Saturday, November 05, 2016
3 new Zappa albums on Spotify now
Chicago '78 starts off with a rare instrumental, Twenty-One. (You may recognize this as a version of the title track of the Trance-Fusion album). It is great to get to hear this one, but maybe pieces like The Purple Lagoon and The Deathless Horsie are more efficient as show openers.
Highlights further int othe show are Sy Borg and Yo Mama, the latter with a very dynamic guitar solo.
Little Dots is the second album from the Petit Wazoo tour of 1972. Just like on its precursor (Imaginary Diseases) it includes several jam pieces which are not always that great. Highlight: The complete version of Rollo. Another take was released on Imaginary Diseases, but the first 2/3 of the tune was missing. Good to hear the entire one here.
Meat Light includes the original mix of Uncle Meat plus some interesting o,uttakes, one of those extras is the track Echo Pie which probably is from the same source as the conversation enitiled If We'd All Been Living in California. Members of The Mothers are complaining over the fact that Zappa is not willing to tour more thus leading to less money for the band members. The interesting thing is that Zappa offers them to tour without him under the name The Mothers. A bit surprising to hear. Meat Light is also great if you're not a fan of the sound of the 1987 version of the album and desire the old dry mix.