"Frogg Cafe" is the 2001 self titled, ground breaking debut release from this former Frank Zappa cover band that introduced them to the world. Originally only released as hand assembled CDR's, this CD has never been widely available. This re-release is not only freshly and professionally mastered, it includes a never before released, and otherwise completely unavailable eight and half minute live track "Kandy Korn". The masters were sent to Andreas Meyer at SONY music in NYC and he did a great job creating a whole new sonic presence to this recording. The live track is from a show at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in NYC from July 2003. The track "Kandy Korn" has an extensive section in the middle for group improvisation where Nick and Bill take amazing solos, much different from the first recording in 2001. It's interesting to hear the difference in how two years of playing together live can make a huge change in the performance of the same material. We are proud to have this recording sounding its best and hope everyone enjoys it as much as the band enjoyed recording it!"
Musically I can say that this is at times very Canterbury-like recalling the great early albums of Caravan or maybe even Matching Mole! Some Zappa influence is present in several places. Totally understandable given the band's roots as a Zappa cover band. And there are some sections recalling the work of another great American prog band - Happy the Man! If you like any of the names dropped here you won't be disappointed at all!