Saturday, September 30, 2006

Zappa a' la flamenco

The Radio Dupree staff went to the local rock club on September 29 to see pianist Mats Öberg (ex Zappa's Universe) play Zappa together with two young guitarists, Marko and Mikko Savela.
We got to hear a fine selection of Zappa tunes such as Who Needs The Peace Corps, I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth and our personal favorite composition Dupree's Paradise. This was a new experience...Zappa in flamenco style with a little touch of Toots Thielemans (Mats also plays the harmonica). Pretty amazing! This trio adds a new dimension to these songs. It was a strange thing to hear Who Needs The Peace Corps in this arrangement with the beautiful harmonies which are kind of hidden behind the comedy style on the original album (We're Only In It For The Money).
The Savela brothers have played local gigs but also the Zappanale festival in Germany in 2005.
Hey guys, how abot a world tour?

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