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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:17 am 
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ZAPPA AFFAIR Berkeley Symphony Orchestra , was this ever recorded, little info on this, so far


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:38 am 
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"Kelly Johnson, the manager of the Berkeley Symphony, would rather not talk about the "Zappa Affair," which was one of the symphony's most exciting, and most damaging, productions. Johnson would like to forget what he calls the "nightmare of 1984" and concentrate on the very successful current season. It seems as if no one who had a part in the Zappa concerts wants to be reminded of the experience; one past board member says her "blood pressure goes up every time I think about It." Even now, several years after the Zappa extravaganza, people talk about it with hostility and anger."

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:10 am 
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^^^Was that because Frank was difficult to work with?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:50 pm 
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KUIII wrote:
^^^Was that because Frank was difficult to work with?

"But while it was a dazzling and engaging production, It was also an expensive and disorganized one. What began innocently enough as an evening of Zappa's music, played by the Berkeley Symphony, was expanded into a multi-media performance, and the artistic visions of the people who planned it ended up being far too ambitious for the budget."

http://www.afka.net/Articles/1987-03_Option_2.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:29 pm 
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^^^Thanks for the link. Interesting read.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:39 am 
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Very interesting. I didn't really know anything about this. Nice to see scans of the program as well

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:26 pm 
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It was aired on radio. So it exists a very good sounding tape from that evening.

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My_Name_Is_Fritz wrote:
It was aired on radio. So it exists a very good sounding tape from that evening.


Yes. It was broadcast on KPFA. It was never released commercially, but it's available as a torrent from zappateers:

http://www.zappateers.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=3878

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:23 am 
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It was never released commercially, but it's available as a torrent from zappateers


Thx for the link. But I have a question that may be a bit dumb. So, as far as I know that way of getting content isn't legal, so maybe I should hide my IP using vpn or something?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:45 am 
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Whether it is illegal or not rests upon your national legislation. The supposed owner of the copyright (ZFT) has not claimed it and Zappateers is obviously a bona fide fan/trader hub to supply people such as you with ways to kill your curiosity on Zappa music and related things. It is a private tracker, so you are relatively safe. You can use a VPN if you feel more comfortable. It's all up to you.

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