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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 01-01-2008, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Shame on you guys!!! Frank Zappa hasnīt been talked about for a looooong time here.
Without him, we probably wouldnī t have been sitting here today, discussing guitar and guitar-sounds. Not only was he a guitar oriented inventor, he was also the last centurys largest musical geniuos, in the world, in all categories.
We must NEVER forget Frank for what he did for the music and we must NEVER forget his guitarīsolos. There has not been, and there will most likely never be another, being able to play the guitar Frank did.

WE MISS YOU FRANK!!!!!
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I will never forget Frank! He was the first artist outside of the Beatles that I collected albums from. I guess that started in 1973. Before that, I had Beatles albums and everything else was 45 rpm singles. Then someone played Zappa's "Montana" on a Baltimore progressive rock radio station and I was hooked. The guy at the record store thought it was cool that a 12 yr old kid was buying Zappa records.
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Maybe I am completely stupid, but I found out recently that he did not drink or do drugs. I am totally surprised by that considering that so much of his material is so - trippy? Like 200 Motels the whole thing is like an acid trip.

Is that true, that he didn't drink or do drugs?

Dig this on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5ORGWfJiTI

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He tried weed but didn't like it. His drugs were caffine nicotine.
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One of the main reasons his band was at times a revolving door was his intolerance for users of hard drugs or drinking to excess while he was touring.
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No drugs for FZ, he was just a very talented, demented genius.

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My two favorite things in life

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I recently saw the Zappa plays Zappa show in melbourne and it was amazing, his son definatly got Franks skills on the guitar. Shows me that having children is one way of living on forever...
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So who has the biggest Zappa collection here?
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So who has the biggest Zappa collection here?
Pretty sure I have all of them on my PC
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You mean all the official releases? How about bootlegs, live shows, movies, unreleased stuff, etc?
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You mean all the official releases? How about bootlegs, live shows, movies, unreleased stuff, etc?
Officall release all (probally) there are 56 or 53 of those. 200 Motels and other Zappa on VHS, ALOT of video live performances.
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I recently saw the Zappa plays Zappa show in melbourne and it was amazing, his son definatly got Franks skills on the guitar. Shows me that having children is one way of living on forever...

Vai was telling a story once about recording at the UMRK with Frank. When asked if he ever gave Dweezil lessons, he replied that he had shown him a few things, but Dweezil was jamming at Ed Van Halen's house most of the time. He even brought EVH over to the UMRK a time or 2.
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I bought a handful of Zappa albums in the late 90s but in the last year or so have become much more immersed. My lady and I have become major fans and it's been so much fun delving further and further into Zappa's music together. My collection is by no means exhaustive: Here's what I've got.

Apostrophe
Broadway The Hard Way
Freak Out!
Hot Rats
Jazz From Hell
Make A Jazz Noise Here
One Size Fits All
Over-Nite Sensation
Sheik Yerbouti
Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowing Witch
Strictly Commercial
Trance-Fusion
You Are What You Is
Zappa In New York
Zoot Allures

Plus, on DVD,
Classic Albums: Over-Nite Sensation/Apostrophe
Baby Snakes
Dub Room Special
200 Motels (bought it online, turns out it's an unauthorised boot)

Can anyone recommend something to get next? My favourite stuff is in the vein of St Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast, Inca Roads, Andy, Punky's Whips.
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