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Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

I wish I could enjoy a Zappa-fest, but my dear Mum passed away the other day - on the 4th of December


Terribly sorry to hear that!

That is certainly a priority. My heartfelt condolences.
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Thank-You Mr Man (You have impeccable taste for Prog )
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Also sorry to hear that Tom.

I'm "finally" finishing up all the early Mothers albums, including albums released after they broke up, I was kinda starting to lose my mind.Wacko

This is what I've listened to so far since Tuesday:

Beat The Boots III (disc 3) - World's Greatest Sinner (1961)
Cucamonga
Joe's XMASage
Steve Allen Show
1963/05/19 Mount St. Mary's College - Los Angeles, CA
Joe's Corsage
Mystery Disc

Freak Out! (MOFO)
MOFO
Absolutely Free
Lumpy Money (Lumpy Gravy original mix)
Lumpy Gravy
We're Only In It For the Money
Lumpy Money
Cruising with Ruben and the Jets (Greasy Love Songs)
Mothermania
Freak Out! (RYKO)

Uncle Meat
Burnt Weeny Sandwich
Weasels Ripped My Flesh
Ahead Of Their Time
You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 5 (disc 1)
Road Tapes Vol. 1
Electric Aunt Jemima
1969/07/08 The Ark, Boston
Weasels Ripped My Flesh (RYKO)



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Thanks, fellow Zappa-fiends
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Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:



Also sorry to hear that Tom.I'm "finally" finishing up all the early Mothers albums, including albums released after they broke up, I was kinda starting to lose my mind.WackoThis is what I've listened to so far since Tuesday:Beat The Boots III (disc 3) - World's Greatest Sinner (1961)CucamongaJoe's XMASageSteve Allen Show1963/05/19 Mount St. Mary's College - Los Angeles, CAJoe's CorsageMystery DiscFreak Out! (MOFO)MOFOAbsolutely FreeLumpy Money (Lumpy Gravy original mix)Lumpy GravyWe're Only In It For the MoneyLumpy MoneyCruising with Ruben and the Jets (Greasy Love Songs)MothermaniaFreak Out! (RYKO)Uncle MeatBurnt Weeny SandwichWeasels Ripped My FleshAhead Of Their TimeYou Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 5 (disc 1)Road Tapes Vol. 1Electric Aunt Jemima1969/07/08 The Ark, BostonWeasels Ripped My Flesh (RYKO)





Damn.

How's some of that early stuff...Like World's Greatest Sinner for example?
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Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:



Also sorry to hear that Tom.I'm "finally" finishing up all the early Mothers albums, including albums released after they broke up, I was kinda starting to lose my mind.WackoThis is what I've listened to so far since Tuesday:Beat The Boots III (disc 3) - World's Greatest Sinner (1961)CucamongaJoe's XMASageSteve Allen Show1963/05/19 Mount St. Mary's College - Los Angeles, CAJoe's CorsageMystery DiscFreak Out! (MOFO)MOFOAbsolutely FreeLumpy Money (Lumpy Gravy original mix)Lumpy GravyWe're Only In It For the MoneyLumpy MoneyCruising with Ruben and the Jets (Greasy Love Songs)MothermaniaFreak Out! (RYKO)Uncle MeatBurnt Weeny SandwichWeasels Ripped My FleshAhead Of Their TimeYou Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 5 (disc 1)Road Tapes Vol. 1Electric Aunt Jemima1969/07/08 The Ark, BostonWeasels Ripped My Flesh (RYKO)





Damn.

How's some of that early stuff...Like World's Greatest Sinner for example?


It's good if you like his orchestral music. It's a little more symphonic than you would normally hear in this kind of piece, but it's cool. It has familiar themes that pop up, like the Burnt Weeny Sandwich theme. The '63 show is closer to his later classical works, with Frank talking a lot in between each performance, and there's a funny Q&A session after the show. An obvious omission is The Lost Episodes, but it belongs at the end because it has synclavier on it, and is mixed with later 70s stuff too, and put together in the 90s, so it's like an epilogue after CPIII.

But I gotta say, doing all those early albums in a row is something else. It's like a whole universe of music in and of itself. I'm glad I made it all the way through, and now I'm up to the Hot Rats era.Smile


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Has anyone mentioned this yet? Apparently, there is yet another FZ release coming our way (the 4th new album in 3 months).

It's called, "Joe's Camouflage" and is the 5th in the Corsaga/aka Joe's series.

It's supposedly from summer 1975, and most likely has the following lineup:

FZ: guitar and vocals
Napoleon Murphy Brock: keyboards, sax, and vocals
Robert "Frog" Camarena: guitar and vocals
Denny Walley: slide guitar and vocals
Novi Novog: viola and vocals
Roy Estrada: bass and vocals
Terry Bozzio: drums and vocals

FZ-75.jpg

Thoughts?


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That's a weird lineup, I don't think it was ever represented on the YCDTOSA series.  Looks like it might have been around the same time as the Bianca Thornton lineup, or Andre Lewis, that obscure 1975 period that also gave us Bongo Fury.
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What would you guys say is the best chronological order for the Flo n Eddie albums?

This way?

Chungas's Revenge
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Fillmore East, 1971
Just Another Band from LA
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Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

Has anyone mentioned this yet? Apparently, there is yet another FZ release coming our way (the 4th new album in 3 months).

It's called, "Joe's Camouflage" and is the 5th in the Corsaga/aka Joe's series.

It's supposedly from summer 1975, and most likely has the following lineup:

FZ: guitar and vocals
Napoleon Murphy Brock: keyboards, sax, and vocals
Robert "Frog" Camarena: guitar and vocals
Denny Walley: slide guitar and vocals
Novi Novog: viola and vocals
Roy Estrada: bass and vocals
Terry Bozzio: drums and vocals

FZ-75.jpg

Thoughts?
 
 
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Late November into December tour had:
FZ, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Roy Estrada, Andre Lewis, Terry Bozzio, Norma Bell (from Nov. 1 to Dec. 9).
 
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RBP now Dec. 14
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^ I already changed the release date to 2014 on FZ's page. I betcha that's how it stays (unless it gets moved back to 2015)
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Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:



Also sorry to hear that Tom.I'm "finally" finishing up all the early Mothers albums, including albums released after they broke up, I was kinda starting to lose my mind.WackoThis is what I've listened to so far since Tuesday:Beat The Boots III (disc 3) - World's Greatest Sinner (1961)CucamongaJoe's XMASageSteve Allen Show1963/05/19 Mount St. Mary's College - Los Angeles, CAJoe's CorsageMystery DiscFreak Out! (MOFO)MOFOAbsolutely FreeLumpy Money (Lumpy Gravy original mix)Lumpy GravyWe're Only In It For the MoneyLumpy MoneyCruising with Ruben and the Jets (Greasy Love Songs)MothermaniaFreak Out! (RYKO)Uncle MeatBurnt Weeny SandwichWeasels Ripped My FleshAhead Of Their TimeYou Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 5 (disc 1)Road Tapes Vol. 1Electric Aunt Jemima1969/07/08 The Ark, BostonWeasels Ripped My Flesh (RYKO)





Damn.

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It's good if you like his orchestral music. It's a little more symphonic than you would normally hear in this kind of piece, but it's cool. It has familiar themes that pop up, like the Burnt Weeny Sandwich theme. The '63 show is closer to his later classical works, with Frank talking a lot in between each performance, and there's a funny Q&A session after the show. An obvious omission is The Lost Episodes, but it belongs at the end because it has synclavier on it, and is mixed with later 70s stuff too, and put together in the 90s, so it's like an epilogue after CPIII.But I gotta say, doing all those early albums in a row is something else. It's like a whole universe of music in and of itself. I'm glad I made it all the way through, and now I'm up to the Hot Rats era.Smile


Interesting! I'll look into it further.

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Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:


Has anyone mentioned this yet? Apparently, there is yet another FZ release coming our way (the 4th new album in 3 months).It's called, "Joe's Camouflage" and is the 5th in the Corsaga/aka Joe's series.It's supposedly from summer 1975, and most likely has the following lineup:FZ: guitar and vocals

Napoleon Murphy Brock: keyboards, sax, and vocals

Robert "Frog" Camarena: guitar and vocals

Denny Walley: slide guitar and vocals

Novi Novog: viola and vocals

Roy Estrada: bass and vocals

Terry Bozzio: drums and vocalsFZ-75.jpgThoughts?




Interesting again. I'll wait for reviews though before I buy. This seems a better use for the Joe's series though.
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'Cruising With Ruben & The Jets' is such a charming album - I wouldn't want my Doo-Wop any other way. 'Deseri' is simply amazing.
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I've always enjoyed the doo-wop stuff. Crusin' is good, and I finally heard Greasy Love Songs the other day, and it's even better than the CD version.
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I have GLS but have yet to play it.

And for the record, I don't particular care for Crusin'....but have a slight cautious optimism that GLS will be more interesting from what I've read about it.
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There isn't a huge difference. The songs don't change. You just might notice the lack of slap bass on a couple of tracks, and rougher sounding drums. But it's nicer that way. And a couple of the bonus tracks are interesting. My favorite P/O box set is Lumpy Money, since there's so much new material that's never been released before. I anticipate the new Uncle Meat P/O will be even better than LM.

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I'm up to Playground Psychotics on my Zappadan, possibly the most interesting Flo n Eddie era album IMO, but I am glad to be done with the era, and move on to the Wazoo era!


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The 'Wazoo era' - YEAH !!
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