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 Post subject: 19 October 2006: Kansas City, MO
PostPosted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 11:33 pm 
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Did you attend this show at the Ameristar Casino in Kansas City?

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Please do not post in this thread if you did not attend this show.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:50 am 
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just got home from the kc ameristar show.... way incredible...not a zappa show mind you but a great much better than shows out there now...thanks to dweezil and crew for the output.. it was so loud that my eyeballs hurt...
black napkins was the best thing of the show
steve vai was in fine form also
again thanks to dweezil for continuing to get the music out for music's sake

I loved it,
Best concert ive seen in many years

Eric


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 Post subject: the boy done good
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:16 am 
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a most enjoyable show (except for the neighbor who wanted to sing all night. be alright if he knew the words...NOT!!) no video. don't know if it was because of the venue or the change in the show. started right on time. 2 hours and 45 minutes...or so. no intermission. best show i have seen this year...until the new york dolls in december. and the dolls better be damn good because this will be a hard show to top. vai and bozzio in good form. while dweezil may have the chops down, he has a way to go on getting frank's command of the stage. certainly hope he does it some more. i would definitely recommend seeing this show. i hope to get another chance. thanks dweezil.

set list(as copied from official document):
andy
call any veg
brain police
can't afford no shoes
pygmy twylyte
idiot bastard
cheepnis
i am the slime
pound for a brown
yellow snow
st alfonzo
inca roads
(enter terry bozzio)
i'm so cute
trying to grow a chin
advance romance
punky's whips
(enter steve vai)
black page
peaches
montana
village
echidna's
zomby woof
black napkins
torture
trouble
regypian strut
sofa
(encore)
tiny lights
flo po
hungry freaks


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:50 pm 
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I was expecting a watered down version of Zappa, full of nostalia but short on substance - I was so wong. Dweezil is so much more than just a pretty face. I was blown away with his guitar skills and the musical integrity of the entire performance. Terry Bozzio- WOW!! Steve Vai - duh, it's STEVE VAI
Napolean Murphy Brock - Amazing

The sound was great.

The audience a little subdued for my taste.

Frank would be proud! A wonderful tribute to an muscial genius!


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 Post subject: Very Very Good
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 2:44 pm 
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For me, this was probably one of the best concerts I've been to. The song selections were among my very favorites in all of FZs catalog. The mastery of the performance was at the highest level, and all of the incredibly difficult parts were pulled off flawlessly and seemingly effortlessly. I had great seats on the isle of the right side front, and the sound from there was perfect (barring a few weirdnesses in the mix - initially Terry's snare seemed too loud and his toms and cymbals too quiet, for most of his first appearance - did improve though. Also the little used vocal mics were too quiet - when Terry first came out, when steve came out, and when the bass player vocalized - those also improved) There is not much to say about Steve and Terry's playing other than; holy f***ing sh*t!

Each of the musicians were amazing players and it was even more amazing to watch them play such kick ass material. Scheila Gonzalez (sax, keys and vox), was particularly enjoyable to watch. She had an amazing energy, and you could tell she was having a blast. The dynamic of the stage presence was great. I thought Napolean did a great job leading the vocals, and generally being incredibly fun to watch, and all of the harmonies were executed very tightly. Being a drummer, I was really geeking out on Joe's playing. I loved the sounds of his drumset, huge, full and badass. I really loved his playing style.. so solid and tight, but with fast flourishes capable of nailing all those amazing drum parts. The biggest surprise for me was to hear how much Dweezil ripped on the guitar. His stage presence, humor and confidence pulled it all together very well. His guitar tone and playing execution really got me going.. Great Sound!

All in all, I couldn't have been happier.. well maybe if I would have been able (or been comfortable) standing up... sitting down for most of the show ensured those behind me could enjoy it, but it was hard to contain myself. At the same time it allowed me to really focus on the music, and watch the players, rather than shaking around dancing and seeing it in a blur.

I really really hope that they keep this going, and turn it into a real touring act that will come back to KC very soon, and many times thereafter.


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 Post subject: Re: the boy done good
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 4:28 pm 
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wascal wrote:
set list(as copied from official document):
andy
call any veg
brain police
can't afford no shoes
pygmy twylyte
idiot bastard
cheepnis
i am the slime
pound for a brown
yellow snow
st alfonzo
inca roads
(enter terry bozzio)
i'm so cute
trying to grow a chin
advance romance
punky's whips
(enter steve vai)
black page
peaches
montana
village
echidna's
zomby woof
black napkins
torture
trouble
regypian strut
sofa
(encore)
tiny lights
flo po
hungry freaks


More Trouble was played during the encore. I don't remember Sofa, Tiny Lights, or Flo Po


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 5:43 pm 
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I got into Franks music when I was about 18 in 1988 and never got to see him live. So this show was the closest I was ever going to get to be able to hear his music live, and it did not disappoint. From beginning to end I was completly satisfied with the outcome of each song. Everybody did a great job even the people you do not see. Thank you very much Dweezil for putting this together. It has satisfied a piece of me that I thought and knew was never going to happen,feeling his music live. And I felt it and it was awesome. I could not be happier. Thank you.

P.S. A live cd and dvd would be great from this tour.


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 Post subject: Re: the boy done good
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:30 pm 
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ralfonso wrote:
wascal wrote:
set list(as copied from official document):
andy
call any veg
brain police
can't afford no shoes
pygmy twylyte
idiot bastard
cheepnis
i am the slime
pound for a brown
yellow snow
st alfonzo
inca roads
(enter terry bozzio)
i'm so cute
trying to grow a chin
advance romance
punky's whips
(enter steve vai)
black page
peaches
montana
village
echidna's
zomby woof
black napkins
torture
trouble
regypian strut
sofa
(encore)
tiny lights
flo po
hungry freaks


More Trouble was played during the encore. I don't remember Sofa, Tiny Lights, or Flo Po

seems to me that the playlist posted is right...and i was under no chemical amusement...lol...
as to other posts i have no clue why this kc crowd wasnt into the music at first...i was the one that dz thanked for standing up and clapping at the first of the show.. and for his command of the band..well....hello...when he was doing the "conducting" part of the show the light man was way ahead of him..go figure...
still a great show that i hope will reach more than 1400 people per town
late
eric


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 8:43 pm 
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I was probably one of the youngest people there being 15 but that show was awsome. I haven't realy been to alot of concerts but Just seeing Vai and Bossio play was bad a**. I enjoyed every members performance. When Steve Vai had his solo that was just exhilarating. This is something I will rember till I die. Thanks alot for the show Dweezil and all of the band members and special guests. Napoleon's dances' where hillarious.
You guys made my year.

~Aaron

P.S. I liked the Kenny G. joke.


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 Post subject: Re: the boy done good
PostPosted: Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:11 pm 
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ralfonso wrote:
wascal wrote:
More Trouble was played during the encore. I don't remember Sofa, Tiny Lights, or Flo Po


Yeah, the end of that set list is ALL jacked up. No Flo, no City...Regyptian was last...

Thanks for trying, though. ;)

Show dominated. Outstanding song selection and phenomenal playing. Loved Sheila, but A)she needs solos...she can play her ass off and deserves more than one short solo in a three hour set, and B)she needs better monitors, I think. She was flat on several of the early tunes, and I know she's got a wicked ear, so I have to believe the monitor was insufficient.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 12:59 am 
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I've been a FZ fan since about 1983 and regret not being able to see him when he was still with us, so naturally I jumped at the chance to see this show. I got the tickets as soon as they were available and had 4th row center stage seats. Woohoo!

This was an absolutely outstanding show, one of the best I've seen. The level of musicianship on display was astonishing. The band was incredibly tight and the sound quality was very very good. The show was FANTASTIC, and all of the musicians were jaw-dropping in their abilities, but there were a couple of parts that stood out.

Hits:

Anytime Napoleon was onstage! He is amazing, and (to me) was the glue that held the whole thing together.
The Vai / Dweezil solos during "Zomby Woof" and "Montana". I now firmly believe that Mr. Vai is from an advanced alien civilization, or has sold his soul. His playing was UNREAL. The Dweeze ain't no slouch either.
Watching Scheila do her thang - it was obvious she was having a blast, and her sax playing rocked! I think I'm in love... :)
The part of Aaron's solo when the mic stand fell on his keys and he ran with it.
Terry Bozzio doing "I'm So Cute". Damn!
The lady from the audience doing the screams during "Torture". :)

Misses (really, these are nitpicks more than anything else):

Dweezil "conducting" the band / audience. As others have said, I don't think he's got the stage presence (yet!) for that sort of thing. It just seemed too forced to me.
Terry Bozzio's drum solo - cool, just a tad too long.

I also don't think that the set list posted is 100% right. I think it's right up until the last few songs, but is off a bit at the end. I'm pretty sure they didn't do "Sofa" or "Florentine Pogen", and I was completely sober. :)

I'd like to thank Dweezil for doing Frank's music justice, and please don't stop after this tour is over! This needs to be an annual event! Also, if any of these shows were recorded and made available as a CD or DVD I'd be all over it. I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in that...

Great show! If you're reading these reviews and have any doubts at all, don't worry - JUST GO SEE IT!!


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 Post subject: the KC show
PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:04 pm 
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flew in from phx for the show, we were at the phx show too before the break. awesome, wished the video thing would have happened because it mal fiunctioned in phx.

band just as tight. can't wait for the probable DVD in 5.1
different play list was cool too. shiela didn't get as much solo action in KC, why? but the bassist got a little more. vai is post human.

anybody get a recording? lots of cameras abound. how about that casino ceiling? wierd.....makes you feel like you've been up all nite when you leave the show.

well, i am going to cabazon for that one where ever the hell that town is??!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:12 pm 
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elmer wrote:
...Also, if any of these shows were recorded and made available as a CD or DVD I'd be all over it. I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in that...


just learn about torrents (one popular softwares example provided - just click) and then check sites like http://www.dimeadozen.org/ , http://www.thetradersden.org/ , or http://www.zappateers.com/

there are dozens of ZpZ shows out there

hope this helps




David
(sorry admin, I did not attend the show, but I was addressing a comment posted in this thread. I will try not to post unless attending show... so you can expect another review from me tuesday morning in Buffalo reviews :twisted: )

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 9:23 pm 
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This was the best damn show ive seen since i first saw Frank on October 18th 1980 which made the ZPZ show extra special as it was 26 years and one day later...the band was so tight, the mood was right but i didnt see any dripping candles..the crowd was so fucking reserved BAH!..yeah i was the dude on the 2nd row isle of the center riser right off the floor..i was stomping my feet so loud on the aluminum bleacher floor that the next day i could hardly walk let alone speak due to screaming at the top of my fucking lungs on nearly every song...punkys whips and torture were the highlighters fer' me...the only thing that sucked is that the setlist didnt include one or more songs off of Franks most highly underated lps "you are what you is" as it would have been nice to hear "any downers","teenage wind" or harder than your husband and or anything off of "tinsel town rebellion"....thanks dweezil for making it all happen along with your supporters...cheers from tulsa,oklahoma.......see you all in dallas and houston.....zeets p.s you should ask adrian to make an appearance even though he also is on tour www.adrianbelew.com...peace

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Florentine Pogen and City of Tiny Lights were NOT played in KC. Although a setlist may have been constructed, written out, then handed to a certainly deserving audience member, that does not mean that said setlist was followed to the letter once the musicians hit the stage. I think the only changes were to the encore.
The show was amazing. Really did Frank and his music justice in my opinion.


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