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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:59 am 
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THING-FISH, THING-FISH, THING-FISH, etc.


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Hands down it's gotta be Broadway the Hard Way.


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The Jeepers tracks creep me out.

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Francesco Zappa, what a waste...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:55 am 
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This is a fun thread, but every album mentioned here will have some fans, you know. I was cautious about Flo & Eddie early on, so Playground Psychotics was my first album with them, apart from Chunga's Revenge and 200 Motels. I like it! I think the social anthropology is funny and illuminating, and there is some really good music on there. Brixton Still Life, Sharleena, Wino Man, Mom & Dad - and that ferocious keyboard solo in Billy the Mountain, which is sorely missing in the JABFLA version. I've had more fun out of PP than 200 Motels and the other Flo & Eddie albums, to tell you the truth. And it's not just because I wanna be a contrarian, either 8)

I've always been kinder to Flo and Eddie than most Zappa fans. Fillmore East was one of the first Zappa albums I heard thanks to good ol' dad's collection. While it's definitely not anywhere close to being one of my favorites, I'll always have a special place in my heart for the non-dialog tracks that I put on my Zappa mix tape over 15 years ago. Plus, Chunga's Revenge rocks, and I've grown to love 200 Motels over the years. JABFLA and Playground Psychotics are the only ones I'm a little iffy on, and even those have some tracks I really like.


I like Flo and Eddie - so count me in amongst the unwashed....

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The Worst Zappa Album?

That´s a hard one, because i´ve heard quite a few of them and i like at least one track on every one of them. But if you wanna know, it is the 80´s remix of Money (twofer) The bass is actually not that bad, but the drums sound HORRIBLE!

What was Frank thinking?


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The Worst Zappa Album?

That´s a hard one, because i´ve heard quite a few of them and i like at least one track on every one of them. But if you wanna know, it is the 80´s remix of Money (twofer) The bass is actually not that bad, but the drums sound HORRIBLE!

What was Frank thinking?


He didn't have the technology at the time to enable him to "fix" the master, so he added the bass and drums.

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Anything with Flo & Eddie i can't stand to listen to...


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Anything with Flo & Eddie i can't stand to listen to...

You really can't stand it.

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I love the 200 Motels double-album. Brilliant stuff.

There are several albums and tracks of Zappa's main catalog that I don't particularly like or care for, when it comes to the worst album he saw fit for release ... for me i'd say Playground Psychotics.

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Francesco Zappa, need I say it 100 MORE times.....

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Once was sufficient, thank you.
It's debatable whether Francesco should count as Zappa album. There's more Zappa on Trout Mask Replica. However Frank attached his name to it. Maybe he was showing off his new toy. Or maybe he tried to give a namesake more exposure.

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Once was sufficient, thank you.
It's debatable whether Francesco should count as Zappa album. There's more Zappa on Trout Mask Replica. However Frank attached his name to it. Maybe he was showing off his new toy. Or maybe he tried to give a namesake more exposure.



Agreed on all counts, but I purchased it as a Frank Zappa product.

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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
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Anything with Flo & Eddie i can't stand to listen to...

You really can't stand it.


yep i really can not stand it, the sound of there voices, the music allso came second place in that band, the vocals
were much more up front, so i did not like there voices but there was no music to listen to in the background...
worse thing he ever done, but the music he made after that band was his best ever, the stuff between 72-75 is amazing.


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Francesco Zappa....


It certainly is an oddity in Zappa's catalog ... a certain nod (debut recording) to a possible distant relative-composer in the 18th century who wrote very-average/typical-music of the day for that particular time (compared to possible contemporaries like Haydn & Mozart) - but spun/treated/reproduced electronically in a rather drab straight-ahead fashion by FZ's synclavier. Like most 18th century music, IMO it makes for background decor while you're busy working on something else. But yea .. who needs this? Especially when you have truly wonderful stuff like Wendy Carlos's electronic/synthesized Bach recordings which are actually worth listening to.

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Francesco Zappa is still the only official release from the Ryko catalog that I haven't bothered picking up, and I don't particularly feel like I'm missing out on anything. Synclavier performances of music that Frank didn't write? Nah.


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Of the 46 Zappa albums that I've listened to, I'd have to say my least favorite is Baby Snakes. Except for "Disco Boy", I prefer all of the songs on it on the other respective albums that I've heard 'em on.

Ironically (or maybe not), Baby Snakes was also the very first Zappa album that I listened to from start to finish.


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Of the 46 Zappa albums that I've listened to, I'd have to say my least favorite is Baby Snakes. Except for "Disco Boy", I prefer all of the songs on it on the other respective albums that I've heard 'em on.

Ironically (or maybe not), Baby Snakes was also the very first Zappa album that I listened to from start to finish.

I actually prefer the Baby Snakes versions of "Titties 'n Beer" and "Punky's Whips" over the ones on Zappa in New York. I think the energy level is higher, and I think those songs sound better stripped down without the horn section.

My complaint about the Baby Snakes album is that it's so short that it kind of makes me wonder why Frank bothered releasing it. However, I guess it was originally a mail-order only release, and it was a decent excuse to put out a nifty-looking picture disc.


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I also prefer "Dinah Mo-Hum" on Baby Snakes to Over-Nite Sensation.


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I also prefer "Dinah Mo-Hum" on Baby Snakes to Over-Nite Sensation.

Not me. I always felt like this was one song that didn't improve on the original studio version. The original polished funk and vocals (Frank plus the Ikettes) can't be beat imo. I always got the impression that Frank was giving us Dinah Moe Humm live out of obligation because it was a "hit". Frank once made a comment about the financing for his then newly opened UMRC recording studio, "you have to play Dinah Moe Humm a bunch of times to get one of these things".


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I'm also not too crazy about Them Or Us.


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It's not one of my favourites either, but I love Marque-son's Chicken! 6/8 magic... And that other 6 magic song, Whippin' Post. And The Planet Of My Dreams, which I love. Male falsetto, ahhh.... And In France is quite funny.

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THING-FISH, THING-FISH, THING-FISH, etc.

Wrong, Wrong, Wrong, etc.

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