Based in Ottawa, Ontario – The Hungry Freaks are English Canada’s only Mothers of Invention era coverband, combining personal and faithful renditions of the early music of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention with their own fresh interpretation (as the video, above, live at Barstorm 7, in Finch, ON, demonstrates). Click here to hear their versions of such classics as “Magic Fingers”, “I’m So Happy I Could Cry”, and “DogMeat” on their MySpace page.
Next door, in Quebec, Viva Zappa is still French Canada’s only Zappa coverband. Check out their website to hear full versions from their Zappa tribute album, Viva Zappa: The Purple Lagoon Sessions 2006 & 2007 – “Stinkfoot”, “Lucille”, “Crew Slut”, “Lumpy Gravy/Harry You’re A Beast Medley”, as well as an excellent live version of “King Kong”. If you like what you hear, download the entire album from Zappateers (torrent).
Hmmmm. Somewhere someone with the initials GZ is having a kanipshin. Don’t you just love Canadian copyright laws?