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[*] posted on 8-4-2008 at 08:18


Still need to get the vinyl somehow... getiing it under E 20 seems to be impossible. I rarely listen to the CD, apart from Cheap Thrills I couldn't bear to listen to the cymbals.



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[*] posted on 16-6-2008 at 01:31


Somebody gave me a vinyl copy this spring. The cover a bit bowed, the spine cracked and worn thru but the record plays good.
But I listen to the re-done version. Go figure!
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[*] posted on 16-6-2008 at 04:52


WHAT? :yawn:



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[*] posted on 16-6-2008 at 05:04


Of the 28 FZ albums I've listened to so far, this is the only one that I can honestly say I did NOT like. An entire album of doo wop songs just isn't my thing. However, I do like all the doo wop songs on the other FZ albums though (even the songs that are also on Ruben). Go figure.



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[*] posted on 22-8-2008 at 13:52


Here's yet, still, even another reason I have to say, "Thank You, Frank!": Without Ruben I'd probably never have heard Doo-Wop in my life and, least of all, the way FZ did it.

But of all the FZ vinyl I have Ruben took the worst punishment and is barely playable. Shit! Even other vinyls I bought at that time remain within the listenability line (Uncle Meat, Burnt Weenie Sandwich, 200 Motels, June '71 Filmore East) but Ruben somehow suffered the worst ravages of time and really sounds like shit, nearly unplayable.

But the worst thing is the '80s overdubbed version that completely destroys all the subtlety and original dynamics of Ruben. That's just sloppy crap and I can't imagine FZ giving it his "OK" except that it was legally out of his hands once he signed the original Ryko deal.

And it sounds like shit! I still want an original Ruben And The Jets even if it's in digital format but faithful to the analog recording. Otherwise it's just doo-slop. Yuck!

--Bat :rolleyes:

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[Edited on 22-8-08 by Batchain]




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[*] posted on 22-8-2008 at 14:33


I'm still looking for a proper record... but I'll get it digital as soon as I can! I never listened much to my Zappa vinyls. I taped Sheik Yerbouti which I did play many times.

If I get one Bat, you can have a copy on me.




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[*] posted on 19-10-2008 at 16:59


I am working on that vinyl to digital transfer
one copy for Massachusetts, one to Holland?
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[*] posted on 19-10-2008 at 18:41


You could upload it and link to us...
or with http://www.toldacuccot.hu/en you can send huge e-mails to people!




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[*] posted on 20-10-2008 at 03:33


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I am working on that vinyl to digital transfer
one copy for Massachusetts, one to Holland?


And one to Mel Bourne of Melbourne, Australia.




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[*] posted on 20-10-2008 at 17:10


I am SO 20th century!
I had sugarplum visions of mixtapes handwound by a #2, 3cm pencil, packaged in foil and garish ribbon, hand-delivered by a muleteer, driving a mule eating only wheatgrass extract drawn thru a special distiller, but sanctioned by Barack Obama for the new world-reduction of earth-borne gases . . .
but delivered in time for xmas, of course.
Melbourne?
Of course.

I let ya know when I get it to flac
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[*] posted on 21-10-2008 at 05:34


:D I do appreciate it! Perhaps you should consider some kind of sea-going vessel, propelled only by the winds and a sense of wonder, because the mule and the muleteer might not handle the salt.



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