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Post 2014-03-03 15:32   [Quote] 
So, how many of us think DZ should go play his own music rather than keep playing his father's?

And how many of us even want to hear DZ's own music (apart from Galeans)?

That should make it pretty clear why he chose to follow that route.

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Post 2014-03-03 17:54   [Quote] 
yetanother wrote:
So, how many of us think DZ should go play his own music rather than keep playing his father's?

And how many of us even want to hear DZ's own music (apart from Galeans)?

That should make it pretty clear why he chose to follow that route.


That's a valid point IMO. Have to admit - I never really cared about what he did on his own. Sad

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Post 2014-03-03 17:55   [Quote] 
DZ has blogged about some big piece he has been writing for 18 months, that he has said he wants to play live, but nothing has emerged so far.
His live solos have recently been becoming more personalised rather than copies of FZs, so hopefully the touring rehearsing and detailed study of the music has got some creative juices flowing. Who can say until we hear it.

I think few zappateers would decide that they DON'T want to hear a piece of music by any musician influenced by FZ. If they don't like it after hearing it, there is plenty more great music out there.

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Post 2014-03-03 23:58   [Quote] 
the words from your lips "I am not a crook" is not exactly an 'inside' joke. It's a dated joke but DZ was just playing it the way people know it from the official releases. That's like saying young people wouldn't enjoy Roxy & Elsewhere because they wouldn't get the jokes. You gotta go to these shows just to hear Frank's music played well, which I think they do. Just like the lucky Zappateers who flock to Zappanale every to hear Frank's music played. Ya never hear those guys say "but it's not Frank." Ya just have to loosen up a bit. It's never going to sound like FZ & his bands. That's what the Tracker is for. Wink
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Post 2014-03-04 11:12   [Quote] 
James66175 wrote:
the words from your lips "I am not a crook" is not exactly an 'inside' joke. It's a dated joke but DZ was just playing it the way people know it from the official releases. That's like saying young people wouldn't enjoy Roxy & Elsewhere because they wouldn't get the jokes. You gotta go to these shows just to hear Frank's music played well, which I think they do. Just like the lucky Zappateers who flock to Zappanale every to hear Frank's music played. Ya never hear those guys say "but it's not Frank." Ya just have to loosen up a bit. It's never going to sound like FZ & his bands. That's what the Tracker is for. Wink
Good post.

Althoiugh I disagree with the vast majority of what the OP said I think he does have a point about the jokes/remarks. It WAS awkward to hear (and watch) this young band repeat old off-the-cuff remarks originally made yonks ago.
An in-context interjection by NMB may have been funny in 1973, repeating it in a 'scripted' fashion in 2013 definitely isn't. I'm sure it wasn't needed to achieve the 'official release' experience....

FOB. Smile

PS: To answer yetanother's question, yes, I would rather hear Dweezil play Frank's music than his own (so far).

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Post 2014-03-04 12:05   [Quote] 
Yes I would love to hear Dweezil play some stuff of his own. Although I like what he's doing with ZPZ the last 3 years I think the the SG around his neck is becoming more and more like a 60 tons weight. Time to work on his own career in Music.

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Post 2014-03-04 15:55   [Quote] 
WIU2B wrote:
Time to work on his own career in Music.

I think that's what he's doing. Playing his father's music is probably the greatest musical achievement he can conceive of. Not everybody needs to be a composer, and if you have no reason to write your own music, then it's probably best not to.

Not to mention the glamour, the crowds lining up in front of venues to watch him play every night, the standing ovations, the interviews... I doubt he'd get any of that playing his own stuff (and so does him, I guess).

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Post 2014-03-06 03:27   [Quote] 
ZPZ is a well-practiced tribute band of accomplished musicians. I generally think going to see Dweeze and Co. to be 80% of what it was like to see Frank live (and I mean that as a compliment). You are getting the precision--I don't detect the band cheating on the complex rhythms and time signatures as many of the tribute bands. Another nice thing is that in general, you can go to a show and get a nice mix of material from the 60's through the 80's, stuff that I may not have ever gotten to hear Frank play live.

I do think I would have liked Dweez to have pressed "shuffle" for the Roxy songs on the recent tour, but it seems that people complain whenever he deviates from the Canon. Though I am not a fan of his juvenile song writing, I am thinking that playing his father's music for the last decade should have had some effect on his compositional skills. I wouldn't mind hearing him throw in one of his own the next time I hear him perform live, but then again, he would be facing "The Comparison."

Dweezil's stage persona is a nice guy, a fan of his father's music as is everyone in the audience. I hope ZPZ continues to tour and perform for the rest of my life, at least. And besides Shiela G's Cartman routine in "Flakes" is pee-your-pants funny.

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Post 2014-03-17 03:46   [Quote] 
I've been to see ZPZ everytime they've played in Scotland and loved the shows. I never got to see Frank live (I was 2 years old when he did his last tour) so for me, it's a great way to experience Frank's music in a way that I never thought I would be able to. As a musician, it's also incredibly inspiring to watch these guys play so I never miss a show. I hope they continue to do ZPZ shows for as long as possible.
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Post 2014-03-24 16:02   [Quote] 
I was never fortunate enough to see FZ live as I was only introduced to his music in 88 and I was stuck in Cumbria and could not afford the cost or time to go see him.

For me to see a talented bunch of musicians perform his music is a wonderful experience and the Roxy gig in bristol last year was superb. I got to see/hear 2 of my favourite 3 FZ songs, Torture and Black Page. was guted that they did not do Watermelon as that is without doubt my favourite FZ track.

i will keep going as its a damn sight cheaper than the 50 I almost paid to see Project Crimson recently.
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Post 2014-04-08 23:56   [Quote] 
Just think of all the amazing music that would be lost forever if ZPZ did not bring it to the stage.
Playing FZ's stuff live keeps it alive, there must be 1,000's of people who never saw Frank live, especially in the UK. I was lucky enough to have seen him at the Glasgow Apollo in 1979.

I have also seen ZPZ on 5 occasions, playing Glasgow and Edinburgh, and they have been absolutely astonishing, the musicianship has been incredible. Frank would be proud to hear it, not "turning in his grave". I hope Dweezil continues to tour Frank's stuff, he does a wonderful job.

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Post 2014-04-13 21:18   [Quote] 
He claims having blow job , nevertheless ... Something must go wrong, I guess ...

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Post 2014-07-11 02:17   [Quote] 
I have seen ZpZ four times. I really enjoyed all the shows, some more than others.

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