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    Gift for a Zappa fan. Hey, where's the beer holder!

    "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 starthrower View Post
    Funny monologue intro here.
    That is a great flowing melody.

    ...and all the while on a shelf in the shed, Kenny's little creature is on display...

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    Yes, the jazz stuff Zappa wrote during his recuperation is real good. I just recently got out Waka Jawaka and gained a new appreciation. The ending is spectacular. Great solos and drumming throughout. Supposedly the title is based on what a guitar scratching thru a wah-wah pedal sounds like.

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    Frank Zappa and next to him is Jello Biafra. Rare photograph.

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    Very similar show to the one I attended six days earlier.

    "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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    Blows away every other version I've heard. Recorded in Sydney 1973 w/ JL Ponty, G Duke, Bruce Fowler, Ruth Underwood, etc. Sound is fantastic!

    Last edited by starthrower; Dec-04-2016 at 14:20.
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    Early influences/classical music in pop culture/WW2/ 50s politics

    "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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    Choral Zappa



    Big Band Zappa - Italian virtuosos in superb audio!

    Last edited by starthrower; Dec-11-2016 at 13:21.
    "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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    Musical birth place of the Mother Superior.
    "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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    Your favorite Zappa Synclavier performance/ composition. My would be the black page done on the Synclavier.


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    There's nothing like Zappa's Synclavier.

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    Dukey does Frank!

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    Quote Originally Posted by qualityaudio View Post
    Dweezil Zappa has been trotting around the globe performing his dad's stuff for a few years now giving us all a chance to hear this incredible muzic live. I caught one of the shows at the Roxy in LA on the anniversary of FZ's legendary concerts there. It was pretty amazing being in such an intimate venue with a virtuoso performance lasting nearly three hours! DZ has put together an excellent group and IMO is an even better guitarist than FZ, believe it or not. (I heard once that FZ had mandated that DZ be the only one to play lead on a few of his songs. Can't confirm that however.) Check out the DVD of "Zappa Plays Zappa" and click here for the current tour schedule.

    Some of my favorite compositions by FZ are on the ZPZ release including Inca Roads, Florentine Pogen, Black Napkins, The Torture Never Stops, Echidna''s Arf (of You), and of course, Peaches en Regalia.
    Personally, I think Dweezil is better than his dad just as I think Jason Bonham is better that his. I doubt John or Frank would argue with me.
    "God," asked Adam, "why did you make Eve so beautiful?"
    And He replied, "So that you could love her."
    "But God," asked Adam, "why did you make her so stupid?"
    And He replied, "So that she could love you."

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    My favorite Zappa story came from an interview I read with Steve Vai. Vai was on the verge of getting into Zappa's band but Zappa told him there was one last test. He handed Vai a big arm load of doo wop 45s and told him to learn them all--A and B sides--he had the weekend to learn them. Vai could think of nothing he wanted to do less than play a bunch of moldy oldies over a weekend but Zappa told him that if he wanted to be in the band, he had to learn his doo wop, the very basis of the Mothers' music. Vai took the records home and started playing the records and putting guitar chords to them and about halfway through the stack, it hit him--doo wop, man! That's where it's at! And Vai has been a huge doo wop fan ever since. It wasn't really that Zappa want Vai to simply learn the songs, he wanted Vai to make that connection, to feel the doo wop hit him in the soul and stick.

    "God," asked Adam, "why did you make Eve so beautiful?"
    And He replied, "So that you could love her."
    "But God," asked Adam, "why did you make her so stupid?"
    And He replied, "So that she could love you."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor Redseal View Post
    Personally, I think Dweezil is better than his dad just as I think Jason Bonham is better that his. I doubt John or Frank would argue with me.
    He's very good at performing the Zappa stuff but as a composer?

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