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Old 02-14-21, 03:38 AM
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three from the band: music from the big pink 1968

the band 1969

stage fright 1970.
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Old 02-14-21, 04:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
Interesting takes. I bought Sheik Yerbouti in 1978 when it was first released, having been a fairly diehard Zappa fan for 4 or 5 years already, and being especially enamored of We're Only In It For The Money, Uncle Meat, Apostrophe, Roxy And Elsewere (and admittedly Fillmore East - June 1971 which doesn't really hold up like those others). And so to my ears, Sheik Yerbouti was far less musically engaging than any of those other records, far more puerile (though on par with the Fillmore album), and there was something about the sound of the album that struck me as oddly sterile, almost plastic.

It was the last Zappa album (chronologically) I would buy until The Yellow Shark in 1993. In hindsight, Sheik Yerbouti was the beginning of the end, because every studio recording he released since then suffered from that same imbalance of musical engagement to puerile subject matter, and they all suffered from that same plastic-y sterile recorded sound.

But I do still really enjoy the tunes "Rubber Shirt" and "City Of Tiny Lights"
I don't really disagree, the die hard of anything is there to envy, but it's not a free choice to become one. I like to be overwhelmed by complexity and 'too much going on', and I have no musical or analytical ear so I'm easily overwhelmed. The most interesting music, the albums I grow to love most are the albums that I don't really enjoy the first time. I tend to give albums 5 listens to discover whether I think it's great and become a lasting album in the often played part of my collection. But there has to be something in it that makes me want to get to know it better and the marimba and harpsichord like sounds don't pull me in. I became much more Captain Beeheart fan because that had guitars, harp, bluesy and soulful voice, everything non plastic basically to pull me into the complexity.

Zappa is kind of sterile at his core, he doesn't sing with soul, saudade, duende or whatever, humour is the main emotion, it's not personal, it's intellectual, analytical almost. That's why I like Rubber shirt with a proper bass, City of Tiny Lights with a 'real' singer and Black Napkins with Michael Brecker on Saxophone, or him playing the guitar. I've always been quite forgiving towards the puerile not just because I was still a (very late) teen but because he was an American and America was prude in an oppressive way and he actually fought the battles when they still had to be fought, it's done quite witty too to be honest. Him mocking and doing parodies seems quite essential and at the core of what he does, also musically. What I believe is particularly brilliant is that he can take a genre, style of song or musical trend without beeing to specific and both own it by making a more dense and powerful song while turning it into a charicature,.but leave wondering a charicature of what or who exactly. Of course there are the more obvious parodies too (Flakes), but I mean the charicatures that are more musical and quite difficult to put your finger on. It's also a master composer showing off ordinary musicians limitations by just beeing casually playful with their craft and tricks.

On the sound of Sheik Yerbouti, I bought it shortly after I had put quite a bit of savings into speakers and had moved to a square student room with a high cieling, and suddenly I heard angels sing from far above the speakers about quite earthly things in "I have been in you", he won me over right away at the first song with that contrast. In general I prefer the natural, the dirty and the sleazy sounding but I believe sterile can be done well and it's part of what he does, his whole approach..
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Old 02-14-21, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Stadjer View Post
The most interesting music, the albums I grow to love most are the albums that I don't really enjoy the first time.
We can hang.

[btw, that whole post is wonderfully thoughtful, thank you.]
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Old 02-15-21, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Ross View Post
We can hang.

[btw, that whole post is wonderfully thoughtful, thank you.]
Die hard Zappa fans have a reputation all over the world for endlessly discussing his work, but don't underestimate the more selective fans. In the end he is thought provoking in what he does.

The funny thing about not enjoying an album at first but believing you will love it after more listens, I can't remember having been wrong with that first gut feeling. I decide to make the effort, and get the reward and I don't mean the albums that grow on you but were likeable from the start, but the albums/artist that were really too much the first time. Sounds familiar too? . . . :
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Last few albums I've played, per my YouTube Music app:
Band - Album

New Order - Technique
Spanish Love Songs - Brave Faces Everyone
Burning Spear - Marcus Garvey
Bicep - Bicep
Kraftwerk - Computer World
Georgia - Seeking Thrills
Phoebe Bridger - Punisher
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another great Mingus album. "ysabel's table dance" worth the price of admission alone. "half-mast inhibition" may be my fave song of his with all the tempo
and stylistic changes but "ysabel's" in my top 15 for him. favorite album of his is really tough and depends on the mood.

was listening to a caribou 2003-2020 playlist on random but went to charles mingus-the clown from 1957.



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it's been too long. frank zappa-you are what it is from 1981.
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super tight. music for musicians. bruford. levin. fripp. belew. individually and collectively, so much history and cutting edge playing.
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