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 Post subject: Manx Needs Women!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:57 pm 
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I love this song! I always have. It's such a short, freaky, demented blast of organized chaos and it seems like it's often overlooked in Zappa's massive oeuvre of instrumentals. What do you guys think of this piece?


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flanabyss12 wrote:
I love this song! I always have. It's such a short, freaky, demented blast of organized chaos and it seems like it's often overlooked in Zappa's massive oeuvre of instrumentals. What do you guys think of this piece?


Which releases is it found on?


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It's on Zappa in New York right after Titties and Beer.

Yeah, I agree. I always dug it. I don't think it's been released elsewhere.


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It's fucking amazing, except it follows Sofa on the original vinyl which is how I'm used to hearing it.
I love the way Terry keeps the beat going in the quieter sections with the hi hat.

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 Post subject: Re: Manx Needs Women!
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thenoisydrum wrote:
I love the way Terry keeps the beat going in the quieter sections with the hi hat.


FZ's avant-garde pieces of that era such as "Pedro's Dowry," "Black Page #1" or "Mo & Herb's Vacation" usually had a hi hat quarter note under all the bizarre rhythms.

BTW I'm used to hearing Manx following Pound For A Brown on the double-CD.


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 Post subject: Re: Manx Needs Women!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:15 am 
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FZ's intro from The Palladium, NYC, December 28, 1976


"This song used to be called 'Mars Needs Women', but since Bozzio went to
The Gilded Grape, sort of a modification in the social life, where he
became very impressed with the M.C. - it's not just Punky's picture
that's influencing him, you understand - Terry has fallen under the magic
spell of the M.C at The Gilded Grape, a man, a great man and a great M.C,
right up there with Don Pardo, a man that we have named Manx...his real
name is Timothy, but we call him Manx, because of the way his hair is
cut."


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 Post subject: Re: Manx Needs Women!
PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:49 pm 
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Yeah, it's good.


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 Post subject: Re: Manx Needs Women!
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pbuzby wrote:
thenoisydrum wrote:
I love the way Terry keeps the beat going in the quieter sections with the hi hat.


FZ's avant-garde pieces of that era such as "Pedro's Dowry," "Black Page #1" or "Mo & Herb's Vacation" usually had a hi hat quarter note under all the bizarre rhythms.[quote]

Yeah, and it really gives the music feeling and atmosphere for me. Even tension in some parts

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 Post subject: Re: Manx Needs Women!
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thenoisydrum wrote:
It's fucking amazing, except it follows Sofa on the original vinyl which is how I'm used to hearing it.
I love the way Terry keeps the beat going in the quieter sections with the hi hat.


Right. I was thinking of "I Promise..." which is also very nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Manx Needs Women!
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Yes, it's great. I remember a Guitar Player interview with FZ from way back, which included the music for this piece, with an invitation to guitar players to attempt it. Anyone remember which GP issue I'm referring to?

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 Post subject: Re: Manx Needs Women!
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Ronny's Noomies wrote:
Yes, it's great. I remember a Guitar Player interview with FZ from way back, which included the music for this piece, with an invitation to guitar players to attempt it. Anyone remember which GP issue I'm referring to?


Frank mentioned that article in the orginal Lp liner notes of "In New York".
I've never seen it but I would love to. If anyone has a scan....


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 Post subject: Re: Manx Needs Women!
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I had this mag when it first came out but stupidly got rid of it with a bunch of other stuff at some point. Frank was on the cover with the Hendrix strat and it was around the time that Zoot Allures was released.


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Zongadude wrote:
Ronny's Noomies wrote:
Yes, it's great. I remember a Guitar Player interview with FZ from way back, which included the music for this piece, with an invitation to guitar players to attempt it. Anyone remember which GP issue I'm referring to?


Frank mentioned that article in the orginal Lp liner notes of "In New York".
I've never seen it but I would love to. If anyone has a scan....


http://www.zappateers.com/scrapbook/thu ... p?album=78

Page 3. 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Manx Needs Women!
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Thanks for the link.
Anyone know why him and Clappers weren't on speaking terms back then?

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NASA head says first person on Mars is 'likely to be a woman'

(CNN) Forget everything you've learned about men and Mars.

Chances are the first person to land on the red planet will be a woman, the head of NASA said recently.

Jim Bridenstine was a guest on the science and technology radio show "Science Friday," when he teased that a woman is "likely to be" the first person on Mars.

The NASA administrator did not identify a specific person, but said women are at the forefront of the agency's upcoming plans.

more here :arrow: https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/12/us/nasa-woman-on-mars-trnd/index.html


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 Post subject: Re: Manx Needs Women!
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Nack Blapkin wrote:
Zongadude wrote:
Ronny's Noomies wrote:
Yes, it's great. I remember a Guitar Player interview with FZ from way back, which included the music for this piece, with an invitation to guitar players to attempt it. Anyone remember which GP issue I'm referring to?


Frank mentioned that article in the orginal Lp liner notes of "In New York".
I've never seen it but I would love to. If anyone has a scan....


http://www.zappateers.com/scrapbook/thu ... p?album=78

Page 3. 8)


Well... It took me 10 years to see your answer and thank you ! But I've finally read it (and saw Frank's music sheet....). So thank you ! ;)


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