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Re: [ProgAndOther] Peter Banks and ZappaCast

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  • marabus
    Bob, Speaking of FZ http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=1235
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 15, 2013
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      Bob,
      Speaking of FZ

      http://bigozine2.com/roio/?p=1235

      On 3/14/13 7:35 PM, biceeichler wrote:
      > I'm sure this is old news to most folks on the list who do a better job than I do of keeping up with prog-related news, but I just read that original Yes guitarist Peter Banks died about a week ago. Really bummed me out - I always liked his solo stuff and hoped that maybe one day he'd reconcile with Yes and do a guest spot on one of their albums or something.
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      > The news prompted me to pull out his solo album "Instinct", from which the track "Never the Same" seems appropriate - "The weight of this sad time we must obey. Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say".
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      > To be honest, of the multitude of people who have been in Yes, I didn't think Banks would be the first to go. Squire and Downes always looked far less healthy than Banks.
      >
      > Anyway, on a completely different topic - I recently had an email conversation with another Zappa fan, and he asked if I had ever heard the ZappaCast podcast. I hadn't heard of it, so he sent me a link where it can be downloaded:
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      > http://zappacast.podomatic.com/
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      > I've only listened to the first three episodes (and part of the fourth) so far, but if you're a big Zappa fan it's interesting stuff. The hosts are two authors who have written books about Frank, and for each episode they pick a specific part of Zappa's career and discuss it, playing rare audio clips and bootlegs. There's also other stuff like annoucements of upcoming concerts featuring Zappa alumni (mostly old news now, since these podcasts were recorded months ago), history lessons about the gear Zappa used, interviews with people who knew Frank, etc.
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      > The episodes are anywhere from an hour to three hours long (at least that's the longest one I've come across so far). Lots and lots of stuff. And they're free to download.
      >
      > The first Episode is all about the Freak Out album and features a bootleg that is supposed to be a rare, unreleased alternate mix of the album (although I couldn't tell much difference).
      >
      > The second Episode (a two-parter) is all about Frank's final tour in 1988 and what caused it to self-destruct.
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      > The third (and so far my favorite) is a three-hour marathon investigation into Zappa's pre-Mothers days, featuring lots of rare recordings from the days that Frank practically lived at Paul Buff's recording studio.
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      > The fourth episode is about the Flo and Eddie band - I've only heard the first part (of three), but so far this one is my least favorite.
      >
      > The sound quality is sometimes kind of rancid, but what do you want for nothing, a rubber biscuit?
      >
      > -- Bob
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    • progholio@juno.com
      ... but what do you want for nothing, a rubber biscuit? -- Bob i had
      Message 2 of 3 , Mar 15, 2013
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         but what do you want for nothing, a rubber biscuit?

        -- Bob



         

         

        i had some of those those in Biscuitville, kind of tastey.

         

         

         

         

         



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