Frank Zappa - Joes Garage

So when I was transferring my music to my new drive, before it decided to die on me, I managed to copy artists Z through Y--so looking through my new drive today, you can imagine how happy I was to find that I stored all of my Frank Zappa albums under Zappa. Inside I found an album I've pretty much forgotten about and neglected, mostly due to the awful job whoever originally torrented it did with titling the tracks and naming the files. So I've gone and retitled and organized the entire album, changed things from "1(2)whatevertrack" to "(Act 1.2) 02 Whatever Track" and have since given the album some love for the first time in a couple of years.

If you don't know Zappa's solo work this is an EXCELLENT place to start. It's a concept album based around "Joe", who starts a garage band with his friends, and it follows him through his hopeless journey of trying to hold onto his girlfriend, joining a religion (the church of appliantology), acquiring an "appliance fetish" (if you can call it that), then being thrown in jail for giving a certain robot a certain golden shower, climaxing with him being raped in jail by a bunch of detergent-line-snorting record execs. It is awesome.

Joes Garage, Acts 1 - 3
Joes Garage, Acts 4 - 9

By the way--thanks to all who threw me some advice concerning my hard drive...still working on getting it up and running



Musickman said...

I know what you mean about bad titling. I must spend hours upon hours renaming files. Luckily I stumbled upon selecting all (on ID3 tag) to do the artist, album and year as a batch. I don't unerstand why some people put an underscore between words, or a dash or a period etc... You can rar or zip up files just fine with a space between words.