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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:47 am 
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The Yellow Shark by Frank Zappa (Barking Pumpkin) 1993

It is his last major work. The ensemble is awe-inspiring. It is a rich pageant of texture in colour. It's the clarity of his perfect madness, and mastery. Frank governs with Elmore James on his left and Stravinsky on his right. Frank reigns and rules with the strangest tools.


http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2005/mar/20/popandrock1

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:51 pm 
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Wow, Tom Waits was into Trout Mask...what a surprise! :smoke:


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:58 am 
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I can never really decide about Tom Waits......

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:15 pm 
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thenoisydrum wrote:
I can never really decide about Tom Waits......

You'd better hurry up and decide...Tom Waits for no man!


(please, don't hate me...)

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your pal, biffy the elephant shrew wrote:
... Frank led the band off and Tom Waits came on to do the "opening" set, performing solo at the electric piano. He was mercilessly booed; some schmuck near me kept yelling "Somebody shoot that fucker!" After a break, the Mothers returned and Frank brought back Tom Waits to tell his "12-inch man" joke while the band played "Ol' 55" behind him...

the lounge lizards album is another classic

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i once heard tom waits described as "captain beefheart for girls."

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:01 pm 
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sleeping in a jar wrote:
i once heard tom waits described as "captain beefheart for girls."


That's perfect!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:37 pm 
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This has probably been posted before, but I've always found it very amusing:

“My first big gigs were opening a show for Frank Zappa and I think that was difficult. I was kind of like the rectal thermometer for the audience.”

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Interview with Terry Gross on Fresh Air, NPR, originally aired May 21, 2002


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:34 am 
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usapalu wrote:
“My first big gigs were opening a show for Frank Zappa and I think that was difficult. I was kind of like the rectal thermometer for the audience.”


That's appropriate, because I can tell you from the show I was at that there were a WHOLE lot of assholes in the audience.


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