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Thu May 5, 2016, 09:57 AM

Frank Zappa fans

What are your favorite Zappa albums? Mine are Joe's Garage, Hot Rats, The Yellow Shark, and Zoot Allures.

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Reply Frank Zappa fans (Original post)
Turin_C3PO May 2016 OP
MrScorpio May 2016 #1
Turin_C3PO May 2016 #2
MrScorpio May 2016 #3
Turin_C3PO May 2016 #9
cyberswede May 2016 #4
DinahMoeHum May 2016 #5
johnsolaris May 2016 #6
Turin_C3PO May 2016 #10
Enthusiast May 2016 #12
Initech May 2016 #7
Bonobo May 2016 #8
KamaAina May 2016 #11
Enthusiast May 2016 #13

Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 10:04 AM

1. Here's my favorite live Zappa performance...

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #1)

Thu May 5, 2016, 10:18 AM

2. That's a great performance!

I so wish I had been born earlier so I could have seen him live. He died when I was 10

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #2)

Thu May 5, 2016, 10:19 AM

3. Here's an extra treat for you...

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #3)

Fri May 6, 2016, 12:29 PM

9. Nice!

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 10:46 AM

4. apostrophe (')

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Thu May 5, 2016, 12:22 PM

5. Overnite Sensation

for obvious reasons:

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 01:43 AM

6. the grand wazoo

Hi,

I was lucky to see him live 2 times. The first time, George Duke & Jean Luc Ponty were in the band, It was a great show.
The second time I was able to sneak my camera in & I still have the slides from the show.
The Grand Wazoo is my favorite album from him.













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Response to johnsolaris (Reply #6)

Fri May 6, 2016, 12:31 PM

10. Grand Wazoo is great.

That's what I love about Zappa, he could do jazz (Grand Wazoo, Hot Rats, Waka Jawaka), pop, classical (LSO, Yellow Shark), heavy metal, and doo wop (Ruben and the Jets), sometimes all on the same album. He was a musical genius.

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Response to johnsolaris (Reply #6)

Mon May 9, 2016, 06:05 AM

12. This is illustrative of the George Duke contribution.

When I saw Frank's band it also included George Duke & Jean Luc Ponty. Well, Jean Luc at least two of the three times. Incredible stuff.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 10:32 AM

7. Broadway The Hard Way



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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 11:05 AM

8. Too many and all for different reasons

But if I was forced, I might choose Zoot Allures, Bongo Fury, and Roxy and Elsewhere.

On edit, Cyberswede reminded me I should add Apostrophe. But I love them all and would add Joe's Garage, Shut Up and Play Yer Guitar and The Grand Wazoo.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Fri May 6, 2016, 01:17 PM

11. No love for Sheik Yerbouti?

 

I mean, the title alone!

I almost got a chance to meet him. I was in NYC and had a friend who had connections in arty circles. I had developed a musical scale based on the Fibonacci series. (It's an Autistic thing. ) One of Rosalie's friends was interested, and suggested that Zappa might be, too -- but this was the early '90s, and he was already ill, so nothing ever came of it.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Mon May 9, 2016, 06:24 AM

13. Too may good ones..........................

In no particular order.....Bongo Fury, The Grand Wazoo, Studio Tan, Joe's Garage, Zoot Allures, Waka Jawaka, Hot Rats................many others.

The following version retains more emphasis on the piano that I don't hear on subsequent versions. Even when the Youtube video descriptions say "original 1969 mix".


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