Elio e le Storie Tese
Elio e le Storie Tese (literally "Elio and the Strained Stories") are an Italian rock band, often abbreviated EelST. They are known for their eclectic and highly professional musicianship and comedic nature.
The group is clearly and declaredly inspired by Frank Zappa, both in music and lyrics. On their album "Tutti gli uomini del deficiente" (1999) the group covered Tell Me You Love Me. They also covered various songs by Zappa during concerts. And they toured with Ike Willis.
Lead singer Elio and the Zappa cover band Ossi Duri both contributed to a Zappa tribute album called "Gnam Gnam" (2005), where they covered Broken Hearts Are For Assholes, Sofa, City Of Tiny Lites, Dancin' Fool, Tell Me You Love Me, Cosmik Debris, Stick It Out and Florentine Pogen.
- Wikipedia:Elio e le Storie Tese
- A cover of "Broken Hearts Are For Assholes", featuring Ike Willis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdFFynVtWr4)
- A cover of "Sofa nr. 1" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7pGXMKtiqg)
- A cover of "Sofa nr. 2" with Ike Willis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFXyQi9A9WM&feature=related)
- A cover of "You Are What You Is" with Ike Willis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1vGLmygh75E)
- An interview with the band members about Zappa (in Italian) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7-c6V3Mjf8,