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 Post subject: Re: Fillmore East
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:23 pm 
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I've always loved this album, originally owned on cassette and played to destruction on my first sound system by Philips.....

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 Post subject: Re: Fillmore East
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When this album came out in the summer of 1971, our house was being remodeled. I had just moved back into my bedroom, but the door wasn't hung yet. So I had to play the album at really low volume so my parents wouldn't hear the words!

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 Post subject: Re: Fillmore East
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I remember listening to this album at my Mom & Dads house when 5 friends cut school used our lunch money to buy a Thai Stick for $10 rolled 4 joints and a pinner smoked it all got stoned to the max and we were all laughing uncontrollably...good times... :smoke:


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 Post subject: Re: Fillmore East
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:48 pm 
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I had gone to college, but I certinly did not play it the summers at my parents’ home. My mom had already banned playing Ummagumma ”with all the screaming and noise” when I was in high school. We had just one car so mom was nearly always home. Thinking back, her English was OK but she knew no slang words, so she probably would not have figured out Flo and Eddie.

I got dad to listen to a few cuts off Hot Rats, though. He had liked swing and big band. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Fillmore East
PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:59 pm 
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If you are not into torrents, you can compile most of the Fillmore concert with

1 Fillmore album
2 Playground Psychotics: Status back Baby to Billy The Mountain
3 Small eternity with Yoko Ono, if you wish

it runs an hour and a half


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feetlightup wrote:
Although the comedy material tends to dominate, this album has some very incredible instrumental moments. I think "Little House..." that opens the album is my favorite version of that song rachat de credit bancaire. "Peaches" is quite nice here too, and the guitar solo on Willie the Pimp is as raunchy as ever.

Still, not one of my favorites, but it's pretty essential for these reasons as well as its conceptual continuity with 200 Motels.

You're absolutely right. It's really a delight for the ears. In any case, thank you for sharing.


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vivalapsych wrote:

Frank said he couldn't join the tracks since they were from two different performances and he was loath to make a break in the middle of the CD. This is why "I'm So Cute" is truncated on Sheik Yerbouti and we're missing the guitar solo on "Dumb All Over" on You Are What You Is. In the latter case, Frank said he never liked the solo anyway. :shock: WTF?!?!?


Different performances in different keys wasn't it?


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 Post subject: Re: Fillmore East
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Great album and one I slept on for a long time.

The line "wait a minute you silly boy" always makes me laugh.


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DookOfProons wrote:
vivalapsych wrote:

Frank said he couldn't join the tracks since they were from two different performances and he was loath to make a break in the middle of the CD. This is why "I'm So Cute" is truncated on Sheik Yerbouti and we're missing the guitar solo on "Dumb All Over" on You Are What You Is. In the latter case, Frank said he never liked the solo anyway. :shock: WTF?!?!?


Different performances in different keys wasn't it?


I've never to the 2 parts back to back, maybe use the old needle drag sound fx or some other grout to join the 2


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FeralCats wrote:
Y'know what I don't get? If Zappa wanted to remove one of the parts, why did he still call it 'Willie The Pimp, Pt. 1' on the sleeve? Why? What's the point? To just dangle it in our faces, that we're missing out on something?

I've still never heard pt. 2....

Have you now got a copy of the 2012 Universal release with the reinstated Willie The Pimp, Pt. 2?

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 Post subject: Re: Fillmore East
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This album was my first FZ album. I loved this album from the start, but for various reasons it took some time before I became a full on fan and got all of his albums.

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 Post subject: Re: Fillmore East
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I originally bought this album in a "head shop" in Washington state. The guy that owned the shop
was playing it in the store. I asked, "what is that??" "It's the new Zappa album.....do you want to
buy it?," he replied. I said "yes!" He sold it to me for $4 bucks. :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Fillmore East
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Back in the early '70s, I was one of the 4 or 5 students, at my high school, who listened to/liked Frank Zappa. "Fillmore East" , though, was a popular choice at most parties.
That didn't happen, again, until "Sheik Yerbouti".

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