Zappa Plays Zappa
Jan 31, 2013 at 07:00 PM - Jackson, MS
Lineage: Zoom H2 (44.1 kHz, 16 bit, 90 deg. mics)>Audacity(hard limit fro claps, amplify)>CDWave (tracking)>FLAC
Location: Dead center, 40 ft deom stage
Comments: Some chatter(which I do not understand from psome people) but otherwise a good recording of one of the best performances I have ever seen. Sample provided.
Notes: What a treat! I had wanted to see ZPZ but time a distance had not allowed for tis to happen .... until now. Operating as a sextet, ZPZ has ventuired into MS for the first time. Hopefully, the first of many. This was my first time at this venue which serves as a church on Sunday and a concert venue on other days of the week. VERY STRANGE. But, it provides a intimate venue for about 400 fans to gather for some killer performances. This was one.
I was only a lukewarm Frank Zappa fan in the past but his son has provoked a interest I cannot deny. The complexity of his music combined with the superior musicianship of this band provided a fantastic experience for the evening. Many of the songs I had not heard but they were played so well that you had to appreciate them. Frank was a deep and talented songwriter and a gifted guitarist in his own right. Deweezel, IMHO, has taken the guitar to a level I have seen only a very fews times and he stands among the best. Without knowing the bios on each member of this band I would expect to find that each is an experienced musician with significant formal training. Everyone contributes to the vocals and most play multiple instruments. I can only recommend that you MAKE time to see tis group perform if and when you have a chance.
The web lists two number 11 tracks so we actually have 26 tracks total. I added a for the second 11 to leave the downloaded setlist intact.
Dweezil Zappa - lead guitar, vocals
Scheila Gonzalez - saxophone, flute, keyboards, vocals
Joe Travers - drums, vocals
Ben Thomas - lead vocals, trumpet, trombone
Chris Norton - keyboard, violin, vocals
Kurt Morgan - bass, vocals
1 Zomby Woof
2 Hungry Freaks Daddy!
3 Teenage Prostitute
4 Dirty Love
5 Echidna's Arf
6 Penguin In Bondage - SEGUE
7 Pygmy Twylyte - GO STRAIGHT TO SCHEILA solo - SEGUE
8 I'm So Cute - SEGUE
9 Baby Snakes - SEGUE
10 Tryin' To Grow A Chin
11 Here Lies Love
11a Montana - SEGUE Website listed two 11's, I'll call it 'a'
12 Let's Make The Water Turn Black
13 Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
14 Harder Than Your Husband - SEGUE
15 Gas Station - SEGUE
16 Ride My Face To Chicago
18 The Evil Prince
19 Debra Kadabra - SEGUE
20 Who Are The Brain Police?
21 Outside Now
22 Packard Goose
23 Cosmik Debris
24 Audience choice... Muffin Man
25 Strictly Genteel