Hollywood, CA (June 20, 2006)–Dweezil Zappa recently mastered his new solo album, Go With What You Know, at Bernie Grundman Mastering. Recorded in Zappa’s Utility Muffin Research Kitchen studio, the new album is his first release since 2000’s Automatic.
Pictured during sessions are (l-r): Dweezil Zappa and mastering engineer Bernie Grundman. Photo by David Goggin.The album is comprised of Dweezil compositions, as well as Frank Zappa’s “Peaches En Regalia,” originally recorded in 1969 and augmented in 2006 with the Dweezil touch.
“I am playing all of the main melody lines on guitar,” Zappa explained, “using the guitar to mimic the instruments that were originally played. Frank’s guitar solo is doubled by a flute on the original record. It is still doubled by a flute, but I also learned the guitar solo and played that. So you hear Frank on the left side and me on the right side playing in unison. That is a good example of what will be happening on tour.”
Zappa’s new album, on the family’s Zappa Records label, ships today, as the artist is in the final leg of the “Zappa Plays Zappa” tour covering Europe and America, which began on May 15 in Amsterdam and concludes June 24 in San Francisco, with another Fall tour scheduled. Tour material consists entirely of Frank Zappa compositions. Joining Dweezil’s band are musicians playing on his new album, plus Frank Zappa alumni Steve Vai, Terry Bozzio, and Napoleon Murphy Brock.
For album info, visit: www.zappa.com/flash/gwwyk/
Bernie Grundman Mastering