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1969 xx xx - Weasel Music (acetate) (TFEC)
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Post 2007-05-23 01:49   [Quote] 
THE WEASEL MUSIC side 1 - 1969 acetate 19.18 (TFEC)

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01. Albert Hall Spoken Introduction
02. Chamber Music Piece 1
03. Mozart Ballet
04. Some Zany MOI Bullshit
05. Chamber Music Piece 2

Here it is: 1/24th of "The History and Collected Improvisations of the MOI."

THE STORY OF THE ACQUISITION: A firsthand account from my source ...

So I get a call from the widow of the great artist, Neon Park. She says, "I've been going through Marty's stuff (Neon's real name was Marty) and I have a lot of records of his. I was talking to (mutual friend) Betzy and she said you like records. Do you want them?" and, being the vinyl hound I am, I said, "You bet! I'll take 'em all sight unseen." She said, "Okay, I'll go pull the can back in from the street." She had had them all in a trash can waiting for the Sanitation Engineers to pick them up.

Now I know Neon worked for many years doing album art for Warner Brothers (best known for Zappa's WEASELS RIPPED MY FLESH and his string of covers for LITTLE FEAT) and was on their mailing list for new releases. Upon going through the LPs from the trash bin I found the usual assortment of product, some good, some not to my liking.

But then...

In an envelope addressed to Mr. Frank Zappa at his Laurel Canyon address, I found three studio acetate test recordings: a early ELO LP, a copy of Jean-Luc Ponty's Zappa tribute LP, KING KONG, and a curious disc labeled "The Weasel Music". Suspecting that this might indeed BE SOMETHING, I cautiously played it once. It seemed to be a live recording of the Mothers goofing around on stage doing what I guessed to be a mock-ballet. While light pseudo-classical piano arpeggios play (Ian Underwood?) you can hear the shuffling of feet and various antics while the crowd respond with laughter and amusement. I would imagine that it was mostly a visual presentation as opposed to an essential Zappa musical composition.

I kept this relic in good condition, still in its original envelope and cardboards. I lent it to my new friend and Zappaphile, Krel, when I moved to Little Rock. He has played it only twice, recording it both times.

So there you go.

This one goes out to Walk and Bengo.

Impossible without Uni.

seeded on by TFEC
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Post 2007-05-23 01:55   [Quote] 
Thanks! Wow! I read your comments about this. Thanks so much for sharing this rare gem.

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Post 2007-05-23 01:56   [Quote] 
Seeder will be with you in a minute .....
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Post 2007-05-23 02:04   [Quote] 
Thanks a lot for putting this up!!!!
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Post 2007-05-23 02:08   [Quote] 
What an incredible find! Many, many thanks for this chunk of the legendary lost box set!
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Post 2007-05-23 02:17   [Quote] 
Thanks for playing and seeding this gem!
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Post 2007-05-23 02:30   [Quote] 
Many, many thanks for this. Like the man says, Zappateers really is the best website on the planet.
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Post 2007-05-23 02:57   [Quote] 

My tone! My precious tone! I'm going to sound plastic!
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Post 2007-05-23 04:32   [Quote] 
I will seed this until my face melts.


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Post 2007-05-23 04:48   [Quote] 
Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post 2007-05-23 04:54   [Quote] 
Thank you so much! This is (at least to me) possibly the most exciting find since Resolver + Brutality. Wooh!
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THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post 2007-05-23 05:15   [Quote] 
TFEC, thanks a lot for this one! Very Happy
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Post 2007-05-23 05:28   [Quote] 
Wow! Great background story on this amazing find. Thanks for saving this from the trash heap and sharing it here.
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