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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:32 am 
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This is a new thread for all those who listen so closely to non-FZ bands that every once in a while one will find an FZ musical quote within a non-FZ artist's performance.

First of all, we are not interested in licensed lyric quotes like the Aerosmith ones on Permanent Vacation, and ZPZ does not count.

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Listening to moe. Warts and All Volume 6, disc 3, the first song Four, and discovered that after the first verses, that the tune slowly evolves into a instrumental "guitar solo" section of Inca Roads, culminating around 8:23 with the part of Inca Roads right before "did a vehicle..."


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:16 am 
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I can't think of any right now, but will keep my ears wide open for possible cases...

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For at least the last 10+ years Parliament-Funkadelic play the main riff of I'm the Slime at the end Cosmic Slop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DZHccUGdY4

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:31 pm 
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"Die Grobschnitt Story 0" , released 2010. A collection of early songs by german group 'Grobschnitt'
The skipping record needle sounds, from WOIIFTM, are used to seperate tracks of live tomfoolery, in 2 places. NOT just an incredible simulation, but taken right from the Zappa album.

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KC and the Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight (1975)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7RRLC5slLo
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KC and the Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight ('75)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IbN5WcBriY
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Got to be Zappa Influence Uncle Meat-NTOIP check the guitar intro on the studio version he don't play it the same live,I think it is Speed up :?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:17 am 
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There's a band called Raq that covers FZ. Their concerts are up at the Internet Archive site. (and they're pretty good).


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During a Yes-gig at Hanover, Germany, in 2003, Jon Anderson told a story about the heroes of his youth (Mickey Mouse and Frank Zappa mainly) and then sang a few lines from Dancin' Fool.

No shit.

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the post hard core band, Glassjaw has tons of zappa references.

here's one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6Ep0PmczN4

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:12 am 
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What I would like to do, if I had the time, would be to assemble a list of all the Zappa references / quotes from Weird Al Yankovic's 'Genius In France' with time stamps.

Some examples are:

1. 'I'm the Slime' guitar intro
2. 'City of Tiny Lites' guitar solo riff "Wee-wee"
3. 'Dog Breath' melody "La la-la la-la, oooh-wee-oooh"


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I hear a lot of FZ quotes when I go to see Dweezil live.

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tiboudre wrote:
What I would like to do, if I had the time, would be to assemble a list of all the Zappa references / quotes from Weird Al Yankovic's 'Genius In France' with time stamps.

Some examples are:

1. 'I'm the Slime' guitar intro
2. 'City of Tiny Lites' guitar solo riff "Wee-wee"
3. 'Dog Breath' melody "La la-la la-la, oooh-wee-oooh"


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:59 pm 
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Hmm, never noticed this connection before......

http://www.whosampled.com/sample/view/783/Dream%20Theater-Take%20the%20Time_Frank%20Zappa-Dancin'%20Fool/

Mainly because other than "wait a minute" I don't hear the similarity.

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Todd Rundgrens Utopia, album is a definitive I want to be playing like Frank album, while original in some ways it has many FZ moments...One of my desert Island albums... :smoke:


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Plook wrote:
Todd Rundgrens Utopia, album is a definitive I want to be playing like Frank album, while original in some ways it has many FZ moments...One of my desert Island albums... :smoke:

I didn't get into Utopia until Oops! Wrong Planet. I did eventually get Another Live which I really liked but I've still never listened to the first Utopia album or RA. I need to fix that. I know Todd dug Frank and witnessed some FZ rehearsals over time. No doubt an influence.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:38 pm 
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Plook wrote:
Todd Rundgrens Utopia, album is a definitive I want to be playing like Frank album, while original in some ways it has many FZ moments...One of my desert Island albums... :smoke:

I think Todd's - A Wizard, A True Star has some sections of tape munipulation and some short songs on there are very FZ like. You Need Your head / Rock and Roll Pussy - http://youtu.be/5-21kw6CeLA

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From an interview with Entertainment Weekly:

“Genius In France” (2003)
“I put that at the end of an album because it’s a long song, but that was a real labor of love. That was obviously meant to sound like Frank Zappa. That was quite a challenge. I don’t like easy challenges. To do a pastiche of Zappa is quite an undertaking, and it’s meant to sound mostly like early to mid ‘70s Zappa. I listened to his catalog and made notes about his idiosyncrasies and his musical stylings and I tried to put on a skin and tried to do a song in his style, which is very difficult to achieve.
I think having [his son] Dweezil Zappa play the opening guitar lick adds a little more authenticity to it, but we gave it our best shot, and that’s one of the songs I’m most proud of. I think we recorded it in 17 separate sections and then spliced them all together. If you add up all the time I spent on that one song, it’s probably two or three months out of my life. Zappa is one of my all-time heroes, so there was this extra pressure. You don’t want to mess up. You want to do justice to the song. I was definitely feeling the pressure.
My Mt. Rushmore of inspirations would probably be Stan Freberg, Spike Jones, Tom Lehrer and Allan Sherman, but Zappa is way up there too. I heard the Apostrophe album when it came out in the early ‘70s, and that was a huge inspiration to me.”

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