Frank Zappa’s Jukebox

Slated for release next August 4th: Frank Zappa’s Jukebox:

Zappa's Jukebox

Via The Idiot Bastard.

27 Responses to “Frank Zappa’s Jukebox”

  1. Jamez says:

    Probably the only place you can get Varese and Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson on the same album!

  2. Balint says:

    Wow, sounds interesting! I want one!!

  3. SOFA - Philostopher/Chef says:

    For the life of me, I can’t figure out why the “Rotten Cocksucker’s Ball” by the Clovers is not on the play list…

  4. Dwiva says:

    pre-order yours today and get a free potholder spoiled by that gay guy himself, ANADRE!!!

  5. Balint says:

    Well, there’s no Whipping Post, either.. :-) There are tons of songs to be released like this – maybe a “vol. 2.” might follow this. I’ve got an mp3 collection full of these “inspirational tracks”, but unfortunately most of the files are damaged. THAT was a long list, nevertheless.
    Oh yes: Midnight Sun could have been inserted, too! (see notes here)

  6. Rob says:

    A quote from SOFA – Philostopher/Chef:

    For the life of me, I can’t figure out why the “Rotten Cocksucker’s Ball” by the Clovers is not on the play list…

    That’s a great choice for Volume 2 (a.k.a. Son of Jukebox)! I’d guess that Christopher Cross’ “Sailing” wouldn’t be included. Maybe the Allman Bros. “Whippin’ Post”…any other suggestions out there?

  7. Rob says:

    shoot! Balint beat me by 7 minutes…gotta learn to type faster!

  8. Balint says:

    Here’s what I’ve got, its called “FZ gotcha covered vol. 1″, but might be a private collection only, couse I did found nothing on the net about it.

    72 minutes, focusing on the fifties, mostly – thus without Whipping Post. :-)
    (and as I’ve mentioned, too much of the files are corrupted, with some disturbing sounds here and there.)

  9. Rob says:

    A tasty little sucker!

  10. Sterbus says:

    I like the Allman’s Whipping Post, it sounds like a Zappa version from the Flo & Eddie 1971 era… :)

  11. CHUCK says:

    I don’t think FZ was a particular fan of Whipping Post.. he only had the band learn it because he felt disappointed that when the guy called out for it they didn’t play it. The calling out of Whipping Post also became a bit of thing… was a Rolling Stone article about it once.

    So to FZ I guess it was more of a joke thing and then just a good encore number and vamp for a solo. He didn’t do too much of a hommage type version either.

  12. The Sultan says:

    What, no Ali Akbar Khan or Ravi Shankar? Give me a freggin’ break!

    (but that might have made things too “eclectic”!)

    ——–

    how about a short list of 70′s Rock bands that FZ liked:

    Alice Cooper (early)
    Gentle Giant
    Jethro Tull
    Steely Dan (sorta)
    Nektar
    (more to add?)

  13. Sterbus says:

    Grand Funk?

  14. Paul Sempschi says:

    Queen
    Led Zeppelin (err-sort of…)
    Captain Beefheart

  15. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    Did the (contemporary) bands he liked actually influence FZ? It’s an interesting question, and an important distinction to make as well…

  16. Jamez says:

    A quote from The Sultan:

    What, no Ali Akbar Khan or Ravi Shankar? Give me a freggin’ break!

    (but that might have made things too “eclectic”!)

    ——–

    how about a short list of 70′s Rock bands that FZ liked:

    Alice Cooper (early)
    Gentle Giant
    Jethro Tull
    Steely Dan (sorta)
    Nektar
    (more to add?)

    Black Sabbath?

  17. Plooker says:

    The Slits?

  18. Paul Sempschi says:

    I heard somewhere that Zappa considered Sabbath to be the scum of metal, no doubt he wasnt impressed by “Paranoid” or “NIB”

  19. StrictlyOnline says:

    As chunky as this is to taste, no Edgar Varese?

  20. Sterbus says:

    About Black Sabbath, he said he liked that genre, and a guitar riff like the one in “Supernaut” sounded like “a type of heavy rock that could be successful in the future”

  21. James says:

    Zappa was guest dj on bbc radio 1 1980-ish

    Track 11: “Iron Man” – Black Sabbath
    Zappa said:
    “I don’t care what you say – I still like Black Sabbath! “

    The show was called “Star Special”, the transcript is on this very here website! I just found it today….fascinating. Well done all you archivist-type-t’internet people.

  22. Balint says:

    Jus a few more ideas to include the jukebox:

    Whipping Post (Allman Brothers)
    Midnight Sun (Lionel Hampton)
    My Sharona (The Knack)
    Little Deuce Coupe (Wilson/Christian)
    Baby Love (Holland/Dozier/Holland)
    Funiculì Funiculà (Denza)
    Wild Thing (Taylor)
    The Star-Spangled Banner (Smith/Key)
    Dragnet (Schumann/Rózsa)

    I’ve tried to find some of these, but couldn’t reach any of them. Yet.

  23. Jeroen says:

    Did you all just read the complete Star Special transcript? Or know it by heart (you probably do, you’re all way more into bootleg Zappa than I am.
    Anyway, for those who need to be initiated, I just laughed really loud because of this farewell message including the answer to a very long standing question:

    FZ: And the word is Radio 1 and this is Frank Zappa about to play the last selection on my artificial disc jockey program. And before I disappear into the wilderness I want to thank Graham, Martin and Trevor, and remind you that next on Radio 1 its Alexis Korner. Now they have allowed me, erm, here on this radio station, to actually play one of my own toons on this radio show, and for this fact I will be *deeply* indebted to them forever, and, er, I’ve chosen as my one representative item from the repertoire that I can squeeze in here, a song called “Watermelon In Easter Hay”. And I will now provide you with a piece of information about the title: That’s not the complete title of this song. The *real* title of this song is “Playing A Guitar Solo With This Band Is Like Trying To Grow A Watermelon In Easter Hay”. And that’s where it came from. From me, Frank Zappa, goodbye!

    Jeroen

  24. Harry Barris says:

    “In-a-Gadda-da-Poodle” (!?!)

  25. centralscrew10iser says:

    Did I miss something or have we all missed another gem from the Vault?

    Hidden away on the other people bought this suggestion list is….

    Frank Zappa transmissions

    72 Page (CD sized) Hardback book.
    Enhanced Bonus Material
    I’m The Slime
    The Purple Lagoon
    Peaches En Regalia
    Dancin’ Fool
    The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
    St Alphonso’s Pancake Breakfast
    Track List

    I’m The Slime
    The Purple Lagoon
    Peaches En Regalia
    Dancin’ Fool
    The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
    St Alphonso’s Pancake Breakfast

    Anybody got tis tasty little sucker?

  26. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    A quote from centralscrew10iser:

    Did I miss something or have we all missed another gem from the Vault?

    It was mentioned here (well at Hot-Poop anyway) back in January. The quality is somewhat questionable so I’ve read — and definitely not an official release from “The Vault”.

  27. Carlin says:

    Why on earth shell out to buy this? It’s another shitty boot with songs that you download in a jiff. And why let this fucking boot company be the arbiter of what inspired Zappa? This CD represents the evil of music distribution: download assorted songs, make a cover and sell it to stupid gits.
    Furthermore, it is my opinion that ZpZ must be destroyed.

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