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Cesc Fabregas 10-29-2012 11:45 PM

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
 
Fans? Been loving the 2012 reissues. All the 60's albums are classics.

Jim Hendricks 10-30-2012 03:47 AM

Still have all the orginal LP's, some great stuff. Also a lot of fun to see in concert.

stringertom 10-30-2012 04:45 AM

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)!

gavna 10-30-2012 04:49 AM

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.

stringertom 10-30-2012 05:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gavna (Post 6983334)
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.

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.

GS 10-30-2012 06:59 AM

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.

North 10-30-2012 07:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GS (Post 6983548)
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.

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".

bluegrasser 10-30-2012 07:13 AM

' Brown Shoes don't make it...oh yea, I remember, at the time some stores wouldn't even carry it.

stringertom 10-30-2012 07:23 AM

If UConn & UW match up on a field or court, would you "watch out where the Huskies go"?

jaggy 10-30-2012 08:04 AM

Tought to argue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZVpOg8qHL0

Cesc Fabregas 10-30-2012 08:14 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXCvZ0cWM-w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DuABc9ZNtrA

Dedans Penthouse 10-30-2012 08:41 AM

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.

North 10-30-2012 08:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dedans Penthouse (Post 6983753)
A prune isn't really a vegatable...

CABBAGE is a vegatable

Rutabaga, Rutabaga,
Rutabaga, Rutabaga,
Rutabay-y-y-y...

Mister drool 10-30-2012 08:59 AM

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

RealityPolice 10-30-2012 10:38 AM

They were at the best place around.

stringertom 10-30-2012 03:07 PM

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.

Cesc Fabregas 10-30-2012 04:06 PM

He would do doing some great things with today's technology. We're only in it for the money >> Sgt Peppers

Dedans Penthouse 11-01-2012 09:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cesc Fabregas (Post 6984625)
He would do doing some great things with today's technology. We're only in it for the money >> Sgt Peppers

">>>>" ??? 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

Kevin T 11-01-2012 02:17 PM

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. :)

r2473 11-01-2012 02:33 PM

I just wanted to add that the Beatles are overrated hacks.

Carry on...........


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