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 Post subject: Acoustic Zappa
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:44 pm 
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Are they're any other acoustic Zappa songs? I know "Sleep Dirt" and stuff like "Project X" where he plays an acoustic. The version of "Orange Claw Hammer" off the Beefheart box set is amazing as well.


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Joe's Xmasage, material from the early '60's selected by Joe and Gail and released a couple years ago. Many stories a couple much longer bits of Frank on acoustic guitar and on the radio and also being a voyeur and taping it, a couple single demos . . . as a early 20-something;
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here for the song titles
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Just a couple of other examples from Uncle Meat, I'm sure there are more. Sounds like he used an acoustic guitar in Cruising For Burgers. There's a riff right near the end of The Uncle Meat Variations that sounds like it's played on a classical guitar.

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There's a lot of acoustics guitars in We're only in it for the money

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GaryMuffins wrote:
Are they're any other acoustic Zappa songs? I know "Sleep Dirt" and stuff like "Project X" where he plays an acoustic. The version of "Orange Claw Hammer" off the Beefheart box set is amazing as well.


While Acoustic Guitar(s) is limited in the catalog, outside of keyboards I do tend to prefer the timbre of amplified acoustic instruments . Even though solid body guitar with pickups are not classified as acoustic instruments they always have sounded warm in comparison to synth and mid- drums. So while the obvious of your question seemingly pertains to the likes of Sleep Dirt, Down In The Dew or Patrick O'Hearn's Upright Bass in The Ocean is The Ultimate Solution I always look at the composition and how the arrangement may contain a combination of acoustic based instrumentation , synth and digital electronics

That 1984 band had a cold and sterile sound because so much of the instrumental timber was low-fi electronics. Well Lo-Fo in comparison to where performance digital instrumentation is today. In listening to those live recordings today 24 Bit Mastering as heard on Trance Fusion does help with dynamics but outside of the great solo guitar, bass and vocals that band be it live or playback lacks acoustic dimension in overall band timber. I'll never complain about a good sounding analog synth but that Yamaha DX7 and Digital Drums from 1984 was not to my liking.

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Blessed Relief is played on an acoustic which had a pickup over the soundhole, iirc. It still sounds acoustic even though it's run thru a wah. Great stuff...

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While You Were Out - FZ- Acoustic Black Widow
Stucco Homes - FZ - Acoustic Black Widow
Canard Du Jour - FZ - Bouzouki; J.L. Ponty Baritone Violin

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Er, is not the main solo in Peaches on an acoustic?


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Let's not forget the original My Guitar wants to Kill Your Mama.

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the solo on stinkfoot.

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The solo for Penguin in Bondage is acoustic.....

incidentally...............


the Roxy dvd would have that footage...
anyone seen that?

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I thought a lot of Uncle Meat was acoustic and sounded awesome. Dog Breath and Electric Aunt Jemima

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The first i hear acoustic is on Only in it for the money
sounds like a sittar pic can be seen barry miles book hanging on the wall Charles st new york 1968.

Lumpy gravy acoustic something at the beginning

Crusing with ruben and the jets- desire

Uncle Meat- Prodject X

burnt weenie sandwich- Abey sea (the organ on hot rats and BWS sound very acoustic like)

Weasles ripped my flesh- Toad of the short forest

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Nine types of industrial pollution (it sounds like too acoustic guitars on there)

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Why Don'tcha Do Me Right (fuck if not Acoustic A banjo :mrgreen: )

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Isn't the Acoustic Black Widow really a hollow body electric?


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Every sound, even electric, should be labelled as acoustic...

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Where you here that Newport Folk festival :roll:

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I still get mad at that guy for the hurt he put on Frank! Poor Frank,an acoustic guitar makes good sense when re-coopin' and composing.Look at him go! He's going so fast his mustache is going up,sort of Salvatore Dali-esque! Great choice of pix slime.o. :twisted: 8)

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Joe's Xmasage - my final purchase to get a complete official collection - GTR trio is kind of a revelation - inspired acoustic guitar improvisation. I even like the sluggish bass and drums - but then I've always liked raw, inspired stuff better than too much polish...

Yes, the Xmasage is definitely my number one choice of the Corsaga 8)

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I still get mad at that guy for the hurt he put on Frank! Poor Frank,an acoustic guitar makes good sense when re-coopin' and composing.Look at him go! He's going so fast his mustache is going up,sort of Salvatore Dali-esque! Great choice of pix slime.o. :twisted: 8)

And after all his guitars burned or nicked.It's his 12 Fret Martin bought of Mark Volnan he can be seen playlng it and FZ playing a Guild Acoustic on the Tour bus in the Viva Zappa book page 67.just noticed Howard kaylan looks like FZ looked on the BBC late show 1993.

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