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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:13 pm 
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Without asking what the Easter Egg is and killing the surprise, I'll try that later tonight and see for myself...

Make sure you sit back, put up your feet, and have a beer. It's well worth the effort!

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:11 pm 
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schvanzbass wrote:
Go to the extras page
Use the left and right buttons on your remote to scroll
Eventually Frank's mustache will light up
View an Easter Egg that isn't footage from the show.

just plain doug wrote:
Disco Boy wrote:
Without asking what the Easter Egg is and killing the surprise, I'll try that later tonight and see for myself...

Make sure you sit back, put up your feet, and have a beer. It's well worth the effort!

I just called up my local record guy and he's sold out the last two copies* and I'll have to wait until Monday for mine to arrive on my screen... Please, don't spoil the surprise. Thanks y'all!

* The way I/he/we look at it is, the more people that buy, listen & watch any Frank Zappa product is better than me having to wait a day and 1/2 for mine. I hope he gets more FZ business too. 8) :D

No matter how you tossed the dice, it had to be. :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:13 am 
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schvanzbass wrote:
Go to the extras page
Use the left and right buttons on your remote to scroll
Eventually Frank's mustache will light up
View an Easter Egg that isn't footage from the show.


thank you very much, ya big tease.
what a waste!


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:53 pm 
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just plain doug wrote:
Disco Boy wrote:
Without asking what the Easter Egg is and killing the surprise, I'll try that later tonight and see for myself...

Make sure you sit back, put up your feet, and have a beer. It's well worth the effort!


So, earlier this morning after discovering the scintillating surprise, I must confess that I never knew a ticket stub (albeit a black & white one) could produce such extraordinarily breathtaking results.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:56 pm 
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Video quality sucks compared to Dub Room. Why is it dark and grainy?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:28 am 
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Star Thrower wrote:
Video quality sucks compared to Dub Room. Why is it dark and grainy?


Dark? I don't think so. Grainy? maybe, but it was filmed for TV, and the tapes are almost 40 years old now. I think the DVD looks fine.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:53 am 
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Yes, it is darker than the Dub Room DVD.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:10 am 
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Star Thrower wrote:
Yes, it is darker than the Dub Room DVD.


But still you can say darker and darker. I don't know what the outside of this thing looks like at all.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:58 pm 
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Are you inside a piano? (Spastic turkey laughter!!!)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:39 pm 
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How do you get your... your water so dark?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:51 pm 
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Star Thrower wrote:
Video quality sucks compared to Dub Room. Why is it dark and grainy?



I'm SO not looking forward to your review of Roxy when it comes out. :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:26 am 
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I especially loved the use of a miked Pignose ampli at the Mike Douglas Show :shock:
And great tone again...

ps,
I am blasphemous if I say that in one point or two I suspect a little marimba overdubbing?
Ruth is not playing, while you can hear a little flurry of notes...

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:45 am 
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Sterbus wrote:
I am blasphemous if I say that in one point or two I suspect a little marimba overdubbing?
Ruth is not playing, while you can hear a little flurry of notes...


Could just be an audio-video mismatch. Can you point to a specific time?

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I say sorry... I watched it on a bigger screen and you can actually see Ruth wrists moving... she was hidden behind Chester ride... :cry:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:22 am 
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This is probably the best Zappa video ever, at least my instant favourite. All the others have their boring moments - including Baby Snakes and 200 Motels - A Token Of His Extreme is all climactic action. I love the way the Mike Douglas band backs up Black Napkins, with the horns playing the theme along with the guitar towards the end. I would think Zappa spent a couple of hours rehearsing them to get it right. On the KCET show itself, Florentine Pogen stands out as the best recorded version of that song - it really gains from stretching out. I've always felt that the OSFA version doesn't really take off - this one certainly does. Even my wife quite enjoyed it, although she didn't like the super rapid cutting. I don't mind, it's so obviously a part of Zappa's vision. And the claymation! Will we ever see the complete Bruce Bickford Greggery Peccary? The inside of the DVD cover gives yet another glimpse of that seemingly aborted project - you know - "meanwhile, the enraged HUNCHMEN (and HUNCHWOMEN) rumble through the SHORT FOREST until (realizing the little swine has escaped) they decide to park their steaming vehicles in a circular pseudo-Wagon Train formation. . . and have a LOVE-IN!" Anyways, a great show and a great package - if you're a Zappa fan, you need it! And you don't even have to ask why!

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#3 on Amazon as of June 20, 2013

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Just watched it this morning. I loved it except for the fact that the first track skips, so straight to Montana. Great time seeing the missing bits from Dub Room and the Mike Douglas Show.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:48 am 
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DC Boogie wrote:
I love the way the Mike Douglas band backs up Black Napkins, with the horns playing the theme along with the guitar towards the end.

Me, too.


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When I first became a big FZ fan, the Roxy album was my favourite. I know this is not the "exact" Roxy configuration and moment but it captures how the core of that ensemble worked together. Yes, the quick cuts and strobing are just not physically pleasant, but they're part of his ideas of experimenting with film at the time. None the less, I enjoyed watching this movie.

And, I have to say, wanting a version without the claymation is just absurd. It's not just a video of a band, it's a movie and the claymation was a part of his vision for this movie project. My only complaint about the claymation is that FZ felt the need to mess with it - it's amazing stuff and needed no added effects.

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vaultmeister wrote:


And Jethro Tull is number 4! My two favorite artists!!

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Wonder why "Approximate" isn't on this release but it's on Dub Room? Odd that. Is Frank's solo for "Montana" on the DVD? This footage was shown at one of the ZPZ shows, and I was thrilled to see it (as everyone else was)....would be nice if it's included here in place of "Approximate". :wink:

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Just got me copy today and watched and enjoyed ! First time I saw FZ was with these mothers... plus bruce fowler and a white boy drummer.
Paid only $3.25 including shipping...some kind of promotion on Amazon.com

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UPDATE...

A Token Of His Extreme DVD Sales:

Week 1:

~ debuted at #6 on the US Top 50 DVD/Music Videos Chart, selling 1,218 copies AND debuted at #17 on the Canadian Top 50 DVD/Music Videos Chart, selling 101 copies

Week 2:

~ charted at #25 on the Canadian Top 50 DVD/Music Video Chart, selling 102 copies (total sales: 203 copies)

Unfortunately, my source couldn't get a hold of the US Top 50 DVD/Music Video Chart this week, so I don't have sales figures to report. However, if that changes, I'll add it. To guesstimate, ATOHE probably sold similar to what it did last week, considering its Canadian chart performance for week 2...

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About "Token" and "Dub Room", I have realized that the songs featured on both (Florentine Pogen, Inca Roads) are not edited the same way. For instance, on "Dub Room", when the "Louie Louie" quote takes place on "Florentine", we see Napoleon clapping, keeping the beat while making a silly face. On "Token", Napoleon is nowhere to be seen. When Gorilla Perellis appears, we see more shots of Ruth laughing on "Token" than on "Dub Room". It seems that FZ re-edited parts when preparing "Dub Room" and used different angle shots for certain fragments (and added those silly sound effects, luckily absent on "Token").


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Rne wrote:
About "Token" and "Dub Room", I have realized that the songs featured on both (Florentine Pogen, Inca Roads) are not edited the same way. For instance, on "Dub Room", when the "Louie Louie" quote takes place on "Florentine", we see Napoleon clapping, keeping the beat while making a silly face. On "Token", Napoleon is nowhere to be seen. When Gorilla Perellis appears, we see more shots of Ruth laughing on "Token" than on "Dub Room". It seems that FZ re-edited parts when preparing "Dub Room" and used different angle shots for certain fragments (and added those silly sound effects, luckily absent on "Token").


I haven't seen Dub Room in years, but that's no surprise. Frank always messed with his own stuff over and over again. The guitar solo editing, live/studio mash-ups, re-mixes, etc...

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