Friday, May 20, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM CHERRY RED ABOUT THE RESIDENTS

May the whatever it is be with you!

Greetings fellow Rez compulsives, we (and The Residents) hope all is well and your third eye remains well squeegeed! Won't keep you - our eyeball pals just wanted you to have the attached MP3, a recent construction charting the evolution of their classic 'Satisfaction' single. It'll also be given away to newbies signing up to this mailing list but, y'know, as you've been around a while The Rez wanted you to have it first. Sweeeeeet.

It's been noted elsewhere (the liner notes for 'Leftovers Again?!?' if memory serves) that The Residents spent an unprecedented amount of time perfecting the sound they were looking for on 'Satisfaction'. Seriously, over twenty versions exist (mostly not great), in comparison to a couple at most when it comes to other key tunes. Nobody really remembers why, but here are some hand-picked highlights. Oh, and because THEY thought it was hilarious they've called it '(The Residents Spend Six Minutes) Searching For Satisfaction'. They should be so lucky.

Meanwhile, The Rez move forward, continuing to be in several places at once. As we speak, 'Wormwood' and 'Warning: Uninc' have just been released on vinyl, the 'Triple Trouble' movie and soundtrack are both in the can, a Residents encyclopedia is in the works and more pREServed releases are being pieced together. Rumour is 'So Long Sam' has been revisited by the group recently too, and there are suggestions of more concert bookings covering at least three different projects (OK, two and a half). So, y'know.... keepin' busy.


So if you didn't get the message with the mp3, sign up for the mailing list !


THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - ONE WAY OUT - LIVE AT THE BEACON THEATRE

  • the allman brothers band: one way out - live at the beacon theatre
        (2004, 2cd, usa, sanctuary records)
I'm enjoying The Allman Brothers Band's "One Way Out".
Recorded live on March 25 and 26, 2003 during the band's annual Beacon Theatre run in New York City, the 2 CD set features Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks !

Guitar galore.
Love it.
Recommended listening.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

AKA MOON TOURDATES



VARIOUS ARTISTS - EURO JAZZ 2002

  • various artists: euro jazz 2002
        (2002, cd-promo, greece, jazz & tzaz)
20 years ago, the ”Euro Jazz 2002” promotional CD sampler was included with Greek jazz and world music Jazz & Tzaz magazine. The disc included Corrie van Binsbergen’s ‘Zoot-Suit I & II’, the first parts of a suite that Corrie wrote in tribute to the music of Frank Zappa.

Here's a shaky video / live version of 'Zoot Suit'.


Sunday, May 15, 2022

FLAT EARTH SOCIETY TOURDATES

Flat Earth Society
Boggamasta III - on tour

21-05 Boggamasta III - Domicil, Dortmund (DE)
26-05 Boggamasta III - 4AD, Diksmuide (BE)
27-05 Boggamasta III - De Casino, Sint-Niklaas (BE)
28-05 Boggamasta III - AB, Brussels Jazz Weekend (BE)
03-06 Boggamasta III - Cc De Kern, Wilrijk (BE)
04-06 Boggamasta III - Handelsbeurs, Gent (BE)


ALMA SAXOPHONE QUARTET - ALMA LIKES TO BE IN AMERICA

  • alma saxophone quartet: alma likes to be in america
        (2021, cd, italy, sud in sound) 

The Italian Alma Saxophone Quartet released a Frank Zappa medley on their “Alma Likes To Be In America” album. The medley included ‘Peaches En Regalia’, ‘Son Of Mr.Green Genes’ and ‘Zomby Woof’ in an arrangement by Riccardo Nebbiosi.
Streaming all over, but also out on CD.

The entire CD is fun to listen to. Pieces by Bernstein, Gershwin, Glenn Miller, Chick Corea, and... Frank Zappa.
The Zappa Medley sounds very vidid and dynamic. Great playing, a beautiful arrangement, and a fine solo !


BABE RUTH COMPILATION TO INCLUDE 'KING KONG'

The Cherry Red record label  has been issuing quite a number of compilation albums lately. Next up is "Darker Than Blue":

NEW 3CD CLAMSHELL BOXED SET OF THE ALBUMS AND SINGLES BY THE BAND BABE RUTH RECORDED FOR THE HARVEST LABEL BETWEEN 1972 AND 1975

FEATURING THE ALBUMS ‘FIRST BASE’, ‘AMAR CABALLERO’ AND ‘BABE RUTH’

Which means that it will also include the band's version of FZ's 'King Kong', as released on "First Base" in 1972.



A SECOND TEASER FOR ZAPPA'S "ERIE" BOX

As mentioned on  Andrew's Idiot Bastard Son's Newspage:
A second teaser for the Zappa / Erie box set appeared a couple of days ago.



FILIPPO BELLAVIA & B STREET BAND - ZAPPA IN BLUES VOL.II

  • filippo bellavia & b street band: zappa in blues vol.II
        (2022, cd, italy, private release)
Guitarist Filippo Bellavia and his B Street Band released “Zappa In Blues” in 2008. The sequel, “Volume II”, got released as a download-only album earlier this year.

Finally, it also got a CD-release. However, due to a technical issue at the printer’s office, ‘Po-Jama People’ is listed on the back cover, but it is not included on the CD.
  • Sexual Harassment In The Workplace
  • Crew Slut
  • Black Napkins
  • The Torture Never Stops – Original
  • Po-Jama People
  • The Illinois Enema Bandit
  • More Trouble Every Day
  • Stink-Foot
  • Willie The Pimp
  • Muffin Man



ECHOES OF ZOO - FIRST PROVOCATIONS

  • echoes of zoo: first provocations
        (2019, cd ep, bel, private release)
Echoes Of Zoo released "First Provocations" in 2019.
It was a four-track EP, available on CD and on 10" vinyl.

Featuring Nathan Daems (sax & compositions), Falk Schrauwen (drums), Bart Vervaeck (guitar), and Lieven Van Pee (bass).
The quartet delivers an energetic, instrumental mix of rock and jazz, spiced with some eastern influences.

As I had ordered the disc through Bandcamp, I had downloaded and enjoyed the album a little while ago already. The arrival of the physical copy of the CD last week made me revisit this album.

Recommended listening.