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Cool. If Zappa survives it will be due to explorations of his better compositional material like this. Not the porno/scato "humor" he manufactured to sell albums to teenage boys back in the day.
His best material is open to broad interpretation, variation, and study. Hope to see more of this.
I believe that Zappa's greatest talent was his ability to get almost impossibly great performances out of the musicians he recruited: George Duke, the Underwoods, the Fowler brothers to name a few.
And of course the greatest Mother of them all: Jimmy Carl Black. Walter Becker personally campaigned to get Black into the R&R HOF. Not yet successful :(
This is some of Frank's good stuff.
Except for his synclavier stuff later, I got kinda tired of most of his stuff after about 1979. Loved Thingfish, though.
I was never really a fan of Zappa's music, but definitely an admirer. I loved his musicians.
I got to work with one of his Sax players. That was a big deal for me.
Napoleon Murphy Brock?
Frank was all Genius. I discovered The Mothers in 1971, 72. Saw Frank for the first time in OKC in 1973. It was the combination of the humor and the intricate tight music that drew my interest and of course as the years went by we all found out what a serious musician Frank really was. Still today I can put any of his many recordings on and it always brings a big smile to me.
Well, I must say, I am gratified that serious Zappa fans are finding their way here to comment.
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