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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:37 pm 
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Anyone got any recommendation of interesting cover versions of Frank Zappa songs.

I've found Ode to FZ Part 1: I'm the slime by Fionn O Lochlainn. Interesting Irish, I would presume, take on the song.

Interesting bluesy acoustic guitar and beatbox cover of "Dumb All Over" on the same album. To me it's a more musical version of the song than the original. Not that I'm saying that improves it, but it does make O'Lochlainn's version interesting.

A lot of FZ covers don't quite work for me. E.g. Inventionis Mater's covers on "Does Humour Belong in Classical Music?".


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 Post subject: Re: Zappa cover versions
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:58 pm 
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Not exactly a cover song, but a great tribute, never-the-less!
---Weird Al---

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-Sqme_o5OI

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:22 pm 
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https://youtu.be/R_Yl0WwhtKk

Ed Palermo Big Band - Toads of the short forest.

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 Post subject: Re: Zappa cover versions
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I wasn't aware of the Weird Al tribute. That's great.

Enjoyed the big band TotSF as well.

Keep them coming folks!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:14 am 
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http://nadavlazar.bandcamp.com/album/baby-zappa

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Try the George Thorogood version of "____ _____ _____"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SB7g-fPM0jw

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 2:01 am 
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The baby Zappa was fun.

I liked the GT track too. I had GT's first two albums when I was younger but lost track of him as an artist.


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 Post subject: Re: Zappa cover versions
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 1:47 pm 
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Almost ANYTHING Ed Palermo Big Band!

Grand Wazoo, Bobby Sanabria's "Big Band Urban Folktales"
Chunga's Revenge, Gotan Project "La Revancha Del Tango"
America Drinks & Goes Home, Woody Herman "Thundering Herd".
Echidna's Arf, George Duke "The Aura Will Prevail".

See also www.whosampled.com, search for Frank Zappa. Mostly hip hop.


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Sting - The Idiot Bastard Son

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Shawn Lane - Watermelon

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Michael Hedges - Sofa

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 Post subject: Re: Zappa cover versions
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 4:09 am 
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Dixie Dregs Peaches en Regalia with Dweezil:


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Sterbus - We are not alone :roll:

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