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Completely Conspicuous 473:  Dig for Fire (Maiden-Zappa, Part 2)

Completely Conspicuous 473: Dig for Fire (Maiden-Zappa, Part 2)

This week, Brian Salvatore and I discuss more musical blindspots. Brian will learn about Iron Maiden while I dig into Frank Zappa. Show notes: - Brian listened to Number of the Beast, Jay listened to Apostrophe - Brian: No surprises on Number of the Beast - Familiar with half the album - Liked the fast and heavy stuff, not the slower songs - Jay: This was my introduction to Maiden - The transition to more epic material - Ozzy transcended the metal downturn of the '90s - The power of album covers, good and bad - The beginning of Maiden's prime - Jay: Apostrophe was Zappa's 18th album - "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow" was a hit - More straightahead rock than jazz fusion - Memorable songs: Cosmik Debris, Uncle Remus, St. Alfonzo's Pancake  Breakfast - Zappa live albums are different experiences - High-level playing countered by sometimes dumb lyrics - Zappa pioneered sampling and recording techniques - Next up: Sheik Yerbouti