erroneous a.k.a. alex dmochowski

In the early seventies Alex Dmochowski played bass on Frank Zappa's "Waka/Jawaka", "The Grand Wazoo" and "Apostrophe (')", credited as 'Erroneous'.

He can also be heard on Zappa's "The Lost Episodes".

Before recording with Zappa, Dmochowski was a part of The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation band.

In more recent years, Alex Dmochowski has toured and recorded with various artists.




selective discography

champion jack dupree: from new orleans to chicago
    (1966, lp, ??, ??)
  the aynsley dunbar retaliation: the aynsley dunbar retaliation (1)
    (1968, lp, ??, byg records  529001) - feat.alex dmchowski
michael chapman: rainmaker
    (1969, lp, uk, harvest) - feat. aynsley dunbar & alex dmochowski  //  2011 cd-release has 6 bonus tracks

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  the aynsley dunbar retaliation: doctor dunbar's prescription (2)
    (1969, lp, ??, blue thumb records  bts 6 ) - feat.alex dmchowski
  the aynsley dunbar retaliation: to mum from aynsley & the boys (3)
    (1969, lp, ??, arcade records  lp 141) - feat.alex dmchowski
  aynsley dunbar retaliation: remains to be heard (4)
    (1970, lp, ??, liberty records lbs 83316) - feat.alex dmchowski
peter green: end of the game
    (1970, lp, ??, ??)
graham bond: holy magick
    (1971, lp, ??, ??)
country joe mcdonald: hold on - it's coming
    (1971, lp, ??, ??)


frank zappa: waka/jawaka
   (1972, lp, usa, bizarre)


the mothers: the grand wazoo
   (1972, lp, usa, bizarre)
annette & victor brox: rollin'back
    (1974, lp, ??, ??)


frank zappa: apostrophe (')
   (1974, lp, usa, discreet)
john mayall: banquet in blues
    (1976, lp, ??, ??)
michael chapman: lived here
    (1977, lp, ??, ??)


frank zappa: the lost episodes
   (1996, cd, usa, ryko)
thom teresi: street smart
    (1998, cd, usa, rhombus) – incl. ‘son of mr. green genes’ (frank zappa); feat. a.barrow, erroneous


frank zappa: joe's domage
    (2004, cd, usa, vaulternative records)


frank zappa: quaudiophiliac
    (2004, dvda, usa, dts entertainment 69286-01125-9-9)


frank zappa: the crux of the biscuit
    (2016, cd, usa, zappa records zr20020)

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random notes

Why he called himself "Erroneous" is beyond me, however the bass player in question is Alex Dmochowski (according to Ben Watson's book "the Negative Dialectic of Poodle Play).

            From: Steve Cobham
Ben Watson is correct.
Alex was the bass player in Aynsley Dunbar's Retaliation - pre-Zappa -and I saw the band many times around London in their heyday. Alex had a justified reputation as somewhat of a hard-hitting player. From the part of my mind that wassn't too stoned at the time, I seem to recall one gig where he broke three strings, but not all at once. Let's see, Victor Brox was on vocals and pocket trumpet, and the guitarist was John Moorshead. Good band, sort of second league beneath Mayall and Fleetwood Mac in terms of pecking order.
But why "Erroneous"? Perhaps it was some sort of comment on the misspelling of his name that used to happen in the music press here?
I wonder what he's doing now?

            From: Martin Higgs
Ben Watson states that Alex Dmochowski was a session player, and that previously he was in Ansley Dunbar's band in the UK, so I would guess that Aynsley introduced Alex D to FZ.

            From: Tom Tuerff
He used the name Erroneous because his record company wouldn't give him permission to record on another label using his real name.

            From: "Robert S. Carter"
I'm pretty sure Erroneous was playing bass in Jon Mayall's band circa 1990 (with Coco Montoya on guitar).

            From: Steve Cobham
I saw Alex "Erroneous" Dmochowski with Aynsley Dunbar's Retaliation several times in the late 60's and he regularly broke more than two strings at a gig. He had a certain reknown because of this habit.

            From: Magnus Delle
Alex Dmochowski was during a period in 1965 in a band called The Crusaders.
Earlier line-ups of this band hosted guitarists like Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore and Albert Lee. Mick Abrahams (later J. Tull) was also in this band together with Alex D. Later on (1970) he was in John Mayall´s Bluesbreakers, where he replaced Steve Thompson who went to Stone the Crows.
The next line-up of Bluesbreakers was Mayall, Harvey Mandel, Larry Taylor and Don Sugarcane Harris(!).

            From: Paul Soper
I believe that Alex was credited under a pseudonym because he was working in the states without a green card at the time. Alex still plays and gigs in the London area with musicians such as Eugene  Hideaway Bridges, Earl Green, and Jimmy C and the Blues Dragons as well as several House Bands.

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