Julian Cope presents Head Heritage

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Edited Feb 22, 2010, 10:02
Feb 22, 2010, 09:54
Citizensmurf wrote:
I would recommend the entire You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Series for anyone interested in getting into Zappa. Contains fantastic performances from almost all of his various lineups from 1965-1988. It's what turned me from a casual Beefheart loving listener to a full-blown fan. For anyone who dismisses Zappa as 'comedy rock', they obviously never saw him live. If after hearing these albums and you still don't like him, then don't bother with anything else.

Sound advice. Lots of good stuff on those records and it works well as an alternative history.

I saw the Hammersmith Odeon matinee show in 78 or 79(I think it was 79) and it was one of my most memorable musical experiences but the studio records I find really hard work by and large. The YCDTOSA series comes closest to capturing the eclectic frenzy of a good FZ show.
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