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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 5:43 pm 
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FZ was constantly going back and redoing his previous works, adapting, remixing, editing. Why did he never finish Son of Monster Magnet? That was his biggest complaint about FO. He was only was part way done when the suits at MGM said "enough." Anyone know? and any ideas WHAT the completed work was supposed to sound like (beside loads of freaks with rented drum equipment at gawd knows what time in the morning)?


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 6:06 pm 
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That's a pretty good question. Was FZ's complaint about getting the cord cut specifically about FO or about Monster Magnet in particular? Either way it seems likely there would be plenty of extra stuff from the MM session but I don't remember anything in the MOFO set that would indicate that (I could be wrong). My memory also says that Absolutely Free had an even more restrictive budget than FO.


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 6:11 pm 
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True, AF did, and it sounds basically live in the studio for most of it, with obvious cuts here and there. I am surprised that AF wasn't released an anniversary edition with all the available footage available from the Garrick Theater on it.


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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 7:03 pm 
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first 45 minutes of mofo disc 3

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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 11:13 am 
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slime.oofytv.set wrote:
first 45 minutes of mofo disc 3



And all the percussion parts and Vito and Suzt Creamcheese is my favorite stuff to listen to on the 4-disc MOFO. I think Frank was generally complaining. He credits Tomj Wilson for letting his have the leeway that he did, on a first album.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:54 pm 
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Frank stated that what he released as Son of Monster Magnet was only the assemblage of the percussion track, and that there was to be orchestral overdubs on that. It was going to have a melody and everything! I too have always wondered why, of all the overdubs and recreations he made over the years, he never finished that piece.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 5:22 pm 
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FOWL wrote:
Frank stated that what he released as Son of Monster Magnet was only the assemblage of the percussion track, and that there was to be orchestral overdubs on that. It was going to have a melody and everything! I too have always wondered why, of all the overdubs and recreations he made over the years, he never finished that piece.


Maybe there is a finished version hiding in the synclavier, would have been easy for him to load it up and finish it off on there (this is wishing thinking on my behalf)

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:19 pm 
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sweet dreaming on that - wish it were so. Are there papers, notes, unfinished ideas on paper for the composition? I find it odd, with several other folks, that his first big chance at a major label composition should turn out unfinished - Lumpy Gravy not counting. Run Home Slowly doesn't count, though that gave rise to several other pieces that turned up later. All the effort pushed to reworking other pieces, and the Big Original Side Four was untouched.


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This may shed some light: http://spbpublishing.webs.com/apps/webs ... ow/4956723

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:50 pm 
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great news, thanks, this looks very cool

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:24 pm 
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Yes, and a book concentrating on one album will be GREAT!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 7:25 pm 
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The FO era is especially fascinating - very strange scene was on - FZ happened to fall into the Vito experience and oddball weirdness. Mid 60's Sunset Strip madness - Riot on Sunset Strip, Mondo Hollywood - which has amazing footage of Gail as sweet incredibly delectable cuteness scenester, the Mother's happy accident to get signed by MGM. Small but intense scene that proved to be a bit of Big Bang with all the sounds that sprang out of that era.


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