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Title: Any Zappa fans?
Post by: BrittanyRose on July 22, 2020, 11:40:36 am
Hey ladies and gents, I know Frank Zappa was pretty non-pc but I am a gigantic fan, guy was a musical genius, and also very intelligent, and hilarious (although of course I am aware he is pretty offensive, but IMO I guess I have a thick skin with humour especially if its like, done way in the past before people understood more I am more understanding of non pc humour.)

Just wondering if anyone is a fan and if you are what are your fav songs/performances etc, and if you hate him feel free to say so! :)

Rat Tomago is an excellent instrumental tune, Inca Roads is an absolute masterpiece of jazz fusion/prog rock imo

Hope I find some fellow Zappa gurls here :)
Title: Re: Any Zappa fans?
Post by: randim on July 22, 2020, 12:35:02 pm
Not a huge fan but I had a couple of albums.  Had Just Another Band from L.A. and Zoot Allures.  And of course I heard some of his other stuff here and there. Super talented and wickedly funny.
Title: Re: Any Zappa fans?
Post by: Jessica_K on July 22, 2020, 01:35:40 pm
Claim to fame, I was given tickets by a friend in the 70’s to see him and the mothers at Wembley. And ..
I fell asleep through most of it.

Fan, not so much I guess

Jessica xx
Title: Re: Any Zappa fans?
Post by: BrittanyRose on July 22, 2020, 01:57:21 pm
haha hes definitely not for everyone. I got a chance to see his son Dweezil perform in his band Zappa Plays Zappa with a lot of original members in it in 2015, lord was it ever great. Got to meet Dweezil too great guy, I’d say better guitar player than his father, imo Zappa was more a brilliant writer than a soloist, although not too bad of a soloist either

also in 2007 I got the rare chance to play on stage with Zappa’s old late 70s early 80s era Marimba player, was the highlight of my barely impacting career hahaha
Title: Re: Any Zappa fans?
Post by: SadieBlake on July 22, 2020, 03:58:09 pm
Loved Zappa and his music. Such a control freak.

He's sorely missed.
Title: Re: Any Zappa fans?
Post by: BrittanyRose on July 24, 2020, 07:43:19 am
yeah! when he found out one of his bandmates were on drugs he would tell em “will that be an aisle seat or a window seat?” referring to the plane ticket home that he was getting them hahaha


but hell I can’t blame him, all those top notch musicians had to have cost a fortune
Title: Re: Any Zappa fans?
Post by: CynthiaAnn on August 06, 2020, 08:42:02 am
Count me in on being a Frank Zappa fan. So creative, so funny (at times), surrounded himself with immense talent.

Montana "Dental floss tycoon" - is perhaps the one song that comes to mind as I post this, but there are so many others....

I loved "Valley Girl", by Moon, so iconic, shaped our language, and reflected it, "like so totally awesome"

It's just soooo Tarzana , and just thinking about it, makes me wanna go to the mall  ;D

C
Title: Re: Any Zappa fans?
Post by: LaRae on August 06, 2020, 11:07:35 am
"Girrrrl, you thought he was a mannn, but he was a muffin!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGV3yV9q4Q4
Title: Re: Any Zappa fans?
Post by: Haley Conner on August 06, 2020, 11:14:43 am
I saw him live on the them or us tour.  He's in his own league, IMO.
Title: Re: Any Zappa fans?
Post by: JudiBlueEyes on August 06, 2020, 06:08:04 pm
My favorite is Hot Rats!  So many great songs there!

Judi
Title: Re: Any Zappa fans?
Post by: Maddie on August 06, 2020, 07:08:12 pm
Looks just like a Telefunken U-47
Title: Re: Any Zappa fans?
Post by: EllenJ2003 on August 15, 2020, 06:38:11 pm
Zappa?  But of course!  Especially the Joe's Garage era Zappa!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBmaByzmLKQ