metropolis orchestra

The Metropolis Orchestra hail from Milan, Italy, and they play the music of Frank Zappa.

In 1999, they recorded a demo-album called "Tribute to FZ". In the meantime, the band has performed various concerts, contributed to a Zappa tribute compilation, and recorded a second album, called "Uncle Beat".

Their web-page is at:

Contact: Alessandro Baglioni

The repertoire:
lumpy gravy, let's make the water turn black, the orange county lumber truck, oh no, big leg emma, dirty love, uncle meat, king kong, wipping post, twenty small cigars, brown shoes don't make it, peaches in regalia, the illinois enema bandit, heavy duty judy, keep it greasy, and others ....

The picture below shows Sergio Palladino and to Antonella Montini in action at the Zappanale festival in Bad Doberan, Germany, in August 2005.
The picture below shows Napoleon Murphy Brock alongside Alessandro Baglioni at the Zappanale festival in Bad Doberan, Germany, in August 2005.

The band's 2005 Zappanale concert got broadcast on the internet and was also made available in very limited quantities (22 copies) on DVDR by the Arf Society.



  metropolis orchestra: tribute to f.z.
    (1999, cdr, i, private release) = demo all compositions by frank zappa

  various artists: frank you, thank! vol.2
    (2003, cd, i, il popolo del blues)

  metropolis orchestra: uncle beat
    (2004, cd, i, dot 9001-2) - all compositions by frank zappa

  metropolis orchestra: live at the 2005 zappanale
    (2005, dvdr, ger, arf society) - all compositions by frank zappa, feat. napoleon murphy brock

  various artists: 20 per luca - chi non ha memoria non ha futuro
    (2006, book + 2cd, italy, social press) - incl. metropolis orchestra: 'trouble every day' (frank zappa)
  various artists: zappanale 16
    (2006, 3cd, ger, arf society) - incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions, also incl. one van vliet composition

  various artists: zappanale 16 - retrospective
    (2006, dvd, ger, the arf society) - feat. various artists playing frank zappa compositions 
  various artists: zappanale # 16
    (2006, cd, ger, arf society) incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions




  • 2004/02/18 concert 'via ascanio sforza, 49', milan, italy
  • 2004/05/22 concert "gheroarte", corsico, italy

  • 2004/06/05 concert 'scimmie', milano, italy

  • 2004/12/18 concert 'scimmie', milano, italy

  • 2005/05/21 concert 'Scimmie', Milan, Italy
  • 2005/10/29 concert "gheroarte", corsico, italy

  • 2005/11/19 concert "cox 18", milano, italy

  • 2005/11/26 concert "scimmie", milano, italy

  • 2006/01/21 concert 'carugate', milano, italy


  • 2012/05/12 concert Milan, Italy

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