On March 9th, 2009, the Chicago Ate (or) The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen Employees’ Union Memorial Band (Chicago Chapter) presented “Joe’s Garage” at the ‘Martyr’s’ club in Chicago.
In the above clip they perform “Packard Goose” while in the clip below they perform “Stick It Out”. A recording of this show is available at Zappateers.
Some weird FZ related news.
While GZ and the ZFT hound musicians, tribute bands, bully corner pubs, and litigate festivals for celebrating and keeping the music of FZ alive — it seems that GZ has approached the actor Lucy Lawless to perform a Frank Zappa cover…
After Gene Simmon’s “Black Tongue” made him the first licensee for Frank material from Extraordinary Teamwork which manages the licensing of Frank’s unreleased music (By the terms of the license Zappa will have to be given a co-writing credit on the song), one really has to wonder what other co-writing credits are in the future for Frank besides Simmons/Zappa and Lawless/Zappa? Sid Vicious/Zappa or even, Abba/Zappa? Keeping this in mind, how concerned is the ZFT about Frank’s legacy anyway? If you ask me, “Black Tongue” or a cover version by Xena could do more harm than any tribute band.