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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Frank Zappa

I received the "Lumpy Money" 3CD set in the mail yesterday from the Zappa folks. They got it mostly right, and I recommend that everyone who cares obtain this set.

Disc 1: Mono "Capitol" vers. of "Lumpy Gravy" and Mono "We're Only In It For The Money". Just fantastic!
Disc 2: '84 remix of "Lumpy Gravy (moderately interesting) and '84 remix of "We're Only In It For The Money" (not my cup of tea at all).
Disc 3: Working tapes and 'building blocks' for both "Lumpy Gravy" and "We're Only In It For The Money" - very interesting, illuminating. Nice that they remembered the "Lonely Little Girl" single.

After getting the deluxe 4CD "Freak Out" and now this set, it makes me wonder if they will just overlook "Absolutely Free"?

Will 40th Anniversary sets from the Zappas eventually include a not-remixed "Cruisin' with Ruben & The Jets"? And a not-remixed "Hot Rats"?

- Ron



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