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#1401 MrBurpler

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Posted June 24, 2018 - 12:05 AM

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#1402 AJFOne23

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Posted June 29, 2018 - 07:31 PM

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LATEST UPDATE 6/29 - Frank Friday's - More Trouble Every Day

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GUITAR: ghostbyob

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"Trouble Every Day" became the most enduring song from the Mothers of Invention's first LP, Freak Out. It was written as a straightforward rock song, its message being more important at first than its musical value. Zappa wrote it following racial riots. It is a charge against racism, mob violence, and the way the media treat this type of "news." Musically speaking, the song was in straight 4/4 and alternated between verses and short guitar solos. It is one of the rare songs on which Zappa assumed lead vocals in the Mothers' early days. By 1974, the song had undergone a transformation: it had been slowed down and given a slightly bluesy feel. A horn section hook had been added and a few verses eliminated to make way for an extended guitar solo. It appeared in this form under the title "More Trouble Every Day." This is the version presented to you here.



#1403 AJFOne23

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Posted July 6, 2018 - 04:34 PM

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LATEST UPDATE 7/6 - Frank Friday's - Eat that Question

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GUITAR/BASS: nsw1-6

 

"Eat That Question" was written for the 1972 LP The Grand Wazoo. It is a rather basic jam piece in the form of head-solo-solo-head, with an introduction on electric piano by George Duke. The main theme (or head) is in the bass register, a heavy-driving motif. On the studio version, Duke plays a mean solo, followed by an average guitar solo by Zappa. The theme comes back embellished by multi-tracked trumpet cues from Sal Marquez backed by marching drums, suddenly turning the tune into a victory parade, which would fit the loose concept of the album, the story printed on its sleeve, and the title of the piece.


#1404 AJFOne23

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Posted July 12, 2018 - 07:25 AM

LATEST UPDATE 7/12 - The Guess Who - Hang on to Your Life

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GUITAR: ghostbyob

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“Hang on to Your Life” is riff driven with frantic vocals during the rock-oriented verses while the chorus leans back slightly towards pop. An extended outro has guitar leads over the chorus hook before it breaks down in feedback. It reached #5 in Canada and #43 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1971.



#1405 AJFOne23

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Posted July 13, 2018 - 05:36 AM

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LATEST UPDATE 7/13 - Frank Friday's - Dinah-Moe Humm

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GUITAR/BASS: ejthedj

VOCALS: EchoOfMystery

 

"Dinah-Moe Humm" is a song with the most explicit sexual references on a Zappa album to date. The title is a play on the female name Dinah and the humming (like a dynamo) and moaning she does while having sex. Written a few years before the cynical disco attempt "Dancing Fool," this song is Frank Zappa's answer to Isaac Hayes' "Theme From Shaft." The middle section is packed with horn-like female chorus lines, wah-wah rhythm guitar, slurry bass, and dancing drums. Dinah-Moe Humm offers the singer/narrator (Zappa himself, as on most of the album's tracks) 40 dollars if he can get her to orgasm. He gets to work, to no result, until he notices Dinah's sister watching them. He makes love to her and that gets Dinah's motor going. He'll finally push her to cloud nine by using "a pair of zircon-encrusted tweezers." The same tweezers appear in the next song on the album, "Montana."


#1406 AJFOne23

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Posted July 14, 2018 - 07:11 PM

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LATEST UPDATE 7/14 - Soundgarden - New Damage

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“New Damage” is a dramatic guitar and vocal-centered screed which leaves the album with an ominous message for the listener. 







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