Just had it on the turntable last night!
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Rockadanny - If you are liking SU&PYG, do check out "Trance Fusion" on YouTube. Someone uploaded the whole thing. Nothing but FZ guitar solos that he apparently selected (first and last reportedly Dweezil, however). "Frank Zappa Guitar" might also work for you . Along with Hot Rats, I really enjoy Burnt Weenie Sandwich and Chunga's Revenge Weasel's Ripped to a less extent. Definitely prefer instrumental Zappa to Zappa w/lyrics. Good call on FZ, Pops.
Great album.I still have mine I bought when it first came out and my original Uncle Meat.I was captivated by it over 40 years ago and still am whenever I listen to it.Uncle Meat,Burnt Weenie Sandwich and Hot Rats my all time Zappa classic favorites.I love King Kong and Lumpy Gravy,his first solo Lp.I'm going to see his sons band locally in feb,heard they are excellent,he is a great guitar player,even better than Frank I think.The original Mothers of Invention were a great band.I saw them at the Fillmore East before it closed,his mother walked down the isle to introduce the band.She walked on stage and said I'm pleased to present my son Frank Zappa and the Mothers.
Great album, one of my favorites from FZ... it's packed w/ excellent compositions. Kind of expect that anyone who digs this one could find a lot of his other recordings pretty rewarding. Tunes like Twenty Small Cigars, Blessed Relief, Big Swifty, The Little House I Used To Live In, Zoot Allures and Echidna's Arf will rattle around in peoples brains for a long time.
For you folks that enjoy instrumental Zappa (Ghost and others), you should check out "Imaginary Diseases". Released from the vaults in 2007, it is a collection of jazz influenced live instrumentals recorded during Zappa's 1972 tour. It features the fantastic "petit wazoo" brass section. The tunes were selected and mastered by Zappa himself, just never released. It has grown to be one of my favorite Zappa albums.
Max - you were right. "Imaginary Diseases" is great. Found all tracks uploaded to YouTube and listened to the whole thing last night. Track sequencing is well done as they just build to a smokin' ending with "Montreal". Also discovered "Sleep Dirt", another all instrumental FZ recording. Thanks for the tip.