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Category: Zappa Imagery
Pics from 1976
Here are some pictures from march 1976 – the OZ times (ZÃ¼rich). Some of them are not the best quality, but at least something – made by Ueli Frey. Oh, and here are some from 1979. (is the guy in sunglasses Warren Cuccurullo?)
…And some more from ( I think) 14-Oct 1975, Kansas! Hm, I’ve never seen any pictures from that time! This might be the one and only picture of Roy Estrada from that tour?
TBN November Update: What a Turkey!
The Big Note’s November edition! Expect, among other goodies, the usual musical splendor and last but not least: TBN’s archived version of the original Hustler Thing-Fish pictorial!
Welcome Back Gilboot
Some of you may have noticed that Gilles’ site with Zappa bootleg cover artwork (among other things) had vanished in the past week. Well, it’s back on the air.
Brock & Duke
Have a look at these cool concert pictures of Nappy Brock and the George Duke Band, taken somewhere late seventies. Dig them pants!
When We Were Sniffing Glue
George W Bush sings the songs of Frank Zappa – who’da thunk! (Oh, and he sings “Sunday Bloody Sunday” as well)
Having seen Napolean Murphy Brock play with The Grandmothers, it is something of a surprise to find that he may be one of the walking dead. Well at least it didn’t affect his playing, this being the era of Apostrophe, and Roxy and Elsewhere.
Uni-Muta’s latest newsletter once again provides an interesting read. Some of the bootleg artwork there looks like it could’ve been made by Dr Sharleena! (Only, she would have done a much better job ;-)
let’s hear from another great mother
Let’s hear it folks, from mother superior (see September 4, 2003) to Tom Waits. I didn’t know none of those audio archives, neither those pictures, and of course there is a lot more to be known, like The Fall’s covers of Mothers and Beefheart (by way of WFMU’S BLAST O’ HOT AIR). And since it is mother’s day, you can enlarge your knowledge of their inventiveness, from slavery, to the space suit and Windshield Wipers.
Our francophone friends at zut-alors (fr.groups.yahoo.com, you do the searching) may at times indulge in discussions that are way beyond my comprehension, but boy,they come up with some great links. Here’s one: FZ, June 5 1982, Vechtewiese, Schttorf, Germany.
Le Pied Qui Pu
This is a real treat: Stinkfoot, the comic as drawn by comic artist Jean Sol in 1975 for french mag Fluide Glacial.
Connie the Cone
The Coneheads at home – with FZ as guest, really crazy. So that’s where the lyrics of the song comes from. I even like the disco-version of it (by ZombyWoof)