Resonance FM 21/5/15

Thursday just gone I hosted a Frank Zappa special on Resonance FM. I span tunes from across his career (records released from 1968 to 1996), touching on his ventures into jazz, avant-garde, big band and psychedelia. I opened the show with 'Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus' from The Grand Wazoo (a perfect opener, I'd say) before dropping a Zappa rarity: a lounge jazz version of 'Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance', released posthumously. The original featured on We're Only In It For The Money, from which I span a demo version of 'What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?' before leading into a double bill of tunes from Weasels Ripped My Flesh: 'Oh No' and then 'The Orange County Lumber Truck'. I then delved into Zappa's contemporary composition phase, with 'The Beltway Bandits' from Jazz From Hell, before ending with the glorious wig-out jam 'Son Of Mr Green Genes' from his record Hot Rats. I think I represented Zappa pretty well (or at least I played thirty minutes of some of my favourite Zappa tunes). Listen below!

Dig That Treasure (21/5/15)
Frank Zappa - Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus
Frank Zappa - Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance (The Lost Episodes ver.)
Frank Zappa - What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (demo)
Frank Zappa - Oh No
Frank Zappa - The Orange County Lumber Truck
Frank Zappa - The Beltway Bandits
Frank Zappa - Son Of Mr Green Genes

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