Frank Zappa or Robert Fripp? Go!

Discussion in 'Artists & Music' started by Lee B., May 5, 2018.

  1. Lee B.

    Lee B. I stitch my wings and pull the strings.

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    For me it’s Zappa, but I really need to hear more King Crimson.
     
  2. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Zappa all day. Saw Robert Fripp open a G3 show years ago, just him on a stage.......sounded like someone tuning their guitar for 30 minutes, not my cup of tea.
     
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  3. alantig

    alantig Sassyless pants

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    Zappa all day, every day, and thrice on Sundays. I like King Crimson, but for me, it's not even close. Haven't heard enough of Fripp's Frippertronic stuff (which is what Wedge saw) to have an opinion on it.

    Zappa covered all kinds of music. For as much as he gets noticed for the off-color stuff, he also wrote some flat-out beautiful music. "Sofa", "Black Napkins", and my favorite, "Watermelon In Easter Hay". Underrated as a guitarist.

    FWIW, Dweezil Zappa is touring again on his "Choice Cuts" tour. Playing a lot of FZ's more obscure stuff. I saw the tour about a week ago, and frankly (tee-hee), it's going to be difficult for any other show I see this year to top that. Almost 3.5 hours long, pretty much non-stop, and DZ is playing better than ever. The show closer, "Muffin Man", was epic.
     
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  4. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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  5. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    Zappa. I saw Fripp on the first G3 tour. I agree with Wedge.
     
  6. Rider1260

    Rider1260 New Member

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    Zappa
    Just from shear body of work alone.
     
  7. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    even fripp’s best stuff (early king crimson, ‘heroes’, ‘parallel lines’, other side jobs i’m forgetting) doesn’t compare to frank. i never listened to frank zappa records much but having seen dweezil play ‘inca roads’ on youtube, i wish he was playing any kind of music in oregon this year.
     
  8. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc The pullout king.

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    Frank is the correct answer,

    However, if I were hanging around with indie rockers my age or younger I’d say Fripp to be cool and fit in.
     
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  9. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Archon owning member

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    I have almost all their music. I have 3-4 albums by them that get occasional play. Others are "once in a while." They are pretty "out there." I could pick 15 songs of all their albums and make my own version of a "greatest hits" that I would really like all the songs. But overall, I've never been a real big fan of theirs, despite liking some of their stuff a lot. I like Adrian and he's a Cincinnati boy so I've seen him several times. He opened for Dream Theater two years ago.

    I'll vote for Frank. Not that he's not pretty "out there" too. :)
     
  10. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    surprised belew wasn’t on both shows, he played with almost everyone else back then. and now he looks like hans zimmer, so belew or zimmer?

    ‘both shows’ because i thought i was in the kojak thread.
     
  11. walrus

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    Fripp. I'm a prog rock guy.
     

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