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 Post subject: Top 10 Zappa Songs
PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:26 pm 
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Dear Lord:

Please forgive me.

I've made a Top 10 list of my favorite Frank Zappa songs (well, one instrumental).

May your archangel Francis Zappa not strike me down for heresy.

http://bensommer.com/blog/top-10-frank-zappa-songs/


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 Post subject: Re: Top 10 Zappa Songs
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:15 am 
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1. Watermellon
2. Don't You Ever Wash that thing
3. T'meshi Dween
4. Dog Breath In the Year of the Plague
5. Gumbo Variations
6. Crusing for Burgers
7. Willie the Pimp
8. Theme From Burnt Weeny Sandwich
9. Holiday in Berlin, Full Blown
10. Stuff Up the Cracks
11. the Grand Wazoo
12. Redunzl

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 Post subject: Re: Top 10 Zappa Songs
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:09 am 
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Here is mine, for today (no particular order):

King Kong
Inca Roads
RDNZL
Ocean is the Ultimate Solution
Pound for a Brown
Sinister suite
Amnerika
Watermelon
Black Napkins
St Alphonzo (rollo interior)

Damn... can't do it justice with only 10...

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 Post subject: Re: Top 10 Zappa Songs
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:48 pm 
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I count exactly ONE overlap between my list and BOTH of your lists.

This is an experiment in futility!


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 Post subject: Re: Top 10 Zappa Songs
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:17 pm 
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No it called variety in taste... :smoke:


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 Post subject: Re: Top 10 Zappa Songs
PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 8:43 pm 
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since it says song, these are in no way my favorite compositions, just my favorite tracks with vocals. no order.

outside now (broadway the hardway version)
yo mama
don't eat the yellow snow (single version)
inca roads
i'm a beautiful guy/beauty knows no pain/charlie's enormous mouth/any downers? medley
the meek shall inherit nothing
you didn't try to call me (ycdtosa 1 version)
drowning witch
a token of my extreme
po-jama people

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 Post subject: Re: Top 10 Zappa Songs
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:54 am 
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I'll do a list with no vocals:

Strictly Genteel
Rat Tomago
Blessed Relief
Night School
G-Spot Tornado
Waka Jawaka
Aybe Sea
Echidna's Arf ("yeah yeah yeah yeah, Village" doesn't count)
Zoot Allures
Watermelon in Easter Hay


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 Post subject: Re: Top 10 Zappa Songs
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:59 am 
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In no particular order

Peaches En Regalia
The Orange County Lumber Truck
Chunga's Revenge
Uncle Remus
Black Napkins
The Grand Wazoo
Watermelon In Easter Hay
G-Spot Tornado
Stairway To Heaven
Strictly Genteel

It's so hard to Pick Just 10 though as he did so many different types of music


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 Post subject: Re: top 10 zappa songs
PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:06 pm 
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my guitar wants to kill your mama
valarie
you're probably wondering why I'm here
oh no
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absolutely free
flower punk
stuff up the cracks
sleeping in a jar
later that night

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 Post subject: Re: Top 10 Zappa Songs
PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:43 am 
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for today at least:

Watermelon In Easter Hay
The Torture Never Stops (alternate version w/ Don VV vocals)
The Deathless Horsie
Trouble Every Day
Willie The Pimp
King Kong
Dumb All Over
Zoot Allures
Chunga's Revenge
Holiday In Berlin (including all variations)


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 Post subject: Re: Top 10 Zappa Songs
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The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary
The Torture Never Stops (Zoot Allures version)
Mother People
The Little House I Used To Live In
The Evil Prince (YCDTOSA 4)
Eat That Question
Amnerika
Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch
What's New In Baltimore?
Canard Du Jour

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 Post subject: Re: Top 10 Zappa Songs
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:26 pm 
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1. Brown Shoes Don't Make It
2. What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?
3. Peaches En Regalia
4. I'm The Slime
5. Billy The Mountain
6. Joe's Garage
7. Watermelon In Easter Hay
8. Call Any Vegetable
9. Uncle Remus
10. Muffin Man

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