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Tom Fowler doesn't look cool with that cigar.

*cancels order*

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Tom Fowler doesn't look cool with that cigar.

*cancels order*

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US Billboard Music Video Chart info for the Roxy: The Movie DVD...


Week 10:

#13 (700 copies sold*)

Week 9:

#12 (1,000 copies sold*)

Week 8:

#18 (600 copies sold*)

Week 7:

#19 (600 copies sold*)

Week 6:

#14 (750 copies sold*)

Week 5:

#15 (750 copies sold*)

Week 4:
#14 (750 copies sold*)

Week 3:
#4 (1,500-2,000 copies sold*)

Week 2:
#2 (2,000-2,500 copies sold*)

Week 1:
#4 (1,500-2,000 copies sold*)


10 Week Total:
10,000-11,500 copies sold*


10 week worldwide total: 24,000-29,000 copies sold*


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Yeah, it's "Dunt's ex-wife".


I'm the dummest MFer on this forum and I knew it was dunt and that he was Gails brother... :smoke:


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Yeah, it's "Dunt's ex-wife".


I'm the dummest MFer on this forum


Not any more you're not 8)

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US Billboard Music Video Chart info for the Roxy: The Movie DVD...


Week 11:

#13 (500 copies sold*)

Week 10:

#13 (700 copies sold*)

Week 9:

#12 (1,000 copies sold*)

Week 8:

#18 (600 copies sold*)

Week 7:

#19 (600 copies sold*)

Week 6:

#14 (750 copies sold*)

Week 5:

#15 (750 copies sold*)

Week 4:
#14 (750 copies sold*)

Week 3:
#4 (1,500-2,000 copies sold*)

Week 2:
#2 (2,000-2,500 copies sold*)

Week 1:
#4 (1,500-2,000 copies sold*)


11 Week Total:
10,500-12,000 copies sold*


11 week worldwide total: 24,500-29,500 copies sold*


* = estimate

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11 week worldwide total: 24,500-29,500 copies sold*
Are these good, average or bad figures? Just wondering.


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11 week worldwide total: 24,500-29,500 copies sold*
Are these good, average or bad figures? Just wondering.


In terms of new releases, The Roxy: The Movie DVD is the highest selling Zappa product since the '90s.

Whether or not you consider that good, average or bad, is up to you...

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Disco Boy wrote:
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Disco Boy wrote:
11 week worldwide total: 24,500-29,500 copies sold*
Are these good, average or bad figures? Just wondering.


In terms of new releases, The Roxy: The Movie DVD is the highest selling Zappa product since the '90s.

Whether or not you consider that good, average or bad, is up to you...



How does it compare with bands from the past and how does it compare to newer bands?


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Disco Boy wrote:
In terms of new releases, The Roxy: The Movie DVD is the highest selling Zappa product since the '90s.

Whether or not you consider that good, average or bad, is up to you...



How does it compare with bands from the past and how does it compare to newer bands?


Those are pretty broad questions. You'd have to be more specific...

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US Billboard Music Video Chart info for the Roxy: The Movie DVD...


Week 12:

#16 (400 copies sold*)

Week 11:

#13 (500 copies sold*)

Week 10:

#13 (700 copies sold*)

Week 9:

#12 (1,000 copies sold*)

Week 8:

#18 (600 copies sold*)

Week 7:

#19 (600 copies sold*)

Week 6:

#14 (750 copies sold*)

Week 5:

#15 (750 copies sold*)

Week 4:
#14 (750 copies sold*)

Week 3:
#4 (1,500-2,000 copies sold*)

Week 2:
#2 (2,000-2,500 copies sold*)

Week 1:
#4 (1,500-2,000 copies sold*)


12 Week Total:
11,000-12,500 copies sold*


12 week worldwide total: 25,000-35,000 copies sold*


* = estimate

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Disco Boy wrote:
Plook wrote:
Disco Boy wrote:
In terms of new releases, The Roxy: The Movie DVD is the highest selling Zappa product since the '90s.

Whether or not you consider that good, average or bad, is up to you...



How does it compare with bands from the past and how does it compare to newer bands?


Those are pretty broad questions. You'd have to be more specific...

I would guess Plook is asking where do the sales stand overall today on the charts (with a bullet)? How does it rank in sales vs. say, the new Roger Waters The Wall DVD or whatever new band has a DVD out?


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KUIII wrote:
Disco Boy wrote:
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How does it compare with bands from the past and how does it compare to newer bands?


Those are pretty broad questions. You'd have to be more specific...

I would guess Plook is asking where do the sales stand overall today on the charts (with a bullet)? How does it rank in sales vs. say, the new Roger Waters The Wall DVD or whatever new band has a DVD out?


Well, considering it's still in the US top 20 after 3 months, it's selling phenomenally well for a new Zappa product. But compared to most of the other artists on the chart, I'd say it's selling decently...

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I always thought FZ was saying "Dunt's ex-wife!", meaning his brother-in-law Jay (or John) "Dunt" Sloatman. It was nice to see Frank was friendly with her after Dunt and she split. As if I know them. :roll:


Thanks dovey, I never understood what he was saying there.

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US Billboard Music Video Chart info for the Roxy: The Movie DVD...


Week 13:

#25 (250 copies sold*)

Week 12:

#16 (400 copies sold*)

Week 11:

#13 (500 copies sold*)

Week 10:

#13 (700 copies sold*)

Week 9:

#12 (1,000 copies sold*)

Week 8:

#18 (600 copies sold*)

Week 7:

#19 (600 copies sold*)

Week 6:

#14 (750 copies sold*)

Week 5:

#15 (750 copies sold*)

Week 4:
#14 (750 copies sold*)

Week 3:
#4 (1,500-2,000 copies sold*)

Week 2:
#2 (2,000-2,500 copies sold*)

Week 1:
#4 (1,500-2,000 copies sold*)


13 Week Total:
11,000-12,500 copies sold*


13 week worldwide total: 25,000-35,000 copies sold*


* = estimate

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US Billboard Music Video Chart info for the Roxy: The Movie DVD...



Week 15:

#25 (250 copies sold*)

Week 14:

- N/A (200 copies sold*)

Week 13:

#25 (250 copies sold*)

Week 12:

#16 (400 copies sold*)

Week 11:

#13 (500 copies sold*)

Week 10:

#13 (700 copies sold*)

Week 9:

#12 (1,000 copies sold*)

Week 8:

#18 (600 copies sold*)

Week 7:

#19 (600 copies sold*)

Week 6:

#14 (750 copies sold*)

Week 5:

#15 (750 copies sold*)

Week 4:
#14 (750 copies sold*)

Week 3:
#4 (1,500-2,000 copies sold*)

Week 2:
#2 (2,000-2,500 copies sold*)

Week 1:
#4 (1,500-2,000 copies sold*)


15 Week Total:
11,500-13,000 copies sold*


15 Week Worldwide Total: 27,000-36,000 copies sold*


* = estimate

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I'd lost track of things Zappa until I was prompted back into it by seeing the Roxy DVD in HMV. Bought it immediately.

Now I've discovered that there have been lots of interested releases since I lost track of what was coming out. I've just found the "Token of His Extreme" DVD. I hope it's as good as the soundtrack CD that I'm playing on Spotify.


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US Billboard Music Video Chart info for the Roxy: The Movie DVD...



Week 17:

#23 (250 copies sold*)

Week 16:

- N/A (200 copies sold*)

Week 15:

#25 (250 copies sold*)

Week 14:

- N/A (200 copies sold*)

Week 13:

#25 (250 copies sold*)

Week 12:

#16 (400 copies sold*)

Week 11:

#13 (500 copies sold*)

Week 10:

#13 (700 copies sold*)

Week 9:

#12 (1,000 copies sold*)

Week 8:

#18 (600 copies sold*)

Week 7:

#19 (600 copies sold*)

Week 6:

#14 (750 copies sold*)

Week 5:

#15 (750 copies sold*)

Week 4:
#14 (750 copies sold*)

Week 3:
#4 (1,500-2,000 copies sold*)

Week 2:
#2 (2,000-2,500 copies sold*)

Week 1:
#4 (1,500-2,000 copies sold*)


17 Week Total:
12,000-14,000 copies sold*


17 Week Worldwide Total: 28,000-39,000 copies sold*


* = estimate

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This thing STILL has legs... :twisted:


US Billboard Music Video Chart info for the Roxy: The Movie DVD...



Week 22:

#23 (250 copies sold*)

Week 21:

- N/A (200 copies sold*)

Week 20:

- N/A (200 copies sold*)

Week 19:

- N/A (200 copies sold*)

Week 18:

- N/A (200 copies sold*)

Week 17:

#23 (250 copies sold*)

Week 16:

- N/A (200 copies sold*)

Week 15:

#25 (250 copies sold*)

Week 14:

- N/A (200 copies sold*)

Week 13:

#25 (250 copies sold*)

Week 12:

#16 (400 copies sold*)

Week 11:

#13 (500 copies sold*)

Week 10:

#13 (700 copies sold*)

Week 9:

#12 (1,000 copies sold*)

Week 8:

#18 (600 copies sold*)

Week 7:

#19 (600 copies sold*)

Week 6:

#14 (750 copies sold*)

Week 5:

#15 (750 copies sold*)

Week 4:
#14 (750 copies sold*)

Week 3:
#4 (1,500-2,000 copies sold*)

Week 2:
#2 (2,000-2,500 copies sold*)

Week 1:
#4 (1,500-2,000 copies sold*)


22 Week Total:
13,000-15,000 copies sold*


22 Week Worldwide Total: 32,000-43,000 copies sold*


* = estimate

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WOW. I've finally got my Bluray copy of ROXY - THE MOVIE and in utter stuper all I can declare is WOW as to how amazingly good this is.

I'll bet long time fans will have found this worth the wait. Simply stunning performances all round. Some of the best quality footage I've seen of a Frank Zappa performance ANYWHERE!!!

You know, I'm not normally that excited by drum/percussion solos but with this release, watching the performers and the incredible sounds they make, I wanted to run down the road and buy a drum kit or a xylophone pronto. Simply AWESSOME!!!

Ruth Underwood is without doubt one of the greatest Xylophone players of all time. Best of all was the terrific part where Frank puts down the guitar and joins in. It was simply superb musicianship.

Some argue Frank wasn't really a great guitarist(even Frank will tell you) but it has to be said, you can't deny he was an AWESOME composer. Something I've enjoyed listening to Frank's music is how he not only uses VERY different lyrics and ideas for vocals, he does so in a way that sort of says "Look, the vocals and words are really not that important. What matters in the end is the music." (Personally I think Frank Zappa was a sensational guitarist. He always gives the playing performance his all for every performance I've seen or heard. His determination to get the music just right while enjoying the improvisational possibilities is astounding and the way the entire band can keep it all flowing so seamlessly and together breath taking.

Roxy The Movie, certainly shows exactly how important the music is. Everyone in this band is having the time of there lives and really enjoying the music there playing. So much so that I honestly didn't give a hoot n nanny ninja about the audience, however I was pleased at how well they enjoyed contributing to the actual concert. The do what you want in 4 bars and sit down promptly on the 5th was a lot of fun.

I'm hoping that many musicians out there watch this at least once to learn what a real music concert should be. Hey maybe you can't play Zappa's music because it's to complicated for you, that doesn't mean you can't do a very interesting show by stepping outside the box and doing something completely different. Here's hoping it inspires more 'original' and interesting musicians for decades to come.

I'd recommend this movie, not just to Frank Zappa fans, but to fans of all kinds of musical genres. (Especially Classical circles). In fact I'd go so far as to say it should be required study for all High School music classes and beyond.

A simply stunning production. Personally I didn't detect a single audio lag and I'm so very very happy that this has finally had a chance to see the light of day.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST AND ALL FELLOW FANS WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE!!!!!!


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WOW. I've finally got my Bluray copy of ROXY - THE MOVIE and in utter stuper all I can declare is WOW as to how amazingly good this is.

I'll bet long time fans will have found this worth the wait. Simply stunning performances all round. Some of the best quality footage I've seen of a Frank Zappa performance ANYWHERE!!!

You know, I'm not normally that excited by drum/percussion solos but with this release, watching the performers and the incredible sounds they make, I wanted to run down the road and buy a drum kit or a xylophone pronto. Simply AWESSOME!!!

Ruth Underwood is without doubt one of the greatest Xylophone players of all time. Best of all was the terrific part where Frank puts down the guitar and joins in. It was simply superb musicianship.

Some argue Frank wasn't really a great guitarist(even Frank will tell you) but it has to be said, you can't deny he was an AWESOME composer. Something I've enjoyed listening to Frank's music is how he not only uses VERY different lyrics and ideas for vocals, he does so in a way that sort of says "Look, the vocals and words are really not that important. What matters in the end is the music." (Personally I think Frank Zappa was a sensational guitarist. He always gives the playing performance his all for every performance I've seen or heard. His determination to get the music just right while enjoying the improvisational possibilities is astounding and the way the entire band can keep it all flowing so seamlessly and together breath taking.

Roxy The Movie, certainly shows exactly how important the music is. Everyone in this band is having the time of there lives and really enjoying the music there playing. So much so that I honestly didn't give a hoot n nanny ninja about the audience, however I was pleased at how well they enjoyed contributing to the actual concert. The do what you want in 4 bars and sit down promptly on the 5th was a lot of fun.

I'm hoping that many musicians out there watch this at least once to learn what a real music concert should be. Hey maybe you can't play Zappa's music because it's to complicated for you, that doesn't mean you can't do a very interesting show by stepping outside the box and doing something completely different. Here's hoping it inspires more 'original' and interesting musicians for decades to come.

I'd recommend this movie, not just to Frank Zappa fans, but to fans of all kinds of musical genres. (Especially Classical circles). In fact I'd go so far as to say it should be required study for all High School music classes and beyond.

A simply stunning production. Personally I didn't detect a single audio lag and I'm so very very happy that this has finally had a chance to see the light of day.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST AND ALL FELLOW FANS WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE!!!!!!



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Gray_Ghost wrote:
Spaceresearcher wrote:
WOW. I've finally got my Bluray copy of ROXY - THE MOVIE and in utter stuper all I can declare is WOW as to how amazingly good this is.

I'll bet long time fans will have found this worth the wait. Simply stunning performances all round. Some of the best quality footage I've seen of a Frank Zappa performance ANYWHERE!!!

You know, I'm not normally that excited by drum/percussion solos but with this release, watching the performers and the incredible sounds they make, I wanted to run down the road and buy a drum kit or a xylophone pronto. Simply AWESSOME!!!

Ruth Underwood is without doubt one of the greatest Xylophone players of all time. Best of all was the terrific part where Frank puts down the guitar and joins in. It was simply superb musicianship.

Some argue Frank wasn't really a great guitarist(even Frank will tell you) but it has to be said, you can't deny he was an AWESOME composer. Something I've enjoyed listening to Frank's music is how he not only uses VERY different lyrics and ideas for vocals, he does so in a way that sort of says "Look, the vocals and words are really not that important. What matters in the end is the music." (Personally I think Frank Zappa was a sensational guitarist. He always gives the playing performance his all for every performance I've seen or heard. His determination to get the music just right while enjoying the improvisational possibilities is astounding and the way the entire band can keep it all flowing so seamlessly and together breath taking.

Roxy The Movie, certainly shows exactly how important the music is. Everyone in this band is having the time of there lives and really enjoying the music there playing. So much so that I honestly didn't give a hoot n nanny ninja about the audience, however I was pleased at how well they enjoyed contributing to the actual concert. The do what you want in 4 bars and sit down promptly on the 5th was a lot of fun.

I'm hoping that many musicians out there watch this at least once to learn what a real music concert should be. Hey maybe you can't play Zappa's music because it's to complicated for you, that doesn't mean you can't do a very interesting show by stepping outside the box and doing something completely different. Here's hoping it inspires more 'original' and interesting musicians for decades to come.

I'd recommend this movie, not just to Frank Zappa fans, but to fans of all kinds of musical genres. (Especially Classical circles). In fact I'd go so far as to say it should be required study for all High School music classes and beyond.

A simply stunning production. Personally I didn't detect a single audio lag and I'm so very very happy that this has finally had a chance to see the light of day.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST AND ALL FELLOW FANS WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE!!!!!!



Have you checked this out?

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Not yet, it's on my list of Zappa purchases (trying to procure a copy of Civilization Phase III at the moment. Sadly it seems to have become a rarity since I last purchased it). If you've seen it, please do share your joys and highlights from 'A Token Of His Extreme'. I've noted it's got about 10 different covers across the world too.

I've just gotten 'The Freak-Out List' and I'm wondering if this is the same documentary on other DVD documentaries about FZ in another form:
https://www.discogs.com/Frank-Zappa-The ... se/6467942


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Spaceresearcher wrote:
WOW. I've finally got my Bluray copy of ROXY - THE MOVIE and in utter stuper all I can declare is WOW as to how amazingly good this is.

I'll bet long time fans will have found this worth the wait. Simply stunning performances all round. Some of the best quality footage I've seen of a Frank Zappa performance ANYWHERE!!!

You know, I'm not normally that excited by drum/percussion solos but with this release, watching the performers and the incredible sounds they make, I wanted to run down the road and buy a drum kit or a xylophone pronto. Simply AWESSOME!!!

Ruth Underwood is without doubt one of the greatest Xylophone players of all time. Best of all was the terrific part where Frank puts down the guitar and joins in. It was simply superb musicianship.

Some argue Frank wasn't really a great guitarist(even Frank will tell you) but it has to be said, you can't deny he was an AWESOME composer. Something I've enjoyed listening to Frank's music is how he not only uses VERY different lyrics and ideas for vocals, he does so in a way that sort of says "Look, the vocals and words are really not that important. What matters in the end is the music." (Personally I think Frank Zappa was a sensational guitarist. He always gives the playing performance his all for every performance I've seen or heard. His determination to get the music just right while enjoying the improvisational possibilities is astounding and the way the entire band can keep it all flowing so seamlessly and together breath taking.

Roxy The Movie, certainly shows exactly how important the music is. Everyone in this band is having the time of there lives and really enjoying the music there playing. So much so that I honestly didn't give a hoot n nanny ninja about the audience, however I was pleased at how well they enjoyed contributing to the actual concert. The do what you want in 4 bars and sit down promptly on the 5th was a lot of fun.

I'm hoping that many musicians out there watch this at least once to learn what a real music concert should be. Hey maybe you can't play Zappa's music because it's to complicated for you, that doesn't mean you can't do a very interesting show by stepping outside the box and doing something completely different. Here's hoping it inspires more 'original' and interesting musicians for decades to come.

I'd recommend this movie, not just to Frank Zappa fans, but to fans of all kinds of musical genres. (Especially Classical circles). In fact I'd go so far as to say it should be required study for all High School music classes and beyond.

A simply stunning production. Personally I didn't detect a single audio lag and I'm so very very happy that this has finally had a chance to see the light of day.

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE ZAPPA FAMILY TRUST AND ALL FELLOW FANS WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE!!!!!!



Have you checked this out?

Image


Not yet, it's on my list of Zappa purchases (trying to procure a copy of Civilization Phase III at the moment. Sadly it seems to have become a rarity since I last purchased it). If you've seen it, please do share your joys and highlights from 'A Token Of His Extreme'. I've noted it's got about 10 different covers across the world too.

I've just gotten 'The Freak-Out List' and I'm wondering if this is the same documentary on other DVD documentaries about FZ in another form:
https://www.discogs.com/Frank-Zappa-The ... se/6467942


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