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Captainnumber36
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Post 2018-04-18 03:00   [Quote] 
I've only scratched the surface of Zappa's discography and wouldn't mind some guidance on where to go from here.

Albums I Enjoy:

The Yellow Shark
London Symphony Vol. 1 & 2
Hot Rats
Waka/Jawaka
Apostrophe
Zappa In New York
Overnite Sensation
Francesco Zappa
Jazz From Hell

Thanks, and I'm excited to become a part of this community!
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uncle max
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Post 2018-04-18 05:24   [Quote] 
Welcome !!! cheers

I'm sure you'll enjoy: fantastic artist and very interesting people here.

Looking at the albums you enjoy, it seems you are ready to go in any direction. So I will suggest what I suggested to a friend of mine last year (he's very happy now).

Why don't you start from Freak Out! and follow the chronological line so as to feel the developments?
(any other way would be as nice, however)

Have fun !!!

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orontea
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Post 2018-04-18 10:08   [Quote] 
Based on what you like I suggest "Uncle Meat".
It is also a Mothers album and you could use some "real" Mothers in your list.
…and "Uncle Meat" is one of THE albums.

Lately I tend to think that "200 Motels" is one of the best albums. It is an amazing mixture of styles … classic … rock … theater.

And of course "Joe's Garage" – it is somehow the dark masterpiece. The dark element was something I didn't realize when I was younger.

While we at the dark stuff "Civilization Phase III" – mind bender.

If I had to decide which records I had to save from the burning house those four would be the candidates.
After that of course wife and kids.

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For a moment I had the itch to revisit "Francesco Zappa" … but hey.
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Post 2018-04-18 12:18   [Quote] 
Welcome Captainnumber36.

I wasn't going to post anything here but I've got such different opinions to the post above I feel I must....

Uncle Meat is a good recommendation. Joe' Garage is a fantastic album, one of the best!

Here are the albums you haven't mentioned but MUST hear:
We're Only In It For The Money.
Burnt Weeny Sandwich.
The Grand Wazoo.
One Size Fits All.
Bongo Fury.
Zoot Allures.
Sleep Dirt.
(sans vocals)
Shut Up n Play Your Guitar.

Hot Rats, Waka/Jawaka, Apostrophe and Overnite Sensation are top drawer.....
I'm a little concerned that you enjoy Francesco Zappa...

uncle max wrote:
...very interesting people here..

That's one way of putting it...

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staaan
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Post 2018-04-18 12:22   [Quote] 
Welcome aboard and enjoy your journey through FZ's catalog.

Joe's Garage is a guilty pleasure of mine and I would, as previous posters, would recommend it.

If you enjoyed Hot Rats & Waka Jawaka by all means check out Burnt Weeny Sandwich & Grand Wazoo.

Freak Out is where it all began and should be on your list.

Depending on your musical tastes whether you prefer more lyrics or more instrumentals you are bound to find some stuff you will like.
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Post 2018-04-18 12:23   [Quote] 
Get The Grand Wazoo next as it's the companion to Waka/Jawaka.

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Post 2018-04-18 12:24   [Quote] 
Once you get going you should also check out some of his post homous work and I would also suggest the YCDTOSA series of releases.
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Post 2018-04-18 13:03   [Quote] 
father-0blivion wrote:
Welcome Captainnumber36.

I wasn't going to post anything here but I've got such different opinions to the post above I feel I must....

Uncle Meat is a good recommendation. Joe' Garage is a fantastic album, one of the best!

Here are the albums you haven't mentioned but MUST hear:
We're Only In It For The Money.
Burnt Weeny Sandwich.
The Grand Wazoo.
One Size Fits All.
Bongo Fury.
Zoot Allures.
Sleep Dirt.
(sans vocals)
Shut Up n Play Your Guitar.

Hot Rats, Waka/Jawaka, Apostrophe and Overnite Sensation are top drawer.....
I'm a little concerned that you enjoy Francesco Zappa...

uncle max wrote:
...very interesting people here..

That's one way of putting it...


This
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Post 2018-04-18 13:27   [Quote] 
i couldn't help but notice that you don't have any of the 3 1988-tour albums (Make A Jazz Noise Here, The Best Band You've Never Heard In Your Life, Broadway The Hard Way).
just get them all, you won't regret it, judging from your list.

Burnt Weeny Sandwich is my favorite Frank album, period.

Also get Roxy and Elsewhere (and if you really loved that one, there's the Movie and the boxset, but that should wait until you have explored further).

Joe's Garage is an absolutely fantastic album, check it out (and stick it out).

At least get the 3CD Halloween thingy and before you bother with any other Flo and Eddie, get Carnegie Hall.

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Post 2018-04-18 14:09   [Quote] 
father-0blivion wrote:
Welcome Captainnumber36.

I wasn't going to post anything here but I've got such different opinions to the post above I feel I must....

Uncle Meat is a good recommendation. Joe' Garage is a fantastic album, one of the best!

Here are the albums you haven't mentioned but MUST hear:
We're Only In It For The Money.
Burnt Weeny Sandwich.
The Grand Wazoo.
One Size Fits All.
Bongo Fury.
Zoot Allures.
Sleep Dirt.
(sans vocals)
Shut Up n Play Your Guitar.

Hot Rats, Waka/Jawaka, Apostrophe and Overnite Sensation are top drawer.....
I'm a little concerned that you enjoy Francesco Zappa...

uncle max wrote:
...very interesting people here..

That's one way of putting it...


Not that different you at least agree to 50% of my recommendations.
And I agree to your list 99% because I like the vocal version of sleep dirt.
So, Captainnumber36 now all in all you should have a good idea about this board. Laughing
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Post 2018-04-18 14:14   [Quote] 
Gwonam wrote:
i couldn't help but notice that you don't have any of the 3 1988-tour albums (Make A Jazz Noise Here, The Best Band You've Never Heard In Your Life, Broadway The Hard Way).
just get them all, you won't regret it, judging from your list.

Burnt Weeny Sandwich is my favorite Frank album, period.

Also get Roxy and Elsewhere (and if you really loved that one, there's the Movie and the boxset, but that should wait until you have explored further).

Joe's Garage is an absolutely fantastic album, check it out (and stick it out).

At least get the 3CD Halloween thingy and before you bother with any other Flo and Eddie, get Carnegie Hall.


I started my Zappa love with the 88 stuff.
Still think it is one of his best live bands.

Listened to "Make a Jazz Noise here" recently again … mind blowing good.

For me it is phases. When I started I was listening to "WAOIIFTM" every day for about a year.
My Mommy could sing along to it.
Today I am listening to 200 Motels and ask my self why I didn't like back then.
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Post 2018-04-18 23:23   [Quote] 
Some excellent recommendations here, but I can't believe no one said Weasels Ripped My Flesh yet.

Welcome aboard!

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Post 2018-04-19 01:28   [Quote] 
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Post 2018-04-19 03:54   [Quote] 
Thanks for all the recommendations and greetings!

I'll let you all know what I decide to listen to next!
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Post 2018-04-19 04:25   [Quote] 
I just put on Make a Jazz Noise Here.
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