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Dog 3000
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Re: Zappa
Feb 28, 2010, 17:59
See, I don't think he's the one with the "strange relationship to sexual mores" -- if his sex-talk makes someone in the audience squirm, that says more about the sexual attitudes of the audience (and this is the effect he was aiming for.) He was pretty much the opposite of a prude!

I'm a big defender of his right to be uniquely himself, warts and all. That said, I could name a dozen Zappa albums I think are worthless . . . some of which other folks around here would hold up as great. No one likes everything he did, and no two fans will agree on which records are the good and which the bad.

SeaCat: my advice would be to check out some more instrumental albums next (I think most would at least agree Zappa's more interesting for the music than the "leerics" . . . ) "Uncle Meat" is my favorite in that department, though the CD reissue is somewhat besmirched by "penalty tracks" (bonus tracks you don't want.)
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