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What rock music are you listening to? Non-Jazz, Non-Classical.

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Having listened to three of the five discs of unreleased material in the Hot Rats set, I must report that I, a devoted Zappa consumer, am finding the set inessential.  It was with great interest that I sat down with this set, but soon found my interest waning and my frustration mounting.  I'm finding the knick knacks and gee gaws that the Zappa estate includes in some of their multi disc sets useless at best.  The chances are better than good that I will never even look at the board game included in this set  I'm guessing that this set could be boiled down to a nice two disc set that would have included the original mix and the more generally listenable tracks.  So far, iam not feeling inclined to compile a single disc playlist from this sprawling mess.

Needless to say, my opinions are subject to change....

 

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On 12/31/2019 at 9:35 AM, Jim Duckworth said:

Having listened to three of the five discs of unreleased material in the Hot Rats set, I must report that I, a devoted Zappa consumer, am finding the set inessential.  It was with great interest that I sat down with this set, but soon found my interest waning and my frustration mounting.  I'm finding the knick knacks and gee gaws that the Zappa estate includes in some of their multi disc sets useless at best.  The chances are better than good that I will never even look at the board game included in this set  I'm guessing that this set could be boiled down to a nice two disc set that would have included the original mix and the more generally listenable tracks.  So far, iam not feeling inclined to compile a single disc playlist from this sprawling mess.

Needless to say, my opinions are subject to change....

 

Pretty much agree here ... unfortunately. Two-three disks max would have been reasonable.

On 12/31/2019 at 7:53 PM, felser said:

JIm Duckworth and I match up well taste-wise, so look forward to getting his thoughts, but right now I'm a pretty solid "no" as far as laying out that kind of money for it, and your feedback further strengthens that decision, thanks.

Yep. 

On 12/31/2019 at 7:26 AM, Brad said:

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I picked that up when it was released and hated it at first - sloppy! But the more I listened the better it seemed, especially the energy of the times. It's not Bless It's Pointed Little Head (one of the best live albums of its day), but a reasonable companion piece.

FWIW, I had an opportunity to hang out with Jorma several years ago and asked him what he thought about Pointed Little Head and he said it was some if his favorite Airplane music.

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2 hours ago, BFrank said:

I picked that up when it was released and hated it at first - sloppy! But the more I listened the better it seemed, especially the energy of the times. It's not Bless It's Pointed Little Head (one of the best live albums of its day), but a reasonable companion piece.

FWIW, I had an opportunity to hang out with Jorma several years ago and asked him what he thought about Pointed Little Head and he said it was some if his favorite Airplane music.

Pretty neat that you were able to hang out with him. I agree that it’s a little sloppy or maybe just as good as their studio performances, e.g., White Rabbit. For some reason I don’t have Pointed Little Head. Probably had it at some point years ago. 

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10 hours ago, BFrank said:

I picked that up when it was released and hated it at first - sloppy! But the more I listened the better it seemed, especially the energy of the times. It's not Bless It's Pointed Little Head (one of the best live albums of its day), but a reasonable companion piece.

I have to spin BIPLH one of these days, I have a nice original pressing of that.

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Great sound given the age and locale.  Excellent music, well worth the investment.

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10 hours ago, felser said:

Great sound given the age and locale.  Excellent music, well worth the investment.

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1,000%

My favorite set of the year ... or MORE

On 1/2/2020 at 7:03 PM, Brad said:

Pretty neat that you were able to hang out with him. I agree that it’s a little sloppy or maybe just as good as their studio performances, e.g., White Rabbit. For some reason I don’t have Pointed Little Head. Probably had it at some point years ago. 

I went to his guitar camp at the Fur Peace Ranch in southern Ohio a couple of times. Fun experience and great to hang with him and Jack and whoever else is teaching that weekend. But it's not cheap, and getting there from SF is challenging. As much as i enjoyed it, I realized I could learn a lot more and for much less money here in SF. Still ... I might go again one of these days

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Favorite song of the moment.

 

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I stumbled across the group Electric Six a while ago.  The lyrics are often pretty droll (probably not that different from Jack Black's Tenacious D).  I think the album that hangs together the best is I Shall Exterminate Everything Around Me...

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Bobby Bare - This Is Bare Country (United Artists LP)
Compilation of tracks from Bare's Mercury LPs.
 

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36 minutes ago, felser said:

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Been listening to Plant's Digging Deep podcast lately and his discussion about this album (and "Monkey" in particular) was pretty interesting. The whole series is worth a listen, actually.

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12 minutes ago, BFrank said:

Eli and The Thirteenth Confession

Incredible writer and singer.

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6 minutes ago, felser said:

Incredible writer and singer.

Absolutely! I haven't listened to her in a long time, but I heard this tune by Terry Callier this morning and she immediately came to mind.

 

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2 hours ago, BFrank said:

Absolutely! I haven't listened to her in a long time, but I heard this tune by Terry Callier this morning and she immediately came to mind.

 

Callier's another of my favorites, especially "Dancing Girl" from 'What Color is Love'.  Great Charles Stepney arrangements on his three early 70's Cadet albums.  The cut you have noted is also great.

 

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24 minutes ago, felser said:

Callier's another of my favorites, especially "Dancing Girl" from 'What Color is Love'.  Great Charles Stepney arrangements on his three early 70's Cadet albums.  The cut you have noted is also great.

 

That IS an interesting tune! I've found Callier to be a real enigma. He does stuff like this, but also has that folk/jazz side, and Ordinary Joe is totally different from both.

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