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1989 12 22 Los Angeles CA 266.07 AUD 1ST (Robsam-Drew51) The Interview Of the Century (22 years ago today)
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Post 2011-12-22 05:15   [Quote] 
Frank Zappa
"The Interview Of The Century"

U.M.R.K. Interview for Society Pages by Dennis Simms, Eric Buxton
and Rob Samler

U.M.R.K., Los Angeles, CA
1989 12 22

Main Source: 1st generation field recording
Equipment: Sony D6 with unknown model Sony microphone.
Lineage: Cassettes(1st gen)>Nakamichi Deck>Nero>Wav>Cdwave>Shntool>Flac Lvl. 8
recorded by Den Simms
Obtained from: Robsam
Transferred By: Robsam
Edited By: Den Simms, Robsam, Drew51

Fill Lineage:
fill Source: 2nd generation field recording
Equipment: Sony D6 with unknown clip on mic.
Lineage: Cassettes(2nd gen)>Nakamichi Deck>Nero>Wav>Cdwave>Shntool>Flac Lvl. 8
Recorded by Eric Buxton

1) The 88 Tour (21:53)
2) Quotes (7:41)
3) The Catalog (3:06)
4) Chuck Ash (1:58)
5) Song Analysis (12:42)
6) Synclavier (3:19)
7) Rehearsal Time (2:38) (cut at 1:07)
8) Religion (6:13)
9) Recycled (2:04)
10) A. West (3:07)
11) The German Leg (8:04)
12) Tell Me You Love Me (2:17)
13) Well Learned (8:59)
14) Secret Words (15:30) (cut at 14.45)
15) Ugly Analysis (7:21)
16) A Day off in Barcelona (3:22)
17) Russia With Love (16:01)
18) Tie A Yellow Ribbon (0:43)
19) Best Band (0:47)
20) Twenty One And Thirteen (6:40)
21) Lost In A Whirlpool (3:17)
22) Lecturing (4:48)
23) New Releases (3:09)
24) Society Pages (4:25) (cut at 1:18)
25) Scoring Scores (4:35)
26) All In A Name (11:57)
27) Flo & Eddie, Nancarrow, Slonimsky (3:07)
28) Grammies (1:58)
29) Revenge of The Attack Of The Curse (1:14)
30) Same Basic Problem (3:09)
31) Origins (9:01)
32) Amougies (2:40) (cut at 2:19)
33) Project Documentation (2:30)
34) FZ Society (7:55)
35) The World Is Too Small (3:35)
36) Back To Music (6:18)
37) Birthday (3:29)
38) Marty (4:28)
39) Waits, Love, And Popiel (3:50)
40) Bodyguard (7:51)
41) Sinister Footwear (4:10)
42) Field Recordings and Elsewhere (4:01)
43) Agency Man (2:51)
44) Great Bootleg tape (4:00)
45) Music Questions (4:40)
46) Drummers (3:00)
47) Pro-Choice (2:27)
48) Certain Compositions (1:24)
49) Three And out (4:23)
50) No Trade (7:08)

Notes: Tracking based on main subject, not question. Since this is so
long it must be tracked. Tracking by tape side made no sense here.

Thanks to Dennis and Eric for a great capture! Rob for sharing with us this nice and clean version!
Jim Nagle for arranging interview.

'Most of all big thanks to Frank for being so generous in giving us 4+ hours of his time. For being so funny and ingenious by giving this interview the title of 'The Interview Of The Century'. And for being so humble and kind when he thanked us for being his fans after we thanked him for the interview.' - Rob

technical notes:
Denn Simms edited in the Buxton fills in the analog stage. Some change in sound noticeable.
Technically the interview was conducted in Zappa's basement, close enough to the UMRK to call it such.

2011 12 22 - Zappateers Archive Enjoy! Rob and Drew

This version is lower generation then the existing seed, no patches were needed. As close to the master as we can get. Time difference is due to pitch, and cannot be checked without music. It sounds fine!

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Post 2011-12-22 05:23   [Quote] 
Many thanks. The radio station at the local college broadcast several hours of Frank's music yesterday. It was a nice tribute to him, and it was nice of them to remember.

Music is the best, but interviews are nice, too.

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Post 2011-12-22 05:46   [Quote] 
Thanks, Drew. Happy Zappadan. Smile

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Post 2011-12-22 06:10   [Quote] 
Dayammmn! Looking forward to listening to all 4 hours of this ASAP! Thank you, thank you!
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Post 2011-12-22 07:26   [Quote] 
very nice - thanks alot guys!

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Post 2011-12-22 07:41   [Quote] 
I love this interview, thanks very much Smile

"Well, look, it depends on what the intent is. If the intent is to rip me off, then I hate it. If the intent is to find out what's going on, then I think it's fabulous. ."
- FZ (from They're Doing The Interview Of The Century)
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Post 2011-12-22 08:23   [Quote] 
very nice Christmas present! Thank you Rob and Drew!


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Post 2011-12-22 08:26   [Quote] 
We all love definitive versions don't we? Wink
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Post 2011-12-22 10:47   [Quote] 
Nice one! Thanks guys!
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Post 2011-12-22 20:57   [Quote] 
thanks so much for this, will listen to it when i find four hours of spare time (ouch!), love ya guys!

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Post 2011-12-24 00:23   [Quote] 
We all love definitive versions don't we?

Why we certainly do! Thanks Rob and Drew for putting this mother out.

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Post 2011-12-24 01:03   [Quote] 
That's what I love about this site, the relentless supply of quality upgrades, of FZ interviews and shows etc. Much appreciated, many thanks, and a Merry Xmas to all of you that make this shit happen! prost
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Post 2011-12-25 08:11   [Quote] 
Wow. This will be an interesting listen.
Thanks to everyone involved.
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Post 2011-12-27 01:56   [Quote] 
Yeah, all of the above.....happy holidays everyone

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Post 2011-12-27 02:56   [Quote] 
Fantastic interview, I like hearing Frank talking. He has a nice voice, a funny way of saying things and he's one of the clearest-speaking people I have ever heard (what I mean is that I think it's very easy for non-native English speakers such as myself understanding what he says)


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