Poll - Favorite Zappa Posthumous Release 2012-2018

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  1. fast'n'bulbous

    fast'n'bulbous Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    New York, NY
    In 2012 there was a poll on Frank Zappa's posthumous releases:

    Your Favorite Frank Zappa Posthumous Releases

    I have been on a Zappa kick lately and I think it's time for an update. The top albums in the 2012 poll were Lumpy Money, MOFO, Wazoo, Lost Episodes, Imaginary Diseases, and Greasy Love Songs. The OP chose not to include Lather and Civilization III as he considered them part of the canon; also the poll has a 25 choice limit. That limit prevents me from doing a combined poll. There have been 20 releases since then!

    Please vote for up to four.
     
  2. SquaRoots

    SquaRoots The North Star Grassman

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    List is incomplete for me, as I was looking to vote for Philly '76 and Hammersmith Odeon.
     
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  3. fast'n'bulbous

    fast'n'bulbous Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Released in 2009 and 2010 respectively. They are covered in the 2012 poll.
     
  4. boboquisp

    boboquisp Ziggy, my buddy

    Location:
    NE Ohio
    Crux
    Meat Light
    Halloween 77
    Roxy Performances

    Almost - Little Dots

    We are fortunate fans. :cheers:
     
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  5. Tough to limit the choices to only 4.

    I picked:
    Road Tapes Venue 2 -great band and performance with surprisingly good sound
    A Token of His Extreme -brilliant ‘74 performance and great mix and sound
    Meat Light -gave me a new appreciation for this material
    The Roxy Box -a lot to digest, but just amazing stuff
     
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  6. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

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    Chicago, IL, US
    Finer Moments, Road Tapes 2, Meat Light, The Roxy Performances

    On a different day I might choose Halloween 77 rather than Finer Moments.
     
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  7. Bruriah

    Bruriah Forum Resident

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    Road Tapes 2
     
  8. jay.dee

    jay.dee Forum Resident

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    Glad that pre-2012 releases got discarded because I would have a hard time picking only four.

    My two absolute favourites from the poll listing are: Road Tapes #2 and Roxy Performances. The cream of the live cream.

    Then I pick Little Dots and A Token of His Extreme, recorded by two great lineups.

    And if I had the fifth slot it would get filled by Halloween '77.
     
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  9. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    uh......hello?
    "LUMPY MONEY"!?!?
     
  10. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

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    Mt. Kisco, NY
    2008
     
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  11. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

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    From this list I own 10, but have heard all of them.

    Roxy Box
    Meat Light
    Finer Moments
    Little Dots
     
  12. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Oohhhhhh!
    Didn't see the dates up there....
    my bad.
     
  13. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

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    Scranton, PA
    So far I think I'm the only person to vote for Dance Me This. Also, Road Tapes Venue #1 (good to see The Mothers get some love), Meat Light and The Roxy Performances.
     
  14. In no particular order...

    Road Tapes #1
    Finer Moments
    Chicago '78
    Roxy Performances
     
  15. fast'n'bulbous

    fast'n'bulbous Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Agreed! I love Steve Vai's line in the Imaginary Diseases liner notes, which I re-read just yesterday: "... this plethora of unreleased recordings is so vast that even in the remainder of your life (no matter how old you are reading this) you will never get to hear all of it."

    After I found the 2012 poll I wasn't going to do this one, and then I looked at the list and couldn't believe how much quality music has been released in the past six years. My latest Zappa binge was kicked off by The Roxy Performances, which would probably be in my top 4 anyway.
     
  16. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law


    PS... I couldn't find the scene I was looking for;
    When Homer covers his ears and says, "Shut up, shut up, SHUT UP!"
     
  17. Bracton

    Bracton Well-Known Member

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    Memphis
    The ones I have listened to the most...

    Road Tapes 2
    A Token
    Chicago 78
    Halloween 77

    I suspect the Roxy Performances will overtake Chicago in time. But right now, the above are my faves.
     
  18. Zongadude

    Zongadude Music is the best

    Location:
    France
    I haven't heard the ROXY box yet, so....

    My choice is:

    Finer moments: I don't know why, I love this double Lp (It's the only album from the list that has been issued on official vinyl format). Perhaps because it was created and planned by FZ himself and was almost released in 72 ?
    It is the missing link between pre-70 Mothers and Chunga's revenge, to me

    Chicago 1978: For me that's the best of the posthumous live albums. The sound and the mixing are just incredible. Just the drum sound alone makes this release a must-have :)

    Crux of the biscuit: Another great Projetc/Object making-of thing. Frankly I would have prefered to vote for Meat Light, but I was quite disapointed by it. So there.

    Road Tapes: I voted for volume 2, but my vote goes for the whole series. I absolutely love the Road Tapes series ! I really wish it will go on and on, and that one day we will have something like "Road Tapes Volume 32" or something :) This is a collection that screams for multiple volumes.
     
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  19. [QUOTE="Zongadude, post: 18267818, member: 26592]

    Chicago 1978: For me that's the best of the posthumous live albums. The sound and the mixing are just incredible. Just the drum sound alone makes this release a must-have :)

    Crux of the biscuit: Another great Projetc/Object making-of thing. Frankly I would have prefered to vote for Meat Light, but I was quite disapointed by it. So there.
    .[/QUOTE]
    These 2 would be my 5th and 6th choices.
     
  20. Beatnik_Daddyo'73

    Beatnik_Daddyo'73 Music Addiction Personified

    ...wow, almost missed this one. Only saw it while searching for some casual commentary on Lumpy $$, which I am spinning right now.
    Here’s mine-

    Road Tapes Venue #2
    Meat Light
    Little Dots
    Roxy Performances

    ...not far behind- Crux.., Roxy (movie), A Token...
     
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  21. Tristero

    Tristero Forum Resident

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    MI
    So if you were a Zappa fan on a budget, would you recommend going for the Token of His Extreme DVD or CD? How is the 5.1 mix? It's a little weird, but I find that I rarely watch concert DVDs more than a few times, whereas I'm much more likely to listen to the CD.
     
  22. WonkyWilly

    WonkyWilly Forum Resident

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    Paradise, PA
    There is no 5.1 mix. It's stereo only, mixed in 1974. The sound quality is phenomenal, but the mastering is a bit too loud.
     
  23. Beatnik_Daddyo'73

    Beatnik_Daddyo'73 Music Addiction Personified

    See-Dee :righton:
    I heard the DVD is a little frustrating in that it shows some claymation (which is awesome BTW) during some solo spots, instead of showing the musicians playing.
     
  24. bubba-ho-tep

    bubba-ho-tep Forum Resident

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    Wylie, TX, USA
    This is a tough one and it really depends on my mood at the time. For now:

    Finer Moments
    Token of His Extreme
    Meat Light
    Roxy Performances
     
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  25. bluesbro

    bluesbro Forum Hall of Shame

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    DC
    Wow, no love for Dance me This? We cried for decades for that one to be released
     
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