What a wild time in my life working and playing at the Mudd Club! My partner Bill and I through our sound system company Centour Sound became the production managers of the club after John Kessler was done doing his stint as the production manager. Just before John left we had the extreme pleasure of John, Bill and I working together to work with Frank Zappa who played the Mudd Club! We brought in extra equipment and a bigger mixing console to accommodate his band. Terry Bozzio was on the drums at that time. That was a thrill to work with a master in such a small venue. There is a sketchy bootleg, sounds to me like someone had a cassette tape recorder and taped it in the midst of the crowd. The recording is on you tube, I included the link – I remember that Frank had his own sound person do a recording right from the board, so that must be available somewhere in some Zappa archive.

We worked with a lot of different bands & artists from Samba to Punk, experimental to down right BAD–fashion shows and you name it everything in between. DJ’s Anita Sarko (who has passed away in 2015) and DJ David Azarch made the club hum, jump and jive into the wee hours of the morning. In which we usually ended up going to an after hours club and came out squinting as the sun was fully out and blaring while we were going home and watching the rest of the world just going to work.  I will add more Mudd Club memories in my blog as time goes by – Keith Herring, Johnny Thunders, Question Mark and the Mysterians, Sam and Dave, John Belushi, wow and so many – so stay tuned in! –

 

 

                Everybody Live Free – It’s our own Liberty – Toast a Drink come with me                   It’s the future we see

               Sailing across the Ocean – Skipping onto the bay – See your arms are open               Fill me with your sway

                Everybody join in – Let the world sing out – That’s the way it must be                    Stand up and listen to me

             There’s no time to explain – The human race is insane – One voice to be heard        Yes all over the world

            Let your voices be heard – Let the world shout out – Be defiant and strong                 Be determined for all

            The revolution is Now – The revolution is How – The revolution is Here                         Stand UP and Listen Right Now!

 

 

To Purchase the complete album CD or for download go to:

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Cover photo by: Andrej Lišakov https://unsplash.com/@lishakov
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                Everybody Live Free – It’s our own Liberty – Toast a Drink come with me                   It’s the future we see

               Sailing across the Ocean – Skipping onto the bay – See your arms are open               Fill me with your sway

                Everybody join in – Let the world sing out – That’s the way it must be                    Stand up and listen to me

             There’s no time to explain – The human race is insane – One voice to be heard        Yes all over the world

            Let your voices be heard – Let the world shout out – Be defiant and strong                 Be determined for all

            The revolution is Now – The revolution is How – The revolution is Here                         Stand UP and Listen Right Now!

 

 

To Purchase the complete album CD or for download go to:

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/aldobuzzi2

Cover photo by: Andrej Lišakov https://unsplash.com/@lishakov
https://unsplash.com/@lishakov?utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=photographer-credit&utm_content=creditBadge

The second collaborator  on the “Eclectic Collaborations” CD is Joezworld. Mr “Z” contributed 2 songs and the art work for the cover, back cover and the background art  work on the CD.

Joezworld

Joezworld (Joe Menghini) whom I have known since the late 70’s. Has been in a few different very cutting edge bands, Rise, Master Radio Canaries and Vinyl Flesh (VF Joe and I were in this band together). Multi talented in music and art, “Z” strives for excellence at every turn.

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“Z”‘s early influences were the Beatles, Stones, Mamas & Papas, typical to the late 60’s. Then Z turned to the blues with the like’s of Muddy Waters, BB King and Motown. Following that exposure a few friends of his turned him onto Soft Machine, Van Der Graff Generator a far cry from his beginnings.  A music teacher at Mineola High School,  Burt Sachs was the most influential mentor, he lured him into Ives, Stockhausen, Scriabin, Xenakis, Mozart, Stravinsky and John Cage. That was then countered with exposure to Zappa, Phillip Glass, Captain Beefheart.  The Kessler brothers got him into Genesis (which he despised) but later Gabriel (who he adored), Bowie, Gentle Giant, among others in that genre. Another long time friend then pulled the ultimate coup-de-tas and got him going with avante-garde jazz at Studio Rivbea at 24 Bond Street. And that took him to John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell, Miles Davis, Don Cherry, McCoy Tyner, Cecil Taylor, the fabulous bassist David Holland and that gang.

His musical life was never the same after that!

As for art, Z started college at Nassau Community College as an art student, became a non-matriculating student of art at Hofstra and studied under the famous black artist ‘Robert Carter’. Z stated he was an asshole and he almost came to blows with Mr. Carter. So at the behest of the faculty he agreed to an ‘incomplete’ for his course, but his taste and desire to create his own world of art was set – Thus “Joezworld” began.

I know there will be future collaborations that we will work on

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Thanks Joezworld!