Friday, February 22, 2008

140. FRANK ZAPPA: Nasal Retentive Calliope Music

A detailed analysis of the above Frank Zappa composition.
Nasal Retentive Calliope Music

LYRICS
Other Official Versions:

The Lumpy Money Project/Object (2009)



The opening "notes" of this electronic salvo are very much like the opening notes of Arel's music (see "Are You Hung Up?" for details). Much of the rest is in the "spirit" of Arel's music, until
SURF MUSIC! From "Heavies" by The Rotations ... FZ and Paul Buff, around 1964 -- nicely integrated here by FZ ...
Once again the trademark sudden double-bar into ...
The most brilliant sound we ever heard on a record in 1968! The sound of a tonearm being dragged, skipped and dropped over a record for about seven seconds -- amazing! We used to listen to this over and over again when we were 16 years old! For once, the CD version is mixed better.

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