Sunday, April 27, 2014
VARIOUS ARTISTS - RARE EPISODES - FRANK ZAPPA'S UNMINED NUGGETS
We're only four months in 2014 and Zappa's music is more alive then ever: various people, bands and ensembles are performing and recording Frank Zappa's music. It seems like the world is finally catching up (although that might be a deceiving presumption).
"Rare Episodes" is one of these gems.
I mentioned the album a little while ago, but I really have to draw your attention to it again.
"A CD conceived by Andrew Greenaway of The Idiot Bastard website and author of "Zappa the Hard Way" (the definitive account of Frank's last tour). The idea was that some of the world's foremost Zappa-influenced bands would record thirteen Zappa compositions that he either didn't record, didn't release or, if he did, he changed them quite a lot first."
Here's track 10, once more :
10. ROLLO by Chato Segerer Officially released in instrumental form only on the albums Imaginary Diseases, Apostrophe, QuAUDIOPHILIAc and You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 1. In 1972, the piece has the lyrics presented here. (This version also appends the rare 'Village Of The Sun' intro/outro that appeared on the recent Road Tapes, Venue #2 release.)
Available from Cordelia Records