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The Drum Nation (I & II)

Drum Nation Volume 1 features the Worldís Greatest Drummers performing with ensembles or solo. Terry Bozzio; Bill Bruford; Steve Smit...

quarta-feira, 29 de julho de 2015

500 Greatest Songs of All Time


A lista das "500 melhores canções de todos os tempos" (Originalmente 500 Greatest Songs of All Time) foi feita em 2004 pela revista norte-americana Rolling Stone e publicada em novembro de 2005. A escolha foi baseada na votação de 172 músicos, críticos, e pessoas ligadas a indústria da música. Assim como outras inúmeras listas existentes, as escolhas causam controvérsias e muito debate em vários círculos. A lista é composta predominantemente por artistas norte-americanos e britânicos, sendo 357 dos Estados Unidos e 117 do Reino Unido. Segundo a lista mais atual, publicada em 2009, a musica mais recente é "Moment of Surrender" (#160) do U2, do ano de 2009. Com 23 canções, os Beatles estão em primeiro lugar em número de canções na lista. Eles são seguidos pelos Rolling Stones com 14 canções; Bob Dylan com 12; Elvis Presley 11; The Beach Boys 9; U2 8; Jimi Hendrix 7; Chuck Berry; James Brown; Prince; Led Zeppelin e Sly & the Family Stone 6; Elton John; Ray Charles 5; e Pink Floyd, David Bowie, Marvin Gaye, Nirvana e Aretha Franklin com 4 canções.



Top 10:  As dez canções melhor posicionadas segundo a publicação:

01 "Like A Rolling Stone", Bob Dylan
02 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", The Rolling Stones
03 "Imagine", John Lennon
04 "What's Going On", Marvin Gaye
05 "Respect", Aretha Franklin
06 "Good Vibrations", The Beach Boys
07 "Johnny B. Goode", Chuck Berry
08 "Hey Jude", The Beatles
09 "Smells Like Teen Spirit", Nirvana
10"What'd I Say", Ray Charles

Estatísticas: A lista é composta na maior parte de artistas americanos e britânicos.

357 são dos EUA;
117 do Reino Unido.
O terceiro país mais representado é a República da Irlanda com doze canções, depois vem o Canadá com dez. A lista só inclui uma canção não cantada na língua inglesa, "La Bamba" de Ritchie Valens e só três canções do Século XXI.

A canção mais recente da lista é o sucesso Irlandês, de 2009, do U2: "Moment of Surrender" (160º lugar).

O conjunto com mais canções é:
The Beatles, com 23 canções na lista.
O único artista ocupando dois lugares no top 10 é:

John Lennon (solo, 3º lugar, e com o grupo, The Beatles, 8º lugar).
Entre outros conjuntos com múltiplas canções, encontram-se:

Bob Dylan (treze canções)
Rolling Stones (doze canções)
Elvis Presley (onze canções)
U2 (oito canções)
The Beach Boys (sete)
Jimi Hendrix (sete)

E, os demais que tem seis canções cada:

Chuck Berry
James Brown
Prince
Led Zeppelin
Sly & The Family Stone

A lista vai mudando a medida que são realizadas novas pesquisas. É lógico que não concordo com a maioria, mas assim caminha a humanidade...




A great song doesn't attempt to be anything — it just is.
By Jay-Z

When you hear a great song, you can think of where you were when you first heard it, the sounds, the smells. It takes the emotions of a moment and holds it for years to come. It transcends time. A great song has all the key elements — melody; emotion; a strong statement that becomes part of the lexicon; and great production. Think of "Bohemian Rhapsody," by Queen. That song had everything — different melodies, opera, R&B, rock — and it explored all of those different genres in an authentic way, where it felt natural. When I'm writing a song that I know is going to work, it's a feeling of euphoria. It's how a basketball player must feel when he starts hitting every shot, when you're in that zone. As soon as you start, you get that magic feeling, an extra feeling. Songs like that come out in five minutes; if I work on them more than, say, 20 minutes, they're probably not going to work. When I was starting out, I was just trying to tell stories. I wasn't thinking about melodies. Then I started to marry storytelling with every­thing I was learning from all these other great records: the great writers like Babyface and Lionel Richie; Rakim's technique and syncopation; Dre's whole package on the Chronic albums; Quincy Jones, the greatest producer of all time; Rick Rubin, who's not too far behind because of all his genre-jumping. Technology has caused the songwriting process to lose some of the magic. A lot of times now, people working on a song aren't in the same room. Imagine if Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones hadn't been in the same room! Those records would have been totally different. I've had times when I changed one word because of something that somebody said in the studio, and it changed the whole song. It's so important to have other people in the room, vibing, saying, "No, this part is good, put that there." I spend a lot of time fighting myself to stay out of the way of a great song. It's hard for me to leave a song alone, in its natural state. I want it to have that mass appeal, but once I start trying to push it too far, you can feel that something isn't right. When you can hear what a writer is trying to do, it's like watching a dancer and seeing him counting his steps. Music is emotional — if you're singing that you're in love with somebody but it doesn't really feel like you are, people can tell. Some of my best songs aren't the biggest ones. A song like "Can I Live" is so full of emotion to me — it was better than "Hard Knock Life" or "Empire State of Mind," but it lacked that accessibility. ­Michael Jackson's Off the Wall album may not have been bigger than Thriller, but the songs had better melodies. But when a phrase gets stuck in your head like a great melody and becomes part of everyday culture, that's when it can become something great. When your music signifies a time in the culture or continues on in everyday life, like "Say It Loud — I'm Black and I'm Proud" or "A Change Is Gonna Come." Or when something like "Bling Bling" even makes it into the dictionary. Then you know you've done your job.




The Songs







Este negócio deu muito trabalho, espero que se divirtam......



domingo, 26 de julho de 2015

Frank Zappa - The Complete Frank Zappa Project/Object Series - Part IV


Biografia:
Por 1956, a família Zappa mudou-se para Lancaster, uma pequena cidade agrária no Antelope Valley do deserto de Mojave perto da Edwards Air Force Base, no norte do Condado de Los Angeles. A mãe de Zappa encorajou-o nos seus interesses musicais. Apesar de desgostar da música de Varèse, ela foi indulgente o suficiente para dar ao seu filho uma chamada de longa distância para o compositor como um presente de aniversário de quinze anos. Infelizmente, Varèse estava na Europa no momento, então Zappa falou com a esposa do compositor. Ele depois recebeu uma carta de Varèse agradecendo-o pelo seu interesse e contando sobre uma composição em que ele estava trabalhando, chamada "Déserts". Zappa achou muito excitante viver na cidade deserta de Lancaster. Varèse convidou-o a visitá-lo se ele fosse a Nova Iorque. O encontro nunca ocorreu (Varèse morreu em 1965), mas Zappa enquadrou a carta e a manteve, mostrando-a pelo resto de sua vida. Na Antelope Valley High School, Zappa encontrou Don Vliet (que depois expandiu seu nome para Don Van Vliet e adotou o nome de palco de Captain Beefheart). Zappa e Vliet tornaram-se amigos próximos, compartilhando um interesse em gravações de R&B e influenciando musicalmente um ao outro ao longo de suas carreiras. Pela mesma época, Zappa começou a tocar bateria em uma banda local, The Blackouts. A banda era racialmente diversa e incluía Euclid James "Motorhead" Sherwood, que depois tornou-se um membro do Mothers of Invention. O interesse de Zappa na guitarra cresceu, e em 1957 ele ganhou o primeiro instrumento do tipo. Entre suas influências iniciais, estavam Johnny "Guitar" Watson, Howlin' Wolf e Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. (Nos anos 1970 e 80, ele convidou Watson para tocar em alguns álbuns.) Zappa considerava solar como o equivalente a fazer "esculturas de ar", e desenvolveu um estilo eclético, inovador e pessoal. O interesse de Zappa em compor e fazer arranjos aumentou nos seus últimos anos de ensino médio. Pelo seu último ano, ele estava escrevendo, arranjando e conduzindo apresentações de peças de avant-garde para a orquestra da escola. Ele se formou na Antelope Valley High School em 1958, e depois reconheceu dois de seus professores de música no interior de seu disco Freak Out! Devido às muitas mudanças de sua família, Zappa esteve em pelo menos seis diferentes escolas e ficava frequentemente entediado e dado para distrair o resto da classe com excentricidades juvenis. Ele deixou a faculdade depois de um semestre, e manteve depois um desdém pela educação formal, tirando seus filhos da escola com quinze anos e recusando-se a pagar sua faculdade. Zappa deixou sua casa em 1959, e foi para um pequeno apartamento em Echo Park, Los Angeles. Depois de conhecer Kathryn J. "Kay" Sherman durante a sua curta estadia em Pomona College, eles mudaram-se juntos para Ontario, e casaram-se em 28 de dezembro de 1960. Zappa trabalhou por um curto período em publicidade. A sua permanência no mundo comercial foi breve, mas deu-lhe a compreensão de como funcionava. Ao longo de sua carreira, ele teve um forte interesse na apresentação visual do seu trabalho, desenhando algumas das capas de seus álbuns e dirigindo seus próprios filmes e vídeos.


Project/Objects, Nos.#10-12


Nos.#10-12 mark the last (at least for the time being) of the Frank Zappa Project/Object Series. With these final three P/O's, I'd dispensed with my original motive in which I'd set out to test Zappa's theory of conceptual continuity as it pertained to his recorded body of work. After completing the laborious and (I believe) most validating 'Masterworks Reimagined,' I felt that I'd adequately demonstrated Frank's assertion that his entire body of work was in fact one gigantic piece of music that could be sliced and diced and then reassembled into a new form that was as coherent and listenable as the original. With '35mm Mothermania,' I simply expanded the musical portion of the film soundtrack to the 'Uncle Meat' movie (not to be confused with the album, 'Uncle Meat'), although I doubt that my entries were ever intended to be a part of the project which never saw the light of day. 'Boss Sounds' on the other hand is my own tribute to Frank and the do-wop music he so loved, placing his cheesy "teenaged love songs" into a replication of a late 50s radio show replete with commercials, traffic reports and dedication lines. The last P/O, 'Bognor Regis: Friday And Saturday Night' utilizes various (and less heard) live recordings from the Mothers Of Invention all pieced together to approximate an actual nights performance -- 2 nights actually, 2 shows complete with introductions, encores and zany Mothermania.

On a final note regarding this series, I offer a tidbit from Frank who loosely quoted once said, "The most important thing in art is the frame. For painting, it's literally. For other arts, it's figuratively, because without this humble appliance, you can't begin to know where the art stops and the real world actually begins." 

Frank Zappa, American Composer (1940-1993)



Frank Zappa Project/Object, No.#10


Step in the hot poop here

1) Opening Theme from Uncle Meat: The Movie
(w/Introductions)
2) "We're coming to the beginning of a new era."
3) Excerpt from 'Revenge of the Knick Knack People' (True Speed)
4) All Night Long
(with, yet without Eric Burdon)
5) "Now that's commercial!"
6) Improvisations at the BBC (Live)
7) Son of Mr. Green Genes (Live)
8) Black Napkins (Live)
(w/The Mike Douglas Show House Band)
9) Whiskey Gone Behind (Live)
10) Mondo Hollywood (Live)
11) It Must Be a Camel (UMRK Remix)/"Now that's underground."
12) Outside Now (Demo)/"What the fuck's wrong with her?"
13) Peaches en Regalia (UMRK Remix)
14) "Hi, I'm Phyllis Altenhaus."
15) Excerpt from 'Charles Ives' (Live)
16) Toads of the Short Forest, Pt.2 (Live)
17) Little Umbrellas (Original Mix)
18) "We're working on a new composition."
19) The Gumbo Variations (UMRK Mix)
20) Zoot Allures
21) "It just makes me sick the way he changes!"
22) Degrees of 'Variant No.#1'
23) Excerpt from 'The Jelly' (Live)
24) King Kong [In All It's Glory and Command] (Live)


Source material for '35mm Mothermania' comes from the following:

Hot Rats (1969)/Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970)
Zoot Allures (1976)/The Uncle Meat Movie Soundtrack (1988)
YCDTOSA, Vol.5 (1992)/Lumpy Money (2009)
Animalism (The Animals) (1966)
Olympia, 1968/Apocrypha
Boy Wonder Sessions/At The BBC
and others quality boots





Frank Zappa Project/Object, No.#11


Dig the lowdown here

1) Program Transition (a.k.a. 'Secret Greasing')
2) 'Big Daddy's' Radio Intro from 'The Purple Grotto'
3) W.P.L.J.
4) No, No, No (Alternate Version)
5) Big Leg Emma
6) 'Big Daddy's' Mic Break with 'Dolphin's of Hollywood' Radio Spot
7) Stuff Up The Cracks
8) Fountain Of Love
9) Directly From My Heart To You
10) I'm Not Satisfied (Pachuco Version)
11) 'Big Daddy's' Mic Break with 'R n' R Extravaganza' Promo & WPLJ Dedication Line
12) Electric Aunt Jemima
13) Mr. Green Genes
14) Jelly Roll Gum Drop
15) 'Big Daddy's' Mic Break
16) You Didn't Try To Call Me (Greasy Version)
17) You Didn't Try To Call Me (Spiffy Version)
18) 'Big Daddy's' Mic Break
19) 'Muriel Cigars' Radio Spot & WPLJ 'Boss Sound' Traffic Report
20) Cheap Thrills


Trip on the down low here

21) How Could I Be Such A Fool (Oily 'Demo' Version)
22) Anyway The Wind Blows (Cheesy 'Demo' Version)
23) I'm So Happy I Could Cry
24) 'Big Daddy's' Mic Break
25) Motherly Love (Slick Brylcreem 'Demo' Version)
26) Plastic People (Slick Brylcreem 'Demo' Version)
27) Wedding Dress Song/Handsome Cabin Boy
28) Hitch Hike
29) 'Big Daddy's' Mic Break
30) 'Bear Whiz Beer' Radio Spot
31) Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder (East L.A. 'Demo' Version)
32) Anything
33) Wowie Zowie
34) Deseri
35) Love Of My Life
36) 'Big Daddy's' Mic Break with WPLJ 'Boss Sound' Weather Report
37) Later That Night
38) I Ain't Got No Heart (Cholo 'Demo' Version)
39) Oh, No
40) 'Big Daddy's' Mic Break & Radio Sign Off with 'Rock n' Roll Extravaganza' Promo
41) The Air

Despite the fictitious names employed by 'Big Daddy' Miles Mellough on WPLJ,
all songs were actually performed by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
in their last ditch attempt to get their cruddy music on the radio.
The exception is 'Big Daddy's' theme song, which was performed by 
Mike Bloomfield and The Electric Flag.
Pedro, the listener who requests a dedication is played by Cheech Marin,
and Chip, the helicopter traffic reporter is played by Todd Rundgren.


Source material for 'Boss Sounds From The Boss Town, Vols.1 & 2' come from the following:

Freak Out! (1966)/Absolutely Free (1967)
Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (1968)/Uncle Meat (1969)
Burnt Weeny Sandwich (1970)/Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970)
 Joe's Corsage (2004)/Greasy Love Songs (2010)




Frank Zappa Project/Object, No.#12



Bognor Regis: Friday Night
Rockin' teenage combo here

1) Intro
2) Peaches En Regalia
3) The Orange County Lumber Truck
4)The Return Of The Hunchback Duke
5)Trouble Every Day
6) Uncle Rhebus
7) You Didn't Try To Call Me
8) Petroushka
9) The Bristol Stomp
10) Baby Love
11) (There's A Big Dilemma About My) Big Leg Emma
12) No Matter What You Do
13) Why Don't You Do Me Right
14) Transylvania Boogie
15) A Pound For A Brown (On The Bus)
16) Shortly: A Little Suite For Electronic Combo (In Several Movements)
17) Passacaglia


Bognor Regis: Saturday Night
Bogus representation here

1) Intro
2) The Birth Of Frankenstein, Pt.1: The Bucolic Opening Sequence
3) The Birth Of Frankenstein, Pt.2: Uncle Meat Conceives His Monster Man
4) The Birth Of Frankenstein, Pt.3: Building The Beast
5) The Birth Of Frankenstein, Pt.4: Electricity
6) The Birth Of Frankenstein, Pt.5: He's Alive! The Monster Man Is Alive!
7) The Birth Of Frankenstein, Pt.6: Frightened Villagers At The Gate
8) The Birth Of Frankenstein, Pt.7: Uncle Meat Realizes The Error of His Ways
9) The Birth Of Frankenstein, Pt.8: Monster Man Escapes Through The Back Door
10) The Birth Of Frankenstein, Pt.9: The Angry Mob Gives Chase
11) The Birth Of Frankenstein, Pt.10: The Exciting Conclusion
12) Sleeping In A Jar
13) Bognor Regis
14) The Big Medley (In Under 3:30)
15) (In Thee Back Room Of) Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe
16) No Waiting For The Peanuts To Dissolve
17) King Kong (Unchained)

18) The Subcutaneous Peril (As Viewed From Another Perspective)

The infamous Mothers of Invention 
Standing from L to R: Bunk Gardner, Roy Estrada, Jimmy Carl Black and Arthur Dyer Tripp III
Seated from L to R: Ian Underwood, Euclid James 'Motorhead' Sherwood, FZ and Don Preston




Originally published on:

Birds With Broken Wings




_______________________

Thanks Miles

quinta-feira, 23 de julho de 2015

Frank Zappa - The Complete Frank Zappa Project/Object Series - Part III


Biografia:
Zappa entrou na sua primeira banda, The Ramblers, na Mission Bay High School, em San Diego. Ele era o baterista. Pela mesma época, seus pais compraram um fonógrafo, que o permitiu desenvolver seu interesse na música, e começar a construir a sua coleção de gravações. Singles de R&B foram primeiramente comprados, iniciando uma coleção grande que ele manteve pelo resto da sua vida. Ele estava interessado em sons pelo seu próprio fim, particularmente os sons de baterias e de outros instrumentos de percussão. Pela idade de 12 anos, ele obteve uma caixa de bateria e começou a aprender o básico de percussão orquestral. O profundo interesse de Zappa na música moderna começou quando ele leu um artigo na revista Look que comentava um LP tão obscuro como The Complete Works of Edgard Varèse, Volume One. O artigo descrevia a composição de percussão de Varèse Ionisation, produzida pela EMS Recordings como "uma esquisita mistura de baterias e outros sons não simpáticos". Zappa decidiu procurar a música de Varèse. Depois de procurar por mais de um ano, ele achou uma cópia (reconhecendo o LP por causa da foto de Varèse parecendo um "cientista louco" na capa). Não tendo dinheiro suficiente com ele, Zappa persuadiu o vendedor a fazer um desconto. Assim começava a sua paixão pela música de Varèse e pela de outros compositores clássicos modernos que durou pela vida toda. Zappa cresceu influenciado por compositores de avant-garde como Varèse, Igor Stravinsky e Anton Webern, grupos de R&B e doo-wop (particularmente grupos pachuco locais) e jazz moderno. O seu próprio pano de fundo étnico heterogêneo e a mistura diversa social e cultural em Los Angeles e arredores foram cruciais na formação de Zappa como um praticante da música underground e das suas futuras atitudes em relação aos movimentos de "mainstream" sociais, políticos e musicais. Ele frequentemente satirizava novidades musicais, como a psicodelia, ópera rock e disco. A televisão também exerceu nele uma forte influência, como demonstrado pelas frases de temas de programas e jingles publicitários encontrados nos seus trabalhos futuros.

Seria interessante dar uma escutada no Sr. Varese para entender melhor a "Rock Chamber Music" do Zappa.





Project/Objects, Nos.#7-9


If you've been following this series, then by now you probably already know its intention ----Take Zappa's contention that all of his recorded material follows a conceptual continuity, then utilize virtual razor blades to deconstruction his canon to finally reconstruction it all into a project/object that demonstrates his theory.

'Stuffing Up The Cracks' begins with Zappa's synclavier based 'Mothers Of Prevention' as its foundation and then builds upward and outward from there. 'Tricks And Treats' meanwhile employs a few surprises, hence the name. Lastly, 'Masterworks Reimagined' is probably the granddaddy of them all --- a total of 61 tracks condensed into the running time of a standard CD. 'Masterworks...' is Frank's conceptual continuity taken to task right down to the very nuts and bolts, and its built around his prolific N.Y.C. Apostolic and Mayfair studio sessions of the late 60s.


Frank Zappa Project/Object, No.#7


Get the fix here
  
1.) Porn Wars, Pt.1
 2.) Mother People
3.) The Uncle Meat Variations
4.) Chunga's Revenge
5.) The Clap
6.) Porn Wars, Pt.2
7.) Lonely Little Girl (Excerpt)
8.) Theme From Dupree's Paradise
9.) I'm Stealing The Towels
10.) This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Fish Sandwich (Prologue)
11.) Tuna Fish Promenade
(Spot the differences)
12.) Underground Psychedelic Acid Rock Freak Out Music
13.) Get A Life
14.) Porn Wars, Pt.3
("A Kayak, On Snow {A Poem}")
15.) Time Is Money
16.) Stuff Up The Cracks (Remixed Version)
17.) It Must Be A Camel
("The first thing that attracted me to The Mothers was...")
18.) Trouble Every Day
19.) Help, I'm A Rock
20.) Porn Wars, Pt. 4
21.) Outside Now, Again
22.) Dramatic 'Po-Jama People' Intro
23.) Soup n' Old Clothes
(Spot the differences)
24.) The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbeque
25.) America Drinks And Goes Home
Source material for 'Stuffing Up The Cracks' comes from the following:

Freak Out! (1966)/Absolutely Free (1967)
We're Only In It For The Money (1968)
Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (1968)
Uncle Meat (1969)/Hot Rats (1969)/Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970)
Chunga's Revenge (1970)/200 Motels (1971)/One Size Fits All (1976)
Sleep Dirt (1979)/Shut Up n' Play Yer Guitar (1981)
The Perfect Stranger (1984)
Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention (1985)
YCDTOSA, Vol. 5 (1992)/Civilization, Phaze III (2006)



Frank Zappa Project/Object, No.#8


Re-upped with the missing 'tricks' included this time!
Research the dope here

  1.) "Hoopla! This is Frank Zappa as your bogus temporary disc jockey..." 
2.) We Can Shoot You, Pt.1
3.) Spider Of Destiny
4.) We Are Not Alone
5.) You Didn't Try To Call Me
6.) The Idiot Bastard Son
(Jean-Luc Ponty)
7.) The Dog Breath Variations
8.) Leather Goods (30% Off)
9.) Peaches En Regalia
(The Ed Palermo Big Band)
10.) Outrage At Valdez
11.) Ya Honza (In Small Part) 
 ("I think the first thing that gave me a clue was...")
12.) Watermelon In Easter Hay 
(Colin Towns & The NDR Big Band)
  13.) What Will Rumi Do?
(Ensemble Modern)
14.) Big Swifty
15.) Fountain Of Love (Greasy Version)
("I'm a band leader")
16.) Wedding Dress Song
17.) Handsome Cabin Boy
18.) Oh No
(LeBocal)
19.) The Legend Of The Golden Arches
20.) Medley: Zoot Allures/Big Swifty
(Ensemble Ambrosius)
21.) Strictly Genteel


Source material for 'Tricks And Treats' comes from the following:

Freak Out! (1966)/Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (1968) 
Uncle Meat (1969)/Burnt Weeny Sandwich (1969)/Waka/Jawaka (1972) 
Sleep Dirt (1979)/London Symphony Orchestra, Vol.2 (1987) 
The Yellow Shark (1993)/Läther (1996)Mystery Disc (1998) 
Son Of Cheep Thrills (1999) 
and incidentals from various other FZ CD's

Plus: Jean-Luc Ponty: King Kong/Ed Palermo: Plays The Music Of FZ
Colin Towns NDR Big Band: FZ's Hot Licks & Funny Smells 
Ensemble Modern: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions 
Le Bocal: Just Another FZ Memorial Barbecue 
Ensemble Ambrosius: The Zappa Album 
and swarmy incidentals from 
The Mystic Moods Orchestra: Stormy Weekend
and other old folk's record albums


Frank Zappa Project/Object, No.#9

'The Apostolic/Mayfair Sessions'
Unearth the dirt here

1) "The Way I See It, Barry"
2) Theme From 'Lumpy Gravy' (a.k.a. Duodenum)
3) The Idiot Bastard Son (Unused Intro)
4) How Did That Get In Here?, Pt.1: Main Section A
5) Lumpy Gravy: Unit 3A
6) How Did That Get In Here?, Pt.2: Main Section B
7) "Hello Teenage America"
8) It's His Voice On The Radio (a.k.a. Lonely Little Girl): First Section
9) John Cage
10) Who Needs The Peace Corps?, Pt.1
11) Lonely Little Girl (Original Composition), Pt.1
12) Lumpy Gravy: Unit 2
13) "It's My Job"
14) Lonely Little Girl (Original Composition), Pt.2
15) Lumpy Gravy: 'Oh No' Variation
16) Who Needs The Peace Corp?, Pt.2: The Big Finish
17) Nasal Retentive Calliope Music
18) Mother People, Pt.1: Rousing Intro & Body
19) The World's Greatest Sinner (Excerpt)
20) Mother People, Pt.2: Equally Rousing Close
21) Mom & Dad, Pt.1
22) What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (Unused Excerpt)
23) Mom & Dad, Pt.2
24) What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (Same Unused Excerpt As #22)
25) Mom & Dad, Pt.3
26) Supplimental V/Blorch Booster Injection
27) Lumpy Gravy: Section
28) (Not So) Absolutely Free (Severely Restricted)
29) How Did That Get In Here?, Pt.3: The Exciting Far-Out Jazz Section
30) Lumpy Gravy: Unit 9
31) N. Double A, A.A.
32) It's His Voice On The Radio (a.k.a. Lonely Little Girl) [Again] 
33) Theme From 'Burnt Weeny Sandwich'
34) "Freak Me Out, Frank! Freak Me Out"
35) What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (Unused Excerpt) [Previously Used]
36) Flower Punk (UMRK Remix)
37) Hot Poop
38) Holiday In Berlin, Full Blown
39) Aybe Sea
40) The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny
41) The Air
42) "I'm Advocating Dark Clothes"
43) Uncle Meat Variations: 'The Munchkin March'
44) Another Hit
45) Uncle Meat Variations: 'The Munster Mash'
46) Random Psychosis
47) Uncle Meat Variations: 'The Chromium Barrio Bash:'
Fuzzy Dice, Bongos & Dramatic Conclusion
48) "Hey Kids! Let's Have A Hootenanny"
49) Foamy Soaky ('King Kong' and 'Oh No' Variation)
50) Sink Trap: Do We Have To Hear This Yet Again? ('Oh No' Variation)
51) Intelligent Design & Dense Slight
52) Project X: First Section
53) Telephone Conversation
54) The Idiot Bastard Son
55) Absolutely Free, Pt.3 & Very Cool Ending
56) The (Compleat) Legend Of The Golden Arches
57) "The First Thing That Attracted Me"
58) Weasels (Partly) Ripped My Flesh
59) It's His Voice On The Radio (a.k.a. Lonely Little Girl):
Big Psychedelic Freak Out Conclusion
60) You Can Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (The Underwear)
61) Cheesy Outro (from the 45rpm single 'Lonely Little Girl')


Source material for 'Masterworks Reimagined' comes from the following:
Lumpy Gravy (1967)/We're Only In It For The Money (1968)
Uncle Meat (1969)/Burnt Weeny Sandwich (1970)
Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970)/Lumpy Money (2009)
plus a few other bits & pieces from various FZ odds & ends both legit & bootlegged


Originally published on:

Birds With Broken Wings


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segunda-feira, 20 de julho de 2015

Frank Zappa - The Complete Frank Zappa Project/Object Series - Part II


Biografia:
Frank Zappa nasceu em Baltimore, em 21 de dezembro de 1940. Sua mãe, Rose Marie (de nome de solteira Colimore), era de ascendência italiana e francesa, e seu pai, Francis Vincent Zappa, era um nativo de Partinico, Sicília e tinha ancestrais gregos e libaneses. Frank era o mais velho de quatro irmãos, e tinha dois irmãos e uma irmã. A família mudava-se frequentemente de moradia durante a infância de Zappa porque seu pai, um químico e matemático, teve vários empregos na indústria de defesa dos EUA. Depois de um breve tempo na Flórida na metade dos anos 1940, a família retornou a Maryland, onde o pai de Zappa trabalhou nas instalações do arsenal químico de Edgewood, no Aberdeen Proving Ground. Eles mantinham máscaras de gás em casa para o caso de ocorrer algum acidente no arsenal, que estocava gás mostarda e ficava próximo. Isso teve um profundo efeito no jovem Zappa: referências a germes, guerra biológica e outros aspectos da indústria bélica são encontradas em seu trabalho. Durante a infância, Zappa ficava frequentemente doente, sofrendo de asma, dores de ouvido e problemas nos sinos. Um médico tratou o último injetando uma pastilha de rádio em cada narina de Zappa; pouco se sabia naquele tempo sobre potenciais perigos de ser submetido mesmo a pequenas quantidades de radiação terapêutica. Imagens e referências ao nariz aparecem tanto na sua música quanto nas suas letras, assim como nas capas de álbuns com colagens criadas pelo seu colaborador visual de longo tempo, Muitas das doenças de Zappa na infância poderiam ter surgido da exposição ao gás mostarda; além disso, a sua saúde piorava quando ele estava na área de Baltimore. Em 1952, a sua família mudou-se, principalmente por causa da saúde de Frank. A sua habitação seguinte foi Monterey, onde o pai de Zappa lecionou metalurgia na Naval Postgraduate School. Pouco depois, eles foram para Claremont, e então para El Cajon antes de finalmente se mudarem para San Diego...


Project/Objects, Nos.#4-6


Continuing in my effort to make the complete Frank Zappa Project/Object Series available once again, I pick up with 'Son Of Jazz Noise And Randomonium,' an obvious companion piece to 'Jazz Noise And Randomonium' (which was P/O, No.#3). Both are deconstructions of Frank's jazzier ensembles. Meanwhile, 'Skins, Strings, Electric Things' is just that -- a complex piecing together those Zappa elements that he loved to sprinkle throughout his recordings into a cohesive whole. This one draws from disparate sources in Frank's catalog. Finally, 'The Mothers On Parade' synthesizes material created exclusively by The Mothers Of Invention, nearly everyone's most favorite of the many ensembles that were assembled by Frank over the years.

Keep in mind that these P/O's are not merely individual full length songs all strung together in some sort of neat little playlist. Everything has been edited, rearranged, reconfigured, diced, sliced and run through a blender, then poured into a brand new mold with the objective of creating an alternative view of Zappa's wonderfully provocative and challenging work. 



 Frank Zappa Project/Object, No.#4


 Uncover the details here

 1.) The Black Page (New Age Version)
"Boing!"
2.) St. Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast, Pt. 1
3.) Zomby Woof (Excerpt)
4.) Cosmik Debris (Excerpt)
5.) Fifty-Fifty (Solos)
6.) St. Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast, Pt. 2
7.) Father O'Blivion (Excerpt)
8.) Apostrophe (')
(Blink And You'll Miss It)
9.) Uncle Remus
"I may have left them in my other bag"
10.) Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?, Pt. 3
11.) Village Of The Sun
12.) Echinda's Arf (Of You)
13.) Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?, Pt. 1
(Minus Miss Ruthie's Solo & An Untold Number Of Additional Bars)
14.) Stolen Moments
15.) Murder By Numbers (w/Mr. Sting)
16.) Penguin In Bondage (Excerpt)
17.) Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?, Pt. 2
18.) Eat That Question
19.) Black Napkins
(Randomonium Boing!)
20.) Big Swifty, Pts. 2 & 3
21.) Penguin In Bondage Again (Excerpt)
22.) The Untouchables
23.) Bacon Fat
"They're really getting professional now"
24.) Sofa No. 1
25.) Son Of Mr. Green Genes (Truncated)
"We all like order in Germany, you know?"
26.) T'Mershi Duween (Truncated)
27.) Dog Breath Variations
28.) Uncle Meat


Source material for 'Son Of Jazz Noise & Randomonium' comes from the following:

Hot Rats (1969)/Over-nite Sensation (1973)
Apostrophe (1974)/Roxy & Elsewhere (1974)
One Size Fits All (1975)/Make A Jazz Noise Here (1991)
You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore, Vols. 2 (1988) & 5 (1992)



Frank Zappa Project/Object, No.#5


Discover the components here

Part 1
(Guitars, Drums, & Synclavier Noises)

1.) Let Me Introduce You To My... 'Filthy Habits'
2.) Sexual Harassment In The Workplace
3.) What's New In Baltimore?
4.) A Different Octave
(An explanation of 'The BIG Note' and 'Negative Light'
to which Gilly replies, "I had a dream about that once!")
5.) Beat The Reaper, Pt.1
6.) Waffenspiel
7.) Sleep Dirt
8.) Nine Types Of Industrial Pollution
9.) Project X, Pt.1
10.) Little Greggery Peccary's Big Intro
11.) The Ocean Is The Ultimate Solution (Spot The Differences)
("There are some months when you're not going to work as much")
12.) N-Lite (Lite)

Part 2
(More Guitars, Drums, & Miscellaneous Hullabaloo)

13.) "You! You there with the hard on!"
14.) Zanti Serenade
15.) Well (w/John Lennon & Yoko Ono)
16.) "Where is Johnny Velvet?"
17.) Return Of The Hunchback Duke
(a.k.a. The Little House I Used To Live In)
18.) FZ/JCB Drum Duet
19.) There's No Waiting For The Peanuts To Dissolve
20.) Five-Five-Five
21.) Imaginary Diseases
22.) Stucco Homes, Pts. 1&3


Source material for 'Skins, Strings, Electric Things' comes from the following:

Uncle Meat (1969)/Sleep Dirt (1979)
Shut Up n' Play Yer Guitar (1981)/Guitar (1988)
YCDTOSA, Vol.5 (1992)/Playground Psychotics (1992)
Civilization, Phaze III (1994)/Läther (1996)/Imaginary Diseases (2006)



Frank Zappa Project/Object, No.#6



See the particulars here

1.) Bogus Introduction & Dramatic Build
2.) Duke Of Prunes
3.) Amnesia Vivace
4.) The Duke Regains His Chops
5.) Duke Of Prunes: The Exciting Part!
6.) King Kong (In Full Regalia On The BBC)
7.) No No No (Varnished Version)
8.) The Little House I Used To Live In
(Formerly 'The Duke' a.k.a. 'The Return Of The Son Of The Hunchback Duke')
9.) Call Any Vegetable
10.) Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin
11.) Soft Sell Conclusion
(And Ending Of Side #1 On Absolutely Free & #1 In A Series Of Oratorios)
12.) Who Are The Brain Police? (Remixed Version)
13.) The Voice Of Your Conscience
14.) The BIG Medley
(Let's Make The Water Turn Black/Harry, You're A Beast/
The Orange County Lumber Truck No. #1/Oh No/
The Orange County Lumber Truck No. #2)
15.) America Drinks
16.) Status Back Baby, Pt.1
17.) Lemme Take You To The Beach
18.) I'm Not Satisfied (Remixed Rock Version)
(Not The Greasy Do-Wop One)
19.) Cheap Thrills (Clean Varnished Version)
20.) The Little House I Used To Live In, Pt.3
21.) Status Back Baby, Pt.2
22.) Uncle Bernie's Farm/Son Of Suzy Creamcheese
23.) The Return Of The Son Of Suzy Creamcheese
24.) My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama (Alternate Version)
25.) Flower Punk



Source material for 'The Mothers On Parade' comes from the following:

Freak Out! (1966)/MOFO (2006)
Absolutely Free (1967)/We're Only In It For The Money (1968)
Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (1968)/Burnt Weeny Sandwich (1969)
Studio Tan (1978)/Ahead Of Their Time (1993)
and audio from a YouTube video


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sexta-feira, 17 de julho de 2015

Frank Zappa - The Complete Frank Zappa Project/Object Series - Part I


Quando comecei a participar do Blog Valvulados, minha idéia inicial era só postar Frank Zappa. Sempre fui um grande fã, e durante a minha jornada juvenil, encontrei outros grandes fãs, e falar sobre Zappa sempre foi uma alegria. Em uma época de acesso restrito aos discos de vinil, encontrar um disco do Frank Zappa era um momento de glória. Tenho uns discos de vinil, 10, e mais de 80 fitas cassete (tudo TDK Chrome). Era difícil comprar, pois os discos eram importados e caríssimos, bem como encontrar, pois este cara tinha mais bootlegs (na época se chamava disco pirata), mais álbuns fora de catálogo que oficiais. Zappa era um mito para mim. e ouví-lo me fazia sentir diferenciado, me sentia melhor... Bom, consegui todos os álbuns hoje (acho) e volta e meia, deparo-me com algo inusitado. e vou postá-los todos aqui no Valvulado.


Gostaria de começar com este trabalho realizado por Miles Mellough do blog "Birds With Broken Wings" . Miles trabalhou em uma grande pesquisa, unindo a música de FZ por temática. Um trabalho único, que merece um Re-post aqui no Valvulado. Uma compilação de 12 volumes.... Segue na íntegra, os primeiros três volumes:


Project/Objects, Nos.#1-3


Miles Mellough
As loosely quoted from Neil Slaven's, 'Electric Don Quixote,' "the project/object was the means by which Frank Zappa incorporated every aspect of his work into an undefined grand design." This means that every sound, every song, every record, every performance, and even the little incidentals were all integrated into a unified whole, held together by Zappa's 'conceptual continuity.' In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Zappa explained it further stating, "It's all one album. All the material is organically related. If I collected each of the master tapes, I could take a razor blade and cut them all apart. Then I could put them back together in a different order and it would still make one coherent piece of music that you could listen to." 

Because of his notions surrounding conceptual continuity and the project/object concept, Zappa's oeuvre has proven to be one of the most fun and fascinating to piece together in any variety of configurations while still having it make sense to the enlightened listener. With this series, I set out to do just that -- put Zappa's theory to the acid test. One project/object led to another and after a time, the series eventually grew to a total of 12 volumes, all with the same objective -- to deconstruct Frank's enormous body of work and then reconstruct it into a brand new form. 

Starting with this post, I'll be republishing the entire series, all 12 volumes over the next four weeks. Since the originals links were lost back in 2012, these project/objects have lain silent, so if you missed them the first time around, now's your second chance to grab them. It's an extremely revealing series, if I do say so myself. The process was a massive undertaking, but it was also a pure joy to assemble, not to mention a lot of fun too. It's also an entertaining listen. 'Digital Dust & Iron Oxide' was the starting place, largely a deconstruction of Zappa's musique concrete and synclavier pieces. 'Jazz Noise & Randomonium' is one of my personal favorites, second only to its bastard offspring, 'Son Of JN&R' (P/O, No.#4). 'Orchestral Maneuvers' takes apart some of the darker corners of Zappa's massive body of work, dissecting his rather outré classical compositions.

I'm so confident in the quality of what I've assembled in this series that I can give you 100% assurance that with the 'Frank Zappa Project/Objects, Vols.1-12,' you'll hear and experience Zappa's music in an entirely different way than you've come to know. Begin here:


Frank Zappa Project/Object, No.#1
The one that started it all 


Find the particulars here


1.) The Original Duke Of Prunes

2.) "A Heck Of A Little Teenage Opera"
 [Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme/The Birth Of Captain Beefheart] 
3.) Power Trio Segment From 'Saints & Sinners'

4.) Bossa Nova Pervertamento

 5.) Put A Motor In Yourself

6.) Toads Of The Short Forest

7.) Amnerkia

8.) A Pound For A Brown On A Bus

9.) The Dick Kunc Story

10.) The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny

11.) Get A Little Pig With Wings 

[Get A Little (Intro)/A Pig With Wings]

12.) The World's Greatest Sinner Meets The Mother People
 [World's Greatest Sinner/Mother People]
13.) Navanax

14.) Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You?

[The Living Garbage Truck/A Typical Sound Check/"This Is Neat!"]

15.) The Big Squeeze

16.) Basement Music #1

17.) Weasels Ripped My Flesh

18.) The Lumpy Ingredients Suite
Part One: How Did That Get In Here? 
[How Did That Get In Here?, Pt. 1: Lumpy Gravy Outtake Featuring 'Oh No']
19.) Part Two: Linda Ronstadt & FZ Shill For The Remington Electric Razor

20.) Part Three: A Bit Of Nostalgia For The Old Folks

21.) Part Four: How Did That Almost Chinese Bored Out 90 Over Get In Here?

[HDTGIH?, Pt.2: Lumpy Gravy Outtake/Bored Out 90 Over/Almost Chinese]

22.) Part Five: The Girl In The Magnesium Dress

23.) Part Six: Why Is That Still In Here?
[HDTGIH?, Pt.3: Lumpy Gravy Outtake]

24.) Part Seven: Gravy Drippings [The Lumpy Variety] 
[LG: Switching Girls/Another Pickup/I Don't Know If I Can Go Through This Again (Excerpts)]
25.) Randomonium

26.) Opus 1, No. #3, 2nd Movement, Presto

27.) Night School

28.) A Dwarf Nebula With Dog Breath, In The Year Of The Plague

[Dwarf Nebula Processional March & Dwarf Nebula (Pt.2)
/
Dog Breath, In The Year Of The Plague (Pt. 2)]
29.) Lonely Little Girl [Single Version (Extended Remix)] 
[Lonely Little Girl (LP & 45)/Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance]

30.) Nasal Retentive Calliope Music

31.) Golden Arches 
[The Legend Of The Golden Arches (Pt.2)]


The source material for 'Iron Oxide & Digital Dust' comes from the following:

Lumpy Gravy (1967)/We're Only In It For The Money (1968)
Uncle Meat (1969)/Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970)/The Perfect Stranger (1984)
Francesco Zappa (1984)/Jazz From Hell (1986)/'Tis The Season To Be Jelly (1991)
Playground Psychotics (1992)/Civilization, Phaze III (1994)
The Lost Episodes (1996)/Mystery Disc (1998)/Lumpy Money (2009)




Frank Zappa Project/Object, No.#2


 Get the gory details here

1.) The Grand Wazoo, Pt. 1
2.) Daddy, Daddy, Daddy
3.) The Grand Wazoo, Pt. 2
4.) Flambé
("I'm in hock up to my God damn eyeballs!")
5.) The Grand Wazoo, Pt. 3
("What ever happened to all the fun in the world?")
 6.) RDNZL
("You're OD'ing on Preparation H at this very moment")
7.) Oh No
8.) The Orange County Lumber Truck
9.) The Grand Wazoo, Pt. 4
10.) Twenty Small Cigars
("Ladies and Gentlemen, this is Frank Zappa")
11.) Igor's Boogie, Phase One
12.) Would You Like A Snack?
13.) Overture To A Holiday In Berlin
(With Burnt Weeny Finger Sandwiches)
13.) Igor's Boogie, Phase Two
14.) Holiday In Berlin, Full Blown
15.) Aybe Sea
16.) Waka Jawaka
17.) Little Umbrellas
("This is what happens when you join a rock group, George")
18.) Inca Roads
("Oh, you don't think so, huh?")
19.) Blessed Relief
(Telephone Conversation With Vicki)
20.) Uncle Meat
21.) Revised Music For Guitar And Low Budget Orchestra
(Spot the differences)
22.) RDNZL (Slight Return)
  

Source material for 'Jazz Noise & Randomonium' comes from the following:

Hot Rats (1969)/Burnt Weeny Sandwich (1969)
Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970)/Chunga's Revenge (1970)
200 Motels (1971)/Waka Jawaka (1972)/The Grand Wazoo (1972)
One Size Fits All (1975)/Studio Tan (1978)/Sleep Dirt (1979)
The Ark (1991)/The Lost Episodes (1996)
and incidentals mostly from
Playground Psychotics (1992) and Läther (1996) 



Frank Zappa Project/Object, No.#3


 Discover the strategy here

1.) Semi Fraudulent, Direct-From-Hollywood Overture
2.) Regyptian Strut
3.) Duke Of Orchestral Prunes
4.) Duck Duck Goose (Excerpt)
5.) Sad Jane, First Movement
6.) Touring Can Sure Make You Crazy
7.) Would You Like A Snack?
8.) Redneck Eats (Excerpt)
9.) Sad Jane, Second Movement
10.) Naval Aviation In Art
11.) Bogus Pomp, Pt.1
12.) Down In De Dew
13.) Bogus Pomp, Pt.2
14.) Run Home Slow Theme
15.) Run Home Cues, #2
16.) Mount St. Mary's Concert (Excerpt)
17.) Take You Clothes Off When You Dance
18.) The Perfect Stranger, Pt.1
19.) Centerville
20.) The Perfect Stranger, Pt.2
21.) Mysterioso 


Source material for 'Orchestral Maneuvers' comes from the following:

200 Motels (1971)/Orchestral Favorites (1979)
The London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. 1 (1983)
Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger (1984)
The London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. 2 (1987)
The Lost Episodes (1996)/Läther (1996)
and incidentals from various FZ recordings


Originally published on:

Birds With Broken Wings

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