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  1. Sun Ra: Lanquidity Grant Green: Carryin’ On...

    Sun Ra: Lanquidity
    Grant Green: Carryin’ On
    Mothers of Invention: Burnt Weeny Sandwich
    Love: Love Story (CD1)
  2. Sticky: Trivia note: Cal Schenkel's cover collage was...

    Trivia note: Cal Schenkel's cover collage was originally intended for an Eric Dolphy release on the Moop label, a business partnership between Zappa and Alan Douglas that never got off the ground....
  3. Sticky: Zappa says it was "two London...

    Zappa says it was "two London policemen--bobbies." They had just escorted off a kid who had jumped onto the stage.
  4. And Forever Changes.

    And Forever Changes.
  5. Sticky: "Aybe Sea" is crap? "Igor's Boogie" nonsensical?...

    "Aybe Sea" is crap? "Igor's Boogie" nonsensical? Man, I'm afraid we cannot be friends.

    About that doo-wop: compare Zappa's cover to the original of "Valarie." Frank plays it straight, with a...
  6. Charles Mingus: Mingus Presents Mingus Jazz...

    Charles Mingus: Mingus Presents Mingus
    Jazz Crusaders: Lighthouse ‘68
    Grant Green: I Want to Hold Your Hand
    Frank Zappa: 200 Motels
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    He's Canadian, so he swears all the darn time.

    He's Canadian, so he swears all the darn time.
  8. Sticky: You do that. I'll be sharpening my knives. :p

    You do that. I'll be sharpening my knives. :p
  9. Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Birmingham) 1985 Yes:...

    Anthony Braxton: Quartet (Birmingham) 1985
    Yes: Fragile (Wislon remix)
    ELP: Trilogy
    Michael P. Dawson: Rats' Alley
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    Somewhat better than I would have expected. I...

    Somewhat better than I would have expected. I still wouldn't pay those ticket prices if they had JC Himself sitting in on "Jesus He Knows Me" (dude blows a mean harp, I hear).
  11. As long as he doesn't try to roger us all.

    As long as he doesn't try to roger us all.
  12. I first saw them in between those dates, in San...

    I first saw them in between those dates, in San Diego. They had a pretty wacky tour itinerary that kept coming back to California after jaunts in other parts of the country.
  13. What Roger wants, does Roger get?

    What Roger wants, does Roger get?
  14. Steve Hillage: Fish Rising Charles Ives: String...

    Steve Hillage: Fish Rising
    Charles Ives: String Quartet #1
    Stanley Clarke: Stanley Clarke
    Steeleye Span: Rocket Cottage
    Harry Belafonte: At Carnegie Hall
  15. I really must have some gin & tonics before that...

    I really must have some gin & tonics before that lime on my kitchen counter goes bad. Mustn't let it go to waste, you know.
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    Of course I know where the phrase comes from. But...

    Of course I know where the phrase comes from. But the Ides of March song is a blatantly obvious rehash of their one hit, with "Great Caesar's ghost" coming at exactly the same point in the...
  17. Klaus Schulze: Timewind Tomita: Snowflakes Are...

    Klaus Schulze: Timewind
    Tomita: Snowflakes Are Dancing
    Jon Hassell: Vernal Equinox
    Carla Bley: European Tour 1977
    Anthony Braxton: This Time…
  18. And such a silly word to use in the middle of all...

    And such a silly word to use in the middle of all that furious bile and anger. It really jars!
  19. Kinda sad though that ELP ended up doing tours...

    Kinda sad though that ELP ended up doing tours where they weren't the headliners. The last time I saw them was when they were supporting Jethro Tull in 1996. Not their finest hour, I'm afraid.
  20. Mahler: Symphony #8 (Kubelik) Roger Waters: Is...

    Mahler: Symphony #8 (Kubelik)
    Roger Waters: Is This the Life We Really Want?
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    I dig the slang in Stand on Zanzibar myself, not...

    I dig the slang in Stand on Zanzibar myself, not that anybody gives a pint of whaledreck.
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    This song has always cracked me the hell up....

    This song has always cracked me the hell up. Especially since the shout of "Great Caesar's ghost" is such a transparent echo of the "Great god in heaven" hook from "Vehicle."

    ...
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    GG likes to use swear words from the science...

    GG likes to use swear words from the science fiction TV show Farscape. Frell = fuck, dren = shit.
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    :up

    :up
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    Sorry, I'm still not used to excluding the UK...

    Sorry, I'm still not used to excluding the UK when I think of "Europe." Glad you're getting it, anyway!
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    Weird. Amazon US claims it is in stock, but...

    Weird. Amazon US claims it is in stock, but shipping from their UK store. Amazon UK says only two left in stock, and their price in £ is about the same figure as the US price in $. Still seems to be...
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    If the original BST had a weak point, it was Al...

    If the original BST had a weak point, it was Al Kooper's vocals, which were fine, just not terribly distinctive. With David Clayton Thomas they got a powerful singer (and a flamboyant showman) in the...
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    Stolen from TwentySmallCigars on the zappa.com...

    Stolen from TwentySmallCigars on the zappa.com forum. Looks fab, but a LOT of spoken word stuff.

    Frank Zappa - 200 Motels (6 CD/2 CD/LP) - 29 October 2021
    Frank Zappa’s “200 Motels” turns 50! In...
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    You're telling me!

    You're telling me!
  30. Mostly stuff that's already had...

    Mostly stuff that's already had official/standalone releases, I think. Presumably the CA Jam set will be the usual chopped-up mess.
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    The first BST album, the only one by the original...

    The first BST album, the only one by the original version of the band as guided by Al Kooper, is a solid masterpiece.
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    And yet to me, their single best song, certainly...

    And yet to me, their single best song, certainly the best of their hits, is on the otherwise not very noteworthy VI. Once in the '90s I spent an entire day in a daze of nostalgia after hearing...
  33. Gentle Giant: Octopus Focus: Focus 3 Roxy...

    Gentle Giant: Octopus
    Focus: Focus 3
    Roxy Music: Roxy Music
    King Crimson: Live at the Orpheum
    Magma: Kohntarkosz
    Henry Cow: Unrest
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    Hardly a shock there. Yes was commonly likened to...

    Hardly a shock there. Yes was commonly likened to CSNY for their vocal harmonies back in their early days.
  35. Paul Chambers: Bass on Top Charles Dodge:...

    Paul Chambers: Bass on Top
    Charles Dodge: Earth's Magnetic Field
    Kraftwerk: Ralf and Florian
    Peter Maxwell Davies: Vesalii Icones
  36. Win-win!

    Win-win!
  37. Jan Garbarek: Dis Rare Bird: As Your Mind Flies...

    Jan Garbarek: Dis
    Rare Bird: As Your Mind Flies By
    Leroy Jenkins: Space Minds, New Worlds, Survival of America
    Miles Davis: On the Corner
    Miles Davis: A Tribute to Jack Johnson
    Jacob Druckman:...
  38. The Who: Direct Hits (weird 1968 compilation of...

    The Who: Direct Hits (weird 1968 compilation of singles and B-sides that, contrary to the title, omits the likes of "My Generation" and "Magic Bus")
    Peter Hammill: A Black Box (I played the CD the...
  39. I have no time for anything that came after, and...

    I have no time for anything that came after, and I blow hot and cold on ATTW3, but except for the repulsive "Misunderstanding" I think Duke is really quite good.
  40. Very cool...I once got to meet Hovhaness shortly...

    Very cool...I once got to meet Hovhaness shortly before his death.

    Peter Hammill: A Black Box
    Lene Lovich: Flex
    Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble: Congliptious
    The Turtles Present the Battle of the...
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    Fripp and Wetton were both lefties playing...

    Fripp and Wetton were both lefties playing right-handed.
  42. Mothers of Invention: Cruising with Ruben & the...

    Mothers of Invention: Cruising with Ruben & the Jets (original vinyl)
    Peter Gabriel: So
    Khan: Space Shanty
    Miles Davis: Bags Groove
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    That's assuming the rumor I heard isn't true,...

    That's assuming the rumor I heard isn't true, that this will consist entirely of alternates and related recordings, while the actual released album remains out of the Zappa Trust's hands. Sounds...
  44. Marion Brown: Geechee Recollections/Sweet Earth...

    Marion Brown: Geechee Recollections/Sweet Earth Flying (he would have been 90 today)
    Mike Keneally: Scambot 2
    Gryphon: Raindance
  45. Harry Partch: Delusion of the Fury Holst: The...

    Harry Partch: Delusion of the Fury
    Holst: The Planets (Stokowski)
    Max Neuhaus: Electronics & Percussion
    Anthony Braxton: Seven Compositions, 1978

    (Currently reading the Braxton...
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    I always thought "Presto Vivace" was Eddie...

    I always thought "Presto Vivace" was Eddie showing what he learned from Zappa.
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    LOL!

    LOL!
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    I saw that twice, on two separate Tull tours the...

    I saw that twice, on two separate Tull tours the same year: in the spring, on the final leg of the Heavy Horses/Bursting Out tour, and in the fall, on the Stormwatch tour. What particularly sticks in...
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    You've got to follow your nose.

    You've got to follow your nose.
  50. Michael Mantler: Movies Messiaen: La...

    Michael Mantler: Movies
    Messiaen: La Transfiguration de Notre Seigneur Jésus-Christ
    Music of Edgar Varèse (Robert Craft)
  51. I'm a Gemini, myself, so either way.

    I'm a Gemini, myself, so either way.
  52. All I know of Whitesnake is having seen them open...

    All I know of Whitesnake is having seen them open for Jethro Tull in 1980. Could never understand how a band that included Jon Lord (who was completely inaudible), Ian Paice, and the bass player from...
  53. Alice Coltrane: World Galaxy Family: Music in a...

    Alice Coltrane: World Galaxy
    Family: Music in a Doll’s House
    Gentle Giant: The Power and the Glory
    Catherine Ribeiro & Alpes: Paix
    Ikue Mori, Brian Marsella, Sae Hashimoto: Archipelago X...
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    God'll getcha for that.

    God'll getcha for that.
  55. Ralph Towner & Gary Burton: Matchbook Morton...

    Ralph Towner & Gary Burton: Matchbook
    Morton Subotnick: Until Spring
    Faust: IV
    Bach: Easter Oratorio
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    Florida, the mom on Good Times, was Maude's...

    Florida, the mom on Good Times, was Maude's housekeeper.
  57. :rofl Lightning strikes Thijs, er, twice!

    :rofl Lightning strikes Thijs, er, twice!
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    Ade, izzat you? ...

    Ade, izzat you?

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/BLwAAOSwlPxalw1T/s-l300.jpg
  59. The band coming in on that maj7 chord sounds SO...

    The band coming in on that maj7 chord sounds SO schmaltzy. And the ascending guitar figure that leads up to it and recurs throughout the song sounds more like a scale exercise than a riff. There are...
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    I never noticed before how many BB titles the...

    I never noticed before how many BB titles the Stones have in their catalog: Black and Blue, Between the Buttons, Beggars Banquet, Bridges to Babylon, A Bigger Bang.
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