My wife and I had the great fortune to be invited to the show by Laurie and Mike "Cheepnis" Slusher (firstname.lastname@example.org
). We had seen Frank several times in the 80s, and his concerts were always our favorites.
Dweezil and the band did such a fine job that all of their future concerts are on our must-see list (a very short list indeed). He certainly did Frank's music justice, and displayed an extraordinary talent of his own. Above all, that band was tight
. That takes some doing; they really were up to the signature Zappa standards.
Terry Bozio's vocals added a real blast from the past, as without him songs like "Tryin' to grow a chin" and "Punky's Whips" would not have been the same. Too bad he had a busted wing. And Steve Vai? Forget about it! (<Extraordinarily positive expression, BTW). Dweezil seemed to give Stevie the stage when he came on, even though IMHO they are both among the top guitar players in the world. I had never heard of or seen anyone play a guitar with their TONGUE like Steve did.
Napoleon Murphy Brock's vocals were the icing on the cake, and I would have liked to hear him cover some of the songs originally done by Ray White. Maybe next time?
Looking forward to the next show. Thank you, Dweezil et al.