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Edited Feb 25, 2010, 17:25
Re: Zappa
Feb 25, 2010, 17:22
Have you seen the Zappa Plays Zappa band? I like them because they are a smut free version of FZ at his best. Not that I am a reactionary when it comes to talking about sex in public but be came off as someone who didn't especially like the thought of other people doing it. Especially stupid people. Or ugly people. Or Republicans.

Then again I thought he was a wit when I was 16 and something like "Torture Never Stops" seemed incredibly daring in the pre porn-on-tap era. I certainly appreciate him more as a composer now but the "comedy" smells to me as more like a deliberate calculated sell-out than the act of a cultural critic. Bill Hicks he ain't but as a writer and arranger of music for big bands of rock instruments he is right up there. Not an all-time American great like Mingus or Elington but a good second tier guy like Glass or Riley.
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