Project/Object gave Albany a fun glimpse into ’70s Frank Zappa music in a club setting. From the instrumentation to the dancability to the voices, one got to hear Zappa’s signature style throughout the show.
Being up front, I was particularly entralled with Ray White’s performance, as he was quite a visual showman. Another Zappa alum Ike Willis also got down on guitar. The song “Hot Rats” was very well sung by Ike and was performed as a duo, which was a treat.
Atop the keyboards was a new instrument utilizing static electricity that was a cool part of the show. The keyboardist could also play the keys with a harmonica in hand – a nice trick.
It was a fun show, and a big crowd of Frank fans were in attendance for the two-set-long performance.
Review and photographs by Timothy Reidy
PROJECT/OBJECT with Ike Willis & Ray White SET LIST
Trouble Every Day
Mr. Green Genes
A Pound for a Brown
Tell Me You Love Me
Willie the Pimp
Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy
Little Girl of Mine
The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing?