Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #43 Guitar

The bloke who scanned my items at the supermarket was rude, unhelpful and smelled like he’d been drinking.That’s the last time I use the self checkout.. Guitar, a 1988 live album by Frank Zappa, is the follow-up to 1981’s Shut Up ‘n’ Play Your Guitar; like that album it features Zappa’s guitar solos excerpted fromContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #43 Guitar”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #44 Thing Fish

I was recently stopped in the street and asked who my favourite vampire was. I said the muppet from Sesame Street. “He doesn’t count,” came the reply. “Oh I assure you, he does.” Thing-Fish is an album by Frank Zappa, originally released as a triple album box set on Barking Pumpkin Records in 1984. ItContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #44 Thing Fish”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #45 YCDTOSA Vol 6

If you’ve been hit with a rhythm stick, you may be entitled to personal Ian Dury compensation. In 1988, Frank Zappa released the first of 6 double CDs consisting of live performances throughout his long career. Called You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, it featured 182 songs spanning over 20 years and several versionsContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #45 YCDTOSA Vol 6”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #46 Make A Jazz Noise Here.

The wife and I have taken up woodworking classes.One of the neighbours said “I didn’t know you were carpenters”.I said “We’ve only just begun”. Frank Zappa’s final tour, the infamous 1988 World tour that was cut short due to internal band strife, yielded several albums, with Make A Jazz Noise Here being the ‘weakest’ ofContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #46 Make A Jazz Noise Here.”

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