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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:25 pm 
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Dance Me This.


That needs to be released, pronto, fuck the ZPZ DVD, spend the ZFT's money on something a little more worthwhile.


I second that.

I don't understand why this wasn't released years ago. :?


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yo feets, you posted something about waiting for a remastered Zen Arcade awhile back, was this never released on CD or something?

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yo feets, you posted something about waiting for a remastered Zen Arcade awhile back, was this never released on CD or something?


It was and is on CD, but I've stuck with my original vinyl (or the 1 disc that's left), figuring that this is a "classic album" and is probably due for a "deluxe" reissue. I've also found that some of the first round of the SST CD releases have not had great sound quality, and I'm really looking forward to hearing Zen Arcade in a nice loud, clear mix. This happened with the Meat Puppets - their entire catalogue got reissued on Ryko with great packaging and superb sound. I'm just hoping the Huskers will get the same treatment.

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^gotcha. I was the same way with Black Flag's Damaged, but I have never been able to find a "deluxe" edition so i went ahead and bought the "regular" version. My dad's old copy of the SST's original version is weird, it has some random EP from later in their carreer on the disk as well. Odd.

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^gotcha. I was the same way with Black Flag's Damaged, but I have never been able to find a "deluxe" edition so i went ahead and bought the "regular" version. My dad's old copy of the SST's original version is weird, it has some random EP from later in their carreer on the disk as well. Odd.


Yeah, I know what you mean. I still haven't upgraded my Black Flag collection either for the same reason. I think I remember that Damaged CD - it had the Six Pack and/or Louie Louie singles as bonus tracks. I figure, the vinyl's great (and I've actually burned a lot of it to CD anyway, for convenience sake), so I don't need the CD unless they do something fantastic to it.

I do miss Sides One and Two of Zen Arcade though.. I'll probably find that record in my collection when I'm 80 years old and have nothing better to do than search through all my album sleeves.

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I do miss Sides One and Two of Zen Arcade though.. I'll probably find that record in my collection when I'm 80 years old and have nothing better to do than search through all my album sleeves.


I've never heard this album, but after what you said I'm getting curious. what's it like? All I know is it's a concept album and one song is a fourteen minute instrumental...that makes me very nervous...

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I do miss Sides One and Two of Zen Arcade though.. I'll probably find that record in my collection when I'm 80 years old and have nothing better to do than search through all my album sleeves.


I've never heard this album, but after what you said I'm getting curious. what's it like? All I know is it's a concept album and one song is a fourteen minute instrumental...that makes me very nervous...


Don't get too sucked in by the hype - it's not THAT great. If you want GREAT, get The Minutemen's Double Nickels on the Dime, also released on SST in the same year. Zen Arcade is quite good though. It's loud, raucous, furious, and extremely melodic somehow through all the din. The concept is pretty vague, but the songs deal a lot with troubled youths and problems at home. There are a few filler experimental tracks which are fun but insubstantial, and the 14 minute instrumental jam is actually pretty ok. But the true value of the album lies in its individual moments of absolute greatness. "I Will Never Forget You", "Turn on the News", and "Pride", among a few others, are intensely amazing songs that give me chills.

One problem I've always had with Husker Du is the way their music is presented. You usually just end up hearing a bunch of loud fuzz for the guitars, the bass and vocals are buried, and the drums are crisp and right up front. It's almost hard to find the melodies behind the noise, but once you do, watch out. They came a bit closer to clarity on their later albums, but with those they also lost a lot of power. The best balance of power and clarity came with what I consider their best album, Flip Your Wig, also their last for SST before they went to Warner Brothers.

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Don't get too sucked in by the hype - it's not THAT great. If you want GREAT, get The Minutemen's Double Nickels on the Dime, also released on SST in the same year.


Yeah I've got that one. My father told me when it first came out, there was a rumor that that album was supposed to be a single but the Minutemen made it a double to compete with Husker Du.

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I know it's getting like a scratched record, but where the hell is Dance Me This? Since I've been on this forum I don't recall any reasons being mentioned as to why it hasn't been released. Is there something I've missed, does anyone have any idea why it hasn't been released?

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I know it's getting like a scratched record, but where the hell is Dance Me This? Since I've been on this forum I don't recall any reasons being mentioned as to why it hasn't been released. Is there something I've missed, does anyone have any idea why it hasn't been released?


nope. gail has been very quiet about dance me this.

apart from this old answer in the FAQ-section, which must be four or five years old now...

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GZ: Dance Me This is a Synclavier-realized project and there are other compositions on other albums that are in the vault. Of the more than 400 compositions in various stages of completion in the Synclavier, certain ones will be completed by Dweezil, perhaps Todd and others of them in other & various ways.

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Neil Young - Time Fades Away (never released on CD, album between Harvest & Tonight's The Night, apparently Neil hates it and refuses to re-release it)


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a re-release for currently unavailbale Lick My Decals Off Baby by Captain Beefheart.

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a re-release for currently unavailbale Lick My Decals Off Baby by Captain Beefheart.


I have that sucker on CD, the Rhino version :P . That reminds me, we need the proper release of Bat Chain Puller. Too bad it's sitting in the Zappa vaults and isn't going to be put out anytime soon :cry: .


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Zoot Horn Rollo - I Saw A Bozo Under The Sea

All of Mike Keneally's albums

DVD-Audio surround remix of all Zappa's albums from the analog tapes

DVD-Audio vinyl rip of Rubens

also a rip of Grand Wazoo from a mint Australian pressing

(I used to demo Hi-fi with that one so I know it's got WAY more dynamics than the CD...which depresses me)

also wanna see more remastering as per Lather
(without the chintzy digital reverb)
where's Black Page 2 ?
would've preferred that to the 'Zeppelin jam'....

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another example of ripoff cd pricing in OZ
(not to mention $43.95 for Money/Gravy)

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Fred, is this the same graphics as the Rhino version?

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arthur barrows two most recent releases

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As of this moment, date and time...

FZ - Dub Room Special
Robert Wyatt - Comicopera
Kush - Snow White & The Eight Straights (classic and criminally underrated/unknown Aussie jazz-rock from 1974 - probably appeal to some folks here)
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - 100 Days (or whatever it's called)
Bo Diddley - Chess Masters 1955-58 (finally, a decent compilation!)


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Old Masters Box 2


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The Sound & the Fury
ween - La Cucuracha (out Oct. 23)
Flaming Lips - Soft Bulliten and At War With the Mystics 5.1 surround DVDA.
Quadiofiliac and Halloween DVDAs
More albums to be released in 5.1 (now that I finally have a descent 5.1 system)

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More posthumous archival releases of Lenny Bruce and/or Bill Hicks.

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need the following vinyl:

Old Masters Box IV & V
Ween - 12 Golden Country Greats
Ween - Painting The Town Brown
Desert Sessions I, II & III

there's more but that's off the top of my head

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