This 2008 soundtrack / compilation album has various orchestras and ensembles performing famous video game tunes or melodies.
From the list, I only recognised Tron, Warcraft and Tetris, but the music is quite interesting.
The last track, 'Castlevania Rock (Live)' is performed by Tommy Tallarico (guitar), Dweezil Zappa (guitar), Martin Leung (keyboards), Joe Travers (drums) and Pete Griffin (bass). Oh,... and 'Halo Suite' features Steve Vai... Wow. Hadn't noticed that before...
The Balalaika Nueva trio released "New Art For The People" in 2007. The album presents 12 of the trio's favorite melodies including Frank Zappa's 'Peaches En Regalia'. Performed on balalaika, accordion and contrabass-balalaika.
Recorded live in England, France, Germany and the US of A, and released in 2004, this 'Official Bootleg' album features ATV performing two Zappa compositions : 'Why Don't You Do Me Right?' and 'Plastic People'.
It's the first time 'Plastic People' got released on one of ATV's releases. Previously, it could already be heard on the 2002 "Punk Aid" compilation album.
Another fine addition to "The Others Of Invention", bands performing Frank Zappa's music.
Nothing wrong with going through some old magazines...
Issue #100 of the Italian Chitarra magazine got published in July 1994.
There were a lot of Zappa specials after FZ's passing, but this one looks pretty impressive. Too bad I can't read Italian. Well, I can read it... I just can't understand it.
chitarre (1994/07, magazine, italy)
The july / august 1994 issue of Chitarre had FZ on the cover and included:
a 6 page article:"Dedicato a Frank Zappa" by Jacopo Benci
a 2-page transcription of 'Willie The Pimp' by Simone Sello
a 3-page article "Zappa Sulla Chitarra" by Gianfranco Salvatore
a 2-page trancription of "Treacherous Cretins' by Simone Sello
a 7-page article "Frank Zappa Trent'anni Di Strumenti" by Gianfranco Salvatore
a 3-page interview with Bunk Gardner by Jacopo Benci
a 2-page transcription of 'Blessed Relief' by Simone Sello
a 2-page piece on Steve Vai / Mauro Salvatori
a 3-page interview with Sandro Oliva by Jacopo Benci
Coupled with new hi-res transfers from the original tapes and mastering by Bob Ludwig, the music sounds the best it ever has. The bonus concert features brand new 2019 mixes by Craig Parker Adams from the original 2” 24-track masters. The digital deluxe, which mirrors the 3CD version, includes an instant grat download of a first-time available version of “Revised Music For Low-Budget Symphony Orchestra.”
A 3CD set featuring the remastered original album with a bonus live concert from the Royce Hall event of 1975. Includes a 32-page booklet featuring liner notes by Terry Bozzio and photos from the performances.
DISC 1: ORIGINAL ALBUM - 40th Anniversary Remaster
Naval Aviation in Art?
Duke of Prunes
Strictly Genteel (Keyboard OD Version)
DISC 2: - The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra live at Royce Hall, September 18th, 1975
Show Start/Bogus Pomp Explained
Revised Music for Low-Budget Symphony Orchestra
The Story of Pedro’s Dowry
The Story of Rollo
DISC 3: - The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra live at Royce Hall, September 18th, 1975
November 10th – Budapest (Hungary) – Ellatohaz
November 11th – Vienna (Austria) – Szene
November 12th – Kosice (Slovakia) – Collosseum
November 13th – Bochnia (Poland) – Oratoria SW Kingi
November 15th – Warszaw (Poland) – Venue TBA
November 16th – Olomouc (Czech Republic) – S Klub
November 17th – Bratislava (Slovakia) – MMC
November 18th – Munich (Germany) – Strom
November 20th – Hamburg (Germany) – Fabrik
November 21st – Bensheim (Germany) – Musiktheater Rex
November 23rd – Winterbach (Germany) – Strandbar
November 24th – Dortmund (Germany) – Piano
November 26th – Oslo (Norway) – Cosmopolite
November 27th – Gothenburg (Sweden) – Pusterwik
November 28th – Malmö (Sweden) – KB
November 30th – Stockholm (Sweden) – Nalen Klubb
December 2nd – Helsinki (Finland) – Virgin Oil
December 3rd – Tampere (Finland) – Olympia
December 4th – Jyvaskyla (Finland) – Lutakko
December 6th – Istanbul (Turkey) – Zorlu Center
December 7th – Istanbul (Turkey) – Zorlu Center
December 9th – Sofia (Bulgaria) – City Stage
December 11th – Tel Aviv (Israel) – Venue TBA
December 13th – Tenerife (Canary Islands) – Venue TBA
December 14th – Gran Canaria (Canary Islands) – Auditorio Alfredo Kraus
EUROPE TOUR LEG 2
Two dates at De Boerderij !! And watch out if you want to go to Verviers as the Spirit Of 66 website says February 17 !!
January 16th – Esch sur Alzette (Luxembourg) – Rockhal
January 17th – Verviers (Belgium) – Spirit of 66
January 18th – Zoetermeer (Netherlands) – De Boerderij
January 19th – Zoetermeer (Netherlands) – De Boerderij
January 21st – Newcastle (UK) – The Cluny
January 22nd – Edinburgh (Scotland) – Liquid Room
January 23rd – Manchester (UK) – Academy 2
January 25th – London (UK) – Islington Assembly Hall
February 3rd – Bilbao (Spain) – Kafe Antzokia
February 4th – Madrid (Spain) – But
February 7th – Lisbon (Portugal) – Lisboa Vivo
February 9th – Seville (Spain) – Sala Custom
February 10th – Murcia (Spain) – Garaje
February 11th – Valencia (Spain) – Rockcity
February 12th – Barcelona (Spain) – Apolo
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While growing up in the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, New York during the ‘70s and ‘80s, Robert and his siblings had to endure their father’s violent temper. Robert’s brother Warren found solace in music, first joining Frank Zappa’s band, then co-founding the group Missing Persons, and eventually becoming the lead guitarist for Duran Duran. Following an encounter with a violent sociopath and witnessing a mob murder, Robert became a heavy drug user by the age of sixteen. By his twenties, with his cocaine use spiraling out of control, he got involved with associates of the Lucchese Crime Family and found himself the target of a corrupt police detective. Desperately seeking to escape the neighborhood, Robert volunteered to serve in Operation Desert Storm, where he witnessed death and destruction on an unimaginable scale. Suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress, his drug woes continued as he experienced one life-changing event after another. Following a felony arrest and facing eight years in prison, Robert was forced to confront his demons.
the residents: pal tv lp (2019, cd, austria, klanggalerie gg307)
The latest Residents-release by the Austrian KlangGalerie record label is the CD re-issue of the 1985 "PAL TV LP".
The album combines live recordings from The Mole Show (originally on side one), and pieces of the Whatever Happened To Vileness Fats soundtrack (originally on side two).
As a bonus, the CD presents 35 minutes of "The Mole Show Live At The House".
the residents: rmx (2019, cd, austria, klanggalerie gg276-2)
Klanggalerie has made a re-issue available of "RMX", the sold-out 2018 album.
The only difference is that the question mark is green.
Still, a fine album.
"RMX" does indeed mean that you get remixes of older tunes.
07.07 _ CAN _ Quebec _ Le Festival d'été de Québec
20.07 _ NL _ Lichtevoorde _ Zwarte Cross
21.07 _ UK _ Cheshire _ Bluedot Festival
23.07 _ NL _ Bladel _ Totaal Festival
24.07 _ NL _ Bloemendaal aan Zee _ Woodstock 69 Festival
25.07 _ DE _ Hohenlockstedt _ Habitat Festival
26.07 _ DE _ Breitenbach _ Burg Herzberg Festival
27.07 _ FR _ Aulnoye-Aymeries _ Les Nuits Secretes Festival
28.07 _ FR _ Aulnoye-Aymeries _ Les Nuits Secretes Festival
30.07 _ DE - Stuttgart _ Proton
31.07 _ DE _ Wiesbaden _ Schlachthof
01.08 _ DE _ Neukirchen _ Skandalös Festival
02.08 _ DE _ Diepholz _ Appletree Garden Festival
03.08 _ DE _ Kurhaus Dangast Strand _ Watt En Schlick
07.08 _ NL _ Den Bosch _ Boulevard Festival
08.08 _ DE _ Cologne _ At The B-Sites
09.08 _ DE _ Oberhausen _ Druckluft
10.08 _ DE _ Wustrow _ 3000 Grad Festival
11.08 _ DE _ Dresden _ Palais Sommer
13.08 _ CH _ Winterthur _ Musikfestwochen Winterthur
14.08 _ FR _ Paris _ Point Éphémère
15.08 _ NL _ Groningen _ Noorderzon Festival
16.08 _ DE _ Hamburg _ Dockville Festival
17.08 _ DE _ Hannover _ parkbeben & friends
Here's another fine addition to The Others Of Invention.
"Wayside Sampler 6", a promotional album that got included with orders over at Wayside Music.
This Wayside sampler includes the Ed Palermo Big Band with FZ's 'Echidna's Arf (Of You), Fast 'N' Bulbous with Don Van Vliet's 'Smithsonian Institute Blues' and lots of other fine stuff !
Both tracks were taken from (at the time) recent Cuneiform albums.
Norwegian pop/folk/cabaret band Katzenjammer was founded in 2005. They released their second album, "A Kiss Before You Go" in 2011.
Dweezil Zappa plays the lead guitar and guitar solo on on track 11.
The track is called 'Gypsy Flee' and does indeed have some sort of Gypsy feel to it.
The entire album is quite interesting.
Here's a live version of the latest track on the CD.
The Extreme Music production house offers music for ads, movies, documentaries, and more. The music is offered to potential customers on CD and is watermarked.
Dweezil Zappa contributed various pieces of music to the Extreme Music Library. It can be found on a series of albums that were made available between 2002 and 2005.
I only recently learned that Extreme Music also released a box with 3 DVDs, containing the entire Extreme Music Library (over 100 albums).
All of Dweezil's contributions are included in this package.
The album cover of Ed Palermo's "A Lousy Day In Harlem" is a beautiful tribute to the famous "A Great Day In Harlem" picture by Art Kane. Listening to the Ed Palermo Big Band album at this very moment...
This extended version of UK's "Night After Night Live !" has just been released by the Globe Music label. 18 tracks on one blu-ray and on 2 CDs.
Featuring Eddie Jobson, John Wetton and Terry Bozzio.
Eddie Jobson and Terry Bozzio played together in Frank Zappa's band in 1976/1977.
Recently digitized from the original Japanese masters and remixed by legendary engineer Bob Clearmountain, this extended edition finally offers the full concert-length release of UK's classic "Night After Night" performances on 2 CDs and in 24-bit/96k high-fidelity stereo and 5.1 surround-sound on Blu Ray Audio. Fully remastered and repackaged for this special limited-edition release.
Guitar Virtuoso Scott Henderson To Release Instrumental Album For Guitar Trio “People Mover” On July 1, 2019
Los Angeles, CA – Guitar virtuoso Scott Henderson has finished his new album “People Mover,” the most ambitious project of his career! The highly anticipated instrumental album for guitar trio will be released on July 1, 2019. Says Scott, “The music has a lot of interplay due to a busy touring schedule with bassist Romain Labaye and drummer Archibald Ligonniere. I'd say this album is a bit more harmonic than 'Vibe Station,' and the rhythm section plays a bigger role in the music. The challenge was to come up with new tones and effects I haven't used before, since like 'Vibe Station,' the songs are layered with multi guitar tracks.”
“People Mover” demonstrates Scott's striking ability to combine elements of jazz, rock, funk and blues in an even more authentic, seamless and musical way than any of his previous work. Proof that after 35 years as a bandleader, Scott is a musician who's playing and composing continues to grow.
From a recent interview, “My music isn't for purists, that's for sure, and I'm very thankful for my fans who are obviously open-minded and share my love for many different styles of music.”
Scott Henderson's impressive work over the years as co-leader of the group TRIBAL TECH, leader of his own ground breaking trio, and sideman to some of the best jazz artists of their generation, including the great Joe Zawinul, has elevated him to the front ranks of both Jazz and Blues. Catch Scott on tour in 2019: July in Europe, September in South America, and October in Asia.
Pretty impressed by Franck Tortiller's recent Zappa tribute album, I was eager to check out some of his previous releases. Especially the Orchestre material.
"Janis The Pearl" was the first release that was credited to the "Orchestre Franck Tortiller". However, looking at "Collectiv" and "Sing Yer Zappa", it shows a completely different line-up. As if Franck re-started from scratch with "Collectiv" (an album that I really enjoyed).
This Janis Joplin tribute is nice to listen to, but it's a bit too calm, too quiet. For my taste, it lacks dynamics and energy.
On March 29th Jezus Factory Records and Starman Records joined forces once more to release the already legendary album Insider/Outsider by Per W/Pawlowski. It's a limited edition masterpiece inspired by the White album by The Beatles. Here's the fantastic third single: Waiting for the Con-Man.
Too late to pick it up at the news stand, but the recent issue of Jazz Magazine, is worth checking out :
"Shut Up'n Sing Yer Zappa", 2 pages on the Franck Tortiller project;
Dossier: "Frank Zappa, Les Brecker Brothers - Le Jazz En Partage", a 10-page special by Guy Darol, Julien Ferté, Frédéric Goaty and Doc Sillon.
Wowie Zowie !!
Here's one great modern jazz big band album !!
The Ed Palermo Big Band did it again. "A Lousy Day In Harlem" combines some excellent original compositions with some great classics.
Beautiful big band arrangements by Ed Palermo.
Playful and fun.
Music that will get you in a good mood.
Out on Sky Cat Records.
Here's the tribute to Laurie Frink, plus some Zappa.
Ed will explain it :
The band will appear at Zappanale in about a month.
Performing the music of Frank Zappa.
Music Legend Eddie Jobson's The Green Album/Theme of Secrets Remastered 3-Disc CD and High-Fidelity Blu-ray Audio - Now Available!
The Green Album/Theme of Secrets is a double release of two solo albums from keyboard/violin master, electronic music pioneer and 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee (with Roxy Music) Eddie Jobson. The critically acclaimed Green Album, with studio band Zinc, was originally released in 1983 on Capitol Records along with the first CGI MTV video “Turn it Over.”
Theme of Secrets is a groundbreaking electronic music album performed entirely on the Synclavier Music Computer. The 1985 release was featured in TIME magazine.
All tracks have been remastered for this special 3-disc CD and high-fidelity Blu-ray Audio re-release.
Available June 14th in the U.S. (June 21st as an import on Burning Shed and elsewhere in Europe/Japan)
To purchase Eddie Jobson's The Green Album/Theme of Secrets Remastered 3-Disc CD and High-Fidelity Blu-ray Audio:
Richard Carpenter (October 15, 1946) is an American singer and pianist, who with his sister Karen Carpenter (1950-1983) formed the popular singing duo the Carpenters. During the early 1970s the group scored hits like "(They Long To Be) Close To You", "We've Only Just Begun", "Goodbye To Love", "Yesterday Once More", "Top Of The World" and "Only Yesterday".
In June 1975 during Billboard Magazine's First International Talent Forum in Los Angeles Richard Carpenter had been invited to speak at the seminar. During his speech he mentioned to the crowd that he was personally responsible for every aspect of the Carpenters' song arrangements and repertoire. Then he asked the crowd how he could be considered so "straitlaced", when he and his sister owned every record by the Mothers of Invention? Frank Zappa was also in the audience that night.
“Frank was a talented fellow. I really liked the way he played the guitar, and I liked his take on certain cultural and sociological issues; he had a marvelously sardonic sense of humor. We saw each other very briefly in the 'Green Room' before going out to answer a few questions.” (Richard Carpenter in an Answers Archive on the Carpenters' fan page. (http://www.richardandkarencarpenter.com/fans_ask_Archive-All.htm)
COURRIER, Kevin, "Dangerous Kitchen: The Subversive World of Zappa",ECW Press, 2002, page 1-2.
Much to the excitement of Alice Cooper group fans worldwide, Gonzo Multimedia will be releasing Michael Bruce’s critically acclaimed biography “No More Mr. Nice Guy” in a Limited Edition Box Set! The Box set contains a signed certificate, book, 1996 interview CD, and reproduction of Alice Cooper group memorabilia. Limited to 250 Units, and signed by Michael Bruce.
THE ZAPPA TOUR ATLAS Pre-sale during Zappanale AND a limited edition print of all the places where FZ used to live.
Here's a bit of extra info from Mick Zeuner :
My long-awaited book The Zappa Tour Atlas will be published worldwide later this year (6th September 2019 to be precise), but fortunately my publisher Wymer UK gave me the opportunity for an exclusive launch/pre-sale during ZNL #30! The exhibition „Touring Can Make You Crazy“ will present the maps of the book framed big-size plus other treasures around this year’s motto incl. the sale of a limited and individually numbered poster-print of all the places Zappa used to live in (only 50 copies). With a little help from Bob and Candy this is THE ultimate FZ pilgrimage map!
In 2015, the Cherry Red record label released a 4CD box that included "The Complete Deptford Fun City Recordings", including the complete 1978 "The Image Has Cracked" album and thus including the band's recording of FZ's 'Why Don't You Do Me Right'.
First album by The Ed Palermo Big Band.
I ruined the album cover of my CD trying to remove a sticker so I had to snatch a picture from the internet...
Still, a very fine album presenting standards next to Ed Palermo originals. Featuring Tom Malone on the trombone !!
Completing the series of (unofficial) re-releases by Grey Scale, here's "Fate In A Pleasant Mood".
The LP is from 1965 and this CD got released in 2017.
Grey Scale has (re-)released six essential classic Sun Ra albums that you need to hear.
This re-release is nothing fancy, but as far as I recall, it's the first CD release of this recording...
This 1995 sampler was included with Zona De Obras, a Spanish music fanzine.
The first track was Amor Sucio with FZ's 'Dirty Love', from their 1992 album.
Track number two is by Pachuco Cadaver, a band from Buenos Aires.
Data has been added to the United Mutations Archives.
Dutch ensemble Reeds & Deeds performed a Roland Kirk tribute concert in Neerpelt (BE) on November 15, 2018.
Frans Vermeerssen - Tenor and Soprano Saxophone
Bo van de Graaf - Alto, Tenor and Soprano Saxophone
Alex Coke - Tenor saxophone, Flute and Piccolo
Michiel Braam - Piano
Arjen Gorter - Double Bass
Makki van Engelen - Drums
all music by Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Recording: Piet Vermonden live at 'Dommelhof' in Neerpelt on the 15th of November, 2018.
The recently released "Shut Up 'N Sing Yer Zappa" wasn't the first album by the Orchestra Franck Tortiller.
"Collectiv" got released a bit over a year ago and is an excellent discovery.
No Zappa this time. Just a beautiful album.
Here's a live fragment from the 2018 Paris Jazz Festival where the Orchestre Franck Tortiller performed with Guillaume Perret (who performed at Zappanale in 2014, and with LeBocal in 2010) !
Frank Zappa's "Chunga's Revenge" got released in 1970 in the US, Canada, the UK, France, Germany, New Zeeland, Argentina, Mexico,...
One year later, Australia, Japan, Venezuela and some other countries followed.
There's a couple of countries that produced a 'new' album title, like Argentina :
"La Revancha De Chunga" :
Or Spain : "La Venganza De Chunga" :
Or Mexico, reworking the lay-out : "La Venganza De Chunga"
For those of us who never bought the Mexican edition of "Chunga's Revenge", a counterfeit edition has been spotted on various shelves the last couple of months.
The Art Yard label has re-released a vinyl edition of Sun Ra's "Media Dreams" album.
Originally released in 1978, remastered / re-released on vinyl for a first time on the Art Yard label in 2005.
A 2CD set got released in 2008.
This latest vinyl re-issue has a different album cover as the above picture shows.
Ed Palermo's first album got released in 1982.
Big band jazz but credited to "Ed Palermo" as Ed starting adding the "Big Band" additve with his second album, "Ping Pong".
Featuring Randy Brecker (trumpet solo on one track) and Edgar Winter, younger brother of guitarist Johnny Winter (sax and organ solos on one track).
Data has been added to the United Mutations Archives.
Stef Kamil Carlens (dEUS, Moondog Jr., Zita Swoon, solo) recently took part in the "Liefde Voor Muziek" tv-show. It showed Stef Kamil performing songs by other participating artists, and those other artists performing some of Stef Kamil's songs.
Here's SCK with 'Big Whale' (Kommil Foo)
Ilse DeLange performing "Josiesomething".
Laura Tesoro : Thinking About You All The Time
In the meantime, Stef Kamil's website is announcing a new album + concerts later this year.
Pre-orders for both standard and deluxe versions of “You Know What…?” are now available!!! The deluxe version includes a bonus DVD comprising behind the scenes clips and exclusive interview footage, plus a 12-page booklet with artwork for each of the nine compositions.
If you’d like to be one of the first to hear our new album just head over to our website http://the-aristocrats-band.com/
where you will find two webstores, one US-based and one UK/Europe-based, containing pre-order options and also our back catalogue.
Here’s a little album sampler to whet your appetite. We’re so excited for you to hear it!
And here is our current list of tour dates. Other dates around the world will be announced in the coming weeks and months.
Frank Zappa's "Joe's Garage" albums were re-released in the Czech Republic in the early nineties as picture discs. 12 " vinyl picture discs, that is.
Browsing through my Zappa albums, I noticed that I had the "Acts II & II" picture disc set. I don't even remember when and where I bought it. Must have been years ago.
Anyway, I came across "Act I" recently, so I couldn't resist...