I’m keeping this one very simple and to the point as its the third such posting, and we still have a couple of more to do unless my count is off. With that being said, let’s raise a glass for the Third Wave of Frank Zappa re-issues that have just come out thanks to the association between Universal Music and Zappa Records. For those who might be unaware of this cool musical news, let me quickly recap and state how for the first time in a very long time that the complete catalog of the legendary Frank Zappa is now in his family’s control. This led to their being re-issued in order for new generations of fans to enjoy and those older fans to finally complete their collection or start building a new one. The Third Wave of releases takes us from 1979 to 1984 and while only a few years are the albums that gave us Steve Vai and made Valley Girl speak a nationwide sensation. Fer sure, Ohmagawd, Totally!!! My favorites from this batch are “Joe’s Garage”, “You Are What You Is”, “Baby Snakes” and “Them Or Us” – What are yours? I’ll leave the comments open for you to share your own insight, but please leave the views to this batch of twelve. You can always check the other postings to speak about the earlier twenty four.
These were actually released last week but I was running around quite a bit and could not get to post anything until now. I am sorry about that my friends in Cyberland but I am sure you have had that happen as well from time to time.
Frank Zappa Re-Issues Wave 3
Orchestral Favorites (1979)
Joe’s Garage, Acts I, II, & III (1979)
Tinsel Town Rebellion (1981)
Shut Up ‘N Play Yer Guitar (1981)
You Are What You Is (1981)
Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch (1982)
The Man From Utopia (1983)
Baby Snakes (1983)
London Symphony Orchestra, Vols. I & II (1983)
Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger (1984)
Them Or Us (1984)
Official Website: www.zappa.com
I’ve done it before and there’s no sense in stopping now so here are the Amazon.com codes that will let you add these great re-issues to your own music collection. It’s time to work a few more additional hours at the job and to make some room in the music library shelves because we still have a few more phases left. Remember that this catalog is still ONLY available on CD and not in the digital download medium. Yet.