Best FZ Covers: Billy The Mountain by Eric Severinson

7 Responses to “Best FZ Covers: Billy The Mountain by Eric Severinson”

  1. Jimbob says:

    Billy was a piece I always struggled with, despite repeated listening attempts. I thought this was great…he really opened it up and in one fell swoop has showed the importance of covers.

  2. Thinman says:

    Great!!!

  3. urbangraffito says:

    Thanks for posting this, Balint.

    “Billy the Mountain” has always been one of my favourite pieces by Zappa (and entirely under-appreciated by some of his fans, I think). It belongs alongside his other great epic songs: “Brown Shoes Don’t Make It”, “Holiday in Berlin, Full Blown” (with vocals), “The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary”, “Drowning Witch”, “I Come From Nowhere” and others. Each combines FZ’s dark sardonic humor with witty quotidian observations and FZ’s penchant for self mythologizing his place and his time in his songs while juxtaposing complex polyrhythms musically and vocally against one another.

    Eric Severinson’s cover achieves this effortlessly. Bravo.

  4. KnirpsForMoisture says:

    Wow! That was great!!! At times it did sound just like Volman and Kaylan, don’t you think?

    Great stuff!!

  5. Matt says:

    This is fantastic.

  6. Ken Duvall says:

    Love it !!! This guy is too much !!!

  7. rob says:

    excellent! but is part 2 up yet??

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