Directly from Michigan, U.S.A. is Mokum and Yooper with their unique cover of “Directly From My Heart To You.” And from Pavia, Italy, is the tribute band MN e i CONTENUTI with covers of “The Grand Wazoo,” “Dirty Love,” “Eat That Question” and “Peaches en Regalia.” Smooth listening.
11 thoughts on “Zappa Coverbands on MySpace”
Call me “Picky” but…
Surely Zappa was covering the Little Richard song…
Can a cover version by “unique”?
Yikes! Who made that bust of Zappa?
Kill Ugly Sculpture
That thing needs a little more cheepnis!
The PMG does a decent version of Magic Fingers. http://www.myspace.com/thepmg
This unique “internet” band MOKUM & YOOPER found its origine when I (from Amsterdam, the Netherlands) visited my Zappa pal Dave in Michigan this fall to attend a Steve Vai concert in Milwaukee.
Being there we decided to jam a bit with me on drums and Dave guitaring.
We used the recordings for 2 songs that one can listen to on our Myspace site. More to come.
The uniqueness in this is that we asked musicians from Myspace to sit in which took place by sending mp3’s to each other after which Dave glued it all together.
The following musicians participated:
PaulB “Mo” – drums, musical director, reading glasses (Holland)
DaveP “Yo” – guitar, engineer, dorky Keneally hat (Upper Michigan USA)
Co de Kloet – soprano sax, creative catalyst (Hilversum Holland)
Joe Hasiewicz – keyboards, support (Chicago USA)
Julie Hasiewicz – vocals (Chicago USA)
Maddie Hasiewicz â€“ cello (listen carefully now, itâ€™s pizzicato) in her debut recording (Chicago USA)
Mark Svekric – acoustic bass (Grand Rapids USA)
Hope you all like it…just fun…no more no less!
Can you ask Co de Kloet to fill in some details :)
Thanks, Mo. Ain’t that what Zappa’s music is really all about?
By a strict definition of the word “unique” I suppose not. Their is only one unique version: the original. Yet, I do find these covers to be unique in their own particular way (especially the way that the Mo & Yo cover was put together), and find a way to appreciate all these musician’s unique abilities.
Well, strictly speaking no version (of anything) can be anything other than ‘unique’. But maybe that’s just being pedantic…
Where would the world be without pedants?
Probably in just the same place, though with slighty fewer irritated people… ;-)
I think as Zappa freaks, we are all somewhat prone to a certain amount of pedantry. Just look at how we listen to the man’s music, note for note (but there are those irritating few who take pedantry to a whole new level…).
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