Popple (previously with Van Morrison), bass player Colin Gibson (formerly of Ginger Baker's Airforce) and keyboard /fiddle player Pete Solley (later in Whitesnake). Gibson suggested the name Snafu, a term he lifted from a Captain Beefheart song "Big Eyed Beans From Venus" on their 1972 album, Clear Spot.
The musical influences were mainly American, and came from bands such as The Allman Brothers Band and in particular Little Feat, one of Bobby Harrison’s favourite bands.



-- info: Danny Mathys


ZAPPANALE #30 - ZAPPA BOOTZ, DA SOURCES - A FAN PROJECT, EDITED BY BURKHARD SCHEMPP

zappa bootz - da sources

a fan project, edited by burkhard schempp
    (2019, book, germany, private release)

I received this beautiful 180-page hardcover / bound book as a gift at Zappanale.
The book lists all of the circulating live recordings of Frank Zappa as we know it from the Zappateers website.
The digital version can be found here :
http://www.zappateers.com/fzshows/index.html

And now this list is also available in this fine book, edited by Burkhard Schempp.
He did a fine job !

Check out Burkhard's Zappa blog on :  http://www.vivavincent.de/


SAMPLERS AND COMPILATION ALBUMS


Here's a list of samplers / compilation albums that I've recently added to "The Others Of Invention" section.


Includes Blumentopf : 'Macht Platz' (samples Frank Zappa's 'The Grand Wazoo').

A video magazine on DVD, includes Blumentopf : 'Macht Platz' (samples Frank Zappa's 'The Grand Wazoo').

"Peter's Pop Show"... I like the sound of that...
Anyway, it includes Ostbahn-Kurti and Die Chefpartie : 'Bertl Braun' (= 'Bobby Brown' (Frank Zappa) with German / Austrian lyrics).

Includes Ostbahn-Kurti and Die Chefpartie : 'Bertl Braun' (= 'Bobby Brown' (Frank Zappa).

Compilation. Also includes 'Bertl Braun' (= 'Bobby Brown' (Frank Zappa).

Promotional and limited edition 2CD set. Includes Ostbahn-Kurti and Die Chefpartie : 'Bertl Braun' (= 'Bobby Brown' (Frank Zappa).