Everyone knows I’m always game for fresh new covers of Frank Zappa music, no matter the source, so when Zap Mcinnes of ZAPPATiKA! sent KUR an edited mix (ready for streaming) as a sort of belated Xmas present of their December 18th, 2010 performance at the QBUS Concert Hall, in Leiden, Holland, The Netherlands, where they headlined an event called The Ultimate Rock Party – along with Okham’s Razor who tackled the Stones catalog and Bald As Love, a no-hair Hendrix tribute act – performing 100% Zappa, I was thrilled to hear it.
As Mcinnes told me in an email regarding the Strictly Frankly CD made available last August during Zappanale, these versions are “of a considerably better quality than that initial release and features newer arrangements”.
Here are some of my personally edited highlights:
My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Momma
[audio:20110110_02 My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Momma.mp3]
The Slime/Wonderful Wino
[audio:20110110_03 The Slime_Wonderful Wino.mp3]
City of Tiny Lites (Air Guitar Contest)
[audio:20110110_05 City of Tiny Lites (Air Guitar Contest).mp3]
[audio:20110110_08 Cozmik Debris.mp3]
Black Napkins/Muffin Man
[audio:20110110_11 Black Napkins_Muffin Man.mp3]
If these tracks appeal to you, download the entire mix here (link expires 15 Jan 2011).
My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Momma
Carlos Santana Variations
City of Tiny Lites (Air Guitar contest)
Titties ‘n Beer
Broken Hearts are for Assholes
The Torture Never Stops