Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention

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  1. Cesc Fabregas

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    Fans? Been loving the 2012 reissues. All the 60's albums are classics.
     
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    Still have all the orginal LP's, some great stuff. Also a lot of fun to see in concert.
     
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    One of my first concerts I attended...tiny Tully Gym on FSU campus; I was still in high school. Incredibly before his time, his imagination was a treasure!

    Bily was a mountain, Ethel was a tree
    Growing on his shoulder

    Centerville...a nice place to raise your kids up!
    It has churches (churches, churches, churches)
    And liquor stores (liquor stores, liquor stores, liquor stores)!
     
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    Zappa was brilliant, weird and fun.......classic was watching them live on the Original SNL back in the mid 70s. Caught them a few times in college (not sure if they were the "real" MOI but Zappa was fronting hem and calling them that in the early 80s.
     
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    MOI morphed very many times...Lowell George to Flo & Eddie is quite a spectrum, no? By the 80's, Lowell had been long gone to form Little Feat but Volmer/Kaylan were still backing him IIRC.
     
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    Zappa actually fired Lowell George because he knew George was too good for the Mothers, and needed to start his own band in order to achieve greatness, which he did.
     
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    Oh wow, I forgot about that. I have all the original Little Feat albums, played to death years ago lol. Little Feat used to play in and around NYC and every time I saw them, they'd play for hours. Too bad people only got to know them, if at all, through "Dixie Chicken".
     
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    ' Brown Shoes don't make it...oh yea, I remember, at the time some stores wouldn't even carry it.
     
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    If UConn & UW match up on a field or court, would you "watch out where the Huskies go"?
     
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    A prune isn't really a vegatable...

    CABBAGE is a vegatable

    Bought a pristine 'Mothermania' vinyl LP and transferred it to CD (wore the grooves out on my original). A fav to this day. One of his traditional NYC Halloween concerts ('81 at the Palladium) was broadcast live on MTV (remember 'music' tv?) and is available on DVD entitled "The Torture Never Stops" - a recomended look/listen to.
     
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    Rutabaga, Rutabaga,
    Rutabaga, Rutabaga,
    Rutabay-y-y-y...
     
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    My most fond musictian of all time.
    Love the art given to us by zappas music, and for one i am sad that nowadays no one has the right atitude to joke upon the joke that are most actual performers these days.

    Long live this guys music

    "The brain is like a parachute, it doesn't work unless its open"

    im 30 now and still thankfull to my older sister to have introduce me into zappa when i was 14

    thanks sis
     
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    They were at the best place around.
     
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    I don't always eat bagels but when I do I like to "Zappa" it with a little (Suzy) Creamcheese...in honor of the most interesting musician in the world! RIP, Freewheeling Frank.
     
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  17. Cesc Fabregas

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    He would do doing some great things with today's technology. We're only in it for the money >> Sgt Peppers
     
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    ">>>>" ??? Let's just say different? This from a huge MOI devotee
    (i mean, no garage bands back in the day played "Peaches en Regalia" ...except for one - us) ;-)

    curious...here...and on the "worst band: rem or chillis?" thread:
    ...like, what's with all the beatle-bashing lately on TW-TT? :confused:


    "The idiot bastard son
    the father's a Nazi in Congress today,
    the mother's a hooker somewhere in L.A.
    The idiot boy!..

    ...try and imagine the window all covered with greed
    all the time he would spend, at the church he'd attend
    warming his pew..

    Kenny will feed him and Robbie will watch
    the child will thrive and grow, and enter the world
    of liars and cheaters and people like you
    who smile and think you know, what this is about
    You think you know everything, maybe so,
    the song we sing, do you know?...we're listening...

    ...try and imagine the window all covered with greed
    all the time he would spend, all the colors he'd blend
    where are they now???"


    Nice Finnish Zappa Tribute Band version:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAY6fyzlQEA
     
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    I wasn't introduced to Zappa until college but still have the songs in regular rotation. I mean, who wouldn't like a song called "My guitar wants to kill your mama"? Or "Girl, you thought he was a man, but he was a muffin" (The Muffin Man). I'm sure Dedans is quite familiar with likely my favorite lyric "Don't fool yourself girl..." something about chutes. :)
     
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    I just wanted to add that the Beatles are overrated hacks.

    Carry on...........
     
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    My order of Uncle Meat arrived in the post today. Love the album.
     
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    Frank Zappa is horrible music. Frank Zappa makes you feel all weird.
     
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  23. NLBwell

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    ^ Sounds like something Frank Zappa would say.

    After I started playing Bongo Fury (with Captain Beefheart) in my dorm in college I had one of my roommates come up to me and say that at first he thought is was just really weird (and he was a psych major) but after a while he loved it and thanked me for playing it and opening him up to the wonder he had found in Zappa's music.
     
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    Yeah, the last third of the 20th century pop culture was shackled by these "overrated hacks". You could have saved Michael Jackson a ton of money with your sage advice! Carry on in your enlightened bliss now that we have been liberated from the doldrums of mediocrity by the likes of nSync, Menudo, the Guidos/Guidettes of the Jersey Shore and all others that have their 15 minutes of fame but deserve our eternal worship.
     
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    I just wanted to add that the Beatles are overrated hacks.

    Carry on...........
     
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    Number 9, Number 9...Carry On (great CS&N tune BTW)!
     
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    Any idea what happened to Revolution 2-8?

    Carry on (my wayward son). All we are is dust in the wind.
     
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    It can't happen here,'cause I've been checkin' it out,I checked it out a couple o'tim

    Whooooo could imagine, that they would freak out, somewhere, in Kansas....Kansas....Kansas.....Kansas......Kansas.....
     
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    I always wanted to be a dental floss tycoon.

    (In Montana, of course)
     
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    Toto...Africa...Toto...Africa...Toto...Africa...great tune from a bunch of session players making it big on their own!
     
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    'Hail to the Chief'

    yessir-lol

    Speaking of chutes, "Brown Shoes Don't Make It" is an off-the-wall gem of Frank's
    (begins at 33:25 of the included "Absolutely Free" LP included in it's entirety at the bottom for your listening pleasure).

    That said, click on the youtube link below--what more appropriate opening than this on Election Day? :
    vvv

    "Ladies and Gentlemen, the President of the United States..."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=258IAiOtnuw

    _
     
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    Back when we were engaged, my wife had to go out of state for a week. Before she left, she had a life-sized cardboard standee of herself in nothing but an apron made, to keep me company. I named her artificial Rhonda.
     
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  33. Cesc Fabregas

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    Ray Collins the original singer in the Mothers died on Christmas eve. :(
     
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    Yea - I'm two months late, but ' Absolutely Free', too funny, I'd only play the album when the folks weren't home. Why ? hint *13* we'll leave it at that.:shock:
     
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    FZ was something I'd hoped to like but it just wasn't and isn't where I'm at. Not my bag at all, baby. Good luck wit it.
     
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    Willie the Pimp is one of the solos I feel is most underrated.

    Muffin Man is pure God mode as far as I am concerned. Besides the music, I think that Zappa as a symbol/message is one of the most powerful and influential on contemporary anti-big establishment/censorship thoughts.
     
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    Like, I agree...totally. Biotchen!
     
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