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Poll Question: Who had the better 3 album run?
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    Posted: July 27 2020 at 18:27
1973-1975 for both bands. Who had the better three album run?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2020 at 19:54
Two very different types os music, but all good to my ears. I voted Renaissance in the end, but I could have gone for Zappa as well. Very hard choice.
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I'm not a fan of Frank Zappa, but I'm a huge fan of Renaissance, so it's Renaissance all the way for me. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2020 at 22:24
As I have said before, I admire Uncle Frank's music more than I enjoy it. Renaissance gets my vote for all  the enjoyment I have received from their music. Ying Yang
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Voted Renaissance but there's not much in it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Frenetic Zetetic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 00:57
ONSFA is my favorite Zappa record, but the other two bring it down for me. Wakka/Jawaka and Grand Wazoo ftw!

Renaissance; I just snagged a disc copy of Scheherazade FINALL.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Awesoreno Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 01:36
Hard choice. Went with Frank to even it out. However, it would have been a much quicker choice had any one of his live albums been listed. Just Another Band From LA, Roxy and Elsewhere, Live in NY, Make a Jazz Noise Here, The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life. All classics. And there's even more to hear on his You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore volumes, and all of his posthumous concert recordings. So much to explore between all the version differences, funny improvised schtick, listening for little riffs, themes, or motifs that would appear in later tracks. His catalogue is so vast. He's one of my favorite artists. Listen to the posthumous stuff, so many great nuggets. Or bootlegs on YouTube. He was best live, hence why some of his greatest albums are the live (or semi-live) ones.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Squonk19 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 01:41
Originally posted by Progosopher Progosopher wrote:

As I have said before, I admire Uncle Frank's music more than I enjoy it. Renaissance gets my vote for all  the enjoyment I have received from their music. 

Likewise.... and I think Frank has made better albums than a couple of those listed.
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Renaissance gets the nod.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hercules Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 09:12
Originally posted by Progosopher Progosopher wrote:

As I have said before, I admire Uncle Frank's music more than I enjoy it. Renaissance gets my vote for all  the enjoyment I have received from their music. Ying Yang

Spot on. Zappa was a genius, but I didn't really enjoy a lot of what he did. Renaissance are wonderful up to Azure d'Or.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 09:14
Renaissance all the way. Love Zappa, but he can't beat those classic three albums.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 10:22
If there had been We´re Only In It..., Uncle Meat & Hot Rats, then it would have been Zappa, but now Renaissance.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 10:36
Renaissance, and I barely even know some of Zappa's music (just enough to know that I much prefer the music from Renaissance).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Argo2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 15:01
Wow, Frank is getting killed here. I'm a little surprised, I thought it would be closer.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote YESESIS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 17:23
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I leave for a few weeks and this is what happens?? My man Frank getting DESTROYED in a poll against Renaissance. I mean I know those three albums by them are very good but.. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 28 2020 at 17:44
Zappa 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thief Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 29 2020 at 03:31
Zappa ofc.
Renaissance is tame and boring for the most part... or maybe it's Haslam's voice that irks me... it's been years since I really gave them a chance; N-th chance, with N somewhere between 6 and 10 Smile
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