Monday, June 24, 2019

ROB CUCCURULLO


Warren Cuccurullo's brother, Robert, wrote a book that includes a part where Frank Zappa visited the house.

https://www.bywayofcanarsie.com/
(Check out the "More" section for some nice pictures)

Available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kindle, and Kobo.


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.


Sunday, June 23, 2019

THE RESIDENTS - PAL TV LP

  • 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".

Beautiful.

THE RESIDENTS - RMX


  • 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.

Here's the original cover :

GOLDEN DAWN ARKESTRA TO TOUR EUROPE


GOLDEN DAWN ARKESTRA TO TOUR EUROPE
Europe 2019

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



VARIOUS ARTISTS - WAYSIDE SAMPLER 6



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.
From 2009.

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.


VARIOUS ARTISTS - PUNK AID - 25 YEARS OF ANARCHY



This "Punk Aid - 25 Years Of Anarchy" compilation album includes Alternative TV performing Frank Zappa's 'Plastic People'.


FUN WITH THE FOO FIGHTERS


YouTube thought I'd like this.
YouTube was right.



KATZENJAMMER - A KISS BEFORE YOU GO

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.
Nice !!



THE EXTREME MUSIC LIBRARY



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.


A LOUSY DAY IN HARLEM


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...