About goddamn time
Posted by Pugeye on April 14, 2018, 9:30 am, in reply to "Hey Pugs"
I actually still need to explore it a bit more. Since I already had "Roxy By Proxy" and want to keep it, I basically just wound up saving my favorite versions of songs that weren't featured on that set or the original album. It's obviously all great material but I'm not sure how many versions of these songs I need, especially when you consider "The Helsinki Concert". But yeah the sound is awesome and hearing it chronologically is great- you can hear the songs gradually tightening up and the looser versions at the beginning are actually pretty interesting (nice you almost never got to hear a "loose" Zappa band). The opening version of "Cosmik Debris" is a perfect example- it's not the *best* version on the set but it's my favorite and the one I kept because it's so soulful and laid back in a way that Zappa usually isn't.
The fact that they put studio stuff at the end is kinda weird but it's all interesting for the most part, so I'm glad to have it.