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Jack_Knife
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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:06 AM

I've only heard a few little pieces of music by Frank Zappa, and I would like to get into listening to his stuff. However, because of his f*cking huge discography, I have absolutely no idea where to start. And seeings as I know there are at least a couple of fans here, I figured I'd post a topic.

So, like, yeah, which of his albums would be most accessible I guess I'm asking. In anycase, help me get into the music of Mr. Zappa.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 01:06 PM

I reccomend to start with 'Freak Out'.

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 08:23 PM

zappa's friggin awesome

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:04 PM

Listen to the album Hot Rats. It is awesome.

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 01:00 AM

Yes; Freak Out! is probably his most 'normal' album and is an easy way to get into Zappa- so you might as well start there. From there check out Absolutely Free and We're Only in it For the Money. From there it's open game. Arguably his most accesible albums are Overnite Sensation and Sheik Yerbouti... His music just covers so much ground and so many genres. You may have to look at reviews for each album to see what they're all about- for example there are a couple that are purely orchestra music. Just start with his first albums with The Mothers of Invention... and avoid 200 Motels til after you're familiar with the 'Flo and Eddie' phase.

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 09:38 AM

The You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore series gives a pretty good range. But where to start all depends on what styles you prefer.

But yeah, Hot Rats is always a good bet. Also, You Are What You Is (although it took me a few listens to get into most of the songs).

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 06:50 PM

weird al - genius in france is in the style of zappa and is really good

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Posted 13 May 2006 - 02:16 PM Edited by Raindancer, 13 May 2006 - 02:33 PM.

Need some Zappa?



BIG NO NO TO WAREZ MATEY.

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Posted 14 May 2006 - 07:08 PM

Go chronologically, start from the firsts and then go ahead year by year.
It's necessary to understand fully Zappa.

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Posted 30 May 2006 - 11:41 PM

QUOTE (snotface @ May 12 2006, 18:50)
weird al - genius in france is in the style of zappa and is really good

are you retarted, have no sense of what music is, or just haven't heard much zappa? WEIRD AL IS NOTHING LIKE FRANK ZAPPA. people generalize because they both have comedic lyrics in their songs, but Weird Al doesn't hold a candle to zappa- although Al did do a zappa tribute song on his last album

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#11

Posted 31 May 2006 - 09:29 AM

You can never beat some Titties and Beer Live in the morning it's great.

My dad's got some of his Vinyls, and i think i remember Kraknor posting his collection of Zappa vinyls, or someone else, not sure.

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Posted 31 May 2006 - 09:45 AM

Thanks for all the replies guys. I am slowly working my way through his catalog. It's pretty damn awesome. Especially Hot Rats. Oh boy is that album f*cking awesome.




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