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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2002 7:49 pm 
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[quote author=Mattie_Told_Hattie link=board=albums&num=1031117870&start=0#0 date=09/03/02 at 21:37:50]<br>"The Man From Utopia" is the name of a song written by Donald and Doris Woods, immortalized and further commemorated by Frank Zappa in his album of the same name.<br><br>Zappa's albums were named after much forethought, and this can be observed from the many "working title" name changes that occurred at the last minute throughout his career (see "Crush All Boxes," Arrogant Mop" and "Night Of The Iron Sausage" for proof). No Zappa album was ever named carelessly.<br><br>Merriam-Webster defines "Utopia" as a place of ideal perfection especially in laws, government, and social conditions.<br><br>It is worth noting that the album "The Man From Utopia" contains no guitar solos. This is an important observation: The cover illustration shows Frank Zappa as Rank Xerox breaking the neck of a guitar into pieces, rendering it unplayable. The album cover as usual gives the listener a clue as to the contents of the album: No guitar solos included herein.<br> <br>For Frank Zappa, Utopia is a place where guitar solos don't exist.<br><br>We know from their proliferation on his albums that Zappa liked guitar solos; he enjoyed playing them and he was never hesitant about putting them on his albums, even when they weren't perfect ("Muffin Man" from "Bongo Fury").<br><br>This album cover vividly demonstrates, on an almost subconscious level, that Frank Zappa did not believe in Utopia; he rejected the notion that a state of ideal perfection can exist on earth. This places him at odds with all manner of hippie philosophy, socialism, Eastern religion, the Occult, LBJ's Great Society and the Romantic Movement in classical music that occurred in the early 19th century.<br><br>Of course, the Zappaphile already knows these things...but it's informative to see these truths represented at various levels of Zappaology.<br>[/quote]<br>Bravo!  I am truly impressed, MTH.  No kidding, those are wonderful insights that I was never aware of.  You should write a book, or would that be plagiarism?<br><br>I especially like your arrogant tone.  It's makes your factoids sound that much more truer than anybody else's factoids.<br><br>Congratulations!  You are truly the Grand Wazoo of Zappa Trivia!    <br>I humbly bow to your Grandiose Wazoozieness.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2002 9:12 pm 
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<br>[quote author=Mattie_Told_Hattie link=board=albums&num=1031117870&start=0#2 date=09/03/02 at 23:48:11]<br><br><br>I wouldn't be responding but for the veiled accusation.<br><br>If you find these "insights" (your term) anywhere else, please alert me here. <br>[/quote]<br>You have got it wrong, MTH.  If you don't have to worry about plagiarism then you should write a book.  As I have said in previous posts that when it comes to album notes, you're hard to beat.  That's why you are the GWOZT!  <br><br>It honestly sounds like you have a Phd in "Zappaology".  There is no cryptic message here.  I meant every word I said about your self-opinionated trivial prowess, especially what I said about your arrogance.  It is truly supreme!<br><br>If this post sounds insulting, it's because I just got a dictionary and I'm sitll trying to figure out how to use it right.  Unfortunately, it ain't helpin' my grammar none.   ???<br><br>Did I spell Grandiose Wazoozieness right?<br><br>

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2002 9:18 pm 
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[quote author=Mattie_Told_Hattie link=board=albums&num=1031117870&start=0#3 date=09/04/02 at 00:05:05]<br>Speaking of plagiarism, shouldn't you have attributed white_person?[/quote]<br>You mean like how FZ attributed "Great Googly Moogly" to Willie Dixon.<br><br>I'm a Bluesman.  I have a license to steal.  It's tradition.<br><br>FZ was a Bluesman too, right?

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<br>[quote author=Mattie_Told_Hattie link=board=albums&num=1031117870&start=0#6 date=09/04/02 at 00:34:18]<br><br><br>I'm almost certain that Zappa's referencing of "Great Googly Moogly" is from "Stranded In The Jungle" by The Cadets (which was performed live by the FZ/Terry Bozzio/Ray White/Eddie Jobson/Patrick O'Hearn/Bianca Thornton lineup in 1976, and hence attributed somewhat after the fact).<br>[/quote]<br>Boy do I feel silly! And all this time I thought it came form "Insane Asylum" by Dixon, Koko Taylor singing.<br><br>Thieving motherfuckin Willie Dixon!  Where does it end?<br><br>I truly apologize, MTH.  Excuse me while I go clean up.  I just puked all over myself, now that I know the truth.<br><br>Thank you, your Holy Wazoozieness.  You really handed me my hat on that one!  I needed that!

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The Real Frank Zappa Book<br>Chapter 17 Practical Conservatism (PC)<br>(Don't laugh) Frank describes himself politically as a PC (re above)<br>Frank sums up his feelings towards an efficient and unobtrusive government thus;<br>"If you want THESE SERVICES it will cost THIS much. Are you SURE you want them now? Here is a list of ways they can be paid for---chose one. If you say you want these services, we'll take care of it for you. If you say no----next case!<br>That's right folks: UTOPIA<br><br>PS Great Googly Moogly was also used in Howlin' Wolfs "Goin' Down Slow"<br>PPS GWOZT wanabees should get a copy of "COSMIK DEBRIS" by Gregg Russo (Crossfire Publications)


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"....and women?  Great Googly Moogly!"  - Willie Dixion's narative on Howlin' Wolf's "Goin' Down Slow".<br>It's all coming back to me now.  Thanks!

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[quote author=mattie_told_hattie link=board=albums;num=1031117870;start=0#0 date=09/03/02 at 21:37:50]...It is worth noting that the album "The Man From Utopia" contains no guitar solos.....cover illustration shows Frank Zappa as Rank Xerox breaking the neck of a guitar into pieces, rendering it unplayable.....<br> <br>For Frank Zappa, Utopia is a place where guitar solos don't exist......[/quote]<br><br>that's a bit of a stretch:<br><br>[quote author=fz link=board=albums;num=1031117870;start=0#10 date=guitar world, 03/82]I enjoy going on stage & improvising a guitar solo. You know, you can't do that at home. You can sit around & noodle on your guitar, but it's the instant challenge of going against the laws of physics & the laws of gravity and playing something nobody ever heard before. And no one would dare to play. That's what I like to do. That's....I mean, that's sex. It's better than sex. That takes you into the realm of science.[/quote]

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[quote author=Tipper Gore link=board=albums;num=1031117870;start=0#12 date=12/27/04 at 17:14:17]<br>Excuse me, but wasn't Flower Power also the birth of guitar solos?<br>[/quote]<br>Huh? I guess blues and jazz didn't exist before flower power, nor country, or anyone like Andres Segovia, or guys like Elvis or Chuck Berry....o well.

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Huh? I guess blues and jazz didn't exist before flower power, nor country, or anyone like Andres Segovia, or guys like Elvis or Chuck Berry....o well.
<br><br>Hehehhehheh!<br><br>that just made my day.

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[quote author=Tipper Gore link=board=albums;num=1031117870;start=0#12 date=12/27/04 at 17:14:17]<br>Excuse me, but wasn't Flower Power also the birth of guitar solos?<br>[/quote]<br><br><br>Daboy just needs an edgumacation   Book 'em Danno <br>Music 1

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