Board 8 > The Frank Zappa Appreciation Topic! Part 10.2

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SmartMuffin
11/30/19 10:35:48 AM
#101:


cool

I listened to YCDTOSA Vol 2 at work the other day. Even better than I remember! Great album/show.
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Mr Lasastryke
12/01/19 11:12:05 AM
#102:


Oh yeah, YCDTOSA 2 is truly one of the best Zappa albums.
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Mr Lasastryke
12/01/19 6:40:54 PM
#103:


back!

it was good but not the best dweezil show i've seen. detailed thoughts coming later.
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KeepAnEyeOut
12/02/19 9:32:02 PM
#104:


Hey, I remembered this being an ongoing topic here and thought I'd ask: What are 10 or so essential post-Hot Rats Zappa albums? I never explored much of his work past his '60s output.
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Mr Lasastryke
12/03/19 3:35:16 AM
#105:


Oh geez. In order of release...

The Grand Wazoo
Over-Nite Sensation
Apostrophe (')
Roxy & Elsewhere
One Size Fits All
Zappa in New York
Sheik Yerbouti
Joe's Garage
You Are What You Is
You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore Vol. 2: The Helsinki Concert
Make a Jazz Noise Here
Lther


That's twelve!

It's pretty much universally agreed upon that those first eight albums are essential. But after Joe's Garage, it gets more subjective, as many Zappa fans would argue that that was "his last masterpiece." You could take out two of those albums and replace them with Jazz from Hell and The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life but these are just the albums I decided to go with.
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KeepAnEyeOut
12/03/19 2:40:00 PM
#106:


Nice, thanks!
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TheCodeisBosco
12/03/19 5:04:16 PM
#107:


Lasa's list is excellent. I'll add that Bongo Fury, Philly '76 and You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 6 are perfection in my eyes, as well. In fact, Bongo Fury is my favorite album outright - by anyone!
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SmartMuffin
12/03/19 5:56:07 PM
#108:


If I had to keep it super short, I'd say the absolute essentials are Over-Nite Sensation, Apostrophe, Bongo Fury, Chunga's Revenge, and Joe's Garage.
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Mr Lasastryke
12/04/19 3:26:55 AM
#109:


I wouldn't say Bongo Fury is essential at all tbqh. I like it, but from a Zappa/Captain Beefheart collaboration album, I expect more. I think both of them have made way better albums on their own.

YCDTOSA 6 is my favorite volume after 2, but beside all the excellent stuff on there, there's also a lot of filler. Like, "The Madison Panty-Sniffing Festival" and "Make a Sex Noise" aren't exactly tracks I go back to often >_>

Philly 76 is awesome but it felt weird to put any of the posthumous albums on an "essential albums" list. (Lther doesn't count as Frank did make that album before he died - he just didn't release it.)

Chunga's Revenge is a great choice and I considered putting it on the list, but it was a "kill your darlings" situation. I think the other albums I listed were just a bit more significant to the Zappa canon.
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Mr Lasastryke
12/13/19 9:32:19 PM
#110:


bump

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SmartMuffin
12/14/19 6:49:35 PM
#111:


when are we getting those detailed thoughts on the Dweezil show???

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