freak show deluxe
(2002, book + 2cd, usa, ralphamerica ra014)
live ...on the outskirts
(2002, dvd, ger, euroralph)
here they are: two brand-new residents releases.
well, they're not really 'new' in the sence that they present new
material, 'cause that's not true, but they have only been available for
a short while.
the "freak show deluxe" is a hardbound 48 page book that carries two cds. the book itself talks about "freak show" (first published in 1990 - how time flies), includes lyrics, and has some nice pictures as well. the first cd has "freak show" on it, (written and performed by the residents), but it's the second cd that will blow your socks off: "prague and beyond" has snippets of the 1995 freak show performance in prague, has a 'freak show remix' and, last but not least, also carries 'benny live' from the 2001 icky flix tour.
too much for you? that doesn't surprise me, but then again, you don't have to listen to all of it at once.
"live ...on the outskirts" is a dvd, and contains pieces from various tours: mole show, the 13th anniversary show, wormwood and icky flix. lots of material; & very impressive to say the least. if you liked the "icky flix" dvd, this is the perfect follow-up.
not so new releases:
december 1962, frank zappa engineered some recordings for the tornadoes in paul buff's pall studio in cucamonga. at the time, the tornadoes were managed by dave aerni, another paul buff / studio pal associate. these recordings resulted in two 7"s that were released in 1963.
some of these tracks could be found on the first album by the tornadoes. an album that got re-released on cd in 1994 and on 180 g vinyl in 1996.
tornadoes: bustin' surfboards
(1963, lp, usa, josie 4005) - including some of the zappa engineered tracks
1999 saw the release of a sampler called "beyond the surf". this sampler presented two 'new' tracks, also from the pal sessions. these tracks were released seperately on 7" in 2000. i guess these recordings are only of interest for the surf music fans (hey, dick dale, are you reading this?), but they present a fine little piece of zappa / buff / aerni history as well.
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februari 2003 on, ossi duri featuring ike willis will start touring. more info on www.ossiduri.com.
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the message on alt.fan.frank-zappa said:
"Please don't miss......BunZappa....a "real" FZ Tribute band @ The Lucky Dog
Music Hall,Green St.,Worcester,MA on Nov. 29.
We will play one set starting around 10:30."
i went too waalwijk (the netherlands) yesterday to see cuccurullo brillo brullo and the muffin men. liked it a lot.
guus was there as well, and he took some pictures, some of which you can find at:
thank you, guus !
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more muffin men dates:
2002/11/26 concert ‘cobra’, solingen, germany
2002/11/27 concert ‘pinte’, emmerich, germany
concert ‘kantine’, köln, germany
2002/11/29 concert ‘im saale moll’, malberg, germany
concert ‘star club’, mülheim, germany
2002/12/01 concert ‘gasthof-schlueter’, bigge olsberg, germany
2002/12/02 concert ‘faust’, hannover, germany
2002/12/03 concert ‘object 5’, halle, germany
2002/12/04 concert ‘project 7’, magdeburg, germany
2002/12/05 concert ‘quasimodo’, berlin, germany
2002/12/06 concert ‘??’, gotha, germany
2002/12/07 concert ‘destille’, altenburg, germany
2002/12/08 concert ‘??’, eisenach, germany
2002/12/10 concert ‘gambrinus’, suhl, germany
2002/12/11 concert ‘an sibin’, darmstadt, germany
concert ‘colos-zaal’, aschaffenburg, germany
2002/12/13 concert ‘café central’, weinheim (mannhm), germany
2002/12/14 concert ‘francis’, wetzlar, germany
visit http://www.muffinmen.co.uk for the latest info.
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new entries / addition:
oh babe, what would you say? / buckey's tune
(1972, 7"-dj, usa, parrot records #364)
keller williams - setlists including zappa pieces
theory of everything - setlist including zappa piece
bunzappa - a zappa cover band
the enema bandits - added web-site address & old concert dates
burnt weenie sandwich - with concert info & playlists
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darn, i'm a bit too late with this, but please note that the foolz will be playing some zappa music:
2002/11/17 concert 'de bommel', breda, the netherlands
2002/11/24 concert 'de kroeg', arnhem, the netherlansd
2002/12/13 concert 'bluescafe', apeldoorn, the netherlands
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john trubee added a poem:
The James Coburn Poem
Copyright c 2002 John Trubee
-- John Trubee
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regarding the magic band reunion,
says that the concert dates are as follows:
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iratowns will be performing in the 'brandyhouse' in atlanta on 2002/11/23, so that's today. if you live in the neighbourhood, you'd better hurry.
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and be sure to visit andrew's www.idiotbastard.supanet.com
he's got a lot of news on the grannies, on vai, on candy zappa, and lots & lots more...
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that's all for now, talk again to you soon,
peter van laarhoven