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Frank Zappa did release the Piquantique CD and, according to its notes, the recording has at least part of the 21 August 1973 Stockholm concert (including at least part of “Dupree’s Paradise”).  Zappa experts can probably provide more details about Piquantique.  The CD was part of Zappa's “Beat the Boots” effort:


"Beat the Boots is a collection of bootleg recordings of performances by Frank Zappa which were originally distributed illegally but were released officially by Rhino Entertainment in 1991 as part of Zappa's campaign to dissuade his fans from buying illegal recordings of his concerts. The recordings were available as individual CDs and as an CDs, LPs or cassette box set."

 

Some details are here:

https://www.discogs.com/Frank-Zappa-Mothers-Piquantique-Stockholm-1973/release/1180047

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Release date June 18:

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Posted (edited)

Don't care.

edit to say I  really, really don't give a shit.

Edited by Chuck Nessa

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3 hours ago, Chuck Nessa said:

 I  really, really don't give a shit.

That's a Zappa song, right?

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4 hours ago, Chuck Nessa said:

I  really, really don't give a shit.

He did.

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5 hours ago, rostasi said:

He did.

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I had that photo on my wall as a young youth. 

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The 5 songs I would recommend...

WPLJ

Dog Breath In The Year Of The Plague

Mystery Roach

San Ber'dino

The Gumbo Variations

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19 hours ago, mjzee said:

Release date June 18:

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I’m very interested in this. Zappa is some of the only rock music that holds any interest for me.

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It's a shame this band imploded before the scheduled end of the tour. Zappa's guitar playing was getting better and better (it was sort of hesitant at the beginning of the tour but his last '88 concert in Genoa had him playing beautifully - see "Outside Now" from "Broadway the Hard Way" or "After Dinner Smoker" from "Trance-Fusion") and the band was getting increasingly loose with improvisations. But well, as the man said, touring can make you crazy.       

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I saw Zappa 3 or 4 times in concert between 1974 and 1984, I would have attended the 1988 Atlanta concert if the band hadn't self-destructed in Europe. I can't think of any rock musician who got so much out of his instrumentalists and the ability to switch gears mid-concert into different arrangements on the fly was unusual. 

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I saw FZ in Cleveland on this tour and I'm pretty sure he didn't play a note of guitar all night. Was an amazing gig though.

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On 4/27/2021 at 10:35 PM, Chuck Nessa said:

Don't care.

edit to say I  really, really don't give a shit.

then why comment? or even click on the thread? 

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34 minutes ago, GregK said:

then why comment? or even click on the thread? 

Because he was spectacularly nasty to me, Roscoe Mitchell and Lester Bowie when we met with him in the late '60s. My blood starts to boil when I see his name.

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I'm still trying to figure out what would make putting a poster up on my wall of a naked man taking a dump seem like an attractive thing to have.

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42 minutes ago, JSngry said:

I'm still trying to figure out what would make putting a poster up on my wall of a naked man taking a dump seem like an attractive thing to have.

I am no longer able to explain it to you. It made sense to me at the time.

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1 hour ago, Chuck Nessa said:

Because he was spectacularly nasty to me, Roscoe Mitchell and Lester Bowie when we met with him in the late '60s. My blood starts to boil when I see his name.

He always seemed like an arsehole in interviews, so I'm not surprised.

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Zappa had little patience with interviewers who didn't do their homework or asked stupid questions. He got a kick out of my recognizing his quote of "Hallelujah, I'm a Bum" in his song "Rhymin' Man" ("Nobody knows that song!") and that I told him it was a parody of the hymn "Revive Us Again." But our station soundboard did not have sufficient volume for a phone interview in 1989, so I caught hell about that issue, even though I had no control over it, being a mere volunteer program producer at the time. Frankly, I had more problems dealing with Herb Ellis and Ruby Braff being a bit too full of themselves compared to Zappa, I erased the Ellis interview without bothering to hear it.

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7 hours ago, Ken Dryden said:

Zappa had little patience with interviewers who didn't do their homework or asked stupid questions. He got a kick out of my recognizing his quote of "Hallelujah, I'm a Bum" in his song "Rhymin' Man" ("Nobody knows that song!") and that I told him it was a parody of the hymn "Revive Us Again." But our station soundboard did not have sufficient volume for a phone interview in 1989, so I caught hell about that issue, even though I had no control over it, being a mere volunteer program producer at the time. Frankly, I had more problems dealing with Herb Ellis and Ruby Braff being a bit too full of themselves compared to Zappa, I erased the Ellis interview without bothering to hear it.

Herb Ellis could be a real dick. He called the luthier that made both of my guitars, and told him he'd play one of his guitars, if he gave him it for free. The luthier told him to go screw himself.

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44 minutes ago, sgcim said:

Herb Ellis could be a real dick. He called the luthier that made both of my guitars, and told him he'd play one of his guitars, if he gave him it for free. The luthier told him to go screw himself.

have you heard the story aobut how sanana hooked up with paul reed smith- very similar-- PRS was desparete to get a guitar santana to try and carlos was like no way 1,000 times then finally he was like all fine, ill try your guitar, and he tried it in concert for 10 seconds and took it off and PRS was like let me tweak the pickups and it will be perfect and hes all no. and PRS begged him and santana was like- fine.  then santana loved the guitar and told PRS i'm keeping it but not paying you and PRS didnt tell him this but it was actually Howard Leese's guitar so PRS had to beg carlos to get it back with promise of a new even better one, then he recorded the entire Zeebop album on it

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Can't be the Zebop album as it was recorded before PRS started making guitars. . . .

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18 hours ago, chewy-chew-chew-bean-benitez said:

have you heard the story aobut how sanana hooked up with paul reed smith- very similar-- PRS was desparete to get a guitar santana to try and carlos was like no way 1,000 times then finally he was like all fine, ill try your guitar, and he tried it in concert for 10 seconds and took it off and PRS was like let me tweak the pickups and it will be perfect and hes all no. and PRS begged him and santana was like- fine.  then santana loved the guitar and told PRS i'm keeping it but not paying you and PRS didnt tell him this but it was actually Howard Leese's guitar so PRS had to beg carlos to get it back with promise of a new even better one, then he recorded the entire Zeebop album on it

It's funny everyone was raving about PRS guitars years ago, and a student of mine ran out and bought the Santana model. It was a POS.

Then I tried other PRS models and they were fine. Maybe the Santana model had the old pickup in it.

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