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- JON POOLE (he of CARDIACS/SILVER GINGER 5) has his much talked of solo
CD album of Frank Zappa covers release on ORG Records .
"WHAT'S THE UGLIEST PART OF YOUR BODY? - THE WORKS OF FRANK ZAPPA CIRCA
65-69" - Track listing - Uncle Meat/Flower Punk/Who Are The Brain
Moon/Harry, Your A Beast/What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?/Oh
No/You're Probably Wondering
Why I'm Here/The Legend Of The Golden Arches (Interlude)/Dog
Breath/Cruising For Burgers/Let's
Make The Water Turn Black/The Idiot Bastard Son/Brown Shoes Don't Make
RECORD COLLECTOR REVIEW
"If you've ever heard of Jon Poole, then it's probably as the guitarist
in cult heroes, Cardiacs. Frank Zappa's music is rarely covered, and
when it is, it's usually by 'serious' musicians like Pierre Boulez.
Your average guitar band would be as able to play Zappa music as it
would to walk on water. But for a member of Cardiacs, it's a different
story - you simply couldn't be in the band if you were unable to fit,
say, 40 notes of different measure into five bars of various time.
Recorded back in 1994 and given out on old-fashioned cassettes
(and later on around 50 CD-Rs), this masterwork (there really is no
other term to do it justice) gets its first proper release here. Poole
draws on Zappa's early material up to Hot Rats, for example 'Peaches En
Regalia'. There's also a lot of stuff from We're Only In It For The
Money - notably this CD's title track and a Cardiacs-go-pop take on
Poole - a gentleman - thankfully avoids Zappa's nasty misogyny to
a large degree, although the unsettling 'Brown Shoes Don't Make It',
from Absolutely Free, is here. The absence of the composer's sneering
delivery makes a lot of the material more listenable, and if you've
always found Zappa's complex arrangements intriguing, but have been put
off by his personality, this CD sugars the pill - although Zappa fans
should also find it an impressive tribute.
Poole made this music in a summer-long creative frenzy, his
obsession driving him to overcome material circumstances: for just one
man to produce this would be, even in a high tech studio, amazing. But
the fact that it was entirely put together with the help of nothing more
advanced than a cheap drum machine and a Fostex four-track is nothing
short of astounding".
Jack Cane RECORD COLLECTOR FEB 2003
A LITTLE HISTORY HERE
This home-brewed tribute to the late and great Frank Zappa is the result
of several slightly deranged months of work by Jon Poole in 1994. It was
recorded using a Fostex four track, a DX7, a scary amount of natural
guitar talent and (and this is the really deranged part) an Alesis HR16
drum machine. Aside from the fact that the results sound great - so much
so that when Jon originally released this as a tape album it became such
a mini legend he couldn't copy the thing fast enough - the HR16 is a
primitive thing with the brain of a toaster. One song can take up the
entire memory, if it has a lot of different drum patterns - and we're
talking Zappa here. Besides this, every so often you have to dismantle
the machine and clean out the innards if you want the buttons to work.
Then there's the DX7 synthesiser. Few people have managed to make this
early digital bargain bin familiar sound good, but Jon found out how to
do it. Needs must. As for that four-track...
Still, that's just the hardware. What possesses somebody to spend their
days and nights immersed in these classic compositions for weeks at a
time? To drive themselves insane with stoneage gear and lack of sleep?
For no logical reason but to revel in the music itself. Jon still
doesn't know what came over him back in the summer of '94, but the
result's a unique twist on the original recordings that have already
introduced many new listeners to Frank Zappa's genius.
JON POOLE is a guitarist and composer who plays and writes in legendary
UK band CARDIACS, he is also currently playing in Ginger Wildheart's
band SILVER GINGER FIVE as well as recording an album with his other
prog rock band AD NAUSEUM. A second Jon Poole solo album can be expected
in early summer 2003, meanwhile a solo Jon Poole track can be found on
the recently released album "Songs By Cardiacs And Affectionate Friends"
The album WHAT'S THE UGLIEST PART OF YOUR BODY will be retailing is
shops for around 10.00 from January 27th. However advance copies can be
ordered for a price of 7 pounds including postage and packaging. Stock
is here now and being sent out the minute it is ordered - use the
underground, come to us direct. Order your advance copies now - 7.00
inc P&P payable to 'Organart', Unit 212, 326 Kensal Road, London, W10
5BZ. The album has been re-mastered and comes in new artwork (well we'd
have never got it in to the shops with the old artwork!). Overseas
people can get more details from the ORG RECORDS website at
Lots more details available from www.organart.com
www.organart.com - the online home of ORGAN magazine and ORG Records