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 Post subject: Re: flo and eddie
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:34 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: flo and eddie
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:13 pm 
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jsz0 wrote:
I can understand why people would get tired of this era (how many times can YOU listen to the groupie routine? seriously?) but at the same time this was an amazing band. Probably the best straight forward rock & roll band Frank ever put together. There is some fantastic jamming, Ian, George & Ansley were perfect musicians for FZ at that time. The neat thing (to me) about this era is Frank is just starting to transition from a more straight blues styled sound on guitar to his more experimental and technically adventurous sound that defined his guitar playing for the rest of his career. It's really fun stuff to listen to but the live bootlegs definitely do suffer from the heavy rotation syndrome. Some of the Howard & Mark-centric stuff is just too damn long to hear over and over again every show.


I am fine with this era. Sure, the routines are old, but the harmony singing is as good as FZ bands got.

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 Post subject: Re: flo and eddie
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:27 am 
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Hope to get a 1971 show in the form of Road Tapes series as I really dont think the sound on the Carnegie Hall set does this band justice.


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 Post subject: Re: flo and eddie
PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 11:43 am 
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I would prefer to get a 70's show from this era. The Dunbar, Duke, Underwood, and SIMMONS bands top the the rest of the Flo and Eddie era in my opinion. Jim Pons was crap compared to the awesomeness that is Simmons's bass playing, and Don Preston and Bob Harris #1 don't come close to filling George Dukes shoes.

Now I need to go listen to some 70's Mothers... thanks guys.

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 Post subject: Re: flo and eddie
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:20 am 
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Simmons was an accomplished bass player yes, but Don Preston outdid all of Zappa's keyboardists in 1971 simply by playing Moog in his inimitable fashion.

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 Post subject: Re: flo and eddie
PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:10 am 
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I personally have never been a fan of the Flo & Eddie period.
Their onstage banter is like masturbating with a cheese grater - painful and unfunny.

I do appreciate what they contributed to the band vocal-wise, but this period is the near the bottom of the Zappa lineups for me.

Who knows, tomorrow could change it - last year I didn't like the Synclavier works -today I adore them.

This is the beauty of Frank's music.


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 Post subject: Re: flo and eddie
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 8:57 am 
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dylanfree wrote:
I personally have never been a fan of the Flo & Eddie period.
Their onstage banter is like masturbating with a cheese grater - painful and unfunny.

I do appreciate what they contributed to the band vocal-wise, but this period is the near the bottom of the Zappa lineups for me.

Who knows, tomorrow could change it - last year I didn't like the Synclavier works -today I adore them.

This is the beauty of Frank's music.


This is so true.
I used to think Joe's Garage was too cheesy to enjoy and I love it now haha
Flo & Eddie period has ALWAYS been one of my favorites tho.


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