Re: MUSIC Frank Zappa

joe dees (
Sun, 21 Feb 1999 17:18:10 -0500

For the more avant-garde classically minded, I would heartily recommend Zappa/London Symphony Orchestra, Vol.s I & II, conducted by Kent Nagano; Boulez Condicts Zappa/The Perfect Stranger and other chamber works performed by the Ensemble Intercontemporain and the Barking Pumpkin Digital Gratification Consort; and the two volume set The Yellow Shark, conducted by Frank Zappa and performed by the Ensemble Modern.

At Sun, 21 Feb 1999 10:37:21 EST, you wrote:
>In a message dated 99-02-19 12:24:26 EST, Max More wrote:
>> I really should buy that CD. Greg, do you recommend any other of his albums
>> in particular, as reflecting his views?
>It's tough to recommend just one or a couple of pieces. From the instrumental
>music, I'd recommend "Hot Rats" from the end of his early period and "Jazz
>From Hell" from his later period. The vocal music varies from light to heavy
>satire, and as has been pointed out, some of it is pretty rough. I personally
>think "One Size Fits All" is the best, with the songs "Inca Roads" (spoof on
>new age and UFO BS) and "Sofa" (spoof on German metaphysical philosophy --
>there's not much rock that lampoons Kant) being two of the funniest and most
>sophisticated pieces of vocal music of the age.
> Greg Burch <>----<>
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Joe E. Dees
Poet, Pagan, Philosopher

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