Zappanale (Then & Now) – Frank Zappa Memorial Pancake Breakfast

The Frank Zappa Memorial Pancake Breakfast, also known as Finnish Zappa Tribute band (featuring Napoleon Murphy Brock and Denny Walley) perform “Montana” at Zappanale 19 in Bad Doberan, Germany, on August 17th, 2008 before an enthusiastic and appreciative audience.
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“It Happen(e)d Here”

This just in:

The Arf-Society will release a limited edition two-CD set of the legendary Grandmothers reunion concert from 28 July 2002. The price is just 15 Euros, with all proceeds going towards helping Jimmy Carl Black pay his medical bills. Pre-order now from to ensure you get your copy of this special set in time for Christmas. The album features Don Preston, Roy Estrada, Bob Harris, Jimmy Carl Black, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Bunk Gardner, André Cholmondeley and Glenn Leonard.

JCB - It Happend Here


  1. You’re Probably Wondering Why I’m Here
  2. Lonely Little Girl
  3. Motherly Love
  4. The Duke Of Prunes
  5. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
  6. Son Of Orange County
  7. More Trouble Every Day
  8. Flower Bunk
  9. The Idiot Bastard Son
  10. Village Of The Sun
  11. Echidna’s Arf (Of You)
  12. In The Sky
  13. Silicone Hump
  14. Holiday In Berlin
  15. Big Leg Emma
  16. Lonesome Cowboy Burt
  17. The Eternal Question
  18. How Could I Be Such A Fool
  19. I Ain’t Got No Heart
  20. I’m Not Satisfied
  21. Wowie Zowie
  22. It Can’t Happen Here
  23. Honorary Membership
  24. Love Of My Life
  25. Soft-Cell Conclusion

Is that a sweet playlist or what? I’m off to order my copy! Yourself?

Today’s Headline: ZFT vs Arf Society

Der Spiegel, on the day of the ZFT vs Arf Society/Zappanale trial:
Mother Of Intervention: Zappa Festival Defends Itself from… Zappa.

Quoth Goil Zeepee:

“One of the reasons you file a trademark is to protect the works of a person,” Gail Zappa told SPIEGEL ONLINE in a telephone interview. “I felt we were getting into territory where we were putting the audience at risk in terms of who Frank was. You become concerned.”

Thomas Dippel:

Dippel says that the Zappanale has long tried to get the kind of official rubber stamp that Gail Zappa insists is available. He claims that letters have been sent and that Zappanale people even met with Gail in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 1990s. He also says that he invited the Zappa family — including Gail, Dweezil and Moon — to an unveiling of a Zappa statue that now graces Bad Doberan.

Gail — who refers to the statue as an “impish creature” that “doesn’t look like Frank Zappa unless you argue that putting a moustache on any face looks like Frank Zappa” — says that very little communication has taken place with the Zappanale.

I guess you know where our sympathies lie, right?