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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:21 am 
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just plain doug wrote:
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^^^Nice! :). But how did that stray KC poster come to find a home with your Zappa stuff?

This is the living room. The majority of my albums are in the spare bedroom. The KC poster has been there since before the collection expanded into the rest of the apartment.
(yes, apartment. Ask my neighbours about my 7.1 Surround system, sometime. :twisted: )

A few noise complaints, I imagine? I just moved back into an apartment and knowing I wouldn’t be blasting my music I just got a new tv with a decent soundbar (no subwoofer even) that I would play my music through. I already got a noise complaint from my neighbor when I was up late last weekend playing a concert at what I thought was a reasonable level. Since I’m retired now and I’m getting a good sense of my neighbor’s work schedules and when they are here I know when I can turn things up a little louder. The neighbor wasn’t an ass about it and neither was I so it’s all good. I like apartment living but the sound thing can be a little bit of a challenge at times for music lovers.

I’ve never really been much of a headphone guy but I think I need to go in that direction for when I really want to crank things up.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:28 pm 
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KUIII wrote:
I’ve never really been much of a headphone guy but I think I need to go in that direction for when I really want to crank things up.

Yep, headphones, for me, are merely a concession to other people. That bass has to be pounding on my chest, not just fluttering my earlobes.

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Warehouse tells me Orchestral Favorites shipped. The original was a bit short.But OK. Since I have Läther, I never got Studio Tan.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:04 pm 
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my latest zappa purchase was dance me this.

I don't feel the need to buy everything that's being released.

however, it was a long wait for more releases after the ryko 1995 deal.

I'm glad for all of you completists out there, that there is so much new stuff to get. 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:55 pm 
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Yeah, i've diligently bought everything the ZFT put out until the recent ZINY box, and as someone has said, the content/packaging (and pricing) policy did not work for me and shows that they're running out of stuff to sell. There are, of course, reams of live material in there, with probly lots of nuggets, but how many unheard Frank Zappa compositions? When you have to start putting candy floss on products in order to sell them, well that just says a lot about the quality of the said product.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:28 am 
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I have found ZINY to be an excellent release, RG likes it to and she is no FZ freak by any stretch of the imagination...I think it's Jazz, Blues, Rock fusion made her more willing to listen to and helped get other releases... :idea:


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:36 am 
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^^^ Outside of the packaging of the ZINY box (which I happen to like) the four additional discs are excellent imo. I don’t think I’m biting on the next release though as there is so much Roxy era material already out there. I’d like to see more ‘80’s stuff at this point.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:33 am 
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So having started this thread after ordering ZINY 40th, I have now actually started to listed to it. And I have been pleasantly surprised.

First impressions: wow, what a wonderful first CD. I got into ZINY on CD so had never heard the original vinyl. It's so tight and well structured.

Am on CD three at the moment and enjoying it immensely. Before this I had started to get a bit of fatigue with the 76-78 band, but actually it's probably just hearing Honey Don't You Want a Man Like me too many times.

And the packaging is FAR too large, but actually really impressive. Probably the second best Zappa item I own as far as the packaging goes.

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