Frank Zappa Cheap Thrills

Frank Zappa - Cheap Thrills (1998) {Rykodisc Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - Cheap Thrills (1998) {Rykodisc Remaster Complete Series}
XLD rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 328 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 114 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 23 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1998 Rykodisc | RCD 10579 / D20193
Rock / Jazz Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

Cheap Thrills is designed for the curious listener who has always wanted to explore Frank Zappa but was intimidated by his overwhelming catalog. Of course, so is Strictly Commercial, which contains all of Zappa's most familiar songs, but Cheap Thrills has the advantage of being cheap, plus giving an idea of the weird diversity of Zappa's catalog, since it's filled with cult favorites, live tracks, smutty jokes, and assorted album tracks. It's not necessarily the most accessible introduction to Zappa – again, that would be Strictly Commercial – but it's more accessible than the average album while giving a sense of what the albums feel like.

Frank Zappa - Cheap Thrills (1998) {Rykodisc}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 21, 2010
Frank Zappa - Cheap Thrills (1998) {Rykodisc}

Frank Zappa - Cheap Thrills (1998) {Rykodisc}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 329 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 114 Mb
Full Artwork @ 400 dpi (jpg) -> 60 Mb
© 1998 Rykodisc | RCD 10579
Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

Cheap Thrills is designed for the curious listener who has always wanted to explore Frank Zappa but was intimidated by his overwhelming catalog. Of course, so is Strictly Commercial, which contains all of Zappa's most familiar songs, but Cheap Thrills has the advantage of being cheap, plus giving an idea of the weird diversity of Zappa's catalog, since it's filled with cult favorites, live tracks, smutty jokes, and assorted album tracks. It's not necessarily the most accessible introduction to Zappa – again, that would be Strictly Commercial – but it's more accessible than the average album while giving a sense of what the albums feel like.
Frank Zappa - Son of Cheep Thrills (1999) {Rykodisc Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - Son of Cheep Thrills (1999) {Rykodisc Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 321 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 107 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 134 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1999 Rykodisc | RCD 10581
Rock / Jazz Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

A companion to Rykodisc's budget-priced compilation Cheap Thrills, Son of Cheap Thrills ranges haphazardly over the many phases of Zappa's career, concentrating on briefer, more song-oriented material; although many of his varied musical sides are covered, the collection never quite jells into something cohesive. On the other hand, that task would be difficult enough for a full-fledged anthology of Zappa, let alone a budget sampler, so take it for what it is – a cheaply priced introduction for the cash-strapped. Still, if you choose to acclimate yourself to Zappa this way, the first Cheap Thrills remains the better of the two, containing as it does a larger percentage of career high points.
Frank Zappa - Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object Audio Documentary (2016) {3CD Set Zappa Records ZR 20024}

Frank Zappa - Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object Audio Documentary (2016) {3CD Set Zappa Records ZR 20024}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.23 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 491 Mb
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© 1968, 2016 Zappa Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 20024
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Jazz Rock

Official Release #107. 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 1969.
Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #3 (2016) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2016-1}

Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #3 (2016) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2016-1}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 963 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 346 Mb
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© 2016 Vaulternative Records / ZFT | VR 2016-1
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #103. Performed/Arranged/Conducted by Frank Zappa. Road Tapes, Venue #3 features two complete shows from Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN. The July '70 Mothers line-up featured Flo & Eddie, George Duke, Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar & Jeff Simmons. FZ's vast Vault does not contain many full shows from this time period, so that alone makes this release a special one. The tapes were recorded to stereo reel-to-reel, but not without problems. Due to their historical relevance, we felt it was worth it, warts 'n all! Venue #3 does not disappoint.
Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (') (1974) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (') (1974) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 209 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 77 Mb
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© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10519
Rock / Experimental Rock / Jazz Rock

One of Frank Zappa's most commercially successful albums, APOSTROPHE is also among his goofiest. The album found its way to the semi-mainstream chiefly on the strength of "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow." As the title of that single indicates, the scatological humor and cheap jokes that are part of Zappa's stock in trade abound here (see also the self-explanatory "Stink-Foot"). Part of Zappa's genius, though, much like that of Gong's Daevid Allen, was to deflate his sophisticated instrumental excursions and conceptual work with lowbrow humor and downright silliness. Nowhere is that process more apparent than on APOSTROPHE.
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)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by ruskaval at Jan. 5, 2013
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.

American Pickers S04E02 "Not So Cheap Thrills"  Video

Posted by BlackFlag at Jan. 8, 2012
American Pickers S04E02 "Not So Cheap Thrills"

American Pickers S04E02 "Not So Cheap Thrills"
HDTV | AVI | 624x352 | XviD @ 962 Kbps 29.970 fps | MP3 @ 140 Kbps | 43m 43s | 349 Mb
Genre: Documentary, Reality | Language: English

The show follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, as they travel around the greater Midwestern United States as well as the eastern and southern U.S. in a Mercedes Sprinter, buying antiques and collectibles. They work with Danielle Colby-Cushman, who runs the office of their business, Antique Archeology, from their home base in Le Claire, Iowa. While Danielle researches potential leads, Mike and Frank attempt to track down potential sellers on the road.