Friday, November 07, 2014

Banned From Utopia on tour again

Left to right: Robert Martin, Ray White, Chad Wackerman, Jamie Kime, Tom Fowler and Albert Wing.
The Frank Zappa sidemen band Banned From Utopia started their European tour yesterday in Umeå, Sweden.
They opened the set with Chunga's Revenge and then played a varied mix of songs from Zappa's carreer. There were well known songs as I'm The Slime and Zomby Woof, there were more obscure instrumentals as Mar-queson's Chicken. The regular set ended with Bamboozled By Love and City Of Tiny Lites, where Bongo Fury veteran Denny Walley joined in on slide guitar.

The musicianship of this band is great although there were a couple of obvious mistakes on stage, but they are excused since they did their first rehearsal earlier the same day.
The crowd wanted more and the boys came in for encores twice. One of the last songs was Whipping Post (the Allman Brothers song), just as singer and keyboardist Robert Martin promised The Swedish Broadcasting one week before the show.

Tonight they play in Oslo. More tour information here.

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