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  • INTELLECTUAL ROCK: My Favorite Listening Music

    04/21/2019 6:36:15 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 252 replies
    My friends there is such a thing. It makes you want to listen closely to the lyrics. My examples would be Emerson, Lake, and Palmer "From the Beginning". Then there's Elton with "Mona Lisa and Mad Hatters." Yes-"I've Seen All Good People and Rod Stewart's "Gasoline Alley". It makes your ears work a bit but worth it. Funny how it's mostly 70's music.
  • Live Review: The Frank Zappa Hologram Tour Is as Trippy as the Man Himself (4/19)

    04/21/2019 5:09:41 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 47 replies
    Consequence of Sound ^ | April 20, 2019 | Spencer Kaufman
    Setting the Stage: It’s been more than a quarter century since the physical world lost Frank Zappa, the experimental rocker whose avant-garde music was as trippy as it was innovative. Now, 25-plus years later, the late legend has rematerialized in “The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa” hologram tour, which kicked off last night at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. With a collective hologram experience consisting mostly of Princess Leia telling Obi-Wan Kenobi he’s our only hope, fans filed into the venue with a high sense of curiosity. The technology for the Zappa tour was developed by Eyellusion,...
  • "Bizarre World of Frank Zappa” Hologram Tour Sets North American Dates

    02/15/2019 7:35:49 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 35 replies
    Jambands ^ | February 11, 2019 | None listed
    The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa tour, which will pair a hologram of the late iconic musician with a band featuring some of his former collaborators, has announced the initial North American dates of the outing, which will kick off on April 19 at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. The tour, whose East Coast stint will also feature stops in Boston, Albany, Baltimore and more, will offer a performance based on the audio from a batch of performances Zappa played at a Los Angeles rehearsal space in 1974. Included in the touring band will be guitarists Ray White...
  • Dweezil Zappa - April 20, 2018 - Complete show

    10/13/2018 10:26:34 PM PDT · by Bullish · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5-10-18
    For those that like this sort of thing like myself, this is a very good concert to watch. Enjoy
  • Frank Zappa - Live in Barcelona 1988 (Full Show - Remastered - Stereo)

    10/06/2018 11:21:55 PM PDT · by Bullish · 19 replies
    For all my FR, Zappa loving friends.
  • Apostrophe'

    02/15/2018 11:18:06 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 41 replies
    Frank Zappa ^ | '72 | Frank Zappa
    This is for those devoted but more so uninitiated. I feel bad posting this work as Frank's larger catalog is extensive. For me this is 101 stuff, insanely rudimentary but wonderful. Enjoy.
  • Inside the Zappa Family Feud

    10/22/2017 4:00:46 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 124 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | August 2, 2016 | By David Browne
    It's soundcheck time at the Capitol Theatre, just north of New York, and Dweezil Zappa is leading his band through the songs of his father, Frank. Dweezil, 46, has been regularly performing his dad's music for a decade, but his current tour is stranger – and more tense – than any before it. Unplugging his guitar, Dweezil looks out at the empty hall. "Sometimes people in the crowd yell things out, so I talk about it onstage," he says. "I feel like people are choosing sides." RELATED Dweezil Zappa on Fight for Family Name, 'Freak Out!' Tour Frank Zappa's son...
  • Zappa Takes on Insidious Microaggressions

    12/18/2016 7:18:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | December 18, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    Sometimes one finds inspiration in unusual places and from unusual people. While watching a movie about one of the more eclectic figures in music of the last 50 years, I was confronted with an insight that provides clarity on the issues of today.Those who are regular readers of my column know that one of my principle hobbies is listening to and collecting music. In fact, every one of my columns is written listening to loud, usually raucous music. I annoy my wife when we are watching a TV show and hear the first three chords of a song in the...
  • Music from the other side of the fence for Friday

    09/23/2016 8:21:30 PM PDT · by Bullish · 19 replies
    vanity music wierdness ^ | 9/23/16 | Bullish
    Hello again Boys and Girls. This is the Central Scrutinizer speaking… Tonight’s selection is a Jazz Fusion album from 1972 entitled “The Grand Wazoo”. It’s one of my all time fav’s and represents one of Zappa’s earliest leaps into composing for a ‘Big Band’ sound. This is a link to the entire album separated into its 5 tracks. Though I loved this album thoroughly as a youngster I always really dug tracks 4 and 5, “Eat that question” and “Blessed Relief” the best. Some of this takes a few listens before it grows on you bigtime. Zappa aficionado’s know exactly...
  • Musical madness for a Friday evening

    09/02/2016 8:08:06 PM PDT · by Bullish · 25 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9-2-16 | Bullish
    Warning... (OPAQUE MELODIES THAT WOULD BUG MOST PEOPLE) As a lifelong musician who has always been into stuff that's a little out of the ordinary I thought I'd post this wonderful instrumental from Frank Zappa from the album "Chunga's Revenge" released in Oct 1970. Great album from my extensive collection. One of my many favs from FZ. Enjoy... Or don't it's completely up to you.
  • Zappa Family Trust Threatens Dweezil Zappa Over Band Name

    05/02/2016 9:10:54 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 65 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | April 29, 2016
    Zappa Family Trust Threatens Dweezil Zappa Over Band Name This summer, Dweezil Zappa and his backing band will once again perform the music of his father Frank Zappa on a nationwide tour, but unlike the past decade, the guitarist will be playing under a different moniker. Instead of Zappa Plays Zappa, the touring unit will now be dubbed Dweezil Zappa Plays Frank Zappa, stemming in part from a bitter feud between Frank Zappa's children over their father's copyright, the New York Times reports. In the wake of matriarch and longtime estate executrix Gail Zappa's death in October, son Ahmet Zappa...
  • Celebrating Frank Zappa on his 75th birthday

    12/18/2015 9:51:43 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 38 replies
    Irish Examiner ^ | Friday, December 18, 2015 | Jonathan deBurca Butler
    SHORTLY after his death from prostate cancer in 1993, the musician and sometime film director Frank Zappa was honored by the International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Centre which named an asteroid after him. The citation announcing the naming of 3834 Zappafrank appeared in the Minor Planet Circular and noted that “Zappa was an eclectic, self-trained artist and composer with incredible energy and a biting wit”. [snip] In high school he was a drummer in his first band but gradually he moved on to guitar. It was one of several instruments he would go on to master. Rolling Stone magazine ranked...
  • Frank Zappa's Widow Gail Zappa Dead at 70 (susp. lung cancer)

    10/07/2015 9:56:09 PM PDT · by dayglored · 66 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | Oct 7, 2015 | Kory Grow
    Gail Zappa, wife of Frank Zappa and executrix of the Zappa Family Trust, has died. She was 70. A cause of death has not been revealed, though TMZ reported she had had a long battle with lung cancer. Zappa, "departed this earth peacefully at her home ... surrounded by her children," according to a statement from the Zappa Family Trust. "Gail will forever be identified as a key figure in the creative renaissance that is Laurel Canyon," the statement says. "But more than any singular accomplishment, she defined herself in her personal relationships, happiest when surrounded by loved ones and...
  • Frank Zappa's Apostrophe re-release is a 'must for any serious rock lover'

    11/22/2014 1:36:23 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 89 replies
    Express ^ | November 6, 2014 | Paul Stewart
    FANS of rock's most avant grade figure will adore this 40th anniversary re-release of his cult 1974 album [snip]
  • My Shutdown Hit-Parade

    10/06/2013 6:22:57 PM PDT · by hkusp40 · 51 replies
    Frank Zappa: ^ | Today | Hkusp40
    Listening all those non-essentials brought me back to FZ and his timeless classic about the "flakes".
  • Frank Zappa gives a business lesson, listen up Odumbo!

    This is how things work in a free market! Love me some Zappa!
  • The Greatest [Who were the top ten composers of all time?]

    01/09/2011 7:12:24 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 141 replies
    NY Times Blog ^ | January 7, 2011 | ANTHONY TOMMASINI
    YOU know that a new year has truly arrived when critics stop issuing all those lists of the best films, books, plays, recordings and whatever of the year gone by. These lists seem to be popular with readers, and they stir up lively reactions. snip... Yet in other fields, critics and insiders think bigger. Film institutes periodically issue lists of the greatest films of all time. (“Citizen Kane” seems to have a lock on the top spot.) Rock magazines routinely tally the greatest albums ever. And think of professional tennis, with its system of rankings, telling you exactly which player...
  • Genius Music of the Past Representing Obama Supporters

    12/12/2010 3:52:09 PM PST · by lefty-lie-spy · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | 1981 | Frank Zappa
    Which songs epitomize the stupidity and ignorance of Obama supporters? If you have any examples, either in video links, posted lyrics, or just recollections, please tell us. I respectfully submit the following fantastic example from the God of Rock/Jazz/Xenocronicity, etc. The most prescient musical philosopher of all time, Frank Zappa, doing Flakes, from Shiek Yerbouti, in a pink jump suit, in 1981.
  • Today is Frank Zappa day! (Also a NEW RELEASE!) Whoopie!

    12/21/2009 5:37:55 PM PST · by Slump Tester · 92 replies · 1,524+ views
    Brand X ^ | 12-21-09
    The city of Baltimore declared today Frank Zappa Day in honor of the iconoclastic rock musician and composer, who was born there 69 years ago on Dec. 21, 1940. Last week the city's public art commission also announced that a bronze statue of Zappa would be erected outside of a public library sometime next year......
  • Obama inauguration song calls for the overthrow of private property.

    01/23/2009 9:21:11 PM PST · by freedomwarrior998 · 91 replies · 844+ views
    youtube ^ | 1-20-2009 | Pete Seeger & Bruce Springsteen
    I've been looking and I haven't heard this mentioned yet. During the Obamunist coronation ceremony lefties Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen were singing "This Land is your Land." To my utter shock and amazement, they actually brought out a verse that is hardly ever sung in public. This verse openly calls for the overthrow of private property. Watch from 2:42 on the video, here are the lyrics: There was a big high wall there that tried to stop me; Sign was painted, it said private property; But on the back side it didn't say nothing; That side was made for...