pollo del mar

American surf band Pollo Del Mar recorded Frank Zappa's 'Take Your Clothes off' on their "The Ocean Is Not For Cowards" album.

They also recorded Frank Zappa's 'Peaches en Regalia' for "Lemme Take You To The Beach", the Zappa Surf album on Cordelia records.

Pollo Del Mar is

Ferenc Dobronyi, who plays the guitar in Pollo Del Mar, has another connection to Zappa. He was the graphic designer responsable for the repackaging of 40 Zappa CDs during the 1985 Rykodisc rerelease.
See: www.geocities.com/ifekete/dobronyi.html  -  http://poprecords.com/fd/Zappa3.html

The Pollo Del Mar website: www.pollodelmar.com



As you expected, I sent them a bunch of questions. Here's Ferenc's response:

UM: Who are you & where are you from?

Ferenc: Pollo Del Mar is a 4 piece instrumental rock group from San Francico CA.
http://www.pollodelmar.com

UM: What kind of music do you normally play? Are you a Surf kind of person or band? Is it your way of life? Do you really want to live in California?

Ferenc: We play guitar instrumentals with a heavy surf and ocean influence. And yes, we love living in California!

UM: How did you find out about Alan's Zappa Surf Project?

Ferenc: It has been frequently suggested over the years, but Alan is the first person to actually want to put it out.

UM: What was first: the project or your track? In other words, were you already playing ‘Peaches En Regalia’ before you heard of Alan's project, or did you start working on it after you found out about the project?

Ferenc: We have been planning on recording "Peaches En Regalia" for quite some time, but
this project gives us a reason.

UM: How did you choose the Zappa composition? Is it your favourite Zappa composition or just the one that needs a Surf Treatment?

Ferenc: We love the song, and prefer the version from "Mothers Live at Fillmore East" to the studio version.

UM: Any other comments?

Ferenc: I hope we don't get sued. Oh, and I found this quote from Zappa himself:
From an appearance by Frank Zappa on KSAN Radio in San Francisco on the Tom Donahue show. It was taped in November, 1968. The show included Frank and Tom discussing music, as well as Frank spinning records from his personal collection. During the course of the show, Tom brought up Dick Dale and the huge contract that Capitol had offered him at one point in time. This eventually led to these comments by Frank, which I found quite interesting:
"We can also look forward to a resurgance of surf music in the future...The type of music; the style of music may return. And there were some very interesting things happening harmonically in the surf/hot-rod type of rock and roll music."

discography

  pollo del mar: surf and turf
    (1995, 7” ep, usa, ??)
 
  pollo del mar: the unified wave theory
    (1995, k7, usa, ??)
 
  various artists: instro nation
    (1995, cd, japan, orange records) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  pollo del mar: dank… und swank
    (1996, k7, usa, ??)
 
  various artists: reverb central
    (1996, cd, usa, kfjc) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  various artists: three headed gidget
    (1996, cd-promo, usa, ??) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  various artists: sounds from the inside, volume 2
    (1996, mag+cd, australia, california music magazine) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  various artists: remember the beach
    (1997, cd, australia, surfin' independent records) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  various artists: reef madness
    (1997, cd, usa, deep eddy records) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  various artists: spaghetti
    (1997, cd, ger, one million dollar records) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  pollo del mar: the ocean is not for cowards
    (1997, cd, usa, pop records pop cd 216-2) - 'take your clothes off' (frank zappa)

  various artists: surfin’ sundays
    (1998, cd, usa, ??) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  various artists: surfin’ senorita
    (1999, cd, usa, wildebeest records) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  various artists: tuberider
    (1999, cd, croatia, anubis records) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  pollo del mar: the devil and the deep blue sea
    (1999, cd, usa, musick/pop)
 
  various artists: waves of the west
    (1999, cd, usa, kfjc) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  various artists: the empire surfs back
    (2000, cd, usa, bootleg) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  pollo del mar: i say a little prayer for you
    (2000, cd-promo, usa, pop records)
 
  various artists: that’s new pussycat
    (2000, cd, italy, om om) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  various artists: mood musick for modern movies
    (2000, cd, usa, musick) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  video game: surf riders
    (2000, ??, usa, ubisoft entertainment) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  film: el livahpla: walking dream
    (2000, film, ??, ??) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  various artists: continental sampler no.2
    (2000, cd-promo, usa, double crown records) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  various artists: xmas y2k4u
    (2000, cd, usa, pop) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  various artists: chinese checkers
    (2001, cd, usa, wildebeest) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  various artists: gnarly reef
    (2001, cd, usa, kfjc) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  pollo del mar: live in japan town
    (2002, cd, usa, pop)
 
  various artists: the summer of 2002
    (2002, cd, usa, surfbands) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  various artists: totally tubular – kfjc 2002
    (2002, cd, usa, kfjc) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  various artists: for a few guitars more
    (2003, cd, croatia, dancing bear) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  various artists: guitar ace – link wray tribute
    (2003, cd, usa, musick) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  various artists: double overhead
    (2003, cd, usa, kfjc) - feat. pollo del mar
 
  various artists: lemme take you to the beach
    (2004, cd, uk, cordelia records cd035) - all compositions by frank zappa

 


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