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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:30 pm 
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I have just started to get 'into' Zappa having coming from a background of Prog and Jazz fusion. I have already got 'Hot rats' and 'Overnite sensation', so where do I go next???


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:59 pm 
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Brooklands wrote:
I have just started to get 'into' Zappa having coming from a background of Prog and Jazz fusion. I have already got 'Hot rats' and 'Overnite sensation', so where do I go next???
Hey Brooklands, if you like jazz fusion, you should definitely check out 'The Grand Wazoo' and 'Waka Jawaka' - you will not be disappointed! Also, 'Roxy & Elsewhere' and 'Zappa In New York' are pretty easy to listen to, to put it mildly. My personal favorite album by FZ (or anyone) is 'One Size Fits All' - there's not a weak moment on it. Have fun!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:31 am 
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Don't worry love, you can start anywhere you like. You'll end up having them all anyway!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:16 am 
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BBP wrote:
Don't worry love, you can start anywhere you like. You'll end up having them all anyway!
(takes another breast stroke in her Zappa Record Lake, in which she dives like a dolphin, digs holes like a mole, and tosses them in the air so they gently tap her head)


Wow what a reply! Many thanks!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:44 am 
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Check out any of the YCDTOSAs except 5. There´s something for everyone. Top priority should be Vol.2.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 9:42 am 
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Get YCDTOSA 5 - an excellent collection of Sixties Mothers of Invention on disc one, and the best live rock band performances from Zappa's Eighties bands on disc 2. Unbeatable!

And why not try One Size Fits All, when you're at it?

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2011 11:40 pm 
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You should check out the sibling of Over-nite Sensation: Apostrophe(')

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:50 am 
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You could try to learn the albums to know in their order of release. I wish i could go back in time and do it this way. However you will do it, there is a lot to explore, have a lot of fun!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 12:48 pm 
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It's true; you should buy them all. You will in the end. How does one choose anyway? There are no other albums like Hot Rats or Overnight Sensation. Every one is different, even in the same era. Since you don't have many albums, you have the unique opportunity to start from #1, Freak Out, and buy them all sequentially. But fasten your seat belt first. :mrgreen:

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400 days of the year – a year with Zappa

January – Freak Out!
February – We’re Only in it for the Money
March – Lumpy Gravy
April – Hot Rats
May – The Grand Wazoo
June – Roxy & Elsewhere
July – One Size Fits All
August – Läther
September – Buffalo
October – Make a Jazz Noise Here
November – The Yellow Shark
December – Civilization Phase III
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FZ Plays FZ, for the remainder of that exceptional year

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:31 am 
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We can squeeze in money and lumpy on the same month and add Uncle Meat.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 3:38 pm 
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Plook wrote:
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Yeah.....Nice overview! Was my first purchase after Joe's Garage 1,2 & 3


Live? go with Tinseltown Rebellion...best live show IMHO


YCDTOSA the whole thing is a must own!


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:33 am 
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Roxy & Elsewhere sure enough! But you forgot to mention the Sleep Dirt Album!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:18 am 
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Jaminbenb wrote:
Plook wrote:
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Yeah.....Nice overview! Was my first purchase after Joe's Garage 1,2 & 3


Live? go with Tinseltown Rebellion...best live show IMHO


YCDTOSA the whole thing is a must own!


Them or Us and Just Another Band from L.A aren´t too shabby either.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:21 am 
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Gwonam wrote:
Them or Us and Just Another Band from L.A aren´t too shabby either.



Correction:
Them Or Us is quite shabby.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 10:24 am 
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downer mydnyte wrote:
Gwonam wrote:
Them or Us and Just Another Band from L.A aren´t too shabby either.



Correction:
Them Or Us is quite shabby.

:shock:

Well, if that´s your opinion, then it is.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:14 pm 
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downer mydnyte wrote:
Gwonam wrote:
Them or Us and Just Another Band from L.A aren´t too shabby either.



Correction:
Them Or Us is quite shabby.

Heh, I actually think Them or Us is the better album by a mile.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:34 pm 
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Yeah. Flo and Eddie are a bit tiresome, too.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:41 pm 
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The next five or so I would recommend:

Freak Out!
JABFLA
Hot Rats
Roxy and Elsewhere
Joe's Garage
You Are What You Is
YCDTOSA 1

my 2¢ :smoke:


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If you like Hot Rats and Overnite Sensation, which are quite different albums, try Grand Wazoo and Chunga's Revenge next. Then at some point try Yellow Shark to have a go at his "serious" compositions. It won't be long before you want to buy them all.

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Look at the cover. If it's Bitchen, then go for it. It'll be good no matter what!

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