I like the first one 'freak out' and 'sheik yer booti' is gr8 too, in fact frank zappa was brilliant
who are the brain police?
>>By Ian (Saturday, 22 Feb 2003 00:03)
has anyone ever listened to apostrophe/overnight sensation? its the only zappa I've been exposed to but I must admit it is far more superior to a lot of things I've ever listened to save for the butthole surfers, who you can definately tell has gotten a direct influence from Zappa
>>By king koffey (Tuesday, 25 Feb 2003 18:52)
I really miss Frank Zappa. I never did get to see him in concert, but I was present at the Maryland State Legislature in 1986, I think, when he testified before the House Commitee against allowing the State to rate and edit musical content. Frank was so cool and outrageous when he bravely stated that the best part of the titty is the nipple.
>>By susan (Monday, 10 Mar 2003 19:44)
the number one artist of all time---simply put...pure Genius
>>By Kile_de_Muerte (Wednesday, 12 Mar 2003 06:23)
I would like to just say that the goverment stole at least two years worth of music from us by starting that P.M.R.C. ----C.R.A.P.!!!!
We were all lucky to have someone like FZ to go to bat for our rites!!!
I miss him more than granny's breakfast's!!!!
>>By Jim Branham (Monday, 17 Mar 2003 22:40)
I have several old ticket stubs (76 thru 88 bands) and alot of great memories. The bands all had two things in common; they were incredibly tight, and they had the best guitar leads you will ever hear.
Frank, I miss you buddy.
>>By Potts (Wednesday, 26 Mar 2003 03:47)
A man of style! So creative. Respect Frank.
>>By xa4 (Monday, 7 Apr 2003 15:34)
Fank zappa was a genuine genius of great talent and good humour he is sadly missed o shout up and play yer guitar listern to cap beefheart too lick my decals baby
>>By don't eat the yellow snow (Monday, 7 Apr 2003 22:14)
I know this guy whos a queer and he said he had sex with the lead singer of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pee Wee Herman. Now, Mabey he did with Red Hot Chili Pepper guy, but Pee Wee?! Not a chance!
>>By Ike (Tuesday, 29 Apr 2003 06:52)
good morning children,
back in the day...i listened to frank zappa every morning before i would go to school.
oh wait i still do that
exsept now i dont go to school.....cuz i am a bad exsample
see....oh wait...oh yeah! FRANK ZAPPA
i visited his grave. he's sexy
much love to frank zappa
devoted friend and moocher
>>By poopie (Monday, 12 May 2003 04:02)
IS A GREAT GENIUS HIS MUSIC IS WONDERFUL HIS STYLE OF PLAY GUITAR AND SING CHANGED THE WORLD FOREVER AND NEVER WILL BE THE SAME WORLD WITHOUTH FRANK ZAPPAI
>>By ALEJANDRO (Friday, 18 Jul 2003 07:48)
IS A GREAT GENIUS HIS MUSIC IS WONDERFUL HIS STILE OF PLAY GUITAR AND SING CHANGED THE WORLD FOREVER AND NEVER BE THE SAME WORLD WITHOUT FRANK ZAPPA ....... THANK FOR YOUR INSPIRATION FRANK!!!!!
WE WILL NEVER FORGET YOU!!!!! REST IN PEACE DEAR FRIEND SOME DAY I WILL PLAYS MUSIC WITH YOU IN THE HEAVEN
>>By ALEJANDRO AGUIRRE DE IQUIQUE -CHILE (Friday, 18 Jul 2003 08:01)
Yes Frank Zappa was a genius. Yes he was one of the greatest American composer of all time. ditto
>>By MightyAfroWhitey (Tuesday, 12 Aug 2003 07:03)
True afficianados of MUSIC can appreciate the genius that Zappa possessed. Not only was he of immense talent, but he had the ability to surround himself with other great musicaians/composers. The creativity exhibited by Zappa is amazing, and I have yet to see anybody come close to emulating his Style, Talent, and pure Creative Genius. He will live forever through his works. I'm 41, and my children know about Zappa, and have actually complimented me on my taste, they also call me weird (the truth does not hurt). He was One of a Kind.
>>By deany (Wednesday, 31 Dec 2003 01:56)
I have been a fan of Frank Zappa since 1973 when I first heard Overnight Sensation. Of course, at the age of 20, it was easy to be a fan of such sophmoric stuff as Dynah Moe Hum, but as I aged a little, I found that the stuff I really liked about Zappa was his incredible ability to put together a tight-assed band...no matter who the musicians were. I first saw the Mothers in Atlanta at the Fox Theatre during the Roxy and Elsewhere Tour. I continued to grow with him for another 5 concert dates over the next ten years. I still listen to Florentine Pogan...one of his more "faux dramatic" things...and recently acquired a video of that piece with the original musicians. Why wasn't I suprised to see Napolean Murphy Brock and his antics?
What would be the greatest tribute of all to Frank Zappa, would be to gather all of the greatest of his former musicians to do a tribute tour...what else could they be doing now that would be as important as that?
>>By william5289 (Wednesday, 14 Jul 2004 02:39)
Beeing an insane music lover, I can only LUUUV FZ, for every aspects of his career; but like many out there I never attended one of his concert, and the idea of gathering some of his former employees for a world tour is a great one !!
So I start a recommandation list :
Terry Bozzio-born to play FZ music...
Adrian Belew-I love the guy and his art & played with the 2 greatest electric guitarists (beeing my 3rd)
George Duke-definitely my favourite keabord player
For the bass duty I have a penchant for Patrick O'Hearn, but I'm not sure if he'd like to play FZ music now.
OK, I leave it to you now:
>>By nicolo (Wednesday, 14 Jul 2004 09:12)
Here is the Zappa tribute band I would have put together;
Napolean Murphy Brock
Johnny "Guitar" Watson
Of course, you would have to add Dweezil, who actually aint that bad of a guitar player either.
>>By william5289 (Wednesday, 14 Jul 2004 17:26)
CRANK THE FRANK!!!! This is an order not a request. america is so lame to not support one of its most uniquely talented artists. zappa is to music what van gogh, picasso, monet were to painting. i miss his presence here on earth greatly. some of is music is so hauntingly beautiful, like no other music i've ever heard. he made fun of the people in his own industry and then blew them all away with some of the most amazing music ever recorded. the greatest composer of the twentieth century without question. one of the greatest guitar players of all time. i really think zappa did as much to change the way guitar is played as hendrix. don't believe me? listen to black napkins, or the inca roads solo, or check out the live barcelona concert. at any rate america really does eat manure for not supporting zappa better. hell the man could sell out any hall in europe and had to cancell his last american tour because tickets wern't selling. shame shame america..for not being educated enough to know when a true genius was entertaining you. by the way my wife's favorite song ever is zappa's
"watermelon in easter hay" love the nine count and dripping strat sounds
>>By turnmon (Monday, 20 Sep 2004 19:44)
Isn't the Deep Purple song "Smoke on the Water" about a Mothers of Invention concert ?
The album Freak Out doesn't get enough credit for being one of the first true Concept Albums.
>>By inzpektor (Wednesday, 1 Dec 2004 01:20)
i think i like Joe's Garage Acts 1-3 best :)
>>By pivo (Thursday, 2 Dec 2004 13:49)
He played he band as an insterment !!!!
>>By LovesZappaTunes (Friday, 17 Dec 2004 07:30)
To turnmon: You are lucky to find a wife who has such good taste and understanding of music as an art form. Allow yourself to show her your appreciation because such a person is rarely found in the world.
>>By subfrag (Thursday, 2 Jun 2005 18:36)
I'm not sure of the specifics, but the Mothers of Invention were playing a concert and somehow the place got burned to the ground damaging thousand's dollars worth of equipment. You can hear him sing "Frank Zappa and the Mothers" at one point in the song
so yes, "Smoke on the Water" is about Zappa.
>>By MightyAfroWhitey (Saturday, 2 Jul 2005 12:34)
Ahhh FZ........one word.....GENIUS!!!
>>By Da Blues (Sunday, 3 Jul 2005 11:24)
It can be pointless to compare the greatest musicians. The greater they are, the more different they'll be.
I'd certainly include Frank & the aforesaid Jimi Hendrix in that equation but have a sneaking suspicion that the latter got heard by far more people at the broadest level than Frank & the Mothers, so I think Jimi was the more influential. In the guitar stakes alone, I feel there've been more Hendrix copyists (Robin Trower, Frank Marino, Velvert Turner, etc) than Zappa ones.
>>By nonyeb (Saturday, 16 Dec 2006 23:18)
anyone going to see Zappa plays Zappa for Frank's 70th birthday tour?
>>By binrockin (Sunday, 14 Nov 2010 11:30)
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