The Tour Chronology: 1995

MK and BB are still members of Ahmet & Dweezil Zappa’s band Z. Z is very busy not touring, although there are a couple of European performances.

MK visits Japan and performs solo. During the Summer MK & BFD embark on their first tour, and do several gigs, again mostly in California.

In the shops is an album by The Mistakes, a band consisting of MK, Henry Kaiser, Prairie Prince and Andy West.

The Tour Chronology: 1995

January 8 1995 – Shinjuku Disk Union Store, Tokyo Japan
personnel: Mike Keneally
setlist: Open Up!/Day Of The Cow/The Idiot Bastard Son/Weekend/Rosemary Girl
tapes: guerilla audio exists
MK comments: “The in-store performance at Disk Union was good.”

NAMM

January 19 1995 – NAMM, Hilton, Anaheim CA
personnel: Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Toss Panos (and Joe Travers on Andy and Inca Roads)
setlist: Career-Quimby/I Can’t Stop/Open Up/The Car Song/Aglow/My Dilemma/Spoon Guy/Top Of Stove Melting/ Lightnin’ Roy/Bryan Beller’s Favorite Song/Uglytown (w/drum solo)/Weekend/Spearmint Pup/ Cowlogy/The Desired Effect/Dolphins/Performing Miracles/Skunk-Thorax/Waiting On Williams/1988 Was A Million Years Ago/Dhen Tin/Cheddar/Scotch/Cheddar/Rosemary Girl/Andy/Inca Roads (and possibly more)
tapes: guerilla audio and video exist
MK comments: The MK/BFD show at the Hilton was wonderful….I’m jazzed because every show we do kicks ass on the one before it.
note: one of the longest, if not the longest BFD-sets ever.

January 20? 1995 – NAMM, Hilton, Anaheim CA
personnel: Z (Dweezil & Ahmet Zappa, MK, BB, JT)
setlist: The Medley
tapes: audio and video exist
BB comments: The Z show was a private party for Peavey, with a special guest appearance by Dick Clark. We all got dressed up in fake costume stage tuxes and wore ZZ Top beards for a planned skit, before playing our only song of the evening: an even newer medley, one that spanned the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. It was fun, it was silly, it was Z in a nutshell.

January 21 1995 – NAMM, Hilton, Anaheim CA
(for Guitar Player Magazine)
personnel: MK, BB, JT
setlist: Snowcow (they only played for 10 minutes)
tapes: –

February 24 1995 – Musicians’ Institute, Hollywood CA
personnel: MK, BB, Toss Panos on drums, with Joe Travers on drums for “Andy” and “Inca Roads.” Also, Satnam Ramgotra played
tablas on Uglytown-1988-Uglytown
setlist: Intro/Career-Quimby/I Can’t Stop/Open Up/Dolphins/Performing Miracles/Aglow/My Dilemma/Spoon Guy/Uglytown/1988 was a Million Years Ago/Uglytown/Weekend/Blameless/The Car Song/Spearming Pup/Cowlogy/Skunk/Thorax/Cheddar/Good Morning Sometime/Scotch/Cheddar/Rosemary Girl/Andy/Inca Roads [setlist provided by Terry Weaver] tapes: video and audio
MK comments: The MI show […] was good, but not one of our best.
and some time later: The[…] show we did there sucked.

April 6 1995 – Club Lingerie, Hollywood CA
personnel: MK, BB, TP (and Satnam Ramgotra on tablas on Uglytown)
setlist: Career Politicians-Quimby (medley)/I Can’t Stop/Dolphins (truncated version)/Performing Miracles/My Dilemma/Spoon Guy/Uglytown/Weekend/Spearmint Pup/Cow 1/Snowcow/Cow 2/Rosemary Girl
encores: Skunk/Scotch
tapes: video
MK comments: Beautiful. We had a very very beautiful time.

April 26 1995 – Club Lingerie, Hollywood CA
personnel: MK, BB, TP
setlist: unknown
tapes: video
MK comments: I really liked it a lot. […] Toss and Bryan don’t believe me, they still think it sucked.

June 2 1995 – Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego CA
personnel: MK
setlist: “well, uhm, a prerecorded tape of “classic rock” guitar licks (in order: intro wankage, “Satisfaction”, “Walk This Way”, seventh chords chromatically up the neck, “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, Page solo from “Heartbreaker” [segment]) and then harmonizing to the intro of Voodoo Chile and the entire Star Spangled Banner
tapes:
MK comments: Extremely surreal.

‘We Never Thought Of A Name For The Tour’-Tour
July 1995

personnel: Mike Keneally, Bryan Beller, Toss Panos
Rich Lewis (driver, road manager, video and audiographer)

Go here for Mike’s ‘2 Motels’ Road Diary

July 8 1995 – Berkeley Square, Berkeley CA
opening for M.I.R.V.
setlist: Rosemary Girl/Lightnin’ Roy/My Dilemma/Spoon Guy/Uglytown/Dolphins/Performing Miracles/ Day Of The Cow 1/Snowcow/Day Of The Cow 2/encore: Quimby/I Can’t Stop
tapes: video exists, guerilla video exists
MK comments: one of the good ones for sure

July 10 1995 – The Jambalaya, Arcata CA
setlist: unknown
tapes: video?

July 12 1995 – Baked Potato, Pasadena CA
MK with Patrick Moraz, Ronnie Ciago, Doug Shreeve
setlist:
tape: video

If the video doesn’t work, go to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv3itlw5Lgc.

July 20 1995 – Bourbon Square, Van Nuys CA
personnel: MK, BB, JT
setlist: unknown
tape:
MK comments: “We were devastating.”
BB comments (2001): We played a 45-minute set for about twenty people, mostly hardcore Z and Zappa fans. It was a hell of a lot of fun. The promoter thought so too, and she booked Mike again the following month. And the month after that.

July 30 1995 – Better World Galleria, San Diego CA
(sponsored by Taylor Guitars)
personnel: MK, BB (on acoustic guitar/bass)
setlist: Spearmint Pup/Cowlogy/The Desired Effect/Career-Quimby/I Can’t Stop/Them Dolphins Is Smart/ 1988 Was A Million Years Ago/Open Up/Spoon Guy/Rosemary Girl
tapes: video and audio exist, guerilla audio exists
MK comments: “An utter pleasure, well-received.”

July 31 1995 – San Diego Street Scene-press conference, somewhere in DT San Diego CA
personnel: MK, BB (on acoustic guitar/bass)
setlist: unknown
tapes: –
MK comments: “It SUCKED.”

August 5 1995 – Guitar Center, San Diego CA
(San Diego Music Awards)
personnel: MK, BB, JT
setlist: Performing Miracles, Spearmint Pup, Cowlogy [The juxtaposition of prepared and improvised], Quimby, I Can’t Stop, [The time structure of Skunk] (They played Skunk, but it was not included on the tape), My Dilemma, Spoon Guy, Uglytown, [FZ influence talk] [Uglytown hook lesson], The Car Song
tape: video exists
note: part of the MK&BFD Video Club Tape #1

August 6 1995 – Spreckles Theatre, San Diego CA
(San Diego Music Awards)
personnel: MK, BB, JT
setlist:
tapes: –

August 24 1995 – Bourbon Square, Van Nuys CA
personnel:
setlist:
tapes: video
MK comments: “Part of this show is on the “Soap Scum Remover” video.”

September 8 1995 – Reno NV
personnel: MK, BB, TP (?)
setlist:
tape:
MK comments: “sparsely attended, had a lot of magic in it”

September 10 1995 – Dick’s Last Resort, San Diego CA
(San Diego Street Scene)
personnel: MK, BB, TP (?)
setlist: unknown
tapes: –
MK comments: “Just peculiar”

September 28 1995 – Bourbon Square, Van Nuys CA
personnel: MK, BB, JT
setlist: unknown
tapes: –
MK comments: “An unqualified success.”

October 18 1995 – Alligator Lounge, Santa Monica CA
personnel: Z
setlist: intro > Flibberty Jibbet, Coyote Face, Break On Through snippet, Boodledang, chatter, You Used All My Soap, babysitting story, 80’s Medley, The Gweech, Kidz Cereal, Chicken Out [setlist provided by Ron Spiegelhalter] tape: audio
note: Unbeknownst to all, this turned out to be the final Z show with MK and BB.

October 20 1995 – Bourbon Square, Van Nuys CA
personnel: MK, BB, JT
setlist: Don’t Read Bam magazine anymore/Career/Quimby, I Can’t Stop, My Dilemma, Skunk/I’m Glad…, Bob Dylan’s Nose, Scotch, Stage rap/Spearmint Pup, Cowlogy, Don’t You Ever Tune That Thing?, the Desired Effect, Dolphins, Performing Miracles, Rosemary Girl, Inca Roads
tape: audio

November 2 1995 – Wikiup Cafe, San Diego CA
personnel: MK, BB, TP
setlist:
tapes: –
MK comments: Way too much fun.

November 17 1995 – Bourbon Square, Van Nuys CA (“Bourbon Square #5”)
personnel: MK, BB, TP
setlist: Cheddar/Snowcow, Aglow, The Car Song, Skunk, Drum Solo/Dolphins, Immigrant Song, Weekend, My Dilemma, Top of Stove Melting, Lightnin’ Roy, Scotch, I Can’t Stop
tape: guerilla audio exists. Nowhere Man video is also out there. Ron says: “I believe the audio in circulation is probably my dub from the video.”
BB comments: “Last night’s gig at Bourbon Square was majestically wonderful.”

December 8 1995 – Bourbon Square, Van Nuys CA
personnel: MK, BB, TP
setlist: And Your Bird Can Sing (“Tomorrow Never Knows” variant), Rosemary Girl, Open Up!, Top of Stove Melting, Aglow, Blameless (the floating face), I Will, Performing Miracles, The Desired Effect, ‘Cause of Breakfast, Sgt Pepper Reprise, Christmas Time Is Here, My Dilemma
tapes: guerilla audio exists, guerilla video exists
MK comments: “Great show, with a much different texture than earlier performances.”