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Image fz on the man from utopia, read 1990 wrote:
... " The Radio is Broken (Man from Utopia) ... it's talking about things from science fiction movies that really exists, and if he hasn't seen those things I mean, if he had, the idea of what a botchino is; it's very special stuff. It's very very inside." ...

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Image fz on baby snakes, ongaku senka sept-1978 wrote:
... " Everybody has a baby snake, and they have space, too. These two things are related each other." ...

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Image fz on london symphony orchestra, chicago sun times feb-1988 wrote:
... " The last album we had out was London Symphony Orchestra Volume II, " he said."And I'm sure that the same people who want to hear 'Titties and 'Beer' will never buy that record. And if they did, they wouldn't enjoy it. If you have the different styles blended together, it tends to please no one." ...

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Here's to the new!
I thought THIS whole area was gonna be different....
but, I'll take it.


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Image fz on the perfect stranger, guitar player feb 1983 wrote:
... "Part of the problem is that we've been promised performances by certain other people at certain other times who want to do premieres. This included [composer/conductor] Pierre Boulez, who commissioned one piece. That's set for January 9, 1984, in Paris; it's a piece called The Perfect Stranger. It was written for his little orchestra, a 29- or 30-piece group. I wrote three pieces to be performed with that orchestration. Right now, we don't have any guarantee that even if he conducts the premiere that it will get recorded. And I'm interested in getting it recorded so that I can hear it. It's never enough just to hear it played once live in a hall. You may be able to listen to the stuff carefully so that you can go further and advance your craftsmanship, but it's just a little bit hard to do that by hearing it only once, so I do want to get it recorded." ...

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Image fz on them or us, ecolibrium interviews, 1984 wrote:
... "If you look statistically at what the odds are against doing anything to alter all human behavior every place on the planet, you'll see it's not possible, because it's not just Them or Us. Anybody that has a brain can figure out how to make some kind of a weapon to ruin somebody else. That is the major activity that is taking place in every corner of the world and it's usually backed up by a religious system that reinforces the belief that what they are doing is correct because they are on God's side. "Get rid of these motherfuckers over here 'cause they don't believe in our book," and that's what you're up against." ...

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Image fz on thing-fish, keyboard feb-1987 wrote:
... "the first thing I did with Synclavier is on Thing-Fish. Listen to the "Crabgrass Baby" track, which opens up Act II. The background vocals are a repeated vocal chant with this computer voice singing over it. The computer voice is done with a little card that fits into an IBM computer, and the stereo background vocals were our first attempt at stereo sampling using the mono system" ...

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Image fz on the old masters, goldmine jan-1989 wrote:
"... The idea of putting digitally recorded bass and drums onto those tracks was a creative decision that I made ... And you couldn't punch in and out without leaving an enormous click on the tape... because there are clicks right in the middle of vocals and things like that... The problem with people who are collectors and purists and stuff like that is, their regard is not for the music, it is for some imaginary intrinsic value of vinyl and cardboard. People who demand to have the original release of this, that, and the other thing in the original wrapper and all that stuff, that's fetishism. And I think that's fine, if you want to be a fetishist and have that kind of a hobby... So when digital audio came along and you had the possibility of a 95 dB dynamic range, and, in 1967, it might have been, maybe 40 dB or something like that, the chance to make those tunes punchier ... the chance to have some aspect of 1980s transience and top end on those tapes was something that I felt was worth the time and the money that I spent redoing it. " ...

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Image fz on frank zappa meets the mothers of prevention, music connection dec-1985 wrote:
"... I basically work with computers now. The new album, Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention, will give you an idea of some of the types of sounds I'm capable of creating with my new equipment. I certainly don't expect to make a career out of doing Congress tapes. I've sent copies of "Porn Wars" to everyone who appears on it and the only comment I got back was, "No comment." ...

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Image fz on does humor belong in music, picture disc interview sept-26-1984 wrote:
"... Yesterday's show? I didn't like it.

No, because we were requested to, uh, keep it, uh . . . See, ordinarily when we do a show we change the words to the songs based on what happened that day. My favorite show of the bunch here was the second show on the first night, where we changed everything. And that's when I enjoy the show. If I can laugh when I'm onstage because something creative is happening in that regard, that's when I really enjoy the show.

Yet last night's show was competent and it was tight and it was done because we are making a CD... So, people from the company said, well, "You know, you can't just go around and change all these lyrics, the people wanna hear the real lyrics," and so I said, "Ok, play it straight." ...

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Image fz on jazz from hell, keyboard feb-1987 wrote:
... "Oh, yeah. That's on Jazz from Hell. You'll hear a noise in there which is a sample called TANK.REL. It's the release of a vacuum tank in a woodworking shop. And there are some other things. Nail guns are used in there. " ...

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Image fz on guitar, buzz feb-1988 wrote:
... "Interviews? Fuck, no! Basically, what I'd be doing right now, if I wasn't talking to you, is ... I'm trying to finish the editing on the new Guitar album. I'm almost done, and I'm hoping to get that out within the next 2 months. I've got some photos over there (points over there) that I want to use for the cover, and after I finish the editing, I've got to write the liner notes, then I gotta select the photos, then I gotta call the guy who's doing the layout, and coordinate all this stuff, and get it all done before I go on the road. So that's what I do. I worked last night until 8 o'clock in the morning and went to bed. I got up at 1 o'clock with my nose running all over the bed, and I've got a rehearsal tonight from 6 until 2 o'clock in the morning every night until the equipment ships out. " ...

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Image fz on ycdtosa v1, music technology feb-1987 wrote:
... "There's tons of stuff planned for future recordings. You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore is a ten-record box – a live collection that I've been working on for the last 22 years. I have a huge collection of tapes and stuff, and I've been going through the final examples of strange stuff that happened on stage with all the different bands. " ...

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Image fz on ycdtosa v2 the helsinki concert, goldmine jan-1989 wrote:
"... And there are also people (who) like that group with Napoleon (Murphy Brock) and George Duke and Ruth (Underwood), here is an opportunity to take one complete concert, which was basically a good show, and release it in a way that the listener would get the sense of what that band was like onstage. And one of the things that was good about that show was that there was a lot of improvised, funny talking and witty stuff in there. So it's got part of the attitude of the band and I think it's a good record. It's got some good spirit in it." ...

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Image fz on broadway the hard way, rockbill may-1988 wrote:
"... I just came up with the perfect title for this tour. I call it, Broadway The Hard Way. What makes this tour so interesting is that we are making available for all those who see my concerts the opportunity to register to vote. That's right! We should increase registration by as much as 250,000 to 300,000 voters. This is a very effective way of getting our younger generation to take part in the vote to elect our politicians ... We're going to record every concert and it looks as though there should be a live album called, Broadway The Hard Way, later this year " ...

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Image fz on the old masters, goldmine jan-1989 wrote:
"... The idea of putting digitally recorded bass and drums onto those tracks was a creative decision that I made ... And you couldn't punch in and out without leaving an enormous click on the tape... because there are clicks right in the middle of vocals and things like that... The problem with people who are collectors and purists and stuff like that is, their regard is not for the music, it is for some imaginary intrinsic value of vinyl and cardboard. People who demand to have the original release of this, that, and the other thing in the original wrapper and all that stuff, that's fetishism. And I think that's fine, if you want to be a fetishist and have that kind of a hobby... So when digital audio came along and you had the possibility of a 95 dB dynamic range, and, in 1967, it might have been, maybe 40 dB or something like that, the chance to make those tunes punchier ... the chance to have some aspect of 1980s transience and top end on those tapes was something that I felt was worth the time and the money that I spent redoing it. " ...

"The problem with people who are collectors and purists and stuff like that is, their regard is not for the music" -FZ

Notice he said "problem".


The discography page looks great! I appreciate the large images of the album covers and the inclusion of relevant text.

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downer mydnyte wrote:
...The discography page looks great! I appreciate the large images of the album covers and the inclusion of relevant text...
yea, smashing effort on the discography ... like the 3 separate listings for lso1/lso2/lso1&2, joe's garage 1/2&3/1,2&3, & su'npyg/su'npygsm/rotsosu'npyg

didn't the sunpyg triple lp box get released after the 3 single lp's ¿



my old browser version has issues displaying the top menu, no problem on a current version

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BTW, a noteworthy change can be found in the fineprint: zappa.com seems to be owned by Universal now. Bye-bye independency?


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Mikey wrote:
Thanks for the feedback so far.

We are adding FZ relevant quotes about each release on the Discography pages. If you have a quote you would like to suggest, we're all ears.



Mikey when I come to the site on my computer its all good, but when I use my phone or IPad the content can not be all be seen...there is a black square that blocks the left hand side and the right header can not be seen or scrolled to to select the options...any ideas???


BTW great job with the relaunch!!!


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slime.oofytv.set wrote:
...didn't the sunpyg triple lp box get released after the 3 single lp's ¿

Yes. A year later. The triple single lps were mail order only.

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BTW, a noteworthy change can be found in the fineprint: zappa.com seems to be owned by Universal now. Bye-bye independency?

The site runs from their server, but it remains owned by the ZFT. The legal seems to be their standard boilerplate.


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Plook wrote:
Mikey wrote:
Thanks for the feedback so far.

We are adding FZ relevant quotes about each release on the Discography pages. If you have a quote you would like to suggest, we're all ears.



Mikey when I come to the site on my computer its all good, but when I use my phone or IPad the content can not be all be seen...there is a black square that blocks the left hand side and the right header can not be seen or scrolled to to select the options...any ideas???


BTW great job with the relaunch!!!

Thanks Plook - looking into it. As the site is adaptive for both desktop and mobile, there are a few little issues to iron out. This is why we are in beta mode ;)


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The mind boggles why the webmaster has not set a 301 redirect to the new forum location. How many thousands of bookmarks are now going to a page not found! Honestly, you guys really should know better :|


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 11:07 am 
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lighten up ringo, it's a beta version


just plain doug wrote:
slime.oofytv.set wrote:
...didn't the sunpyg triple lp box get released after the 3 single lp's ¿

Yes. A year later. The triple single lps were mail order only.
Image added today ¿ or maybe it was there all along ¿

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