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 Post subject: Zappa on 80s bands
PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:42 pm 
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Hi!

I bought a book called "songwriters on songwriting" today, and there is an interesting Zappa interview in it.

Amongst other things he says that "Subterranean Homesick Blues" by Dylan and "Paperback Writer" and "I am the Walrus" by the Beatles were the only songs he liked by them (I'm sure I've read that he liked "Like a rolling stone" somewhere but maybe I've dreamt it..)

Anyway, when asked whether he likes any of the songs from the 80s (the interview was done in 87), he mentions two songs; "Living in a box" by Living in a box and "Daddy's Home" by Walk the Moon.

Now, I know "living in a box" and I don't find it particularly great, but the other song or band for that matter is completely unknown to me.

Can anyone enlighten me?


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The song actually seems to be titled "Daddy's coming home" but I've never heard it either, as far as I know. Sure hope it's better than "Living in a box", though.. :|

Here's "Living In A Box", for the curious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njObc0nqUMc

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Fuckin hell, I remember that Living In A Box song.....awful, just awful.

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frank must of been taking the piss that is a real weak song.

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I heard a swedish Zappa interview from 88 where Frank said he liked The Pogues.


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I'm thinking that the "Daddy's Home" song might be a remake of the song by Shep And The Limelites.

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The Pogues are good.


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 Post subject: Re: Zappa on 80s bands
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i saw him play , im the walrus , in birmingham , englang ,he then went into stairway to heaven ,around the time of the mothers of prevention album so that would be 86 ish


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dubism wrote:
i saw him play , im the walrus , in birmingham , englang ,he then went into stairway to heaven ,around the time of the mothers of prevention album so that would be 86 ish

Another kickass show from the '88 band:

1988 04 20 - National Exhibition Center, Birmingham, England
125 min, Aud, B+
Heavy Duty Judy, Cosmik Debris, I Ain't Got No Heart, Love Of My Life, Cruising For Burgers, Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up, Stolen Moments, Trouble Every Day, Penguin In Bondage, Hot Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel, Eat That Question, Black Napkins, City Of Tiny Lights, A Pound For A Brown, Peaches En Regalia, Stairway To Heaven, Keep It Greasey, Sharleena, Dancin' Fool, Whipping Post, I Am The Walrus, Bolero

http://www.zappateers.com/fzshows/index.html <== the one-stop shop for all your FZSHOWS needs...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:00 pm 
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... there's 20,000,000 other little guys with their first guitars, and they're listening to your recycled wank, and they're saying ...

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spin: do you think much music came out of the ‘80s that was valid, as music or as social criticism?

zappa: well, i kept doing it, i’m sure there were a few people in america who did it, but you never heard it, because the bulk of what you heard is what you saw; the beginning of the ‘80s gave us mtv, and music changed and switched from an audio to a video medium

spin: for better or worse?

zappa: for worse, because i believe that the way music is to be consumed is through your ears, and it shouldn’t be too important whether the person performing it looks like a model


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guitar: how do you feel about the mutated guitar sounds of the 80s?

zappa: they sound great but it's just like another vocabulary ... so if you take all of today's squeals and the rest of the common coinage for rock'n'roll guitar playing and have those same timbres playing renaissance music, it's not going to sound like renaissance music even though it was actually written in the renaissance

guitar: how do you feel about some of the mutated players out there today?

zappa: some of them are good and some of them are not; there's a lot of mechanics out there and once you learn how to make all the squeal noises on demand, then what you do with it is a matter of imagination. but the record industry itself is more to blame for the way guitarists behave than the players themselves...

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Living in a box!!!
Hahahahahahaha he must have been taking the utter piss with that one.

It's been an in joke with me and work colleagues for years to do with something utterly terrible.

Whether it is music, film or even food other chefs produce that song is sung. I remember a chef producing the WORST Cheesecake you have ever seen in your life, we all stood round it and just sang "Living in a box, living in a cardboard box!"

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cleon wrote:
frank must of been taking the piss that is a real weak song.


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Living in a box!!!
Hahahahahahaha he must have been taking the utter piss with that one.

AKA you believe that Frank was above "guilty pleasures"?


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Frank was kind of a dick when it came to popular music. He loves horrible doo wop stuff from his youth, but god forbid someone in the (once) present day takes a liking to a love song of their own time.


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lapsed maps wrote:
cleon wrote:
frank must of been taking the piss that is a real weak song.


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Living in a box!!!
Hahahahahahaha he must have been taking the utter piss with that one.

AKA you believe that Frank was above "guilty pleasures"?

I'm having my doubt's.

"Living in a Box". I wasn’t that impressed with their second video, but I think the guy is a good singer. I thought the track sounded great.
The other is “Daddy’s Coming Home” by Walk the Moon. Especially the guitar was interesting in that."FZ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLFxtjpbmKw
Walk the Moon - Daddy's Coming Home

Starts like Alice Coopers Poison :wink:

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