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Zappa, anyone?

Discussion in 'Progressive Rock' started by Sasquatch, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. Martha Washington

    Martha Washington eat it! it's GOOD for you

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    here's a super-neato Zappa Interview from 1981.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1x3tc9BnDg&NR=1
    it's for a public access show and well done by a very nice policeman.
    this links to the first of four parts.

    you SURE get a good sense of the guy's personality in these segments.
     
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  2. Sox

    Sox Avoiding The Swan Song

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    A couple of pearlers from Frank ...

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  3. Julie

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    I've got Joe's Garage, and I like it, after giving it a few listens, but I think it's pretty unconventional to start with.


    Act I
    "The Central Scrutinizer" – 3:28
    "Joe's Garage" – 6:10
    "Catholic Girls" – 4:26
    "Crew Slut" – 6:31
    "Fembot in a Wet T-Shirt" – 4:45
    "On the Bus" – 4:19
    "Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?" – 2:36
    "Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up" – 5:43
    "Scrutinizer Postlude" – 1:35


    Act II
    "A Token of My Extreme" – 5:30
    "Stick It Out" – 4:34
    "Sy Borg" – 8:56
    "Dong Work for Yuda" – 5:03
    "Keep It Greasey" – 8:22
    "Outside Now" – 5:50

    Act III
    "He Used to Cut the Grass" – 8:35
    "Packard Goose" – 11:34
    "Watermelon in Easter Hay" – 9:09
    "A Little Green Rosetta" – 8:15

    It's some kinda opera or something..
     
  4. Slip'nn2Darkness

    Slip'nn2Darkness Sub Sonic Soul Shaker

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    Very glad to see this Zappa thread revived.. I always hear he's a "aquired taste"
    That seems so true every time I read through threads and opinions about him.. You either love him or hate him.
    In a world of strictly commercial Rock and Roll, Here comes Zappa with his reinvention of the wheel music..
    Original and one of a kind and can't be duplicated..
    As a fan of him for a long time I really wonder who won the battle between him and Warner Brothers who to this day has a tight lid on any of his music being played without "censorship".
    To even try and do a video on you tube can get your account deleted..
    Some sneak by..
    Muffin Man.:D
     
  5. Slip'nn2Darkness

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    I was browsing through some Zappa footage and came across Dweezil and Ahmet on the O'brien show.. Ahmet can really boogie.. :oyea:



     
  6. Sox

    Sox Avoiding The Swan Song

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    ^^^ Ahmet is knocking some amazing shapes out there Thumper.

     
  7. Slip'nn2Darkness

    Slip'nn2Darkness Sub Sonic Soul Shaker

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    :grinthumb Sox.. The guy is made out of rubber..:heheh:

    Here's a great live video of Frank Zappa and his amazing ability to shred with hardly any effort..

    :bow:

     
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    Here's some of Zappa's political satires about....

    ....Richard Nixon


    ....GOP


    ....Jesse Jackson


    ...Jim and Tammy Bakker and Pat Robertson
     
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    I like his early stuff, but don't care for the political and vulgar songs that followed. It think it was a waste of musical talent from a man (and band) that was so creative.
     
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    I actually like it, it's still instrumentally very good, and it's entertaining. He's trying to be a musician-comedian, or something..
    And I guess he was just passionate about politics, and I like that too. And it's not that his lyrics are nonsense, I believe they are right on..

    But I agree on the vulgar things, those are just.. :wtf:
     

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