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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:16 am 
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Simple question, What is your favourite Zappa tune/ Song?

My would be either Mr Green Genes or Oh No


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:40 am 
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hmmmm, that is a toughie/could never pick just one.
however, off the top of my thinking cap:

20 foot brownie
moist towelettes for glenda
intentional swahilian interlude
grandad brindlechin
haphazardly foaming (in the workplace)

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:52 am 
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Greggery Peccary!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:07 pm 
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lapsed maps wrote:
hmmmm, that is a toughie/could never pick just one.
however, off the top of my thinking cap:

20 foot brownie
moist towelettes for glenda
intentional swahilian interlude
grandad brindlechin
haphazardly foaming (in the workplace)


Interesting choices, sounds like fun at the Mud club


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:09 pm 
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BBP wrote:
Greggery Peccary!


cool choice


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Eddie RUKidding wrote:
lapsed maps wrote:
hmmmm, that is a toughie/could never pick just one.
however, off the top of my thinking cap:

20 foot brownie
moist towelettes for glenda
intentional swahilian interlude
grandad brindlechin
haphazardly foaming (in the workplace)


Interesting choices, sounds like fun at the Mud club

thanx manx!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:44 am 
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I always think the best criteria for how much you like a song is HOW OFTEN DO YOU ACTUALLY LISTEN TO IT. By that measure, for me, it's Echidna (original Roxy version), hands down.

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It's like chocolate with me: sometimes I deliberately don't play my favourite songs because I don't want to overplay them. Private Eye by Dog Fashion Disco is one instance. Lumpy Gravy is another.

Besides I can't always find the time to play the twenty-minute epic...

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:29 pm 
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Yep Lumpy Gravy is a fav of my too.

Have a guilty secret, my fav Zappa album is Mothers Day - picked up a copy about 10 years ago and is my go to for early Zappa as provides a great collection of songs from Freak Out, Ab Free, Cruzin, Lumpy and Money..

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Side One
1 Fountain Of Love* (2:57)
2 Brown Shoes Don't Make It (7:26)
3 Concentration Moon (2:42)
4 Nasal Retentive Calliope Music (2:00)
5 Let's Make The Water Turn Black (1:54)
6 Stuff Up The Cracks (4:29)
Side Two
7 America Drinks (1:52)
8 Cheap Thrills (2:20)
9 You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here (3:38)
10 The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny (6:30)
11 No. No. No." (2:27)
12 Plastic People (3:40)
Side Three
13 Are You Hung Up? (1:23)
14 Help, I'm A Rock (Suite In Three Movements) (8:37)
"Okay To Tap Dance"
"In Memoriam Edgar Varese"
"It Can't Happen Here"
15 Bow Tie Daddy (1:22)
16 Harry, You're a Beast (1:22)
17 What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (1:03)
18 Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin (6:57)
Side Four
19 Later That Night (3:04)
20 The Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet (Unfinished Ballet In Two Tableaus) (12:17)
Ritual Dance Of The Child-Killers
Nullis Pretii (No Commercial Potential)
21 Wowie Zowie (2:45)
22 Call Any Vegetable (2:19)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:33 pm 
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Eddie RUKidding wrote:
BBP wrote:
Greggery Peccary!


cool choice

I agree. You get a lot for your money with GP.


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Gotta admit it is hard to single out just one but having said that I find I really like to listen to the original Trouble Every Day...not so much for the music as it is frankly...quite repetitive...but those words are just...excellent...and sadly...still timeless.


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very true, still even today unfortunately


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:41 am 
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Inca Roads

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nice choice always popular, love George Duke on that one


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It's complete and has a bit of everything good in it... But this is an unfair zeroing. Love RDNZL, Filthy Habits, Zomby Woof, St Alphonzo, the whole SUNPYG series, Oh No, Up and down, etc, etc etc...

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Yeah its tough, like all of your choices too


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BBP wrote:
Greggery Peccary!

I always figured FZ wrote GP to drive someone out of the band. It's a perfect piece for that. Kind of like Ian Anderson writing Clive Bunker out of Jethro Tull with Thick As A Brick. Zappa was clearly in no hurry to release GP after he finished it. We know that much.


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downer mydnyte wrote:
BBP wrote:
Greggery Peccary!

I always figured FZ wrote GP to drive someone out of the band. It's a perfect piece for that. Kind of like Ian Anderson writing Clive Bunker out of Jethro Tull with Thick As A Brick. Zappa was clearly in no hurry to release GP after he finished it. We know that much.


Think you got it in one. So was Ian's piece Passion Play?


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Leaving the giant tracks like Gregory Peccary/Billy The Mountain/The Little House I Used To Live In/Lumpy Gravy:

Latex Solar Beef/Willie The Pimp (from the Fillmore)
Brown Shoes Don't Make it (and everything off Absolutely Free)
Cruising For Burgers (every version)
How Could I be Such A Fool (for the ballads, it's soo good!)

In non-rock stuff:

Mo's And Herb's Vacation (a modern classical masterpiece, deserves to be programmed in orchestra concerts with other modern and classic works)

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
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That is truly some amazing songwriting! :smoke:

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Zappa's Greatest Hitz! Let's make it vinyl and pretend it was released in 1980.

[original album versions]

side one
waka jawaka
who needs the peace corps
mom and dad
flower punk [alternate track: oh no]
take your clothes off [alt. track: orange county lumber truck]
camarillo brillo

side two
carolina hardcore ecstasy
echidna's arf
pygmy twylyte [the 8 minute version]
uncle remus
muffin man

side three
inca roads
black napkins
flakes [alternate: dog breath]
punky's whips (dec 1976 nyc)

side four
watermelon in easter hay
rdnzl
peaches en regalia
blessed relief


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The Yellow Snow Suite, 1979

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Revised Music For Low Budget Orchestra
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RDNZL


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Favorite FZ guitar solo - RDNZL from YCDTOSA Vol. 2 The Helsinki Concert

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It’s almost impossible to choose just one song but if my life depended on it, I’d go with Strictly Genteel.


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