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Title: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on September 24, 2015, 06:44:43 PM
Discussion of the crazy, interesting and genius that was Frank Zappa and his live shows, massive recording output, and numerous band incarnations. I am a Zappa fanatic. Over time I will try to put up some favorite links on here for those a little less familiar with his work.
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on September 27, 2015, 12:33:29 AM
Muffin Man (live 77) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jh6wnmRbvQ
City of Tiny Lights (Live 77 NY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBbH6EsNBAQ
Black Napkins (Live 77 NY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrUYwu3ZTDU
I am the slime (73) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRnNDkHb0MU

Here's some cool shit, check these out.
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on October 02, 2015, 04:32:05 PM
A few more....

Call any vegetable (live 1970) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GukPBrDttk
Live jam clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-X6J_2zQ2Ok
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on November 29, 2015, 03:46:54 PM
Good old live version of Cosmic Debris: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp6LT2MdaPI

Great slide show of pics here, and some great guitar work:
Watermelon in Easter Hay (Joe's Garage)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcDHUeCPs0c&list=PL8WvZFiJpAr1jrn05h6O1c97-wCT984D6
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on December 30, 2015, 12:04:05 PM
Magdalena: Just another band from LA 72: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKFUOnnSF0c

Willie The Pimp: 69 Hot Rats version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr256gta2Qw
Great Jam
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on January 11, 2016, 08:29:55 PM
Outside now Live 1980: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzsou4RSb3k
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on May 02, 2016, 08:12:48 PM
http://teamrock.com/news/2016-04-28/frank-zappa-reissue-series-continues-in-may
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on June 01, 2016, 01:39:51 AM
Everybody has to here this at least once in their life....... Zappa with Flo and Eddie (the Turtles) and Ansley Dunbar on drums from Just Another Band From LA

Vulgar language warning!

Billy The Mountain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-0b0_SqyM0
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: Dream Evil on June 15, 2016, 12:45:51 AM
The Master! He should rightfully be in the Guitar Gods section as well. Shut Up And Play Your guitar is phenomenal. Gone way too soon, Over Nite Sensation, Shiek yer Bouti, Them Or Us and Thing Fish were always favorites.
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: InnaGaddaDaVida on June 15, 2016, 10:06:25 AM
The Torture Never stops is another great Zappa song.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdbtZqEyE7U

 I also liked his album Bongo Fury recorded with Don Van Vliet aka Captain Beefheart  highlights of this album were Debra Kadabra and Carolina Hard Core Ectasy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfEAY3AFIA4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBK3Y8EgJCM

Stinkfoot  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9FBQ1O5F8k

You Are What You Is     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ukN2jovdpk
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: BigMarty on June 22, 2016, 06:54:23 PM
Anybody keeping up with the family issue going on between Dweezil and his brother Ahmet and sister Diva? Apparently he can't call his shows Zappa Plays Zappa anymore because of his siblings but he's going to do a 50th anniversary show of Freak Out...
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: InnaGaddaDaVida on July 19, 2016, 09:10:56 PM
Muffin Man Studio Version   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CGO9I8rmkE

Wind Up Working In A Gas Station    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOhVbjsxlH0

Happy Together    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4grQQCZvtHw
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: Eye9 on July 25, 2016, 03:24:12 PM
Zappa plays Zappa with guest appearance Steve Vai. Some incredible tandem guitar tradeoffs. Pretty cool versions.

Muffin Man- This version is awesome
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvqVhXUb7XE
Zombie woof- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwFkP8hjk8k
More trouble every day- great guitar work https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oH1ybin4ZEU
Peaches en regalia- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxYxHA2mJg4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTto33QWHo4
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: InnaGaddaDaVida on July 25, 2016, 06:10:16 PM
Those songs were all great. I saw Zappa Plays Zappa on 11/3/2007 at the House Of Blues in Atlantic City it was a great show.

Black Napkins     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnF3U_eHIH4

Camarillo Brillo    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhVAxZMpyjM

I Am The Slime      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcVJCggRkhE

Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on July 25, 2016, 09:46:00 PM
Here a few a weirder ones  :D

Concentration Moon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TePRNGdMPIw
Later That Night: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZSZRqsCmQA
Electric Aunt Jemima: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzDlf1Y49a4
Penguin In Bondage: Roxy live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRHn6TsvteQ
Inca Roads: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYxaoRVofE8
Po-jama People: Some badass guitar  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0T7QzuiYtI
RDNZL: studio track from Studio Tan, some more mean ass guitar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlwLNcBD68k
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on July 25, 2016, 09:50:24 PM
Anybody keeping up with the family issue going on between Dweezil and his brother Ahmet and sister Diva? Apparently he can't call his shows Zappa Plays Zappa anymore because of his siblings but he's going to do a 50th anniversary show of Freak Out...

LOL Dweezil is now called "Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever The Fuck He Wants" I believe that's what the next tour leg is now called  ;D

Can't forget
Let Me Take You To The Beach with Don Brewer from Grand Funk on bongos
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0G6gbHpiEA
Cool ass song  ;D
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on September 15, 2016, 09:59:04 AM
Catholic Girls
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMdhWRO4-dQ

Friendly Little Finger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxz0Kbuq7_E

Dirty Love
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nQeYoYn03s

Baby Take Your Teeth Out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHx0goKnbdA
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on September 17, 2016, 12:23:29 AM
Some filthy guitar work right here

Occams Razor: from the 2008 posthumous release "One Shot Deal"
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp93bcp4HCM
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on September 17, 2016, 12:39:29 AM
Been To Kansas City In A Minor: Live (Petite Wazoo tour 1972)
from the album Imaginary Diseases (2006) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zodxwk13HkQ
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: Eye9 on September 19, 2016, 02:22:31 PM
Those two were great. I never picked up any of that barrage of live and unreleased stuff that came out after he passed. Everything I have is standard releases that were released when he was still performing. I do have some of the "You can't do that on stage anymore" live compilations, some of which were excellent.
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on September 19, 2016, 02:24:49 PM
Definitely, I have several of the You Cant Do That On Stage Anymore releases awesome stuff on those.  8)
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: Eye9 on September 22, 2016, 02:14:30 PM
All the stuff the Barking Pumpkin and then the Zappa trust has put out over the years. I would like to see more video/dvd stuff, I'm sure they have tons. Even if just bits and pieces and maybe not full shows, I'd love to see more of that from all the different band incarnations over the years. 
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on November 04, 2016, 12:20:45 AM
Anybody keeping up with the family issue going on between Dweezil and his brother Ahmet and sister Diva? Apparently he can't call his shows Zappa Plays Zappa anymore because of his siblings but he's going to do a 50th anniversary show of Freak Out...

Definitely some crazy shit, This is the latest.
http://teamrock.com/news/2016-11-02/dweezil-will-fight-familys-attempt-to-trademark-zappa-name
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on February 09, 2017, 01:32:57 PM
A few great ones from Broadway The Hard Way:

Jesus Thinks Your A Jerk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-79uI_u9Src

Any Kind of Pain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb_dVPJWRn4&index=3&list=PLsRywx3Fl6Q7HUOgI3PSjlS0TGfp05kH_

Outside Now  (Love this song and guitar work)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH8FLnhSy_o&index=14&list=PLsRywx3Fl6Q7HUOgI3PSjlS0TGfp05kH_

Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on February 09, 2017, 01:40:43 PM
A few more from Broadway the Hard way:

 Elvis Has Just Left The Building:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKbL30jk_xQ&index=1&list=PLsRywx3Fl6Q7HUOgI3PSjlS0TGfp05kH_

What Kind of Girl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4gd_pAB1kI&list=PLsRywx3Fl6Q7HUOgI3PSjlS0TGfp05kH_&index=16
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: InnaGaddaDaVida on May 05, 2017, 06:01:26 PM
The Most Difficult Rock Song to Play Live: Frank Zappa The Black Page
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcerKvzcyvQ
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: Dream Evil on June 02, 2017, 01:00:37 PM
A few from Shut up N' play yer guitar

Ship Ahoy-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFTJ8V2T0nM
Hog Heaven- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv8PiSUiqvA

Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on September 22, 2017, 07:36:06 PM
Ahmet Zappa working with Eyellusion on Frank Zappa hologram live production, which will evidently include several notable big names that performed in Zappa's many band lineups over the years.

I think the whole hologram thing is stupid, but at least it offers a chance to see all these great musicians that played with Zappa play the music together in a live setting, which is cool. I'd just rather it be with Dweezil out on some sort of Tribute tour, but without the hologram. If these hologram things are going to be a thing of the future, I don't think that's a good thing.

http://eyellusionlive.com/announcements/eyellusion-produce-frank-zappa-hologram-shows/
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: Dream Evil on February 16, 2018, 06:43:14 PM
Whether your for against the hologram shit, I'm not a fan of it. But this is a pretty respectable bunch of Zappa Alum that Ahmet is putting together. Hey, I guess these musicians have to eat too , wtf.  :-\

 http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/frank-zappa-hologram-tour-band-lineup-announced/
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: Eye9 on February 16, 2018, 06:52:45 PM
Add in there Tommy Mars and George Duke on added keys, Flo and eddie, along with Ike Willis. Then add in Bozzio or Dunbar or Both and that might be the best show Ever   8) 
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on February 18, 2018, 02:07:29 PM
An impressive lineup for sure. If there was ever one hologram show I would go to, I guess it would be this one. Just because the Zappa music is so unique and non mainstream.
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: Eye9 on September 11, 2018, 08:34:03 PM
Frank on the Steve Allen show 1963 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MewcnFl_6Y
Frank on Mike Douglas show October, 1976 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSPdg4yPwAg
Zappa's last performance footage Prague 1991 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFtHqDrJ-fA

Frank Zappa BBC documentary 1993
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuhoavP4k4c
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: NJFIREFIGHTER on September 12, 2018, 11:06:16 PM
That BBC documentary was awesome. Great interviews and footage. Anybody who didn't click and watch that, I recommend doing so. Very cool and informative. Crunched into an hour, could have easily made a four hour documentary but for the time allotted that was pretty good. 
Title: Re: Frank Zappa
Post by: Dream Evil on November 12, 2018, 04:59:07 PM
More info on the Zappa Hologram Tour, "The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa Tour".
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/hear-frank-zappa-talking-about-holograms-in-promo-video-for-2019-the-bizarre-world-of-frank-zappa-tour/