Saturday, June 3, 2017

LOOKING BACK AT MOSAE ZAPPA 045

The latest edition of the Mosae Zappa festival took place in Landgraaf, NL on November 26, 2016.

The festival had some warm-up parties and gigs but the actual festival started in the evening.
Four bands :

- John's Got A Sausage.
They were fun. It was obvious that this was their first gig. But still, fun.

- Bits From Hell
Next up was Bits From Hell. This one-man-band did some software things to Zappa's music. Live editing, sampling,... I loved the idea but it stayed way too close to the original music. Could have been (or should have been) more experimental, I guess. What we heard, sounded good but it wasn't always clear what Bits From Hell was adding...

- The Wrong Object
Top band. Great performance. This concert made the trip worthwhile.
A couple of superb original tunes plus a lot of superb verstions of Zappa songs.
Loved it.

- The Foolz
Great band, but scheduled way too late.
What I heard sounded good but I left after a couple of songs because it was getting too late. Lots of people were leaving. Even local folks. Too late is just too late.


Here's a bit of extra data on the concert by The Wrong Object.

line-up

Michel Delville: guitar, roland gr-09, vocals
Antoine Guenet: keyboards
Marti Mella: saxophone, clarinet
Fran├žois Lourtie: saxophone, vocals
Pierre Mottet: bass
Laurent Delchambre: drums

setlist

- Eat That Klezmer (F.Zappa)
- Mr.Green Genes > King Kong > Mr.Green Genes (F.Zappa)
- Yantra (L.Delchambre)
- Wedding Dress Song > Handsome Cabin Boy (F.Zappa)
- Prologue Tuna Fish Promenade And Reprise (F.Zappa)
- I'm The Slime (F.Zappa)
- Big Swifty (intro) (L.Delchambre)
- Big Swifty (F.Zappa)
- Wonderful Wino (F.Zappa)
- Jungle Cow Part I to III (M.Delville, The Wrong Object)

below pictures by Philippe :

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