• Listen Dammit! II: Get Whitey by Frank Zappa

    14 Oct 2010, 22:35 by mensenkinderen

    This entry original appeared on my weblog on Friday, October 15 2010

    Sometimes one piece of music is enough to subsequently appreciate the complete oeuvre of an artist. Take "The Yellow Shark", for example. It was the last album released by Frank Zappa before his untimely death in 1993. It features transcriptions of various pieces for synclavier and original compositions performed by the Ensemble Modern. The album is a mixture of fan well-known favourites, like "Uncle Meat" and "G-Spot Tornado" and some pieces which are a bit "challenging to the ear"; "Times Beach II", "Pentagon Afternoon" and "Ruth Is Sleeping" to name a few.

    I first got the album when I was 12 or 13 years old and rented a lot of CDs at my local library, which was very small and had a dreadful audio collection.1 Strangely though, they had one CD by Zappa: "The Yellow Shark", which isn't his most famous release, but was the most recent at that time. …
  • Guess The Zappa Lyric Game

    12 Jun 2008, 06:59 by glassbottle

    I'm bored so I thought I'd kill an hour making a game. I'm gonna put all of my Frank Zappa tracks on random and for every song that is chosen I will take a line from. Anyone that wants to can guess what song the lyrics are from. I will skip instrumentals, Dialog only songs and bootlegs. EASY SONGS GET LESS LYRICS.

    I don't know how many people are going to try this but here we go:

    RED = Correct

    1. And all around
    At the side of the grave
    Stood Charlie's friends
    Who could not save
    This stupid girl
    From the way she behaved Answer =Any Downers?

    2. And all I ever really , wanted to do was
    Play the guitar 'n bend the string like
    Reent-toont-teent-toont-teenooneenoonee Answer =Outside Now

    3. Uhhh, Mike Scheller says his life is a mess
    Fritz Rau says asparagus Should only be consumed
    By people with a larger mouthAnswer =Shall We Take Ourselves Seriously?

    4. There's a bomb to blow yo mommy up
    A bomb for your daddy tooAnswer =Uncle Burnie's Farm

    5. His car's fucked up!