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Was listening to this recently. I love this LP - reminds me of good days...
Anyone else know it?
you gotta be joking! fuck that shit
I'll stick with earnest, amateurishly played indie thanks very much
Frank fucking Zappa? The bloody nerve
Frank was a LEGEND.
give me Keane over Zappa any day of the week. In fact, Zappa could learn a lot from Keane
My god, it's true: You actually can't discern sarcasm.
P.S. Apostrophe is amazing. Don't eat that yellow snow now.
but this is the extent of my zappa knowledge, due to not being sure where to go next.
so do not profess to be an expert on the man... I like Joe's Garage and Zappa In New York.
Of course, The Mothers of Invention (nee, Mothers) were fucking cool - not sure I'd get into Zappa's 80s stuff as much.
"The early Mothers' anarchic stage shows were legendary — during a 1967 performance at the Garrick Theatre in New York, Zappa managed to entice some marines from the audience onto the stage, where they proceeded to dismember a collection of baby dolls, having been told by Zappa to imagine that they were "gook babies"
this is what i'd do (though i'm not a conclusive expert):
The first 3 albums Freak Out, Absolutely Free and We're Only In It For The Money are all works of absolute genius. There was a very reasonably priced boxset of them about a few years ago, though a quick scan of Amazon didn't bring up anything. But they are all supremely good and should be bought in whatever package necessary
i'd then go for His 'jazz fusion' albums Waka Jawaka, Hot Rats and THe Grand Wazoo. They were also available in the same sort of boxset so if you can find that anywhere prepare to thank me profusely.
Other brilliant albums are One Size Fits All (reputedly the most pop Frank got), Roxy & Elsewhere (live album featuring perhaps the greatest Zappa instrumental moment, the combination of the 2 tracks Echnida's Arf and Don't You Ever Wash That Thing), as well as Apostrophe and Overnite Sensation (my first experience of Zappa was a double album with both these on, and i pretty much creamed my pants over it).
There'll be loads more i've missed, but all of these are superb. And i've not really explored his latter career much. But if you can't find the boxsets and can only afford 2, get We're Only In It For The Money and Hot Rats. BELIEVE
on the Guitar album is great. I must have something like 25 Zappa albums, or maybe this is the imaginings of the imaginer ;p
my favourite Zappa album is Reuben And The Jets. Most I've ever paid for vinyl was £24 for a Reuben And The Jets original but it is significantly different to the cd mix
is the cd version one of the albums he dicked about with in his later years?
I am intrigued by Reuben & The Jets. Can't say i've ever seen it anywhere though
were completely re-recorded as far as I know and there's other differences, bits which were cut out for the cd. It's a doowop album and sounds great. If you've got Son Of Cheep Thrills compilation cd Love Of My Life is a live version of a Reuben And The Jets track. All worth hearing, Tinseltown Rebellion is a fave from the live albums
Apostrophe is brilliant, and my dad has a few old zappa vinyls that i could steal from him. Ill check those and those above out
its companion piece Overnite Sensation (they even used to be released on one CD together)...
Then Sheik Yerbouti and Hot Rats...
and going to visit my older sister and her husband... there would always be music blaring (SERIOUSLY, I MEAN BLARING) from their house and their extremely eclectic record collection. They both had excellent taste in the classics and the new.
Cadd, am going to try and get a copy of Rueben And The Jets. Good work.
Thanks to everyone else for the tips...
If anyone wants to come and hear Dweezil Zappa play, let me know - he regularly does the Festival Hall and Albert Hall... That would be very cool.
25th september, to be precise. Shepherds bush empire @ £35.00 each!
which would have been way better than The Empire.