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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:12 pm 
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Hi.

This is my first post.

I've started getting massively into Zappa recently and have so far bought these albums:

Bongo Fury
Burnt Weeny Sandwich
Cheap Thrills
Cruising With Ruben & The Jets
Freak Out!
Hot Rats
Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III
Lather
One Size Fits All
Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar
Tinseltown Rebellion
We’re Only In It For The Money
Weasels Ripped My Flesh
Yellow Shark
Where next?

Favourites so far are:

Burnt Weeny Sandwich
Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III
Cruising With Ruben & The Jets
Weasels Ripped My Flesh

I expect I'll end up getting everything over the next few years, but any guidance would be appreciated.

Thanks.

And hello!


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Hello there, welcome. You've certainly been busy buying enough Zappa to keep you going! As I am nowhere near completing my FZ collection at this moment in time, and you have mentioned most of the ones I already have, I feel other members of this forum would be better placed to advise you on where to go as regards next purchases! Have fun anyhow!
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(btw, help yourself to cookies and milk, out back).

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I'd say Apostrophe and/or Overnite Sensation (plus the DVD detailing the recording of both!) would be an ideal purchase for you at this point.

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Roxy & Elsewhere immediately, do not pass go, do not collect $200.

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One-Size Weeny Weasel wrote:
Hi.

This is my first post.

I've started getting massively into Zappa recently and have so far bought these albums:

Bongo Fury
Burnt Weeny Sandwich
Cheap Thrills
Cruising With Ruben & The Jets
Freak Out!
Hot Rats
Joe's Garage Acts I, II & III
Lather
One Size Fits All
Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar
Tinseltown Rebellion
We’re Only In It For The Money
Weasels Ripped My Flesh
Yellow Shark

YES! I've listened to MORE Zappa albums than someone on this forum!

Here's my list:

Freak Out!
Absolutely Free
We're Only in It for the Money
Lumpy Gravy
Cruising with Ruben & the Jets
Uncle Meat
Hot Rats
Chunga's Revenge
Apostrophe (')
Sheik Yerbouti
Joe's Garage
You Are What You Is
Baby Snakes
Thing-Fish
Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention
Läther


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Uncle Meat
Sheik Yerbouti
Lumpy Gravy
Quaudiophiliac
Grand Wazoo

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Hello and wecome ,

You MUST go out and get Roxy & Elsewhere , waka jawaka and the grand wazoo .


don't delay , buy one today !

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Many thanks for all the tips, which I've made note of.

Three more queries:

1. Should I bother with bootlegs or is this official live stuff enough?

2. Is there a trading section for this site? What are the rules on that?

3. Did I dream it or is Charles Shaar Murray working on a book about FZ? Certainly hope he is...


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One-Size Weeny Weasel wrote:
Many thanks for all the tips, which I've made note of.

Three more queries:

1. Should I bother with bootlegs or is this official live stuff enough?

2. Is there a trading section for this site? What are the rules on that?

3. Did I dream it or is Charles Shaar Murray working on a book about FZ? Certainly hope he is...


Anyone?


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One-Size Weeny Weasel wrote:
Many thanks for all the tips, which I've made note of.

Three more queries:

1. Should I bother with bootlegs or is this official live stuff enough?

2. Is there a trading section for this site? What are the rules on that?

3. Did I dream it or is Charles Shaar Murray working on a book about FZ? Certainly hope he is...


1. Some bootlegs I have heard are decent quality, some are truly awful so I suppose it would be a personal choice on that score.

2. There is no trading section as such but I imagine if you had something that another member wanted or vice versa, you could just PM one another about a possible trade.

3. I have no idea....I'm sure somebody here will know, though.

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hmm, a simple google brought this at wiki
credits for mister murray include: "Jazz From Hell: Frank Zappa" (BBC Radio 3) writer and presenter, but that was may/june of 2004 and it's no longer available . . . there . . .

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Yep, just before I posted my reply I did a Google search and didn't bother mentioning is because no results for a specific book about Zappa came up. I did however, find a list of all work that Charles Shaar Murray is credited with, from NME articles through to gig reviews and books. You can have a looky here if anyone wants to...
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http://www.rocksbackpages.com/writer.ht ... rID=murray

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Buy them all. Let you sort them out. I think you'll find something to like on all of them.

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calvin2hikers wrote:
Buy them all. Let you sort them out. I think you'll find something to like on all of them.


Thanks. I think I will.


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FZ has over 100 discs you can buy (including Beat the Boots)..All the suggestions you have there are fine, I recommend Guitar, Shut Up and Play YTour Guitar and Trance-Fusion for the master's technique

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''Broadway the Hard Way'' is a must!!!!!
I love the song ''Outside Now''

''Freak Out'' is one of my favorites. Between myself and my son we have about thirty five now.


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Just curious what is your age? And get Dub Room, DVD. It will show what FZ was all about.

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I'm 37.

Next question: which, if any, of the Beat The Boots discs are worth getting?


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One-Size Weeny Weasel wrote:
I'm 37.

Next question: which, if any, of the Beat The Boots discs are worth getting?


Based on your favorites (Burnt Weeny and Weasels especially), I'd recommend "Our Man in Nirvana" (my personal favorite too) - a Mothers show from 1968, pretty decent sound, a good mix of R&B (Bacon Fat, Valerie), vintage instrumentals (Pound for a Brown, King Kong), and zaniness (2 Wild Man Fischer solo spots). I'm also very partial to "Electric Aunt Jemima", from the same period, but it's more of an acquired taste because the sound isn't as good.

Since you like Joe's Garage, the 2-disc "Any Way the Wind Blows" is also recommended - it has excellent sound and features a few Joe's tunes in good renditions.

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If you are into Jazz , try Ed Palermo, take your clothes off when you dance. Also check out his web site lots of music.

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One-Size Weeny Weasel wrote:
I'm XX.

Next question: which, if any, of the Beat The Boots discs are worth getting?


Based on your favorites (Burnt Weeny and Weasels especially), I'd recommend "Our Man in Nirvana" (my personal favorite too) - a Mothers show from 1968, pretty decent sound, a good mix of R&B (Bacon Fat, Valerie), vintage instrumentals (Pound for a Brown, King Kong), and zaniness (2 Wild Man Fischer solo spots). I'm also very partial to "Electric Aunt Jemima", from the same period, but it's more of an acquired taste because the sound isn't as good.

Since you like Joe's Garage, the 2-disc "Any Way the Wind Blows" is also recommended - it has excellent sound and features a few Joe's tunes in good renditions.


Oh yeah, feets is right!
I'm particularly fond of The Ark, recorded in Boston and one of the last shows with the mostly 'original' Mothers. It ranges from Weasels stuff to more from Uncle Meat and Burnt Weeny Sandwich. My Electric Aunt jemima sounds pretty good, feets -- better than so many abrupt edits or dissolves on OMIN. But that's probably a subjective thing. The Little House material on Electric Aunt Jemima is soo hot . . . it's also got that supercool end where they play three or four songs at once.
and unmitigated audacity could have been SOOOOO much better.

But all subjective notions aside (that version of Valarie on the Ark is to die for),
As An Am -- tho too short and
Disconnected Synapses are probably the best in showing a range, the variety of what Frank could get with some very different bands . . .
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except for the very early prototype of how to direct a band and an audience, coaxing them into getting your trip, a most instructive show on how Frank could direct the whole proceedings, incrementally, to an audience in Sweden in 1967, Tis The Season To Be Jelly

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One-Size Weeny Weasel wrote:
I'm 37.

Next question: which, if any, of the Beat The Boots discs are worth getting?


Based on your favorites (Burnt Weeny and Weasels especially), I'd recommend "Our Man in Nirvana" (my personal favorite too) - a Mothers show from 1968, pretty decent sound, a good mix of R&B (Bacon Fat, Valerie), vintage instrumentals (Pound for a Brown, King Kong), and zaniness (2 Wild Man Fischer solo spots). I'm also very partial to "Electric Aunt Jemima", from the same period, but it's more of an acquired taste because the sound isn't as good.

Since you like Joe's Garage, the 2-disc "Any Way the Wind Blows" is also recommended - it has excellent sound and features a few Joe's tunes in good renditions.


I just tried to buy Any Way the Wind Blows on Amazon, but it's listed at £63.70! So maybe not. Oh well. Thanks anyway for the advice.


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one-size weeny weasel wrote:
...I just tried to buy Any Way the Wind Blows on Amazon, but it's listed at £63.70...


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