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The Frank Zappa thread

Post by Rum » Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:28 pm

Far more demanding than the Stones and the Beatles (who were better than the Stones as anyone with taste knows!). Zappa has a genius niche all his own. His music can still make me mist up.


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Post by Drewish » Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:36 pm

I recently saw Zappa Plays Zappa in concert. It was quite the experience, though I was with the fiancee so it was sadly a sober experience :-(
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Post by Rum » Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:44 pm

andrewclunn wrote:I recently saw Zappa Plays Zappa in concert. It was quite the experience, though I was with the fiancee so it was sadly a sober experience :-(
You saw Dweezil Zappa play? For better or worse (in that he has not developed his own style) he plays almost exactly and as well as his dad.

I always promised myself I would see Frank Z live and never did. He died relatively young of prostate cancer and I missed the chance..selfish bastard. Second best would be seeing Dweezil play his dad's stuff.

Being on 'best behaviour' cos you are with your bride to be? Careful there mate! :? You need your soul mate to know and live with all the wild bits!

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Post by Drewish » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:01 pm

Yeah, well acid rock and metal isn't really here thing (even if it is mine.) Besides, she's not averse to the good drink. Just partaking of it in public when surrounded by strangers (And I can see the logic in that, though I've convinced her that when we go to Australia for our honeymoon that we should do some bar hoping.)

But to go back on topic. Yeah, he can sure play it, but he (graciously) doesn't do any vocals. Not a bad thing of course. And some of the people who play with him are talented in ways I cannot even begin to fathom. They really have the showmanship down,.
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Post by leo-rcc » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:03 pm

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Post by Gawdzilla Sama » Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:18 pm

I saw Zappa do "Billy the Mountain". I lay on the floor laughing. (Okay, that was before the show started. The lights were FUNNY!!!!)
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Surely the best music thread evar. :cheers:
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Re: The Frank Zappa thread

Post by Xamonas Chegwé » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:49 pm

Now this is what i call a thread! Why I never started one just like it before now is beyond me!

I have everything officially released by Frank and quite a lot that isn't. The man simply redefined genius. And his take on life is one that I am still constantly amazed at - hearing tapes of him ripping Tipper Gore apart in that congressional hearing on music censorship is as perfect as any of his music.

And the bands that he put together over the years were always composed of the most accomplished musicians, musicians that he worked to death in rehearsals so that they knew dozens of songs in their entirety before they even went near a stage - that's why they managed to relax and have so much fun with music that is far more complex than almost anything else out there. Just watch this clip as a prime example.
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Like totally gross !!! :hilarious:
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Post by FBM » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:49 am

In time for All Hallow Eve:

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Post by Tero » Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:56 pm

Jimmy Carl Black died!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carl_Black
in 2008
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Re: The Frank Zappa thread

Post by Rum » Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:03 pm

Tero wrote:Jimmy Carl Black died!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Carl_Black
in 2008
Fuck, another one.

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