Posts Tagged ‘mixtape’

Sunday Mix: Music Is The Best

muffin-fz

Well, Zappa freaks, fans, and friends, you may not be able to download it from iTunes, yet you can still listen to my mixtape, “Sunday Mix: Music Is The Best” for free, here at KUR, and enjoy the various rare and interesting FZ field recordings, as well as early 45 versions of songs (before many were remixed beyond recognition), while you celebrate what would have been Frank’s 68th birthday. I think I’m going to chow down on a muffin, myself.

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Thursday Mix: Frank In Memoriam

Another December 4th has rolled around and as usual my thoughts are filled with thoughts of Frank Zappa on this, the 15th anniversary of his passing. Just a couple of weeks ago I was in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, to attend the funeral of my last surviving uncle (as you might have guessed, it was cancer that took him in the end), leaving myself and my own son as the only surviving male representatives of our family (at least my father’s side of it, that is). One thing my family is known for, though, are it’s wakes. Being Irish, we spent all of the day, and most of the evening after his internment at my late uncle’s favorite Tavern toasting to his life and celebrating our experiences of the man. I think we should all treat the anniversary of FZ’s passing the very same way. This isn’t a day to mourn, but to celebrate an incredible individual. I, for one, will spend this day listening to FZ with friends who share my love of the man’s music and vision. To this end, I have put together the following KUR Mixtape of some of my favorite FZ bootleg tracks, entitled, Thursday Mix: Frank In Memoriam.

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Thursday Mix: Cover Me This

I’m both pleased and proud to initiate the inaugural post of Kill Ugly Radio’s first Mixtape presentation, “Thursday Mix: Cover Me This.” Sixteen different musicians/bands performing twenty-five Frank Zappa Covers:

1. Tink / 13 — Banned From Utopia
2. Solitude — Banned From Utopia
3. Black Page #2 — Bogus Pomp
4. Filthy Hobbitz — Doot!
5. Bogner Regis — Ed Palermo Big Band
6. Heavy Duty Judy / Grand Wazoo — Ed Palermo Big Band
7. What’s New In Baltimore? — FiDO
8. Eat That Question — FiDO
9. Little House I Used To Live In — Frogg Cafe
10. King Kong — Frogg Cafe
11. Uncle Remus (Instrumental) — George Duke
12. Sexual Harassment In The Workplace — Mario Mariani
13. Packard Goose — Mario Mariani
14. Peaches En Regalia — Marzi Nyman & Estonian Dream Big Band
15. Sofa — Marzi Nyman & Estonian Dream Big Band
16. Black Page #1 — Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
17. Uncle Meat — Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
18. Eric Dolphy Memorial BBQ — Kroumata Percussion Ensemble
19. Duke of Prunes — Project Object
20. Sy Borg — Project Object
21. Pygmy Twylyte — Quintette Gaucher
22. Mr. Green Genes — Viva Zappa
23. Motherly Love — Voice of Cheez
24. Big Swifty — The Wrong Object
25. Let’s Make The Water Turn Black — Zappatistas

Most of the tracks listed above are available for download via Zappateers, or Internet Archive’s Live Music Archive, or individual band/artist websites (check them all out, there are lots of audio nuggets to be found).

Click here to listen to the mixtape.

Note: If anyone feels we are infringing their copyright, contact us and we will remove the item in question.

Mux Delixe

Though I haven’t had time to play around with it, Muxtape looks to be loads of fun. I’ll just let the tag line do the talking. Muxtape is:

a simple way to create and share mp3 mixtapes

Have any of you created muxtapes you wish to share? If so feel free to put a link in the comments — after you’re done gazing in awe at my incredibly clever title for this post, of course.