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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2 comentários:

  1. Thanks for the Frank Zappa Projects, muito obrigado !

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    1. Hey... Thanks. Wait for Part IV... It is coming.

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