Sunday, January 14, 2018

WALTER DANIELS MEET JACK OBLIVIAN AND THE SHEIKS - WE HAVE BOTH

Ghost Highway Recordings released a 7" by Walter Daniels Meets Jack Oblivian & The Sheiks called "We Have Both".
Side B is a super-bluesy version of Captain Beefheart's 'I Love You, You Big Dummy'.

https://ghosthighwayrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/we-have-both



BOBUCK'S "NINETEEN-SIXTY-SEVEN" AVAILABLE ON BANDCAMP

Released on CD by Klanggalerie last year,
and available on Bandcamp since Jan 12, 2018.



Hardy Fox adds:
I found the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love - 2017 - far too great of a temptation. I was in my early 20s, in San Francisco, stoned out of my mind in 1967. But much of that music stayed with me. I really wanted to do a cover album of music I often heard live at the Fillmore West, or coming from a flat-bed truck in Golden Gate Park. It is easy to romanticize youth, but let me tell you, 1967 was not a normal year. I am so glad I was in the middle of it. -HF


RIZA ARSHAD / SIMAKDIALOG


A message from MoonJune Records

RIZA ARSHAD
Indonesian Pianist, Icon of the Indonesian Music Scene (1963-2017)

Dear Friends in Music

Exactly one year ago, a very dear longtime friend of mine, suddenly passed away. RIZA ARSHAD, Indonesian pianist, was the second most important artist in development of MoonJune Records, immediately after the iconic British saxophonist and Soft Machine alumni legend Elton Dean. While Elton was the one who hugely influenced me to start out of blue and pout of nothing my record label back in 2001, as well my booking activities, Riza Arshad introduced me to the wonderful world of Indonesian music. In 2007 I have released first of 4 albums of the seminal Indonesian band simakDialog, a brainchild of the late great Riza, which is also thee first of 20 albums of Indonesian musicians on my label. Riza was an extraordinary man and an extraordinarily gifted visionary artist. We had two unreleased albums that we wanted to release in 2017: another live album of simakDialog from their scone USA tour in 2014, and his Rhodes trio album with Ernest Tibbs on bass guitar and Chad Wackerman on drums. Eventually these albums will be released sometimes in the near future. Riza wanted his music to be heard, and his music deserves to be heard. In the near future, MoonJune plans to release a tribute album featuring Riza's music, performed by some of his friends and colleagues and by some of the iconic musicians who appreciated his extraordinary talent.

To remember my dear friend Riza Arshad, MoonJune is offering FREE DOWNLOAD of all simakDialog's albums (Patahan, Demi Masa, The 6th Story, Live At Orion) and for those who prefer physical format, 4 CDs are available for a symbolic price of $20 plus shipping.

https://simakdialog.bandcamp.com/merch/4-simakdialog-cds-for-20-shipping

https://simakdialog.bandcamp.com/

This generous offer is valid until January 31st.



THE WORD


The Word.

From Jezus Factory :
A monthly slot hosted by London-based Jezus Factory founder Andrew Benett, the only Brit mad enough to devote the better part of his label's catalogue to Belgian artists. Think dEUS, Mauro Pawlowski, Rudy Trouvé and the likes.

http://www.theword.radio/series/jezus-factory/shows/jezus-factory-1

  • A Clean Kitchen Is A Happy Kitchen – Event Horizon
  • Grand Blue Heron – Call The Shots
  • Gruppo Di Pawlowski – Charmatron
  • Butsenzeller – Rhythmic Shapeshifter
  • dEUS – Black Eye
  • True Bypass – I Cried Enough
  • Mark Mulholland & Craig Ward – A Strange Place
  • Craig Ward – Trinity
  • Kiss My Jazz – Stained Glass
  • Pox – Cry Now
  • dEUS – Jimmy Dean
  • The Love Substitutes – Open
  • The Mechanics – Out Of Love Town
  • Gore Slut – Telephone Calls
  • iH8 Camera – Schlitz
  • Craig Ward – Island To Any Island
  • Superalmedrado – Gotta Give It Up
  • Lionell Horrowitz & His Combo - Penguin
  • dEUS – Nine Threads


PRINCE

Here's two books that I picked up at a clearance sale.

  • Prince - De complete geïllustreerde geschiedenis
        (2017, book, nl, librero)
    by Jason Draper
This one's nice.
Beautiful pictures and a chronological overview of Prince's albums.



  • Prince - The Icon Series
        (2017, book + dvd, nl, rebo productions)
A bit less convincing.
The book does have some fine pictures, but I expected more from the DVD.
The news report after Prince's demise, the low quality video clip material,... A missed opportunity.


CHEER-ACCIDENT - SALAD DAYS

To celebrate Cheer-Accident's appearance at the RIO festival, last September, Skin Graft Records re-released two albums in a remastered version : "Trading Balloons" and "Salad Days".

Originally issued on CD in 2000, "Salad Days" has been issued on both the CD and the vinyl format.

This is not the most accessible album of the Chicago-based band. Co-produced by Steve Albini, the listener is offered rock rhythms and progressive grooves mixed with dream-like psychedelic escapades.
The album ends with 'Salad Day', an 18-minute opus that will have you glued to your headphone.

Multiple listening sessions required.
Recommended listening !!

Available from Mandaï
www.mandai.be




JOHN COLTRANE - MY FAVORITE THINGS

Every now and then, everybody should listen to some Coltrane...



CELEBRATING BOWIE

Adrian Belew is participating in the European part of the Celebrating Bowie tour.

They already performed in Paris, London and Manchester.
Next up is:

jan 15 - Dublin
jan 16 - Amsterdam
jan 17 - Utrecht
jan 19 - Berlin

http://celebratingdavidbowie.com/

Saturday, January 13, 2018

THE COMET IS COMING

I  have been rather enthousiastic about their album (and I still am, by the way) :
The Comet Is Coming with "Channel The Spirits".


tour dates

WED 10 JANUARY - winter jazzfest - New York, NY, US

SAT 13 JANUARY - Electric Brixton, London, UK

FRI 19 JANUARY - Brussels Jazz Festival, Brussels, Belgium

SAT 20 JANUARY - C-mine Cultuurcentrum, Genk, Belgium

FRI 8 JUNE - Best Kept Secret Festival - Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands


BRAM WEIJTERS' CRAZY MEN

Next weekend, Bram Weijters kicks off a tribute to the "Here Comes The Crazy Man" , the jazz/fusion album by Koen De Bruyne.
The setlist will feature most tracks from "Here Comes The Crazy Men", plus some fusion classics.


the band

Bram Weijters - keyboards
Sam Vloemans - trumpet
Andrew Claes - tenor sax, EWI en electronics
Vincent Brijs - baritone sax
Dries Laheye - bass
Steven Cassiers - drums

the dates

19/01/2018 deSingel Antwerpen (première)
02/02/2018 Flagey Elsene
07/02/2018 C-mine Genk
08/02/2018 KAAP | De Werf Brugge
09/02/2018 CC Het Gasthuis Aarschot
10/02/2018 4AD Diksmuide
15/02/2018 De Casino Sint-Niklaas
17/02/2018 CC De Herbakker Eeklo
23/02/2018 CC t Getouw Mol
24/02/2018 NONA Mechelen
28/02/2018 Handelsbeurs Gent


SPINIFEX

Dutch ensemble Spinifex stands for adventurous, contemporary jazz.
The band is doing a small tour to promote their recent 5 CD-box anthology release, as well as their new album.

And now that we're on the subject of their latest album, "Amphibian Artour", I guess that I should mention that it features special guests Bart Maris (trumpet) and John Dikeman (alto sax).


In concert

Jan 27 - Plusetage, Baarle-Nassau, NL
Feb 2 - KOER, Gent, BE
Feb 10 - Kulturspeicher, Leer, DE
May 18-21 (exact date to be announced) - Moers Jazz Festival, DE
Jun 17 - Houtfestival, Haarlem, NL


Thursday, January 11, 2018

BLACK FLOWER

Ethiopian jazz with Black Flower !!



DWEEZIL ZAPPA RECORDED DAVID BOWIE'S 'I'M AFRAID OF AMERICANS'


Available on Dweezil Zappa's website: Dweezil's version of 'I'm Afraid Of Americans' (David Bowie)

https://www.dweezilzappa.com/products/20450-afraid-of-americans


The making of...

https://dk1xgl0d43mu1.cloudfront.net/user_files/dweezil/videos/002/034/192/transcoded.mp4?1515625238

MARCUS REUTER - THE LONGEST IN TERMS OF BEING


Markus Reuter's 2001 release, "The Longest In Terms Of Being" is available on Bandcamp.



Wednesday, January 10, 2018

BRZZVLL

BRZZVLL in concert at "The New Wave Of Belgian Jazz" festival.

Recorded by Vrije Geluiden.

It should come as no surprise that two of its members also are a part of STUFF.
(Andrew Claes on sax and EWI, and Dries Laheye on bass)




Tuesday, January 9, 2018

SPIKE JONES




UBU ENSEMBLE PLAYS ZAPPA



Jan 19, 2018
London, UNITED KINGDOM

Ubu Ensemble

SHOW NOTES:
Directed by Simon Wills
Natalie Davies voice

The Guildhall School’s Ubu Ensemble focusses on classics of avant-garde and experimental music. This programme explores the work of musical pioneers from Stravinsky to Frank Zappa.

SETLIST:
Selections from "The Yellow Shark"
G-Spot Tornado (for orchestra)
The Girl in the Magnesium Dress (for chamber ensemble)
Get Whitey (for orchestra)
Be-Bop Tango (for chamber orchestra)
Outrage at Valdez (for ensemble)
The Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat (for chamber orchestra)

VENUE:
Silk Street Music Hall
7:00 PM








Sunday, January 7, 2018

MEN & VOLTS - A GIRAFFE IS LISTENING TO THE RADIO - MEN & VOLTS PLAY CAPTAIN BEEFHEART

Finally !!
An official release by Men & Volts on which they perform the music of Captain Beefheart.

Men & Volts started out as a band that played the music of Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart). Later they made some excellent albums, "Rhythms & Blues" (1982) and "Hootersville" (1983), amongst others.

And now there's "A Giraffe Is Listening To The Radio", with recordings from 1979 / 1980.
Out on Feeding Tube Records.
A must-hear !!

Released on vinyl in a limited edition of 300 copies !

http://feedingtuberecords.com/releases/a-giraffe-is-listening-to-the-radio/


HALL OF FAME RECORDS - THE ALBUMS OF 2017



Did you get this fine free sampler yet ?
Original material, a Prince cover, a Kate Bush cover, and a couple of Zappa tunes (by The Muffin Men and by Z.E.R.O.
Check it out:
https://halloffame.es/


MORE LIVE PHISH DOWNLOADS

Here's two more "Live Phish Downloads" cdr-on-demand albums that include a Zappa track.
Resulting in a total of 10.
CDR-on-demand releases by Phish on which they perform a Frank Zappa composition, that is.
'Peaches En Regalia'.




Track 10 on disc one. In concert in Saratoga Springs.




Track 7 on disc one. Live in St. Louis.


MERRELL FANKHAUSER

Merrell Fankhauser who, together with Jeff Cotton (of Captain Beefheart's Magic Band), did the fabulous MU project in the early seventies, has a solo album out.
Great album cover !!



from Glass Onyon PR :

Surf Rock Guitar Icon MERRELL FANKHAUSER Brings The Magic Of His Long Running TV Show TIKI LOUNGE To CD!

Los Angeles, CA - One of the true innovators of surf rock music, Merrell Fankhauser, has been a mainstay on the music scene in both California and Hawaii for decades not only performing live but also producing a much-loved TV variety show “The Tiki Lounge.” Now, fans of all ages can discover the magic Fankhauser creates with this live concert album, Tiki Lounge Live, set to be released on January 12 via Goldenlane Records. Enjoy performances by Fankhauser as well as special guests Ed Cassidy of Spirit, The Brymers, Lindsey Ikeno, and more!

Merrell Fankhauser’s career began in the 1960s with the instrumental surf rock group The Impacts whose hit album Wipe Out is now revered as one of the era’s best surf rock albums. He later formed two other bands, Merrell and The Exiles and H.M.S. Bounty, before embarking on a formative move to the island of Maui in 1973 with his group MU. Later projects found Fankhauser collaborating with everyone from drummer Gary Malabar of Steve Miller Band and John Cipollina of Quicksilver Messenger Service.


KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD

Their fifth album in 2017 !!
"Gumboot Soup".


Australian band King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard will be doing a number of concerts in the UK next February.


DISCO BISCUITS UPDATE

Earlier this week, I heard through the FaceBook Grapevine that The Disco Biscuits have not just one recording ("Encephalous Crime") with Zappa's 'Pygmy Twylyte' on it, but also a more recent one : "Trance Fusion Radio Broadcast 02".

As it happens, the latter of these, has recently been issued on vinyl, together with "Trance Fusion Radio Broadcast 01".
As a 3 LP set.

http://blog.nugs.net/thediscobiscuitstfr/

How about that?


FROM THE ZAPPA VAULTS

Alex Winter says :

This clip is from the very last performance of the original Mothers of Invention in Ottawa CA 1969. I can only share a very short taste of it, so don’t start throwing digital tomatoes at your screen, but it’s super rare and it made my heart skip a beat and I’m sure it will for you too!



ED PALERMO IN CONCERT AT THE IRIDIUM IN NYC ON JAN 29


The Ed Palermo Big Band
in concert

Monday, Jan. 29th at 8pm

http://theiridium.com/events/6764/ed-palermo-big-band-25/


LIVE PHISH DOWNLOADS

Here's two more "Live Phish Downloads" albums that belong in The Others Of Invention section :


In concert in Hollywood, August 8, 2011, the band performed Frank Zappa's 'Peaches En Regalia' in their first set. Track 5 on this 3 CD set.


About one week later, Phish played a completely different set at the Outside Lands Festival in San Fran. They did, however, play 'Peaches En Regalia' again as the fifth song on their setlist.

Both albums are available as download and as CDR-on-demand.

Friday, January 5, 2018

TONY LEVIN - WORLD DIARY

Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel) released his first solo album in 1995 : "World Diary".
MoonJune Records recently made the record digitally available through bandcamp.
(CD copies are still available as well.)

"World Diary" is an extraordinary album.

Check out 'Chasms', his collaboration with L.Shankar !



Tony performs with Shankar, violin and vocal, in a room in the Atlantic Hotel in Hamburg, duets with King Crimson colleague Bill Bruford at Bruford's house. Tony plays electric double bass in the Hotel Royal Monceau in Paris with Levon Minassian on doudouk. Others with whom he collaborates on the CD are: Ayub Ogada - nyatiti & vocal, Brian Yamakoshi - koto, Bendik - tenor sax, Nexus - a five man percussion ensemble, Manu Katche - drums, and Jerry Marotta - drums.


THE RESIDENTS' WARNER BROS ALBUM TO BE RELEASED ON RECORD STORE DAY

From an intervieuw with Homer Flynn :

M[m]: What’s next lined up in this reissue series?
HF The plan, for now, seems to be going through the catalog chronologically, releasing several titles a year until all the major album have been re-released. As you mentioned Meet the Residents and The Third Reich ’n' Roll are set for release in January; Fingerprince and Duck Stab are currently in the works, although I’m not sure if a release date has been set or not. Also, The Residents’ legendary Warner Bros Album, the “audition” tape they sent to Warner Music in 1970 is set for release as an LP on Record Store Day in April, 2018.

More at :
https://www.musiquemachine.com/articles/articles_template.php?id=435


PAUL HUBWEBER - 213



"213" sheds a light on the musical world of Paul Hubweber.
Experimental music / improvised jazz.
Housed in a beautiful cardboard booklet, one gets a CD with 18 tracks that feature Paul on trombone, on guitar, or on vocals. And maybe even on loop station(s)?
Beautiful.

As Paul also is the mastermind of The Yellow Snow Crystals, a couple of Zappa references fit this anthology perfectly. Track number 5, 'YSCATS', or 'Yellow Snow Cats' has German lyrics over Zappa's 'Crew Slut', 'Punchin' Pigs' includes various Zappa riffs, and 'So Far' has a link to FZ's 'Sofa'.
Very nice.

This release came in a very limited run of 50 signed and numbered copies.
If you can get hold one, you really should not hesitate.
Recommended listening !!


HARDY FOX

Hardy Fox is the composer for The Residents.
He is no longer using the Charles Bobuck moniker.
So far, starting December 27, he did put up three tracks on Bandcamp :

'Wink', with a nice oriental touch.

'Duet',


'Paying The Sun', a left-over from the "What Was Left Of Grandpa' (2015) album.




CUNEIFORM RECORDS


The Year 2018 will mark a New Era for Cuneiform Records.

Steve Feigenbaum is the brains behind Cuneiform. He is in charge of A&R (curating Artists and Repertoire), in addition to overseeing all business and legal matters, including sales, distribution, manufacture, licensing for media and more. For 2018, Steve will take a year sabbatical to determine what direction the label could or should take to be viable again in the future. Because sales of recorded music in every format - digital, cd, lps - have dramatically declined for everyone in the music industry, it is no longer feasible for us to run a record label in the same manner as we have for the past 35 years. For Cuneiform, 2018 will be a year to rethink, retool and evolve the label.

During his sabbatical, Steve will continue to maintain Cuneiform’s catalogue, oversee digital and physical album sales, pay twice-yearly artist royalties, oversee licensing and other legal matters, and keep Cuneiform Record’s official website updated, including updating the Tour page for concerts. But, while Cuneiform released an average of 15 albums a year for more than three decades, no new releases are currently scheduled. Cuneiform will remain in its current offices in Silver Spring, which it shares with Wayside Music, an internet-based record store that Steve founded in 1980 and continues to run with Simon Mertz and a part-time assistant.



KAPSALON - S/T

Nate Wooley, Jozef Dumoulin, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten and Teun Verbruggen.
Experimental, improvised music.
Recorded live at Jazz Middelheim in 2017.

Released on LP by Rat Records.



VANTOMME - VEGIR

Dominique Vantomme's latest project, aptly called Vantomme, features Michel Delville on electric guitar and Tony Levin on bass (and chapman stick).

Lovely.
Out on the MoonJune Records label.



ZAPPASTRAAT IN TIILBURG, NL

It's there.
Google it.

Postal code 5012 in Tilburg.
Zappastraat (Zappa street)

Next to the Bernsteinstraat (Bernstein street) and the Ellingtonlaan (Ellington lane).

https://www.google.be/maps/place/Zappastraat,+Tilburg,+Nederland



-- info : Jan van Kemenade


Thursday, January 4, 2018

YOWIE - SYNCHROMYSTICISM

  • yowie: synchromysticism
        (2017, cd, usa, skin graft records)
Every once in a while, you get to hear a band that blows you away.
Yowie is such a band. They're a trio from St.Louis and they've just released their third album (on the Skin Graft Records label).

Intense.
Experimental
Math rock.
Right up my alley.

"Synchromysticism" presents five tracks. The total album clocks around 33 minutes.
It will have you searching for your breath.

Available from Mandaï.
www.mandai.be





CHEER-ACCIDENT - TRADING BALLOONS

Skin Graft (the comic book company that also produces records) has just released a remastered version of "Trading Balloons", the CDR / private release from 1999.
The album presents one song.
One 52-minute composition.

Surprising, varied, bombast but also explosive, the piece does generate both a progressive rock and a contemporary classical feeling.
Fascinating.

Available from Mandaï.
www.mandai.be



ED PALERMO BIG BAND UPDATE

recent messages / setlists by Ed Palermo :

Thx to everybody who came to Falcon last night to help ring in the new year! 2018 is going to be amazing if last night's celebration is any indication.

We did a parody of the Oscars. The set list won't include the "Play off" tunes, but I will briefly describe the final "award" towards the end.

December 31, 2017-Falcon

early show

EDDY ARE YOU KIDDING/GONE WITH THE WIND
PEACHES EN REGALIA (Zappa)
INFLUENZA (Rundgren)
BIG SWIFTY#1 (Zappa)
DOWN, BOY! (Palermo)
BIG SWIFTY#2 (Zappa)
UNCLE BERNIE’S FARM (nap sings last line)

CAN’T AFFORD NO SHOES (Zappa)
BAREFOOTIN’
LET’S MAKE THE WATER TURN BLACK (Zappa)
UNCLE REMUS (Zappa)
MONTANA (Zappa)
EMPEROR OF THE HIGHWAY (Rundgren)

I WOULD DIE FOR YOU/G SPOT TORNADO (Prince/Zappa)

late show

LOVE SHACK INTRO (B52s)
ECHIDNA (Zappa)
“Tin Roof….Rusted”
ECHIDNA coda (Zappa)
MOGGIO/NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN (Zappa/Moody Blues)
LONG DISTANCE RUNAROUND (Yes)

FLORENTINE POGEN (Zappa)
VILLAGE OF THE SUN (Zappa)

The award for best big band was between my band and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Wynton Marsalis. After it was announced that my band won, the band launched into:
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS (Queen)
But Bruce McDaniel stopped the band to tell the audience there was a mistake and that the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra was the actual winner, the band played:
I’M A LOSER (Beatles)

(midnight)
AULD LANG SYNE
WE ARE NOT ALONE (Zappa)
STRICTLY GENTEEL#2 (Zappa)

********************************************

Good morning! Thx to everybody who came to my sold out show last night at the Falcon! Super thanks to my incredible band and guest tap dancer Nicki Denner and guest vocalist Nina Hennessey. The Falcon audience is a gift from God to me and my band. Words don't do justice to how great they are.
As always, the set list from last night:
December 23, 2017-Falcon

EARLY SHOW

VIENNESE MUSICAL CLOCK (Kodaly)
NO PLACE LIKE MARLBORO (Sondheim)
WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TIME (McCartney)
GOD REST YE, MERRY GENTLEMEN (trad)
CHRISTMAS MEDLEY
Be-Bop/Things to Come (Dizzy Gillespie)
Serenade to a Cuckoo (Roland Kirk/Jethro Tull)
My Favorite Things/We Three Kings (trad)
AIREGIN (Sonny Rollins)
WHAT CHILD IS THIS/20 SMALL CIGARS (trad/Zappa)
GRAND CENTRAL (John Coltrane)
BIG SWIFTY#1 (Zappa)
SOFA/AWAY IN A MANGER (Zappa/trad)
BIG SWIFTY#2 (Zappa)

TAKE A PEBBLE (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)
UNCLE BERNIE’S FARM (Zappa)

SHOSTAKOVICH (snippet from his 5th Symphony)
AMERICA/AMERICAN IDIOT (Bernstein, Green Day)
RUSSIAN DANCE from THE NUTCRACKER
G SPOT TORNADO (Zappa)

LATE SHOW

FLUTE MOVEMENT from THE NUTCRACKER
LONG DISTANCE RUNAROUND (Yes)
JOHN BARLEYCORN MUST DIE (Traffic)
50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER (Paul Simon)
SCARBOROUGH FAIR (Paul Simon)
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN INTRO (Moody Blues)
INFLUENZA (Todd Rundgren)
LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF (Cole Porter)
LET’S MAKE THE WATER TURN BLACK (Zappa)
VILLAGE OF THE SUN (Zappa)

TEA FOR TWO #1
ECHIDNA'S ARF (Zappa)
TEA FOR TWO #2

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE ZMAS-classic Clement Moore poem set to the music of Zappa’s EVIL PRINCE

encore:

SILENT NIGHT/TWIN PEAKS THEME
NUTROCKER (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)

********************************************

Okay, as always, I post the set list from the previous night's show:
IRIDUM-SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017 CHRISTMAS SHOW

EARLY SHOW

THE NUTCRACKER FLUTE MOVEMENT (Tchaikovsky)
WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS TIME (McCartney)
GOD REST YE, MERRY GENTLEMEN (trad)
CHRISTMAS MEDLEY
Be-Bop/Things to Come (Dizzy Gillespie)
Serenade to a Cuckoo (Roland Kirk/Jethro Tull)
My Favorite Things/We Three Kings (trad)
AIREGIN (Sonny Rollins)
WHAT CHILD IS THIS/20 SMALL CIGARS (trad/Zappa)
GRAND CENTRAL (John Coltrane)
BIG SWIFTY#1 (Zappa)
SOFA/AWAY IN A MANGER (Zappa/trad)
BIG SWIFTY#2 (Zappa)
G SPOT TORNADO (Zappa)

TAKE A PEBBLE (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)
UNCLE BERNIE’S FARM including:
1. Stolen Moments (Oliver Nelson)
2. Brown Shoes Don't Make It (Zappa)
3. It's not Unusual (Tom Jones)

LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF intro (Cole Porter)
LET’S MAKE THE WATER TURN BLACK (Zappa)
VILLAGE OF THE SUN (Zappa)

LONG DISTANCE RUNAROUND (Yes)
JOHN BARLEYCORN MUST DIE (Traffic)
50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER (Paul Simon)
NIGHTS IN WHITE SATIN intro (Moody Blues)
ECHIDNA’S ARF (Zappa)
ALEX TREPAK (Tchaikovsky)

SILENT NIGHT/TWIN PEAKS THEME (trad/Twin Peaks)

encore:

EVIL PRINCE/TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE XMAS (Zappa)
NUTROCKER (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)

********************************************


ZAPPACAST EPISODE 35

For Episode 35 of the ZappaCast - The Frank Zappa Podcast, Scott Parker talked to Ahmet Zappa.

They discussed the recent Halloween release, the possible future of the material from the vault, Gail's role, Frog's With Dirty Little Lips, Dweezil and the trust, the upcoming Zappa pin, Ahmet's view on Zappa-related projects, and much more.

You can listen to it here:
http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/zappacast-episode-35-ladies-and-gentlemen-ahmet-zappa_120398


THE DISCO BISCUITS

I just added data for two more albums to the United Mutations Archives in the Others Of Invention albums- section.
http://www.united-mutations.com/z/frank_zappa/fz_ooi_albums.htm

It's two albums from the Disco Biscuits.
Both albums are still on my Want List as they're rather hard to find.

The first one was already listed, but without the album cover and extra info. It's the first edition of "Encephalous Crime".

The re-issue (from 1999) does no longer include 'Pygmy Twylyte'.
It's a pretty fine album (the second edition, that is), but I'd rather have that first edition...

The second album that I added is called "Trance Fusion Radio Broadcast 02". I only heard about this one a couple of days ago when someone mentioned it on FaceBook.
Not that old, but also out-of-print (and rather rare), so that's good for the second Disco Biscuits album on my Want List...

As the band does play a couple of Zappa tunes live from time to time, it's no wonder that a radio broadcast included one of these. "Trance Fusion Radio Broadcast 02" also includes 'Pygmy Twylyte'.

That's what makes collecting bands that have recorded Frank Zappa's music so much fun.
It's a never ending story.
And you get to listen to some interesting bands.

Here's Pygmy Twylyte by The Disco Biscuits with special guest Ed Mann,
September 10, 2016 at the Great North Music and Arts Festival



THE WHO

from Glass Onyon PR

“The Who and I” by Tony Klinger Box Set, Book and Memorabilia Now Available For Pre-Order

London - Tony Klinger, renowned producer of The Who's “The Kids Are Alright” film, has started a PledgeMusic campaign for “The Who and I” Box Set, Book and Memorabilia. The Box Set contains Tony's new book “The Who and I,” an audio book / CD, reproduced memorabilia, and a reproduction of “The Kids Are Alright” press kit and photos!

More info & pre-order here:
https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/the-who-and-i


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

THEO AND THE WRISTBAND - ZAPPANALE 28

Romanian band Theo And The Wristband opened the 2017 edition of Zappanale.
Not the warm-up party on Wednesday, but the actual festival on Thursday.

I had never heard of them and they were a pleasant surprise.
They played a couple of original songs but all the rest was Zappa: My Guitar, Pygmy Twylyte,...
Fun opener.

Made available on DVDR in very limited quantity.


Check them out on Youtube :



KAZUTOKI UMEZU KIKI BAND - ZAPPANALE 28

A band performing at the main stage at Zappanale gets the opportunity to be recorded on video. The band gets the recording and can use it whenever they want for their own purpose, but they do have to agree that the video crew makes 20 copies to be sold during the festival (to cover expenses).
I like the idea. And I like the DVDR's even more.

Top band at the most recent Zappanale, Kazutoki Umezu's Kiki Band played an astonishing set.
I had the impression that Kazutoki Umezu was quite happy as well as he tossed his hat into the audience.

Kazutoki Umezo: alto sax
Natsuki Kido : guitar  (Bondage Fruit)
Takeharu Hayakawa: bass
Joe Trump: drums



STUDIO DAN - ZAPPANALE 28

Daniel Riegler's Studio Dan took part in edition numberr 28 of the Zappanale festival. It was their second appearance in Bad Doberan.
Dispite the terrible rain, the ensemble did a great job.
The audience was soaked, but kept on watching.

Released on DVDR in a very limited run of 20 copies and made available at the festival.


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

VARIOUS ARTISTS - GOODBYE SESSION ZAPPANALE 28

Video recording of the main stage closing session at Zappanale 2017.
Around 16h00 in the afternoon. On a Sunday.

= Paul Green's Rock Academy with Ike Willis (as Denny Walley had fallen ill).

Limited edition of 20 copies,
sold at the Zappanale festival.

  • debra kadabra
  • carolina hard-core ecstasy
  • lucille has messed my mind up
  • king kong
  • happy together
  • whipping post
  • packard goose
  • city of tiny lites
Paul Green's Rock Academy and Uncle Ike.



HILDEGARD LERNT FLIEGEN - ZAPPANALE 28

Video recording of Andreas Schaerer's Hildegard Lernt Fliegen at Zappanale.
July 15, 2017.
With Chato Segerer as special guest to conduct the band by dancing on the stage.

Limited edition of 20 copies,
sold at the Zappanale festival.

  • seven oaks
  • pre & post sapients
  • don clemenza
  • zirzensisches mittelstück
  • rimze khala rimze
  • zeusler (incl. wig alert)
  • knock code IV
  • rezitae furije furije
  • double bass improvisation

    encore
  • mockbae



PAUL GREEN'S ROCK ACADEMY - ZAPPANALE 28

Adding data to the United Mutations Archives, here's the recording of Paul Green's Rock Academy from Zappanale 28 (= 2017)
The band had done an opening act at the warm-up party in the center of Bad Doberan one day earlier, but this was their first concert on the main stage.
(they came back two days later to host the "Goodbye Session".

Limited edition of 20 copies - sold at the zappanale festival.

Recorded live at zappanale 28
July 14, 2017

Special guests : Ike Willis and Denny Walley
  • the dog breath variations
  • uncle meat
  • city of tiny lites
  • she painted up her face
  • mom & dad
  • donald's such an asshole
  • it can't happen here
  • i'm so cute
  • why does it hurt when i pee?
  • magic fingers
  • keep it greasy
  • would you go all the way?
  • pound for a brown
  • status back baby (incl. 'uncle bernie's farm' and 'son of suzy creamcheese')
  • directly from my heart to you
  • tryin' to grow a chin
  • bamboozled by love
  • san ber'dino
  • outside now
  • jesus thinks you're a jerk
  • zomby woof
  • uncle remus
  • encore
  • punky's whips
with Denny Walley !!



Monday, January 1, 2018

PIERRE VERLOESEM ON BANDCAMP

Guy Segers, owner of the (late) Carbon 7 record label, has been releasing various recordings through Bandcamp. All of these have Guy (bass) or Carbon 7 (label) as a common factor.

Last week, Guy re-released Pierre Vervloesem's "Home Made" album. Pierre's solo debut (from 1994). It's an album that everyone who stumbles on this blog from time to time should check out.
The album ends with a respectful minute of silence, entitled '04/12/1993'.



happy new year !!

Wishing you a healthy and happ 2018 !