Swedish musician and composer Hans Annéllsson does not hide his admiration for Frank Zappa's music. He covered various Zappa compositions on various albums.
More recently he has been playing a couple of Zappa tribute concerts with his band called One More Time For The World.
Hans Annéllsson is also a part of The Vegetarians, with whom he contributed a version of Frank Zappa's 'The Idiot Bastard Son' to "20 Extraordinary Renditions", Andrew Greenaway's project that got released on Cordelia Records.
Hans Annéllsson recorded a track for the "21 Burnt Weeny Sandwiches" tribute that got released on Cordelia Records in 2010.
December 2010, Hans Annéllsson released his 'Letter To Frank' on Soundcloud. It's a short instrumental guitar piece, dedicated to Frank Zappa. It can also be found on a 2010 (download only) release.
August 2011, The Vegetarians, featuring Hans Annéllsson, performed at Zappanale.
|mobile: swedish magazines / truck
(1980, 7", swe, ??)
|savoy: (jag vill inte ha nĺn) musik i min radio /
om vi kunde komma tillbaka
(1983, 7", swe, ??)
|annellsson's zic zac: kassandra
(1985, 7", swe, ??)
|1||hans annéllsson: annellssongs
(1990, lp, swe, ??)
|hans annéllsson: nu är jag säker / frĺn halsen
(1991, 7", swe, ??)
(1993, cd, swe, annellsongs) - incl. 'penis dimension', 'oh no', 'the black page' (frank zappa)
annéllsson: du är min sötsak
(1995, cd, swe, lhm) - incl. 'uncle meat' (frank zappa), feat.morgan ĺgren
more time for the world
(1999, cd, swe, annellsongs) - incl. various zappa compositions, feat. mats & morgan
|hans annéllsson: du är min sötsak
(2001, cd5", swe, ??)
|5||hans annéllsson: one more time for the world some
(2002, cd, swe, anncd 8) - incl. 'what's the ugliest part of your body' (frank zappa)
|hans annéllsson: full fart utför
(2004, cd, swe, ??)
|one more time for the
world: live at kb
(2004, cdr, swe, private release) - all compositions by frank zappa
detta har hant (1990 - 2006)
|hans annéllsson: return of the son of one more
time for the world
(2006, download, --, --) - incl. zappa coververions
|the vegetarians: a vegetable soup of songs
(2007, cd, swe, ??)
(2008, cd, uk, cordelia records) - all compositions by frank zappa
|hans annéllsson: den svenska modellen
(2008, cd, swe, ??)
|hans annéllsson: a pirate in ambient waters
(2008, download, swe, ??)
|the void minimalistic orchestra: void
(2008, download, swe, ??)
|the vegetarians: fred zappelin
(2009, download, swe, ??) = ep // - incl. zappa compositions
|the vegetarians: 24 carrot songs
(2009, download, swe, ??)
|various artists: 21 burnt weeny sandwiches
(2010, cd, uk, cordelia records) - all compositions by frank zappa
|hans annéllsson: bob x 4
(2010, download, --, --)
|hans annéllsson: människans dummaste idé
(2010, cd, swe, ??)
|hans annéllsson: med svenska mĺt
(2010, download, swe, ??) - incl. 'letter to frank'
|hans annéllsson: min dröm om sommaren
(2010, download, swe, ??) = single
|the vegetarians: a vegetable radio soup
(2010, cd, swe, ??) = ep
(2010, download, swe, ??)
|the vegetarians: your tongue
(2011, download, swe, ??) = single
|the vegetarians: remustered & remixed sald
(2011, download, swe, ??) - incl. zappa compositions
(2011, cd-promo, ger, arf society) - incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions
(2011, dvdr, ger, private release) - incl. various frank zappa compositions
för mycket lagom
(2011, download, --, --)
zappanale #22 - retrospectacular
(2011, cd, ger, arf society) - incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions
radioskugga med överdrag
(2012, download, --, --) - feat. jimmy ĺgren & mats öberg
on broadway - covers of invention
(2013, cd, uk, cordelia records)
(2014, cd, uk, cordelia) - all compositions by frank zappa
(2014, cdr-on-demand, usa, cdbaby) - feat mats öbert and morgan ĺgren
/ mats öberg : fran a -> ö
(2015, cd, sweden, annellssongs) - incl. 'penis dimension' (frank zappa)
retro är det nya
(2015, download, --, cdbaby)
artists: sons of mr.
(2016, cd, uk, cordelia records cd071) – all different performances of frank zappa's 'mr. green genes'
let's have a good time
(2016, download, usa, cdbaby) - feat. napoleon murphy brock, mats öberg, jimmy ĺgren / incl. 'amnerika' (frank zappa) and 'titles' (hans annéllsson's) of which the lyrics consists of zappa songs
(2018, cd, uk, cordelia records) - all compositions by frank zappa
1994/05/22 concert 'malmö konsthall', malmö, sweden
"en akustisk afton med musik av frank zappa" (an acoustic evening with the music of fz)
hans annéllsson, mats & morgan & others...
twenty small cigars, number 6, sheik yerbouti tango, treacherous cretins
an excellent 13-minute soundboard recording of this performance circulates
A SHORT CHAT WITH HANS ANNELLSSON
In a couple of weeks, The Vegetarians will be performing at Zappanale. The Vegetarians feature Hans Annéllsson on guitar and vocals, so I just had to ask him some questions.
UniMuta : Hello Hans. Zappanale is only about three weeks away. Are you familiar with the festival?
Annéllsson : Yes.
I've never been there but I know musicians that have performed there, such as
Mats & Morgan Band and Zapway.
: You've recorded a
number of solo albums, and more recently you've founded The Vegetarians. Can you
tell us a bit about how this happened? And is there a big difference between
recording under your own name and recording as a band?
Annéllsson : On
some of my solo albums I've been doing a lot of covers, mostly sung by John
Marshall Gibbs. When we decided to do original material we needed a name and The
Vegetarians was born. The Vegetarians is not really a band, it's more of a
moniker for my songs in English. Recently I've also collaborated with another
American singer, Marc Mollan, and he will be the lead singer at the Zappanale
: Everybody knows
(or should know) that you have recorded quite a number of Zappa compositions on
your albums. Both solo and with The Vegetarians. How did you pick the tunes?
Annéllsson : As
with all of my cover songs they're songs I really like and when I get an idea
for a different arrangement I try to do a recording of the song.
I also find it quite inspiring to mess around with other peoples music every once in a while, it sort of puts my own composing in a new light.
: German band
"The Yellow Snow Crystals" will be performing Zappa in German. Is
there a chance that we will get Zappa songs with Swedish lyrics? What can we
expect from the concert?
Annéllsson : First,
I hope they've got the necessary permission to perform the songs. The only song
that I've received permission to perform (on record or public) is 'Penis
Dimension', 'Penisens Storlek' in Swedish. We won't perform any FZ songs in
Swedish. Our setlist will be a mixture of FZ songs (focusing on some not so
often performed), some prog covers (Crimson, Genesis etc.) and original
: You'll be playing
on Saturday at the festival. Do you plan to stay for the entire festival? Do you
know any of the other bands that will be playing at the festival? Do you want to
see any of them?
Annéllsson : We
will arrive late Friday evening and stay until Sunday afternoon. I've heard
Project/Object (at BB Kings in NY), I know Colosseum and some of the other
bands/performers. I would love to hear the Eddie Jobson Band, but we have to get
back to Sweden Sunday evening.
: I've been enjoying
your records and your contributions to Andrew Greenaway's "20 Extraordinary
Renditions" and "21 Burnt Weeny Sandwiches" a lot. I'm really
looking forward to catch you live at Zappanale.
you for the interview & see you soon.
Vegetarians will be playing at Zappanale on Saturday August 20, 2011.
They'll be the first band on Saturday, so make sure to be there on time!!