The Tour Chronology: 2005

More MK & BB Taylor gigs.

The Mike Keneally Band tours the USA in support of the Dog album. This is the Guitar Therapy tour.

Bryan Beller leaves SWR/Fender.

MK & BB tour Europe in the early Fall.

This Fall Bryan was supposed to be on tour with the Zappa brothers for the European “Zappa Plays Zappa“-tour, but that was postponed (at the very last minute as far as rehearsals were concerned.)

On December 30 Zappa alumni Chad Wackerman joins Mike and band for the final gig of the year.

The Tour Chronology: 2005

NAMM

January 20 2005 – Taylor Guitars Booth, NAMM Show, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim CA
personnel: Mike Keneally & Rick Musallam
setlist:

January 21 2005 – Taylor Guitars Booth, NAMM Show, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim CA
personnel: MK & Bryan Beller
setlist:

January 23 2005 – Taylor Guitars Booth, NAMM Show, Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim CA
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:

From Mike’s Keneallist missive:
Also I’ll be helping Taylor unveil a new instrument onstage, each morning of NAMM at 10:30. On Saturday night I’ll be jamming at the Guitar Player Magazine party in one of the hotels, don’t know which one (I’m guessing either the Marriot or the Hilton) but you can find out at their booth or via the white hot buzz of partymonger word of mouth.

March 4 2005 – The Baked Potato, North Hollywood CA
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Nick D’Virgilio
setlist:

Taylor Acoustic Guitar Workshops

March 5 2005 – Museum Of Making Music, Carlsbad CA
personnel: MK, BB
setlist: incl. Live In Japan, Lightning Roy, Father’s Day, Inca Roads [info by Paul Rose]

March 14 2005 – Fazio’s Frets & Friends, Manchester, Missouri
[Mike brought his remarkable new Taylor T5 Thinline 5-Way acoustic/electric guitar] personnel: MK, BB
setlist:

March 15 2005 – Steilberg String Instruments, Louisville, Kentucky
personnel: MK, BB
setlist: Hello, Bober, Car Song, Bear Divide (BB), Supermarket People (BB), Cheddar > 5/4 Groove > bass solo > My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama > Immigrant Song [break] Amos Moses (Jerry Reed), Li’l, Physics, Splane, Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock) performed with Pat Kirtley, local Louisville Taylor guitar-picker extraordinaire, Thanksgiving, 1988 Was a Million Years Ago, Inca Roads [setlist provided by da9ve] tape: audio exists

March 16 2005 – Guitar Center, Columbus, Ohio
personnel: MK, BB
setlist: Live In Japan, Physics/1988, Choosing To Drown, Zomby Woof (instrumental on the T5), Machupicchu, Supermarket People, Dee ‘n A, Bear Divide, Li’l, Roundabout, Father’s Day, Bober, Skunk, Pride Is A Sin [setlist provided by Doug Boucher]

March 17 2005 – Guitar Center, Monroeville, Pennsylvania
personnel: MK, BB
setlist: Panda, I Can’t Stop, Dee N A, Bear Divide, Supermarket People, Hello, Astronomy Domine, Amos Moses, Physics (?), Frozen Beef, Cowlogy [setlist provided by Alan Tignanelli, who also has photos online] tape: audio + video exist

March 18 2005 – Make ‘N’ Music, Frederick, Maryland
personnel: MK, BB
setlist: Improv, Hello, Quimby/I Can’t Stop, Splane, Choosing To Drown, Desired Effect, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, Supermarket People, 1988 Was A Million Years Ago, Amos Moses, Inca Roads, Black Napkins [setlist provided by Gary Mosier]

March 19 2005 – Pro Line Music, Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania
personnel: MK, BB
setlist: Lhai Sal, Physics, Splane, 1988 Was A Million Years Ago, Potato, My Dilemma, Z Medley (not really, but they played the first two tunes of it), D ‘n’ A, Bear Divide, Supermarket People, The Car Song, The Cowlogy, Amos Moses, Inca Roads [setlist provided by Brian Bernardini] tape: video exists

March 20 2005 – Melodee Music, Sterling, Virginia
part of “Acoustifest 2005”
personnel: MK, BB
setlist: Soundcheck/Improv, Hum, Hello/Father’s Day, Lightnin’ Roy, Splane, Dee N A/Bear Divide, Supermarket People, Amos Moses, Inca Roads, Cowlogy, Medley (incl. Music from The Price Is Right / Physics / Linus and Lucy / 1988 /Uglytown / Ankle Bracelet) [setlist provided by J.D.Mack] tape: audio exists

March 21 2005 – Wyndham Roanoke Airport, Roanoke, Virginia
Presented by Fret Mill Music Co
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:

March 23 2005 – Fred’s Music Shop, Shillington, Pennsylvania
personnel: MK, BB
setlist: Career/Quimby, I Can’t Stop, Splane, Pride Is A Sin, Thanksgiving, Supermarket People, My Dilemma, Potato, 1988, Live In Japan, DNA > Bear Divide, Amos Moses, Inca Roads, Top Of Stove Melting, Hello [setlist provided by Wade Buehler]

March 24 2005 – Guitar Center, Towson, Maryland
personnel: MK, BB
setlist: snippets of Hello, Ankle Bracelet, and Lightning Roy during sound check
L’il, Splane, Physics, Astronomy Domine, Dee ‘n’ A > Bear Divide, Hocus Pocus (Focus), Bober, Hello, Cowlogy, Supermarket People, Amos Moses, Inca Roads [setlist provided by Bob “Bice” Eichler] tape: audio exists

April 9 2005 – David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, La Jolla CA
Rockola presents ABBEY ROAD
the classic Beatles album performed in its entirety
personnel: Rockola with MK
setlist:
Set 1: Revolution #1, Lady Madonna, When I’m 64, Eleanor Rigby, You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away, Savoy Truffle, Tell Me Why
Set 2: Come Together, Something, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Oh Darling, I Want You (She’s So Heavy), Here Comes The Sun, Because, You Never Give Me Your Money, (Here Comes The) Sun King, Mean Mr. Mustard, Polythene Pam, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End, Her Majesty
Encores: Penny Lane, Got To Get You Into My Life, Twist and Shout [info by David Foster]

April 10 2005 – David and Dorothea Garfield Theatre Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, La Jolla CA
Rockola presents ABBEY ROAD
the classic Beatles album performed in its entirety
personnel: Rockola with MK
setlist:
Set 1: Revolution #1, Lady Madonna, When I’m 64, Eleanor Rigby, You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away, Savoy Truffle, Tell Me Why
Set 2: Come Together, Something, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Oh Darling, I Want You (She’s So Heavy), Here Comes The Sun, Because, You Never Give Me Your Money, (Here Comes The) Sun King, Mean Mr. Mustard, Polythene Pam, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End, Her Majesty
Encores: Penny Lane, Got To Get You Into My Life, Twist and Shout [info by David Foster]

April 23 2005 – The Baked Potato, North Hollywood CA
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist:

THE GUITAR THERAPY TOUR
Mike Keneally Band

featuring
Mike Keneally: guitar, keyboards, vocals
Rick Musallam: guitar, vocals
Bryan Beller: bass
Joe Travers: drums

May 1 2005 – Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach CA
opening for Tony Furtado
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist: Intro/Panda, band intros, Voyage to Manhood -> Self ‘n’ Other, ‘Cause of Breakfast, Skunk -> Top of Stove Melting, Raining Sound-> Choosing to Drown, Performing Miracles, Beautiful -> Lightning Roy, Splane, The Car Song [info by David Wilcher] tape: audio exists

May 5 2005 – The Triple Door, Seattle WA
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist:
MK-BB unplugged: Hello, Bober, Physics, 1988 was a Million years ago, Potato, Inca Roads (w/JT)
MKB: Intro vamp, Pride is A Sin, ‘Cause of Breakfast, Self N’ Other, Panda, Choosing to Drown, Skunk, Top of Stove Melting, Frozen Beef (Come with Me), Radar Love/Free Jazz, Machupicchu, Splane, Lightnin’ Roy, Encore: Performing Miracles [info by Yogi] tape: audio exists

May 9 2005 – Six Rivers Brewery, McKinleyville CA
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist:
MK-BB unplugged: Dolphins medley, Spearmint Pup (attempt), We’ll Be Right Back, Bober, Supermarket People, Inca Roads (w/JT)
MKB: Show Yourself, My Dilemma, Spoon Guy/Uglytown, Martha My Dear, Seven Percent Grade, Desired Effect, Machupicchu, Splane, ‘Cause Of Breakfast, Voyage To Manhood, Own, Pride Is A Sin, Quimby, Frozen Beef, Choosing To Drown, Lightnin’ Roy, Cowology, Encore: Immigrant Song [info by Yogi] tape: audio exists

May 10 2005 – The Boom Boom Room, San Francisco CA
A Guitar Player Presentation
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist:

May 11 2005 – Don Quixote’s Music Hall, Felton CA
opening act: Janet Robin
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist: Stormy Monday (w/Napoleon Murphy Brock), Inca Roads (w/Napoleon Murphy Brock), encore: Lightnin’ Roy [info provided by Chuck Fry]

May 16 2005 – SOhO, Santa Barbara CA
Opener: Janet Robin
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist:

June 1 2005 – The Rhythm Room, Phoenix AZ
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist:

June 3 2005 – Garrett’s Desert Inn, Santa Fe NM
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist:

June 4 2005 – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver CO
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist:

June 7 2005 – Schubas Tavern, Chicago IL
Also featured: Happy Apple
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist: Career / Quimby, Panda, Frozen Beef, Lightnin’ Roy, TRANQUILLADO, Splane, Machupiccu, Seven Percent Grade, Cause of Breakfast, Hum, Pride is a Sin, Choosing to Drown, Self ‘n’ Other, Top of Stove Melting, Spoonguy, Cowlogy, The Car Song [setlist by JD Mack] tape: audio exists

June 8 2005 – Shank Hall, Milwaukee WI
Also featured: Happy Apple
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist: Career/Quimby, Panda, Frozen Beef, Lightning Roy, Tranquillado, Splane, Machupiccu, Seven Percent Grade, Pride Is A Sin, Hum, Choosing To Drown, Self ‘N Other, Top Of Stove Melting, drumsolo, ‘Cause Of Breakfast, Cowlogy, My Dilemma [info by David Foster/Paul Berkholst/John Willcoxon] tape: audio + video exist

June 10 2005 – Little Brother’s, Columbus OH
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist: Intro, Career Politicians / Your Quimby Dollars at Work > Panda > Lightning Roy, Own, Machupicchu, Splane, Hum > Drums > ‘Cause Of Breakfast, Self ‘N’ Other, Frozen Beef (Come With Me), Tranquillado, Seven Percent Grade, Beautiful, Choosing To Drown, Top Of Stove Melting, Day of the Cow Pt. 1 > Snowcow > Sweating in School > Day of the Cow Pt. 2
Encore: Weekend, The Car Song [info by Andy Henry] tape: video + audio exist

June 11 2005 – The Mad Frog, Cincinnati OH
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist:
set 1 (MK & BB acoustic): L’il, Thanksgiving, 2001, Live in Japan, Inca Roads (w/JT)
set 2 (electric): Career Politicians / Your Quimby Dollars at Work > Panda, Frozen Beef (Come With Me), Lightning Roy, Splane, Machupicchu, Choosing To Drown, Hum, Tranquillado, I Will, Spoon Guy > Uglytown, Seven Percent Grade > Drums, ‘Cause Of Breakfast, Self ‘N’ Other, Top Of Stove Melting, Pride Is A Sin, Day of the Cow Pt. 1 > Snowcow > Sweating in School > Day of the Cow Pt. 2
Encore: Own [info by Sheryl Warren/Andy Henry] tape: video + audio exist

June 12 2005 – Wilbert’s Food & Music, Cleveland OH
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist: Happy Birthday To You, Career / Quimby, Panda, Frozen Beef, Lightnin’ Roy, TRANQILLADO, Splane, Machupiccu, Hum, Choosing to Drown, Seven Percent Grade, Cause of Breakfast, Performing Miracles, Top of Stove Melting, Self ‘n’ Other, Pride is a Sin, Cowlogy, Wipe Out (featuring Dick Travers [Joe’s father] on drums), My Dilemma [setlist by JD Mack] tape: video + audio exist

June 13 2005 – Broadway Joe’s, Buffalo NY
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist: Career/Quimby, Panda, Lightning Roy, Tranquillado, Own, Machupiccu, 1988 Was a Million Years Ago, Hum, Seven Percent Grade, Travers Solo, ‘Cause Of Breakfast, Frozen Beef, Top Of Stove Melting, Day Of The Cow 1, Snowcow, Day of The Cow 2, Choosing To Drown [info by David Foster] tape: video + audio exist

June 15 2005 – The Asylum, Portland ME
Also featured: The Alex Skolnick Trio
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist:

June 16 2005 – Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge MA
Also featured: The Alex Skolnick Trio
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist: Quimby, Panda, Pencil Music, Lightning Roy, Tranquillado, Hum, Splane, Machupicchu, 7 Percent Grade, Cause of Breakfast, Self ‘n’ Other, Spoonguy, Choosing To Drown, Frozen Beef [info by Michael Ventura] tape: audio exists

June 17 2005 – The Knitting Factory, New York NY
Also featured: The Alex Skolnick Trio
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist:

June 18 2005 – Sellersville Theater, Sellersville PA
Presented by Progressive Arts (our NEARfest friends)
Also featured: The Alex Skolnick Trio
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist:
tape: audio + video (official taping for DVD release)

July 30 2005 – The Baked Potato, North Hollywood CA
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist:
Career/Quimby, Panda, Lightning Roy, Tranquillado, Pride Is A Sin, Choosing To Drown, Self ‘N Other, Seven Percent Grade, ‘Cause Of Breakfast,
Hello Hello, Splane, Machupiccu, Communication Breakdown (1st verse), Frozen Beef, Improv/Hum, Voyage To Manhood, Spoonguy, Uglytown, Beautiful, Top Of Stove Melting, Immigrant Song, Cowlogy, Own [info by David Foster] tape: audio (official taping for possible DVD release)

September 4 2005 – Storybook Farm, Chapel Hill NC
Mike Keneally Band Headlines ProgDay, America’s longest-running progressive rock festival
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Joe Travers
setlist: Hum, Frozen Beef, Career/Quimby, Panda, Lightnin’ Roy, Tranquillado, Apple Pie, Splane, Machupicchu, Voyage To Manhood, Beautiful, Pride Is A Sin, Seven Percent Grade, Choosing To Drown, Self ‘n’ Other, The Immigrant Song, Top Of Stove Melting, Cowlogy, Jam Session [info by David Wilcher/Alan Tignanelli/J.D.Mack] tape: audio exists
note: Musicians on jam session: Glenn Phillips – guitar, Bill Kopecky – bass, Paul Sears – drums, Bill Plummer – keyboards, Mike & Rick – Guitars

September 14 2005 – The Baked Potato, Studio City CA
Bryan Beller And Friends
MK plays with Bryan Beller Band, also featured: SMUG (Rick Musallam’s band)
personnel: Bryan Beller (Bass, Keys, Vox), Rick Musallam (Guitar), Griff Peters (Guitar), Mike Keneally (Keys, Guitar, Baritone Guitar), Joe Travers (Drums), Chris Golden (Bass on tracks 3 and 10), Colin Keenan (Vox on Track 8), Kyra Small (Vox on Track 8)
setlist: Bear Divide, Seven Percent Grade, Supermarket People, Elate, Get Things Done, Backwoods (John Pattitucci), Choosing To Drown (Mike Keneally), Bite (Wes Wehmiller/Colin Keenan), Sugar Man (Kira Small), Eighteen Weeks, Wildflower, See You Next Tuesday, View [info by David Foster] tape: audio exists (minus Sugar Man, See You Next Tuesday)

September 16 2005 – The Movie Experience 10, Temecula CA
personnel: MK
setlist:
note: MK performed at the live broadcast of Dave, Shelly and Chainsaw on 101 KGB FM from the Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival.
Live broadcast: 6:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Screening of The J-K Conspiracy: 11:00 a.m., featuring soundtrack music by Mike Keneally

MK IN EUROPE

September 23 2005 – Selectra, Bolzano, Italy
Kristjan Järvi’s Absolute Ensemble featuring Mike Keneally and Napoleon Murphy Brock perform Absolute/Zappa
personnel: Kristjan Järvi’s Absolute Ensemble featuring Mike Keneally and Napoleon Murphy Brock
setlist:

September 25 2005 – Teatro Manzoni, Milan, Italy
Kristjan Järvi’s Absolute Ensemble featuring Mike Keneally and Napoleon Murphy Brock perform Absolute/Zappa
personnel: Kristjan Järvi’s Absolute Ensemble featuring Mike Keneally and Napoleon Murphy Brock setlist:

Taylor Guitar Clinic Events
Mike Keneally & Bryan Beller

September 26 2005 – Centro Chitarre, Naples, Italy
personnel: MK/BB
setlist:

September 27 2005 – La Cicala, Caserta, Italy
personnel: MK/BB
setlist:

September 28 2005 – Tomassone, Bologna, Italy
personnel: MK/BB
setlist:

September 29 2005 – Lucky Music, Milan, Italy
personnel: MK/BB
setlist:

October 4 2005 – Just Acoustic Guitars/Sound and Drumland, Berlin, Germany
personnel: MK/BB
setlist:

October 5 2005 – Amptown-Just Music, Hamburg, Germany
personnel: MK/BB
setlist: Intro, Hello, And Your Bird Can Sing, Amos Moses, Them Dolphins Is Smart, Uglytown, Open Up!, Thanksgiving, Supermarket People, The Desired Effect, Lightnin’ Roy, Inca Roads [info by zappateers] tape: audio exists

October 6 2005 – Guitar Center, Cologne, Germany
personnel: MK/BB
setlist: Hello, Father’s Day, Amos Moses, Live In Japan, Splane, Supermarket People, ?, The Desired Effect, Hum, 1988 Was A Million Years Ago, Inca Roads, Zomby Woof, Open Up! [(possibly incomplete) setlist provided by Ulrich Mrosek] tape: audio exists

October 7 2005 – Session Acoustic, Walldorf, Germany
personnel: MK/BB
setlist: Intro Jams, Introduction, Hello, Potato, Amos Moses, Physics, Panda> Dark Star> 1988 Was A Million Years Ago, Splane, Supermarket People, Inca Roads, 3 Legs, Beautiful, Thanksgiving, Day Of The Cow I, Snowcow>Sweating In School, Day Of The Cow II, We’ll Be Right Back, Live In Japan, Self’n Other> Rosemary Girl [info by David Wilcher/Alan Tignanelli] tape: audio exists

October 8 2005 – Musikhaus Oellerer, Freilassing, Germany
personnel: MK/BB
setlist:

October 9 2005 – Musik Produktiv, Wiener Neudorf, Austria
personnel: MK/BB
setlist: Lightnin’ Roy, Panda, Splane, Live in Japan, Supermarket People, Desired Effect, We’ll Be Right Back [info by Attila Ivanyi] tape: audio exists
note: read Attila Ivanyi’s full story here

October 11 2005 – Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
personnel: MK, BB, Marco Minnemann (drums), Herman van Haaren (electric violin)
setlist: Cause Of Breakfast, Top Of Stove Melting, 1998 Was A Million Years Ago, Beautiful, I Drum Running, Am Clapboard Bound, Nonkerchunk (I Just Got Here/Naked Horse/Blue Jean Baby/The Knife & Drum), Pride Is A Sin, Drum Solo, Supermarket People, I Will, Performing Miracles > Cheddar/Jazz Discharge Party Hats, Spoon Guy – Ugly Town, Choosing To Drown, (Ovation), Snowcow – The Black Page #1 and #2 [info by David Wilcher/Alan Tignanelli/Paul Berkholst] tape: audio exists
note: NPS 4FM Radio broadcasted a selection of this show (Cause Of Breakfast, Dolphins, Beautiful, Nonkerchunk, Pride Is A Sin, Drumsolo, Choosing To Drown, I Will, Black Page #2 – plus The 6th Floor Of Uglytown [an Uglytown-remix])

October 13 2005 – Flora Theater, Delft, The Netherlands
personnel: MK, BB
setlist: Hello, Father’s Day, Joe, I,Drum-Running,Am Clapboard Bound, Car Song, Splane, 1988 Was A Million Years Ago, Supermarket People, Self’n’ Other, Live In Japan
Intro(incl.And Your Bird Can Sing), Your Quimby Dollars At Work-Panda, Lightnin’ Roy, Black Page-2001, TRANQUILLADO, Aye-Aye Monster, Inca Roads, Thanksgiving, Cowlogy, Outro [info by Alan Tignanelli] tape: audio and guerilla video exist
note: The Chronologist was there

October 13 2005 - Flora Theater, Delft, Holland<br />(photo by Antal Adriaanse)
October 13 2005 – Flora Theater, Delft, The Netherlands
(photo by Antal Adriaanse)

October 14 2005 – Academie voor Popcultuur, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
Clinic with Mike Keneally & Bryan Beller
personnel: MK, BB
setlist:

October 29, 2005 – The Baked Potato, Studio City CA
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Nick D’Virgilio
setlist:

November 6 2005 – Molly Malone’s, Los Angeles CA
Rick ‘n’ Nick Birthday Bash & Benefit (door proceeds to benefit disaster victims)
Featuring: Mike Keneally Band, SMUG (power trio featuring Rick Musallam on guitar), NDV (Nick D’Virgilio), Bryan Beller Band, Janet Robin, Colin Keenan, John Ferrante and Shamoon
personnel: MKB plus guests
setlist:
Quimby, Panda, and Lightning Roy is MKB w/Joe Travers on drums
Pride Is A Sin, L’il were MKB w/NDV
Improv was RM, BB, and JT. Mid way through, another drummer took over Joe’s drums, then MK played keys.
Communication Breakdown- MK guitar bg voc, BB bass, Rick guitar, NDV drums, Joe lead vocals
Ain’t Talkin’n ’bout Love- Joe vocals, BB bass, unkown guitar, NDV drums, and unknown harmony vocals
[info by David Foster & Mike Keneally] tape: audio exists

December 30 2005 – The Baked Potato, North Hollywood CA
personnel: MK, BB, RM, Chad Wackerman
setlist:
Fanfare from A Love Supreme (John Coltrane), Mammy Anthem (Frank Zappa), We’ll Be Right Back (MK), Bemsha Swing (Thelonious Monk), Black Page #1 (Frank Zappa), Contusion (Stevie Wonder), Balancing Acts (Chad Wackerman), There There (Radiohead), Spoon Guy (MK), Cheddar (MK), Inca Roads (Frank Zappa)
Hello (MK), Nefertiti (Miles Davis — this is the song written by Wayne Shorter), Sedan Delivery (Neil Young), Unconditional (Rick Musallam), Black Page #2 (Frank Zappa), Tell Me (Chad Wackerman), Supermarket People (Bryan Beller), Natty Trousers (MK), Diamond Dust (Jeff Beck), Top Of Stove Melting (MK), Crescent (John Coltrane), Chimes Of Freedom (Bob Dylan), Kedgeree (MK) [info by Bryan Beller, Jakob Sandøy, Ron Moses] tape: video exists
notes:
Bryan Beller says: “In case you missed it, there was a Baked Potato gig on December 30, 2005, where Mike Keneally played with Chad Wackerman for the first time since the ill-fated 1988 Frank Zappa tour. I had the privilege of playing bass, and the pleasure of having Rick Musallam on second guitar. For his part, Keneally took the special occasion as an opportinuty to write one of the strangest set lists we’ve ever done.
It required two eight-hour rehearsals. I found myself learning things about Zappa material that I hadn’t encountered before, and being challenged by Chad’s unique and hyper-musical approach to drumming, which was unlike anything I’d ever experienced. The result was a slightly more subdued Keneally musical product, and yet somehow more intense at the same time.
GUILTY PLEASURES: For my part, I experienced three very guilty WackerPleasures: 1) hearing his interpretation of my own tune “Supermarket People”; 2) getting off on the very idea of Chad playing a Radiohead song; 3) playing certain rhythmic patterns that triggered drumfills I’ve heard on countless 1988 Zappa band recordings. I also found myself playing real honest-to-goodness jazz, walking bass lines and everything. And not that there was any pressure, but Steve Vai showed up and watched the whole concert. It was all a fitting way to end one of the wildest years I can remember. And yes, there were plenty of tapers in the audience.”