I took Frank Zappa’s advice

I’ve never actually heard this album but apparently Frank and I have the same taste. I listen to everything that way. 

Zappa - Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch:

"This album has been engineered to sound correct on JBL 4311 speakers or an equivalent. Best results will be achieved if you set your pre-amp tone controls to the flat position with the loudness control in the off position. Before adding any treble or bass to the sound of the album, it would be advisable to check it out this way first. F.Z."


I took the advice given on the back of Paul Butterfield Blues Band’s eponymous first album…”To capture the effect of hearing a performance by the PBBB, PLAY THIS RECORD LOUD!” or words to that effect…I didn’t need to be told twice.

Zappa was a recording genius. You may or may not like his music but his recordings from 1974 on have some of the best sounds I ever heard.

Is there anything that says Zappa more than the album cover/title of 

Sheik Yerbouti ?