The Mother's line-up is one of the most impressive with Duke, Ponty, the Underwoods spouses and the Fowler brothers. A glimpse into the history behind these two monumental albums. Sadly; three and a half stars out of five. At least Gail gets some camera time and knows how to use it. The Fleetwood Mac episode of this series goes so far, for so long it's overwhelming! Fairly short, but worth the money.
Mastered by , Mastering, 2013. This album's radio time was mostly due to the request of male sex-hungry teenagers not tiring of Zappa's delirium and lunacy, which is exactly what Frank was hoping for. I got into Zappa while in high school in the late 70's and early 80's. But this one just doesn't feel complete. Zappa truly was a colossal talent and is missed. Special mention here is offered for the contribution of the very talented Dweezil Zappa who deserves an honorary doctorate as a musicologist.
In the video, he sits at the mixing console and solos tracks hidden in back of the mix that reveal nuances of Frank's orchestrating genius. The feet from under the grapefruit seem very wicked witch of the east, elludes to fantasy. Mastered by , Gateway Mastering, 2012. Let me preface my remarks by saying that most of the negative reviews here were written by people who were expecting lots of concert footage. The fire extinguisher symbolizes the completion of the act of intercourse, and even the frame is a sexual fantasy, starting off in gold and going to rot.
We'll never know, but this look at his life and the workings of one of the many talented bands he assembled is worth every little penny I paid. As ever the programme uses interviews, musical demonstrations, rare archive and home movie footage plus live performances to tell the story behind the conception and recording of these groundbreaking albums. Rather than being the idiot bastard son sorry, couldn't resist , Dweezil has mastered his father's guitar style, and has clearly developed a very sophisticated grasp of the instrument that Frank gets little credit for being a true pioneer with - the multitrack recording console. Indeed, that enjoyment, also evident in the silly wordplay, suggests that Zappa is throwing his juvenile crassness in the face of critical expectation, asserting his right to follow his muse even if it leads him into blatant stupidity ironic or otherwise. I read the label and online description and received exactly what I expected. Zappa's music and the reasons we love it are often misunderstood.
This is the other complete classic and crowd fave Zappa and Mothers second incarnation 70's album along with Sheik Yerbouti, outside the Hot Rats series especially in those years. There's no reason not to expect greatness. When looking through the pics, it prompted me to think that there is so much meaning in this work of Art — the question is what is it? The bulk of the show is given over to interview footage with bandmembers who played on the albums or with at other times -- , , , , , , , , and -- and with family members including Zappa's wife and his children , , and Ahmet Zappa. I have also read that there is much fallacy , e. The 50-minute documentary is long on appreciation and short on narrative, as various observers praise and comment on various aspects of his career and music. Matrix bold characters are stamped Side1: -27809- P.
And just like the music therein, the cover of Over-Nite Sensation is absolutely packed with fun details. The space we're looking at is in a true perspective, but they're in a mirror and the object on the viewer's side are in reverse. Indeed, Overnight Sensation is maybe the Zappa album that got the most radio airplay and almost every song is a classic known by a wide public. Lots of concert clips from that era and information about how Frank operated, approached writing and expectations of his band. Zappa fans will appreciate the program and gain many insights into some of his most popular music. Little surprise that the latter three songs owe much of their fame to the overtly sexual-oriented lyrics that were over-played by post-puberty and under-experienced young males. First impression is inside the room of a roadie.
Maybe it's because Frank is so very different and dead, that they were unable to completely capture the essence of what these recording sessions were all about. Anyway, the illustration credit goes to David McMacken, whose name is on the little plaque at the bottom of the painting. Click for a larger version. Only a handful of songs from Overnite Sensation and Apostrophe are covered here, and only fleetingly in most cases. I'm The Slime 3:34 03.
If you like or love Zappa's music, then this is a must-see look at two albums that represent one of the many plateaus he and his bands reached during his all-to-short life. Never Mind The Bollocks Classic Album is chock full of info and depth. Source: Original 1973 Analog Master. Interviews with Frank, the late George Duke, Steve Vai and many others including Dweezil and Moon. Source: Original 1973 Analog Master. Albums like Apostrophe and Overnight Sensation were perhaps the most accessible of his recordings and while they have plenty of virtuosity and compositional brilliance, those who don't listen profoundly may simply hear the silly humor, and never grasp the larger context of the attitude behind that humor.