brother a. west
Brother A. West (Andrew West Reid Jr )illustrated The Real Frank Zappa Book, and
He also delivered a stirring revival onstage with the Zappa group in
Philadelphia on February 14th, 1988. This
magic moment was captured to tape and reproduced for your amusement on the
album, "The Best
Band You Never Heard in Your Life".
He also performed with Zappa at the March 25, 1988, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, show.
The official Brother A. West website is under construction.
known as Brother A. West, Brother Awest or Brother AWest.
A. West" provided graphic design and vocal for Broadway The Hard Way. The
result of a stirring revival onstage with The Mothers in Philadelphia on
February 14th, 1988.
"Brother A. West World Salivation Ministry" is a comedy troupe that
has opened for a number of different punk bands in the mid 80's.
[Billy Jim Vaughn (http://www.scoutingmagazine.org/issues/0301/a-time.html|)]
he listened to in 1969 wanted to be an artist. He gave the Scout every job in
the troop that required drawing or painting. Most important, he assured the boy
that he could be an artist by working hard and believing in himself. "He
was able to give me enough confidence to go forward and follow my talent and
follow my heart," says that boy, now grown up and working under the
professional name of Brother Awest. Now an artist and production designer in
television, movies, and music, he lives in Sierra Madre, Calif.
Warner bass and vocalist with [The Rubatos (http://www.rubatos.com/)]
zappa: the best band you never
heard in your life
(1991, 2cd, usa, barking pumpkin)
Was his speech for real or was it a planned part of the show?
and which show was it?
"Bossk (R)" (email@example.com)
He was a planned part of the show, even though not everyone understood it. Zappa had to tell the audience he was not for real, because (so I've heard) some people wanted to beat him up - or something. It's the same guy that did those little drawings in The Real Frank Zappa Book. It was the show at the Tower Theater in Philadelphia, February 14 1988.
From: Pat Buzby's '88 FAQ
I was at the Feb 14 concert in question -- it was clearly a put-on, but after the intermission FZ had to spill the beans and ask some of the less perceptive of us not to give poor Brother West a hard time if we ran into him after the concert.
Charles Ulrich (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A. West also performed at 3/25/88, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, though that's not on TBBYNHIYL.
And here is a trasncription of the aforementioned monologue
for those of you who don't have the album with you.
6. A Few Moments With Brother A. West (4:01)
Thank you very much Mr. Zappa. Um, I'm very pleased to be here on behalf
of the administration, the most powerful government in the world.
And, uh, Mr. Fitzwater invited me to come here tonight to
create some balance. Because there has been some things done by Mr. Zappa that I
think are unfair to our country. I think from the beginning to say that this is
going to be balanced when he has lingerie up here and makin' fun of children's
toys as a beginning. If this is what he has in mind I think he's wrong. It's
people like Mr. Frank Zappa that kept the senate from being able to send arms to
the democratic freedom fighters in Nicaragua.
And I for one am headin' down there myself as soon as I'm
finished up here tonight. And I want the elected official Mr. Charlie Sanders
the Democrat to remember that Democrat begins with a 'd' just like demon-uh. And
we'll remember you friends when it comes votin' tiiime, an Margaret Boyd and
Carmen Bellacord, despite his (gigantic computer burp obscures a few words). get
some help to back some things up. Friends,
these forms cost money. And this money could be goin' towards a more powerful
military, this money could be goin' towards drivin' out the illegal aliens. And
instead Mr. Zappa wants to have a bunch of young uninformed 18 to 21 year olds
votin' here and spendin' your money . . . and
I just want you to know that tonight I love him anyway. Because I got love in my
heart. And I'm not afraid of the fact that he's turned this into some kinda zoo
up here. Sunday....
(Miscellaneous reverberated mockery.)
That's not fair Mr. Zappa. Sunday night used to be a night
on which Americans would get together-uh. They'd go to their place of worship
and they would share. And I don't know why on this night which is supposed to be
Valentine's night, here are more people that have a heart that have a love
affair with America but instead they're here on a Sunday night worshippin' this
man who's demon possessed. I ask you Mr. Frank Zappa, what kinda man can name a
child Moon Unit-ah, what kinda man can name a child Dweezil, what kinda man can
name a child Omen.
To me it defies the logic, and I'm comin' here tonight
because I wanna share with him just the same way we're gonna give spirit, power
to the democratic freedom fighters down there.
Our brothers that wanna have the freedom to be able to have a man like
Pat Robertson. To have a man like Mr. Dole restore America. And I'm gonna ask
the power and the joy and the power of the living king of kings. An' a lot of
you here you smut mind and musical people say: King of Kings that must be
Elvis-uh. Now I'm gonna ask for the power I'm gonna ask for the glory. I'm gonna
now tell you a story. I'm gonna drive out the demons friends. I'm gonna ask you
to help this badness end. Come on Frank let's have a story. Come on now, share
the glory. Do you feel the power, come on put down the negativity.
from: Brother Awest
Hello Sinners and Winners-
Members from the Eagle’s Nest Prayer Group saw your website concerning our dear friend who has crossed over, Brother Frank Zappa, as it relates to me, Brother Awest.
Please, Please revise the mention under the “Brother Awest” category…regarding “my official website” …because the party listed (Psycho Comedy…) is in no way affiliated with me, my mission, “comedy” or anything else related to me. Unfortunately this misguided person is using 19 year old photos and copy he apparently created in order to link the unwitting to his adult sites , pop-ups and galleries of other porn sites.
I would sincerely appreciate your efforts to disconnect this cyber parasite.
Our official “Brother Awest World Salivation Ministry” website is under construction…and I assure you that I will contact you as soon as it is up.
Thank you for keeping Frank’s flame bright!