Zappa Played Zappa in Hungary
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Yes, the rumors proved to be true: this was an amazing night, a night of music.
Unfortunately the circumstances were not very good: it was raining all day, and since the show was to be held at an open venueâ€¦ well, there were some questionmarks above our heads in those imaginary bubbles. But finally the gig was moved to the indoor part of the same place, so we did not have to stand out there in the rain.
Another thing: the promotion of this show was not the best: I only saw 4 or 5 posters in town, there was not too much advertisments in papers or radios, so I was afraid whether there will be enough people coming to see the concert. Frank Zappa himself had never toured here with his own band (not counting his short visit in â€™91), so I think much bigger promotion would have been necessary.
But the people atteding the show might have been pleased, indeed. The start was a bit cold with Help Iâ€™m a Rock and Hungry Freaks Daddy (after the 25 minute of the Roxy DVD, of course), and the first real energy-bomb was Florentine Pogen. I have to repeat what others said million times: Napoleon is really great, funny â€“ really good! Dweezil did a real heavy solo in there. And yes: the band was tight!
One thing that still vibrates in me, is the heavy sound of the band. Really well-rehearsed, really together, very tasty. There were some really deep drum- and bass-sounds here and there, Joe Travers and that metalist bass-player guy was really good!
Another highlight: The Black Page #1. Started by 3 drummers (!!!), doing really great job. Might be the best Black Page Iâ€™ve ever heard.
Steve Vai was great â€“ this was the first time I saw him live. Some great solos, and some impossible guitar parts, sometimes together with Dweezil.
And there are still some questionmarks in me, and some minuses. In King Kond Dweezil demonstrated some handsignals his father used to use, but with this â€žnow Iâ€™m gonna show some handsignalsâ€