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    Posted: July 23 2015 at 22:37
I just got back from the ZPZ show. They opened with the One Size Fits All Album. It was great to hear it, but they played it too straight. After that, the band soared. The Grand Wazoo was amazing. Sinister Footwear was also incredible. But Big Swifty may just have been the greatest live performance I have ever seen.
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Thanks, One Size Fits All is a masterpiece....yeah it just is.

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I'm going to see ZPZ in New Hampshire tomorrow night.
 
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Speaking of Zappa ....his son is playing in my local area  doing his Zappa Plays Zappa tour and they are doing One Size in it's entirety.....but couldn't find anyone to go with me and I hate going solo to concerts.
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Well I would me more than glad man.. but I guess you are in the US.. their is an ocean between us :P
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Originally posted by Gentle Yes Gentle Yes wrote:

For me the ultimate and most progressive album of Mothers of invention is One size fits all. A perfect combination of jazz, blues, rock resulting to a progressive masterpiece.
As for what is the awesomest aspect of Zappa.. his moustache man.. look at that moustache.
 
Speaking of Zappa ....his son is playing in my local area  doing his Zappa Plays Zappa tour and they are doing One Size in it's entirety.....but couldn't find anyone to go with me and I hate going solo to concerts.
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For me the ultimate and most progressive album of Mothers of invention is One size fits all. A perfect combination of jazz, blues, rock resulting to a progressive masterpiece.
As for what is the awesomest aspect of Zappa.. his moustache man.. look at that moustache.
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Originally posted by TornadoTongue TornadoTongue wrote:

Love this man. Which albums are your faves (including MOI albums)?

Absolutely Free
We're Only In It For The Money
Uncle Meat
Hot Rats
Waka/Jawaka
The Grand Wazoo
Roxy & Elsewhere
One Size Fits All
Sleep Dirt
Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar albums
Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch

Wow, this one is actually surprising. I mean, the second half is very good, but the first half is absolutely unbearable IMO. 
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Originally posted by TornadoTongue TornadoTongue wrote:

Love this man. Which albums are your faves (including MOI albums)?

Absolutely Free
We're Only In It For The Money
Uncle Meat
Hot Rats
Waka/Jawaka
The Grand Wazoo
Roxy & Elsewhere
One Size Fits All
Sleep Dirt
Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar albums
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Love this man. Which albums are your faves (including MOI albums)?
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Zappa was and is the most coolest musician in the world, plus he wrote funny brilliant silly lyrics too Big smile 
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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: June 28 2015 at 21:39
I've ordered and am eagerly awaiting.
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A precision : some of this tracks are excerpts. So the duration is different. 
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First listen and a very good impression. The first two tracks are short but excellent. Then the serious stuff begins with Wolf Harbor and its six dark parts where the percussion is the most melodic instrument. Varese forever Hug ! The four last tracks are between 2 and 7 minutes. On  Goat Polo (8) and Calculus (11), you can hear a Tibetan voice. Rikoniki (9) will sound familiar to those who know the Frank's Syn clavier work. Piano (10), the longest track is fantastic, but it is cut before the end. I don't know, maybe the downloading. Hope it will not happen with the CD. 
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According to the liner notes, this was finished last.  Much of it may have been recorded earlier, but it explicitly notes that the guitar solo is thought to be the very last time he played.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 28 2015 at 11:27
I thought CPIII was the last album as it was worked on til the end. DMT was finished in 1993, no?

I haven't ordered it yet, (waiting for more funds so I can order a bunch of FZ albums from zappa.com to save on shipping) but I have, er.. acquired it, will hopefully give it a listen soon.
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I did see that "Dance Me This" was due out this month, but I haven't seen it anywhere in the shops.
But I'm interested!
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I'll surely come off as an outsider here, but Zappa is best represented by Apostrophe and Studio Tan. I've encountered sheer hatred for the latter by more than one Zappa fan, while the former has been generally touted as the commercial breakthrough the artist needed to help sustain all else. I'd like to see a Prog Archive Top Ten thread of Mr. Zappa's work (I sense it may have already been done).
It just has none of the qualities of your work that I find interesting. Abandon (?) it.
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Originally posted by hellogoodbye hellogoodbye wrote:

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It's beautiful! Must acquire!
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That's a better image of the cover.
I updated the one on the album page to use it.
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