5 Favorite Zappa Albums

 
  • 5 Favorite Zappa Albums

    I need to get some more albums and i want to know which ones i should get, so just post your 5 favorite zappa albums.

    • Gordyal escribió...
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    • 2 Dic 2004, 19:33
    My five favorite Zappa albums (hard to choose):

    Baby Snakes
    Roxy & Elsewhere
    One size fits all
    The Best band you never heard in your life
    Sleep Dirt

    X-kuzem I langwich.
    • henkdo escribió...
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    • 2 Dic 2004, 20:41

    Re: 5 Favorite Zappa Albums

    Quoth damagicalbj:
    I need to get some more albums and i want to know which ones i should get, so just post your 5 favorite zappa albums.


    1 Make a jazz noise here
    2 Burnt weeny sandwich
    3 Hot rats
    4 Fillmore East 1971
    5 Joe's Garage

    (Chances are you'll get quite another 4 & 5 if you'll ask me again tomorrow)

    "You'll never hear vloerbedekking again" - Zappa
    • kizmiaz escribió...
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    • 16 Dic 2004, 23:44
    1 Roxy & Elsewhere
    2 Bongo Fury
    3 Hot Rats
    4 Uncle Meat
    5 Joe's Garage

    Honorable mention goes to One Size Fits All...


    • Uncle Meat

    • Burnt Weeny Sandwich

    • The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life

    • Bongo Fury

    • Sheik Yerbouty


    And all others.

    • Gordyal escribió...
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    • 24 Dic 2004, 15:14

    The Worse of Zappa

    I'm not a great fan of Zappa's orchestral stuff, nor the synclavier records. But these are the five "rock albums" I like least:

    *Cruising with Ruben and The Jets
    *Lumpy Gravy
    *Hot rats
    *Them or us
    *Guitar

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    • henkdo escribió...
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    • 24 Dic 2004, 23:01

    Re: The Worse of Zappa

    Quoth Gordyal:
    I'm not a great fan of Zappa's orchestral stuff, nor the synclavier records. But these are the five "rock albums" I like least:

    *Cruising with Ruben and The Jets
    *Lumpy Gravy
    *Hot rats
    *Them or us
    *Guitar


    I wouldn't call Cruising or Lumpy gravy 'rock'. Crusing is FZ's back to the doo-wop part of the musical roots of his youth. Traces of doo-wop can be found through the years in a lot of his albums. Lumpy is FZ's first attempt to experiment with orchestral music: where's the 'rock'?.

    Sure, Guitar is a rock album & I can't listen to all of it in one session, but is has it's moments (such as In-a-gadda-Stravinsky). BTW, why didn't you mention Guitar's predecessor Shut up etc?

    Them or us is a bit boring.

    But ehh... What is wrong with Hot rats? To me it is one of his all time masterpieces and one of the best jazzrock albums ever, comparable with albums like Miles' Bitches brew.

    "You'll never hear vloerbedekking again" - Zappa
    • zeddo escribió...
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    • 25 Dic 2004, 22:07

    Re: Re: The Worse of Zappa 

    Quoth henkdo:
    Quoth Gordyal:
    I'm not a great fan of Zappa's orchestral stuff, nor the synclavier records. But these are the five "rock albums" I like least:

    *Cruising with Ruben and The Jets
    *Lumpy Gravy
    *Hot rats
    *Them or us
    *Guitar


    I wouldn't call Cruising or Lumpy gravy 'rock'. Crusing is FZ's back to the doo-wop part of the musical roots of his youth. Traces of doo-wop can be found through the years in a lot of his albums. Lumpy is FZ's first attempt to experiment with orchestral music: where's the 'rock'?.

    Sure, Guitar is a rock album & I can't listen to all of it in one session, but is has it's moments (such as In-a-gadda-Stravinsky). BTW, why didn't you mention Guitar's predecessor Shut up etc?

    Them or us is a bit boring.

    But ehh... What is wrong with Hot rats? To me it is one of his all time masterpieces and one of the best jazzrock albums ever, comparable with albums like Miles' Bitches brew.


    "Guitar" was my first Zappa album, and I still love it.
    "Shut up and play yor guitar" belongs as well to my favorites.
    Make a jazz noise here.
    The Grand Wazoo, wonderful album.
    And "Chunga's Revenge", of course.

    • RonBakker escribió...
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    • 29 Dic 2004, 22:41
    The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life
    Sheik Yerbouty
    One Size Fits All
    Tinseltown rebellion
    Yellow shark

    Interviewer: "So Frank, you have long hair.Does that make you a woman?" FZ: "You have a wooden leg.Does that make you a table?"
    • Gordyal escribió...
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    • 31 Dic 2004, 20:24

    Re: Re: The Worse of Zappa

    Quoth henkdo:
    Quoth Gordyal:
    I'm not a great fan of Zappa's orchestral stuff, nor the synclavier records. But these are the five "rock albums" I like least:

    *Cruising with Ruben and The Jets
    *Lumpy Gravy
    *Hot rats
    *Them or us
    *Guitar


    I wouldn't call Cruising or Lumpy gravy 'rock'. Crusing is FZ's back to the doo-wop part of the musical roots of his youth. Traces of doo-wop can be found through the years in a lot of his albums. Lumpy is FZ's first attempt to experiment with orchestral music: where's the 'rock'?.

    Sure, Guitar is a rock album & I can't listen to all of it in one session, but is has it's moments (such as In-a-gadda-Stravinsky). BTW, why didn't you mention Guitar's predecessor Shut up etc?

    Them or us is a bit boring.

    But ehh... What is wrong with Hot rats? To me it is one of his all time masterpieces and one of the best jazzrock albums ever, comparable with albums like Miles' Bitches brew.


    With "rock albums" I meant all the albums except the orchestraded (?) ones (LSO, Perfect Strangers, Yellow shark etc), and the synclavier stuff (Civilisation III, Francesco, Jazz from Hell etc). So please don't take the word "rock" so seriously. =)

    The big difference between "Guitar" and "Shut up..." is the drummers. I love "Shut up..." – Vinnie rules big time! =)

    X-kuzem I langwich.
    • [Usuario eliminado] escribió...
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    • 2 Ene 2005, 6:34
    This is the best I could come up with:


    Freak Out!
    Roxy & Elsewhere
    Weasels Ripped My Flesh
    Joe's Garage
    Make a Jazz Noise Here

    • gerpsych escribió...
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    • 10 Ene 2005, 21:34

    very difficult

    Hot Rats (This bit was easy)
    Live at the Roxy
    Waka Jawaka
    Jazz from Hell
    One size fits all

    Damn ran out of options

    • Uboris escribió...
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    • 26 Ene 2005, 1:29
    Hmm... tough one.

    One Size Fits All
    The Yellow Shark
    Freak Out!
    Roxy & Elsewhere
    Chunga's Revenge

    • mikeywill escribió...
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    • 2 Feb 2005, 23:32

    lists! oh goody I love lists.

    Hot rats - the classic
    Filmore East 71 - for the rude bits and 'happy together'
    200 motels - just to hear a pro orchestra squirm
    Shut up and play your guitar - for all that lovely guitar
    over-nite sensation - for Dinah Moe Humm

    mikey will
    • LisaRCT escribió...
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    • 10 Feb 2005, 23:41
    Overnight Sensation
    You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore
    Jazz From Hell
    Guitar
    Cheap Thrills

    everyone knows a dog needs a home . . . . . and shelter from pigs on the wing
    • scooter96 escribió...
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    • 20 Feb 2005, 2:46
    1. Roxy and Elsewhere
    2. Hot Rats
    3. Apostrophe - first and still one of my favorites
    4. Sheik Yerbouti
    5. Waka/Jawaka

    • [Usuario eliminado] escribió...
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    • 17 Mar 2005, 4:44
    Hard Choice...

    Hot Rats
    We're Only In It For The Money
    Overnire Sensation
    Joe's Garage
    Apostraphe

    • mediocre escribió...
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    • 17 Mar 2005, 9:05

    Yes....difficult

    - The Grand Wazoo
    - Joe's Garage
    - In New York
    - Broadway The Hard Way
    - Make A Jazz Noise Here

    /edit: plus five more of equal value

    Guess I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.
    Editado por mediocre el 17 Mar 2005, 9:05
  • Uncle Meat
    We're Only in it for the Money
    Weasels Ripped My Flesh
    Roxy & Elsewhere
    Lather

    I'll do the stupid thing first and then you shy people follow...
    --FZ
    • Larpdog escribió...
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    • 30 Mar 2005, 13:17
    My 5 FZ album recommendations (hard man HARD):

    Hot Rats
    Sheik Yerbouti
    Tinsel Town Rebellion
    Filmore East '71
    Chungas Revenge

  • 5 FZ albums

    1. Hot Rats
    2. One Size Fits All
    3. Waka/Jawaka
    4. Roxy & Elsewhere
    5. Sheik Yerbouti

    • [Usuario eliminado] escribió...
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    • 27 May 2005, 18:30
    • Top 5
    • We're Only In It For The Money
    • Hot Rats
    • Zappa In New York
    • One Size Fits All
    • Freak Out

    • Bottom 5
    • Meets the Mothers of Prevention
    • Cruisin' With Ruben and the Jets (Remastered, the original vinyl without the 80s rhythm tracks is alright)
    • Lumpy Gravy
    • Make a Jazz Noise Here
    • You Are What You Is

    It's all subjective though. The ones I don't particularly care for I know a lot of zappa fans love. And even they have some redeeming moments that I hold in very high regard (Doreen, What's New In Baltimore).

    Editado por un antiguo usuario el 27 May 2005, 18:32
    • pphilipp escribió...
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    • 17 Jun 2005, 17:26
    We're only in it for the money
    uncle meat
    ruben and the jets
    200 motels

    • Shepperd escribió...
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    • 21 Ago 2005, 6:24
    Apostrophe
    Overnite Sensation
    Zoot Allures
    One Size Fits All
    Hot Rats

    • Porns escribió...
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    • 27 Ago 2005, 0:53
    Joe's Garage
    Hot Rats
    Apostrophe
    The Grand Wazoo
    Zoot Allures

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