Another one that got away?,
This review is from: Fillmore East - June 1971 (Audio CD)
Never been what could be classed as a fan of either the 'Mothers' or Frank Zappa and this is the only CD I have as I still maintain it is the best even if it always seems to get overlooked by most. Originally bought solely for 'Tears Began To Fall' as it was always the closing tune at the local Heavy Rock disco and the rest of it initially seemed totally inaccessible. However, I stuck with it and now it always brings a smile to my face (especially 'Do You Like My New Car' & 'What Kind Of Girls Do You Think We Are?') even though it seldom gets an airing. If you want a taster of Mr Zappa then this is certainly worth a listen as it is very funny in places but beware IT IS EXPLICIT.
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Initial post: 16 Dec 2013 16:19:18 GMT
Mr. D. Bain says:
You admit that you've 'never been a fan of either the Mothers or Zappa' yet you rate this album as their best (out of around 80 released Zappa albums). As a fan of over 40 years I can honestly say that this album, although good in places (e.g. tears began to fall) is a long way from being Zappa's best. I wouldn't even rate it among his best 50 albums. Most of his studio albums knock spots off this one. If you want to hear a great live album go for 'Roxy and Elsewhere' or 'The best Band You Never Heard In Your Life' or any of the six 'You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore' double albums.
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Possum Pie says:
Hi there. Comments noted and for the record during my school days (now long gone) I had to endure many of Mr Zappa's offerings in the 6th form common room. Sorry, but most were sleep inducing and for the most part very hard going. The problem is/was that unless you had an grasp of American life and politics (Just another band from L.A.) in my opinion much was meaningless. That said the 'Mothers' etc are still viewed as an essential part of rock history and as such at least one should be included in any CD collection. As for me it happens to be this one. Cheers and take care.....
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