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All you need is Music by Frank Zappa…

Without DEVIATION from the NORM,
PROGRESS is not POSSIBLE

Frank Zappa live in Paris – 1980

If you have 2 free hours (or good headphones/speakers while you do something else), here’s Frank Zappa live in Paris…

Zappa was known to record most of his live shows on video (and yes, there are many bootlegs too…). Ahead of his time…

Music is the Best

Zappa - Music is the best

Information is not Knowledge.
Knowledge is not Wisdom.
Wisdom is not Truth.
Truth is not Beauty.
Beauty is not Love.
Love is not Music.
Music is the Best.

Orchestral « Peaches en Regalia »

Inca Roads

Inca Roads (A Token Of His Extreme)

Recorded on August 27, 1974 at KCET in Hollywood, A TOKEN OF HIS EXTREME features Frank Zappa with five incredibly talented band members for this extravaganza of live music.

The line-up consists of Frank Zappa—guitar, percussion, vocals; George Duke—keyboards, finger cymbals, tambourine, vocals; Napoleon Murphy Brock—sax, vocals; Ruth Underwood—percussion; Tom Fowler—bass; Chester Thompson—drums.

« This was put together with my own money and my own time and it’s been offered to television networks and to syndication and it has been steadfastly rejected by the American television industry. It has been shown in primetime in France and Switzerland, with marvelous results. It’s probably one of the finest pieces of video work that any human being has ever done. I did it myself. And the animation that you’re gonna see in this was done by a guy named Bruce Bickford, and I hope he is watching the show, because it’s probably the first time that a lot of people in America got a chance to see it. »


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5 réponses sur « Zappa, quotes & music »

RIP Jon Lord indeed. A amazing, talented musician and great man. He’ll be very much missed…may he RIP and riff away in heaven on the synthesizers and pipe organs up there. . Jon took rock to another level – he made keyboard work an art form. And FZ & JFK, now that would be a conversation to be in on! 🙂

   

Frank had such a fertile, creative mind, all this social media would be a very strong catalyst for him growing as an artist. He would have no doubt done entire albums on it, and then used it as a means to get his music out. His sense of humor would have kept it all real too 🙂 I miss his unique view and voice.

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