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 - 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 - Greasy Love Songs (2010) + Congress Shall Make No Law (2010) {Zappa Records} [combined reup]

Frank Zappa - Greasy Love Songs (2010) + Congress Shall Make No Law (2010) {Zappa Records}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 673 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 313 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 35 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Zappa Records / ZFT | ZR 20010 / ZR 20010
Rock / Experimental Rock / Doo Wop / Speech

Another Anniversary Frank Zappa Audio Documentary project/object celebrating Zappa's Cruising With Ruben & The Jets. The Doo Wop and Pachuco references mark this as Zappa's homage to the music and culture of his teenage world in 1950's Southern California. Contains Original 1968 Vinyl Stereo Mix, Interviews and Related Rarities.
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.
Big Brother & The Holding Company with Janis Joplin - Cheap Thrills (1968) [MFSL Remastered 2016] Audio CD Layer

Big Brother & The Holding Company with Janis Joplin - Cheap Thrills (1968) [MFSL, 2016]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 236 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included | 00:37:25
Blues-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # UDSACD 2172

In many facets, Big Brother and the Holding Company's Cheap Thrills is the quintessential album to spring from the outcome of the Summer of Love. Best known as Janis Joplin's major-label debut, the 1968 set arrived when the countercultural movement was in full swing and before co-optation, drugs, and violence signaled the fall of the era. Ranked #338 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, it puts a female singer in the prominent position traditionally given to a male and showcases a band pouring a potent cocktail of fiery psychedelic, blues, and folk sounds that informed the unfettered creativity of the San Francisco scene. Produced by John Simon, Cheap Thrills also features one of the most iconic and elaborate album covers in history.
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 - 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 - Beat The Boots I (1991) {Rhino} [combined re-up]

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Beat The Boots I (1991) {Rhino}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 2,48 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 898 Mb
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© 1991 Rhino / FOO-EEE | R2 70537~44
Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

Beat the Boots is a collection of bootleg recordings by Frank Zappa which were originally distributed illegally but were released officially by Rhino Entertainment in 1991. The recordings were available as individual CDs and as an LP or cassette box set. The eight discs span a fifteen-year period from September 30, 1967 ('Tis the Season to Be Jelly) to May 21, 1982 (two tracks on As an Am).