sexta-feira, 8 de fevereiro de 2008

Frank Zappa - Uncle Meat(1969)

Uncle Meat, released in 1969, is the soundtrack to The Mothers of Invention's long-delayed film of the same name; the front cover included the words "(Most of the Music from the Mother's [sic] Movie of the Same Name Which We Haven't Got Enough Money to Finish Yet)". The film was released straight to video in 1987.
Uncle Meat marked an evolution in frontman Frank Zappa's career, moving further into jazz and classical music—as Zappa saw them. It also contains half-mocking, half-homage elements of doo-wop, blues, rock and roll, and sound clips from the movie. The album is united by its dreamy melodies, stream of consciousness lyrics (many about places and events in suburban LA teenagers' lives), and a set of musical themes and subthemes and variations idiomatic of film soundtracks. It also features Suzy Creamcheese.
The CD version was released in 1987, and contained a new song, "Tengo Na Minchia Tanta" (meaning "I've Got a Big Cock" in Sicilian), sung in Italian by Massimo Bassoli, and nearly 40 minutes' worth of sound-bites from the movie. However, many fans have resented these additions, since "Tengo Na Minchia Tanta" was recorded in an entirely different time period, and the movie soundbites are considered by some to be superfluous to the listening tracks. Additionally, their additions force the reissue to use two discs, when the album in its original form could fit on just one disc. Many fans refer to these so-called bonuses as "penalty tracks."

Frank Zappa – guitar, percussion, vocals
Jimmy Carl Black – percussion, drums, poverty
Ray Collins – vocals
Roy Estradabass guitar, vocals
Bunk Gardner – clarinet, flute, bass clarinet, piccolo, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone
Ruth Komanoffmarimba, vibes
Billy Mundi – drums
Don Prestonelectric piano
Euclid James Sherwood – tenor saxophone, tambourine, voices, choreography
Art Tripp – percussion, chimes, drums, marimba, xylophone, bells, tympani, vibraphone, wood block
Ian Underwood – clarinet, flute, piano, celeste, harpsichord, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, wind, electronic organ
Nelcy Walker – soprano vocals
Pamela Zarubica as Suzy Creamcheese


Disc one
"Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme" – 1:56
"The Voice of Cheese" – 0:26
"Nine Types of Industrial Pollution" – 6:00
"Zolar Czakl" – 0:54
"Dog Breath, in the Year of the Plague" – 3:59
"The Legend of the Golden Arches" – 3:28
"Louie Louie (At the Royal Albert Hall in London)" (Richard Berry) – 2:19
"The Dog Breath Variations" – 1:48
"Sleeping in a Jar" – 0:50
"Our Bizarre Relationship" – 1:05
"The Uncle Meat Variations" – 4:46
"Electric Aunt Jemima" – 1:46
"Prelude to King Kong" – 3:38
"God Bless America" (Irving Berlin) – 1:10
"A Pound for a Brown on the Bus" – 1:29
"Ian Underwood Whips It Out" – 5:05
"Mr. Green Genes" – 3:14
"We Can Shoot You" – 2:03
"If We'd All Been Living in California..." – 1:14
"The Air" – 2:57
"Project X" – 4:48
"Cruisin' for Burgers" – 2:18

Disc two
"Uncle Meat Film Excerpt, Pt. 1" – 37:34
"Tengo Na Minchia Tanta" – 3:46
"Uncle Meat Film Excerpt, Pt. 2" – 3:50
"King Kong Itself (as played by the Mothers in a studio)" – 0:49
"King Kong II (its magnificence as interpreted by Dom DeWild)" – 1:21
"King Kong III (as Motorhead explains it)" – 1:44
"King Kong IV (the Gardner Varieties)" – 6:17
"King Kong V (as played by 3 deranged Good Humor Trucks)" – 0:34
"King Kong VI (live on a flat bed diesel in the middle of a race track at a Miami Pop Festival . . . the Underwood ramifications)" – 7:24

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14 comentários:

Anônimo disse...

Would you be interested in listening to/maybe posting this on your fine blog?
Some tunes from a band I once played in:


Anônimo disse...

here's the link in two halves:

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I'll try again


Jordök disse...

the link is broken

but i'll listen to it and maybe post it if you want it but first i need the link ^^

Anônimo disse...

here's a new link. I used to play in this band. I play bass on a couple of these songs & wrote the words to one. Some of it was recorded in my studio. I thought you may like it because it has a Capt. Beefheart influence.

Anônimo disse...

This is great. Is there a volume two?

Anônimo disse...

Hush Jordök is sleeping.

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Benjamin disse...

I'm a fan of the blog. Are you going to continue it at some point?

Just a little friendly prodding. Thanks for the music . . .

Jordök disse...

i was out for some time
but let's get back to business :p

treu disse...

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