miércoles, 19 de diciembre de 2012

Frank Zappa - Finer Moments (2012)

01 – Intro
02 – Sleazette
03 – Mozart Piano Sonata In Bb
04 – The Walking Zombie Music
05 – The Old Curiosity Shoppe
06 – You Never Know Who Your Friends Are
07 – Uncle Rhebus

01 – Music From The Big Squeeze
02 – Enigmas 1 Thru 5
03 – Pumped And Waxed
04 – There Is No Heaven From Where Slogans Go To Die
05 – Squeeze It, Squeeze It, Squeeze It
06 – The Subcutaneous Peril


martes, 13 de noviembre de 2012

Frank Zappa – Road Tapes Venue 1 (2012)

01 – The Importance Of An Earnest Attempt (By Hand)
02 – Help I’m A Rock – Transylvania Boogie
03 – Flopsmash Musics
04 – Hungry Freaks, Daddy
05 – The Orange County Lumber Truck
06 – The Rewards Of A Career In Music
01 – Trouble Every Day
02 – Shortly Suite Exists Of Holiday In Berlin Full Blown
03 – Pound For A Brown
04 – Sleeping In A Jar
05 – Oh, In The Sky
06 – Octandre
07 – King Kong


domingo, 4 de noviembre de 2012

Frank Zappa – Understanding America (2012)

01 – Hungry Freaks, Daddy
02 – Plastic People
03 – Mom & Dad
04 – It Can’t Happen Here
05 – Who Are the Brain Police
06 – Who Needs the Peace Corps
07 – Brown Shoes Don’t Make It
08 – Concentration Moon
09 – Trouble Every Day
10 – You’re Probably Wondering Why I’m Here
11 – We’re Turning Again
12 – Road Ladies
13 – What Kind of Girl Do You Think We Are
14 – Camarillo Brillo
15 – Find Her Finer
16 – Dinah-Moe Humm
17 – Disco Boy
18 – 200 Years Old
01 – I’m the Slime
02 – Be In My Video
03 – I Don’t Even Care
04 – Can’t Afford No Shoes
05 – Heavenly Bank Account
06 – Cocaine Decisions
07 – Dumb All Over
08 – Promiscuous
09 – Thing-Fish (Intro)
10 – The Central Scrutinizer
11 – Porn Wars (Deluxe)
12 – Tinsel Town Rebellion
13 – Jesus Thinks You’re a Jerk


domingo, 16 de septiembre de 2012

The Mothers Of Invention "Uncle Meat" (1969) [Vinyl Rip]

Side one      
1.     "Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme"             1:56
2.     "The Voice of Cheese"             0:26
3.     "Nine Types of Industrial Pollution"             6:00
4.     "Zolar Czakl"             0:54
5.     "Dog Breath, in the Year of the Plague"             3:59
6.     "The Legend of the Golden Arches"             3:28
7.     "Louie Louie (At the Royal Albert Hall in London)"       Richard Berry     2:19
8.     "The Dog Breath Variations"             1:48

Side two     
9.     "Sleeping in a Jar"       0:50
10.     "Our Bizarre Relationship"       1:05
11.     "The Uncle Meat Variations"       4:46
12.     "Electric Aunt Jemima"       1:46
13.     "Prelude to King Kong"       3:38
14.     "God Bless America (Live at the Whisky A Go Go)"       1:10
15.     "A Pound for a Brown on the Bus"       1:29
16.     "Ian Underwood Whips It Out (Live on stage in Copenhagen)"       5:05

Side three    
17.     "Mr. Green Genes"       3:14
18.     "We Can Shoot You"       2:03
19.     ""If We'd All Been Living in California...""       1:14
20.     "The Air"       2:57
21.     "Project X"       4:48
22.     "Cruising for Burgers"       2:18

Side four    

23.     "King Kong Itself (as played by the Mothers in a studio)"       0:49
24.     "King Kong (its magnificence as interpreted by Dom DeWild)"       1:21
25.     "King Kong (as Motorhead explains it)"       1:44
26.     "King Kong (the Gardner Varieties)"       6:17
27.     "King Kong (as played by 3 deranged Good Humor Trucks)"       0:34
28.     "King Kong (live on a flat bed diesel in the middle of a race track at a Miami Pop Festival . . . the Underwood ramifications)" 


sábado, 15 de septiembre de 2012

Frauenthal Theatre, Muskegon, MI (1988)

Frauenthal Theatre
Muskegon, MI
Good Audience

00. Crowd~Tuning
01. Intro~Voter Registration Drive
02. Stinkfoot
03. Who Needs The Peace Corps?
04. We're Turning Again
05. Alien Orifice
06. City Of Tiny Lights
07. A Pound For A Brown
08. Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up
09. Florentine Pogen
10. Andy
11. Inca Roads
12. One Man, One Vote (intermission synclavier)
13. Intro to 2nd set
14. Bacon Fat
15. Stolen Moments
16. When The Lie's So Big
17. Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk
18. Texas Motel Medley
19. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?
20. encore break
21. The Closer You Are (incl.Johnny Darling)
22. No No Cherry
23. The Man From Utopia Meets Mary Lou
24. encore break#2
25. The Illinois Enema Bandit
26. Watermelon In Easter Hay

Parte 1 / Parte 2 / Parte 3

martes, 28 de agosto de 2012

Frank Zappa - 1969 05 24 - Rockpile, Toronto, Canada

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention
Toronto, Canada
1969 05 24 late show

01 My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama
02 Charles Ives
03 jam
04 Some Ballet Music
05 improvisations/prelude to Uncle Meat
06 Uncle Meat
07 drum duet
08 Eye Of Agamotto
09 jam
10 Lonely Lonely Nights
11 tuning-up and audience interaction (to fill source @ 2:34)
12 Orange County Lumber Truck Medley (back to main source @ 0:02, end of "Oh No" lost to tape flip)
13 audience interaction
14 instrumental
15 A Pound For A Brown preamble
16 A Pound For A Brown
17 Sleeping In A Jar
18 Igor's Boogie/Little Doo-wop
19 Dom DeWild's electro-genetic experiment
20 Call Any Vegetable
21 Redneck Eats
22 Stone City
23 Trouble Every Day

Track 01 - 10 were previously identified as 1969 05 24 (L).
Track 11-23 were previously identified as 1969 02 23 (L).


domingo, 1 de julio de 2012

Frank Zappa - 39 Rarities Songs

♫ 39 rarities songs !
  • 200 Years Old (long version 1975)
  • America Drinks (1966 studio session)
  • Ancient Armaments
  • Anzoh Ay
  • Black Napkins (orchestral 1975)
  • Bognor Regis (acetate)
  • Cheepnis (orignal mix)
  • Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus (Mono 45 Version)
  • Confinement Loaf (1988)
  • Dead Girls Of London (w-Van Morrison 1979)
  • Deseri (45 Version)
  • Dog Breath(45 Version)
  • Elektronik MuZik (1991)
  • Help I'm A Rock (45 Version)
  • How Could I Be Such A Fool (45 Version)
  • I Don't Wanna Get Drafted (single version)
  • I'm The Slime (From 45)
  • Jelly Roll Gum Drop (45 Version)
  • Junior Mintz Boogie (From 45)
  • Lonely Little Girl (45 Version)
  • My Guitar (45 Version)
  • My Name Is Fritz (unedited 1969)
  • Revenge Of The Knick Knack People- True-Speed Version
  • Revenge Of The Knick Knack People- Vari-Speed Version
  • Rollo (orchestral 1975)
  • Sharleena (acetate)
  • Solitude (Ed Palermo)
  • Son Of Suzy Creamcheese (alt mix 1967)
  • Tears Began To Fall (Mono 45 Version)
  • Tears Began To Fall (single mix 1971)
  • Tell Me You Love Me (From 45)
  • The Adventures Of Greggary Peccary (alt version 1976)
  • The Adventures Of Greggary Peccary (studio chat 1976)
  • Uncle Bernie's Farm (alt mix 1967)
  • Valdez Score 1 (1990)
  • Valdez Score 2 (1990)
  • WPLJ (From 45)
  • Willie The Pimp Part Two (vinyl)
  • Would You Go All The Way (From 45)

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martes, 5 de junio de 2012

jueves, 31 de mayo de 2012

The Frank Zappa Songbook Vol.1

The Frank Zappa Songbook Vol.1Frank Zappa
Ian Underwood (transcription)

Frank Zappa Music, Inc. and Munchkin Music co., Los Angeles
128 pp, paperback, 30 x 23 cm

The book includes sheet music, 8 full page pictures and several illustrations by Cal Schenkel. Pages 7-9 are occupied with storylines from Ruben & The Jets, Uncle Meat and The Legend of Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus & His Grand Wazoo. The same material which can be found in the album liner notes.
The print-run is unknown. Most of them are paperback, but a hardcover edition exists. Descargar / Download.

martes, 29 de mayo de 2012

Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention In The 1960s

'Where the hell did that come from?' was likely the response from many on hearing The Mothers of Invention's debut album Freak Out upon its release in June 1966 -- a time when music was changing, but to a degree that hadn't yet hinted anything this bizarre was on the horizon. But once the freaks and the beautiful people had cottoned on to what Uncle Frank and his Merry Men were up to (despite the latter community often being the target for some of Zappa's most hilarious lampooning), the scene was set for a fanbase of the most dedicated variety to emerge and a respect from critics, musicians, performers and the intelligentsia almost unparalleled in the history of pop culture. This film reviews the true story of The Mothers of Invention and the music they made uring the first incarnation of the band. With group members Jimmy Carl Black, Bunk Gardner, Don Preston and Art Tripp taking up the tale and revealing -- often for the first time -- what the real Frank Zappa was all about; and with contributions from 'scenesters' like LA wildman Kim Fowley, biographer Billy James, Zappa academic Ben Watson, music journalist Richie Unterberger and English writer and musician Alan Clayson -- acclaimed biographer of Edgar Varèse-- this programme is the most detailed, informative and enjoyable documentary on Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention yet to emerge. Also features rare footage of Frank and The Mothers from throughout the 1960s, archive interviews, seldom seen live performances, and a host of other feature.

jueves, 3 de mayo de 2012

Grandmothers - A Mother Of An Anthology (1993) {One Way Records} [rel. Frank Zappa]

In the early '80s a loose aggregate of musicians -- many of whom were former Mothers Of Invention (MOI) -- began performing as the Grandmothers. The band centred on the talents of seminal Frank Zappa sidemen Jimmy Carl Black (percussion/vocals/Indian of the group), Bunk Gardner (sax/trumpet/flute) and Don Preston (keyboards). At various points prior to this union the trio were joined by a laundry list of relatively unknowns as well as other Mothers such as Denny Walley (guitar), Elliot Ingber (guitar), Ray Collins (vocals) and Jim "Motorhead" Sherwood (bass) as well as ex-Love member Tjay Cantrelli (sax/flute) plus (should one wish to further the Zappa affiliations) both Tom Leavey and Andy Cahan (drums) from Flo & Eddie's band . This 21-track compilation includes recordings made primarily in the early '70s from a number of MOI alumni and their respective collaborators.

The vast majority of the material can be traced to the R&B heavy garage rock combo Geronimo Black. There are also a few of the rare recordings from the trio of Bunk Gardner (piano) and Buzz Gardner (brass/woodwind) joined by John Balkin (upright bass) -- under the guise of Ménage A Trios. Comparisons between any incarnation of these rockin' teen combos to the Zappa fuelled Mothers is both inevitable as well as futile. What these sides reveal is much of the reason Zappa hired them in the first place -- their collective and individual musical abilities. Some of the more developed originals include the Native American anthem "Trail Of Tears," "Low Ridin' Man" and Sherwood's mini-epic "Going To Idaho"." Less successful are the forced contrast and juxtaposition of spoken word fragments a la the Musique Concrète style of Zappa's early masterworks Lumpy Gravy (1968) or the score to 200 Motels (1971). In retrospect it only seems to lessen the legacy of their MOI tenure. A primary example being "Thunderbuns VS The Kumb Nut" from Cantrelli. When the Grandmothers regrouped in the '80s, many of these tracks were also revived for the Welcome Back (1980) long player. Much to Zappa's dismay, the band also began to recreate some MOI material that they reclaimed as their own -- such as Black's "Lonesome Cowboy Burt"." A Mother Of An Anthology (1993) is mostly recommended for the insatiable Zappa enthusiast, while the more tempered listener might find some of the sides a bit contrived.

01 - '59 Chevy [04:20]
02 - Trail of Tears [03:56]
03 - We Don't Feed No Livestock Here [03:06]
04 - Mary Jane (Previously Unreleased) [01:55]
05 - My Love Has Gone [06:08]
06 - Gingerwail [04:57]
07 - Mayonaise Mountain [03:53]
08 - Teenage Credit (Previously Unreleased) [02:33]
09 - Low Ridin' Man (Previously Unreleased) [04:30]
10 - Let Us Live (Recorded Live) (Previously Unreleased) [04:57]
11 - Big Boss Man (Recorded Live) (Previously Unreleased) [05:24]
12 - Moterhead's Bumble Bee [01:14]
13 - Thunderbuns vs. The Kumb Nut (Previously Unreleased) [04:48]
14 - The Fight Out [01:41]
15 - One For The Girls [03:49]
16 - Dona [02:55]
17 - Going To Idaho [04:05]
18 - A Bit Blue [03:35]
19 - Qualude to Chaos and Fine [04:08]
20 - Lovesick Blues (Previously Unreleased) [02:45]
21 - Basement Theme Downstairs [01:25]

Denny Walley (vocals, guitar, tambourine); Lil' Johnny (vocals, guitar); Jimmy Carl Black (vocals, trumpet, drums); Ray Collins (vocals); Ira Ingber (guitar, washboard); Tom Leavey, Elliot Ingber, Jerry McGee, Larry Taylor (guitar); Andy Cohan (12-string guitar, piano, organ, keyboards, drums); Johnny Dyer (harp); James Harman (harmonica); Bunk Gardner (recorder, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, flugelhorn, horns); Tjay Cantrelli (clarinet, saxophone, hand claps); Jim Sherwood (saxophone); Sid the Kid (tenor saxophone); Jim McKenna (trombone); Don Preston (piano, Moog synthesizer); Danny Newmark (electric piano); David Trent (drums, percussion); Meatball, Don K. Matic, Andy Cahan, Richie Hayward (drums); Keith Olsen (bass drum).

Parte 1
Parte 2

Mirror 1

domingo, 8 de abril de 2012

Prazský Výber - Adieu C.A. (1992)

Sports Hall
Prague, Czechoslovakia
June 24, 1991

01 Reminiscence  (5:27)
02 Cicolína  (6:29)
03 Knedlík [Dumpling]  (5:01)
04 Zubatá [Grim Reaper]  (4:05)
05 Spicková kultura [Top Culture]  (4:52)
06 Improvizace v A dur s Frankem Zappou  (5:32)
   [Improvisation in A Major with Frank Zappa]
07 Snazivec [Eager Beaver]  (8:16)
08 Bláznivý Reggae [Crazy Reggae]  (5:22)
09 Prazskej buran [Prague Redneck]  (6:27)
10 Tatrman (4:02)
11 Proc jen já [Why Just Me]  (8:16)

Michael Kocab - vocals, keyboards, trumpet
Michal Pavlicek - guitar
Vilem Cok - bass guitar, vocals
David Koller - drums
Stanislav Jelinek - guitar
Franta Honig - percussion
Milo Vacik - percussion
Ladislav Faktor - keyboards
The Roucek Brass Band
Frank Zappa - guitar (track 6)

Technical notes
Ripped from silver CD with iTunes 8 at 256kbps
CD booklet scanned with Agfa Scanwise, scans cropped with GraphicConverter 6
Fully tagged with album art
Titles translated with Google Translate

ULTRA rare Frank Zappa appearance at a concert to celebrate the withdrawl of Soviet troops from Czechoslovak territory in 1991. Frank states he hasn't played guitar in three years! As far as I can determine, this CD was only released in Czechoslovakia (an import CD was also released in Japan later, I think). My CD seems to be an original Czechoslovak pressing as there is no additional Japanese insert and all the text is in Czechoslovak. I translated the song titles where appropriate with Google Translate. My apologies for any mistakes or missed nuances! There are a TON of punctuation marks in the song titles that can't be kept in a simple text file, so I included a RichText file with lots more info and correct song titles for your edification.

And, as always, trade freely and NEVER SELL.

Doctor Golgo
August 19, 2011

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sábado, 7 de abril de 2012

The Mothers Of Invention - Pop Teen Idols

1. We Are The Mothers
taken from the boot of the same name. Vinyl Bizzare version encoded to Roland Vs-880 & burnt to CDR..........Different tracks inserted. Exact date unknown

2. Bacon Fat
from Feb. 3, 1969 Rockpile, Toronto, Canada SDB

3. Petroushka
from Sept. 30, 1967 Stockholm, Sweden SDB

4. Bristol Stomp
from Sept. 30, 1967 Stockholm, Sweden SDB

5. Baby Love
from Sept. 30, 1967 Stockholm, Sweden SDB

6. Lonely, Lonely Nights
from Feb. 3, 1969 Rockpile, Toronto, Canada SDB

7. Corrido Rock
from Feb. 3, 1969 Rockpile, Toronto, Canada SDB

8. Pachuco Hop
from Feb. 3, 1969 Rockpile, Toronto, Canada SDB

9. The Mothers Blow
from Feb. 3, 1969 Rockpile, Toronto, Canada SDB

10. No Matter What You Do
from Sept. 30, 1967 Stockholm, Sweden SDB

11. Blue Suede Shoes
from Sept. 30, 1967 Stockholm, Sweden SDB

12. Hound Dog
from Sept. 30, 1967 Stockholm, Sweden SDB

13. Gee
from Sept. 30, 1967 Stockholm, Sweden SDB

14. All The Way Down The Tonsils
out-take from "We're Only In It For The Money" sessions

15. This Is What We Sound Like
from "We Are The Mothers" boot. Date unknown SDB

16. In The Sky
from Feb. 3, 1969 Rockpile, Toronto, Canada SDB

17. All Night Long
from Feb. 3, 1969 Rockpile, Toronto, Canada SDB

18. Blues Boogie
from Oct. 26, 1968 Paris, France AUD

19. Downtown Talent Scout
from June 27, 1969 Denver Pop Festival AUD

"WARNING" Audio is not kept "PURE"
No Noise Reduction at all. Minor parametric EQ & vol. adjustments to match different recordings. Track 19 was heavily remixed & leaving the hum in made it match better (go figure). All songs are taken from ZAPPATEERS seeds except tracks 1 & 15 are from my vinyl.
Track 14 is from my tape of "20 Years of Frank Zappa" which needs updating.

Layout in Soundforge 8. Individual track bounce to WAV & titled.>Flac. lvl-8.

If someone could easily instruct me how to get the fingerprint (ffp) text, I'd gladly seed with that also.......but right now I seem too dumb to figure it out.

This is for the amusement of having a collection of rarities in one easy to find place.
Hopefully more to come.

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domingo, 18 de marzo de 2012

Baby Snakes - Full Movie - Frank Zappa

"This is the movie "Baby Snakes" by Frank Zappa. This is just a test to see how my viewers/just normal people would react to a full movie from Zappa being uploaded. If YouTube decides to take this down, I will not re-upload it, I will just stick with my usual 1 new album every Saturday."

Directed & produced by Frank Zappa & Bennett Glotzer
Starring: Terry Bozzio, Roy Estrada, Adrian Belew,
Ed Mann, Patrick O'Hearn, Peter Wolf, Tommy Mars
and New York's Finest Crazy Persons
Music by Frank Zappa
Distributed by Intercontinental Absurdities
Release date: December 21, 1979
Running time: 166 min
Language: English
Budget: $679,000

FRANK ZAPPA: Live at The Roxy - Los Angeles,1973

viernes, 16 de marzo de 2012

Flint - Flint (1978)

  1. Back In My Arms Again
  2. You Got It All Wrong
  3. Too Soon To Tell
  4. Love Me Like You Used To
  5. For Your Love
  6. Keep Me Warm
  7. One Of Me
  8. Better You Than Me
  9. Rainbow
  10. You'll Never Be The Same

Produced by Don Brewer, Mel Schacher & Craig Frost

Don Brewer drums, vocals
Billy Elworthy guitar, vocals
Mel Schacher bass, guitar, vocals
Craig Frost keyboards
Frank Zappa guitar on "Better You Than Me" and "You'll Never Be The Same"
Todd Rundgren
Mark Chatfield
Ron Trombly
John Escosa II
Curt Johnson

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jueves, 15 de marzo de 2012

Frank Zappa - Edinboro, PA (1974)

Cat.-No.: Zip016
Format: 2-CD
Released: 2003

Original Silver CDs --> WAV --> FLAC (Level 6) --> You

Disc One:
01. Intros (3:29)
02. Cosmic Debris (11:19)
03. In Between (1:40)
04. Pygmy Twilite (6:52)
05. The Idiot Bastard Son (2:11)
06. Cheepnis (4:34)
07. In Between (0:46)
08. Inca Roads (11:33)
09. Montana (2:23)
10. Dukie Schtick (5:22)
11. Improvised Lounge Music (8:04)
12. Dupree's Paradise (fade out) (0:54)

Disc Two:
01. Dupree's Paradise (complete) (20:39)

Anniversary Medley:
02. It Can't Happen Here (2:54)
03. Hungry Freaks Daddy (2:35)
04. You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here (2:31)
05. How Could I Be Such a / Zowie (0:52)
06. Let's Make the Water Turn Black (1:55)
07. Harry You're a Beast / Oh No (1:56)
08. Son of Orange County (13:08)
09. More Trouble Every Day (8:48)
10. Camarillo Brillo (4:33)

Bonus Tracks:
11. Cosmic Debris & Manny Moore (0:32)

"Mystery" Bonus Tracks:

12. Unknown Track 1 (7:20) ???
13. Unknown Track 2 (4:11) Stinkfoot
14. Unknown Track 3 (6:49) Flambay

Parte 1
Parte 2

martes, 28 de febrero de 2012

Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band – Bat Chain Puller (2012)

01 – Bat Chain Puller
02 – Seam Crooked Sam
03 – Harry Irene
04 – 81 Poop Hatch
05 – Flavor Bud Living
06 – Brick Bats
07 – Floppy Boot Stomp
08 – Ah Carrot Is As Close As Ah Rabbit Gets To Ah Diamond
09 – Owed T’Alex
10 – Odd Jobs
11 – Human Totem Pole
12 – Apes-Ma
13 – Bat Chain Puller (Alternate Mix)
14 – Candle Mambo
15 – Hobo-ism

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lunes, 27 de febrero de 2012

Little Feat - Little Feat (1971)

Little Feat es una banda estadounidense de rock de Los Ángeles, California, formada en 1969 por el cantante, compositor y guitarrista slide Lowell George y el pianista y organista Bill Payne después de su paso por el grupo de Frank Zappa: Mothers of Invention. Aunque la banda puede clasificarse dentro del generalista estilo del rock no es menos cierto que sus canciones, así como sus influencias, trascienden mucho del estilo; tocando con éxito todo tipo de estilos, desde canciones folk acústicas hasta el rock-blues más ancestral pasando por el country o el R&Blues y con magistrales toques jazzísticos en muchas de sus composiciones gracias mayormente a la enorme calidad instrumental y compositiva de sus miembros, especialmente los dos principales compositores, el guitarrista slide Lowell George y el pianista Bill Payne, hasta la llegada del guitarrista Paul Barrere. Aunque nunca llegaron a ser una banda de enorme éxito comercial a nivel mundial, su música fue alabada por críticos y todo tipo de músicos y aún ahora sus discos siguen apareciendo dentro de los favoritos de dichos artistas y críticos aunque en su época no ocuparan un lugar destacado en los ránkings. Con un sonido preciso, fresco, natural y profundamente bien cuidado Little Feat se convierte en una de las bandas más dotadas de su época no solo por sus insuperables grabaciones -incluyendo todo tipo de fantásticos trucos de estudio en sus grabaciones- sino también por su magnífica puesta en escena.

El primer trabajo: Little Feat (1971)
Al cabo de dos años de la formación de la banda, esta se decide a publicar su primer trabajo homónimo: Little Feat. En esos dos años de ensayos y algún que otro concierto la banda ya había tomado forma. Ésta estaba formada por un clásico cuarteto -muy común en el rock-, con un piano, un bajo, un batería y un guitarrista y cantante. Los dos principales compositores de la banda eran Bill Payne y Lowell George y lo seguirían siendo hasta la entrada en 1973 de nuevos miembros y en especial del guitarrista Paul Barrere. Con una sólida base instrumental y con múltiples influencias el primer trabajo del grupo sale a la luz como posiblemente el trabajo más fresco de todos los que sacará la banda, con una mezcla de estilos que oscilan del rock al blues o del boogie al folk del sur de los Estados Unidos. Una vez más se recurre a las letras "viajeras" tan comunes en la música y la literatura norte-americana de finales de los sesenta y principios de los setenta. Así lo demuestra la canción "Strawberry flats" -"No he dormido en una semana/ y mis zapatos se sienten ya parte de mis pies"- y el gran primer éxito del grupo: "Willin'", que también habla de un viaje por distintos lugares de los Estados Unidos, especialmente del sur que siempre ha tenido más mágia y folklore que el norte industrial. Aun así, la versión de "Willin'" más conocida será la de su segundo disco, algo más retocada que la primera, aunque mucho menos fresca y espontánea. Destaca de dicha canción la guitarra slide, tocada por el gran guitarrista Ry Cooder que prestó una ayuda a Lowell George en la grabación de algunos temas. Por lo demás cabe destacar la rockera canción "Hamburguer Midnight" así como un gran blues del grupo "Forty Four Blues/How many more years" y algunas canciones lentas de gran calidad melódica. Cabe decir que aún siendo el primer trabajo de la banda es uno de sus grandes trabajos junto con su segundo álbum -quizás superior a este- ya que los demás trabajos en su conjunto perderán la espontaneidad y frescura de los orígenes del grupo. La banda tomaba forma con este primer disco y ya mostraba lo que haría y lo que sería -con pocos cambios significativos- hasta su futura disolución. Little Feat se convertiría en un grupo especial -además de original- en la escena musical norte-americana de los 70 ya que, aunque con profundas influencias blues y country, nunca acabaría adoptando un típico sonido setentero y bluesero propio de otros grupos como The Allman Brothers Band ni tampoco un sonido puramente sureño como Lynyrd Skynyrd, sino que siempre se balancearía con sentido y originalidad por las diferentes vertientes de la música popular estadounidense pero sin caer en los esteriotipos, conservando en todo momento ese carisma y estilo que hizo al grupo una de las grandes bandas de su época.

  1. "Snakes on Everything" (Payne) – 3:04
  2. "Strawberry Flats" (Payne, George) – 2:20
  3. "Truck Stop Girl" (Payne, George) – 2:32
  4. "Brides of Jesus" (Payne, George) – 3:20
  5. "Willin'" (George) – 2:24
  6. "Hamburger Midnight" (George, Estrada) – 2:30
  7. "Forty-Four Blues / How Many More Years" (Roosevelt Sykes, Chester Burnett) – 6:25
  8. "Crack in Your Door" (George) – 2:16
  9. "I've Been the One" (George) – 2:20
  10. "Takin' My Time" (Payne) – 3:45
  11. "Crazy Captain Gunboat Willie" (Payne, George) – 1:55

  • Lowell George - vocals, lead, rhythm and slide guitars, harmonica
  • Richard Hayward - drums, backing vocals
  • Bill Payne - piano, keyboards, vocals
  • Roy Estrada - bass, backing vocals

Músicos invitados.
  • Russ Titelman - percussion, backing vocals, piano on "I've Been The One"
  • Ry Cooder - slide guitar on "Willin'" and "Forty Four Blues / How Many More Years"
  • Sneaky Pete Kleinow - pedal steel on "I've Been The One"
  • Kirby Johnson - string and horn arrangements


viernes, 17 de febrero de 2012

GTO's - Permanent Damage (1969)

  1. The Eureka Springs Garbage Lady (Wells/Doerge/Saint Nicholas)
  2. Miss Pamela and Miss Sparky discuss STUFFED BRAS and some of their early gym class experiences
  3. Who's Jim Sox?
  4. Kansas and the BTO's
  5. The Captain's Fat Theresa Shoes (Miller/Parker/Frka/Rowe/Wells/Jones)
  6. Wouldn't It Be Sad If There Were No Cones?
  7. Do Me In Once And I'll Be Sad, Do Me In Twice And I'll Know Better (Circular Circulation) (Rowe/George)
  8. The Moche Monster
  9. TV Lives (Frka/Preston)
  10. Rodney
  11. I Have A Paintbrush In My Hand To Color A Triangle (Peters/George)
  12. Miss Christine's First Conversation With The Plaster Casters Of Chicago
  13. The Original GTO's
  14. The Ghost Chained To The Past, Present, And Future (Shock Treatment) (Peters/Wells)
  15. Love On An Eleven Year Old Level
  16. Miss Pamela's First Conversation With The Plaster Casters Of Chicago
  17. I'm In Love With The Ooo-Ooo Man (Miller/Jones)

Frank Zappa--Producer
Lowell George--Producer (7,11)
Sparky (Sparkie Parker)--Composer
David Jones--Composer

Miss Christine--Vocals
Miss Cinderella--Vocals
Miss Mercy--Vocals
Miss Pamela--Vocals
Miss Sandra--Vocals
Ian Underwood--Keyboards (1, 5, 14, 17)
Don Preston--Synthesizer (9)
Roy Estrada--Bass (1, 5, 14, 17)
Jimmy Carl Black--Drums (1, 5, 14, 17)
Frank Zappa--Tambourine (17)
Nicky Hopkins--Keyboards (14)
Craig Doerge--Keyboards (1, 5, 14, 17)
Jeff Beck--Guitar (1, 14)
Rod Stewart--Vocals (14)
Rodney Bingenheimer--vocals (10)
Lowell George (7, 11)
Russ Titleman (7, 11)
Ry Cooder--guitar? (11)


jueves, 16 de febrero de 2012

Dweezil And Moon Zappa in studio interview

Dweezil And Moon Zappa in studio interview
The Howard Stern Show WXRK 92.3 FM New York, NY
1987 04 27

Set List:
01 Interview

Some Rhythmic FM static is heard throughout this recording. It can be distracting at times. You have been warned!

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miércoles, 15 de febrero de 2012

Frank Zappa - Threesome (2002)

Threesome No. 1
(Frank Zappa, 3CD, Rykodisc RCD 40582, April 23, 2002)

  • Freak Out!
  • Absolutely Free
  • We're Only In It For The Money


Threesome No. 2
(Frank Zappa, 3CD, Rykodisc RCD 40583, April 23, 2002)

  • Hot Rats
  • Waka/Jawaka
  • The Grand Wazoo


martes, 14 de febrero de 2012

Zappa Plays Zappa - Rialto Theatre (2012)

Zappa Plays Zappa
Rialto Theatre
Tucson, AZ
February 12, 2012

Source: Sonic Studio DSM-6S Mics>Sonic Studios PA-6LC2 LoCut>Edirol RO9 @24bit/44.1 khz

01) Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (5:22)
02) Plastic People (3:18)
03) Hungry Freaks Daddy (4:57)
04) Motherly Love (3:27)
05) Dirty Love (3:43)
06) Any Kind of Pain (6:33)
07) Blessed Relief (7:05)
08) Mother People (4:14)
09) Deborah Cadabra* (4:20)
10) Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy (8:10)
11) Advance Romance (11:46)
12) Handsome Cabin Boy (4:51)
13) Trouble Every Day (6:56)
14) Lucille (4:29)
15) instrumental (?) (12:14)
16) (?) (4:32)
17) Ride My Face to Chicago (5:17)
18) Son of Mr.Green Jeans (5:41)
19) Dancing Fool (7:04)
20) Willie the Pimp (6:11)
21) Whipping Post (10:02)
Total: (131:12)

Dweezil - guitar, vocals
Scott Tunis - bass, vocals
Scheila Gonzalez - sax, flute, keys, vocals
Billy Hulting - marimba, perc
Jamie Kime - guitar
Ben Thomas - vocals
Joe Travers - drums, vocals
Chris Norton - keys, vocals

* w/Pete Jones on lead vocals

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Frank Zappa - KUNM 89.9 FM University of New Mexico (1980)

Frank Zappa as Guest DJ with Jimmy Carl Black
KUNM 89.9 FM University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Date: 1980 10 11
Source: Unknown generation analog FM recording

Lineage: Maxell XLII Cassette>Nakamichi CR-7A cassette deck>Tascam US-122L>
Sound Forge Pro 10.0 (record/edits/resample)>FLAC Level 8>sound Forge 9 and 10 (pitch correction)>
CDWave>Shntool>Flac level 8

Transferred By: Drew51
Edited By: Drew51, flambay

FZ plays Crush All Boxes, and other material.

Set list:
01 Memories Of El Monte - The Penguins
02 Pachuco Cadaver - Captain Beefheart
03 Doreen - FZ
04 Pena - Captain Beefheart
05 Fine Girl (introduced as Some More Like That) - FZ
06 Easy Meat - FZ
07 Goblin Girl - FZ
08 jCB interview
09 Society Pages -FZ
10 I'm A Beautiful Guy - FZ
11 Beauty Knows No Pain - FZ
12 Charlie's Enormous Mouth - FZ
13 Any Downers? - FZ (tape flip-end missing)
14 Conehead - FZ (tape flip-start missing)
15 Golden Birdies - Captain Beefheart
16 Tell Me You Love Me - FZ
17 San Ber'dino - FZ
18 Andy - FZ
19 Sofa No. 2 - FZ
20 Uncle Bernie's Farm - FZ
21 The Torture Never Stops - FZ
22 Ms. Pinky - FZ
23 Willie The Pimp - FZ (cut incomplete)

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