German band Weirdo Naffn was founded by
Michael Krampe (guitar & vocals) in 1996. At that time, the other
bandmembers were Oli Zander (on bass) and Jörg Wollmann (on
drums). In 1998, Jörg Letzing (rhythm guitar) joined the band and the
next couple of years Weirdo Naffn recorded "Crazy Ahmed's Instramental
Favoritz" (1999) and "Shut up'n Groove Dr.Zeuch" (2001). After Christoph
Wienköter (keyboard) joined, the band recorded their live album "Dr.Zeuch's
Lonely Heart Club Band Live" (2003).
In 2004, the fantastic Shari Littmann (guitar & vocals) found her way into the band and Weirdo Naffn recorded "Hoppla, ruft Herr purpurnes Sofa" as well as a kind of Best Of compilation.
On occasion, Weirdo Naffn has recorded and performed a couple of Frank Zappa compositions: 'Chunga's Revenge', 'Watermelon In Easter Hay', 'Outside Now', 'Bamboozled By Love', ...
The band is played at the 2005 edition of the Zappanale festival.
As Michael Krampe says: 'In 2005, we look forward to play the Zappanale festival and to record 2 more CDs. By the way, we are not a Zappa cover band, but we do play some Zappa coverversions."
→ Michael Krampe also writes for the world-famous Arf Dossier !!
The picture on the right, in the top corner, shows the band in action at the Zappanale festival in 2005. Picture taken by Bazbo.
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.
|weirdo naffn: crazy ahmed's instramental favoritz
(1999, cdr, ger, private release)
|weirdo naffn: shut up 'n groove dr. zeuch
(2001, cdr, ger, private release) - incl. 'chunga's revenge', 'watermelon in easter hay' (frank zappa)
|weirdo naffn: for a fistfull of döner
(2002, cdr, ger, private release)
|weirdo naffn: dr.zeuch's lonely heart club band
(2003, cdr, ger, private release) - incl. 'outside now' (frank zappa)
hoppla ! ruft herr purpurnes sofa
(2004, cdr, ger, private release) - incl. 'outside now' (frank zappa)
|weirdo naffn: promozeuchobject
(2004, cdr, ger, private release)
|weirdo naffn: live at
the 2005 zappanale
(2005, dvdr, ger, arf society) - incl. frank zappa compositions
(2006, 3cd, ger, arf society) - incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions, also incl. one van vliet composition
artists: zappanale 16 -
(2006, dvd, ger, the arf society) - feat. various artists playing frank zappa compositions
|various artists: zappanale #
(2006, cd, ger, arf society) – incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions
naffn: enno's corner - the
(2006, cdr, ger, private release) - incl.zappa tease
(2004, dvd, ger, noxxon verlag) - weirdo naffn contributed to the soundtrack