Sunday Mix: Music Is The Best


Well, Zappa freaks, fans, and friends, you may not be able to download it from iTunes, yet you can still listen to my mixtape, “Sunday Mix: Music Is The Best” for free, here at KUR, and enjoy the various rare and interesting FZ field recordings, as well as early 45 versions of songs (before many were remixed beyond recognition), while you celebrate what would have been Frank’s 68th birthday. I think I’m going to chow down on a muffin, myself.

Click here to listen to the mixtape.

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19 Responses to “Sunday Mix: Music Is The Best”

  1. brett says:

    Nice performance of Sinister Footwear, though I think your concert citation is incorrect for that track. Must be from the 82 tour.

  2. Balint says:

    Woooaaaaaahhhhh… Beautiful. And the quality, again… Heyyy. Thanks!

  3. matt says:

    Now that would have been a worthwhile birthday bundle!

    Really great mix of performances, thanks.


  4. potatohead Peccary says:

    Thanks man!! Much a appreciated!!!!

  5. mtiberio says:

    Thanks for the compilation. I must say however, that the 45 version of Dog Breath is much busier than the Uncle Meat version. I think Frank went overboard on the post production..

  6. Sterbus says:

    The version of Sinister Footwear is fantastic, would like to know if the whole concert is or will ever be available OFFICIALLY, OF COURSE…

  7. jane23 says:

    nice bunch of tunes, thanks

  8. urbangraffito says:

    [quote comment=”3365″]The version of Sinister Footwear is fantastic, would like to know if the whole concert is or will ever be available OFFICIALLY, OF COURSE…[/quote]

    All of the live field recordings in this Sunday Mix were downloaded at one time or other from the great folks at Zappateers (which is why the sound quality is so fantastic). I believe the concert containing Sinister Footwear is still available for download at that site (as long as someone is seeding it – if not, request it).

  9. Hugh says:

    I read about the show with (You Didn’t Try To Call Me) Bianca’s classic “suck a rat’s dick” line, so it was nice to finally hear it! Funny shit!

  10. urbangraffito says:

    [quote comment=”3374″]I read about the show with (You Didn’t Try To Call Me) Bianca’s classic “suck a rat’s dick” line, so it was nice to finally hear it! Funny shit![/quote]

    I recently had a brief affair with a woman who was convinced that Frank Zappa was a card carrying misogynist (because of songs like “Broken Hearts Are For Assholes” and the “ram it, ram it, ram it up your poop shute reference” and others). Certainly, this track with Bianca’s classic “suck a rat’s dick” line, dispels this perception.

  11. Hugh says:

    ‘Beauty knows no pain . . . so what ya cryin’ about . . . girrrrrrrrrl”.
    I can understand her opinion, urbanG. Lord knows the evidence is all over the chart. I’d like to believe Frank knew his audience. And I’m sorry ladies, but you present a easy target especially for FZ’s favorite topics.
    I read that Frank was upset with Bianca about the rat’s dick comment. Zappa felt he was the only authorized to belittle his audience. But after hearing the track, Frank goes out of his way at the end of the song to repeat what Bianca said (in case they didn’t hear it the first time). Obviously FZ was quite amused at the time.

    Btw, Merry Christmas to urbangraffito, the entire KUR crew and all my fellow posters! Cheers! Cheers! Cheers!

  12. jane23 says:

    zappa was not a mysoginist. He said he liked women, he even married one. He also said that he had plenty of songs about guys who do stupid stuff and just because women have that thing between their legs does not make them immune to criticism.

    p.s. my avatar still does not work. bah humbug!!!

  13. jane23 says:

    Mathilda Plum
    I was going to ask who Mathilda Plum is but,
    I just found out she is Moon’s Daughter
    Born on the same day as her Grandfather, December 21.
    Interesting coincidence.
    Not quite as interesting, Moon and I share the same birthday,
    September 28
    Does that make moon my grandfather???
    the grandfathers of invention.
    Wowie Zowie.

  14. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    [quote comment=”3394″]p.s. my avatar still does not work. bah humbug!!![/quote]
    Are you posting here with the same email address that you used to sign up with Gravatar?

  15. Paul Sempschi says:

    [quote comment=”3394″]zappa was not a mysoginist. He said he liked women, he even married one.[/quote]

    No, he was a sexist!

    : p

    point taken though, yeah, he had nothing against women, he just had no respect for anyone (equally). I admire that.

  16. jane24 says:

    i bet mathilda plum is much better looking then you 🙂 and so is moon:)

  17. Propellerkuh says:

    Marrying a woman doesn’t need someone who really likes women. And on the part of the women: When a woman says she likes the man she’s married to, doesn’t make that a happy married couple. Women much too often are trained to be submissive, have and exploit for themselves a helper syndrome a.s.f. whatever
    But for me all these considerations are no way to know or hint at what Frank and his relationship to women really was. Maybe Moon could tell us best. Surely Frank was a son of his time of upbringing and (Italian) ancestry, with a fine blend of French liberté and cleverness added by Rose.
    And without blanking all this out: All this doesn’t in the least detract from his centuries-lasting overall brilliance in composition, political and social fore-thinking, technical avant guardism, conceptual continualism and pushing the human enevelope in general.
    And we all have a teeny, weeny little part in partaking, supporting and trading forth all this. And having lots of fun. BTW: Thanks a lot for the playlist and the work of the KUR people and the Zappatistas! A Happy New Year to all of you.

  18. SJZ says:

    Not to ruin anyone’s holiday season (and if I have, “go tell it on the mountain”) but I think it might be a bit of a stretch to attribute “French liberte” and “cleverness” to Rose–not that she wasn’t clever or partially French, but, uh, French liberte and cleverness don’t come to mind when I think about grandma Z.

    But then again, what do I know? (answer = not very much.)

    Great mix!

  19. bernard says:

    Come on. FZ was not a mysoginist. He happened to be a guy who behaved like a macho. A product of his times.

    Back to the future.

    Everybody knows that I like Balint. He, B., discovered J. Zorn. See:
    If there’s one, who happens to be the FZ successor, it’s Zorn. And Zorn highly appreciates FZ. See my earlier post, the Zorn interview about amongst others FZ.

    Unlike FZ like: a humble man in a false way. The macho apect left behind.

    The next step, J. Zorn : playing with extremely skilled musicians from the outset. The result? Creating a much bigger musical tree.
    Innovation is about building a new house / tree on top of the old one. It is not that much about creating new things, it’s about leaving an old idea behind.

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