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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:20 pm 
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To start of with lets do fav pre Freak Out song, then tomorrow its Freak Out Starting at 12.15pm 14 March 2018- Zappa time :mrgreen:

MY pick is Lost in a Whirlpool (as released in Lost Episodes- which we might get to again, if this thread lasts that long)

https://youtu.be/-OWUPDAQao8?t=7


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:43 am 
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Everytime I See You - The Heartbreakers (Cucamonga, Rare Meat, For Collectors Only etc...)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:37 am 
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:22 pm 
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All good choices I also like Letter from Jeepers and the early High School orchestra recording on youtube and this one
https://youtu.be/TmcdmIauPpk

and the original version of Toads of the Short Forest
https://youtu.be/t_C9CkRh02k

But I digress on to Freak Out and my selection which is You didn't Try to call me

https://youtu.be/-tJ6sUxMQ5M

Now your turn - whats your favourite


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:56 pm 
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very cool one of my favs, I also like the original version of Motherly Love pre freak out where frank goes thru the band members names in the lyric - but couldn't find it on youtube from MOFO I believe, so have posted Dweezil doing it
https://youtu.be/ch-9x7-zgM4


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:47 pm 
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It could easily have been Go Cry on Somebody Else's Shoulder or Trouble Every Day, but I'll go with...

The Return of the Son of Monster Magnet (Unfinished Ballet in Two Tableaux)
I. Ritual Dance of the Child-Killer
II. Nullis Pretii (No Commercial Potential)

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:11 pm 
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Pre-Mothers: Run Home Slow Main Theme

Freak Out: Trouble Every Day


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 12:31 pm 
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All great songs but today its time to move on to Absolutely Free and what a great Album it was I think stepping up a level and forming a strucutre and songs styles Zappa would continue with thru his career.

I'll pick Brown Shoes don't Make it

https://youtu.be/8SiAWAwccuQ

Here is a weird cover version from Ab Free
https://youtu.be/o5h6qTpJJps


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:47 pm 
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Tough one. Side one's songs all segue together to form a greater whole but I guess that doesn't count so I'll go with Brown Shoes also. I probably like Absolutely Free even more than Freak Out! and WOIIFTM, as great as they are. The first three MOI albums form a great trilogy.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:26 pm 
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"Brown Shoes" for me too. I'm even wearing 'em today.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 12:59 pm 
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Today - Lumpy Gravy (both versions capital and MGM verve)
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Today its Oh No for me (my favourite Zappa piece) from the capital version. From the Verve version its got be Pigs and Ponies for me but I am quite fond of the Surf music cut on the verve version also. Its a shame the capital version was never widely played- I only heard it for the first time a couple of years ago when it was released by the Zappa family Trust as part of ther Lumpy Money release. its now my favourite Zappa album.
https://www.discogs.com/Frank-Zappa-...elease/2640344
"Lumpy Gravy is the debut solo album by Frank Zappa, an album of orchestral, electric and concrete sound written by Zappa and performed by a group of session players he dubbed the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra. Zappa conducted the orchestra but did not perform on the album. It is his third album overall: his previous releases had been under the name of his group, the Mothers of Invention.
It was commissioned and briefly released, on August 7, 1967, by Capitol Records in the 4-track Stereo-Pak format only and then withdrawn due to a lawsuit from MGM Records. MGM claimed that the album violated Zappa's contract with their subsidiary, Verve Records. In 1968 it was reedited and reissued by MGM's Verve Records on May 13, 1968. It consisted of two musique concrète pieces that combined elements from the original orchestral performance with elements of surf music and the spoken word. It was praised for its music and editing.
Produced simultaneously with We're Only in It for the Money, Zappa saw Lumpy Gravy as the second part of a conceptual continuity that later included his final album, Civilization Phaze III.
Later it was re-edited by Zappa as part of a project called No Commercial Potential, which included three other albums: We're Only in It for the Money, Cruising with Ruben & the Jets and Uncle Meat."


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:58 am 
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I always thought of Lumpy Gravy as one long piece--of course there were no sectional subtitles on the original LP. Going through it with the subtitles in mind, maybe I'll choose "I Don't Think I Can Go Through This Again," mainly for that glorious segment it shares with WOIIFTM.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:20 pm 
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The original Capital version of Lumpy does have track listings as per below - if that helps :mrgreen:


Lumpy Gravy Original 1967 FZ Mix For Capitol Records
1-1 I Sink Trap 2:45
1-2 II Gum Joy 3:44
1-3 III Up & Down 1:52
1-4 IV Local Butcher 2:36
1-5 V Gypsy Airs 1:41
1-6 VI Hunchy Punchy 2:06
1-7 VII Foamy Soaky 2:34
1-8 VIII Let's Eat Out 1:49
1-9 IX Teen-Age Grand Finale 3:30


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We're Only in It for the Money
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The big one and may people favourite Zappa Album often rated in the top 10 Rock and Roll Albums of all time, Only disappoint for me is the loss of Ray Collins for this album but luckily he comes back for the next one

So now your favourite track from this collection- I going for Absolutely Free, typical Zappa names a tune after the previously album, What are you going to choice I've got many favs here Idiot Bastard Son, Flower Punk, Take your clothes off, Lets make the water etc the list goes on.

I'm lucky enough to have any original vinyl copy {two actually one Us and one UK, still chasing a reversed cover Oz one :mrgreen: ]


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:30 pm 
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Super hard choice. I'll say "Idiot Bastard Son."

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Yep this one is a toughy with hair good in the back
https://youtu.be/WnjufR8GDcw


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AF - Uncle Bernie's Farm
LG - Oh No
WOIIFTM - Nasal Retentive Calliope Music

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:36 pm 
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Well today Boys and Girl its Doo Wop to the max with Frankie piling on the wax, with the coupla twists add some Stravinsky's neoclassicistic works and a quote as inspiration and various assorted stuff Zappa weirdness, stuck right in the middle of the No Commercial Potential trilogy.

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A lot of goodies here but for me its Stuff Up the Cracks with its wicked Wah Wah solo at the end.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:50 pm 
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Eddie RUKidding wrote:
Absolutely Free and what a great Album it was I think stepping up a level and forming a strucutre and songs styles Zappa would continue with thru his career.

Hmm. I think of the AF era as the splicing era. There's a shitload of tape splicing going on. By Chungas Revenge the splicing was not so prominent anymore. He moved on to other structural experiments.

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At this moment I'll say Mom And Dad. But what about Mother People, Absolutely Free and Peace Corps? Or Take Your clothes Off? Actually, it used to be What's The Ugliest Part Of your Body.

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Anything?
Any Way the wind Blows?

Those are probably the two I listen to the most.


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No. No. No.

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"Stuff Up the Cracks" probably edges out "Later That Night."

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Next from the man who gave us Ride my Face to Chicago come my Favourite Mothers Album "Uncle Meat"
a curious name for a woman but there you go, it two disc of pure bliss full Zappaness and introduces the talent of Ruth and Ian Underwood who would fill out and help define Zappa's music for many Albums to come.
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And my fav Track well its about eating stuff, Zappa seams to have an Oral fixation you know Vegetables, prunes etc Even Eat that Question comes to mind for some with Mr Green Genes........ :mrgreen:

What your Favourite Uncle Meat track, Cruisin' for Burgers, The Air, King Kong..............

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I love every minute of this masterpiece. If I have to choose a track I'll go with "The Uncle Meat Variations."

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