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Options December 4, 2017: "This Frank Zappo is a pretty raunchy guy."

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments New Approx. start time
Frank Zappa. December 21, 1940-December 4, 1993
Mothers of Invention  Plastic People   Options Absolutely Free  Verve  1967       
Mothers of Invention  Who Are The Brain Police?   Options Freak Out!  Verve  1966      0:05:50 (Pop‑up)
Mothers of Invention  Help I'm a Rock   Options Freak Out!  Verve  1966      0:08:35 (Pop‑up)
Mothers of Invention  Sleeping in a Jar   Options Uncle Meat  Bizarre/Reprise  1969      0:13:25 (Pop‑up)
Mothers of Invention  Fifty-Fifty   Options Over-Nite Sensation  DiscReet  1973      0:16:58 (Pop‑up)
Mothers Of Invention  Penguin in Bondage   Options Roxy & Elsewhere  DiscReet  1974      0:20:52 (Pop‑up)
Frank Zappa  G-Spot Tornado   Options Jazz from Hell  Rykodisc  1986      0:34:56 (Pop‑up)
Frank Zappa  Rat Tomago   Options Sheik Yerbouti  Rykodisc  1979      0:36:49 (Pop‑up)
Mothers of Invention  Inca Roads   Options One Size Fits All  DiscReet  1975      0:42:06 (Pop‑up)
Frank Zappa  Joe's Garage   Options Watermelon in Easter Hay  Zappa Records  1979      0:51:58 (Pop‑up)
Fascinations Grand Chorus  When You're Mine   Options Anglesea (EP)      On Joe Belock's Show TODAY!!!  *   1:02:06 (Pop‑up)
Kuro  Ishtar   Options Kuro  Rocket Recordings        1:05:08 (Pop‑up)
Billy Cobham  Quadrant 4   Options Spectrum  Atlantic  1973  Tommy Bolin (guitar) d. 12/4/76    1:28:00 (Pop‑up)
Jim Hall & Tal Farlowe  St. Thomas   Options Live in Central Park 6/30/73  wolfgangs.com    Jim Hall b. 12/4/30    1:32:24 (Pop‑up)
Ralph Towner  Winter Solstice   Options Solstice  ECM  1975      1:41:04 (Pop‑up)
John Fahey  Christ's Saints of God Fantasy   Options The New Possibility: John Fahey's Guitar Soli Christmas Album  Takoma  1968      1:44:41 (Pop‑up)
Bob Dylan  It's All Over Now, Baby Blue   Options The Bootleg Series, Volume 5: The Rolling Thunder Revue  Columbia  2002  Recorded at the Montreal Forum 12/4/75    2:02:17 (Pop‑up)
Wolf Eyes  011817   Options Stange Days II  Lower Floor Music      *   2:04:04 (Pop‑up)
Overlake  Winter Is Why   Options Travelogue/Winter Is Why 7"  Killing Horse  2015  At Monty Hall Saturday night!    2:15:57 (Pop‑up)
10cc  I'm Not in Love   Options The Very Best of 10cc  Mercury Records    Graham Gouldman visits Todd-o-phonic Todd Saturday    2:21:16 (Pop‑up)
Alex North & His Orchestra  French Quarter   Options Crime Jazz: Music in the Second Degree  Rhino    Alex North b. 12/4/1910    2:36:42 (Pop‑up)
Illinois Jacquet  It's the Talk of the Town   Options Jazz By Jacquet  Clef  1954      2:38:06 (Pop‑up)
Los Straightjackets  All Men Are Liars   Options What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Los Straitjackets      At Monty Hall Friday night!    2:40:11 (Pop‑up)
El Gran Combo  El Caballo Pelotero   Options v/a Love Your Motherlode (WFMU Marathon Premium)      Pellin Rodriguez (vocals) b. 12/4/26    2:43:28 (Pop‑up)
Beatles  Glass Onion   Options The Beatles (White Album)  Capitol  1968      2:45:07 (Pop‑up)
Mstislav Rostropovich, cello; Benjamin Britton ,piano  Schubert: Sonata in A minor, D821 for Arpeggione and Piano, Allegretto Movement   Options v/a Masters of the Bow: Cello  Deutsche Grammophon        2:49:23 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:02am Scraps deSelby:

Avatar 3:03am future transport:

FREAK OUT !!!!!!!
Avatar 3:03am Mark R:

Morning, Scraps!
Avatar 3:04am Mark R:

Yes, Future, let's...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:05am pacific standard simon:

Om'G, how could I NOT be here live for a Zappa tribute?
Avatar 3:07am Sem:

Had tp be here for this.
Hello, Mark, Circle folk.
Avatar 3:10am Mark R:

Welcome Sem, Simon. Settle in for an hour I hope you enjoy.
Avatar 3:10am Howard F:

Good Morning. Nice to hear some Frank!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12am Scraps:

I’m love-and-hate both, both personality and musician. Sometimes he’s great, sometimes he’s awful. I would go further, but nobody cares. You’re right, everybody’s mind is made up. Anyway, I’m listening. Cheers.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:12am pacific standard simon:

During my '69-70 year in school, I had a shop class in which we were assigned a project where we had to make a rubber stamp. I made one that said "Help I'm A Rock". I did not own a Zappa record, so I have no idea why I did that. Must have been random (FM) radio exposure.
Avatar 3:13am Mark R:

Hi Howard. First hour is all Frank tonight. Of course, there will be some favorites I'll leave out, but hopefully I'll cover a broad enough spectrum to cover his range (impossible as that may be).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:14am Scraps:

This one, he said helpfully, is great.
Avatar 3:14am Howard F:

@Mark: Something from Hot Rats please...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:15am pacific standard simon:

I was hoping this would be 3 hours. If I had a radio show, there would be a Zappa number on every show.
Avatar 3:17am Mark R:

Sorry 'bout that!
Avatar 3:18am Mark R:

I could easily do 3 hours, but I had some other stuff I wanted to play tonight! There's never enough time--1 hour, 3 hours, 9 hours...oh well.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:18am pacific standard simon:

Well, it's also Brian Wilson's birthday, isn't it?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:21am pacific standard simon:

I saw Zappa 4 times: the Petite Wazoo band in '72, and the Roxie band in '73 & '74.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:25am pacific standard simon:

"The Free Press" that he mentions in this tune was a hippie paper that was published in Los Angeles.
  3:26am UncleMarty:

Nice selection of gems .... not so difficult listening ..
Avatar 3:27am Howard F:

Are you from LA Simon?
Avatar 3:28am Mark R:

Some favorites of mine from the (sort of) early years in this set. Wanted to feature his guitar playing tonight--he didn't rate himself much of a guitar player, but I thought he was great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:28am pacific standard simon:

'60s in LA, '70s in SF, Howard.
Avatar 3:30am Howard F:

Would've loved to have been in LA in the '60's. I grew up in the Valley, and lived in Hollywood in the early '90's.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:33am pacific standard simon:

I would like to challenge any actual Zappa fans we might have present to name their favorite song when they were first interested in his music, and their favorite song NOW.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:34am Ricky:

Muffin Man
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:35am pacific standard simon:

If you listen to Johnny "Guitar" Watson, you can hear a lot of Zappa.
Avatar 3:36am Howard F:

Trouble Every Day & Dinah Moe-Humm
Avatar 3:38am future transport:

Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention Freak Out! - YouTube

zappa had one good album
Video for Freak Out! (Full Album)▶ 9:56
Avatar 3:40am future transport:

iii bought the freak out album in a bargain bin for 50 cents in in 1965 before iii was drafted into the vietnam war ... it was very valued to me
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:40am pacific standard simon:

As G-Spot Tornado emphasizes, Zappa was basically a percussion guy who took up guitar to make a living.
Avatar 3:41am Howard F:

Frank could lay on a pretty thick groove
Avatar 3:42am Howard F:

Let's be "Frank" here, the man is unsurpassed in creativity, humor and wit.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:43am pacific standard simon:

My first actual Zappa record was that Warner/Reprise Zapped loss leader record.
Avatar 3:45am future transport:

iii saw frank zappa when iii was in the signal corps on a weekend pass from fort monmouth new jesey in greenwictch village nyc in 1965 , he threw firecrackers at the audience and told them they were ass holes if they thought they were going to be entertained and to leave ... iii was unimpressed and went to the theater on bleeker street and watched andy warhol's chelsea girls ... zappa was already starting to lose it in 1965 , due to conditions that are still in effect .. cia against counter culture they tried to re invent ..
Avatar 3:45am Howard F:

I have a white-label promo copy of Freak Out!, that I found at Mercer Books in the mid-nineties for $4!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46am pacific standard simon:

"More Trouble Every Day" was my favorite until I found "King Kong" on Uncle Meat.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:46am Vincent Nifigance:

My Dad wouldn't let me listen to Billy The Mountain until I was old enough. I'm old enough now!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49am Vincent Nifigance:

My Dad used to let us watch 'Does Humour Belong in Music' alot when we were kids. In ensuing years, Booby Brown slowly unraveled its mysteries to me. Hotcha!
Avatar 3:49am future transport:

pacific standard simple simon challenge

I would like to challenge now

Frank Zappa - The Return of the Son of Monster Magnet - YouTube
Video for return of the son of monster magnet▶ 12:33
Apr 14, 2013 - Uploaded by MrWzzzW
Song: The Return of the Son of Monster Magnet (15/15) Album:Freak Out! (1966) Artist: Frank Zappa.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:49am pacific standard simon:

@future transport - you're two years off. Must be the agent orange exposure.
Avatar 3:51am markreichard:

Gentlemen, we're going to keep things civil on here tonight. Thank you.
Avatar 3:52am future transport:

pacific standard simon:


dont have your mouth write checks your ass cant cash
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55am Vincent Nifigance:

Thisis definitely in contention for favourite.
Avatar 3:55am Howard F:

thanks for the awesome tribute Mark!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:55am pacific standard simon:

Quite so. BTW, I can do Inca Roads if a Zappa Band needs a singer.
Avatar 3:55am markr:

I had the bleep button at the ready!
Avatar 3:57am Sem:

Thank you, Mark.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:58am Scraps:

See, I don’t want to argue with Frank fans that say his creativity (arguably) and wit (sigh....) is unsurpassed. When I like Zappa, he’s not (to me) unsurpassed at all. I mean, Joe’s Garage?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:59am pacific standard simon:

I'll keep it polite, of course. Zappa was not doing his shtick in NY in '65. That's '67.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:02am Vincent Nifigance:

Not sure whether I would wish Frank here today. I don't think I would want to do that to him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:03am pacific standard simon:

I'll take Zappa over Jimi, as a guitar player, any day. As a singer and r'n'b genius, I'll take Jimi.
Avatar 4:06am future transport:

standard simon ... iii was in the military in 1965 which apparently overlapped into 1966 ( am iii supposed to apologize ? and saw frank zappa in the cafe a gogo

zappa recorded later with zappa but this was beefhearts worst masturbation

.. hmm wondor why ...zappa played with hendrix .. but nothing is recorded known .. too bad
  4:07am debt collector:

Monday Love from Burlington VT
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:07am pacific standard simon:

The funny thing is, Jimi didn't rate himself as a singer.
Avatar 4:10am future transport:

no one has ever come close to hendrix on guitar.. will anyone ever before this planet is extinct again ? .. glad iii got to see him live in detroit
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:16am Vincent Nifigance:

Mark, will you do a Beefheart Tribute for the anniversary of his passing? December 17th, so it bleeds into the 18th)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:18am pacific standard simon:

Damn. what do you get for Christmas for a wife you divorced almost two years ago?
Avatar 4:18am markr:

No, but there's a fascinating new tribute to him by Gary Lucas (former Magic Band guitarist) and Nona Hendryx called "The World of Captain Beefheart," and I played a track from it last week and may play more in the future if we ever get an actual physical copy of the album in our library.
Avatar 4:19am markr:

I've got a lot of other stuff planned for the 18th, including Keith Richards' birthday party. He'll probably be a no-show, though. Even though 3-6 am is mid-day for him.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:19am pacific standard simon:

Kuro sounds like what you would have expected King Crimson to have become if they hadn't broken up in '74.
Avatar 4:20am future transport:

Produced by Beefheart's friend and former schoolmate Frank Zappa,

Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969) [Full Album]

Avatar 4:23am markr:

I realize this isn't everybody's cup of tea, but I find Kuro's music incredibly haunting and beautiful. Especially the violin. One of my most exciting discoveries among the new releases here in our library.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:23am Vincent Nifigance:

@markr This is great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:32am pacific standard simon:

I've been all over the Beefheart records and tributes and biographies, and my personal opinion is that the tributes are worthless. Some of the Beefheart stuff is awful too, but some of it is the greatest stuff ever. And Beefheart himself might have been another Charlie Manson, if he'd been bent that way.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:34am Vincent Nifigance:

The Tragic Band material between like 74 and 76 is weak, but it isn't even nearly approaching 'awful'. There are a couple of creamy songs on those I'd rank alongside his best.
Avatar 4:35am markr:

I've liked what I've heard from the Nona Hendryx one, though--she brings a completely different perspective to it. IMHO.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:36am Vincent Nifigance:

Eugene Chadbourne & Jimmy Carl Black did a pretty good Beefheart tribute
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:40am pacific standard simon:

@ Vincent Nifigance - I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree about 1974 ;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:41am pacific standard simon:

Now Tal Farlowe, holy shit!
Avatar 4:49am future transport:

standard simon:

. Zappa was not doing his shtick in NY in '65. That's '67.

iii know when iii was in the army ... iii know when iii saw him in greenwich village ... you didnt exist then ... shut it
Avatar 4:54am markr:

OK future, I'm going to ask you nicely to cool it. It's possible your memory is playing tricks on you. I was a child then, so I won't insist that I'm correct, but there are any number of sources that can confirm the Mothers long run at the Garrick Theatre in the summer of '67. It's possible they were here before that also, although I'd say it's doubtful, since their first album hadn't even been recorded yet in '65, and I think they mostly played on the West Coast at that point. But, as I said, I wasn't there, and I won't butt heads with you. But I'm going to have to insist that even when you disagree, you be polite. Telling people to "shut it" is rude and uncalled for. So one last time, I'm going to suggest that you enjoy the music and keep your comments civil, OK? Thanks--appreciate your listenership and of course, your military service.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:55am pacific standard simon:

I think I need to get nekkid and slip between the sheets. Not doing trolls. good night.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 4:56am Vincent Nifigance:

@pacific standard simon Observatory Crest is a tune!!!
Avatar 5:16am markr:

This Wolf Eyes has rendered you all speechless, hasn't it?
Avatar 5:20am future transport:

if frank was still alive iii would ask him to confirm that iii did see him play live in the village in 1966 and make a statement ..
he is not with us .. iii am sorry iii mentioned it .. is it the least common denominator that reduces us to concensus ?
Avatar 5:22am markr:

I like having a free-flowing comments board. I don't censor anyone. I only ask that we be polite to each other. There's enough rudeness in the world, don't you think?
Avatar 5:23am future transport:

our president proves that rudeness has exceeded its limit
Avatar 5:26am markr:

I concur. If I were running for office, my slogan would be "Respect." That says it all. What we should have, what we used to have, what we don't have now, what we need.
Avatar 5:29am future transport:

the 50's the 60's ...the further back decades were the best .. and before the dark ages were great civilizations we can scarcely no about
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:32am Scraps:

Actually, I’ve listened to “I’m Not In Love” on WFMU at least twice in the last month!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:41am Scraps:

(Looked it up: Gaylord Fields and Sophisticated Boom Boom)
Avatar 5:49am markr:

I totally believe you--I've just missed their shows the last couple of weeks. So it's in the FMU heavy rotation just like it was on the rock stations in the 70s!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:52am Scraps:

I thought I remembered Uncle Mike playing it, too. And he did — but in October. ;-)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:54am Scraps:

Good thing I really like it!
  5:56am debt collector:

Nice finish...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:57am Scraps:

Nice three hours. Cheers.
Avatar 5:58am markr:

Thanks for tuning in today, everyone. I'm off next week, I leave you in the very capable hands of Ms. Bronwyn Bishop. I'll be back in two weeks!
  5:58am Manu:

Thanks for the lovely music, Mark.
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