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    AHA! Zappa thread I own at least 20 cd's, many double discs. My favorites are Roxy & elsewhere, One size fits all and "the best band you never heard in your life" (I heard/saw them in Oslo, 1988!!!). Also like the yellow shark, especially "g-spot tornado". Mr. Zappa was friends with the late Arne Nordheim, Norwegian avant garde composer who got a boost when Zappa wanted to meet him in 1973. Zappa has always been popular in Norway (I think/hope). Just found out Arnenordheim is a minor planet, like astroid Zappafrank THEY ARE IN THE HEAVENS!
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    Frank in Norway, April 1988

    "When a man is treated like a beast, he says, 'After all, I'm human.' When he behaves like a beast, he says, 'After all, I'm only human.' " - Karl Kraus

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    The '75 quintet feat. Nappy, Roy, Andre, Terry Ted, and FZ.
    "When a man is treated like a beast, he says, 'After all, I'm human.' When he behaves like a beast, he says, 'After all, I'm only human.' " - Karl Kraus

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    Haven't heard that one

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    It's a goodun' Cool keyboard sounds from Andre Lewis.
    "When a man is treated like a beast, he says, 'After all, I'm human.' When he behaves like a beast, he says, 'After all, I'm only human.' " - Karl Kraus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kjetil Heggelund View Post
    AHA! Zappa thread I own at least 20 cd's, many double discs. My favorites are Roxy & elsewhere, One size fits all and "the best band you never heard in your life" (I heard/saw them in Oslo, 1988!!!). Also like the yellow shark, especially "g-spot tornado". Mr. Zappa was friends with the late Arne Nordheim, Norwegian avant garde composer who got a boost when Zappa wanted to meet him in 1973. Zappa has always been popular in Norway (I think/hope). Just found out Arnenordheim is a minor planet, like astroid Zappafrank THEY ARE IN THE HEAVENS!
    Funny, I heard/saw the same band in Rotterdam (1988). It was the Best Band I Ever Heard in My Life.

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    "When a man is treated like a beast, he says, 'After all, I'm human.' When he behaves like a beast, he says, 'After all, I'm only human.' " - Karl Kraus

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    "When a man is treated like a beast, he says, 'After all, I'm human.' When he behaves like a beast, he says, 'After all, I'm only human.' " - Karl Kraus

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    I went to see Dweezil's band last night, and it was a very creative and enjoyable show. Music from Freak Out, ...Money, 200 Motels, Joe's Garage, and Black Napkins was very impressive! They managed to approximate a big band sound a la the '88 tour with bari and alto sax enhancements, which made this number a highlight of the show, as well as the beautiful Watermelon In Easter Hay played on a great sounding stratocaster. Here are comments from Dweezil on the current band and tour.

    http://www.dweezilzappa.com/posts/19...an-happen-here


    PS Unbeknownst to me, my friend recorded the show on his 400 dollar phone, so we listened back to it on the hour's drive home. It sounded pretty good coming through his car stereo speakers.
    "When a man is treated like a beast, he says, 'After all, I'm human.' When he behaves like a beast, he says, 'After all, I'm only human.' " - Karl Kraus

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    "When a man is treated like a beast, he says, 'After all, I'm human.' When he behaves like a beast, he says, 'After all, I'm only human.' " - Karl Kraus

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    Nice to see that interview. I learned that you, Eddie and I are part of the (once) "young straight people".

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    He's right about that! I was never a hippy or a stoner. Just a working stiff and a lone wolf. FZ was our mouthpiece, saying the things the rest of us couldn't say because we need our jobs.

    Here's more from the same show.

    Last edited by starthrower; Oct-25-2016 at 15:50.
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    In the interests of expediency can everyone assume that I like every post because I love Frank's music, even the Flo and Eddie period. Keep on folding those black napkins!
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    Just released!



    I bought the two on the right yesterday. I'm digging in to the Meat Light project right now, and it's a very tasty sucker! Includes a 10 minute Nine Types Of Industrial Pollution at normal speed with Frank's full acoustic guitar improv. I went right to that track first, and then went back to the beginning of the disc.

    The other one is called Little Dots which consists of '72 live material similar to the Imaginary Diseases release featuring a jazzy ten piece ensemble. In addition to the title piece, the other highlight is a 24 minute excerpt from a completely improvised performance in Columbia, South Carolina. Drummer Jim Gordon and an other member of the band were busted for cocaine possession before the show and hauled off to jail. FZ, always quick on his feet, headed to the opening act's (Tim Buckley) dressing room and recruited their drummer for the night's performance.

    I held off on Chicago '78, because only a small portion of the material interests me, although I've heard it is a very good sounding concert.
    Last edited by starthrower; Nov-07-2016 at 00:57.
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    Universal has uploaded Chicago '78 to YouTube.
    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...ppa+chicago+78

    As well as Little Dots. https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...pa+little+dots
    Last edited by starthrower; Nov-06-2016 at 23:55.
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