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Who Freaked Out The Freaks? Frank Zappa's Influences Volume One: Jazz & Classical

Artist Song
Arnold Schoenberg   La Nuit Transfiguree (Menuet) 
Maurice Ravel   Pavane pour une Infante defunte 
Roland Kirk   Gifts and Messages 
Pierre Boulez   Le marteau sans maitre (Bele Edifice) 
Ravi Shankar, Chatur Lal, NC Mullick   Bimpalasi 
Charles Mingus   Song With Orange 
Anton Webern   Six Pieces, Op. 6, Nos. 2 & 3 
Cecil Taylor   Johnny Come Lately 
Igor Stravinsky   The Firebird (Infernal Dance) 
Eric Dolphy   Hat and Beard 
Roger Huntington Sessions   Six Pieces for Violoncello (Scherzo-Allegro) 
Bill Evans   Funkallero 
Charles Ives   Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano (I. Moderato) 
Karlheinz Stockhausen   Thinki [edit] 
Edgard Varese   Density 21.5 


OK, it's like this...I was always fascinated by that list of names in The Mothers of Invention's first album, Freak Out! You know the one, "These People Have Contributed Materially in Many Ways to Make Our Music What it is. Please Do Not Hold it Against them." And then there's a list of 180 names some you immediately know (Bob Dylan) and some nobody knows (Donna #2). So anyway, I realised a lot of the 180 were musicians and always wanted to know what they did and what they all sounded like - well here it is. Now not everyone on the list is represented on these CDs (mainly the obscure modern classicists - I just couldn't find material by them) but most are here. Tracks are listed by the name as it appears in Frank's list and, where it is not immediately obvious, the name of the band is then given afterwards. Where possible I have picked the more well known works by the artists that Zappa would have been listening too in the years leading up to the formation of The Mothers and the recording of Freak Out!However, this has not always been possible, for instance where the artist has no recorded material from that period (an example is Henry Vestine, one time member of The Mothers, who only later appeared in recorded form with Canned Heat, so I picked a song he wrote for The Heat).

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James Russell
Date: 6/30/2002
This is a fantastic series. Would you be interested in a trade at all?
Rob Conroy
Date: 6/30/2002
What James said.
Date: 7/8/2002
Great mix, wowie!!
So how do I get a copy?
Date: 7/8/2002
Oooh, I'm under the impression that there's some sort of trade coming up - and I definitely hope I'm not mistaken. Great!
Date: 7/12/2002
yowza, you mentioned you were working on this but i'm still knocked over. and out! super fantastic idea and brilliant follow-through.
g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 7/28/2002
y-eeeeeee-ooooowww !!
this I will surely need a copy of...
g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 9/7/2002
This is a brilliant mix idea [the boy knows his stuff]. Well planned & executed (with killer segues). Multiple listening sessions recommended.
I tip my mixing hat to you...
Date: 7/14/2003
Gary - All of your mixes are tremendous! I'm hoping that we can arrange a trade...Hopefully you'll find something of mine worthy of a swap...
Date: 3/4/2004 there a chance of trading with you at all? INteresting stuff!!
Date: 3/22/2004
Kick ass!
Date: 8/28/2004
Brilliant absolutely brilliant!!! You appear to be another odd duck with a lot of time to swim in the pond.
Date: 3/23/2006