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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:57 pm 
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UPDATE:

A Token Of His Extreme sales, courtesy of the US & Canadian Top 50 DVD/Music Video Charts...


Country / Chart Position / Copies Sold

Week 1

US / #6 / 1,125 (total units sold, considering pre-release date sales: 1,218)
Canada / #17 / 101

Week 2

US / #10 / 782
Canada / #25 / 102

Week 3

US / #15 / 508
Canada / #42 / 54


Total Copies Sold To Date:

US: 2,508
Canada: 257

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:50 pm 
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I'm with JP on this one and remarkably I have a Yamaha 5.1 surround capable amplifier with a BASS Acoustic speaker setup and this music sounds great through it.

BTW, I'm trying to find out more about BASS Acoustic speakers but their company name is way too stupid for an internet search. The model is BAMYST, I think they may have been made in Denmark. Does anyone there know anything more about this company or these speakers?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:58 pm 
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I'm with JP on this one and remarkably I have a Yamaha 5.1 surround capable amplifier with a BASS Acoustic speaker setup and this music sounds great through it.

BTW, I'm trying to find out more about BASS Acoustic speakers but their company name is way too stupid for an internet search. The model is BAMYST, I think they may have been made in Denmark. Does anyone there know anything more about this company or these speakers?

They were carried by Harvey Norman, but they slashed pricing on them a few years ago, to clear them out.
Maybe you can contact them, and find an old guy who worked there while they had them, and ask for any info?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 11:23 am 
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Good god the editing is annoying.

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Ronny's Noomies wrote:
Good god the editing is annoying.


ArE yOu SpEaKiNg Of ThE mInD nUmBiNgLy BaCk-AnD-fOrTh ViSuAL gLoP?

I don't like that gimmick either, rather just hear the tunes.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:36 pm 
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UPDATE:

A Token Of His Extreme sales, courtesy of the US & Canadian Top 50 DVD/Music Video Charts...


Country / Chart Position / Copies Sold

Week 1

US / #6 / 1,125 (total units sold, considering pre-release date sales: 1,218)
Canada / #17 / 101

Week 2

US / #10 / 782
Canada / #25 / 102

Week 3

US / #15 / 508
Canada / #42 / 54

Week 4

US / #20 / 378
Canada / #25 / 58


Total Copies Sold To Date:

US: 2,886
Canada: 315

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Ronny's Noomies wrote:
Good god the editing is annoying.

No, it's not. It's Zappa.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:00 am 
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I have a visual condition whereby I get strong and persistent afterimages on my retina. Some of the scenes in this movie are painful for me to watch. I love the music and mostly I do enjoy watching the video but not everyone has to like Zappa's movie ideas. For example, I think Uncle meat is crap. So what, I love FZ as a musical composer, that's it.

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While I understand polydigm's position, I don't have that visual condition myself and see a connection between the ultrarapid editing and Zappa's (poly)rhythmic sensibility. That's why I say "it's Zappa". I think the editing style of this 1974 TV special conveys the many levels of the music and the interplay between the musicians beautifully. I prefer it to the similar, slightly less radical synaptic overload of The Dub Room Special. Although appreciation of this depends on taste and individual sensory perception, I do think the extreme editing is part and parcel of Zappa's overall aesthetic. Like it or not, it's a typical aspect of his special art.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:30 pm 
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DC Boogie wrote:
While I understand polydigm's position, I don't have that visual condition myself and see a connection between the ultrarapid editing and Zappa's (poly)rhythmic sensibility. That's why I say "it's Zappa". I think the editing style of this 1974 TV special conveys the many levels of the music and the interplay between the musicians beautifully. I prefer it to the similar, slightly less radical synaptic overload of The Dub Room Special. Although appreciation of this depends on taste and individual sensory perception, I do think the extreme editing is part and parcel of Zappa's overall aesthetic. Like it or not, it's a typical aspect of his special art.


Disagree. I think it's Country Joe or possibly The Incredible String Band. I realize I might not have a leg to stand on.


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Frank made relatively few mistakes. The frenetic editing is one of them. I find it an obstacle I just can't get past.

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I just got mine yesterday...I LOVE IT!!! Boing!

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:48 pm 
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Ronny's Noomies wrote:
Frank made relatively few mistakes. The frenetic editing is one of them. I find it an obstacle I just can't get past.

I agree completely. It is humanly impossible to follow the animation stuff. Or is it the music footage? It is worse than the worse MTV-type video editing. I think it is very far from his music compositional style. Whenever he used intricate and fast polyrhythmic structures, they would stand out clearly against their "background" or accompanying figures. This editing is just awful and painful at times. In musical terms it would correspond to cut between two pieces from Jazz from Hell every 1/10th of a second.

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He was consistent, this manic editing goes back at le4ast to the Seeman footage you can get of the Garrick years...endlessly annoying, but he liked it.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 10:02 pm 
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UPDATE:

A Token Of His Extreme sales, courtesy of the US & Canadian Top 50 DVD/Music Video Charts...


Country / Chart Position / Copies Sold

Week 1

US / #6 / 1,125 (total units sold, considering pre-release date sales: 1,218)
Canada / #17 / 101

Week 2

US / #10 / 782
Canada / #25 / 102

Week 3

US / #15 / 508
Canada / #42 / 54

Week 4

US / #20 / 378
Canada / #42 / 58

Week 5

US / #27 / 310
Canada / #33 / 52

Week 6

US / #23 / 285
Canada / #44 / 46

Week 7

US / #33 / 206
Canada / - / -

Week 8

US / #25 / 256
Canada / - / -


Total Copies Sold To Date:

US: 3,943
Canada: 413 (as of Week 6)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:10 pm 
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how many copies does #1 sell on a typical week ¿

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slime.oofytv.set wrote:
how many copies does #1 sell on a typical week ¿


In the US, 3,000-4,000. In Canada, 1/10 of that.

Once The Roxy Performances DVD is released, it has a shot at the #1 spot on the US and Canadian Music Video / DVD charts. Though, since TRP DVD is supposedly going to be released closer to Xmas, that would require it to sell about twice the weekly average a DVD would have to sell in order to make it on the charts, let alone to the top spot...



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UPDATE:

A Token Of His Extreme sales, courtesy of the US & Canadian Top 50 DVD/Music Video Charts...


Country / Chart Position / Copies Sold

Week 1

US / #6 / 1,125 (total units sold, considering pre-release date sales: 1,218)
Canada / #17 / 101

Week 2

US / #10 / 782
Canada / #25 / 102

Week 3

US / #15 / 508
Canada / #42 / 54

Week 4

US / #20 / 378
Canada / #42 / 58

Week 5

US / #27 / 310
Canada / #33 / 52

Week 6

US / #23 / 285
Canada / #44 / 46

Week 7

US / #33 / 206
Canada / - / -

Week 8

US / #25 / 256
Canada / - / -

Week 9

US / #34 / ?
Canada / - / -


Total Copies Sold To Date:

US: 3,943 (as of Week 8 )
Canada: 413 (as of Week 6)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:24 pm 
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UPDATE:

A Token Of His Extreme sales, courtesy of the US & Canadian Top 50 DVD/Music Video Charts...


Country / Chart Position / Copies Sold

Week 1

US / #6 / 1,125 (total units sold, considering pre-release date sales: 1,218)
Canada / #17 / 101

Week 2

US / #10 / 782
Canada / #25 / 102

Week 3

US / #15 / 508
Canada / #42 / 54

Week 4

US / #20 / 378
Canada / #42 / 58

Week 5

US / #27 / 310
Canada / #33 / 52

Week 6

US / #23 / 285
Canada / #44 / 46

Week 7

US / #33 / 206
Canada / - / -

Week 8

US / #25 / 256
Canada / - / -

Week 9

US / #34 / 199
Canada / - / -

Week 10

US / #32 / 236
Canada / - / -


Total Copies Sold To Date:

US: 4,378
Canada: 413 (as of Week 6)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:18 am 
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The music's great.
The editing is dreadful.
No wonder the TV channels wouldn't show it.

What a great band!
Chester's drumming is awesome-the interplay with Ruth is spectacular.


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In the USA the DVD is region 1, but the one I bought from Switzerland is region 0 :?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:39 pm 
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UPDATE:

A Token Of His Extreme sales, courtesy of the US & Canadian Top 50 DVD/Music Video Charts...


Country / Chart Position / Copies Sold

Week 1

US / #6 / 1,125 (total units sold, considering pre-release date sales: 1,218)
Canada / #17 / 101

Week 2

US / #10 / 782
Canada / #25 / 102

Week 3

US / #15 / 508
Canada / #42 / 54

Week 4

US / #20 / 378
Canada / #42 / 58

Week 5

US / #27 / 310
Canada / #33 / 52

Week 6

US / #23 / 285
Canada / #44 / 46

Week 7

US / #33 / 206
Canada / - / -

Week 8

US / #25 / 256
Canada / - / -

Week 9

US / #34 / 199
Canada / - / -

Week 10

US / #32 / 236
Canada / - / -

Week 11

US / #35 / ?
Canada / - / -

Week 12

US / - / -
Canada / - / -


Total Copies Sold To Date:

US: 4,378 (as of week 10)
Canada: 413 (as of Week 6)


It looks like the chart run for the DVD release of ATOHE is over...

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:35 am 
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later that month.....
a 3 DVD set is coming.....
BS, ATOHE, and DRS!!!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:14 am 
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I'm late to this thread, but I wanted to ask you guys-
Is that not the single greatest "Montana" solo you've ever heard??
(I like the editing, too, for that song...)
It's become my favorite FZ solo for the time being. While first watching/listening, I had the volume blasted and all the lights down, and I was just laughing in a state of bliss at how fucking perfect that solo is. :mrgreen: :) :mrgreen:


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I watched this yesterday. I've had a boot DVD for years and thought this would just be a minor upgrade from that….

…but it was just FANTASTIC!!! Way better sound and video, and parts of the concert that I hadn't seen before. Also, a different song order, giving the film a different rhythm. This is, as FZ said, probably the best video ever made by a human being. Great release. Everybody needs it. Canon.

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