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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 1:49 pm 
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heres mine top 70 songs - chronological sorted
not like anyone cares, I just dont have nothing to do...

1. You Didn't Try To Call Me
2. I'm So Happy I Could Cry
3. The Duke Regains His Chops
4. Uncle Bernie's Farm
5. Brown Shoes Don't Make It
6. Absolutely Free
7. Let's Make the Water Turn Black
8. Mother People
9. Harry, You're a Beast
10. Peaches en Regalia
11. Gumbo Variations
12. Dog Breath, In The Year Of The Plague
13. Mr. Green Genes (The Best Band That You Never Heard In Your Life version)
14. The Air
15. WPLJ
16. Valarie
17. Road Ladies
18. Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink
19. Sharleena (YCDTOSA versrion)
20. Directly From My Heart To You
21. My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama
22. Oh No
23. The Orange County Lumber Truck
24. Lonesome Cowboy Burt
25. Call Any Vegetable (Just Another Band from L.A. version)
26. The Grand Wazoo (Zappa Wazoo version)
27. Eat That Question
28. Waka/Jawaka
29. Camarillo Brillo
30. I'm The Slime
31. Montana
32. Uncle Remus
33. Penguin In Bondage
34. Pygmy Twylyte
35. More Trouble Every Day
36. Muffin Man
37. Inca Roads
38. Andy
39. Sofa
40. Lemme Take You To The Beach
41. RDNZL
42. The Torture Never Stops
43. Disco Boy
44. Joe's Garage
45. Stick It Out
46. Packard Goose
47. Watermelon In East Hay
48. Flakes
49. City Of Tiny Lites
50. Tryin' To Grow A Chin
51. Fine girl
52. Love of my life
53. Tinseltown rebellion
54. Pick me I'm clean
55. Bamboozled by love
56. Society Pages
57. If Only She Woulda
58. Drafted Again
59. No Not Now
60. Drowning Witch
61. Cocaine decisions
62. We are not alone
63. Stick together
64. Baby, Take Your Teeth Out
65. The closer You are
66. Be In My Video
67. Night school
68. Any Kind Of Pain
69. Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk
70. What's New In Baltimore?
71. Pound For a Brown (Yellow Shark)
72. G-Spot Tornado (Yellow Shark)
73. King Kong
74. The Orange County Lumber Truck
75. Imaginary Diseases

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It's an interesting list Flea. BTW, PeachesEnRegalia, I suggest you keep a copy of your list and comments 'cause as I said, it was very interesting and otherwise this post will simply disappear at page 43 of the forum you know what I mean.


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Prospero wrote:
It's an interesting list Flea. BTW, PeachesEnRegalia, I suggest you keep a copy of your list and comments 'cause as I said, it was very interesting and otherwise this post will simply disappear at page 43 of the forum you know what I mean.

why is it interesting?

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Did I mis something Peaches, WHERE'S BIG SWIFTY!!!

Ritualistic Dance would've scored higher, but I have no problem with Little House as #1. There's no Montana in your list, and not much xenochrony (any Rubber Shirt anyone?)

Oh, who gives a fuck, it was great work ya did :D

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can't say I agree with all of it but solid effort

as you also posted this on a non FZ board what were the reactions there?
hope you converted some poor souls 8)

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OK. Here's a newbies, sort of, top Zappa songs (chronological)

Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (early version)
Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet
King Kong IV
Oh No
Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus
Montana
Uncle Remus
Muffin Man
Sofa No. 2
Watermelon In Easter Hay
Yo' Mama
Jumbo Go Away (parts)
Briefcase Boogie (guilty pleasure...)
Cruisin' For Burgers (Jazz Noise)
Strictly Genteel (Jazz Noise)
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Is Filthy Habits a song?

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Prospero wrote:
It's an interesting list Flea. BTW, PeachesEnRegalia, I suggest you keep a copy of your list and comments 'cause as I said, it was very interesting and otherwise this post will simply disappear at page 43 of the forum you know what I mean.


I have it saved. I spent way to much time on this to just let it go away. Also, to the person who asked about how the reaction on the other board was... it was alright. But, I don't think that anyone had ever heard of my #1 song so that kind of threw them off a bit. I left a lot of songs off of the list, and I think I rushed it a bit. But, looking back on it, I'm pretty pleased.


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Packard Goose is actually one of my all-time favorite songs as well !

However it is in-excusable that you did NOT include MONTANA :evil:

You better come up with the world's best explanation for leaving that one out.
It contains the greatest 3 seconds of music FZ has ever recorded !!!

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Prospero wrote:
I would have put more songs off Sheik Yerbouti. My personal number 1 Zappa song is City of Tiny Lights. I wonder if any other members here really dig that song. Since I openly am a fan of the Sheik Yerbouti album (2nd Zappa album I bought), I'd put the Sheik's lineup in the top 5. Did you forget about Florentine Pogen? I enjoyed your comments nonetheless.


That's a HUGE affirmative!

I bought Sheik Yerbouti and Joe's Garage I-III on the same day, and put Yerbouti on first. It was my first real experience with Zappa's music, other than a brief listen to Overnite Sensation when I was too young to appreciate it. I knew that I had made a good purchase in Sheik Yerbouti when City Of Tiny Lights came along. I enjoyed the material on the record up to that point because I like to rock out and I like to laugh, but THAT song in particular just turned me on and might be the reason I'm still listening to Zappa now, and one more reason to love Adrian Belew, another favourite of mine.

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1. The Little House I Used To Live In (Burnt Weeny Sandwich)


Excellent choice.

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Man it's been about a year since I did this, and just by browsing over it I would change so much. So many amazing songs got left out and didn't deserve to. The Top tier would probably still be the same however.


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Coming soon: Your top 25 FZ Songs, What's Your Favorite 10 FZ songs? and "400 Zappa Songs You Can't Live Without"

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PeachesEnRegalia wrote:
Last summer I discovered Frank Zappa's music and my life was changed forever. I found something so innovative, and so different that it was shocking. Anyway, this tournament will be divided into 6 tiers according to quality: but, not all of them will have 10 songs. Here is all I ask for in this topic:

1) Feel free to comment on whatever you want. Agree, disagree, whatever. Just don't bash anyone about their opinion.

2) Feel free to predict what songs are coming up. That's half the fun of the whole thing.

Finally, you might ask why not make it 50 songs? I was originally going to, but I had trouble narrowing it down. So yeah, enjoy and hopefully this won't take me that long. I'll probably post some songs sometime today or maybe tomorrow.


Well PeachesEnRegalia you seemed to have put in some effort into this. At some point I'd like to take the time
to see where you are coming from. Considering I normally have little to no appreciation for Best Of Lists
or as you put it Top 60 I think I can tell by briefly looking that at least yo have some form of critical analysis behind what you were thinking over a period of time.

Keep on enjoying Zappa's Canon but over time I would not be surprised if you yourself will decide that your opinion is flexible
and that your 60 would not be carved in stone.

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I could never compile a list. All of the music is too close to my soul. Although I will admit that I tear up upon hearing "Watermelon in Easter Hay". And I just love playing "Sleep Dirt" on my Martin whenever I can find another guitarist willing to plook away at the fairly simple 1st guitar part. :mrgreen:


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Dupree's paradise
The ocean is the ultimate...
Fhilty Habits
Be-bop Tango
Don't you ever wash that thing
Been to kansas city in a minor
The Gumbo Varations
King Kong
Blessed relief
The Grand Wazoo
Daddy daddy daddy
Imaginary diseases
alien orifice
Cruisin for burgers
sleep dirt
zoot allurers
friendly little finger
the torture never stops
punky's whips
city of tiny light
flakes
yo mama
holiday in berlin
the little house i used to live in
trouble every day
who are the brain police
duke of prunes
a pound for a brown
uncle meat
dog breath
florintine pogen
sofa #1
I promise not to come in your mouth
peaches en regalia
son of mr. green genes
sharleena
magic fingers
penis dimension
strictly geentel
inca roads
the illinois enema bandit
black napkins
sexual harrasment in the workplace
ship ahoy
redunzl
music for guitar & low budget orchestra
brown shoes dont make it
ritual dance of young pumkin
rollo
farther oblvion
big swifty
eat that question
muffin man
advance romance
g-spot tornado
st. etienne
stink foot
cosmik debris
lonesome cowboy burt
for calvin
pojama people
let's move to cleveland
penguin in bondage
watermelon in easter hay
system of edges
winos don't march
chungas revenge
what's new in baltimore
transylvania boogie
sinister footwear II
road ladies
son of orange county
carolina hardcore
camarillo brillo
dirty love
montana
zomby woof
little umberellas
20 small cigars
oh no/orange county lumber truck
bowling on charen
broken hearts are for assholes
the yellow snow suite
marquee's sons chicken
how could i be such a fool
you didn't try to call me
concentration moon
take your clothes off
lonely little girl
let's make the water turn black
who needs the peace corps
love of my life
cheap thrills
rat tomago
keep it greasy
packard goose
willie the pimp
moggio
outrage at valdez
just to name a few..


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1. Wowie
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It's interesting to see everyone's different lists! I don't know if I could make a list of the 70 best, but I could do my top five:

1. Brown Shoes Don't Make It
2. What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?
3. I'm The Slime
4. Peaches En Regalia
5. Billy The Mountain

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I don't agree with some things, but good job! (I do agree with The Little House)
My top 20 albums at the moment(i'm bored)

1. Uncle Meat
2. Burnt Weenie Sandwich
3. The "3-Phased Project" (Phase 1: WOIIFTM. Phase 2: Lumpy Gravy. Phase 3: Civilization, Phaze III)
4. Läther
5. Weasels Ripped My Flesh
6. The Yellow Shark
7. Waka/Jawaka
8. Absolutely Free
9. The Grand Wazoo
10. Hot Rats
11. Freak Out!
12. One Size Fits All
13. Apostrophe
14. Chunga's Revenge
15. Cruisin' With Ruben & The Jets
16. The Perfect Stranger
17. Roxy & Elsewhere
18. SUNPYG box set
19. (Some of you might not agree) Joe's Garage
20. Overnite Sensation

Honorable mentions: Jazz From Hell, Sheik (you might kill me for this), Bongo Fury, Zoot Allures.

I still have to hear 200 Motels, the 1988 band and the 1980-85 period (except Tinseltown Rebellion and Francesco Zappa), I don't care about hearing posthumus releases until I finish everything else.


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Jazz Discharge Party Hats is song of the year, every year. :smoke:

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Great classical composers did tunes as well as chops; beethovens 9th, mozarts clarinet concertos etc - stuff that seemed to have some other worldy assistance. Elgar said before performing Land of Hope and Glory for the first ever time at the crown inn in worcester "I've got a tune that will knock 'em – will knock 'em flat".
Some of FZs 'divine' tunes are as great as that - oh no, peaches, echidnas etc.
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I would have put more songs off Sheik Yerbouti. My personal number 1 Zappa song is City of Tiny Lights. I wonder if any other members here really dig that song. Since I openly am a fan of the Sheik Yerbouti album (2nd Zappa album I bought), I'd put the Sheik's lineup in the top 5. Did you forget about Florentine Pogen? I enjoyed your comments nonetheless.


I pray that the ZFT NEVER releases another live version of this song.

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Prospero wrote:
I would have put more songs off Sheik Yerbouti. My personal number 1 Zappa song is City of Tiny Lights. I wonder if any other members here really dig that song. Since I openly am a fan of the Sheik Yerbouti album (2nd Zappa album I bought), I'd put the Sheik's lineup in the top 5. Did you forget about Florentine Pogen? I enjoyed your comments nonetheless.


I pray that the ZFT NEVER releases another live version of this song.



Don't say that. I don't want to miss out on another stellar guitar solo this song usually frames.


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Prospero wrote:
I would have put more songs off Sheik Yerbouti. My personal number 1 Zappa song is City of Tiny Lights. I wonder if any other members here really dig that song. Since I openly am a fan of the Sheik Yerbouti album (2nd Zappa album I bought), I'd put the Sheik's lineup in the top 5. Did you forget about Florentine Pogen? I enjoyed your comments nonetheless.


I pray that the ZFT NEVER releases another live version of this song.


I think of you every time I hear that song. It was some comment you made in another thread. :mrgreen:


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Philostopher wrote:
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Prospero wrote:
I would have put more songs off Sheik Yerbouti. My personal number 1 Zappa song is City of Tiny Lights. I wonder if any other members here really dig that song. Since I openly am a fan of the Sheik Yerbouti album (2nd Zappa album I bought), I'd put the Sheik's lineup in the top 5. Did you forget about Florentine Pogen? I enjoyed your comments nonetheless.


I pray that the ZFT NEVER releases another live version of this song.


I think of you every time I hear that song. It was some comment you made in another thread. :mrgreen:


Thanks Philostopher, you are so observant 8)

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