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Frank Zappa

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I knew very little about him yesterday. A few studies and listens to his music got me pondering:

 

Why hasn't this guy got his own thread?

 

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995

Lifetime Achievement Award Grammy in 1997

#71 in Rolling Stone's Top 100 Artists of all time in 2004

#22 in Rolling Stone's Top 100 Guitarists of all time in 2011

 

And most significantly of all in the world of cool names turning out to be stage names, he was born Frank Vincent Zappa!

 

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5 minutes ago, VERBAL DIARRHEA said:

Genius.

He is, oddly enough i only heard a fraction of his stuff years ago, the only album I had was Joe's Garage yet I could name quite a few of his tracks without remembering how they sounded so a revisit is on the cards. 

Apparently he was very strict with band members, a perfectionist? I maybe totally wrong but I'm a. 

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10 minutes ago, cloggypop said:

My mate's Zappa cover band 

 

https://m.facebook.com/ZAPPATiKAPAGE/

 

They tour the UK occasionally and often have a couple of actual Zappa members in the line up. Ike Willis has been playing with them recently. 

 

I'm more of a Captain Beefheart man myself. 

Can't rep as I am now unwashed.

 

Tampa's version is a band called Bogus Pomp - Ike played with them a number of times and Napoleon Murphy Brock was in the band for 10 years.

 

https://www.united-mutations.com/b/bogus_pomp.htm

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30 minutes ago, easytoslip said:

He is, oddly enough i only heard a fraction of his stuff years ago, the only album I had was Joe's Garage yet I could name quite a few of his tracks without remembering how they sounded so a revisit is on the cards. 

Apparently he was very strict with band members, a perfectionist? I maybe totally wrong but I'm a. 

No drink or drugs apparently, some imagination if so.

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15 minutes ago, easytoslip said:

I think Lowell George was a member of The Mothers at some stage as was another from Little Feat. 

Roy Estrada who unfortunately was a paedo.

 

George was sacked by Zappa cuz he smoked weed.

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I think I was going to start a Zappa thread a while ago but I talk enough shite on here as it is. The guy was a genius & I don't use that word lightly.

 

Here's one of my favourite mellow Zappa tunes (featuring Liverpudlian Aynsley Dunbar on drums)...

 

 

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1 hour ago, TheHowieLama said:

Roy Estrada who unfortunately was a paedo.

 

George was sacked by Zappa cuz he smoked weed.

Yes that's him, fuck didn't know that the bassist? Lowell George boss though and was Willin' so I can imagine. 

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1 minute ago, Mook said:

I think I was going to start a Zappa thread a while ago but I talk enough shite on here as it is. The guy was a genius & I don't use that word lightly.

 

Here's one of my favourite mellow Zappa tunes...

 

 

Why not? For some like me who have only heard a fraction of his stuff a few tracks posted would be sound. 

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I love the Philly 76 album, he only done a few shows with a female singer & thankfully this one was recorded...

 

 

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17 minutes ago, Mook said:

I think I was going to start a Zappa thread a while ago but I talk enough shite on here as it is. The guy was a genius & I don't use that word lightly.

 

Here's one of my favourite mellow Zappa tunes (featuring Liverpudlian Aynsley Dunbar on drums)...

 

 

@Mook in @Shooter in the Motor talks shite shocker. 

 

This forum thrives on shite talk. Just ask @Bjornebye

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2 hours ago, TheHowieLama said:

Roy Estrada who unfortunately was a paedo.

 

George was sacked by Zappa cuz he smoked weed.

Just googled him he's not eligible for parole until 2036, fuckin' dirty ticket. 

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