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#1401 MrBurpler

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Posted June 24, 2018 - 12:05 AM

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

More Zappa is only a good thing!


Customs Thread, Customs Song DBWIP Thread, C3U Profile, MGMT WIP Thread

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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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VOCALS: EchoOfMystery

 

"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

VOCALS: EchoOfMystery

 

“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. 



#1407 AJFOne23

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Posted July 16, 2018 - 04:23 PM

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LATEST UPDATE 7/16 - Mastodon Monday - Leviathan 2 pack

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VOCALS/BASS: PhantomBlade8

 

"Naked Burn" is one of the more beautiful pieces of Leviathan, a shifting, swaying exercise in orchestration and intelligible vox within a metal format.

 

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GUITAR/BASS: PhantomBlade8

 

Leviathan’s final track, “Joseph Merrick,” concludes not with bombastic drumming or shrieking vocals, but with a quiet, duet of guitars. As the full band joins in, a watery solo takes precedence, backed by the faint chords from a pipe organ. It’s a conclusion that mirrors its literary inspiration’s ending scenes: adrift on the waves, trying to comprehend the beautiful and terrible monstrosity just witnessed. The real Joseph Merrick, better known as “The Elephant Man,” was a soul afflicted by horrific deformity and pain, subject to the harsh scrutiny of the public’s eye. In many ways, Leviathan’s last song is a perfect finishing statement to both Mastodon’s second album, and the band itself. There’s a harshness to the music that is both repellant and irresistible, and has since generated a surprising amount of debate, analysis, and, most recently, vitriol. But it’s easy to forget the underlying humanity in the music, and how that humanity managed to influence over 10 years’ worth of new, badass rock ’n’ roll.



#1408 AJFOne23

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Posted July 17, 2018 - 03:08 AM

added preview videos for both Mastodon tunes thanks to Chainsaw Octopus



#1409 AJFOne23

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Posted July 18, 2018 - 07:36 PM

Thanks to Chase for the preview videos for some older releases :)

 

 



#1410 Mandrag

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Posted July 18, 2018 - 07:53 PM

Oh wow, that second video brings back memories from the glorious Apocalyptic April. What a blast that was, best April ever!

#1411 AJFOne23

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Posted July 19, 2018 - 06:13 AM

LATEST UPDATE 7/19 - The Guess Who - Moan for You Joe

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GUITAR: ghostbyob

BASS: bsbloom

VOCALS: EchoOfMystery

 

“Moan for You Joe” is a jazzy tune with odd timings and a an exceptional overall drumming performance by Peterson along fine guitar and piano work, especially an extended lead by Cummings. 



#1412 AJFOne23

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Posted July 20, 2018 - 01:23 PM

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LATEST UPDATE 7/20 - Frank Friday's - Muffin Man

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GUITAR: Kloporte

BASS: nsw1-6

VOCALS: EchoOfMystery

 

The "Muffin Man," which first appeared on Frank Zappa's Bongo Fury LP, is actually a two-part piece that was never performed that way. The first part, which works as some kind of prologue, follows a canvas similar to "Evelyn, A Modified Dog": same piano sound, same cheesy concert-hall playing topped by narration. The Muffin Man is preparing himself a muffin of his own design and tells listeners that, although some people prefer cupcakes, "there is naught nor ought there be nothing so exalted on the face of God's grey earth as that prince of foods...the muffin!" At that point the piece launches into a heavy rock riff. The chorus "Girl you thought he was a man/But he was a muffin" is a pretense for a guitar solo. But why a muffin, you may ask? A typical fundraiser item for churches, like cupcakes and pancake breakfasts (as in "St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast"), it embodies the politically correct suburban bourgeois life. The oddity of the "muffin man" image ensured the piece continuous appeal, which explains its inclusion on the "greatest-hits" album Strictly Commercial. In the prologue, the Muffin Man is sitting in the "Utility Muffin Research Kitchen," which was to later become the name of Zappa's home studio. The song title was also adopted by a tribute band, the Muffin Men.


#1413 AJFOne23

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Posted Yesterday

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LATEST UPDATE 7/21 - Soundgarden - Drawing Flies

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VOCALS: EchoOfMystery

 

“Drawing Flies” is another fast, drilling song by drummer Matt Cameron.



#1414 rcale

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YESSSSSS! Thank you all for this.

#1415 rezavakili

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Thanks for this triple rotation you got going, all the songs are real fun to play.





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