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Frank Zappa – Dance Me This (2015)

Frank Zappa – Dance Me This (2015)

‘Dance Me This’ is diverse in its content and genre references, outer-worldly, edgy and, OK, a little bit weird. Just like Frank Zappa.

‘Oh, my God – talk about a redirection’: Micky Dolenz on his most interesting post-Monkees job offer

‘Oh, my God – talk about a redirection’: Micky Dolenz on his most interesting post-Monkees job offer

It seems a very unlikely Rock and Roll Hall of Famer came calling.

One Track Mind: Mats/Morgan, “Rubber Sky” (2014)

“Rubber Sky” is an example of this wonderful trait of Mats/Morgan, who merrily obliterate fences put up in music not just across genres, but across age groups as well.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Deerhoof, “Panda Panda Panda” (2003)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Deerhoof, “Panda Panda Panda” (2003)

I have said (and defended) many times that I am not a lyrics person. Still, that doesn’t really excuse me for what I am about to admit: that I’d listened to Deerhoof’s album Apple O’ many times and never realized, until just the other day, that Satomi Matsuzaki was singing “Panda Panda Panda.” Yeah, I know that’s the song title.Read More

Before Bitches Brew: Five really great early fusion albums

Some twenty-five years ago when compact discs began to overtake vinyl as the music media of choice, I joined one of those mail-order record clubs as a way to quickly build up a foundation for my fledgling CD collection.

Something Else! sneak peak: Dale Bozzio, “Hello Hello” from Missing in Action (2014)

Something Else! sneak peak: Dale Bozzio, “Hello Hello” from Missing in Action (2014)

Dale Bozzio returns with an appropriately titled new album, since Missing in Action is the former Frank Zappa and Missing Persons singer’s first solo album since 2010.

WTF?! Wednesdays: Frank Zappa, “Improvised Concerto for Two Bicycles, Prerecorded Tape, and Instrumental Ensemble” (1963)

WTF?! Wednesdays: Frank Zappa, “Improvised Concerto for Two Bicycles, Prerecorded Tape, and Instrumental Ensemble” (1963)

Mike Keneally talks You Must Be This Tall, and Andy Partridge: ‘A cap on this particular stage’

Mike Keneally talks You Must Be This Tall, and Andy Partridge: ‘A cap on this particular stage’

Mike Keneally discusses the role of instant composing and improvisation, along with his hopes for working with XTC’s Andy Partridge again.

WTF?! Wednesdays: The Shaggs, “Philosophy of The World” (1969)

WTF?! Wednesdays: The Shaggs, “Philosophy of The World” (1969)

Welcome to the Jackson Five of Fremont, New Hampshire…with slightly less talent. OK, not much talent at all, really. The Shaggs were concocted by one Austin Wiggin Jr.

Jean-Luc Ponty – King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa (1970)

Months before Miles Davis entered the studio with an impressive assemblage of jazz musicians to create his signature jazz-rock masterwork Bitches Brew, a fringe rock star and an little-known jazz violinist from France got together to make some proto-fusion

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