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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:08 am 
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<br>So is Harris, on that album. (I love his falsetto ad-libs, however, in the Tinsel Town Rebellion version of "Love of My Life"...guess he should stick to singing!)<br><br>Never could get behind Thing-Fish. It just puts me in the mood to hear the original versions of the songs on it.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 6:52 am 
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[font=arial]One of FZ's most bizarre releases to say the least.... I haven't listened to it for probably 8 years..... just couldn't get into it to be honest. Although the stage show version looks interesting !![/font]


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 8:34 am 
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<br>Hence the avatar.  ;D

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Whats Thingfish about? Is it about Aids? And how the Goverment invented Aids to cull the population of queers? Or how the goverment invented queers to cull the population? I don't know!!!!! i listened to in recently for the second time ever, don't know when i'll be able to listen to it again.


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Whats Thingfish about? Is it about Aids? And how the Goverment invented Aids to cull the population of queers?


All that and more. It also addresses stereotypes, the dumbing-down of musical theatre and how everything's much bigger in the long run than it seems now.

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Brilliant satire, excellent production, great music, top-notch writing...it's Zappa at his best.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 2:07 pm 
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[quote author=batchain115 link=board=albums;num=1104449561;start=0#11 date=12/31/04 at 14:46:08]...(I wish I had one particular FZ interview nearby in which Frank expressed extreme doubt about "The Official AIDS Story" in an observation no one else anywhere seemed to notice.) ...[/quote]<br><br>[table][tr][td]
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On a Tonight Show episode, noted scientific authority Joan Rivers declares that AIDS originated with African Green Monkeys and crossed the species barrier to humans.  <br> <br>"Oh, yeah?" Zappa asks. "Who fucked the monkey?" <br> [hr] [hr]<br>q: On Broadway the Hard Way there is one song called Promiscuous. Can you tell the background to that song? <br> <br>fz: Well, at the time we had this guy named Everett Koop who was a surgeon general in the United States and...You know he was one of these people who was telling the US public that the AIDS epidemic started because a native in east Africa was skinning a green monkey and maybe he cut his finger while he was taking the skin off this monkey to eat it and the green monkey had the AIDS virius and that's how it was transmitted to the human population. And somehow this native who cut his finger skinning the green monkey manage to transmitt this to 700 hundred people who died all at the same time in New York in November.  <br> <br>I mean, it just doesn't make sense okey. There's never been a situation other than legionnaires' disease where large number of people die all at the same time in certain locations. It doesn't rise the question of biological warfare. And the Unites States government has in the past conducted biological warfare experiments on civilian population.
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[quote author=Tipper Gore link=board=albums;num=1104449561;start=15#22 date=01/02/05 at 07:05:21]<br>Good production? All I hear is an annoying voice going on and on over old songs which are all mixed to the background.<br>It's my least fav.<br>[/quote]<br>Yeah, I think the production is pretty bad.  I think Frank was going for a Broadway-sounding album by mixing it with the music way in the background with the voices on top, but I think it produces a case of the concept taking more importance than actual quality.  However, I don't really care for the sound of any of his rock albums from the mid-80's.  Too cold and digital for me.  There's no warmth or depth to the sound.


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it's the best showcase of ike's vocals, it gives frank a shot at recapping a few albums after putting a new one out every 3 months for 3 or 4 years & the alternate versions of the zoot & yawyi tracks have great lyrics & give the original songs more depth<br><br>the sound/production is equal to or better than the other albums from those years, especially a dog like ttr [based on the thing-fish vinyl & the emi cd]<br><br>

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Thingfish is a good album. I bought it on cassette when it was first released. I still laugh every time I listen to it.<br><br>Don't take it so seriously, and enjoy it for the farce it is supposed to be.<br><br>And easy on the Galoot Cologna!<br><br>


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Oh well,I've gotta say that I felt this was one of the worst .<br><br>I felt totally cheated by the "re-using" of old music tracks(when I bought it in the 1980's),and the "homophobic" story line seemed a bit more forced too.  It's just me ,but I felt it tried too hard to be sick just for sickness's sake.<br><br>It coulda been one LP. Plus it seemed to be scrabbled together in a hurry.   I could forgive all this if it had new music over all.<br><br>At the time it seemed a long wait for such a "re-hash" of an album...and an expensive one too!<br><br>I do dig the "Crabgrass Baby" though!


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I bought Thing fish as a box set when it came out. Always enjoyed it. <br><br>IMO it's a perfect piece of conceptual continuety. You can hear the melody to Amnerika throughout the whole thing. Was this a set up for CP III or what ??<br><br>The evil prince piece is an incredible composition. Frank does it again, hiding his talent as a musical genius behind simple words that everyone can either like or dislike. Music is the best !

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Ive always enjoyed Thing Fish. Ok, it doesnt get an airing too often, but then neither do any of FZs more "epic" works, cos if you listen to em all the time you dont enjoy them as much, in my opinion. I also bought TF before YAWYI, SATLTSADW and Tinseltown, so the TF versions of the songs featured on those records were the first ones I heard, and I think that adds to my liking of the record..........

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One of Zappa's funny'est album's..... EVER ;D

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madcow1515 wrote:
I don't really care for the sound of any of his rock albums from the mid-80's.  Too cold and digital for me.  There's no warmth or depth to the sound.


Nonsense. Frank's 80's-era albums sound fantastic....

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