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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:16 am 
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I'm just thankful I have Road To Red to keep me loaded to the gills with great sounds until RTV2 shows up this Saturday.
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Road To Red should keep you busy for the rest of the year.


You aint kiddin' haha. That's a lot of Lament - damn that's a great song.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 9:10 am 
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13. All Skate/Dun-Dun-Dun (The Finnish Hit Single) 14:10


Hehe, can't wait to hear what this thing actually is.

Anyway, don't know if this was already mentioned but this interview is from the Finnish visit in 1973:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65eSMif-ASM

In the beginning there's a promoter saying that you shouldn't ask any boring questions, so most of the press conference was pretty quiet then :)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:24 pm 
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I should be listening to RT2 tonight. Can't wait.

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Got it Thursday. Great ensemble playing. JLP is awesome on RDNZL :shock: :D

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Tom Fowler's bass playing really stands out on this release. Great tone and fantastic playing. During the groove /guitar solo sections of RDNZL, Montana and Big Swifty he is absolutely locked in with George and Chester. I don't think he gets enough credit.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:25 pm 
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Tom Fowler's bass playing really stands out on this release. Great tone and fantastic playing. During the groove /guitar solo sections of RDNZL, Montana and Big Swifty he is absolutely locked in with George and Chester. I don't think he gets enough credit.


Right on... I was just about to mention Tom's playing after just listening to Big Swifty for the first time. THAT - is a mother of a track. Yes... that guitar solo is raging. So badass.

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Ruth shines on Big Swifty also.


Even though 'Brown Shoes" is well-played, the vocals sound like they are mocking the song...too jokey for my taste.

Really, not too much to quibble about, one of the best ZFT releases.

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Tom Fowler...is absolutely locked in with George and Chester...


Ralph.

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Tom Fowler...is absolutely locked in with George and Chester...


Ralph.

Shit! Knew I'd get busted. Rushed home to edit as soon as it dawned on me. Oh well - it's the thought that counts.


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My disc came yesterday. Really, really amazing stuff. If you are a Zappa fan, or a fan of adventurous music, you NEED this disc. All music, no fluff, and the sound is pretty good, too ... just some distortion on the vocals in places (perhaps due to being too close to the mikes). If you are in the fence about the price of shipping (which I totally understand), it really *is* worth it in my opinion. You get close to two and half hours of possibly the greatest group of musicians Frank ever assembled. Essential stuff, in my opinion.

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My disc came yesterday. Really, really amazing stuff. If you are a Zappa fan, or a fan of adventurous music, you NEED this disc. All music, no fluff, and the sound is pretty good, too ... just some distortion on the vocals in places (perhaps due to being too close to the mikes). If you are in the fence about the price of shipping (which I totally understand), it really *is* worth it in my opinion. You get close to two and half hours of possibly the greatest group of musicians Frank ever assembled. Essential stuff, in my opinion.



Well said. +1

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Great release! Thanks Gail, Joe and co. I hope these Road Tapes come out at a greater rate going forward, however they appear to be quite labour intensive, so perhaps that's not all that realistic...


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After giving RT2 a few spins, I'm again reminded why FZ is my favorite lead guitarist of all time. Man, he cooks on RDNZL, Montana and Big Swifty. My only squabble with the music, and this is minute, mind you, is that JLP gets an inordinate amount of solo time compared to Bruce, Ian and George.


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Due to me being a 'new' member, you probably won't get to read my brief view until sometime in January :cry: , but this release is just sublime, i think it could replace Roxy and YCDTOSA2, as my go to choice from this era. The drumming and bass playing are indeed both excellent, but the ensemble playing is just phenomenal. I love JLP on Dupree's Paradise,and Big Swifty...tasty. A brilliant release from Zappa's best band.


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After giving RT2 a few spins, I'm again reminded why FZ is my favorite lead guitarist of all time.


THIS!

Frank IS the greatest guitar player of all time.

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Have been persuaded to buy this one as a result of comments made on this thread. Thank you.

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tiboudre wrote:
After giving RT2 a few spins, I'm again reminded why FZ is my favorite lead guitarist of all time. Man, he cooks on RDNZL, Montana and Big Swifty. My only squabble with the music, and this is minute, mind you, is that JLP gets an inordinate amount of solo time compared to Bruce, Ian and George.


For me the Montana solo is the jewel on this release. He launches into that sucker with some great aplomb.

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Cranked it. Loved it! Franks guitar tone is amazing....as usual.

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Mine came today. Great release! It's going to be hard for subsequent Road Tapes to top this. (or any release except maybe RBP).

I thought I read where Ruth was doing the liner notes on this release? (or was that for RBP?)


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Been listening to it, and Dupree's Paradise is amazing as is Big Swifty! hell, the whole thing is great! This is an awesome release! (and no frills, too!)

We need one of these every other month or so!


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I thought I read where Ruth was doing the liner notes on this release? (or was that for RBP?)


RBP, and I believe Ruth and Ralph were both doing liner notes.


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I really like both the intro to Duprees and that track itself on this much better than YCDTOSA 2. This may be blasphemous on this forum, but I always thought Duprees from #2 was too long. This one just cooks and seems too short by comparison.

The Po-Jama People recitation is funny too. :)

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I really like both the intro to Duprees and that track itself on this much better than YCDTOSA 2. This may be blasphemous on this forum, but I always thought Duprees from #2 was too long. This one just cooks and seems too short by comparison.

The Po-Jama People recitation is funny too. :)


YCDTOSA 2 is nothing compared to this band. The 1974 version of the band played everything too fast.

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Love most of YCDTOSA 2 but "Dupree's" is a weak version in that set.


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I will admit I do like the percussion portion of Dupree's on YCDTOSA #2 though.

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