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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 2:56 pm 
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Would be interesting to see what your favourite zappa band line-up is..( only live ) because im quite new to his music i cant contribute to this thread ( but i do like the 68 line up)


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Halloween '78:

Frank Zappa (lead guitar, vocals)
Vinnie Colaiuta (drums)
Arthur Barrow (bass)
Patrick O’Hearn (bass)
Tommy Mars (keyboards)
Denny Walley (guitar, vocals)
Peter Wolf (keyboards)
Ed Mann (percussion)
L. Shankar (special guest on electric violin)

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Although my favourite era is the original Mothers, and love the humourous tales of the Flo & Eddie years, sound-wise my favourite line up is the 1976 group (i.e. "Zappa In New York")...

Frank Zappa (lead guitar, vocals)
Ray White (rhythm guitar, vocals)
Eddie Jobson (keyboards, violin, vocals)
Patrick O'Hearn (bass, vocals)
Terry Bozzio (drums, vocals)
Ruth Underwood (percussion, synthesizer)
David Samuels (vibes)
Randy Brecker (trumpet)
Mike Brecker (tenor saxophone, flute)
Lou Marini (alto saxophone, flute)
Ronnie Cuber (baritone saxophone, clarinet)
Tom Malone (trombone, trumpet, piccolo)

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Mid - Late 70s line-ups were the best live bands, however as far as actual studio material is concerned I like the Late 60s and '72 - '75.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:31 pm 
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The 3 with Frank in them.


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I love the 88 band, the 74 band and the 68 band.

The 84 band and the Flo and Eddie band are terribly underrated.


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Flo & Eddie were good, if only for Billy The Mountain, though the Fillmore East '71 album gets kinda boring.

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77 band
81/82 band
halloween 76 band

of course the roxy/74 bands were great too.

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Probably the '74 "Roxy" band if we could add Ike W. and Ray White in there.

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Probably the '74 "Roxy" band if we could add Ike W. and Ray White in there.

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Ike, Ray and Napi? That would've been incredible!

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Crudblud wrote:
Ike, Ray and Napi? That would've been incredible!


It already happened. :mrgreen:

== Frank Zappa's Band Jul - Dec 1984 ==
FZ, Ike Willis, Ray White, Scott Thunes, Chad Wackerman, Alan Zavod, Bobby Martin, Napoleon Murphy Brock (Jul. 17 - Aug 1)

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suterb wrote:
Crudblud wrote:
Ike, Ray and Napi? That would've been incredible!


It already happened. :mrgreen:

== Frank Zappa's Band Jul - Dec 1984 ==
FZ, Ike Willis, Ray White, Scott Thunes, Chad Wackerman, Alan Zavod, Bobby Martin, Napoleon Murphy Brock (Jul. 17 - Aug 1)


I know, but... How about a cheap knock-off in the ball park tribute band with no eyebrows featuring the trio?

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'88, Overnight Sensation group and the late '80 line up. The ZINY and Roxy bands too. Really depends because sometimes The Grand Wazoo band is my favorite too though they only performed a couple times live.


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suterb wrote:
Halloween '78:

Frank Zappa (lead guitar, vocals)
Vinnie Colaiuta (drums)
Arthur Barrow (bass)
Patrick O’Hearn (bass)
Tommy Mars (keyboards)
Denny Walley (guitar, vocals)
Peter Wolf (keyboards)
Ed Mann (percussion)
L. Shankar (special guest on electric violin)


1980 line-up
Baby Snakes line-up.


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It always changes, but I'll try to give a somewhat definitive 5:
81'-82' band
74' band
78' band
73' band(Jean-Luc Ponty)
72' band(Petite Wazoo)

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Fav FZ guitar solos band: Fall 1980.
Fav All around: Oct 1973-March 1974.

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1968-9 MoI
1972 Petit Wazoo
1973 Ponty era


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suterb wrote:
Crudblud wrote:
Ike, Ray and Napi? That would've been incredible!


It already happened. :mrgreen:

== Frank Zappa's Band Jul - Dec 1984 ==
FZ, Ike Willis, Ray White, Scott Thunes, Chad Wackerman, Alan Zavod, Bobby Martin, Napoleon Murphy Brock (Jul. 17 - Aug 1)


Well, the reviews I've read for the July concerts were pretty negative on Napoleon, whose voice reportedly was in bad shape.


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