Saturday, February 23, 2019

FRANK ZAPPA - NEW YEARS EVE 1973



This new radio show album presents the so-called 'un-concert', a tape that Frank compiled in 1973 from various 1973 concert recordings.
The Zappateers source of this 60-minute recording is from November 8, 1974, and taped from WXRT. This album states that the tape already got broadcast on New Years Eve 1973 on WLIR-FM. Well, the intro does mention WLIR so I guess this is the same tape but from a different source.

Excellent live compilation.
This needs an official release !!


LA VERDADERA HISTORIA DE FRANK ZAPPA MEMORIAS


  • la verdadera historia de frank zappa memorias
    by frank zappa and peter occhiogrosso
        (2014, book, spain, the art of dying)
I know, I know...
I don't even speak Spanish. I just thought it would look nice next to the other editions that I have of "The Real Frank Zappa Book".

Anyway, finally available (released in 2014) in Spanish.


THE LIVES AND TIMES OF FRANK ZAPPA


  • the lives & times of frank zappa    (1976, book, uk, babylon books)

I remember buying a similar little book (a collection of news paper clippings) in the earlier eighties.
Thanks to the excellent Zappa Books (http://www.afka.net/Books/lives.htm) site, I know now that I have the second edition (pictured above) and the third edition (pictured below).

So much fun  :-)


FLAT EARTH SOCIETY UPDATE


On February 18th 1999, the first live sounds that Flat Earth Society ever produced, could be enjoyed in the Cartoons club in Antwerp. In the ever-expanding FES universe, those early compositions still sound as fresh and invigorating as 20 years ago. FES celebrates this special anniversary with a ‘Best Of’ repertoire, a 100-year jubilee tour of ‘The Oyster Princess’ (Ernst Lubitsch, 1919) and a tour through Canada and the United States in November.

For those who still haven't heard FES live, you are most welcome on Friday April 26th at JazzAhead in Bremen or on any of the published dates below. More dates to follow soon!

17/03: Eye, Amsterdam. The Oyster Princess
22/03: Lantarenvenster, Rotterdam. The Oyster Princess
02/04: CC Diest, Diest. The Oyster Princess
26/04: JazzAhead Bremen. Best of
13/06: NDR Hamburg. The Oyster Princess
14/06: NDR Hamburg. The Oyster Princess
29/11: deSingel, Antwerp. The Oyster Princess
30/11: De Grote Post, Oostende. The Oyster Princess
13/12: De Toonzaal, Den Bosch. The Oyster Princess

Oct/Nov: Canada and USA

Calgary
Vancouver
Seattle
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Nashville
Washington
Philadelphia
New York
.....



SNAKEFINGER - LIVE IN MELBOURNE

In 2015, the Secret Records label (from Madison, WI) released "Live In Melbourne" as a 2LP set in a limited edition of 300 copies.
2 LP's with three sides of music and one side screen printed.
This one's been out-of-print for ages.

Earlier this year, the set got re-released.
175 copies on magenta vinyl, plus a screen print on side four
and
250 copies on magenta vinyl, without the screen print on side four.

So if you didn't get a copy the first time, you might still be able to get one now.
Comes with a digital download of this fabulous concert.

https://secretrecords.bandcamp.com/album/snakefinger-live-in-melbourne-1981-punk-sr05



CARL KING - 50 INTELLECTUALLY STIMULATING THEMES



I'm very impressed by the creative output of Carl King. One of his alter egos, Sir Millard Mulch, released a couple of albums between 1995 and 2005, give or take a year or two.
I got hold of "How To Sell" and "The De-Evolution Of Yasmine Bleeth" a while ago already, and I was happy to add "50 Intellectually Stimulating Themes" to the collection recently.

50 short tunes. Sequencer madness. Crazy melodies and drum patterns.
Much to my surprise, 'At The Zoo" includes the guitar solo of Frank Zappa's 'Peaches En Regalia'...
Well, thinking about it, it shouldn't have surprised me as it fits in perfectly.

A fine addition to the United Mutations Archives.


NEW ALBUM BY BACKBACK


Belgian quartet BackBack has a new album out, "4".
On the El Negocito Records label.



SUN RA - PATHWAYS TO UNKNOWN WORLDS


Re-release of Sun Ra's "Pathways To Unknown worlds".
Out on LP, CD and digital download.

Cut by Kevin Gray, and pressed on gold vinyl at Third Man for out of this world sound quality! Includes archival document replica of how Ra wanted to spend his major label advance!

First ever CD reissue, containing three Pathways session recordings left off the original, one never before issued!




Thursday, February 21, 2019

CARL KING'S "BARBARIAN BURGER"





DET NORSKE BLÅSEENSEMBLE'S FRANK ZAPPA TRIBUTE


The Norwegian Wind Ensemble, better known as Det Norske Bläseensmble will be doing two Zappa tribute concerts in March :


March 07 - BLÅ GROTTE - FREDRIKSTAD, NORWAY

March 08 - BRYGGA KULTURSAL - HALDEN, NORWAY


-- info: Jan van Kemenade