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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 3:32 am 
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Well as you all can tell im a newbie... :o and a weird one at that..hehehe well i would like to know how everyone got into Zappa...ive been listening to his music for a little over a year now has my boyfriend thinks he was the most talented musician that ever walked the earth. The first album i heard was Joes Garage and in all seriousness i was hooked...what a concept ablum!!! so any knowledge you all want to share with me would be greatly appreciated..:O)

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 8:49 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 9:06 pm 
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[quote author=sparkie link=board=rant;num=1049808771;start=0#0 date=04/08/03 at 06:32:51]Well as you all can tell im a newbie... :o and a weird one at that..hehehe well i would like to know how everyone got into Zappa...ive been listening to his music for a little over a year now has my boyfriend thinks he was the most talented musician that ever walked the earth. The first album i heard was Joes Garage and in all seriousness i was hooked...what a concept ablum!!! so any knowledge you all want to share with me would be greatly appreciated..:O) [/quote]<br>Welcome sparkie! You'll enjoy in here. I love Joe's Garage, I always say that it's a Bible for Zappa music. There's another topic that asks about "How people got into Zappa" or something similar... look for it. Anyway, ny fist Zappa album has been HOT RATS, I was 19, it was 1996. <br><br>Ciao<br>

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2003 9:16 pm 
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[quote author=MIZZU link=board=rant;num=1049808771;start=0#2 date=04/09/03 at 00:06:32]<br>Welcome sparkie! You'll enjoy in here. I love Joe's Garage, I always say that it's a Bible for Zappa music. There's another topic that asks about "How people got into Zappa" or something similar... look for it. Anyway, ny fist Zappa album has been HOT RATS, I was 19, it was 1996. <br><br>Ciao<br>[/quote]<br>I found it. It's in the ZAPPA ALBUMS section. Topic is:<br>"What was your gateway into Zappa universe?"<br><br>Ciao<br>

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2003 12:47 am 
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Cheers for that i will have a look...and thanks for the warm welcome. take it easy  :-*

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2003 3:49 am 
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..well when I was a little kipper,around the age of 13 or 14,my father was having a new room added to his recording studio,and I used to hang out there alot after school and there was this carpenter who would bring tapes of Zappa's to listen to while he worked..one of them being Apostrophe and thats all it took,I was hooked.Been a fan ever since... ;D ;D ;D ;D

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2003 5:19 am 
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At the tender age of 15, while I was sitting the back seat of a 1966 Olds 88 (roughly the size of a Days Inn) smoking pot, the driver Marty, popped in the 'new' Zappa album, Bongo Fury (on that legendary medium, the 8-track tape).<br><br>I had no acquaintance with Frank's music back in '75 so this was my first exposure.  It was so consumately unique.  I loved it.   Debra Kedabra got my attention but  Carolina Hard Core Ecstasy held my attention.  <br><br>In my lifetime I have only had one other thing seize my attention so completely upon initial exposure, and that was Hunter Thompson's 'Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas'.<br><br>By the time Muffin Man rolled around I already knew I just had to buy the album and was asking about what else the man had done.<br><br>The odd part is that Marty only had the album because he thought it was funny (comedy music!) and I went on to become a die-hard fanatic in short order.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 12:02 pm 
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I got started a couple of years ago when one of my local CD stores (which shall remain nameless) had a 4 albums for £20 sale.<br>I had my 4 all picked out in advance so that when payday rolled round I could pick them up and go.<br>Unfortunately I wandered in that lunchtime only to find one of them out of stock!!<br>I started frantically searching the others for a suitable replacement only to spy "Ship Arriving ... Witch".<br>I immediately understand the connection between the cover and the title.  It amuses me.<br>So, with time running out before I have to be back at work, I decide, as the aforementioned Hunter S. Thompson would say, "Why the hell not?".<br>I liked it so much, I came back the next week to get the other three that were included in the sale (Waka/Jawaka, Burnt Weeny, Cruising with Ruben & The Jets).


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2003 4:13 am 
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A year ago, I discovered the "Apostrophe" Record and Ive been hooked on it ever since.<br><br>-Otis :)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2003 2:56 pm 
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I started with Uncle Meat. We played that album so many times that we played thru the disc and you'd here side 2 when you put the needle on side 1.  I'm showing my age. And for those who don't know a needle is a primitive pickup of modulations. For a better explanation go search for Thomas Edison. ???


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In 1980 I was rummaging in my local record store and saw a record called Sheik Yerbouti, I actually thought it was a record by<br>some Arab guy! I knew who Frank Zappa was but I'd only seen<br>the cover of "Hot Rats" and I thought Miss Christine was Frank...<br>finally I worked it out when I got hold of a copy of Bongo Fury...<br>I became a fan from that day on, the effect hearing Debra Kadabra<br>for the first time! Of course I also became a Beefheart fan too...<br>ahh memories...


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Fifteen years old,bored w/ highschool & suburbia,in downtown Muskegon,Michigan I saw this strange double album FREAK OUT & listened to some of it in a listening booth.I think they were glad to get rid of it.The year was 1967./   Three years later The Mothers of Invention played at the Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids,Michigan...Then in '72 & then again in '73 saw Zappa at Winterland,San Francisco.And then again in Flint,Michigan,1974.Later in the Eighties saw Zappa & band at the Berkeley Community Theater.

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It was in 1985,when i was 14.<br>A guy called Keith introduced me to zappa with a "Joe's Garage Part 1" and "TMFU" tape.<br>I fell in love with it straight away.I just found this music amazing,although my mates never took to it,after the initial rolling about the floor laughing at it,as amusing as it was,it remained my thing.<br>Then i got a tape with various zappa on it,including Black Napkins and The Torture Never Stops,which is probably my favorite track,'cause it goes way back.<br>I got my first look at the band about two four years later in the "Does Humour Belong In Music?" video at a freinds house,we were completely blown away by it all,and i've been collecting ever since. :)


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Back in the mid-80's, during a night of teenage LSD experimentation, I happened upon "Thing Fish" being played on Rutgers College radio, WRSU.<br><br>Wow-wee.


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Through Primus-fanhood. I decided to explore Primus's influences: most of Les's favourites I didn't like, but when I first heard Zappa my eyeballs rolled out.<br>Shortly after, my sister bought Cheep Thrills, I later got Son Of Cheep Thrills... That was in April 2001.

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Got into Zappa after hearing the song Billy The Mountain from Just another Band From L.A.<br><br>My first zappa-album was 200 Motels

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2005 11:24 am 
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i had a good old fashioned up brinig, my dad showed me a porn when i was five and said "you mught as well get a good education while you can." ??? ;D ;D ;D he also played frank zappa record for me when i was a kid, about the same time.

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