Lumpy (= Brian Highhill) contributed a track to "Conceptual Continuity - A Cover Freak Tribute To Frank Zappa".
conceptual continuity - a cover freak tribute to frank zappa
(2010, download, --, --) - all compositions by frank zappa
from Coverfreak dot com / http://coverfreak.com/zappa-tribute/ - 2010 12
7. Willie The Pimp -
Lumpy is a moniker for musician Bryan Highhill.
He was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota, studied music at the
University of Redlands in California, and is now living in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
On his website you can hear an eclectic collection of music that he's
recorded including many originals and covers. Lumpy's premiere full-length album
was un-officially and independently released December of '09 and is available at
More information can be found there as well as samples of music from the
I felt that Willie The Pimp would be a great song to
manipulate from the original. The
main riff that gets repeated throughout the song sounded like it would be cool
to swing and slow down, which is where I got the idea to make it a reggae song.
There is also an element of acting in the original vocals, which I
thought would be fun to emulate. The
lengthy guitar solo has been replaced with a 3 piece horn section, followed by a
trumpet then flugelhorn solo.