December 25, 2019 Playlist

"You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore" by Frank Zappa (1966-1988)
CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Frank Zappa "You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore"  (12 CD set) rec. 1966-1988, rel. 1988-1992 (USA) 
Happy Zappa Day! This year marks the 79th anniversary of FZ, and our annual CAOTW for the Z-man is arguably one of his greatest works. Zappa tried several times to create an EPIC WORK, beginning with a 10-album set to be called The History And Collected Improvisations Of The Mothers Of Invention that never got released (record labels be like "FTGB"), then later a 5-album set Lšther which Warner Brothers chopped up into four separate albums (Frank's complete version later came out as a posthumous release). But the one time during his life he was able to release a massive chunk of music was the 6-volume series of double CD's called You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore which literally encapsulates his entire career as a professional performing musician, from 1966 tapes of the original Mothers playing in dive bars to the final "big band" world tour of 1988. One of the interesting facets of Zappa fandom is that I don't think anybody likes everything he did, in fact most fans have Zappa albums or bands that they hate (personally, the 1982-85 tours and albums are at the bottom of my list). So I doubt anyone who has ever lived is going to love everything on this sprawling 14-hour compilation, but there is no better place to sip from the totality of rock's ultimate maximalist.
(N) = New Release
   
Artist Song Album Year Country
James BrownLet's Unite The Whole World At ChristmasA Soulful Christmas1968USA
YesTime And A WordTime And A Word1970UK
The TroggsJingle JangleFrom Nowhere1966UK
Captain BeefheartThere Ain't No Santa Claus On The Evening StageThe Spotlight Kid1972USA
Jimi HendrixLittle Drummer Boy / Silent Night / Auld Lang Syne (trad.)Merry Christmas And Happy New Year (single)rec. 1969, rel. 2010USA
Frank Zappa (The Mothers Of Invention)Black Beauty (live)Mystery Disc (compilation)rec. 1969USA
 
 
Swans What Is This?leaving meaning. (N)2019 (Young God/Mute)USA
The Phantom Broadcast Burrowing OwlAntiquities, Vol. II EP (N)2019 (Vicarion)USA
Oceans Of The Moon Blowin' My MindOceans Of The Moon (N)2019 (Castle Face)USA
James BrownFunky President (People It's Bad)single (Star Time compilation)1974USA
The Who Got Nothing To ProveWHO (N)2019 (Polydor)UK
BABYMETAL ArkadiaMetal Galaxy (N)2019 (Babymetal Records/Toy's Factory)Japan
   
 
Frank ZappaDon't Eat The Yellow Snow (live)You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore (Vol. 1)
CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
rec. 1979, rel. 1988USA
Frank Zappa (The Mothers Of Invention)Let's Make The Water Turn Black / Harry You're A Beast / The Orange County Lumber Truck (live)You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore (Vol. 1)
CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
rec. 1969, rel. 1988USA
Frank Zappa (The Mothers Of Invention)Oh No (live)You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore (Vol. 1)
CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
rec. 1969, rel. 1988USA
   
 
Flo & EddieGoodbye SurpriseThe Phlorescent Leech And Eddie1972USA
FaustI've Got My Car And My TV / Picnic On A Frozen RiverSo Far1972Germany
MagmaThaud ZaiaMagma1970France
ChristmasOasisChristmas1970Canada
David AxelrodHoly ThursdaySong Of Innocence1968USA
James BrownLet's Make Christmas Mean Something This Year (part 1)The Singles Volume 4: 1966-19671966USA
Neil Young & Crazy Horse I DoColorado (N)2019 (Reprise)Canada/USA
Beck Everlasting NothingHyerspace (N)2019 (Capitol)USA
Mercury Rev Mornin' Glory (featuring Laetitia Sadier) (Bobbie Gentry)Bobbie Gentry's The Delta Sweete Revisited (N)2019 (Partisan)USA/France
   
 
Frank ZappaN-LiteCivilization Phaze III1994USA
The Babe Rainbow Us And The RainbowToday (N)2019 (Flightless)Australia
Dempagumi.incEnsemble Wa Tenohirani
("Ensemble In The Palm"
)
GOGO DEMPA2016Japan
   
 
Dempagumi.incDem Dem XmasGOGO DEMPA2016Japan
Dempagumi.incKibou No Uta
("Song Of Hope")
GOGO DEMPA2016Japan
      
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