Thursday, April 26, 2018

FRANK ZAPPA - LUMPY GRAVY PRIMORDIAL



Previously released in 2009 on the "Lumpy Money" set, and now for the first time on vinyl : the orchestral version 'Lumpy Gravy'.
Released on Record Store Day 2018.
Numbered edition of don't know how many copies.

But most important, it sounds great !!


MORE RAYMOND SCOTT

More Raymond Scott, you say ?

Here you go.

'Powerhouse', for full orchestra.



GOV'T MULE MARBLE VINYL RE-ISSUES

European re-issues on marble vinyl !

Dark Side of the Mule features 90 minutes of Pink Floyd covers recorded during the band’s Halloween 2008 show at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston, MA. Now available again on limited transparent/green marble and brown/yellow marble vinyl.

Shout! features 11 tracks recorded by the band plus a bonus album featuring an all-star lineup of vocalists interpreting The Mule songs. Special guests Elvis Costello, Dr. John, Ben Harper, Toots Hibbert, Glenn Hughes, Jim James, Myles Kennedy, Dave Matthews, Grace Potter, Vintage Trouble's Ty Taylor and Steve Winwood. Now available again on limited colored marble vinyl, 4LP Boxset.

https://www.mascotlabelgroup.com/govt-mule


JOHN ZORN / MASADA / SECRET CHIEFS 3


The Book Beriah is the third and last book of Masada compositions and features 92 John Zorn compositions recorded by eleven all-star ensembles on 11 CDs contained in a beautiful, limited edition boxed set.

One of theses ensembles is Secret Chiefs 3.

The box is made available through Pledgemusic.
https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/johnzorn

Here's a preview of the Secret Chiefs 3 contribution :



IMAGINE RAYMOND

Tonight, April 26, at 'De Casino' in Sint Niklaas, BE :

Imagine Raymond, a tribute to the music of Raymond Scott.


http://www.imagineraymond.be/

Check out the album !
http://www.dewerfrecords.be/nl/catalogus/imagine-raymond


BROOKLYN CONCERT BY THE RESIDENTS SHUT DOWN BY THE POLICE

from Homer Flynn:

The Residents’ In Between Dreams tour has been a huge success! Of course, there was a slight problem when their show in Brooklyn, hipster capitol of the universe, was shut down by the police. It seems that an irate neighbor, obviously not a music lover, called the cops who apparently had nothing more important to do at 9:30 on a Sunday night than harass aging eyeballs. With absolutely no warning, the word was clear, direct and unequivocal: SHUT IT DOWN OR WE CONFISCATE YOUR EQUIPMENT! No fun. End of story…

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/the-residents-murmrr-theatre-show-was-shut-down-early-due-to-noise-complaints/

Three cheers for the neighbours and the police...


A bit earlier, it sounded like this :



DWIKI DHARMAWAN

MoonJune Records is (re-)releasing Dwiki Dharmwan's "Live In The USA" album.
Digital download only.



CABALLERO REYNALDO IN CONCERT

Caballero Reynaldo will be doing a couple of concerts in the near future.
Below you can see (and hear) a YouTube recording of one of his Zappa-tribute concerts.

May 12  - La Vitti - Valencia - Monográfico Malcolm Scarpa
June 15  - Casa Manolo - L’Ollería - Valencia
June 16  - La Vitti - Valencia - Monográfico Reynaldo
July 28  - La Vitti - Valencia - Monográfico Intercanvis (pop valenciano)



GOV'T MULE - DARK SIDE OF THE MULE

Every once in a while, I buy a Gov't Mule album.
Feel-good-music.
Don't get me wrong, most of the music that I listen to does make me feel good. It's just that Gov't Mule has this laid-back-jam-band feeling that I find very comfortable.

Despite issues with my wysiwyg-HTML-editor (I still use the 2003 version of Frontpage), I'm happy that I got the data into the United Mutations Archives...
"Dark Side Of The Mule" takes the listener back to Halloween 2008 when Gov't Mule performed two sets of great music at the Orpheum Theater in Boston.
The band not only performed some fine original tunes, they also brought some classics from the Pink Floyd catalogue, featuring two of the original Pink Floyd background vocalists !!

The album got released in 2014 to celebrate Gov't Mule's 20th anniversary and it was made available in different editions (CD, LP, 3 CD and the recommeded 3 CD/DVD set).




Sunday, April 22, 2018

RECORD STORE DAY


Last Saturday was Record Store Day.
I like records and I do like record shops and yet, I'm not the biggest fan of Record Store Day.

I had three records on my want list.

I ordered one album (the Sun Ra one) over the internet from someone who sold a copy a couple of days in advance.
The other two (The Residents and the Frank Zappa one) I bought on Saturday morning at the Coffee & Vinyl record shop in Antwerp. I was glad to be there rather early as the shop only had one and two copies of these titles.
For one reason or another, however, the shop charged 47.25 euro per album.. A rip-off, as the price in other shops turned out to be 32.50 euro.
A friend of mine went to record shops to find all copies gone, so I wasn't feeling unhappy. Just ripped-off.

So if Record Store Day is about going to the record shop and being unable to find the album that you want, or about paying 5 or 10 euros extra over the internet, or about paying way too much for a brand-new release, they succeeded.