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Which is your favorite song to listen to off of the album?
Penguin In Bondage 6%  6%  [ 8 ]
Pygmy Twylyte 6%  6%  [ 8 ]
Dummy Up 2%  2%  [ 2 ]
Village Of The Sun 16%  16%  [ 21 ]
Echidna's Arf (Of You) 24%  24%  [ 31 ]
Don't You Ever Wash That Thing? 13%  13%  [ 17 ]
Cheepnis 13%  13%  [ 17 ]
Son Of Orange County 12%  12%  [ 15 ]
More Trouble Every Day 4%  4%  [ 5 ]
Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzmen's Church) 5%  5%  [ 6 ]
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Village....just beat Echidna's by a photo finish.


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How is Be-Bop not winning by 100% here? It's so improvised, so entertaining, and so jazzy-good.


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Love Echidna's, but I have a soft spot for Village.

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Village Of The Sun! One of Frank's rare lovesongs.

The whole side 2 is actually, IMO, some of the most beautiful and interesting music ever to tickle my eardrums.

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Village of The Sun > Echidna's Arf (Of You) > Don't You Ever Wash That Thing? is probably one of my favorite sequences in all of Zappa music. Perfect little song, perfect instrumental, perfect jam vehicle. Lovely.

I've gotta go with Echidna's. I've always thought it was a really underrated piece, but this post shows that lots of people agree with me.


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Village of The Sun > Echidna's Arf (Of You) > Don't You Ever Wash That Thing? is probably one of my favorite sequences in all of Zappa music. Perfect little song, perfect instrumental, perfect jam vehicle. Lovely.

Back before I had my latest iPod which segues tracks properly, I made up two mp3s of multiple tracks from this album: Village/Echidna/DYEWTT and Cheepnis/Orange County/Trouble and these two were my favourite mp3s. But for me, the latter is my clear favourite of the two.

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I've gotta go with Echidna's. I've always thought it was a really underrated piece, but this post shows that lots of people agree with me.

Looks like it might actually be overrated.
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The combination of Son of Orange County/More Trouble Everyday which is essentially one track on the album gets my vote.


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Don't You Ever Wash That Thing is transcendent stuff.

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Don't You Ever Wash That Thing is transcendent stuff.


I feel that about Echidna's Arf (Of You).
But as others said: the whole side 2 ...

Be-Bop Tango has too much stage entertainment going on to be a gem that you'd return to again and again. It's rendered better on Piqantique (- at least I think i must be the same as the one I got from Swedish television, with Montana, Dupree's Paradise and Farther O'Blivion (including the tango and ending with Cucamonga).

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Village of the Sun. A beautiful piece.

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Tie Here!!!!
My favorite Zappa album hands down

Son of Orange County
One of the best melodic solos ever recorded

Pygmy Tywilite
for all of us old burnouts

Green hocker croakin
In the pygmy twylyte

Crankin an a-coken
In the winchells do-nut midnite

Out of his deep on a `fore day run
Hurtin for sleep in the quaalude moonlight

Green hocker in a greyhound locker
Smokin in the pygmy twylyte

Joined the bus on the 33rd seat
By the doo-doo room with the reek replete

Crystal eye, crystal eye
Got a crystal kidney & hes `fraid to die

Be Bop Tango is a Mutha


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GREAT album. Haven't decided on a favorite song yet (probably Cheepnis though).


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Don't You Ever Wish That Thing?


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Possibly the most difficult album for me to choose a single favorite. I chose Village Of The Sun. It came up on the random shuffle on my mp3 player yesterday... and I was really getting into it. Great vocals (with harmony overdubs). Probably the closest thing FZ ever wrote that was truly sentimental for him. (speculation on my part)


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Son Of Orange County, Sucka.


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Cheepnis it is.


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Village Of The SUN sun village to you! :wink:

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Cheepnis or Don't you ever....
The whole fucking album's amazing.

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jimmie d killed the forum wrote:
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Thanks for that pic! :D

This poll is ridiculously hard. I mean... really... how do you expect us to pick just one song?

Is that guy kidding or what?

I'll try again later.


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I wish I'd voted for Son Of Orange County instead.


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Choosing a favourite on this album really is difficult. Dummy Up gets old really quick for me because it's just stage banter and the people who enjoy that the most were probably there on the night. You had to be there is how I feel about his live gag stuff and audience participation. I'd be much more interested in a video of that track. Be Bop Tango has better versions elsewhere because this one is also cluttered up with stage banter. Penguin in Bondage and Pygmy Twilite are entertaining enough but side 2 and 3, how do you choose a favourite? All 6 of those tracks are brilliant. I voted for Son Of Orange County, for two main reasons. The solo in that piece is a perfect example of the type of guitar that I like as opposed to the frenetic wanking of so called virtuosos. The arrangement of the song is beautiful and I love how it evolved into this version over a period of 5 or so years.

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Vietato l'Ingresso wrote:
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Don't You Ever Wash That Thing is transcendent stuff.


I feel that about Echidna's Arf (Of You).
But as others said: the whole side 2 ...

Be-Bop Tango has too much stage entertainment going on to be a gem that you'd return to again and again. It's rendered better on Piqantique (- at least I think i must be the same as the one I got from Swedish television, with Montana, Dupree's Paradise and Farther O'Blivion (including the tango and ending with Cucamonga).


Montana is not on Piquantique, but Farther O'Blivion certainly is. I agree that the version of "Bebop Tango" with Ponty and (Ian) Underwood is better. Stage entertainment gets pretty old fast, whereas on the Stockholm rendition after Fowler's 'bone solo there's quite a bit improv on clarinet and violin that sounds pretty wicked.

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Dummy Up gets old really quick for me because it's just stage banter and the people who enjoy that the most were probably there on the night. You had to be there is how I feel about his live gag stuff and audience participation. I'd be much more interested in a video of that track.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPirRTmIFUg
enjoy! :D

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PIB for me.

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