Wow... the more of the FZ catalog I dive back into the greater the appreciation for the original composition and a greater appreciation of ZPZ's talents. I saw Frank a few times and their were moments of brilliance followed by tedium at times but that is how it was for me 'at that time' I have been given the light and thank you for all of your work, the music is complex and execution in grace and perfection is always there.
I saw the Dweeze in 94 in a vergin megastore in Glasgow. and got the autograph of him and amet. saw the show at king tuts later too. the biggest roar was the meadly with 100+ snippets of songs. I think it had the zombie woof riff. in there somewhere that eara anyway. and the roof came off - the writing was on the wall - your own stuff was fine, but we all wanted to rear some FZ material. My mate in holand reckons you should not bother as you will never be as good as Frank - screw him - first time i saw ZPZ i was a bit pissed ( booze ) and was not overly impressed. But the second show I saw in a fairly subduded cambridge Corn exchange was brillient. I drove up -saw the show and drove home. Totallt loved it. Esp. Yo Mama solo - I mean solo - guitar only, city of tiny lights also sticks with me.
Was at the Roundhouse. the whole of apostrophie - well if you are trying to sell this stuff to kids ( this is the only FZ record my 10 & 8 year olds like) then great, but I would prefer some more variarion.
And while I am at it do you have to do Muffin man at the end? It's really not the best song Frank ever wrote. to play it every show?
i have tickets to the corn exchange in November - would really like to hear Sofa and oh no. with a guitar solo over that 5/4. that is so b******g in the jazz noise CD
Dweezil, important message: I saw your band at a record store in Boston in 1994 and asked you and your band members (Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Ahmet) for autographs, which I got. I asked you to mention my brother, which you did, saying that HE ROCKS!. No Dweezil, YOU ROCK! Seriously, what you do with Zappa Plays Zappa is great and important; authentic yet up-to-date, and another generation gets introduced to some of the great music of your father. Keep it up and thanks.