the wrong object

Belgian jazz/rock quintet The Wrong Object includes Zappa compositions in their live sets on a regular basis.

Wrong Object's current line-up:

  • Michel Delville: guitar, synth, voice

  • Joe Higham: saxophone, clarinet

  • Antoine Guenet: electric piano, synth

  • Pierre Mottet: bass, electronics

  • Laurent Delchambre: drums, percussions

Past members:

  • Alain Deval: drums 2002-2004

  • Yves Dellicour: bass clarinet, soprano sax 2002-2004

  • Ludovic Jeanmart: alto sax 2003-2005

  • Jean-Paul Estiévenart: trumpet, flugelhorn

  • Fred Delplancq: tenor sax, soprano sax

  • Damien Polard: bass

The picture on the right shows Michel Delville, Jean-Paul Estiévenart and Fred Delplancq live at 'L'AnVert' in Liège on 2005/10/11.
Picture taken by Fred Bleck.

In 2004, the band performed at Zappanale.

Wrong Object recorded Frank Zappa's 'King Kong' for "Lemme Take You To The Beach", the Zappa Surf album on Cordelia records.
July 2004, the band took part in the Zappanale festival, performing a bunch of Frank Zappa compositions, featuring Ed Mann as special guest. Part of the concert got released on the "Zappanale # 15" album.

October 2005, The Wrong Object performed with Elton Dean, and also with Harry Beckett.

In 2006, the band performed with Annie Whitehead, Harry Becket and Frank van der Kooij.
Later the same year, Michel Delville and Laurent Delchambre performed in concert with Markus Stauss.

October 2007, the band did a couple of concerts with Alex Maguire and Robin Verheyen. One of these got broadcast on dutch national radio.

In 2007, The Wrong Object teamed up with The Friendly Dogs to record Frank Zappa's 'The Idiot Bastard Son'. They contributed their version to "20 Extraordinary Renditions", Andrew Greenaway's project that got released on Cordelia Records. 
The info said:
Michel Delville's teenage combo teamed up with Belgo-English quartet The Friendly Dogs to create this.
Personnel: Michel Delville (guitar, guitar-synth); Damien Polard (bass); Fred Delplancq (tenor sax); Jean-Paul Estiévenart (trumpet); Laurent Delchambre (drums and assorted percussions); Andrew Norris (guitar, voice); Damien Campion (bass, double-bass).

The band performed at the 2008 edition of the Zappanale Festival in Bad Doberan, Germany, with special guests Stanley Jason Zappa and Nick Skrowaczewski.
Early 2010, this Zappanale concert got released on CD on Fazzul records.

May 2011, The Wrong Object took part in the Mosae Zappa Festival in Maastricht in The Netherlands. The performance featured special guests Ke and LiLo.

 

http://www.wrongobject.com

 

discography

  wrong object: all hands on dreck
    (2002, cdr, bel, private release)

  wrong object: malign siesta
    (2003, cdr, bel, private release) - incl.various frank zappa compositions

  wrong object: play zappa and a few tunes of their own
    (2003, cdr-pro, bel, private release) - incl.various frank zappa compositions, = "malign siesta" with extra tracks
  various artists: lemme take you to the beach
    (2004, cd, uk, cordelia records cd035) - all compositions by frank zappa

  various artists: zappanale 15
    (2004, 3cd, ger, arf society) – incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions

  various artists: zappanale 15 - retrospective
    (2004, dvd, ger, the arf society) - feat. various artists playing frank zappa compositions

  various artists: zappanale # 15
    (2005, cd, ger, arf society) – incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions

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  various artists: zappanale 15 - bands in concert
    (2005, dvd, ger, the arf society) - feat. various artists playing frank zappa compositions

  the wrong object: live at zappanale 2004
    (2005, cdr-pro, bel, maximalist records mr 0004 (private release)) - feat.ed mann, incl. lots of zappa material

  the wrong object & guests: live 2005
    (2005, cdr-pro, bel, private release) - incl.various frank zappa compositions

  elton dean meets the wrong object: live in paris
    (2005, cdr-pro, bel, private release)

  the wrong object meets harry becket: another time in belgium
    (2005, cdr-pro, bel, private release)

  the wrong object & alex maguire: a tribute to elton dean - le triton, paris, may 27 2006
    (2006, cdr-pro, bel, private release)

  markus stauss: trank zappa grappa in varese? - cryptic echoes - live in belgium
    (2006, cdr-promo, switzerland, fazzul music)

  various artists: les tritonales 4 - hommage à elton dean
    (2006, 2cdr-promo, fr, le triton)

1 elton dean & the wrong object: the unbelievable truth
    (2007, cd, usa, moonjune records mjr009)

2 the wrong object featuring annie whitehead and harry becket: platform one
    (2007, cd, uk, jazzprint jpvp138cd) - incl. various frank zappa compositions

3 the wrong object: stories from the shed
    (2008, cd, usa, moonjune mjr018)

  various artists: 20 extraordinary renditions
    (2008, cd, uk, cordelia records) - all compositions by frank zappa

 

markus stauss: trank zappa grappa in varese? - more light
    (2008, cd, switzerland, fazzul music fm 0824)

  the wrong object: zappanale 19
    (2008, dvdr, germany, private release)
- incl. frank zappa compositions / feat.stanley jason zappa

4 alex maguire sextet: brewed in belgium
    (2008, cd, usa, moonjune mjr022)

  various artists: zappanale 19
    (2009, mp3-dvd, ger, arf society) - incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions

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  markus stauss: trank zappa grappa in varese? - play zappa live in waremme 08
    (2009, cd, switzerland, fazzul music fm 0825) - all compositions by frank zappa

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5 the wrong object feat.stanley jason zappa: live at zappanale 2008
    (2009, cd, switzerland, fazzul music fm 0827) - incl.various frank zappa compositions

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  various artists: 21 burnt weeny sandwiches
    (2010, cd, uk, cordelia records) - all compositions by frank zappa

6 the wrong object: after the exhibition
    (2013, cd, usa, moonjune mjr055)

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  various artists: romantic warriors III special features dvd
    (2016, dvd, usa, zeitgeist media) - feat. soft machine legacy, dave sinclair, forgas bandphenomena, the wrong object, the muffins, glass

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concerts

frogg cafe  &  wrong object

wrong object

wrong object feat. jaap blonk

wrong object

the Wrong Object, feat.Elton Dean

the Wrong Object, feat. Harry Beckett 

the Wrong Object

 

Jean-Paul Estiévenart: trumpet, flugelhorn & Fred Delplancq: tenor sax, soprano sax (plus Laurent Delchambre: drums)
picture taken by Ive Hapers

 

  • 2006/03/16 concert 'l'atelier', liège, belgium

  • 2006/03/17 concert 'Zaal Alma', Sint-Jozef Rijkevorsel, Belgium

  • 2006/04/11 concert 'Guildford Electric Theatre', Guildford, UK  -  canceled ???

  • 2006/05/21 concert 'Chez Bouldou', Liège, belgium

  • 2006/06/24 concert "Fêtes de la Musique", Place Jehan-le-Bel, Liège, Belgium - 18h00

  • 2006/09/16 concert 'l'Aquilone', Liège, Belgium

    • line-up

      • Michel Delville: guitar, synth, voice, Damien Polard: bass, Laurent Delchambre: drums, percussions, Fred Delplancq: tenor sax, soprano sax, Jean-Paul Estiévenart: trumpet

    • setlist

      • set one: The Unbelievable Truth, Eat That Question (Frank Zappa), Honeypump At The Workplace, Strangler Fig, Chunga's Revenge (Frank Zappa), Malign Siesta, Improvisation on Theresa's Dress, Sonic Riot At The Holy Palate

      • set two: bass solo, Millenium Jumble, Big Swifty (Frank Zappa), Wet Weather Wet, Filthy Habits (Frank Zappa), Cunnimingus, Seven For Lee, Other People

  • 2006/10/26 concert 'Cultuurcentrum Mechelen', Belgium - 20h30 w. guests Yves Dellicour, Annie Whitehead and Harry Becket

    • line-up

      • Michel Delville: guitar, synth, voice, Damien Polard: bass, Laurent Delchambre: drums, percussions, Fred Delplancq: tenor sax, soprano sax, Jean-Paul Estiévenart: trumpet

      • special guests: Yves Dellicour: bass clarinet, soprano sax, Annie Whitehead: trombone, Harry Becket: flugelhorn

    • setlist

      • set one: The Unbelievable Truth, Wet Weather Wet, Eat That Question (Frank Zappa), This Affects That, Tinseltown, Big Swifty (Frank Zappa) > Blessed Relief (Frank Zappa), Filthy Habits (Frank Zappa)

      • set two: Unicycle, Sonic Riot at the Holy Palate / Lifting Belly, Scarlet Mine, Malign Siesta, Another Time, Platform 1, Other People

  • 2006/10/27 concert Mechelen, Belgium - (afternoon - private gig) w. guests Yves Dellicour, Annie Whitehead, Harry Becket and Frank van der Kooij

    • line-up

      • Michel Delville: guitar, synth, voice, Damien Polard: bass, Laurent Delchambre: drums, percussions, Fred Delplancq: tenor sax, soprano sax, Jean-Paul Estiévenart: trumpet

      • special guests: Yves Dellicour: bass clarinet, soprano sax, Annie Whitehead: trombone, Harry Becket: flugelhorn, Frank van der Kooij: baritone sax

    • setlist

      • Filthy Habits (Frank Zappa), This Affects That, Tinseltown, Platform 1, Chunga's Revenge (Frank Zappa), Wet Weather Wet, Big Swifty (Frank Zappa), Blessed Relief (Frank Zappa), Hello Max, Seven For Lee

Annie Whitehead, Harry Becket and Frank van der Kooij, performing as special guests with The Wrong Object at the 2006/10/27 gig in Mechelen.
  • 2006/10/27 concert 'L'An Vert', Liège, Belgium
    • line-up

      • Michel Delville: guitar, synth, voice, Damien Polard: bass, Laurent Delchambre: drums, percussions, Fred Delplancq: tenor sax, soprano sax, Jean-Paul Estiévenart: trumpet

      • special guests: Yves Dellicour: bass clarinet, soprano sax, Annie Whitehead: trombone, Harry Becket: flugelhorn, 

    • setlist

      • Sonic Riot at the Holy Palate, The Unbelievable Truth, Eat That Question / Honeypump at the Workplace, This Affects That, Tinseltown, Big Swifty, Filthy Habits, Scarlet Mine, Platform 1, Other People, Seven for Lee



    picture taken by Luc Pilmeyer

  • 2007/04/12 Michel Delville - concert "Open Stanza Festival", 'Sugar Factory', Amsterdam, NL

  Michel Delville: guitar, electronics, vocals
  Jean-Paul Estiévenart: trumpet
  Fred Delplancq : tenor saxophone
  Damien Polard: bass, electronics
  Laurent Delchambre: drums, percussion
guest
  Annie Whitehead : trombone

  • 2007/04/26 The Wrong Object - concert 'The Roscoe', Leeds, UK

    • The Unbelievable Truth, Eat That Question (Zappa), Honeypump At The Workplace, Malign Siesta, Intro To Platform 1, Platform 1, Big Swifty (Zappa), Blessed Relief (Zappa), Filthy Habits (Zappa), Chunga’s Revenge (Zappa), This Affects That, Seven For Lee, Other People

  • 2007/04/27 The Wrong Object - concert 'Terry O'Toole Theatre', Lincoln, UK, 21h00

 

  • 2007/05/02 The Wrong Object - concert 'InsideOut', Quai van Beneden, Liège, Belgium, 20h30

  • 2007/05/04 The Wrong Object - concert "Jazz à Liège", 'Palais des Congrès', Liège,  Belgium, 21h45

  • 2007/07/08 The Wrong Object - concert "Versailles Art Rock Festival", CC Porchefontaine, Versailles, F

  • 2007/09/23 The Wrong Object - concert "Jazz at Home Festival", Mechelen, Belgium  -                 ???????

 

  • 2007/10/25 Robin Verheyen, Alex Maguire & The Wrong Object - concert 'l'An Vert', Liège, Belgium - 20.00 h

  • 2007/10/26 Frank van der Kooij, Alex Maguire & The Wrong Object - concert Mechelen, Belgium (private afternoon gig)

  • 2007/10/27 Robin Verheyen, Alex Maguire & The Wrong Object - concert 'De Singer', Rijkevorsel, Belgium - 21.00 h

    • set one: Millenium Jumble, 15/05, Lifting Belly, The Unbelievable Truth, Psychic Warrior / John's Fragment

    • set two: Theresa's Dress, Sheepwrecked, Saturn, Pumpkin Soup, Seven For Lee, Other People, Malign Siesta

Alex Maguire

Jean-Paul Estiévenart, Damien Polard & Robin Verheyen

2007/10/27 at 'De Singer'

  • 2008/03/15 The Wrong Object -  concert "Zappateers Festival", Nijmegen, NL
    • Band number three on Saturday, The Wrong Object had brought Frank van der Kooij along.
    • special guests: Frank van der Kooij, and Andrew Greenaway (who recited poetry, incl. Van Vliet's 'Apes Ma' during 'King Kong').
    • setlist
      • Eat That Question, Big Swifty, Blessed Relief, Filthy Habits, Strangler Fig, Chunga's Revenge, Malign Siesta, Outside Now, King Kong, Help I'm A Rock

The above picture shows the band in action during the Zappateers Festival in Nijmegen: Michel Delville, Laurent Delchambre, Frank van der Kooij, Jean-Paul Estiévenart, Damien Polard & Fred Delplancq

 

 

  • 2010/09/24 concert "Zappaday", L'An Vert, Liège, Belgium

    • double bill with Trank Zappa Grappa in Varese?

    • line-up

      • Joe Higham : sax
        Antoine Guenet : keyboard, synth, vocals
        Michel Delville : guitar, synth, vocals
        Pierre Mottet: bass
        Laurent Delchambre : drums, percussion

    • guests during 'King Kong'

      • Markus Stauss: tenor & and soprano saxophone
        Damien Champion: electric and double bass

    • setlist

      • soundcheck, Filthy Habits, Malign Siesta, Eat That Question, Strangler Fig, Sleep Dirt, Big Swifty, Blessed Relief, Wet Weather Wet, The Unbelievable Truth, King Kong

    • An audience recording of this concert got seeded at Zappateers

 

 

 

Michel Delville : guitar, synth, vocals

Antoine Guenet : keyboard, synth, vocals

Joe Higham : sax

Pierre Mottet: bass

Laurent Delchambre : drums, percussion

Markus Stauss: tenor & and soprano saxophone

Damien Champion: electric and double bass

 

 

  • 2010/09/25 concert "Autour de Frank Zappa", Mairie du 6e, Paris, France
    • double bill with Trank Zappa Grappa in Varese?

    • line-up

      • Michel Delville (guitar)
        Joe Higham (tenor sax)
        Antoine Guenet (electric piano, synthesizer)
        Pierre Mottet (electric bass)
        Laurent Delchambre (drums)

    • setlist

      • Intro, Filthy Habits, Malign Siesta, Eat that Question, Strangler Fig, Sleep Dirt, Big Swifty, The Unbelievable Truth

    • part of an audience recording of this concert got seeded at Zappateers

 
  • 2011/12/30 concert "Uiteinden" festival", 'Grand Theatre', Groningen, NL
    • Lunapark
    • Astronotes
    • The Wrong Object

 

  • 2012/05/11 concert 'L'An Vert', Liège, Belgium
    • setlist
      • 1st set
        • Eat That Question, Spanish Fly, Slashlight, Glass Cubes, Let Go, Wrong But Not False, Jungle Cow, Frank Nuts
      • 2nd set
        • Wet Weather Wet, Malign Siesta, Strangler Fig, Big Swifty > Blessed Relief, The Unbelievable Truth, Seven For Lee
      • encore
        • Five-five-five
  • 2012/05/26 concert 'Trefpunt', Ghent, Belgium
    • setlist
      •  

picture: Philippe Lamoot

  • 2012/06/28 concert 'la légia', liège, belgium

 

 


random notes

from their website (2004):
"Blending psychedelic jazz with modern rock sensibilities, the music of The Wrong Object is influenced by a vast array of artists ranging from Canterbury Scene prog rock à la Soft Machine and Gong to Aka Moon, Charlie Mingus and Frank Zappa. While our repertoire contains mainly original compositions, we also play a special set of Zappa covers (including the classic 'King Kong').
Since its creation in early 2002, The Wrong Object has played some twenty gigs in various Belgian venues. Some of them were augmented by guest performances by the likes of tenor sax player Domgué, guitarist-composer Marco Maurizi and pataphysician-poet-vocalist Andrew Norris, whose work with the band culminated in a show held at the Galerie 2016 in Brussels on the occasion of Serge Vandercam's 79th birthday.
The Wrong Object will continue to perform in pubs, clubs and theaters next year and hopes to play Summer festivals abroad."

contact: wrongobject@hotmail.com


 **THE WRONG OBJECT - NEWSLETTER No 3 December 2005** http://www.wrongobject.com

1.
THE WRONG OBJECT'S NEW WEBSITE (
http://www.wrongobject.com) IS NOW UP AND READY FOR BROWSING AND LISTENING. More than 70 minutes of free mp3s and video excerpts have been added to the live samples sections.

LE NOUVEAU SITE DU WRONG OBJECT EST ACCESSIBLE A l'ADRESSE SUIVANTE:
http://www.wrongobject.com Plus de 70 minutes de mp3s et d'extraits vidéo gratuits ont été ajoutés aux archives.

2.
OUR NEW LIVE ALBUM, which features ELTON DEAN and HARRY BECKETT, is out!
For more info, see the "CDs/DVDs" section.

Sortie du NOUVEL ALBUM LIVE, avec la collaboration d'ELTON DEAN et HARRY BECKETT. Pour plus d'info, voir la section "CDs/DVDs"

3.
NEW CONCERT DATES ADDED / NOUVELLES DATES DE CONCERTS:

March 11, Plusetage, Baarle-Nassau, Holland, 21h00 March 17, A Jazz Experience, Zaal Alma, Rijkevorsel, 21h00 April 11, Guildford Electric Theatre, Guildford, UK, 20h00 June 24, Fêtes de la Musique, Place Jehan-le-Bel, Liège, 18h00

**VISIT OUR NEWS SECTION: http://www.wrongobject.com/new.php**


THE WRONG OBJECT - February 2006 Newsletter
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ELTON DEAN RIP - 1945-2006

Elton Dean passed away on the evening of February 7th in a London hospital due to heart and liver failure, on the day before he was to embark on a series of Soft Machine reunion gigs. Elton's untimely death is a sad loss for many. It also puts an abrupt end to an exciting collaboration and a burgeoning friendship with The Wrong Object.

Excerpts from Elton's recent Paris concert with the band will remain on our website as a tribute to Elton's continuing inspiration and his willingness to collaborate with like-minded musicians around the globe after 40-odd years as one of the world's best loved sax players: http://www.wrongobject.com/dean.php

You can read the first obituaries here:
The Guardian:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,1706477,00.html
All About Jazz: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=8788

--TWO


Sent: donderdag 16 maart 2006 14:07
Subject: CE SOIR: THE WRONG OBJECT à l'ATELIER

THE WRONG OBJECT
http://www.wrongobject.com

CE JEUDI 16 mars à 20h30

à L'Atelier
47 rue des Franchimontois, à Liège
PAF: 5 EUR

2006/03/16 concert 'l'atelier', liège, belgium

PROCHAINS CONCERTS:

2006/03/17 concert 'Zaal Alma', Rijkevorsel, belgium

2006/05/21 concert 'Chez Bouldou', Liège, belgium

2006/06/24 concert "Fêtes de la Musique", Place Jehan-le-Bel, Liège, belgium 18h00 (TBC)

LINE-UP:

Laurent Delchambre: batterie
Fred Deplancq: sax ténor
Michel Delville: guitare
Jean-Paul Estiévenart: trompette
Damien Polard: basse


THE WRONG OBJECT – May 2006 Newsletter
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http://www.wrongobject.com

1. NEW LIVE CD WITH MOONJUNE RECORDS:
“ELTON DEAN MEETS THE WRONG OBJECT – LIVE IN PARIS”
A remastered version of our Paris gig with Elton will be released by Moonjune Records (http://www.moonjunerecords.com/), with a July-August release looking likely. For more info on this project, see our tribute page at : http://www.wrongobject.com/dean.php

2. NEW LIVE DATES
* Sunday May 21, Chez Bouldou, Liège, 21h00
* Saturday May 27, Le Triton, Paris - Elton Dean Memorial Concert
* Wednesday June 14, Atelier 210, Bruxelles, 20h30
* Monday June 19, United Islands of Prague festival (w. Medeski, Martin and Wood)
* Saturday June 24, Fêtes de la Musique, Place Jehan-le-Bel (Outremeuse), Liège, 20h00 (w. Rêve d'Eléphant Orchestra [22h] & All is Pretty/ Tout est joli [18h]) rens: 0494/420 495 - 04/344 47 37
* Saturday September 16, Aquilone, Liège, 20h30
* September 27-30 – UK DATES (TBA)
* Thursday October 26, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Mechelen, 20h30 w. special guests Annie Whitehead and Harry Beckett !
* Friday October 27, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Mechelen (afternoon - private gig) w. special guests Annie Whitehead and Harry Beckett
* Friday October 27, L'An Vert, Liège, 20h30 w. special guests Annie Whitehead and Harry Beckett !

3. ELTON DEAN TRIBUTE IN PARIS
The Wrong Object feat. Alex Maguire will be involved in the tribute gig to Elton along with many Canterbury-affiliated musicians including – besides Alex - Pip Pyle, Hugh Hopper, Didier Malherbe, Jim Dvorak, Sophia Domancich, Simon Goubert, John Greaves, Patrice Meyer, Faton Cahen and Frank van der Kooij.

4. NEW STUDIO ALBUM NEWS
Our new studio album will be mixed in Brussels in early June. Stay tuned for more news on that front.

 


 

2006/07/12, in concert at the "Spirit of 66" in Verviers, Belgium: Tripod (from the US) and the Markus Stauss Project.

http://www.spiritof66.be/

http://www.fazzulmusic.ch/english/welcome.php

 -------------------------------------------------- here's the promo talk  --------------------------------------------------

TRIPOD (USA)

“MORPHINE AND KING CRIMSON MORPHED INTO A NEAT LITTLE PACKAGE"

http://www.tripod-theband.com/

Tripod is America ’s newest and most unique music attraction -  a hard-rocking trio with no guitars or keyboards! Adds one music critic – “…
but after hearing the full sonic assault, you won’t miss those instruments at all!”

“David Sanborn/Tom Scott/Michael Brecker on acid !”

&

MARKUS STAUSS PROJECT (B/Suisse)

http://www.fazzulmusic.ch/english

Sax “monster” Markus Stauss joins forces with three Belgian musicians 

"... wild happenings, festival creations... chamber music, rock, hard rock, funk, noise, modern jazz, free jazz and even contemporary music."


2007 04 10

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THE WRONG OBJECT - April 2007 Newsletter http://www.wrongobject.com
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1. THE WRONG OBJECT feat ANNIE WHITEHEAD AND HARRY BECKETT, "PLATFORM ONE":
A BRAND NEW CD FEATURING ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS AND A COUPLE OF ZAPPA COVERS IS NOW AVAILABLE FROM VOICEPRINT MUSIC:
http://www.voiceprint.co.uk/web/Release/JPVP138CD/ You can listen to some samples (and read Matthew Wright's liner notes) here:
http://www.wrongobject.com/annie.php

2. NEW LIVE CD WITH MOONJUNE RECORDS:
ELTON DEAN & THE WRONG OBJECT, "THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH"
A remastered version of our Paris gig with Elton has just been released by Moonjune Records and is available for order from http://www.moonjune.com/ For more info on this project, listen to some samples here:
http://www.wrongobject.com/dean.php

2. NEW LIVE DATES

*UK dates - "Annie Whitehead Meets The Wrong Object"
* Thursday April 26, The Roscoe, Leeds, UK, 20h30
* Friday April 27, Terry O'Toole Theatre, Lincoln, UK, 21h00

* Wednesday May 2, InsideOut, Quai van Beneden, 4020 Liège, Belgium, 20h30 - (info: 0497-171.433)
* Friday May 4, Jazz à Liège, Palais des Congrès, Liège,  Belgium, 21h45 (sharp)
* July 8, Versailles Art Rock Festival, CC Porchefontaine, Versailles, France (also: Soft Machine Legacy & Forgas Band Phenomena)
* July, Margate Jazz Festival, UK (feat. Annie Whitehead) (TBC)
* Sunday September 23, Jazz at Home Festival, Mechelen, Belgium, (w. special guest Bart Maris)
* Friday October 26, Mechelen, Belgium (private afternoon gig)

3. "TRANK ZAPPA GRAPPA IN VARESE"
(STAUSS, DELCHAMBRE, DELVILLE, CAMPION)
Two Wrong Objects (Laurent Delchambre and Michel Delville) team up with Belgian bass player Damien Campion and Swisss sax player extraordinaire Markus Stauss in a new project called "Trank Zappa Grappa in Varèse". To order their first mini-CD, "Cryptic Echoes: Live in Belgium", click here:
http://www.fazzulmusic.ch/deutsch/t-z-g-i-v.php To read the first reviews (in German), click here: http://www.babyblaue-seiten.de/album_7873.html
and here: http://www.ragazzi-music.de/trankzappagrappainvarese.html

4. MICHEL DELVILLE - AMSTERDAM SOLO GIG
Michel will perform msuic laced with poetry at the Open Stanza festival at the Sugar Factory (opposite the Melkweg) in Amsterdam on Thursday April 12. For more info, click here:
http://www.wordsinhere.com/framefiles/openstanza.html

5. NEW STUDIO ALBUM NEWS
Our new studio album is currently being remixed in Brussels. Another studio album feturing completing new tracks will be recorded in the Fall of 2007. Stay tuned for more news on that front !


2007 05 02

CE SOIR A LA PENICHE "INSIDE OUT" - THE WRONG OBJECT

***CE SOIR (MERCREDI 2 MAI 2007) A 20h30***

CONCERT DE JAZZ PROGRESSIF

***THE WRONG OBJECT***
http://www.wrongobject.com
http://www.myspace.com/wrongobject

***ET PRESENTATION DES DEUX NOUVEAUX ALBUMS*** ["ELTON DEAN & THE WRONG OBJECT" (Moonjune Records) et "PLATFORM ONE" (Voiceprint)]

A LA PENICHE INSIDE-OUT (QUAI VAN BENEDEN; 4020 Liège; info: 0497-171.433)

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------------- THE WRONG OBJECT ----------------- 

Aux confins du rock, du jazz et des musiques improvisées, l'univers musical du Wrong Object a subi les influences les plus diverses : de la musique progressive de la Canterbury Scene à Aka Moon, en passant par Béla Bartok, Charlie Mingus et, enfin, Frank Zappa, dont nous présentons régulièrement les compositions sur scène. Le reste de notre répertoire contient exclusivement des compositions originales mêlant des sonorités rock, classiques, free, jazzy et funk, le tout teinté d'humour et d'ironie.

Depuis sa création au printemps 2002, The Wrong Object a donné une quarantaine de concerts, parfois agrémentés de prestations d'invités tels que Ed Mann, Elton Dean, Harry Beckett, Marc Mangen, Domguè, Marco Maurizi, Nicolas Ankoudinoff, Clementine Gasser, Frogg Café, Jaap Blonk et Andrew Norris.


2007 06 08

Lol Coxhill & The Wrong Object

October 27, Lol Coxhill & The Wrong Object will be performing at 'De Singer' in Rijkevorsel, Belgium.

Soprano sax player Lol Coxhill is a huge name in the free-jazz, improvisational scene.
The first part of the concert at 'De Singer' will be a solo set by Lol Coxhill. The second part will be a collabortion between Lol Coxhill and The Wrong Object.

The picture on the right shows Lol Coxhill in concert.

 


From: Michel Delville
2007 06 21

Subject: THE WRONG OBJECT - sortie de deux nouveaux CDs

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THE WRONG OBJECT - juin 2007
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http://www.wrongobject.com

"The Unbelieveable Truth" (Moonjune Records) et "Platform One" (Voiceprint), les deux derniers CDs du Wrong Object, sont disponibles ou commandables chez tous les bons disquaires.

Ils ont déjà trouvé leur place dans les bacs de chez CAROLINE MUSIC (www.carolinemusic.be/)

Qu'on se le dise!

Pour plus de détails, cliquer sur les liens suivants:

http://www.wrongobject.com
http://www.voiceprint.co.uk/web/Release/JPVP138CD/
http://moonjunerecords.com/

TWO
Joe Higham's Al-Orkesta is doing a couple of concerts in Belgium.
  • Joe Higham: Tenor saxophone, Soprano saxophone 

  • Jean-Paul Estiévenart: Trumpet 

  • Eric Moens: Guitar 

  • Olivier Stalon: Electric bass 

  • Stephan Pougin: Drums, Percussion

The band is featuring Jean-Paul Estiévenart (of The Wrong Object fame) on trumpet.

  • 2007/06/22 - Al-Orkesta - concert 'Jazz Experience', Rijkevorsel, Belgium (21h)  /  for more info : www.ajazzexperience.be

  • 2007/06/23 - Al-Orkesta - concert 'LLN Jazz Club', Louvain - La - Neuve, Belgium (20h) 23/06/07

 

Jean-Paul Estiévenart: trumpet - Olivier Stalon: bass - Joe Higham: saxophone 

picture taken at: 2007/06/22 - Al-Orkesta - concert 'Jazz Experience', Rijkevorsel, Belgium
with Jean-Paul Estévenart (of Wrong Object fame)

http://www.myspace.com/joehigham
http://www.joehigham.com/docs/gigs.htm

 


2007 10 24

Subject: CE JEUDI 25 OCT A L'AN VERT - THE WRONG OBJECT / ALEX MAGUIRE / ROBIN VERHEYEN

THE WRONG OBJECT (B) feat. ALEX MAGUIRE (GB) & ROBIN VERHEYEN (B/USA) www.wrongobject.com

le jeudi 25 octobre, l'AN VERT, (rue M. Polain, Liège), 20h http://www.lanvert.be/jeudi.htm le samedi 27 octobre, De Singer - "A Jazz Experience", (Bavelstraat 35, Rijkevorsel), 20h30

Alex Maguire (GB) est un des claviéristes de jazz les plus talentueux de la scène jazz britannique. Formé par John Cage et Howard Riley, il a travaillé avec les plus grands représentants de la musique avant-gardiste contemporaine, de Evan Parker à Paul Rogers en passant par Elton Dean, Tony Oxley, sans oublier Richard Sinclair, Phil Miller et Pip Pyle avec qui il a officié au sein d' Hatfield and the North reformé.
Parmi ses projets récents et actuels figurent un duo avec Michael Moore et des collaborations avec Steve Noble et Tobias Delius, Sean Bergin et Louis Moholo.

Alex Maguire rejoindra sur scène les musiciens du Wrong Object ainsi que Robin Verheyen (sax soprano, sax alto), grande revelation du jazz belge et europeen dont l'immense talent lui a valu d'etre l'invité de Brandford Marsalis lors de sa derniere tournee.

A cette occasion, The Wrong Object presentera son nouveau répertoire ete ses deux derniers CDs : The Unbelievable Truth (réalisé avec le regrettee Elton Dean ; Moonjune Records) et Platform One (en collaboration avece Harry Beckett et Annie Whitehead ; Voiceprint Music). A noter que ce dernier a ete en partie enregistre ... à l'An Vert en octobre
2006 !

Line-up :


'Alex Maguire(UK) + The Wrong Object(B) + Robin Verheyen(B/USA) Live@L'An Vert'
Lieu: L'an Vert
Adresse: Rue Mathieu Polain, 4000 Liège
Tarif: 5 EUR
Téléphone: 0497/36.11.96
Ouverture: 20h00
Le 25 octobre


From: Delville Michel
2007 11 05
Subject: THE WRONG OBJECT - NOVEMBER 2007 NEWSLETTER

THE WRONG OBJECT - November 2007 Newsletter http://www.wrongobject.com
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1. THE WRONG OBJECT ON DUTCH NATIONAL RADIO (VPRO) The Dutch national radio (VPRO) will air a special one-hour broadcast on The Wrong Object. The program, which is part the weekly "De Wissel" series, will feature interviews, live tracks and other goodies, including some previously unreleased excerpts from the band's recent gigs with British pianist Alex Maguire (Elton Dean, Hatfield and the North, Michael Moore, etc.). It will be broadcast for the first time on Thursday November 8 (12pm) and will remain available from the VPRO website for your listening pleasure: http://www.vpro.nl/programma/wissel/

Don't miss it! And, while you're at it, why don't you check out their recent features and web documentaries on Robert Wyatt, David Sylvian, Caravan and Robin Williamson: http://wissel.radio6.nl/

2. NEW STUDIO ALBUM NEWS
"Stories from the Shed", The Wrong Object's new studio album will be released by Moonjune Records in December 2007 (US release date: February 2008). About which more very soon.

3. "TRANK ZAPPA GRAPPA IN VARESE" - NEW DATES (STAUSS, DELCHAMBRE, DELVILLE, CAMPION) Two members of The Wrong Object (Laurent Delchambre and Michel Delville) team up again with Belgian bass player Damien Campion and Swiss sax player extraordinaire Markus Stauss in a new project called "Trank Zappa Grappa in Varèse".

To listen to some live samples click here: http://www.myspace.com/trankzappagrappainvarese

To order their first mini-CD, "Cryptic Echoes: Live in Belgium", click here: http://www.fazzulmusic.ch/deutsch/t-z-g-i-v.php

To read the first reviews (in German), click here: http://www.babyblaue-seiten.de/album_7873.html

and here: http://www.ragazzi-music.de/trankzappagrappainvarese.html


2008 01

THE WRONG OBJECT - January 2008 Newsletter

www.wrongobject.com  -  www.myspace.com/wrongobject  -  www.moonjune.com

1. THE WRONG OBJECT – NEW STUDIO CD

"Stories from the Shed", the band's new studio CD - which features wonderful cover art by the great Marc Atkins - will be released by Moonjune Records in February 2008. 
For a full description, a
press release and some mp3 teasers click here: www.wrongobject.com/cds.php and/or here: www.myspace.com/wrongobject 
A first review of the album has just appeared in All About Jazz: www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=28123

2. NEW LIVE DATES – FEBRUARY-MARCH 2008 (http://www.wrongobject.com/gigs.php)

* 2008/02/20 The Wrong Object - concert "Gare au Jazz", Jazz Station, Brussels, Chaussée de Louvain 193-195, 20h30 (02/733 13 78) – OFFICIAL CD LAUNCH –

* 2008/02/24 The Wrong Object - concert  Belga, Place Flagey Plein, 1050 Brussels , 17h (02/733 13 78)

* 2008/03/07 The Wrong Object - concert Jazzpoint, 20 rue Souverain-Pont, Liège, 21h

* 2008/03/08 The Wrong Object - concert  Nam'In'Jazz Festival, Belvédère, Namur , 21h

* 2008/03/15 The Wrong Object - concert  Zappateers Festival, Het Buitencentrum BV (St Walrickweg 9), Nijmegen, Holland, 18h00 (w. special guest Frank van der Kooij)

3. BIG IN BRAZIL : ELTON DEAN & THE WRONG OBJECT’S “THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH” in the “TOP TEN JAZZ CDs OF THE YEAR”

Our friend Elton Dean passed away almost 2 years ago, on February 7, 2006. "The Unbelievable Truth" (Moonjune Records, 2007), The Wrong Object's collaboration with the late saxophonist, was included in the "Top Ten Jazz CDs of the Year" of Brazilian daily newspaper Tribuna. The article "Os melhores do jazz em 2007" was signed by no less than heavyweight producer Arnaldo DeSouteiro, who has produced releases by the likes of João Gilberto, Luiz Bonfá, Dom Um Romao, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, Yana Purim, Mario Castro-Neves, and João Donato.

4. VPRO RADIO FEATURE UPDATE

The full De Wissel radio program devoted to The Wrong Object and Alex Maguire is now available in the VPRO archives. You can also listen to more music and interviews on De Wissel website here. To listen to the the full program, click here and look for the Friday November 9 session.

5. THE IDIOT BASTARD SON PROJECT

The Wrong Object have teamed up with The Friendly Dogs to record an idiosyncratic version of Frank Zappa's "Idiot Bastard Son" for a compilation to be issued by Cordelia Records in February 2008.

 


2008 03 04

****THE WRONG OBJECT - March 2008 Newsletter****

www.wrongobject.com
www.myspace.com/wrongobject
www.moonjune.com

1. NEW LIVE DATES - MARCH 2008 (http://www.wrongobject.com/gigs.php)

2. ZAPPATEERS

Amazingly, there are still a few tickets left for the Zappateers' Festival in Holland next month. Grab festival tickets here before they go - why would anyone wanna miss out on seeing Cuccurullo Brillo Brullo, the FoolZ and the Wrong Object when they don't have to?

3. TRANK ZAPPA GRAPPA IN VARESE?

The first official CD of this new project involving two members of The Wrong Object (Laurent Delchambre and Michel Delville) and led by Swiss sax prog-punk-maestro Markus Stauss is now available from Fazzul Records. For more info and some free mp3s, click here:

http://www.fazzulmusic.ch/
or
www.myspace.com/trankzappagrappainvarese

4. FRED DELPLANCQ, Talisman

Fred's new solo CD, Talisman, is now available from record stores. Don't miss it!! Click here for more details and how to order the CD by mail:  

http://www.freddelplancq.com/


2008 06 12

THE WRONG OBJECT : ITALIAN, FRENCH AND GERMAN DATES !!

Dear friends and supporters,

The Wrong Object (Michel Delville, Fred Delplancq, Jean-Paul Estiévenart, Damien Polard, Laurent Delchambre) will perform in Italy, France and Germany very soon!

Please check out the dates and venues below (and also our press kit here:
www.wrongobject.com/reviews.php)- there are more gigs to be confirmed in the near future!

*Saturday June 14, Tre Conchiglie (Via Lungomare San Marco), Agropoli, Italy, 22h.

*Sunday June 15, Piazza Basilica Paleocristiana, Paestum, Italy, 20h30.

*Thursday June 19, Festival "Tritonales", Le Triton, Les Lilas, Paris, France, 21h.

*Saturday August 9, Gaume Jazz Festival, Belgium

*Friday August 15, Zappanale Festival, Bad Doberan, Germany, 17h30; w.
special guest Stanley Jason Zappa

*Saturday August 17, Zappanale Festival, Bad Doberan, Germany; TWO joins Stanley Jason Zappa's New Texture Pan Tonal Fellowship

Till soon - MITB,

www.wrongobject.com
www.moonjune.com
www.myspace.com/wrongobject


2008 06 18

THE WRONG OBJECT A PARIS - DATE UNIQUE - PRESENTATION DU NOUVEL ALBUM, _STORIES FROM THE SHED_ (MOONJUNE RECORDS 2008)

-----------CE JEUDI 19 JUIN A 21H
-----------THE WRONG OBJECT 
(www.wrongobject.com / www.myspace.com/wrongobject
-----------JOUERA AU TRITON (www.letriton.com)
-----------A PARIS (rue du Coq Français, Les Lilas) 
-----------DANS LE CADRE DU FESTIVAL DES TRITONALES !!

QU'ON SE LE DISE!
POUR PLUS D'INFOS, CLIQUER ICI:
www.letriton.com/fiches/0619-BaronObject.html

POUR DES MP3s DES VIDEOS ET UN DOSSIER-PRESSE COMPLET CLIQUEZ ICI:

www.wrongobject.com

www.moonjune.com


2008 08 07

The Wrong Object will be returning to Bad Doberan. After their impressive concert at Zappanale in 2004, The Wrong Object has gone through some changes, has done various collaborations, and has released three albums. Here's a little conversation with Michel Delville.

UniMuta: Hello Michel,
How is The Wrong Object doing? I've noticed that you've played in France and in Italy recently. How did that go?

Michel Delville / The Wrong Object: We love playing in France and only wish it happened more often. Performing at the Triton in Paris is always a special experience - they've got one of the smartest, nicest and most knowledgeable prog-jazz-rock audiences I have ever played for. We really feel at home playing there.
The Italian interlude was also very pleasant - one of the gigs took place in Paestum, right next to some of the oldest Greek temples built in Italy, which created a very special atmosphere (we actually composed a new piece dedicatd to the site in collaboration with our good friend Biagio Francia). We also played in Athens in May (our first gigs in Greece ever) - an equally interesting albeit a bit weird experience as the first concert took place in a small club which could barely accommodate 50 people and the next day, bang, we found ourselves performing in front of a crowd of ca. 6000 at the European Jazz Festival. Talk about contrasts.

UniMuta: One week before Zappanale, The Wrong Object will be playing at the Gaume Jazz Festival in Rossignol (Belgium).  This will be on saturday, where you will be sharing the bill with Aka Moon! In your opinion, is there a big difference between playing for a jazz or for a progressive rock audience? Which one do you prefer?

Michel Delville / The Wrong Object: Yes, opening for Aka Moon makes a lot of sense. They opened things up for us all in many ways in the 1980s. They are the perfect example of a band which is equally at home with rock and jazz audiences although, like us, they rarely play "straight" rock festivals and concentrate on the jazz scene.
I like open-minded audiences, no matter how much or how little they know about the history of jazz or rock.  

UniMuta: Next week, it's Zappanale time again. I can say 'again', because you already played there. In 2004. How do you look back on it? What's the biggest difference between then and now?

Michel Delville / The Wrong Object: I still have fond memories of Zappanale 2004 and our collaborations with Ed Mann (in fact, we're currently hatching up plans to play with him this Fall - nothing definite yet but some promising contacts). This year's line-up is very different from the 2004 version. Damien, our bass player, and myself are all that is left of the original Wrong Object. We now have the strongest teenage combo I have ever played with, with Jean-Paul Estiévenart (who was barely 21 years old when he won the Django D'Or last year and recently joined Peter Vermeersch's Flat Earth Society) on trumpet, Fred Delplancq (another prominent figure on the Belgian jazz scene) on tenor sax and Laurent Delchambre (who is equally at ease with the rock and jazz repertoire) on drums. They have been with us for a little more then three years now and the music is tighter than ever.

UniMuta: The last couple of years, The Wrong Object has featured a lot of special guests. Some of these can also be heard on your recordings. At Zappanale, Stanley Jason Zappa will join the band. How did that happen? Were you familiar with his playing before Zappanale?

Michel Delville / The Wrong Object: I have been corresponding on and off with Stanley over the last 3 or 4 years. I knew his work and he knew The Wrong Object and so I managed to convince him to join the Zappanale program. We have a lot in common, conceptually as well as musically. He has a HUGE sound, he is a born improviser and is the opposite of a bullshitter. His percussionist, Nick Skrowaczewski, will also join us on stage for a few numbers.

UniMuta: On Sunday, The Wrong Object (or at least a part of it?) will return the favour and join Stanley Jason Zappa on stage for his "The New Texture Pantonal Fellowship" project. Can you tell us a little bit about this?

Michel Delville / The Wrong Object: Stanley's own band, The New Texture Pan Tonal Fellowship, will involve The Wrong Object and other musicians taking part in the festival - the rest is top-secret (LOL) - you'll be in for a few surprises!

UniMuta: Talking about projects. I guess that almost everyone who plays in The Wrong Object is linked to (one or more) other projects. Could you name a few of these?

Michel Delville / The Wrong Object: You should check out Fred's and Jean-Paul's solo works on their myspace pages. Laurent also plays in a Beefheartian post-punk band called The Friendly Dogs, in Markus Stauss's Trank Zappa Grappa in Varese, and is also working for the theater (as a musician) on a regular basis. Damien  and I have just started a new band tentatively called BLAST3 which will release an album for Moonjune in 2009. As for me, I also play in Trank Zappa Grappa in Varese and a new band called The Moving Tones which features Guy Segers, Frank Van der Kooij and Ivo Sans. You will find the relevant links amongst the top friends of The Wrong Obejct's myspace page (www.myspace.com/wrongobject).

UniMuta: Thanks & see you soon.

Michel Delville / The Wrong Object: You're welcome - see you at Z-2008!
www.myspace.com/micheldelville

The Wrong Object will be playing at Zappanale on Friday, 2008/08/15, at around 15.30 h. They will be joined by special guests Stanley Jason Zappa and Nick Skrowaczewski.
On Sunday, 2008/08/17, part of The Wrong Object will be featured in Stanley Jason Zappa's The New Texture Pan Tonal Fellowship.


2008 11 17

***THE WRONG OBJECT - QUELQUES DATES EN BELGIQUE - NOV-DEC 08***
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 LIEGE: MERCREDI 19 NOVEMBRE, Petit Théâtre de l'ORW, Liège (4, rue de la Casquette, 4000 Liège), 12h15
 http://hothouse.be/wp/?cat=5
!!!CONCERT DE MIDI!!!

LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE: JEUDI 20 NOVEMBRE, Ferme du Biéreau, Louvain-la-Neuve, 12h50
http://www.fermedubiereau.be/autres-concerts.htm?lng=fr
!!!CONCERT DE MIDI!!!

BRUXELLES: Thursday December 18, Jazzstation, Brussels, 20h00
 http://www.jazzstation.be/


2008 12 15

Subject: !!!WRONG DATE!!!THE WRONG OBJECT A BRUXELLES (JAZZSTATION) CE ***JEUDI*** 18 DECEMBRE A 20h30]
Importance: High

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IMPORTANT: !!!! WRONG DATE !!!!

THE WRONG OBJECT WILL PLAY AT THE JAZZSTATION ON ***THURSDAY*** DECEMBER

18 (not on Wednesday ...) - SORRY ABOUT THIS - SEE YOU THERE!!

THE WRONG OBJECT JOUERA A LA JAZZSTATION LE ***JEUDI*** 18 (pas le mercredi ...) - DESOLE - AU PLAISIR DE VOUS Y VOIR!!

PAF : 6 EUR - www.demandezleprogramme.be/-Detail-agenda-?id_event=1722

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MORE DETAILS:

***THE WRONG OBJECT (www.myspace.com/wrongobject) AT THE JAZZSTATION IN BRUSSELS ON ***THURSDAY*** DECEMBER 18, 8.30pm***
***THE WRONG OBJECT (www.myspace.com/wrongobject) LA JAZZSTATION A BRUXELLES LE ***JEUDI*** 18 DECEMBRE à 20h30***
***LINE-UP:

***JAZZSTATION:

Chaussée de Louvain, 193A à 1210 BRUXELLES. Tél: 02 733 13 78

2009 02 06

==BPSP - THE BERLUSCONI PROTEST SONG PROJECT==

==PROJETTO PER UNA CANZONE ANTIBERLUSCONIANA==

(scroll down for an Italian translation)

This page welcomes contributions (in any language) from musicians from all over the world who fear that the Berlusconi administration is a danger to democracy and freedom.

We firmly believe that the fact that the Bush family has been shipped back to Texas should not distract us from other political diseases lurking in countries other than the US.

Non-musicians are welcome to visit the blog and leave comments and/or suggest lyrics for further musical adaptations.

"Berlusconi über Alles", the first track available on this page, is a hastily recorded punkish cover of a famous Dead Kennedys song Belgian band The Wrong Object (www.myspace.com/wrongobject) will record within the next few months and, hopefully, release before the end of 2009.

We look forward to your contributions and comments!

Mp3s can can be sent directly to the following address: wrongobject@hotmail.com via YouSendIt or Sendspace.

With all best wishes for the future,

BPSP

*PS: Although this page is primarily devoted to the uses and abuses of power perpetrated by Sua Emittenza SB, contributions relating to other figures and forms of emergence of the new fascism in all its guises and disguises are also welcome.*

 

 


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