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  1. Countless indeed, but Brain Salad Surgery...

    Countless indeed, but Brain Salad Surgery wouldn't be on that list. It belongs to the separate category of albums with title tracks that don't appear on the album itself (Gentle Giant The Power and...
  2. It's "Carry On Wayward Son" minus the cool guitar...

    It's "Carry On Wayward Son" minus the cool guitar riff.
  3. That and "Friends" are the only tracks on the...

    That and "Friends" are the only tracks on the album that I really like. And "Friends" is probably the least Gentle Gianty thing they ever recorded.
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    https://st4.depositphotos.com/1003525/21668/i/450/...

    https://st4.depositphotos.com/1003525/21668/i/450/depositphotos_216687596-stock-photo-female-hand-pointing-isolated-white.jpg
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    I for one love all that early stuff, even the...

    I for one love all that early stuff, even the really goofy tracks. I'll nominate "We Are Hungry Men."
  6. The Red photos were taken by Gered Mankowitz....

    The Red photos were taken by Gered Mankowitz. That David Cross shot is credited to Willie Christie.
  7. Was hoping for "Jaded Strumpet." (Not...

    Was hoping for "Jaded Strumpet."

    (Not really.)
  8. Fairport Convention supported Tull on the 1987...

    Fairport Convention supported Tull on the 1987 tour (and joined them onstage for "Skating Away"). In 1988 it was "Fairport Friends" supporting Tull, which was basically the duo of Simon Nicol and Ric...
  9. After Maart joined Peggy in Jethro Tull, I asked...

    After Maart joined Peggy in Jethro Tull, I asked Ric Sanders if he was going to join also. He replied, "They couldn't afford me."
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    Buy Jon's record so he can afford window screens.

    Buy Jon's record so he can afford window screens.
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    The songbook version is in the original key(s) as...

    The songbook version is in the original key(s) as heard on both Foxtrot and Seconds Out, although most of what you have interpreted as C is actually A minor, and although the notes are right the...
  12. Oh man, I know the one you mean. Love Dagmar.

    Oh man, I know the one you mean. Love Dagmar.
  13. Great info, thank you.

    Great info, thank you.
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    Cool, thanks for the link. One interesting point...

    Cool, thanks for the link. One interesting point is that Allan Williams mentions that Ringo had recently joined the Beatles when the tape was made. This contradicts the story that was put out when...
  15. ^ Sally's brother?

    ^ Sally's brother?
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    ...you'll turn blue. ...

    ...you'll turn blue.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d4/9e/0c/d49e0c15536865b7aefe896ad328f3ba.jpg
  17. ^ Where the heck did that SAOTW cover come from?

    ^ Where the heck did that SAOTW cover come from?
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    Not sure if I want to hear this, but how much of...

    Not sure if I want to hear this, but how much of it did they do? Which part[s]?
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    Very astute comment, Renate, as the whole album...

    Very astute comment, Renate, as the whole album is based on the science fiction novel Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner. Yes, I play the woodwinds--tenor sax and bass clarinet on this track.
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    Taster from my just-released CD, The Hipcrime...

    Taster from my just-released CD, The Hipcrime Vocab.

    https://soundcloud.com/michael-p-dawson/tracking-with-closeups
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    Der Atem meiner Katze reicht wie Katzenfutter.

    Der Atem meiner Katze reicht wie Katzenfutter.
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    14122 Now getting back on public transit is...

    14122

    Now getting back on public transit is going to be a trip in and of itself, schizoid face mask or none. I haven't been on the bus since this whole disaster began. I hear that on the local...
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    DGM has made 'em; I'm expecting one if they ever...

    DGM has made 'em; I'm expecting one if they ever get around to shipping my order.
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    ...which coincidentally is the title of the next...

    ...which coincidentally is the title of the next Zappa archival release.
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    I've always been especially fond of Ralf and...

    I've always been especially fond of Ralf and Florian, which is a transitional album between the avant-garde experiments of the first two albums and the emerging synth-pop of Autobahn. Very fun album.
  26. That was very nice, but wake me when he does a...

    That was very nice, but wake me when he does a remake of Atom Heart Mother.
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    Well, Paul has always claimed that that was a...

    Well, Paul has always claimed that that was a drug song, though I'm not at all sure I believe him.
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    I've had Sillons de la Terre and Les Poumons...

    I've had Sillons de la Terre and Les Poumons Gonfles since back in the day, and I picked up a vinyl reissue of the first album a couple of years ago. But I just recently realized that I didn't own...
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    The only thing about Joe's Garage is that I think...

    The only thing about Joe's Garage is that I think Zappa should have released it as a 3-LP set to begin with rather than as two separate albums released two months apart. When Act I was released I...
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    One of my all-time favorites. Even when I was a...

    One of my all-time favorites. Even when I was a kid, hearing that song on the Beatles cartoon show, those lyrics hit me like a ton of bricks.
  31. That does it--guitar groups are on the way out.

    That does it--guitar groups are on the way out.
  32. They would like you to dance.

    They would like you to dance.
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    You don't think "I'm your sword of light...

    You don't think "I'm your sword of light tonight/Going to scorch you deep inside" is as sexy as they think it is?
  34. Awesome!

    Awesome!
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    If you have a DVD player or computer with a...

    If you have a DVD player or computer with a DVD-capable drive, it will play DVD-A.
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    That sequence corrected: Roxy—The Soundtrack...

    That sequence corrected:

    Roxy—The Soundtrack (CD, Zappa Records EAGDV050/CD, October 30, 2015) #102
    Road Tapes, Venue #3 (2CD, Vaulternative Records/Zappa Records/UME VR 2016-1, May 27, 2016)...
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    How do you know he hasn't been wearing it all...

    How do you know he hasn't been wearing it all along, under that suit?
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    Great conversation, and I was tickled by the name...

    Great conversation, and I was tickled by the name check!
  39. I doubt if my one living uncle has ever heard of...

    I doubt if my one living uncle has ever heard of Jethro Tull.
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    They advance masked.

    They advance masked.
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    The bigger the headache, the bigger the pill. ...

    The bigger the headache, the bigger the pill.

    (Triscuits Inc. assumes no responsibility for consumers who attempt to ingest elaborately packaged Frank Zappa box sets.)
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    Well, there is a pin, which is a lot easier to...

    Well, there is a pin, which is a lot easier to swallow than a Halloween costume or a manhole cover.

    (Legal disclaimer: do not swallow the pin.)
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    Like a mudshark beanie baby?

    Like a mudshark beanie baby?
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    Sixty smackers. For a while there after Ahmet...

    Sixty smackers. For a while there after Ahmet took over, things like Meat Light, Little Dots, and the Roxy box were coming out at very attractive price points. Looks like those days are over.
    ...
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    It took exactly a month to make its way across...

    It took exactly a month to make its way across the pond--postmarked April 6--but it arrived today!
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    Terrific album, and certainly their proggiest, or...

    Terrific album, and certainly their proggiest, or at least their most experimental. Dave Greenfield actually was a big Yes fan.
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    It only just occurred to me that the title of...

    It only just occurred to me that the title of this album is also the name of a Jon (and Vangelis) song.
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    Dance of the Sugar Plum Fripps.

    Dance of the Sugar Plum Fripps.
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    I'm almost tempted to re-buy the Coltrane one...

    I'm almost tempted to re-buy the Coltrane one because it's the only one that I don't have in the metal spine format.
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    Well, it was new to me, so thanks for posting!

    Well, it was new to me, so thanks for posting!
  51. It's a fake. ...

    It's a fake.

    https://s3.amazonaws.com/factmag-images/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Screen-Shot-2017-04-10-at-4.40.54-PM.png
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    ^ You'd better get a bigger alligator.

    ^ You'd better get a bigger alligator.
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    Kelly, so sorry for your loss.

    Kelly, so sorry for your loss.
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    I was not aware of that. I generally think of...

    I was not aware of that. I generally think of Uzed as my favorite, with Ceux de Dehors also having a special place because it was the first thing I heard by them. But all their albums are fantastic,...
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    I got a shipping notice on April 5, FWIW.

    I got a shipping notice on April 5, FWIW.
  56. Subtle call-back: the music in the split screen...

    Subtle call-back: the music in the split screen cold open of this week's episode was an instrumental version of "Somethin' Stupid," the song used during the cold open of the episode titled "Something...
  57. Try this, if you dare. (And if you don't value...

    Try this, if you dare. (And if you don't value your eyesight.) http://chalkhills.org/articles/Zolo1997.html
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    Hasn't started yet? Sheesh, he's had six and a...

    Hasn't started yet? Sheesh, he's had six and a half years since volume one was published--he'd better get cracking. According to an interview I saw recently, he expects to be in his mid-70s by the...
  59. Good one. Not only still kicking, but incredibly...

    Good one. Not only still kicking, but incredibly active at 86. He was supposed to be touring Australia this month, but of course the shows were cancelled.
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    Probably an eastern garter snake. Their...

    Probably an eastern garter snake. Their color/pattern is highly variable.
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