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 Post subject: ZpZ's new singer
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 12:39 pm 
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ZpZ Has a new singer.His name is Ben.He's real good.
This was all I could glean out of the ZpZ '09 set-list thread. From the first show in Germany.
Anyone got anymore info? :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 1:40 pm 
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ZpZ Has a new singer.His name is Ben.He's real good.
This was all I could glean out of the ZpZ '09 set-list thread. From the first show in Germany.
Anyone got anymore info? :mrgreen:

Nope. No-one here had ever heard of him before you mentioned his name.

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 Post subject: Re: ZpZ's new singer
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 2:02 pm 
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Shoot now I'm not sure which thread I heard this! I think it might have been the review this ZPZ show, on the tour list! One German show so far. :mrgreen:
Yep,go to ZPZ tour dates then press "read review". The guy says its the world premier of their new singer!
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 Post subject: Re: ZpZ's new singer
PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 10:46 pm 
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A forum member (yawy-with only 1 post) from where ever, is saying on the ZPZ tour dates that he saw the
world premier of ZPZs new singer! On 5/16/09 and posted in the "review show",(only if you were there) This person kept calling him Ben.
Ben who?
Did anyone else read that or any of our German friends know if this is true? :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: ZpZ's new singer
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 12:16 am 
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If you check ZPZ blog, the last post from DZ says "Ladies and Gentlemen allow us to introduce you to Ben Thomas, our new lead singer."
This is where the information comes from.
By the way, I'm going to the Paris show tonite. Can't wait to see and hear

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 Post subject: Re: ZpZ's new singer
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 1:34 am 
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Grenouille! Thank you!!!!!!
So jpd was stroking me :evil:
Never mind that,so its Thomas eh? Thank you!
Is this the guy from Australia? Or someone else that DZ was talking about?
Also Bro', I can't wait to read your post after the show!!!! Tell us your thoughts,
about it before they slip away! And set list too! 8)
whoo-whoo :mrgreen:



Excuse my english-amerikan californo' pidgin speak!
Your French is good to!

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 Post subject: Re: ZpZ's new singer
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 5:12 am 
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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
So jpd was stroking me :evil:

Yeah, I admit it. I was poking you in the eye with a pointed stick.
Actually, there are 2 or 3 threads on the forum about Ben Thomas, including a post from a person who has performed with him in the past. :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 2:41 pm 
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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
Yeah, I admit it. I was poking you in the eye with a pointed stick.
Actually, there are 2 or 3 threads on the forum about Ben Thomas, including a post from a person who has performed with him in the past. :wink:


Thanks jpd Just wondering if ZPZ has a new singer? Is his name (Ben Thomas)? Is he ZPZ official
"new guy"? Where is he from and who did he play with before?
But most of all, how's he sound with ZPZ and FZs music?

This ones for Roy Estrada where ever he is! Wanna wanna en-enema! FZ :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: ZpZ's new singer
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 11:04 pm 
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To capt kirk and others,

Here is a quick review for the Paris show last night. Have a look at the official review board for details from others. I don't know why I can't login and post in this review board. That's why I'm posting here. Anyway, the first set list posted so far by someone else is partially wrong, a couple of songs (namely Black Napkins and Gas station) are listed that were never played last night, unless I fell asleep. The thing is I can't remember myself the exact set list. There were too many songs and I didn't bother writing them down in the dark. It was sure a pretty long show, altogether about 3 hours with a 15mn intermission. The band performed Banboozled by love and it was a great part for the new lead singer Ben Thomas who seems more at ease with low-pitch voices. City of tiny lights was not an easy part for him. I would say that he's doing pretty well with what used to be Ike Willis and/or Nappy's parts, but not so well with Ray White higher-pitch parts.

The sound was pretty loud, last song Willy the Pimp was a killer, lots of energy in it. Ben Thomas performed this one in the Beefheart way, maybe with some sort of voice effects or distortion, but I'm not sure.

So, altogether a great time, a hard core band that is still performing at its top, with a new, very promising lead singer who did a hard job learning all these songs in a so short time. Obviously he couln't learn all of them and Sheila was a great backup. That girl is incredible. Not only does she play sax, flute, keyboards, etc. but she now also is partially a lead singer for the band. I hope she never quits.

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 Post subject: Re: ZpZ's new singer
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 11:24 pm 
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sweet!
merci Grenouille!!

I saw a photo on a platform wall for an ad with zpz, george benson and lynyrd skynnyrd for this mai-18 show.
The photo made me really sad to see.

Glad to hear the show hit the mark for you!
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 Post subject: Re: ZpZ's new singer
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 12:09 am 
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Grenouille Or as we say it Granola :wink: It's so more refreshing to hear it from friends around the world!
This way it's not a standard Bio-Review and its great the way you expressed it here!
Sshh!! GZ might be listening!
Never mind!
You need 10 post or more to be able to "chat"? How ever,if you haven't started a "new topic" ya got me,I think it's still 10 post then follow the Instructions!
That was a kool review! But next time bring your note book and pencil! You will be quizzed on this! :wink:
Thanks Bro',
:mrgreen:

Now I hear there were other bands on the same bill? WASSS-UP?
Say it ain't so,or is this the P.N.'09 tour with ZPZ 2nd bill?
nez pah? Por-pavor!!

That means, whats up if you please?
Pardon my butchering of any language!
Your badgers have jesus tits! Now how would I say that,
Down in France? :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: ZpZ's new singer
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 12:55 am 
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oh well, here's another post. Soon I'll get to 10 and be promoted to a real human-no spammer user. I did open a topic yesterday when I registered, otherwise I wouldn't be able to post right here. But still, I cannot post in the ZPZ review section. Never mind.

To answer your question, no other band playing last night in this venue. May be they were playing on the same day in some other place in Paris? Don't know about that.

Here is my own personal set list as I recall it, based on the set list posted by some other guy out there in the review board. The order may be wrong and this may be incomplete.

- Apostrophe (ya know the famous Bass solo)
- Magic fingers (the 200-motel style, a little faster maybe)
- City of tiny lights
- Purple lagoon (only the intro, not the Approximate part, but great stuff, I like it)
- Inca Roads (yeh they did it!)
- Montana (including the complex part at the end performed by Sheila, great job!)
- Village of the Sun
- Echidna's Arf (Of You)
- Don't You Ever Wash That Thing? (with sax solo from Sheila in place of the Trombone solo)
- Dirty love
- I'm the Slime
- Black page 1 (drums and perscussion part)
- Black page 2 (easy teenage version and not so easy to play, as stated by Dweez who unfortunately fucked up a little on some parts; being an amateur guitarist myself, I don't blame him, that melody would scare the shit out of me if I had to play it on stage)
- Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up
- Bamboozled by Love
- Chunga's revenge (with improvised part and people from the audience dancing on stage by request of DZ)
- Outside now (part of it, not sure about this)
- More Trouble Every Day
- Peaches
- Zombie Woof
- Willie the Pimp

Again, this is an unordered list. Sorry if it's wrong. Hope someone with a better memory or a notepad and a pen will post a proper list.

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 Post subject: Re: ZpZ's new singer
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 1:48 am 
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You are too kool my friend!! Its perfect,all of us Zappa Phreaks couldn't have put it so well! Except,
Poodlebites,who is "just the facts" man.
Oh those posts! Go to active topics and find "the secret word for tonight is" And a word or two or ten different
words in ten post gets you in here with freedom to post such great post as the afore mentioned!
Thanks for the review,Frogiolla.
You know any anti-amerikan jokes,I'd love to hear them!!
Because I need a comeback for all those Froggie jokes!
Kalifornia Kirk!
Music is the Best!FZ :mrgreen:

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No jokes about americans that I know, sorry. America is beautiful, as you may know.
Hey that's one more post.


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 Post subject: Re: ZpZ's new singer
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 2:00 pm 
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ZpZ perform alone in Europe ,they will be in America with Dream Theater as Progressive Nation 2009 tour.

Grenouille pour poster sur le forum de ZpZ tu dois ouvrir un autre account.

To post on ZpZ forum u guys need to open a new account.

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 Post subject: Re: ZpZ's new singer
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 6:42 pm 
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Zut_boF wrote:
ZpZ perform alone in Europe ,they will be in America with Dream Theater as Progressive Nation 2009 tour.

Grenouille pour poster sur le forum de ZpZ tu dois ouvrir un autre account.

To post on ZpZ forum u guys need to open a new account.



Aren't we posting in the Forum,like right now? Or do you mean The ZpZ review this show link?

I got my ZpZ dates mixed-up,it doe's sound like after the P.N.tour N.America '09 they go with them to Europe?
I didn't mean now,on their own tour.Sorry for the confusion. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: ZpZ's new singer
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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
Aren't we posting in the Forum,like right now? Or do you mean The ZpZ review this show link?

The ZpZ review this show link

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 Post subject: Re: ZpZ's new singer
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Hi there,

Thanks to Zut_Bof for the tip about opening another account in ZPZ review forum, I'll do it next time. If you go to this review topic (http://www.zappa.com/reviewboard/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=219) you'll find an accurate set list posted by someone else who obviously had a notepad and a pen. My own set list was fairly correct, only the order was wrong and I forgot to mention "Cosmik Debris".

Talk to you later maybe

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 Post subject: Re: ZpZ's new singer
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 11:23 pm 
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Thanks y'all,Zut_boF&Granolla ROCK!! 8)
Was that to much?
Never mind!
This is sooo kool to hear how ZpZs fans dig this gig,as it tours! Also thanks for the Info :lol:
Yes,we N.Ca.folks wear a pencil $ chalkboards around our necks to each concert! :wink:
Music is the Best! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: ZpZ's new singer
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In the day, I was the Best Zappa Singer! They came from nearby just to come and close their eyes and just listen to me sing - FZs songs.
Then I woke up! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: ZpZ's new singer
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as i said before i had the chance to listen to ben thomas at the frankfurt show last weekend.
first at all no one ever can replace frank or the real zappa experience :cry: but ben fits prefectly in the current zpz project, his voice sounds pretty bluesy and he seems to be a fun guy + he has way more stage presence than dweezil. nothing against dweezil, i really like the way he plays his guitar but he has zero stage presence :mrgreen:

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Well, look at the bright side. Maybe Ben will attract a large female element to the shows. Only then will the average Zappa fan finally get to talk to a real, live girl.


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 Post subject: Re: ZpZ's new singer
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yeah, i ve noticed that i was probably the youngest woman at the show, only guys and a few ladies in their fifties :wink: btw ben didnt attract me at all, hes so not the kind of guy i m looking for :mrgreen:

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yeah, i ve noticed that i was probably the youngest woman at the show, only guys and a few ladies in their fifties :wink: btw ben didnt attract me at all, hes so not the kind of guy i m looking for :mrgreen:


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Bill Wyman and "Spruce" Kulick have more stage presence than DZ.

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