How could anyone visiting this website resist hearing instrumental versions of the Captain’s songs played like a New Orleans marching band imbued with extra weirdness?
Resist no longer, Fast’n’Bulbous: The Captain Beefheart Project is unleashed on London and six other European cities over the next few days.
Led by former Captain Beefheart guitarist Gary Lucas, Fast’n’Bulbous perform thrilling instrumental versions of the Beefheart canon. A tribute blazing with idiosyncratic precision and earthy abandon.
Yes I know I’m paraphrasing the publicity material, but this is after all only a reminder of the information I posted here already in June and August. If you can offer a reasonable excuse not to be at one of the concerts I defy you not to enjoy the album instead!
Nov 15. London, UK. London Jazz Festival.Venue: Pizza on the Park
Nov 16. London, UK. London Jazz Festival.Venue: Pizza on the Park
Nov 17. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.Venue: Bim Huis
Nov 18. Bern, Switzerland. Taktlos FestivalVenue: Taktlos Festival
Nov 21. Vienna, Austria.Venue: Porgy and Bess
Nov 22. Schwaz, Austria.Venue: Eremitage
Nov 23. Ljubljana, Slovenia.Venue: Cankarjev Dom
it is a pity that neither the magic band nor the fast ‘n’ bulbous project didn’t make the way to berlin/germany.
i could cry big tears about that.
I’ll be seeing them friday at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam. I am really looking forward to this. I think the CD is great, because these are truely original interpretations of those songs. I think it is going to be an explosive evening, judging form all the energy on the album.
I saw Fast & Bulbous at the Knitting facory in NY a while back. It was an exceptional show. Band’s performance was captivating, intense, danceable. Gary Lucas played flawless solos including King Kong by Zappa, if my memory serves me right. See this band!!!
Some news up:
Fast ‘N Bulbous a.k.a. Phillip Johnston Septet feat. Gary Lucas, BIMhuis Amsterdam NL,
2006-11-17 (Captain Beefheart tribute) :
The concert was recorded for the radio & will be broadcast on Wednesday January 31st on the Concertzender (also available as webcast). – Only details known so far.
you can download a nice sbd-recording from the beefheart corner
Fast ‘N Bulbous
2006-11-21, Porgy & Bess, Vienna, Austria
102:49 min, SBD-MC (ZT-flac, Hasi, 11-2006)
01 Band introduction (cuts in)
02 Pachuco Cadaver
03 Abba Zabba
04 Untitled (Poem)
05 When I See Mommy I Feel Like a Mummy
06 A Carrot Is As Close As A Rabbit Gets To A Diamond
07 Sugar ‘N Spikes
08 Click Clack > Ice Cream For Crow
09 GL explains Evening Bell
10 Evening Bell
11 Dali’s Car
12 CD-sale announcement
13 Suction Prints
— intermission —
15 When Big Joan Sets Up
16 When It Blows Its Stacks
17 Hollow Smoke (Poem)
18 The Blimp
19 GL explains the “exploding notes” theory
20 Flavor Bud living
21 Veteran’s Day Poppy
22 Blabber ‘N Smoke
23 You Know You’re A Man
24 Kandy Korn
25 Tropical Hot Dog Night (encore #1)
26 Sure ‘Nuff ‘N Yes I Do (encore #2)
SBD-PC-CDR-PC (tracking with CD Wave editor)-flac
No further modifications have been done, i only edited out some silence between songs.
recorded by N.
edited and seeded by Hasi
thx to AMR for the CDs