Anyone who knows me, knows I’m a big fan of Mike Keneally. His music is so utterly different from anything else that each and every listening is indeed a delight. When his early recordings (which were long out-of-print) were made available for download, believe me, I scooped them up. The words progressive and eclectic only begin to describe this musical renaissance man. Continue reading “Mike Keneally Interview & Video”
To promote the only album they ever made together – Bongo Fury – Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa put together a promotional documentary of their musical lives and times. It contained some obscure material, early collaborations, demos, proto and live versions, as well as official releases. It was broadcast by KWST and other radio stations in the US, on October 1st, 1975 (the day before the official release of their album), and quickly became fodder for bootlegs. Continue reading “Zappa & Beefheart, Radio KWST, 1975”
In a very recent interview, Dweezil said a live FZ concert circa 1976 will be released soon featuring Terry Bozzio and “a female singer”. Word is, Vaulternative will issue a CD of the Spectrum Theater in Philadelphia show from 29 October that year. Band was FZ, Bozzio, Ray White, Patrick O’Hearn, Eddie Jobson and Bianca Thornton.
Set list was:
Purple Lagoon intro
Wind Up Workin’ In A Gas Station
Tryin’ To Grow A Chin
The Torture Never Stops
City Of Tiny Lites (incl. The Sanzini Brothers Pyramid Trick)
You Didn’t Try To Call Me
Manx Needs Women
Titties ‘N’ Beer
Honey, Don’t You Want A Man Like Me?
Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink
Would You Go All The Way?
Daddy Daddy Daddy
What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?
Purple Lagoon reprise
Stranded In The Jungle
Find Her Finer
Purple Lagoon outro.
No word on the 40th anniversary edition of Cruisin’ With Ruben yet.
And if you are interested where recent CDs from our beloved composer’s work suffer from [the Loudness War], just listen to Buffalo or Trance-Fusion. I suffer physically when listening to productions of that kind.
Well critics, here’s the deal. In the case of “Trance-Fusion”- we sent the album master to Bob Ludwig to do final tweeks, but the level on that title was already maxed out by Spence Chrislu. FZ was alive & authorized a final CD ref (I listened to it with him during his last days). So, in other words, FZ knew about it.
In the case of “Buffalo”, Frank Filipetti sent us a finished mix already mastered that way. That is how he works & so there was no additional mastering after the fact. If you don’t like how that sounds, blame it on him.