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I still haven't seen this yet, but I really like every episode of the series that I've seen so far. I think the best one I've seen has to be the one for Stevie Wonder's "Songs in the Key of Life". Watching him recreate one of his songs in the studio (I think it was "I Wish") and seeing him actually lay down most of the tracks in the studio (including the drums) himself is really cool.

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I got this dvd today for my 34th birthday. I have already watched it twice. Love the footage of Montana from the Roxy!!!!!!

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I love the story Ruth told about the first time they miked the xylaphone. Pricless!

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Yeps.

Got a hard Jones to glom up this one now too, knowing there's a big brown mutha-lode of 'em at my hot teenage Muzak-Pod-Module ... & having just absorbed BABY SNAKES & THE DUB-ROOM SPECIAL!

Deedy do ... & I don't regularly much LIKE them there dee-vee-dee thingies much ANYhow.

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I got an e-mail this morning......

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We're happy to inform you that the items you requested are now available to order from Amazon.ca!

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Frank Zappa - Classic Albums: Apostrophe / Over-Nite Sensation

Availability: In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Price: CDN$ 14.38

Too bad they already sent me the one I ordered, back in May! {Glad I didn't wait for the official announcement....} :roll:

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just plain doug wrote:
I got an e-mail this morning......

Your Amazon Alerts
Availability Alert

We're happy to inform you that the items you requested are now available to order from Amazon.ca!

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Frank Zappa - Classic Albums: Apostrophe / Over-Nite Sensation

Availability: In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca.
Price: CDN$ 14.38

Too bad they already sent me the one I ordered, back in May! {Glad I didn't wait for the official announcement....} :roll:


It was cheaper on amazon.com cuz u do not pay the taxe

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It was cheaper on amazon.com cuz u do not pay the taxe

It was $12.95, back when I bought it in May, so it pretty much evened out. (plus I didn't run the risk of cross-border tarifs)
But, since I recieved it from them in May, I wonder why the notice didn't come until today? (I had put myself on the advance notice list, but when the DVD popped up on their site, I immediately ordered it, without waiting for this notification. Just glad I didn't wait for them to tell me it was in!)

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I just finished watching this for the first time. Got it for my birthday from my wife. I was grinning the whole time. Wonderful stuff.

I even got moist eyes during Ruth Underwood's parts. I've always loved Ruth, I even named my cat (who is my pride and joy) after Ruth, and seeing her enthuse about the music and play portions of it just had me in tears of joy.

I also loved seeing Dweezil grinning and shaking his head in amazement at some of the details behind the mix. Some of that stuff in "Zomby Woof" was really really ingenious. Like those "Mysterioso" vibes he points out. Makes me want to go back and listen to these albums in detail - cause they were never favorites of mine to start with.

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i finally just got this and watched. it is cool, but i thought it would have had more music, instead of billy bob thornton babbling, whats he go to do with frank anyway? how about the zft actually get back on track with roxy dvd (like 5 years laters...). :oops:

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i finally just got this and watched. it is cool, but i thought it would have had more music, instead of billy bob thornton babbling, whats he go to do with frank anyway? how about the zft actually get back on track with roxy dvd (like 5 years laters...). :oops:


I thought it was great. The talking head bull is the price one must pay. Sit and watch it and pretend you know nothing about FZ. They struck a pretty perfect balance for old timers and the uninitiated, I thought.


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I just got it and watched it. It was A LOT better than I expected. I watched it with my dad who knows practically nothing about Zappa, and after watching it he said, "That dude's a genius." By the way, what does Billy Bob Thornton have to do with Zappa?

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I just got it and watched it. It was A LOT better than I expected. I watched it with my dad who knows practically nothing about Zappa, and after watching it he said, "That dude's a genius." By the way, what does Billy Bob Thornton have to do with Zappa?


Evidently he likes Dinah Moe Humm, that's the only connection I know of, and a tenuous one at that. Oh and it's great that you could get your dad into Frank, peace.

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I just got it and watched it. It was A LOT better than I expected. I watched it with my dad who knows practically nothing about Zappa, and after watching it he said, "That dude's a genius." By the way, what does Billy Bob Thornton have to do with Zappa?

I believe he is a friend of the family and a lifelong Zappa fan. I think they also sell his CD(which contains a tribute to FZ) at Barfko Swill. Maybe if they ever do a FZ bio pic, Billy Bob would produce and direct? He couldn't be FZ because I don't think they could make him look any younger.

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I just watched this on VH1 Classic. Although I missed part of it, what I saw was excellent. After the special and a commercial break, they played the 'You Are What You Is' music video, uncut.

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"American singer Alice Cooper receives the DVD of the Year Award for 'Frank Zappa Classic Albums' at the Third Annual Classic Rock Roll of Honor at The Landmark Hotel, in London Monday Nov. 5, 2007. (AP Photo/Nathan Strange)."

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I also loved seeing Dweezil grinning and shaking his head in amazement at some of the details behind the mix. Some of that stuff in "Zomby Woof" was really really ingenious. Like those "Mysterioso" vibes he points out. Makes me want to go back and listen to these albums in detail - cause they were never favorites of mine to start with.


I know what you mean! After seeing that part I listened to a lot of his albums again on Headphones, just to pick out things. My favorite was this string patch I noticed at the beggining of 'Hardcore Ecstacy.' I've heard that album a million times and I'd never noticed it. A sheer magic moment.

EDIT: Except, of course, now it's so obvious I wonder how I ever missed it before...


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I would have prefered more time spent at the mixer with the engineer that was there at the recording sessions.

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I liked the part where they look into "Dirty Love" and point out that the jewelry of the Ike-ettes was picked up in the recording. I never noticed that before.


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Saw this a while back. Did anyone else think Dweezil looked a little embarrassed while listening to Dinah Moe Hum?


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Saw this a while back. Did anyone else think Dweezil looked a little embarrassed while listening to Dinah Moe Hum?


I'll have to watch it again. I didn't notice.

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i did notice that, pretty funny. :D

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I've got about 20 of these classic albums on DVD, and the 2 best ones are... the Pink Floyd one, and the Zappa one. I've watched the Zappa one the most though. The studio scenes are the best for me...and multitracks.

What other Zappa Albums would you like to see examined in this series?

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Although as all Zappa fans know it is so hard to choose...I would have to say "Joe's Garage" as it was so ahead of its time and pivotal for music fans on so many levels.


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Although as all Zappa fans know it is so hard to choose...I would have to say "Joe's Garage" as it was so ahead of its time and pivotal for music fans on so many levels.


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