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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:12 pm 
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DC Boogie wrote:
Check out these discussions if you're interested in Zappa's scored compositions ("serious music") --

http://www.zappateers.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=23695

http://www.zappateers.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=27563

Seriously, those are very serious conversations and more fitting than a "best of serious" thread when discussing FZ's compositions, imho. Classic...al, DCB. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 6:30 pm 
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Scored = Serious

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The skin on a leg of pork should be scored and salted before roasting if you want to produce some serious crackling.

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polydigm wrote:
The skin on a leg of pork should be scored and salted before roasting if you want to produce some serious crackling.

Does that apply to A Pig With Wings?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:21 am 
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DC Boogie wrote:
polydigm wrote:
The skin on a leg of pork should be scored and salted before roasting if you want to produce some serious crackling.

Does that apply to A Pig With Wings?


Only if he was running with the Dogs, and flew over the Sheep.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:22 am 
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downer mydnyte wrote:
Scored = Serious

Got it.

So does that mean Jumbo Go Away and Wet T-Shirt Nite are half serious?


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While both praisin' and dissin' Ensemble Modern's Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions, I want to point out the best reward for getting though this album is the hidden track of "Does This Life Look Interesting To You?" I think this is the best track on the CD, showing the most "eyebrows" and not just a clone of the original track.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 1:22 pm 
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Other possibilities for threads with the same CC;

Album with Zappa's best seriously serious songs on it.

Album with Zappa's bestest pop songs on it

Album with Zappa's bester humor in songs in it

Album with Zappa's the most moistest noises on songs on it

Album with Zappa saying the 7 words you can't say on TV on songs on it (ML'71 one of my fav entries*)

Album with Zappa's most jazziest jazz sounding songs on it

Album with Zappa's most Kazoo & motorcycle sounds on the songs on it

Album/media with Zappa's mustache on it more than any other album CD or DVD release> packaging only

...and the list goes on. Are we redundant yet? :| :lol:






*Also known as the white album :wink: :mrgreen:

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I didn't read every post in the thread, but I never saw a vote for 200 Motels. I suppose it doesn't completely qualify as 'serious music' as there is no lack of comedy rock on the album. I have always enjoyed the range I suppose......from classical to opera or at least near opera, to comedy and on to rock and roll with Magic Fingers and Mystery Roach. I've put Jazz from Hell on the CD player several times and I still can't listen to it. Just rubs me the wrong way for some reason.

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vinylfan wrote:
I've put Jazz from Hell on the CD player several times and I still can't listen to it. Just rubs me the wrong way for some reason.

Those early synclaviers don't have a very nice sound. I'd love to hear Night School performed by Zappa on guitar with electric bass, keys, drums, percussion and maybe some brass/woodwinds/strings. With Zappa's guitar at the forefront.


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I agree, 200 Motels features some great orchestral music. Bogus Pomp from Orchestral Favorites is another spectacular work.


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downer mydnyte wrote:
I'd love to hear Night School performed (by Zappa) on guitar

You wish come true (okay, not by FZ and with not a live band behind):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqz7C5QxFsU

:-) Tyler Bartram - check out his amazing work!

You might know Ed Palermos extremely wonderful version: he (and his mates) adds some improvisation to the original melody, leaves it and returns to it, changing the rhythm on the back - just great!


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Star Thrower wrote:
I agree, 200 Motels features some great orchestral music. Bogus Pomp from Orchestral Favorites is another spectacular work.


Bogus Pomp, Regyption Strut and Dog Breath are my favorite 'serious' Zappa songs.

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balint wrote:
downer mydnyte wrote:
I'd love to hear Night School performed (by Zappa) on guitar

You wish come true (okay, not by FZ and with not a live band behind):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqz7C5QxFsU

:-) Tyler Bartram - check out his amazing work!

You might know Ed Palermos extremely wonderful version: he (and his mates) adds some improvisation to the original melody, leaves it and returns to it, changing the rhythm on the back - just great!


i never liked that song too much, but after hearing this, I changed my mind


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balint wrote:
downer mydnyte wrote:
I'd love to hear Night School performed (by Zappa) on guitar

You wish come true (okay, not by FZ and with not a live band behind):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqz7C5QxFsU

:-) Tyler Bartram - check out his amazing work!



Thanks, man.


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