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Nov 07 2011
at 11:44 AM
Just a heads up on Dweezil’s UK Fall 2011 tour.
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Bob Meyrick
Nov 28 2011
at 6:17 AM
Bookmark and Share ZPZ at the De Montfort Hall were terrific. Here’s the set (deep breath) - Black Napkins, the whole of Apostrophe (Yellow Snow, Nanook Rubs It, St. Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast, Father O’Blivion, Cosmik Debris, Excentrifugal Forz, Apostrophe, Uncle Remus, Stinkfoot), Inca Roads, cheepnis, Peaches en Regalia, Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy, What’s the Ugliest Part of Your Body, Chunga’s Rvenge, Fifty Fifty, Rollo, I’m the Slime. Encores - Dancin’ Fool, Baby Snakes, Muffin Man. I didn’t remember all that - a friend of mine managed to get a set list, which Dweezil signed. What a guy!
Bob Meyrick
Nov 19 2011
at 3:58 AM
Bookmark and Share There have been a couple of bands in the UK playing the Zappa repertoire, and have made a decent job of it. Guitarist John Etheridge put together the "Zappatistas" ( for a music festival around a dozen years ago, and they tend to approach the music from a jazzer’s perspective. Their gigs aren’t that frequent (the economics of gigging an 8-piece band...), but always enjoyable. However with Dweezil you’re getting as close as possible to the real thing - maybe it’s in the DNA. Ed Palermo’s Big Band also does a great job of arranging FZ’s work for a large ensemble.
Tom Rudd
Nov 18 2011
at 5:40 AM
Bookmark and Share I would of figured that to be true also Hambone.
Nov 17 2011
at 11:55 AM
Bookmark and Share Yeah Tom, I’ve heard Project/Object, but not live. From my perspective, they are not as good as ZPZ. Dweezil and his band have really captured the true essance of the whole Zappa experience. Whereas P/O is a notch below that. Just my 2 cents.
Tom Rudd
Nov 15 2011
at 9:17 AM
Bookmark and Share Has anyone heard Project/Object, Ike Willis’s Zappa band? How do they compare with ZPZ?
Nov 14 2011
at 1:02 PM
Bookmark and Share Amen to that,Bob!
Bob Meyrick
Nov 12 2011
at 4:17 AM
Bookmark and Share Thanks for the link Hambone. Dweezil has matured into one helluva guitar player.
Nov 11 2011
at 11:29 AM
Bookmark and Share I just received this from ZPZ website. Great news on upcoming live cd!
Nov 08 2011
at 12:16 PM
Bookmark and Share To all you good people across the pond, do yourself a favor and see this band if you get the chance. I did twice this year and look forward to the next time. They’re great musicians and a lot of fun.Cheers.
Bob Meyrick
Nov 08 2011
at 3:28 AM
Bookmark and Share I’ll be at the Leicester De Montfort Hall gig on Sunday 27 November. It’s really pleasing that the band is doing about a dozen dates, rather than one or two in London. For this tour they’ll be performing "Apostrophe" in its entirety and in sequence. ZPZ are a seriously talented group. Having seen FZ every time he toured the UK since 1972, I can say that this band is on a par any of his.
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