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  Frank Zappa
Zappa and his bandmates set off on their first tour immediately afterwards, where they were introduced to the joys of lip-synching on teen dance shows.
Frank continued to perform with this new line-up until the end of 1971, the shows featuring constantly-evolving, sexually-themed skits (primarily enacted by Kaylan and Volman) woven into his complex musical arrangements.
Featuring the voice of his daughter Moon Unit Zappa imitating the cant of a San Fernando Valley teenager, the song gave Zappa a rare appearance in the top 40, while the revenue earned by this unexpected hit subsequently made it possible for the composer to finance several of his less lucrative orchestral projects.
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  Frank Zappa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frank Zappa was born in Baltimore, Maryland on December 21, 1940 to Francis Zappa (born in Partinico, Sicily, of Greek and Lebanese descent) and Rose Marie Colimore (who was of 3 quarters Italian including Sicilian and 1/4 French descent).
Zappa suffered serious fractures, head trauma and injuries to his back, leg, and neck, as well as a crushed larynx (which caused his voice to drop a third after it healed).
Frank Zappa died on December 4, 1993, age 52 of prostate cancer, and was interred in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California.
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 The My Hero Project - Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa was born in 1940 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Zappa's band was full of extremely talented musicians: drummer Terry Bozzio is considered one of the best in the world, guitarist Steve Vai is a virtuoso and is highly admired and respected, and tenor saxophonist Mike Brecker is in the "Saturday Night Live" band.
Frank Zappa was a musician and composer with a flair for the absurd.
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 Frank Zappa
Zappa's distrust of authority was cemented in 1962, long before he rose to fame with the Mothers of Invention.
If Frank Zappa was a seminal figure in rock history, he was also a peripheral one, who's biggest claim to fame was extrapolating everything to its most absurd extreme.
Zappa was twice rejected for induction by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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 Frank Zappa
Zappa was from the first interested in sounds for their own sake, which led to his interest in modern composers.
Zappa's interest in composing and arranging burgeoned in his later high school years and he dreamed of being taken seriously as a composer.
Zappa earned a fearsome reputation as a ruthless taskmaster who possessed a seemingly limitless capacity for work (he regularly worked as much as twenty hours a day in the studio until very late in his career) who also possessed immense technical knowledge and a photographic memory of the contents of his vast archive.
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 Frank Zappa - hotshotdigital.com
Frank Zappa Real Audio 167 K. Zappa became interested in music early in his life, joining a local band while attending college in California.
In the early 90's, Zappa was diagnosed with prostate cancer, and died on December 4th, 1993.
Frank Zappa will always be remembered as one of the most focused, versatile, and inventive composers of rock.
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 Rykodisc Catalog Artist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Frank Zappa made some of the most extraordinary music to ever be chiseled into the groove of a plastic platter or stored as billions of zeroes-and-ones on a compact disc.
Frank Zappa liked to freely and fully use the English language to say what was on his mind.
Frank Zappa albums are recordings made with dozens of incarnations of various bands, with orchestras, with computers, with about every possible combination of musicians and vocalists.
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 LIFE Classic: Frank Zappa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Frank Zappa, 31, leader of the Mothers of Invention, likes to call himself a "creep," and says his upbringing made him that way.
Francis Zappa worked hard as a college history teacher, a government meteorologist and a mathematician to secure his family's place in the middle class.
When asked to be photographed with Frank, the senior Zappas chose his Los Angeles living room instead of his own.
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 CNN.com - Inside the head of Frank Zappa - Dec 8, 2004
Frank's father, a restless teacher, meteorologist, and metallurgist who did a stint as a chemical weapons researcher for the Army, pried up his family from their home base of Baltimore (the Zappa clan originally hailed from Partinico, Sicily) and moved them all over, eventually finding an affinity for the desert exurbs outside Los Angeles.
In Zappa's case I think it was the ordinariness, the emptiness of much of his experience, particularly growing up in the desert, where there was little in the way of architectural, visual stimulation or anything else," he says.
Indeed, the bland towns Zappa was shuffled through during the early part of his life would form the backdrops for the stories and characters of his songs, whether with his band, the Mothers of Invention, or in his solo material.
www.cnn.com /2004/SHOWBIZ/books/12/08/frank.zappa/index.html   (937 words)

  
 Frank Zappa: Coffee Achiever (INeedCoffee.com)
Zappa had another attribute that would have fit in much better in the late ‘90s and beginning of the 21st century: his coffee-drinking habits.
Zappa's love for coffee was not bound to the rehearsal room, as he drank it on stage as well.
Overachieving, overreaching, overworking, Frank Zappa’s approach to his work and art is reflected in the incessantly wired world of coffee drinking America.
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 Frank Zappa
Zappa was trying to showcase his versatility with this set, so it's more all over the map stylistically than is usual for him, and the list of musicians is endless.
Frank wanted this document of the 1984 tour to be more than just another live record, so he omitted almost all the crowd noise, made composite versions of each song from two or three performances, and ran all the tracks together.
With Zappa close to death, he assembled a rarities album of 30 out-takes, dialogue snippets, and alternate versions, most of them with relatively short running times (the original, 1970 recording of "Sharleena" ends the collection on a glorious 12-minute high).
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 Frank Zappa and LOUIE LOUIE
Frank Zappa has also discussed LOUIE LOUIE in radio interviews, which may be documented in a future update of this article.
The musical output of Frank Zappa is one of the most eclectic collections of sounds to ever emerge from an individual composer.
Zappa was an intelligent spokesperson for the cause of true freedom, using his music and interviews to pick at the hypocrisies of modern culture.
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 Amazon.com: Hot Rats: Music: Frank Zappa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Frank Zappa's first solo album, Hot Rats is a far-cry from the da-da adventures and audio collages of the original Mothers of Invention.
Zappa surrounds himself with some of the finest musicians in the United States of America, who just happened to also be his best friends, and went from cult figure to International Superstar.
Zappa had mastered, although all of the playing on this album is intricate in the extreme, with great lolloping extended solos and each song has a terribly gripping hum able tune that makes your fingers twitch and your feet tap.
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 Frank Zappa Tribute: Mothers of Invention
In 1995, Frank Zappa was posthumously inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Lou Reed "One of the things I most regret is not knowing Frank better," Reed admitted --which no doubt caused some to wonder why Lou was on stage to begin with.
Frank Zappa might have placed his induction in Cleveland's Rock Hall in the same category as other tributes by rock journalists, record executives, and radio station programmers that came very late in his career.
To some, Zappa remains an experimenter, a "fringe artist," or worse (as recently dismissed by a work friend as "60's drug music.") Zappa's mentor, the classical composer, Edgar Varese, summed it up when he disapproved of all the "isms," and called himself "One-all alone." Zappa certainly was that -- an individual.
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 Philm Freax: Frank Zappa
I snapped off some of Frank showing-off the original artwork for "Weasels Ripped My Flesh" to a journo, and thought that under the circumstances, those and a few portraits and group shots, including Aynsley Dunbar, one of my all time fave bucket bashers, was about as good as I'd get.
By that time the musos had had enough, and everybody was drifting into the banqueting-hall for the lunch that the PR people had laid on to ensure their investments got good press.
Frank heard it and lightened up, I asked him to try putting the brandy glass between himself and the camera, he gave me a few more nice "eye to eye" shots.
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 Frank Zappa
Frank was a big fancy California musician who loved `50s doowop, r'n'b, garage rock, avant garde classical composition, free jazz, gross humor, lengthy guitar solos, experimentation and releasing every bippity-boppity (euphemism for "fucking") noise he ever put down on tape.
Frank may be snotty and sarcastic, but it's a righteous sarcasm--he's got an agenda here, and a mission to prove all the idiots wrong.
Frank Zappa himself narrates the bootleg, strangely enough, making me wonder if it was originally a radio special or a record that was intended for official release but forgotten by Frank because his mind was flooded with thoughts of having to relieve his aching kidneys of a massive buildup of luxurious dick water.
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 Zappanale :: Frank Zappa dedicated festival ::
Neben Rockmusik schieb Zappa auch Stücke für klassische Orchester.
Frank Zappas Vater war sizilianischer Herkunft und arbeitete für das US-amerikanische Verteidigungsministerium.
For the very first time the thought was expressed when Jacob Sandoy (one of the founders of the Norwegian Frank Zappa fan-magazine “SOCIETY PAGES” -1980 to 1990-) encouraged his friend Peter in the then GDR (“German Democratic Republic”) to find a fixed form of an organisation for the fans over there.
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 Frank Zappa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Of all the qualities that typified Frank Zappa, perhaps the most striking...
The True Story of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels (1988) (V) The Amazing Mr.
The True Story of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels (1988) (V) The Howard Stern Show (1987) (TV)....
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 FRANK ZAPPA discography, MP3 and reviews
Frank Vincent ZAPPA was born in Baltimore on December 12, 1940.
ZAPPA also went to Capitol Hill, to fight censorship (the Parents Music Resource Center was planning to label all albums that included ‘explicit lyrics’).
When Frank Vincent ZAPPA died on December 4, 1993 at age 52, the world lost one of his greatest innovators, critics, and composers.
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 Zappa.com > What's New?
ZAPPA Plays ZAPPA is out and about for October and suddenly December and there will be another round of the ever-popular auctions for selected seats and such at selected tour dates.
Frank Zappa's Official Album #77 is the Limited Edition which contains 4 Discs of audio magnificence and a 60 page booklet of joyous fetishment.
Zappa, FZ, Frank Zappa & The Moustache and Vaulternative Records are marks belonging to the Zappa Family Trust.
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 Frank Zappa Concert Photos
The first Frank Zappa show I saw was at the Fillmore East, June 6, 1971, shortly before it closed.
Zappa and the Mothers performed many of the tunes on the live album of the same name, plus "Billy The Mountain." John Lennon and Yoko Ono made a surprise appearance at the encore part of the show, in which John did an old Liverpool song.
I was fortunate to catch the last Zappa band tour in 1988, when they passed through Long Island's Nassau Coliseum.
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 Zappa on Crossfire - Viral Videos - SPIKE Powered by IFILM
Viral Videos - In 1986, Frank Zappa made a name for himself as a political force to be reckoned with after this terse segment on Crossfire.
Frank Z is right about the biggest threat to the U.S. (and I think to the world): the threat of religious facism and/or theocratic governments forcing their "morally superior" ideolgy on me or you!
In 1986, Frank Zappa thought that the government was moving toward a facist theocracy.
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 Frank Zappa on Rhapsody Online
Frank Zappa's music has always been fascinating, confusing and
instrument and sensibility, Zappa's vast output is a legacy o...
Hear Frank Zappa and similar artists on this channel.
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 Positive Atheism's Big List of Frank Zappa Quotations
The language and concepts contained herein are guaranteed not to cause eternal torment in the place where the guy with the horns and pointed stick conducts his business.
-- Frank Zappa, expressing his opinion on raising a child, saying that institutions such as schools and churches, which have the power to control and brainwash your child, are totally overrated and shouldn't always be recognized as a genuinely good thing
People make a lot of fuss about my kids having such supposedly 'strange names', but the fact is that no matter what first names I might have given them, it is the last name that is going to get them in trouble.
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 Amazon.com: Apostrophe ('): Music: Frank Zappa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
She just thought that "the guy on the record cover looks like a jazz musician with a sense of humor", and "the song titles are funny".
Many think that "Stink-Foot" is not a highlight, and while I understand that point of view (since it fills a fifth of this 32-minute album and doesn't have a compositional quality like the other songs) I still find it highly entertaining and needed because of its groove.
Frank Zappa was asked who his 5 favorite rock critics were.
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 Freemuse: Frank Zappa
In 1986, Frank Zappa remained occupied — some would say preoccupied — with the activities of the American right wing and its efforts to censor rock and roll.
In the following interview, conducted on March 16, 1986, Frank Zappa talked about his recent appearance before the US Congress and his involvement in the fight against censorship.
Frank Zappa: I hope you got a laugh out of that.
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 The Chrome Dinette - Radio-UMRK
This is an interview with Gail Zappa and THE PERSUASIONS from National Public Radio.
This performance was lifted from the MP3s they offer on the BP web site and features some outstanding work by their guitarist Jerry Outlaw.
Zappa news in the language of his ancestors.
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