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Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 25, 2006 - 05:43pm PT
Seventeen of my favorites.

































Russ Walling

Social climber
Out on the sand, Man.....
Jul 25, 2006 - 05:53pm PT
separated at birth:

Zappa = Dean Potter





Locker style edit: what about Weasels Ripped my Flesh? Great cover art and great boulder problem in Humber.....

Ben Rumsen

Social climber
No Name City ( and it sure ain't pretty )
Jul 25, 2006 - 05:56pm PT
My favorites were Uncle Meat and Weasels Ripped My Flesh, hee hee...... especially good to listen to on LSD !!!!
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2006 - 05:59pm PT
What's LSD?


locker style edit:

The cover of Weasels is great! The album isn't one of his best.
"My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama" is excellent, though!
Ben Rumsen

Social climber
No Name City ( and it sure ain't pretty )
Jul 25, 2006 - 06:06pm PT
" What's LSD? " -

OK, how'd all these 10 year olds get in here from MySpace.com??
Russ Walling

Social climber
Out on the sand, Man.....
Jul 25, 2006 - 06:08pm PT
mooch

Trad climber
Fresno
Jul 25, 2006 - 06:09pm PT
Moving to Montana soon....gonna be a dental floss tycoon.

Roll on Frank!
Tarbuster

climber
right here, right now
Jul 25, 2006 - 06:11pm PT
In his later years he both wrote and conducted classical music?
Lots of stories characterized him as running a tight ship.
His guitar playing sure reflected that disposition.
steelmnkey

climber
Vision man...ya gotta have vision...
Jul 25, 2006 - 06:14pm PT
You missed one of my favs...



"Robert Planet!"
"I am in this band no matter what you do up here on stage..."
Ben Rumsen

Social climber
No Name City ( and it sure ain't pretty )
Jul 25, 2006 - 06:21pm PT
I liked Filmore East - pretty good. But how many of you took your parents to see the Frank Zappa movie 200 Motels at a theater in Hollywood while in high school? Ha - was that ever a scene.......
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2006 - 06:21pm PT
No, I didn't miss any of them. I have over 100 in my collection!

I just thought I would stop at 17!

I also have several movies.
Landgolier

climber
the flatness
Jul 25, 2006 - 06:22pm PT
Always thought he looked more like Bridwell (Zappa, that is)

Re: Zappa's tight ship
"Frank, how do you get the money to buy all these instruments?"
"Simple. I don't do coke."

Also, my girlfriend requests more PotterPornôô, got anything else taped to the stall door at fish products HQ?
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2006 - 06:31pm PT
Centerville....a real nice place to raise your kids up!

noshoesnoshirt

climber
hither and yon
Jul 25, 2006 - 06:43pm PT


"Stevie's Spanking" rocks
Buddha

climber
Jul 25, 2006 - 06:50pm PT
My dog's name is Zappa, he calls me "woof".

I know when i am dreaming because there's nothing there worth buying.
Nefarius

Big Wall climber
Fresno, CA
Jul 25, 2006 - 06:53pm PT
Wow! LSD is right!
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jul 25, 2006 - 06:55pm PT
Friggin' great.

But no "The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life"?
I wouldn't have been able to stop until I got at least to that one...

Hmm, now I'm Jonesin' for some Carolina Hardcore Ecstacy ...



And, I know that FZ didn't do dope, but that picture that Russ has of 'im, damn those eyes are pie'd.
Ben Rumsen

Social climber
No Name City ( and it sure ain't pretty )
Jul 25, 2006 - 07:06pm PT
" Wow! LSD is right! " -

Ya, LSD and Zappa music make the perfect defense for when Rodger and Ron get pitons banned in the Valley and I go postal...............
Richard Large

climber
where you least expect
Jul 25, 2006 - 07:10pm PT
I wish my dad had named me Dweasel.

A fun Zappa story (don't know if its true -- may be urban legend). Frank challenged a concert audience to a gross out contest. Some girl from the audience climbs up on stage, lifts her dress and plops a big dookie. So Frank walks over, picks it up and eats it.

Zapped!!
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2006 - 07:11pm PT
The Best Band............

Got three covers for you!







I love his version of "Purple Haze"!
Big Breasted Woman

Trad climber
The Brown Crack
Jul 25, 2006 - 07:13pm PT
"Pulled on her hair, got her legs in the air and asked if there were any cooties in there!"
Voltzwgn

Trad climber
Sac CA
Jul 25, 2006 - 07:18pm PT
"the crux of the biscuit is the apostrophy"

Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2006 - 07:27pm PT
Apostrophy.



A different cover.



Don't you eat that yellow snow!
Mike.

climber
Jul 25, 2006 - 07:29pm PT
"Jazz isn't dead, it just smells funny."



Nice work, Blitzo.
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2006 - 07:50pm PT
Frank and Moon Zappa.



Voltzwgn

Trad climber
Sac CA
Jul 25, 2006 - 08:18pm PT
Here's one of Frank I always liked



I wish I had one of him with his Richard Nixon mask doing "Slime from the Video" saw him doing that at Winterland from the seats above and behind the stage. You can see the crowd as the perfomer does it was wild........ You could also see what an ass Beefheart was but he had the crowd ready to pop when Frank strolled on stage and kicked back on his stool before cutting loose.

Slime from the video

I am gross and perverted
Iím obsessed ín deranged
I have existed for years
But very little had changed
I am the tool of the government
And industry too
For I am destined to rule
And regulate you

I may be vile and pernicious
But you canít look away
I make you think Iím delicious
With the stuff that I say
I am the best you can get
Have you guessed me yet?
I am the slime ooziní out
From your tv set

You will obey me while I lead you
And eat the garbage that I feed you
Until the day that we donít need you
Donít go for help...no one will heed you
Your mind is totally controlled
It has been stuffed into my mold
And you will do as you are told
Until the rights to you are sold

Thatís right, folks..
Donít touch that dial

Well, I am the slime from your video
Ooziní along on your liviníroom floor

I am the slime from your video
Canít stop the slime, people, lookit me go


EDIT - added words to slime from the video
grover

Social climber
Akanada
Jul 25, 2006 - 08:40pm PT
Ram it, ram it, ram it, up yer poopchu.....

Killer thread Rev.


k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jul 25, 2006 - 08:42pm PT
Blitzo, man those Moon pics rock.

Also, I've never seen the BBYNHIYL cover with a picture of the band (fist of the two). My CD cover art is black where yours has the picture.


"I pushed and I pulled and I used my thumb..."



"Nothing is what you get with your _" {fill in the blank!}
Voltzwgn

Trad climber
Sac CA
Jul 25, 2006 - 08:46pm PT
one of the low budget albums

happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Jul 25, 2006 - 09:11pm PT
My python boot is too tight
I couldn't get it off last night
A week wnt by and now it's July
I finally got it off and my girlfriend, she cried...
Russ Walling

Social climber
Out on the sand, Man.....
Jul 25, 2006 - 09:16pm PT
Mama stroked his dinger
Daddy got a stinky finger
In those days of long ago
Later in the evening
She'd complain
They'd refrain
He'd go home and hone his bone
A tragic case maybe
But also true
I'm sure you know
But that's the way it goes sometimes
You just might find yourself in the clutches of some
Wild Love
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 25, 2006 - 09:49pm PT
Cheap thrills
In the back of my car
Cheap thrills
How fine they are
Cheap Thrills
Up and down my spine
I need it I need it
Cuz it feels so fine

can't say

Social climber
Pasadena CA
Jul 25, 2006 - 10:22pm PT
Here ya go. I posted this link before, but it's always worth a visit.
http://www.zappa.com/spifnificent.html
aldude

climber
Monument Manor
Jul 25, 2006 - 10:41pm PT
" Been drinkin all night till my eyes turned red

Stumbled in the gutter and I busted my head "
cintune

climber
Penn's Woods
Jul 25, 2006 - 11:10pm PT
Some people like cupcakes better.
I for one care less for them.
Jaybro

Social climber
The West
Jul 25, 2006 - 11:28pm PT
"Couldn' say where sh'e comin' from
but I just met a lady named Dinah mo hum."




-" My dog's name is Zappa, he calls me "woof". "
---Are you a Zombie?
Buddha

climber
Jul 26, 2006 - 12:10am PT

Hey Jay-DOH,
Quote from an interview with Zappa himself.

The interviewer said " so you are Zappa" ( a statement Frank took to be full of preconceptions)

FZ responded "My dog's name is Zappa, he calls me Woof. And you may too."

A little quick with the trigger there huh Jay??
Gary

climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Jul 26, 2006 - 12:59am PT
Don Preston and Ian Underwood really made The Mothers.
Mike.

climber
Jul 26, 2006 - 01:19am PT
"...you get nothing with your college degree."



Not like this thread. Exceptional value...thanks again Blitzo.
Elcapinyoazz

Mountain climber
Anchorage, Alaska
Jul 26, 2006 - 02:01am PT
Would you punks just SHUT UP N PLAY YER GUITAR!?
k-man

Gym climber
SCruz
Jul 26, 2006 - 02:06am PT
"Well she looked at me and she raised a thumb,
said get down the road you bum de bum bum..."


Followed by the sounds of an imaginary guitar solo...
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 26, 2006 - 02:23am PT
Some less common CDs.





























spud

climber
Jul 26, 2006 - 08:53am PT
I have had the honor of attending three Zappa concerts. In the mid to late 70's I participated in Zappa concerts in Salt Lake City and Boise. It's hard to say which one topped the charts as the most extreme and audacious. 'schrooms better that LSD.

In the early eighties I attended a rather sedate Zappa concert in Seattle featuring classical music--purely instrumental--yet still stunning. Once again, 'shrooms as opposed to LSD.

When my daughter was in kindergarten in Seattle in the early eighties the teachers were astounded that she could recite the lyrics to Suzy Creamcheese. It's a good thing it also happened to be a very liberal private school! What an education money can buy!
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
New York, NY
Jul 26, 2006 - 09:03am PT
used to be my one and only, yeah, yeah, yeah.

But, my favorite lyrics were from 'Let's Make the Water Turn Black."(because I had the sheet music for the song, andplayed it over and over and over....).

Selling lamps and chair
To San Berdino squares....
cintune

climber
Penn's Woods
Jul 26, 2006 - 11:58am PT
What's New In Baltimore? Saw the band in at Painter's Mill sometime in early 80s, with Steve Vai, scored a backstage pass but not a crew slut in sight. Great food, though. At intermission the band went to their dressing rooms for "massages." Or so I was told.
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 26, 2006 - 12:34pm PT
If you like Zappa, you MUST hear this!

OW

Trad climber
Patagonia
Jul 26, 2006 - 05:07pm PT
Speaking of attending Zappa concerts... My first was in '69(?) the second in '70 or '71 in St. Louis, before Frank got tossed into the orchestra pit in London. Many Zappa freaks think this was his best era but if so, we caught the band in off-nights both times. There were flourishes, but I don't think everyone was getting along well. The next show I saw was when he was touring the Grand Wazoo album some time around '72 or 73. Absolutely incredible show. Some where in there I saw the band when Jean Luc Ponty was playing with Frank and it was probably the best balance of humor and musicianship I witnessed For the next dozen albums or so I saw every tour at least once, some twice or three times. The Zoot Allures band was absolutely killer. Sheik Yerbouty was downright nasty and I was lovin' it!

I'd just moved west when Joe's Garage was released and it was another band so tight you could bust a nut. I saw the Shut Up and Play Your Guitar show in Boulder - some dude was dressed up as an egg and his arms stuck out through holes in the shell. He kept rubbing the shell as a form of applause and Frank seemed to like that. The Steve Vai years were pretty good but after he left the live shows seemed to really be wearing on Frank. The bands were exceptional, the live sound was great but Franks looked unhappy - like bitchier than normal. Bob Stone saw me around so much he got to know my face and he let me into a bunch of sound checks. He'd even ask what I thought of the sound! Imagine that.

Around this time, the rumors of cancer began. I saw his last rock tour in Rochester (I think) a little ways north of Detroit. I'm not surprised he cut that tour short because the band was on autopilot and Frank disciplined them on stage, something I'd never seen in the 50 or so shows I'd been to. Still have all of my Zappa vinyl and keep thinking I should sell some of it on ebay and maybe I could retire. I probably have 20 of the LPs as promos., 3 or 4 copies of each regular release and way too many CDs. It's a sickness. I really miss Frank.
OW

Trad climber
Patagonia
Jul 26, 2006 - 05:39pm PT
>Remember Zappa died at age 45 of prostate cancer!

Frank was 53 when he died, but point well taken. I'm surprised Frank didn't write a song about being sure to have your prostate checked by a female doctor...
sandsnow

Social climber
SoCal
Jul 26, 2006 - 06:26pm PT
Just when Sheik Yerbouti came out I had a job where our boss was a real a-hole. As my boss was talking to me in the parking lot, my friend drives up with the song cued and lyrics blaring ďYour an a-hole, youíre an a-holeĒ

Classic moment and my boss didnít even catch it. It was all I could do to keep from bustiní out laughing. I canít remember the song title at the moment.

ďDonít fool yourself girl, itís goiní right up your p**pchute!Ē

As far as eating sh!t on stage, Frank debunked that in his autobiography. He did state that the closest he ever came to eating sh!t was the buffet at the Holiday Inn somewhere in South Carolina

If you ever see his autobiography for sale; grab it. It is a fantastic read about Frank himself and the other musicians he works with and encounters. It may be out of print. I read it when published at least ten or twelve years ago.

ďIs that a real poncho or is that a Sears poncho?Ē
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 26, 2006 - 06:40pm PT
Was it this book?

Hardly Visible

climber
Port Angeles
Jul 26, 2006 - 06:44pm PT
Now how many of you folks think my potato has been baking too long? Raise your miserable hand up.
Voltzwgn

Trad climber
Sac CA
Jul 26, 2006 - 06:48pm PT
The Jean Luc stuff is great and I've got more than a few of Ponty's CD too. OW, I miss Frank too, so many listened to the funny words and never heard the social commentary much less throw out the words and listen to the music. It's like you mention Frank and people say "don't eat the yellow snow". A catchy little phrase that nice people can say and snicker at and think it's so out there ........if they could only hear what he was really saying.

I haven't brought any of Frank's music in a long while is the family trust releasing stuff worth listening to these day's?

Rock, Jazz, Classical he could make it all come to life.
WoodySt

Trad climber
Riverside
Jul 26, 2006 - 07:27pm PT
Strange! I never heard of any of the above. They all look a little weird.
Blitzo

Social climber
Earth
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 26, 2006 - 10:18pm PT
If you LOVE Zappa, don't overlook "The Muffin Men"!

Here's a couple of their albums.

They are quite rare and could cost $60-$100 or more, per CD.

sandsnow

Social climber
SoCal
Jul 27, 2006 - 01:33am PT
Blitzo
Yeah, that's it. Great book. I wish I had not let someone borrow it, who let someone else borrow, only to never get it back.
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