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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:14 pm 
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Bunk has sadly been demoted from Bunk "Sweetpants" Gardener to Bunk "Sweatpants" Gardener.
Fuckin' autocorrect!
Actually, he was demoted from Bunk "Sweetpants" Gardner. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:45 pm 
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I checked out my local indie store "Vintage Vinyl."


Hey MOOP, that's my local indie store too.

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MOOP wrote:

I checked out my local indie store "Vintage Vinyl."


Hey MOOP, that's my local indie store too.


Cool! You must be from New Jersey, as well? I've been going to
that store for years. They're very friendly and go out of their
way to help you find stuff.


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It seems the early version on Meat Light might be similar (in spots) to the demo acetate.

Uncle Meat (Mono Demo Acetate)
3.1 Dog Breath, In The Year Of The Plague (Different Ending)
3.2 The Legend Of The Golden Arches
3.3 Louie Louie (At The Royal Albert Hall In London)
3.4 The Dog Breath Variations
3.5 Project X Excerpt
3.6 Dwarf Nebula Processional March & Dwarf Nebula (Extended, Incl. The Beginning Of Get A Little)
3.7 A Pound For A Brown On The Bus
3.8 Electric Aunt Jemima
3.9 Our Bizarre Relationship (End)
3.10 We Can Shoot You (End)
3.11 If We'd All Been Living In California (Slightly Extended)
3.12 Ian Underwood Whips It Out (Monologue Only)
3.13 "All The Way Down The Tonsils"
3.14 The Air
3.15 Mr. Green Genes (w/ Spoken Intro From We Can Shoot You)
3.16 Uncle Meat Variations
3.17 Uncle Meat Main Title Theme
3.18 Our Bizarre Relationship (Slightly Extended)
3.19 Sleeping In A Jar
3.20 Cops And Buns
3.21 King Kong (ends with "As Played By 3 Deranged Good Humor Trucks)

The only regret with this is the sound quality is not the greatest. There's a couple of drop-outs.
It's in mono which is interesting.
I notice on the Meat Light track list "All The Way Down The Tonsils" seems to be missing. "Cops & Buns"
is short edited version on the demo.
Not sure when Frank assembled this demo version.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:34 am 
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MOOP wrote:
sleeping in a jar wrote:
MOOP wrote:

I checked out my local indie store "Vintage Vinyl."


Hey MOOP, that's my local indie store too.


Cool! You must be from New Jersey, as well? I've been going to
that store for years. They're very friendly and go out of their
way to help you find stuff.


New Jersey? Vintage Vinyl is in Evanston Illinois!

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MOOP wrote:
sleeping in a jar wrote:
MOOP wrote:

I checked out my local indie store "Vintage Vinyl."


Hey MOOP, that's my local indie store too.


Cool! You must be from New Jersey, as well? I've been going to
that store for years. They're very friendly and go out of their
way to help you find stuff.


Yes I'm from Jersey and I've been going there since they were on the other side of the highway. Great "Progressive" section! Haven't been there in awhile though.
I also like Princeton Record Exchange, especially for used classical cd's.

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New Jersey? Vintage Vinyl is in Evanston Illinois!

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I knew that. I was just testing you.

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Really looking forward to hearing the unearthed Uncle Meat material.

The other 2 new releases look enticing also.

Can someone please enlighten me. Is there any point getting Zappatite if you already own the entire Frank Zappa catalogue in the new Zappa records releases?


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Really looking forward to hearing the unearthed Uncle Meat material.

The other 2 new releases look enticing also.

Can someone please enlighten me. Is there any point getting Zappatite if you already own the entire Frank Zappa catalogue in the new Zappa records releases?


I got one for my vault and a bunch for christmas gifts (ideal as a conversion tool)

Unless you are a completionist Spacer' save your dough, nothing new here aside from the album art.

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I ordered Zappatite. By the way I listened to the first hour of Zappacasts #30. It is great and the track with the mystery drummer on Little Dots is awesome!

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Finally had a chance to listen to Chicago '78. It's good and Zappa's playing is extraordinary as always. The band I found sluggish though. Everything feels slow to me, like they're still finding their way around the material with the improvs being pretty messy. It's not a bad album, the good bits are really good.

Curious to see what others think. :)


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Amazon (US) shipping date moved up. Shipped today, arriving tomorrow! 8)


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Still waiting too

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Listening to Disc 1 of "Meat Light." :mrgreen: Sounds excellent so far! My only small complaint
is that the "nifty" booklet wasn't reproduced. Nice comments from Ian Underwood in the CD booklet
though.
I also picked up "Little Dots." I'll check that out later.


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Chicago and Little Dots arrived today. Chicago is a great release. I like these early versions of songs, that appeared on official releases later. Especially Sy Borg. But 4 minutes is too short for this piece. Is there a 20 minutes version also ? :wink: 21. Yowzaa. Little House and Paroxysmall and Yo Mama are lovely. And of course one never can have enough versions of Black Napkins, this one is very cool. Sound is nice, too. Very good one ! Thanks.

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My shipping notice says all three will arrive in my mailbox tomorrow. The "Making Of/Project Object" releases have been my favorite posthumous FZ albums. Looking forward to spending many hours with Meat Light.


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My shipping notice says all three will arrive in my mailbox tomorrow. The "Making Of/Project Object" releases have been my favorite posthumous FZ albums. Looking forward to spending many hours with Meat Light.


I'm still waiting for Meat Light, which is maybe the best of new the releases. Don't know, but these Project/Object albums are my favs, too. The Chicago album is one of the best live shows zft has released so far.

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Little Dots is amazing. I love the 1972 tours.

The release of these albums coincides with the auction. :?:


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Listening to disc 1 of Meat Light. It is beyond what I'd hoped for. Amazing sound. Brilliant, vivid colors. And the bass is back!
Interesting that Ian Underwood suggests to listen carefully and in a focused manner.
I've been listening to Uncle Meat in this manner for almost 40 years, and the reward is that I never hear it the same way twice.
There's always something new to discover. The music on this album is truly amazing, some of Frank's finest work, imho.
This edition brings the music to life in spectacular fashion.

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God damn, Little Dots is everything I hoped it would be.
Fz's guitar in Little Dots pt 2 is amazing.
this and imaginary diseases are where it's at.

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Mine all come tomorrow. Cannot wait for Meat Light and that Rollo with words on Little Dots (according to Joe Travers on the Zappacasts 30)'

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Meat and Dots arrived on my doorstep. Will try to give them a listen sooner than later.

One thing erks me. The credits have a special thanks to Ahmet and Diva, with of course no mention of Dweezil and Moon. Zappatite didn't fully credit moon on "Valley Girl" either, just used her first name. This ZFT stuff is getting down right petty and is leaving a real bad taste in my mouth.


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sleeping in a jar wrote:
Listening to disc 1 of Meat Light. It is beyond what I'd hoped for. Amazing sound. Brilliant, vivid colors. And the bass is back!
Interesting that Ian Underwood suggests to listen carefully and in a focused manner.
I've been listening to Uncle Meat in this manner for almost 40 years, and the reward is that I never hear it the same way twice.
There's always something new to discover. The music on this album is truly amazing, some of Frank's finest work, imho.
This edition brings the music to life in spectacular fashion.


I totally agree with this! Disc 1 has amazing sound. There's stuff in the background that is now
so clear. Ian's comment was very interesting. It was worth the wait for "Meat Light."

( Compared to the early demo acetate, the only song missing from this set is "Dwarf Nebula
Processional March & Dwarf Nebula" (extended with monologue of 'Get A Little')


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Meat and Dots arrived on my doorstep. Will try to give them a listen sooner than later.

One thing erks me. The credits have a special thanks to Ahmet and Diva, with of course no mention of Dweezil and Moon. Zappatite didn't fully credit moon on "Valley Girl" either, just used her first name. This ZFT stuff is getting down right petty and is leaving a real bad taste in my mouth.


I noticed this as well. Moon and Dweezil's name were conspicuously absent in the credits.
This bickering between siblings is upsetting. but at least we're getting new Zappa music.


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While never my favorite band, the Chicago '78 show is really good.

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