Sandro Oliva – former member of The Grandmothers, and one of my favourite guitarists – has been torturing Italian eardrums with his own band, The Blue Pampurio’s, since 1974.
Sandro Oliva‘s cover of FZ’s “Watermelon In Easter Hay” (one of the very best covers of that particular song I’ve heard, I might add) from the above clip is from the 2005 4CD private release, “NEVER COVERED” (for family and friends).
Long before making “NEVER COVERED” I recorded “LOVES OF MY LIFE”, a collection of FZ songs sang in Italian, along with a few instrumentals.
This is one of them.
The project has never been put out for copyright reasons, but I still have fun listening to “BROWN SHOES DON’T MAKE IT”, “JOE’S GARAGE/PEE”, “HELP I’M A ROCK”, “GO CRY..”, “CAMARILLO BRILLO” and “TURNING AGAIN”, the Italian Way!
I’m sure Frank would have appreciated it.
Unfortunally he got ill and after that more shit happened, so that I never asked the ZFT permission for releasing the italian translations.
Oh, well… maybe now that I’m not a Grandmother anymore…
But no, never mind.
I’m too busy with MY OWN MUSIC!!
Sandro Oliva – Guitar, Bass, Electric Sitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Sequencing.