Frank Zappa Uncle Meat

Frank Zappa - Uncle Meat 2 CDs  Music

Posted by elcho at June 7, 2007
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Frank Zappa - Uncle Meat 2 CDs 1968,1969, 1970; remastered 1987
EAC | Double CD2 mp3 lame 320kbps + 2cue | 6 x 46.1MB +1 x 11.5 MB | 2hs, 44 sec | full covers and booklets

"Most of the music from the Mother's movie of the same name which we haven't got enough money to finish yet" FZ
Frank Zappa - Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object (2016)

Frank Zappa - Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object
Progressive Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 206:56 min | 475 MB
Label: Zappa Records | Tracks: 79 | Rls.date: 2016

Uncle Meat gets the deluxe treatment in this three CD Project/Object Audio Documentary. Included is the original 1969 vinyl mix (restored, remastered and available digitally for the first time), an original sequence that includes unique source material and bonus vault tracks mostly compiled from the recording sessions at Apostolic Studios in NYC between 1967 and 1968.

Frank Zappa - Finer Moments (2012) {2CD Zappa Records}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Feb. 2, 2016
Frank Zappa - Finer Moments (2012) {2CD Zappa Records}

Frank Zappa - Finer Moments (2012) {2CD Zappa Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 497 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 196 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 411 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Zappa Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 3894
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #94. Finer Moments is a curious but mostly excellent compilation of (mostly) instrumental odds and ends put together by FZ in 1972 that went (mostly) unreleased until 2012. Disc one concentrates on the 1968-1969 Mothers. The first four tracks are from a 1969 Royal Albert Hall show that was partially documented in the film Uncle Meat. "Sleazette" is a great guitar solo, but the Mozart piece loses quite a bit without the "ballet" visuals. "The Wailing Zombie Music" sounds part-composed/part-conducted improvisation. "The Old Curiosity Shoppe" is a nice jam from 1971 featuring some nice wah-wah alto sax from Ian Underwood and wicked soloing from FZ.
Frank Zappa - Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (1968) + Uncle Meat (1969) + FZ Ryko Catalog {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (1968) + Uncle Meat (1969) + FZ Ryko Catalog {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.01 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 386 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (tiff) -> 1.51 Gb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10505 / RCD 10506~7
Rock / Experimental Rock / Doo Wop

Frank Zappa loved '50s doo wop music. He grew up with it, collected it, and it was the first kind of pop music he wrote (like "Memories of El Monte," recorded by the Penguins in 1962). Cruising With Ruben & the Jets, the Mothers of Invention's fourth LP, is a collection of such music, all Zappa originals (some co-written with MOI singer Ray Collins). To the unexperienced, songs like "Cheap Thrills," "Deseri," and "Jelly Roll Gum Drop" can sound like an average doo wop song.
Frank Zappa - 200 Motels (1971) (24-96 2xLP French Vinyl)

Frank Zappa - 200 Motels (1971) (24-96 2xLP French Vinyl)
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC(tracks) -> 1.7 Gb | Full Scans -> 24 Mb | Label: United Artists Records | French 1971 pressing
Genre: Rock, Experimental Rock | RAR 5% | Rec. CAT #UAS 29 218/19

The soundtrack to Frank Zappa's strange early-'70s film 200 Motels was always doomed to be a peripheral entry in his discography. The movie's story was not easy to follow, and neither is the record (not that plot was ever a big focus of the production). It's typically wacky Zappa of the era, with unpredictable sharp turns between crunchy rock bombast, orchestration, and jazz/classical influences, as well as interjections of wacky spoken dialogue. Those who like his late-'60s/early-'70s work – not as song-oriented as his first albums, in other words, but not as "serious" or as silly as his later records – will probably like this fine, although it's not up to the level of Uncle Meat.
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (1968) + Uncle Meat (1969) {2012 UMe Remaster}

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (1968) + Uncle Meat (1969) {2012 UMe Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 1,01 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 386 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 60 Mb
© 2012 UMe / ZFT | ZR 3838 / ZR 3839
Rock / Experimental Rock

Frank Zappa loved '50s doo wop music. He grew up with it, collected it, and it was the first kind of pop music he wrote (like "Memories of El Monte," recorded by the Penguins in 1962). Cruising With Ruben & the Jets, the Mothers of Invention's fourth LP, is a collection of such music, all Zappa originals (some co-written with MOI singer Ray Collins). To the unexperienced, songs like "Cheap Thrills," "Deseri," and "Jelly Roll Gum Drop" can sound like an average doo wop song. A closer look reveals unusual chord sequences, Stravinsky quotes, and hilariously moronic lyrics – all that wrapped in four-way harmony vocals and linear piano triplets.
The Mothers of Invention - Uncle Meat (1969) [Original Bizarre Records Vinyl Rip]

The Mothers of Invention - Uncle Meat (1969) [Original Bizarre Records Vinyl Rip]
EACRip | MP3 @320 -> 174 MB | FLAC+No CUE+No LOG -> 454 MB
© 1969 Bizarre Records | Rock / Progressive Rock / Experimental Rock

This version is regarded as the one with the superior mix and is represented here as an alternative to the Ryko remaster

Just three years into their recording career, the Mothers of Invention released their second double album, Uncle Meat, which began life as the largely instrumental soundtrack to an unfinished film. It's essentially a transitional work, but it's a fascinating one, showcasing Frank Zappa's ever-increasing compositional dexterity and the Mothers' emerging instrumental prowess. It was potentially easy to overlook Zappa's melodic gifts on albums past, but on Uncle Meat, he thrusts them firmly into the spotlight; what few lyrics there are, Zappa says in the liner notes, are in-jokes relevant only to the band. Thus, Uncle Meat became the point at which Zappa began to establish himself as a composer and he would return to many of these pieces repeatedly over the course of his career. Taken as a whole, Uncle Meat comes off as a hodgepodge, with centerpieces scattered between variations on previous pieces, short concert excerpts, less-realized experiments, doo wop tunes, and comedy bits; the programming often feels as random as the abrupt transitions and tape experiments held over from Zappa's last few projects. But despite the absence of a conceptual framework, the unfocused sprawl of Uncle Meat is actually a big part of its appeal. It's exciting to hear one of the most creatively fertile minds in rock pushing restlessly into new territory, even if he isn't always quite sure where he's going. However, several tracks hint at the jazz-rock fusion soon to come, especially the extended album closer "King Kong"; it's his first unequivocal success in that area, with its odd time signature helping turn it into a rhythmically kinetic blowing vehicle. Though some might miss the gleeful satire of Zappa's previous work with the Mothers, Uncle Meat's continued abundance of musical ideas places it among his most intriguing works.
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Uncle Meat (1969) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster}

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Uncle Meat (1969) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 355 Mb + 396 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 129 Mb + 143 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 67 Mb
© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10506/07
Rock / Experimental Rock


Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Uncle Meat (1969) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster}

Over the two-record set, Zappa manages to cover the entire spread of his interests. Masquerading as a movie in progress, it is a way of highlighting the struggle of trying to keep the band together against a pretty hostile, or worse, apathetic audience. The frustration of putting something out that is artistically brilliant has a particular significance, as music and film go hand in hand. The film dialogue is either hilarious or it will leave you cold. The former is the general consensus. Zappa was so far ahead that his earth life ended before we caught up with him. Weird but highly recommended.
Recorded from October 1967 to February 1968. Includes liner notes by Frank Zappa.

UNCLE MEAT was digitally remixed with approximately 40 minutes of previously unreleased material from the original sessions.

Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by franklee at Nov. 20, 2016
Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.

Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.
By: Howard Kaylan, Jeff Tamarkin
Backbeat Books | 2013 | English | ePUB | 304 pages | ISBN-10: 1480342939 | 4.7 MB

(Book). If Howard Kaylan had sung only one song, the Turtles' 1967 No. 1 smash hit "Happy Together," his place in rock-and-roll history would still be secure.

Frank Zappa - Chicago 78 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 4, 2016
Frank Zappa - Chicago 78 (2016)

Frank Zappa - Chicago 78
Progressive Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 119:39 min | 274 MB
Label: Commercial Marketing | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2016

This Vaulternative Records concert release finds Zappa and band at the Uptown Theater, Chicago, Ill - September 29, 1978. Of the two shows played that evening, the late show is captured here in it's entirety. As you would expect, the concert delivers with a good blend of fan favorites, blistering guitar solos, audience participation, on-the-spot improvisations and stellar playing from a talented band line-up.