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Frank Zappa (and The Mothers of Invention etc)


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This is going to end up sounding like such a vague topic, but I was just going through some old music I have that I haven't listened to in a while and I came accross some good old Frank Zappa. So, currently I'm listening to "We're Only in It For the Money" by Zappa and The Mothers of Invention and I was just wondering how many of you listen to him/them and what you think about the music and albums, what are your favourites etc. Just share whatever comes to mind.

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AWESOME topic.

Zappa was a fucking phenom. Freak Out,Hot Rats,Joe's Garage and Shiek Yerbouti are all great and will never be duplicated. Many have tried. There are so many layers to those works

I still though have a soft spot for Captain Beefheart. Trout Mask Replica was 10 years ahead of it's time and was no wave before Sonic Youth.

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Zappa is great, got a video the other day off a mate of Zappa and mates on the BBC, magic stuff.

also came with Residents videos and a few Beefheart videos.


There's a documentary of Beefheart that I'm salivating over to see but I don't remember the name of it.

Speaking of The Residents, are you familiar with Negativland?

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Absolutely Free is my favorite record by The Mothers. "Duke of Prunes", "Brown Shoes Don't Make It", just a great album.

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Suzy Creamcheese, honey, what's got into you

The thing that pisses me off a bit is the fact that there was a lot of arseing on his earlier works (I wont even mention Flo and Eddie), and while there's great music being played, the mock singing does grate me a bit. That's why I adore Uncle Meat and Hot Rats, as music is the focus by this point.

But I really love the Capt.

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