Frank Zappa - Initiating the Uninitiated

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Mofo Project/Object [Us Import]
1.  Mofo Project/Object [Us Import] by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "What better place to start than Frank's first release?  It is actually a great production- FZ somehow managed to get a huge budget together for his first foray, and a double album to boot."
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Hot Rats
2.  Hot Rats by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "Frank's seemingly most popular release among critics, and it's true: a great jazz rock, instrumental record showing off Frank's guitar.  Feat Cpt Beefheart on vocals 'Willie The Pimp'."
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The Yellow Shark
3.  The Yellow Shark by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "Zappa wrote orchestral scores as well.  FZ was especially influenced by chamber music like Edgar Varèse.  This is the best release of Zappa in orchestral mode."
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Lather [Japanese Limited Edition]
4.  Lather [Japanese Limited Edition] by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "This is sort of the ultimate Zappa release, featuring elements of nearly all his styles.  It never came out as intended until years later.  Previously available in bits on 3-4 separated albums."
£86.95   Used & New from: £83.95

Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar
5.  Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "Frank's best of the three 'guitar' work out albums.  Great for aspiring guitarists to listen to and wonder how the hell they did that.."
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Imaginary Diseases
6.  Imaginary Diseases by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "Finally, the 'Petit Wazoo' band gets a showing in FZ's catalogue posthumously.  The band worked on 'Grand Wazoo' and 'Waka/Jawaka' and toured into late '72."
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One Size Fits All
7.  One Size Fits All by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "My fav of the more 'straight-ahead' rock things FZ put out in the mid-70's.  Well 'straight ahead' for Zappa.  Still featuring wacky time signatures and temp shifts galore."
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Roxy & Elsewhere
8.  Roxy & Elsewhere by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "Great live record of the 'Overnite Sensation'/ 'Apostrophe' era line-up"
£15.83   Used & New from: £5.78
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Uncle Meat
9.  Uncle Meat by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "The early Mothers of Invention line-up were wonderful.  This release was a soundtrack to a movie that took years to come out.  The selections here include the legendary 'King Kong' suite."
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Lumpy Gravy
10.  Lumpy Gravy by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "A sound collage of orchestral music (arranged/conducted by FZ) interspersed with spoken word segments all spliced in and edited into one crazy whole."
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We're Only in it for the Money
11.  We're Only in it for the Money by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "Following on from some of the themes of 'Freak Out' and 'Absolutely Free' the third album features more social commentary and hunour replete with the usual creative musical wonderment."
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The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life
12.  The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "In '88 Zappa assembled a 'big-band' and went out on tour.  They were his most accomplished group of musicians in years, but in-fighting brought the whole thing to a close early."
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Apostrophe (')
13.  Apostrophe (') by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "Short and sweet rock record from the 'popular' phaze."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Over-Nite Sensation
14.  Over-Nite Sensation by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "'Overnite Sensation' is a nice companion to 'Apostrophe'.  They sound alike and feature a lot of the same musicians."
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Them Or Us
15.  Them Or Us by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "I'm not a huge fan of a lot of the 80's stuff but this is a solid release.  It came out in a year when FZ decided to put out 3-4 different things (..!!).  This is the best of the bunch imo."
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The Grand Wazoo
16.  The Grand Wazoo by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "Zappa was confined a chair for much of '72.  During that time he put out this and 'Waka/Jawaka'.  Musically a sort of 'Hot Rats' follow-up, though more jazz/horn influenced than rock."
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Weasels Ripped My Flesh [Japanese Limited Edition]
17.  Weasels Ripped My Flesh [Japanese Limited Edition] by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "Another early Mothers favourite.  A mixture of the straight ahead and insane."
£30.99   Used & New from: £16.30
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