Pedal steel guitar player Joe Goldmark recorded Frank Zappa's 'Peaches En Regalia'.
|joe goldmark: all over the road
(1999, cd, usa, lo-ball) – incl. ‘peaches en regalia’ (frank zappa)
Ed Flinn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
But maybe you say "What do I care about brassy Norwegians playing an oddly familiar arrangement of Dog/Meat? Where can _I_ find a more domestic form of peripheral entertainment?"
Perhaps the unique version of Peaches en Regalia presented
on Joe Goldmark's "All Over the Road" (Lo-Ball 6) would better serve.
Mr. Goldmark plays pedal steel guitar. I haven't enough experience to judge whether he's a
particularly good pedal steel player or not, but it's not a wretched
interpretation of the song. I can't
quite forget, tho, just _why_ the dancing bear is a wonder.
The album title is intended to convey the breadth of the origins of the various selections here, including a couple of Steely Dan songs, Edgar Winter, Elton John, and the theme from "Route 66."
Oh, and some originals.
The notes say "The pedal steel, with its guitar-like
attack, organ style sustain, and pleasing chord changes, provides the perfect
vehicle for interpreting a melody. Many
tunes work as steel guitar instrumentals, even if they're not country. I try to play with feeling and expression (as God intended!),
but I like to expand the boundaries."