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Oh, ok. Thanks

Freak Out! is a good choice too.

and if you can find it, Imaginary Diseases is an excellent live album, all instrumental with a 12 piece band, in 1972.

Over-Nite Sentation is a great start if you didn't heard much of Frank's music.

or Joe's Garage and Sheik Yerbouti for the humoristic songs.

another great live album is You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 2. It's full concert in Helsinki in 1973. A very strong concert! Highly recommended.

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Okay people, I just knew you were waiting for me to start it, but here it is:

THE FRANK ZAPPA THREAD! :DB)

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Talk about anything ZAPPA in here!!

How's it going "kaztor" as well as our fellow die hard hard core ZEPPELIN fanatics? AAAAHHH HHHHAAA!!!! I LOVE FRANK ZAPPA! FRANK ZAPPA LIVES! I pretty much love all of his albums but the ones that stand out to me are the "FREAK OUT" album from 1966, the "200 MOTELS" album from 1971 and "THE MAN FROM UTOPIA" album from 1983. Great thread "kaztor!" ROCK ON!

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A three-part series on iconoclast Frank Zappa. The genre didn't matter-rhythm and blues, do-wop, jazz, classical- Frank Zappa embraced them all and folded them all into his own compositions. Frank Zappa made popular music that was challenging, and serious music that was listenable; to him there was only one type of music, good music; there was only one audience, all of us; and there was only one time, the present. You could also say that he wrote just one piece of music, a work, eclectic as it is, that happens to run for about a hundred hours. This series explores Frank Zappa as a composer, through the memories of some of those who knew him best: his family, his friends, and some of the musicians who worked with him. In this programme, we’ll hear Gail Zappa, Franks wife; Ruth Underwood, the percussionist who first heard him at a famous concert at New Yorks Garrick theatre in 1967; Elliot Ingber, a guitarist in the early Mothers of Invention, and Joe Travers, drummer and vaultmeister of the Zappa archives. I am all day and night was written and produced by Philip Coulter

I am all Day and Night: The Music of Frank Zappa

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Went to see ZPZ last night..25/7/10 at the Echo Arena Liverpool......There were no guest spots from former MOI members, nevertheless Dweez and the band put on a great show......Some of the steg head security knob'eads acted like twats but thats to be expected in these days of over the top safety consiousness.

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^ The security was probably due to Dweezil's dad being pushed off the stage, and nearly breaking his neck, at The Rainbow back in '71 by some nutball who said Frank was eyeing his girl too much during the show!!

He was some overtestosteroned futbol fan!!

I recently saw ZPZ and it was just amazing. How 'underknown' by the masses, while other's get such high praise, the vegetable doesn't far fall from the vine as Dweezil plays with the chops of his dad.

Dweez himself should be in the top 10 of that "best electric guitarist" list on that other thread. But too many would go, WHO ? :blink:

Get exposed!!!!

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^ The security was probably due to Dweezil's dad being pushed off the stage, and nearly breaking his neck, at The Rainbow back in '71 by some nutball who said Frank was eyeing his girl too much during the show!!

He was some overtestosteroned futbol fan!!

I recently saw ZPZ and it was just amazing. How 'underknown' by the masses, while other's get such high praise, the vegetable doesn't far fall from the vine as Dweezil plays with the chops of his dad.

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I read about that incident in Frank Zappa's autobiography another story the guy told was he felt they hadn't given him the value for his money.

The rest of the ZPZ band is also very talented.

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http://www.soundspike.com/news/tour/702-zappa_plays_zappa_tour_frank_zappa_bust_installed_in_baltimore.html

Frank Zappa bust installed in Baltimore, Zappa Plays Zappa dates ahead

A bust of Frank Zappa was installed Saturday (9/19) in Baltimore, the city of his birth, on the 25th anniversary of his famous Congressional testimony against the efforts of the PMRC to require labeling of albums containing "explicit lyrics or content."

It also is the start of a birthday celebration for Zappa -- he would have been 70 on Dec. 21 -- that will include the tribute band Zappa Plays Zappa. That group, which is headed up by Frank's son Dweezil, will perform the album "Apostrophe(')" in its entirety while on tour this fall and winter.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake declared Sept. 19 as Frank Zappa Day in Baltimore at the ceremony attended by his widow, Gail, and sons Dweezil and Ahmet. The bust is on display at the Southeast Anchor Library.

The bust is a replica of one created by artist Konstantinas Bogdanas that is on display in Vilnius, Lithuania. Three Lithuanians -- Saulius Paukstys, Saulius Pilinkus and Arturas Baublys -- hatched the idea of honoring Zappa in Maryland. They attended the unveiling along with Vilnius Mayor Vilius Navickas.

The dedication was followed by a performance by Zappa Plays Zappa, which will launches the "70th birthday" tour Nov. 6 in London. The U.S. leg runs Dec. 1-19.

Zappa Plays Zappa will be performing the legendary "Apostrophe(')" in its running order as part of the shows along with Frank Zappa material that has not been played on previous Zappa Plays Zappa tours. Dweezil, in announcing the tour, wrote that the band "will be performing with [Frank] once again via the technological wonderment of enhanced video."

Frank Zappa, who died of prostate cancer in 1993 at his home in Los Angeles, addressed Congress on the dangers of placing warning labels on CDs, saying they would lead to censorship in the arts.

ZPZ Tour Dates:

November 2010

6 - London, United Kingdom - London Roundhouse

7 - Brussels, Belgium - Leuven Het Depot

8 - Paris, France - Olympia

9 - Hengelo, Netherlands - Hengelo Metropool

11 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene

12 - Stockholm, Sweden - Filadelpia Church

13 - Gothenburg, Sweden - The Concert House

14 - Malmo, Sweden - The Concert House

December 2010

1 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield

2 - Reno, NV - The Knitting Factory

3, 4 - Los Angeles, CA - The Music Box

5 - San Diego, CA - 4th & B

6 - Phoenix, AZ - Dodge Theatre

8 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant

9 - Indianapolis, IN - The Vogue

10 - Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall

11 - Chicago, IL - Congress Theater

13 - Quebec City, Quebec - Grand Theatre

14 - Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis

15 - Toronto, Ontario - Queen E Theatre

17 - New York, NY - Beacon Theatre

18 - Philadelphia, PA - Keswick

19 - Boston, MA - House of Blues

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With unfettered access to the Zappa family trust and all archival footage, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time.

Alex Winter's assembly features appearances by Frank's widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank's musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White and others.

 

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