igotabcrich32
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#1
Theres like no Zappa talk here, one of the most amazing guitarists, and just pure genious, i know some people here like them, but for the most part what do you guys think of him

Apostrophe is probbaly my favorite album of his, out of like the 80 something albums he has released
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#2
I love Apostrophe, but I find "Were only In It for The Money" to be his best.
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#4
Freak Out! is a great album, can listen to it all the way through.

We're Only In It For The Money is probably my favorite album. It has less track stregnth than Freak Out, but the overall album in its entirety is better.

Uncle Meat is a scattered mess of good songs, but no track really stands out.

Apostrophe's opening suite is great, but it loses steam near the end of the album.

Sheik Yurbouti is his least experimental album that I own. The first 10 or so songs are fantastic, but the album loses even more steam than Apostrophe.

I'd recommend any of the albums I've mentioned. As well as Hot Rats.
igotabcrich32
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#5
Yeah Sheik Yerbouti is a great album in my opinion (Flakes and broken Hearts Are For Assholes are the best songs)

i'm trying to get as much Zappa as possible, but my list is looking a bit shabby, so far i have, i need to get more.

Apostrophe
Crusing With Rubean and The Jets
Festival Hall, 73' (bootleg)
Freak Out!
Hot Rats
Joes Garage act 1
Joes Garage act 2 & 3
Just Another Band From L.A
One Size Fits All
Sheik Yerbouti
The Grand Wazoo
Were Only In It For The Money
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#6
I LOVE Frank Zappa. Definately in my top 3 artists. Love all his albums, especially Joes Garage, Hot Rats, Roxy and Elsewhere, You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore 2. All great. A lyrical and guitar genius.
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#7
I want to get Shut Up and Play Yer Guitar, heard some good things...I have 4 Zappa albums at the moment.
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#9
Gotta love the stache too
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#10
Quote by frippogenics
Apostrophe's opening suite is great, but it loses steam near the end of the album.


Apstrophe (the song off the album) is a pretty cool jam. I've also be continously listening to Uncle Remus for the past few days for some reason (love that piano).
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#11
that's a great video man! i love the way he moves i really have to check him out, i know a couple of songs, but never really took the time of checking him out
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#12
Quote by seljer
Apstrophe (the song off the album) is a pretty cool jam. I've also be continously listening to Uncle Remus for the past few days for some reason (love that piano).


Apostrophe is a really good song, I just meant the end as a whole doesn't match up to the beauty and hilarity of the first 4 tracks.
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#13
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#14
Personally I think Apostrophe(') is one of Zappa's weakest albums... Nowhere near as good as Sheik Yerbouti or Overnite Sensation!

At this very moment Waka/Jawaka is my favourite but that is likely to change within 24 hours, Sleep Dirt is pretty cool too. For a more "sing-a-long" type thing Live at Roxy would be my choice.

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#15
I thought I'd like Zappa. Then I listened to his "We're Only In It For The Money" and it was just... noise. I didn't like it at all. It's so ****ing wierd.
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#16
Well, like, you shouldn't give up on his music right away. His music is tough to get used to, but once you do, it just ****in sticks on you. Maybe try a few more of his albums (Joe's Garage, Roxy/Elsewhere), and see what you think of that.
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#17
I always go through this stage where I forget how much I love Zappa, then I listen to him and realize that he's one of the most creative, original, and best guitarists there ever was. The only album I own is Shut Up And Play Your Guitar, but I've heard his other stuff, and I love it.
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#18
I have We're Only In It For the Money, but I'm not terribly impressed with most of it. There's maybe 4 good tracks, but the rest seems like filler.

But I love Titties & Beer.
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#20
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#21
The Mothers of Invention NEVER have filler on their albums, especially not Freak Out!, We're Only In It For the Money and Absolutely Free. I have about 14 burnt albums of both Zappa and the Mothers, and I'm slowly working my way through all of them, figuring out which ones I want to buy real copies of.

By the way, anyone who digs weirdness and Frank should listen to the song Billy the Mountain. It's an epic tale.
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#22
Quote by frippogenics
Freak Out! is a great album, can listen to it all the way through.

We're Only In It For The Money is probably my favorite album. It has less track stregnth than Freak Out, but the overall album in its entirety is better.

Uncle Meat is a scattered mess of good songs, but no track really stands out.

Apostrophe's opening suite is great, but it loses steam near the end of the album.

Sheik Yurbouti is his least experimental album that I own. The first 10 or so songs are fantastic, but the album loses even more steam than Apostrophe.

I'd recommend any of the albums I've mentioned. As well as Hot Rats.


I agree about Apostrophe, the first four are amazing,but I like Cosmic Debris and Uncle Remus a lot also. Stink Foot is my least favorite along with Apostrophe, just dont find anything great about that instrumental....
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ferchersan
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#23
Uncle Meat is a scattered mess of good songs, but no track really stands out.

Uncle Meat contains some of the early Mothers most complex stuff. Check out "Nine Types Of Industrial Pollution", A Pound For A Brown (on The Bus) and one of Zappa's greatest themes- "King Kong"
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#24
Quote by deadhead313313
Well, like, you shouldn't give up on his music right away. His music is tough to get used to, but once you do, it just ****in sticks on you. Maybe try a few more of his albums (Joe's Garage, Roxy/Elsewhere), and see what you think of that.


Listen to what deadhead313313 said (even though he spends the bulk of his allowance on sniffing glue and Grateful Dead tickets).

Why don't you also try You Are What You Is, it has Steve Vai on it
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igotabcrich32
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#25
I dont like You Are What You Is at all, if i had t ochoose any of the Vai era it would be Tinsel Town Rebellion, it has a cool version of Peaches En Regalia
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#26
check out frank zappa and the mother's of invention live @ the filmore.
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#28
Zoot! Allures is my favorite album by Zappa. I especially love all three instrumentals and the song "The Toture Never Stops".
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#29
So, does anybody have any of the NEW Zappa releases? I have FZ:OZ (excellent small band show from Sydney 1976-Terry Bozzio, Roy Estrada, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Andre Lewis & FZ.) Have any of you got Joe's Corsage, Joe's Domage, Joe's Xmasage or Everything is Healing Nicely? So many new releases, i still haven't got the Dub Room Special dvd either. Oh, yeah, i also got the very excellent DTS/CD Halloween. Check out www.zappa.com for more info
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#30
I recently bought both Freak Out! and Hot Rats and I'm in love with both of them. Such a glorious, weird sound, especially on Freak Out! I've noted every album everyone's said and will look into buying some of them.
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#31
My favorties are actually 'Jazz from hell' and 'Make Jazz Noise Here'...

yes most of the tracks are of the King Crimson school of trippy, but they are very clever...


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#32
Havn't heard enough of Zappa.
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#34
I have never bought a frank zappa album, but heard a few of songs and like dthem, what the best album to buy first.
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#35
try Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention Live @ the Filmore,Overnight Sensation,just another Band From L.A.,Roxy & Elsewhere,Joe's Garage.Apostrophe-to name a few
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#36
Apostrophe isn't bad to start with.

I just bought his stuff with the LSO... apparently Zappa wasn't too happy with how it turned out, but I've been enjoying it so far. I don't think it's a good introduction to Zappa, though.