Yes. I have a couple of versions of the Amougies festival, willhave to 
locate and listen to them, they are really great music, driving rock at its 
best. Zappa was reputedly in a very bad mood and did not enjoy the event, He 
was the appointed DJ. and everything went wrong. The film referred to was 
called Music Power (there were rumours that Polanski directed it, but I 
haven;t heard these for a number of years now). I have been trying to locate 
the film, not for the FZ content but the Floyd's and especially Soft 
Machine's contributions (Zappa hated the Soft Machine music by the way!).
There was talk of a showing of "Music Power" in  Toronto a few months back, 
but I lost the thread, again I have some print-outs about this if I can 
locate them.
I've not come up with anything concrete, but am hoping to vine what I have 
on the Floyd group entitling it "Where is the Amougies film?"
I have spent years looking for this.
Please if anybody can download this version, I for one would be so grateful.

     Thanking you for your attention and as ever,

                        Kind Regards, nick

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Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 23:24:13 -0500

A couple of years ago, TBN's BaldHeaded John got his hands on an alleged 
copy of the jam...
After listening, I was pretty convinced that he got the "bogus" copy 
floating around out there; I simply didn't hear any FZ on it - and I 
listened intently, even tho' it was very poor quality.
That doesn't mean that an actual recording does not exist; it means that a 
bogus one is assuredly out there... And I'm sure I heard it - uh, the bogus 
It'll be interesting to compare the two.
   ----- Original Message -----
   From: Jim L
   Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 6:45 PM
   Subject: RE: [Zappa-List] if this is for real can someone get it and 
start a vine?

   This is an interesting item from the comments on this one.

   Here' a link to an MP3 of a Society Pages interview with FZ from 
12-22-1989 about the Amougies Festival:

   He denies he jammed with Pink Floyd.  I always thought Zappa's mind and 
memory were as sharp as a whip, but it appears he spaced on this one.  
(Maybe he OD'd on turnip fumes at the Festival!)

   What do you guys think? Did Zappa jam on this PF tune or not?

   Jim L


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Behalf Of ted
   Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2006 2:55 PM
   Subject: [Zappa-List] if this is for real can someone get it and start a 

   from  (if someone here has an account and gets this,
   maybe they can set up a vine for those of us who are not on DaD).
   that is, IF it is for real......


   Frank Zappa
   Amougies (Belgium), Actuel Festival
   24 to 27 October 1969

   source: audience recording

   This is an amazing find that I'm sure will delight fans of Frank
   Zappa and the bands concerned alike. A little background : the Actuel
   festival was organized by the publication of the same name (who,
   under different editorship, went on to become a prime mover of the
   French counterculture in the early to mid-70s) in collaboration with
   the fledgling BYG label. It was originally going to take place in or
   near Paris, but French authorities forbid it and the marquee was
   eventually set up a few miles outside the French border, on Belgian
   soil. It took place over 5 nights, entertaining an audience of 15-
   20,000 to a unique mixture of progressive pop, free jazz and
   contemporary music.

   Frank Zappa was present at the festival (well, the first four days,
   it seems) in a twofold capacity. First, as Captain Beefheart's road
   manager; secondly, as M.C., assisting Pierre Lattes, a famous
   radio/TV presenter at the time (and the pop music editor for Actuel
   magazine). The latter task proved problematic given FZ's very limited
   mastery of French, the prevailing language among the audience, who
   themselves didn't seem to understand much English. Instead, FZ
   relinquished his M.C. job for one of occasional guest guitarist.

   As far as I know, with the exception of FZ's performance with Captain
   Beefheart, this collects all of his jams with participating bands. A
   couple of films, directed by Jerome Laperrousaz and Jean-Noel Roy,
   came out in 1970 but were instantly banned because of objections from
   various bands (most notably Pink Floyd) whose permission hadn't been
   properly secured. Zappa's performance with Beefheart is included in
   one of them, and since the audio of the film (unlike the film itself)
   is in circulation, possibly in better sound than I could provide, I
   decided not to include it.

   The whereabouts of the master tapes for the festival, if any exist,
   are unknown. What recordings are circulating are either the
   soundtrack of the film, or taken from radio broadcasts (on
   Luxemburg's RTL and Belgium's RTBF). The source used here is an
   audience recording made by a young French member of the audience
   using a now antiquated amateur tape recorder. The original tapes have
   been newly transferred, but even so, the sound quality is rather
   poor. Still, it seems to be the only source available at this time,
   so that will have to do for now.

   Most legendary, of course, is Frank Zappa's jam with Pink Floyd on a
   very extended "Interstellar Overdrive". Apparently, despite the
   wealth of Pink Floyd bootlegs in circulation, no one seems to have
   their Amougies set, so this will probably delight a lot of people.
   Browing various PF-related websites, there even seems to be a debate
   on whether the jam ever took place. Well, here is the final proof
   that it did.

   Now, the tracklist:

   1. Aynsley Dunbar's Retaliation: unknown title (7:08)
   [October 24]
   Victor Brox (vocals, harmonica); John Moorshead (guitar); Alex
   (Erroneous) Dmochowski (bass); Aynsley Dunbar (drums)

   2. Pink Floyd: Interstellar Overdrive (20:25)
   [October 25]
   David Gilmour (guitar); Richard Wright (organ); Roger Waters (bass);
   Nick Mason (drums)

   3. Caravan: If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You
   [October 26]
   Pye Hastings (guitar & vocals); David Sinclair (keyboards); Richard
   Sinclair (bass & vocals); Richard Coughlan (drums)

   4. Blossom Toes: unknown title (26:10)
   [October 26]
   Brian Godding (guitar, vocals & keyboards); Jim Cregan (guitar &
   vocals); Brian Belshaw (bass & vocals); Kevin Westlake (drums)

   5. Sam Apple Pie: unknown title (6:04)
   [October 27]
   Sam Sampson (vocals & harmonica); Danny Barnes (lead guitar); Andy
   Johnson (slide guitar); Bob Renny (bass & vocals); Lee Baxter Hayes
   Jr (drums)

   (Note: I understand FZ jammed with some of the free jazz players.
   Sadly the taper was into rock, not jazz, and didn't bother recording
   any of the jazz acts.)

   I intend to seed some of the individual performances in the near
   future, so watch out. I must thank the taper, JJB, for his permission
   to seed these rare treasures, making them available freely to all via
   DaD in affinity with its non-profit philosophy.

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