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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:16 am 
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Hi,

Just after a bit of friendly advice. I've got most of the FZ albums but am missing several of the recent releases. I'd like to just buy the lot but my wife thinks food and clothes and all that are more important. So anyway I've decided to ration myself to one or two, and was just wondering what the recommendations would be. I am missing:

Buffalo
Dub Room Special
One Shot Deal
Lumpy Money
Greasy Love Songs
Congress...
Hammersmith
Feeding the monkies
Carnegie Hall
Understanding America
Road Tapes venue 1

I've also avoided Quaudiophilliac and Halloween because I don't have anything decent to play them on.

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Chris


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:29 am 
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ChrisPaul wrote:
Hi,

Just after a bit of friendly advice. I've got most of the FZ albums but am missing several of the recent releases. I'd like to just buy the lot but my wife thinks food and clothes and all that are more important. So anyway I've decided to ration myself to one or two, and was just wondering what the recommendations would be. I am missing:

Buffalo
Dub Room Special
One Shot Deal
Lumpy Money
Greasy Love Songs
Congress...
Hammersmith
Feeding the monkies
Carnegie Hall
Understanding America
Road Tapes venue 1

I've also avoided Quaudiophilliac and Halloween because I don't have anything decent to play them on.

Thanks

Chris


It would help if you mentioned what your favorites were, but without that I would say :
Road Tapes - a must if you like the 60's band
One Shot Deal is filled with gems
Lumpy Money - a must if you love those 2 albums
Hammersmith if you like the Shiek Yerbouti era.

I love the Flo & Eddie era but Carnegie was not a great performance, there are better versions of every song elsewhere.

(IMHO) of course


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:32 pm 
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Hi, thanks for the reply.

I was originally going to put a list of my favourite albums but it would have covered pretty much every era, so seemed a bit unnecessary!


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:01 pm 
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ChrisPaul wrote:
Hi,

Just after a bit of friendly advice. I've got most of the FZ albums but am missing several of the recent releases. I'd like to just buy the lot but my wife thinks food and clothes and all that are more important. So anyway I've decided to ration myself to one or two, and was just wondering what the recommendations would be. I am missing:

Buffalo
Dub Room Special
One Shot Deal
Lumpy Money
Greasy Love Songs
Congress...
Hammersmith
Feeding the monkies
Carnegie Hall
Understanding America
Road Tapes venue 1

I've also avoided Quaudiophilliac and Halloween because I don't have anything decent to play them on.

Thanks

Chris


of course i say buy em all but from that list i say One Shot Deal and Hammersmith

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 1:29 pm 
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ChrisPaul wrote:
Hi,

Just after a bit of friendly advice. I've got most of the FZ albums but am missing several of the recent releases. I'd like to just buy the lot but my wife thinks food and clothes and all that are more important. So anyway I've decided to ration myself to one or two, and was just wondering what the recommendations would be. I am missing:

Buffalo :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Dub Room Special :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
One Shot Deal :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Lumpy Money :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Greasy Love Songs :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Congress... :mrgreen:
Hammersmith :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Feeding the monkies :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Carnegie Hall :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Understanding America :?
Road Tapes venue 1 :?

I've also avoided Quaudiophilliac and Halloween because I don't have anything decent to play them on.

Thanks

Chris


of course i say buy em all but from that list i say One Shot Deal and Hammersmith


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:02 pm 
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I would go with Lumpy Money and Feeding The Monkies.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:04 pm 
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Lumpy Money is the best. I wouldn't miss Buffalo. But I like Road Tapes 1, too!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:49 pm 
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ChrisPaul wrote:
Hi,

Just after a bit of friendly advice. I've got most of the FZ albums but am missing several of the recent releases. I'd like to just buy the lot but my wife thinks food and clothes and all that are more important. So anyway I've decided to ration myself to one or two, and was just wondering what the recommendations would be. I am missing:

Buffalo
Dub Room Special
One Shot Deal
Lumpy Money
Greasy Love Songs
Congress...
Hammersmith
Feeding the monkies
Carnegie Hall
Understanding America
Road Tapes venue 1

I've also avoided Quaudiophilliac and Halloween because I don't have anything decent to play them on.

Thanks

Chris

If you like Roxy & Elsewhere, you'll like Dub Room Special - it's basically the same band, same era.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 8:11 pm 
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Lumpy Money and Road Tapes Venue #1.
Hell it's Christmas, give yourself a treat and get Dub Room Special too... :smoke:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:29 pm 
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ONE SHOT DEAL and ROAD TAPES

Fer sure!


Too bad about "Quaudiophilliac"
That's one of my personal faves "post-Frank"


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If all you've ever heard are the CD versions of FZ's albums, you NEED Lumpy Money and Greasy Love Songs. No electronic drums; no historical revisionism; no meddling by record company pricks. And not a speck of cereal...

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:35 am 
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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
If all you've ever heard are the CD versions of FZ's albums, you NEED Lumpy Money and Greasy Love Songs. No electronic drums; no historical revisionism; no meddling by record company pricks. And not a speck of cereal...


Disc 2 of Lumpy Money is historical revisionism, but it is easily avoided. The other two discs are still worth the cost (which is not trivial).


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If you only buy one, it should be One Shot Deal

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:33 pm 
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ChrisPaul wrote:
Hi,

Just after a bit of friendly advice. I've got most of the FZ albums but am missing several of the recent releases. I'd like to just buy the lot but my wife thinks food and clothes and all that are more important. So anyway I've decided to ration myself to one or two, and was just wondering what the recommendations would be. I am missing:

Buffalo
Dub Room Special
One Shot Deal
Lumpy Money
Greasy Love Songs
Congress...
Hammersmith
Feeding the monkies
Carnegie Hall
Understanding America
Road Tapes venue 1

I've also avoided Quaudiophilliac and Halloween because I don't have anything decent to play them on.

Thanks

Chris


I'm glad that we could clear this up for you.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 1:30 pm 
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I guess there are two I'll never get - congress and understanding America. But that leaves 9, most of which have been recommended, and x factor is currently on tv, so I need 9 more zappa albums more than ever!

I'm gonna get them all, 3 at a time to get the best postage deals to the UK. If there was a proper UK distribution deal, rather than g and s selling everything too expensive and not even having an online shop, I'd have bought them all ages ago.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:22 pm 
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If you like FZ's synclavier music, Monkies is IMO one of his best synclavier albums
Greasy Love Songs is original vinyl mix of Ruben&The Jets. I was never fan of this album, but original mix sure sounds better.
Road Tapes 1 is one of the best recordings of original MOI.

You don't need Understanding America and Congress... Lumpy Money is interesting, but more from "historical" point of view (I do like some alternate mixes, though).


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:59 pm 
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F.Natural wrote:
Lumpy Money and Road Tapes Venue #1.
Hell it's Christmas, give yourself a treat and get Dub Room Special too... :smoke:


What he said

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