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Best Zappa Covers on the Planet
Posted by: hal
Date: November 10, 2018 05:14PM
There are dozens of simply amazing covers of Zappa tunes on youtube. Some try to duplicate what Zappas bands have already done - really hard to do and not look like an idiot, and some try to come up with a new interpretation while not sounding like an idiot - even HARDER to do.

Some guy on YT created a playlist of 154 zappa covers. Many of them are simply incredible... most are at least quite good - some are not.

I found myself vegetating in front of the TV instead of going to bed - I wanted to check out a few, but ended up staying up an extra couple of hours...

Here are a few of the amazing ones

Black Page #1 - this guy is amazing

Black Page #2 with dual harmonizing lead guitars

These guys decided that 'Trying To Grow A Chin' didn't have enough Ska in it - they fixed that - []

An operation called Zappa Jam has posted THE MOST AMAZING zappa covers sometimes with a completely new feel. Mostly jazz...

Sleep Dirt: []

G-spot Tornado: []

Little Umbrellas: [] (Chicago Jazz theme)

The Gumbo Variations: [] (India Jazz theme)

Macy Gray does a FINE cover of 'Your Mouth' stay true to the original

This a totally psychotic version of 'Fine Girl' - really only for fans that know the song. It's hilarious! Amazingly horrible audio/video quality.

Here is a BEAUTIFUL re-imaging of Uncle Remus for solo jazz piano - guaranteed satisfaction on this one

I posted this one before - classical pianist wrote an arrangement for G Spot Tornado for solo piano that is simply impossible

This gal really captures the essence of 'Mom and Dad' adapted to solo piano

I ran out steam - there are probably other beauties... another day

here's the full playlist: []
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Re: Best Zappa Covers on the Planet
Posted by: flightdelayedagain
Date: November 11, 2018 06:59AM
Thanks for posting Hal! Can never get too much Zappa. I didn't see this one listed Dixie Dreggs with Deweezil Zappa playing Peaches en Regaila (audio only)

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Re: Best Zappa Covers on the Planet
Posted by: hal
Date: November 11, 2018 01:50PM
damn - would love to see video of that
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