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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:55 pm 
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And what got you hooked!

Didn't see this asked...but may have missed it....if I did, just link it....

Anyway....First Zappa I heard was Dynamo Humm! My cousin played it for me on a cheap cassette, down low, so our parents and grand parents wouldn't hear it!


Then I saw the band do I'm the Slime on SNL!


What got me hooked was a night at a friends house when someone put Joe's Garage part 1 on the turntable, and I was INSTANTLY hooked!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:29 pm 
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The first I had heard of Zappa was Willie The Pimp. But what got me hooked was when I I bought a vinyl copy of Freak Out!.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:57 pm 
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I'm pretty sure it was "Little Umbrellas". My dad had Hot Rats and seemed to enjoy playing side two a lot. I think I was about 8 years old when I first remember hearing it. I wasn't converted immediately, but the seeds were planted.

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"Directly From My Heart, To You" - on a compilation album I bought in early 1971. ("Alternatives" ---I still have it.)

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just plain doug wrote:
"Directly From My Heart, To You" - on a compilation album I bought in early 1971. ("Alternatives" ---I still have it.)

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Holy shit Doug! Gordon Lightfoot...Neil Young...Joni Mitchell...AND the Mothers on the same LP!
That baby must be kind of rare!?!

The only compilation Lp i still have (i don't know why) is this
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I wish i still had the original "Record Selector" that i saved up for and got mail order....sniff!

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The_Acadian_2 wrote:
just plain doug wrote:
"Directly From My Heart, To You" - on a compilation album I bought in early 1971. ("Alternatives" ---I still have it.)

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Holy shit Doug! Gordon Lightfoot...Neil Young...Joni Mitchell...AND the Mothers on the same LP!
That baby must be kind of rare!?!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:48 pm 
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Oh hey! wow! uhh...15 bucks!! Really?? Man that sort takes the wind out of it doesn't it...Imagine how much that "K-Tel Record Selector" would be worth in mint condition!?? Makes you wonder....

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:09 pm 
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This song suggests to the suggestible listener that the ordinary procedure, uh, that I'm circumlocuting at this present time in order to get this text on television, is that, uh, if you wanna do something other than what you thought you were gonna do when you first took your clothes off and you just happened to have some DEVICES around ..


at least the first one that i knew was his


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Live at the Fillmore East. It was my introduction to sexuality, perversions and weird people. I recall listening to it in the dark for a better effect. I was about 14 or 15. I wrote to Howard Kaylan and thanked him for all the laughs, and he kindly replied.


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Baby Snakes, on Sheik Yerbouti

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:38 am 
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Steve allen show

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BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
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May I see you across the road, Bravo ? I think I heard Overnite-Sensation first. Maybe in 1976 or 1977.

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'freak out!' and 'absolutely free.'
my older brother bought both albums in the summer of 1968.
we were hooked.

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My_Name_Is_Fritz wrote:
BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
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May I see you across the road, Bravo ? I think I heard Overnite-Sensation first. Maybe in 1976 or 1977.[/qu

What can I say I'm old.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:45 am 
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First Zappa I heard was YCDTOSA Vol 4.

It was The Black Page, Carolina Hardcore, Filthy Habits (but most of all) Tiny Sick Tears/Smell My Beard/Booger Man that grabbed me!!!

I still have a soft spot for that album


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:38 am 
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I discovered zappa in the early 80's in provincial UK as a 10-11 year old. I first heard Catholic Girls, or something from Joe's Garage act 1. My pal got a copy of it from a friend of a friend on casette. It got played out.

I loved the rude words.

I used to play it in my dads car and he was horified when he heard what Mary was doing in order to get in to see the rock band for free.

Zappa was really hard to find and when we got hold of another tape, it would get tape to taped all round our crew. Apostrophie was amazing the first time I heard it.


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First Zappa I ever heard was Overnite Sensation, or at least the first couple tracks. Didn't make much of an impression on me although I thought "I Am The Slime" sure had a nice riff. This album has gone on to become one of my favs :P

We're Only In It For The Money was the first Zappa I ever heard that made me shit my pants in amazement.


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r_a_Z_Z wrote:
First Zappa I ever heard was Overnite Sensation, or at least the first couple tracks. Didn't make much of an impression on me although I thought "I Am The Slime" sure had a nice riff. This album has gone on to become one of my favs :P

We're Only In It For The Money was the first Zappa I ever heard that made me shit my pants in amazement.



"Money" was fantastic on LSD.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:45 pm 
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bugler wrote:
r_a_Z_Z wrote:
First Zappa I ever heard was Overnite Sensation, or at least the first couple tracks. Didn't make much of an impression on me although I thought "I Am The Slime" sure had a nice riff. This album has gone on to become one of my favs :P

We're Only In It For The Money was the first Zappa I ever heard that made me shit my pants in amazement.



"Money" was fantastic on LSD.


I had the "bulk" cd set with that and Lumpy Gravy and....yeah! :shock:


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My_Name_Is_Fritz wrote:
BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
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May I see you across the road, Bravo ? I think I heard Overnite-Sensation first. Maybe in 1976 or 1977.

Now, is it serious?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:48 am 
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We're only in it for the Money on a mates turntable in the early 70's but I did not get into Zappa until the late 70's when I bought a second hand vinyl copy and the relationship with Frank's music began. :wink:


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First song for me was 'Broken Hearts are for Assholes'. A piece of it plays in the background during backstage footage on a NIN video, I the song title in the credits, thought it was genius and set about tracking it down.

My hunt led me to Lather, which I wound up plunking down $50 for (this was still a year or two out from the advent of mp3s, napster, etc.). You can probably guess how pissed off I was when I came across a $9 Sheik Yerbouti 2 weeks later, but it all worked out in the end. So, 'Broken Hearts' was my first introduction, and the Lather set was my 1st album. 40 plus albums on, it's probably still my fav. That it was my 1st probably also explains why it took me so long to become a full-fledged fanatic ;)


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Willie the Pimp from Hot Rats. I heard it on the compilation album Zappéd.


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The first I ever heard was 'Dancin' Fool' and 'Baby Snakes' on the radio when I was about 9, back in '79. Guess I was a bit too young...

Absolutely Free got me completely hooked, years later.

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