The Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation's third and fourth (and final pair of) albums, To Mum, from Aynsley and the Boys and Remains to Be Heard, are combined into this two-CD reissue, which adds lengthy historical liner notes by British blues-rock expert Harry Shapiro. Although Remains to Be Heard would be cobbled together from outtakes and recordings done without Dunbar, their third LP, To Mum, from Aynsley and the Boys, was truly the final proper full-length release by the original group. Dunbar had expressed some interest in moving further afield from the blues-rock format around the time the record was done, and the addition of keyboardist Tommy Eyre (from the Grease Band) to the lineup was one step in that direction.
Drummer Aynsley Dunbar has mastered a variety of musical styles, including Blues, Fusion, Rock and Progressive Rock. Between 1970 and today Dunbar worked with (among others): Zappa, Journey, Bowie, Lou Reed, Jefferson Starship, Whitesnake, Pat Travers, Michael Schenker, John Lee Hooker, and Eric Burdon. In 1970 he recorded "Blue Whale", which features 4 lengthy Progressive Rock pieces as well as a 16-minute version of Zappa's Willie The Pimp. Dunbar is impressive, while twin lead guitars, keyboards and a brass section all push for position behind Paul Williams' vocals.
2007 was Aynsley Lister of the only British musicians in the ' top 10 of Contemporary Blues artists ' of classic rock magazine was listed. His album 'Equilibrium' was chosen among the top 50 albums of the year 2009 of classic rock magazine UK. Tower sessions was ' best live album 2011 in the Blues maters writer pole……
Recorded At "Harmonie" (Bonn/Germany) During The Rockpalast Crossroads Festival, on 23.03.2004.
Official Release #103. Performed/Arranged/Conducted by Frank Zappa. Road Tapes, Venue #3 features two complete shows from Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN. The July '70 Mothers line-up featured Flo & Eddie, George Duke, Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar & Jeff Simmons. FZ's vast Vault does not contain many full shows from this time period, so that alone makes this release a special one. The tapes were recorded to stereo reel-to-reel, but not without problems. Due to their historical relevance, we felt it was worth it, warts 'n all! Venue #3 does not disappoint.