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  1. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    01 Mar '09 11:58 / 1 edit
    Choose just 6 Frank Zappa albums that you'd grab en route to either (a) the Last Balloon, or (b) the proverbial Desert Island...

    Freak Out! (July 1966)
    Absolutely Free (April 1967)
    Lumpy Gravy (December 1967)
    We're Only In It For The Money (February 1968)
    Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (November 1968)
    Uncle Meat (March 1969)
    Mothermania (April 1969)
    Hot Rats (15 October 1969)
    Burnt Weeny Sandwich (December 1969)
    Weasels Ripped My Flesh (August 1970)
    Chunga's Revenge (23 October 1970)
    Fillmore East - June 1971 (August 1971)
    200 Motels (October 1971)
    Just Another Band From L.A. (March 1972)
    Waka/Jawaka (5 July 1972)
    The Grand Wazoo (November 1972)
    Over-Nite Sensation (7 September 1973)
    Apostrophe('😉 (22 March 1974)
    Roxy & Elsewhere (10 September 1974)
    One Size Fits All (25 June 1975)
    Bongo Fury (2 October 1975)
    Zoot Allures (29 October 1976)
    Zappa In New York (13 March 1978)
    Studio Tan (15 September 1978)
    Sleep Dirt (12 January 1979)
    Sheik Yerbouti (March 3, 1979)
    Orchestral Favorites (4 May 1979)
    Joe's Garage (19 November 1979)
    Tinseltown Rebellion (11 May 1981)
    Shut Up 'N' Play Yer Guitar (11 May 1981)
    You Are What You Is (September 1981)
    Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch (May 1982)
    The Man From Utopia (March 1983)
    Baby Snakes (March 1983)
    London Symphony Orchestra vol 1 (9 June 1983)
    The Perfect Stranger (23 August 1984)
    Them Or Us (18 October 1984)
    Thing-Fish (21 November 1984)
    Francesco Zappa (21 November 1984)
    FZ Meets The Mothers Of Prevention (21 November 1985)
    Does Humor Belong In Music? (27 January 1986)
    Jazz From Hell (15 November 1986)
    London Symphony Orchestra vol 2 (17 September 1987)
    Guitar (April 1988)
    You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore vol 1 (May 1988)
    You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore vol 2 (September 1988)
    Broadway The Hard Way (November 1988)
    You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore vol 3 (October 1989)
    The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life (April 1991)
    You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore vol 4 (June 1991)
    Make A Jazz Noise Here (June 1991)
    You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore vol 5 (July 1992)
    You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore vol 6 (July 1992)
    Playground Psychotics (27 October 1992)
    Ahead Of Their Time (April 1993)
    The Yellow Shark (December 1993)

    Posthumous (not all FZ produced/approved):

    Civilization, Phaze III (December 1994, FZ produced)
    Strictly Commercial (August 1995)
    The Lost Episodes (February 1996, FZ produced)
    Läther (September 1996, FZ produced)
    Frank Zappa Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa, a memorial tribute (October 1996)
    Have I Offended Someone? (April 8, 1997)
    Mystery Disc (September 1998, FZ produced)
    Everything Is Healing Nicely (December 1999, FZ produced)
    FZ : OZ (2CD August 16, 2002)
    Halloween (February 4, 2003)
    Joe's Corsage (May 30, 2004)
    QuAUDIOPHILIAc (September 14, 2004)
    Joe's Domage (October 1, 2004)
    Joe's XMASage (December 21, 2005)
    Imaginary Diseases (January 13, 2006)
    Trance-Fusion (November 7, 2006, FZ produced)
    The MOFO Project/Object (2CD December 5, 2006)
    The MOFO Project/Object (4CD December 12, 2006)
    Buffalo (2CD April 1, 2007)
    The Dub Room Special! (August 24, 2007)
    Wazoo (2CD October 31, 2007)
    One Shot Deal (June 13, 2008)
    Joe's Menage (September 26, 2008)
    The Lumpy Money Project/Object (3CD January 21, 2009)
  2. 01 Mar '09 12:36
    Originally posted by FMF
    [b] Choose just 6 Frank Zappa albums that you'd grab en route to either (a) the Last Balloon, or (b) the proverbial Desert Island...

    Freak Out! (July 1966)
    Absolutely Free (April 1967)
    Lumpy Gravy (December 1967)
    We're Only In It For The Money (February 1968)
    Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (November 1968)
    Uncle Meat (March 1969)
    Mothermania (April 1 ...[text shortened]... age (September 26, 2008)
    The Lumpy Money Project/Object (3CD January 21, 2009)[/b]
    Sheik Yerbouti, Freak Out!, One Size Fits All, Joe's Garage, Zoot Allures, and Hot Rats.

    (Of the posthumous collection I like Strictly Commercial and Mystery Disc.)
  3. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    01 Mar '09 13:50
    Originally posted by FMF
    [b] Choose just 6 Frank Zappa albums that you'd grab en route to either (a) the Last Balloon, or (b) the proverbial Desert Island...[/b]
    Roxy & Elsewhere (10 September 1974)
    Läther (September 1996)
    Guitar (April 1988)
    You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore vol 1 (May 1988)
    Make A Jazz Noise Here (June 1991)
    The Yellow Shark (December 1993)
  4. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    01 Mar '09 15:57
    Originally posted by FMF
    [b] Choose just 6 Frank Zappa albums that you'd grab en route to either (a) the Last Balloon, or (b) the proverbial Desert Island...

    Freak Out! (July 1966)
    Absolutely Free (April 1967)
    Lumpy Gravy (December 1967)
    We're Only In It For The Money (February 1968)
    Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (November 1968)
    Uncle Meat (March 1969)
    Mothermania (April 1 ...[text shortened]... age (September 26, 2008)
    The Lumpy Money Project/Object (3CD January 21, 2009)[/b]
    Hot Rats, Freak Out!, Joe's Garage, Baby Snakes, The Yellow Shark, Zoot Allures.
  5. 02 Mar '09 13:38
    Apostrophe
    Overnite Sensation
    Joe's Garage (Act I)
    Burnt Weeny Sandwich
    Sheik Yerbouti
    Hot Rats
  6. 03 Mar '09 10:56
    Hot Rats
    Broadway The Hard Way
    Joe's Garage
    The best Band You Never Heard In Your Life
    Guitar
  7. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    03 Mar '09 15:43
    Originally posted by Sake
    Hot Rats
    Broadway The Hard Way
    Joe's Garage
    The best Band You Never Heard In Your Life
    Guitar
    You can bring one more!
  8. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    04 Mar '09 06:15
    Originally posted by FMF
    You can bring one more!
    If Sake only wants five, can I have "Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch", too?
  9. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    04 Mar '09 08:09
    Originally posted by ChronicLeaky
    If Sake only wants five, can I have "Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch", too?
    Er... yeah, sure. There are boxes and boxes of "Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch" out back.

    Your True Believer cred is duly noted.
  10. Standard member ChronicLeaky
    Don't Fear Me
    04 Mar '09 15:11
    Originally posted by FMF
    Er... yeah, sure. There are boxes and boxes of "Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch" out back.

    Your True Believer cred is duly noted.
    Excellent, it suits the Desert Island theme nicely.
  11. Standard member Crowley
    Not Aleister
    05 Mar '09 09:17
    What is a desert island anyway? Like a big sand-bank in the middle of an ocean?
  12. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    05 Mar '09 11:52
    Originally posted by Crowley
    What is a desert island anyway? Like a big sand-bank in the middle of an ocean?
    Not sure. I think the word desert refers to the lack of inhabitants and not to sand. But they definitely have a CD player.

    When I lived in western Papua I used to have my own desert island. It was one of maybe fifty scattered along the coast near Sorong. The mainlaind was just out of sight. Local boatmen assured me that I was the only person who went there for those three years. I used to bring people who visited me to it.
  13. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    05 Mar '09 16:22
    Originally posted by ChronicLeaky
    Excellent, it suits the Desert Island theme nicely.
    Any zappaholics able to console me for grabbing the following 6 titles, by giving me reasons to give any of them another chance...?

    200 Motels (October 1971)
    The Man From Utopia (March 1983)
    Thing-Fish (21 November 1984)
    Francesco Zappa (21 November 1984 ... what a dark day that was for gagging fans)
    London Symphony Orchestra vol 2 (17 September 1987)
    Joe's Corsage (May 30, 2004)
  14. 07 Mar '09 17:46
    Originally posted by FMF
    [b] Choose just 6 Frank Zappa albums that you'd grab en route to either (a) the Last Balloon, or (b) the proverbial Desert Island...

    Freak Out! (July 1966)
    Absolutely Free (April 1967)
    Lumpy Gravy (December 1967)
    We're Only In It For The Money (February 1968)
    Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (November 1968)
    Uncle Meat (March 1969)
    Mothermania (April 1 ...[text shortened]... age (September 26, 2008)
    The Lumpy Money Project/Object (3CD January 21, 2009)[/b]
    I'd be intersted in your essential mix actually.

    I listened to sheik yerbouti loads years ago and loved it, but never followed up.
  15. Subscriber FMF
    Main Poster
    09 Mar '09 00:02
    Originally posted by divegeester
    I'd be intersted in your essential mix actually.
    I'd sling something different together on a different day, but today's slung togetherness is this...

    Sexual Harrassment In The Workplace - Guitar (April 1988)
    Son Of Orange County > More Trouble Every Day - Roxy & Elsewhere (10 September 1974)
    Igor's Boogie, Phase One - Burnt Weeny Sandwich (December 1969)
    Black Page #2 - Baby Snakes (March 1983)
    Inca Roads - One Size Fits All (25 June 1975)
    Don't Eat The Yellow Snow - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore vol 1 (May 1988)
    Zoot Allures - Does Humor Belong In Music? (27 January 1986)
    Outrage At Valdez - The Yellow Shark (December 1993)
    Lather - Zappa In New York (13 March 1978)
    Peaches En Regalia - Fillmore East - June 1971 (August 1971)
    Drowning Witch - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore vol 3 (October 1989)
    Watermelon In Easter Hay - Joe's Garage (19 November 1979)

    79 minutes' worth.