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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:57 pm 
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Little_Sally wrote:
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1974 First time Zappa... Awesome !
1975 Bad bad worst ever ;-(
1980 Very Good
1981 Even Better
1984 Great

Why was '75 so bad?

It was the third show with Roy on bass and although he was ok it really didn't really seem like Frank was into it.
After seeing the Roxy band the year before it really was a musical letdown.
Frank didn't come back to Portland for five years after that.

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Yeah, I can imagine how that could have been a let down after seeing the Roxy band.

What I can't imagine is the '84 band ever being "great". Which means I probably would have liked the '75 show just fine. Robert Martin alone guarantees diminishing returns.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:33 pm 
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In retrospect I'd take a FZ show from any year just fine. There's recorded evidence from all the eras and I find them all entertaining. The '84 stuff on YCDTOA Vol. 3 is a lot of fun.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:22 pm 
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^ Do you have a least favorite Zappa line up, KUlll? (Is there a thread here for rating line ups?) Roxy is the one I listen to most.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:07 am 
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downer mydnyte wrote:
... Robert Martin alone guarantees diminishing returns.

It's his fashion sense, isn't it?

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The Forum Killed Arkay wrote:
downer mydnyte wrote:
... Robert Martin alone guarantees diminishing returns.

It's his fashion sense, isn't it?

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Notice how and where he holds the bottle.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:13 am 
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Just listened to a few video posts by Pete jones on FB. DZ and Co. are sounding great!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:42 pm 
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DZ Tour thread deleted? Maybe mngmnt knows why?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:49 am 
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coevad wrote:
Maybe mngmnt knows why?

hmmmmm...

i may or may not have done that.
it HAS to be one or the other, right?

if i am responsible, i apologize.
i was up late a week or two ago charring the midnight oils, chortling,
and reviewing some old slapsticky/miscellaneous files.
i actually mnged to eliminate a great deal of the dispersed garbage.
again, i apologize if i happened to sink a treasure or two upon doing so.

and one more thing, gang...
let's give it up for coevad
for always knowing where the true and unadulterated solutions can be found.

kudos manx!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:22 am 
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August 26 1984 my brother in law took me to see Frank Zappa at the pier in NYC. Being only 19 at the time my FZ knowledge was very limited and the show really didn't turn me into a Zappa freak but years later and now fully into FZ I purchased the DVD not realizing this was the show I attended many years earlier. After watching a couple times I started remembering much of the show and still glad my bro in law took me to see my only Zappa show. ( I have seen Dweezil at least a dozen times and cannot get enough FZ).


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what an awesome brother, telefu.
2018 IS THE YEAR FOR FAMILY!

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Montreal Forum 8 november 1981

The forum was packed as usual for FZ in Montreal. He came on, they started into Chunga's, the sound was incredibly good and loud for a hockey rink. When Frank hit the first note of the guitar solo, I swear, everyone's head was thrown back by the IMMENSE sound coming out of the PA. It was sick. The rest of the show is a blur of YAWYIS and a guy yelling Dinah-Moe-Hum continually....Steve Vai kinda stole the show, he was amazing. The encore (i think) was DMH, played at a blistering speed.

I saw Zappa a few times, there was no worst show.....

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:20 am 
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Felt Forum October 31st 1984
Late Show

Zoot Allures

Tinsel Town Rebellion

Trouble Every Day
(The Mothers of Invention song)

Penguin in Bondage

Hot Plate Heaven at the Green Hotel

Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up

Drowning Witch

Ride My Face to Chicago

Goblin Girl

The Black Page

Teen-Age Wind

Truck Driver Divorce

He's So Gay

Bobby Brown

Bamboozled by Love
("Owner of a Lonely Heart" vamp)

Let's Move to Cleveland

Encore:
Little Girl of Mine
(The Cleftones cover)

The Closer You Are
(The Channels cover) (with "Johnny Darling" snippet at the end)

No, No Cherry
(The Turbans cover)

Sharleena
Baby, Take Your Teeth Out ( Friend made it onto stage and got thrown back into crowd)

Dinah-Moe Humm

The Illinois Enema Bandit
(includes "Mr. Green Genes" snippet)

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Columbus Ohio, Nov 74. I was in Madison WI when I heard panties were thrown on stage, but did not go. Possibly because I had no car then.


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I saw Frank first on the Sheik Yerbouti, the second show was on NYE which I remembered being a year later come to find out it was just over a month (41 days) also I have meshed the two shows to some degree in my mind, I always thought the first concert most accurately reflected the Album but in fact it was the NYE show... :shock:

11-20-77 Pauley Pavillion, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Intro
Peaches En Regalia
The Torture Never Stops
Tryin' To Grow A Chin
City Of Tiny Lights
A Pound For A Brown
Bobby Brown
Conehead
Flake,
Big Leg Emma
Envelopes,
Disco Boy,
I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth
Wild Love
Titties 'n Beer
The Black Page
Jones Crusher
Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
Punky's Whips - quitar solo (q: Isn't It Romantic?)
Dinah-Moe Humm
Camarillo Brillo
Muffin Man
San Ber'dino
Black Napkins


12-31-77 - Pauley Pavillion, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Intro
Dancin' Fool
Peaches En Regalia
The Torture Never Stops
Tryin' To Grow A Chin
City Of Tiny Lights
Baby Snakes
A Pound For A Brown (incl. Gas Mask*)
I Have Been In You
Flakes, Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
Wild Love, Punky's Whips
Find Her Finer, Envelopes
Stinkfoot
Dong Work For Yuda
The Black Page
Jones Crusher, Disco Boy,
Dinah-Moe Humm
Bobby Brown,
Conehead,
Camarillo Brillo,
Muffin Man,
San Ber'dino
Black Napkins
Auld Lang Syne


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^^^^^ Nice! ^^^^^

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Columbus Ohio, Nov 74. I was in Madison WI when I heard panties were thrown on stage, but did not go. Possibly because I had no car then.

Well it was my last three weeks in Madison. I was moving to Berkeley and finishing my degree in grad school. I did not go to any concerts between sep and dec of 1980. I would have been aware of the Zappa gig but there was just a lot going on.

I used to have 2 snow tires on the 68 Chevy Nova I had for winter. I put the regular tires on for the drive to California, not needing them there. Somehow made it over Wyoming with all season radials. A few weeks later my land lady found the snow tires left behind in her garage.


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One of my favorite memories happened at my least favorite of all the shows I saw.

Ocean State Performing Arts Center. My buddy had seen FZ a few days earlier in Texas. He told me that they had done Whipping Post (he was a huge AB fan). So, FZ comes out for the encore and he says something along the lines of, "OK, now we're going to do a song we didn't write". I turn to my buddy and I say "Whipping Post!". Two guys in the row in front of me turn and look at me like I'm out of my mind. Just as they turn their heads back, FZ says "Whipping Post". Their faces snap back at me with a "how the fuck did you call that!" look.

I saw Frank 5 times, I'm thankful for all of them, and they were all special in one way or another, but that '88 tour.....I saw 2 shows. I caught Lonesome Cowboy Burt (original version, a personal fav of mine) at one, and Who Needs The Peace Corp and the Beatles Swaggart Medley at the other. Fuckin Fantastic!

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