Sunday, July 23, 2017


American jamband Phish is doing a series of 13 concerts at Madison Square Garden in NYC. They call it their Baker's Dozen concert series.
Yesterday, during concert number two, Phish performed Frank Zappa's 'Peaches En Regalia'.
They had already performed the song in Dayton earlier this month.

The Madison Square Garden concert was broadcast live and has been made available as download and on CD.

It kicked off like this :


"Borrego" - New Double-Album by Marco Minnemann.
Features Joe Satriani.


-- info: Philippe Lamoot


Yes its "The Best of The Rudy Schwartz Project", available now in two exciting volumes !

Friday, July 21, 2017


Listening to the soundboard recording of the recent Antwerp gig of Gov't Mule.

Pretty good show (and an excellent recording).

set one
  • Hammer And Nails
  • Rocking Horse
  • Time To Confess
  • Million Miles From Yesterday
  • I Believe To My Soul
  • ScoMule
  • Recolution Come Revolution Go
  • Slackjaw Jezebel
  • World Boss
set two
  • Mother Earth
  • About To Rage
  • Sarah Surrender
  • Stone Cold Rage
  • Drums
  • Dusk Jam
  • Dark Was The Night
  • 30 Days In The Hole
  • New World Blues
  • Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home


The Ike Willis Project will do three shows at The Iridium.

One concert on October 5,
and two shows on October 6, 2017.

-- info: Philippe Lamoot


As always, there's bands that you know and have heard or seen before, but each Zappanale there are a couple of bands that you probably never have heard about and that will blow your socks off.
It's the combination of familiar stuff and nice discoveries that makes Zappanale great.

When discussing this with my friends, I tell them that there's one band that really needs to play at Zappanale and that's Flat Earth Society.
This 14-piece Belgian big band combines avant-garde, eclectic compositions with superb technical skills.

And the band comes with extras as a lot of the musicians are part of other fine groups and ensembles: Pierre Vervloesem, Teun Verbruggen, Michel Mast, Bart Maris and Bruno Vansina (to name a few) all have very interesting projects going on.
Guitar player Pierre Vervloesem should need no introduction. He's a band on his own.
Drummer Teun Verbruggen has numerous experimental projects going on;
Saxophone player Michel Mast performs the music of Raymond Scott with one of his ensembles;
Trumpet player Bart Maris performs solo with loop stations and has too many projects.
Saxophone player Bruno Vansina has a new project called Orchestra Exotica (with music by Martin Denny, Les Baxter,...)

Sure, Zappanale is not a 'big' festival with unlimited financial resources but Zappanale can offer fun times and the best crowd there is.

Did I tell you that Flat Earth Society has a program and an album called "Terms Of Embarrassment", their sort of tribute to Frank Zappa?

So here's the deal. If you know someone who's part of FES (Flat Earth Society), tell them that they should play at Zappanale !

Thursday, July 20, 2017


"A New Career In A New Town" is a to be released David Bowie 11 CD box, or 13 LP box.

The box will include material that features Adrian Belew on the guitar !

LP Box Set:
84 Page hardback book
Low (remastered) (1LP)
Heroes (remastered) (1LP)
Heroes E.P. (remastered) (12” Single)
Stage (remastered) (2LP Yellow Vinyl)
Stage (2017) (remastered) (3LP)
Lodger (remastered) (1LP)
Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix) (1LP)
Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1LP)
Re:Call 3 (non-album singles, single versions and b-sides) (remastered) (2LP)

CD Box Set:
128 Page hardback book
Low (remastered) (1CD)

Heroes (remastered) (1CD)
Heroes E.P. (remastered) (CD EP)
Stage (remastered) (2CD)

Stage (2017) (remastered) (2CD)

Lodger (remastered) (1CD)
Lodger (Tony Visconti 2017 Mix) (1CD)

Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1CD)
Re:Call 3 (non-album singles, single versions and b-sides) (remastered) (1CD)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Two recent Rudy Schwartz Project albums have been remastered.
Both "Tango Lessons In A Fascist Whorehouse" and "Delicious Ass Frenzy".

Available from DC Jam and/or Kunaki.


  • charles bobuck: ninenteen-sixty-seven
        (2017, cd, austria, klanggalerie gg248)
Charles Bobuck, composer for The Residents, was nineteen years old in 1967.

Here's what the liner notes say :

The all-new album by former Residents composer Bobuck. Based on the H. Fox story, “O-bay Scooplaws and the Summer of Love.” O-bay Scooplaws was one of the thousands of bands who pilgrimaged to San Francisco in 1967 with hopes of making it big. O-bay Scooplaws was one of the thousands of bands whose dreams were smashed like a Peter Townsend guitar. "We planned to leave for California at midnight hoping for lighter traffic and avoidance of the excruciating heat the Southern Route is so famous for. But it was nearing 2:30 and the truck still did not have the drum set loaded. There was a nervousness in the air. Our parents had seen us off hours ago, telling us to be careful, the usual things they say when they finally accept that they no longer have any say in what their children are going to do. I started out in the cab. We listened to the all-night radio stations as we crossed the country. My turn to be in the back came somewhere in Arizona. It didn't go so well for me as I found the isolation and the flapping tarp challenging my mental state. I tried to sleep as best I could. When we arrived in San Francisco we had no real plans other to be a part of what was happening and try to get gigs. The only place we knew about in San Francisco was the Jefferson Airplane house on Fulton Street across from Golden Gate Park. The band members all lived in this huge mansion. It was famous. So we went there. That sounds silly from today's standards, but in that time, it made perfect sense. We stammered trying to explain who we were and why we were there, even though we knew the only explanation was that we were lost children who had no place to go. But before we could say more, the man put a finger to his lips to quieten us and then motioned us into the house.We only stayed one night. Their manager found us a flat the next day. I bought a tape recorder and started learning how to use it by setting lyrics of some of my favorite songs from 1967 to new music. I saw it as a way of hearing these lyrics fresh again, of understanding deeper meanings in what was being said. Now it is fifty years later, 2017. Klanggalerie thought it was time to release my old recordings as a way of paying tribute to those golden times."

  1. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  2. Memphis Blues again
  3. California Dreaming
  4. All you need is Love
  5. She's a Rainbow
  6. White Rabbit
  7. I almost cut my Hair today
  8. Mr. Tambourine Man
  9. Holiday
  10. The Sound of Silence
  11. It ain't me, Babe
  12. Eleanor Rigby
  13. The End.


Moon Zappa was invited by the Arf Society to attend Zappanale.
It didn't happen, for one reason or another, but Moon did do two live Skype interviews during Zappanale.
The first one was on Friday, on a big screen at the exhibit.
'Non-music' topics included the groupies that lived in Zappa's basement at his family house and Moon talking about the children that Frank had with other women...
(Yes, you heard it right. There are other sibblings...)

Moon Zappa sort of promised to visit Zappanale next year. We'll see.

Here's more Moon :
 JULY 13 2017
Moon Zappa In-studio on Jonesy's Jukebox