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Poll Question: Which of these FZ related vocal contributors are your favourites?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
12 [16.67%]
7 [9.72%]
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2 [2.78%]
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5 [6.94%]
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote stegor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 23 2013 at 23:50
Frank, then Napoleon, but I love the gamut.
Although - I listened to Valley Girl the other day for the first time in decades and I couldn't even get through it. I thought it was hilarious at the time but now...
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zappa !
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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:

Originally posted by Mellotron Storm Mellotron Storm wrote:

Hey he's not even an option. Shocked
I guess he doesn't actually sing.  Isn't he on other Zappa tunes too ?

He also does the spoken intro to "The Illinois Enema Bandit" live version on Lather.  Guess I should have made Don Pardo another option LOL
 
I just appreciate the info, I was sure he was on more than just Punky's Whips so thanks again.
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Ike Willis is one of my favorites but Napoleon Murphy Brock takes the cake for me
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2013 at 03:55
Tough poll, my faves are Ray Collins, Frank Z, Roy Estrada (despite his pre-disposition, his demented vocals on 'I Come From Nowhere' are totally nuts LOL), and Ike Willis. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2013 at 13:32
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Tough poll, my faves are Ray Collins, Frank Z, Roy Estrada (despite his pre-disposition, his demented vocals on 'I Come From Nowhere' are totally nuts LOL), and Ike Willis. 

My favourite Roy Estrada moment is on the FZ "Mystery Disc" during the "Mother's Stage Play" sequence:

Roy: "Ian, I don't think I qualify for the Mothers."
FZ: "They're making up their lines as they go along, isn't it thrilling?"
Roy: "I think I'm holding the group back cause I'm a Mexican...and also because I don't play bass good." 

LOL 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 27 2013 at 13:56
Frank and the Captain.
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Oh boy, too many to choose. 

Adrian Belew - "City Of Tiny Lights" 
Captain Beefheart - "Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead"
Flo & Eddie - "Tell Me You Love Me"
Frank Zappa - "My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama"
Ike Willis - "Stick It Out"
Napoleon Murphy Brock - "Village Of The Sun"
Ray Collins - "Duke Of Prunes"
Ricky Lancelotti - "Fifty-Fifty"
Terry Bozzio - "Trying To Grow A Chin"
Tina Turner - "I'm The Slime" (yes, it's just a backing role, but, seriously, it's Tina Turner)



Edited by KingCrInuYasha - July 27 2013 at 15:20
He looks at this world and wants it all... so he strikes, like Thunderball!
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This isn't working as multiple choice for me. I can only get one choice to go. I don't know if it's because I'm using an iPhone or what. I voted for Napolean Murphy Brock. Great to hear him again with Zappa plays Zappa. I'd also vote for Frank, naturally, George Duke, Captain Beefhart and Adrian Belew.
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Originally posted by HackettFan HackettFan wrote:

This isn't working as multiple choice for me. I can only get one choice to go. I don't know if it's because I'm using an iPhone or what. I voted for Napolean Murphy Brock. Great to hear him again with Zappa plays Zappa. I'd also vote for Frank, naturally, George Duke, Captain Beefhart and Adrian Belew.

Napoleon and Frank's 1974 "Finnish room service" routine never fails to wipe me out LOL 
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 Who was it that smokes a diploma ?? LOL
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

 Who was it that smokes a diploma ?? LOL

That was Napoleon. And Jeff Simmons is the guy who gets him to smoke it.

My favorite vocalist on that list is probably Captain Beefheart, but not so much for his contributions to Zappa's music. I'm going with Napoleon, Ike and Frank himself.
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Zappa, Beefheart and Belew. 
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