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Frank Zappa died 10 years ago today.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Octave Doctor, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Bit off topic I admit but I just wanted to remind those who care that the great Frank Zappa died 10 years ago today. Lets all raise a glass for one of the 20th Century’s greatest composers.

    Cheers Frank!

  2. HAIL ZAPPA!!!

    God Bless.
  3. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    FZ, I am raising a glass in your honor.

    Thanks for the memories!

  4. Music is The Best!

    We miss you Frank!

    - Wil
  5. A tear comes to my eye,seriously, but then Broken Hearts are for A..Holes that's right,Broken Hearts are for A..Holes.

    I miss him dearly.
  6. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I was fortunate enough to see the Mothers many times in the 70's in NYC. The infamous Halloween shows were especially magnificent. From peanut butter and poodles, to F Warner Brothers, to Cher wigs, Zappa always had a surprise up his sleeve. This on top of the greatest musicians and inspired fusion, guitar mastery and unique arrangments. When I finally got to meet Frank at a screening of Baby Snakes, I was struck by his friendliness and lack of airs. Unexpected, fer shure. Frank, we still love you and you are missed. :( :bawl:
  7. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Odd that I met Napoleon Brock, one of Zappa's singers today. Coincidence? I think not.

    Don't eat the yellow snow!
  8. flatwounds


    Apr 22, 2003
    Sydney, Oz
    I'll have to buy a couple more of his albums in his honour...damn, I've already got 25 or something, and I have barely made a dent in the catalogue.
  9. 10 years !! Still a lot of today's people have no idea of what music used to be with FZ round. If there's one worth remembering and talk about is Zappa's work, Cheers!
    By they way is there anyone here aware of any bands/artist who are doing any music inspired by Zappa's style?
  10. I think some of Phish's stuff has Zappa-esque qualities. In fact, I remember reading somewhere that one or more members cite Zappa as an influence.

    Zappa forever.
  11. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I assume you met him at a Project Object show.
    I saw him a month ago in Providence RI, with Ike Willis. The bass player, Dave Johnson was very good, and soldiered on through the Zappa catalogue quite admirably.

  12. Top 3 Zappa albums to Own?

  13. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga

    wow, no wonder i've been so depressed the past few days.

    i remember when this happened - it was the week i got my first conklin 7-string. wow.
  14. "Hot Rats"

    "You Can't Do That On Stage anymore" (Vols 1-6)

    "The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life"

    - Wil
  15. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Amazon Product Designer
    i remember seeing the news that day.

    i got calls from people i hadn't heard from for YEARS asking if i was "alright".

    here's a poll...

    what's the earliest live zappa show you saw?

    mine was december 2, 1972. the Petite Wazoo Tour. Steely Dan opened.

    saw him again in 1976 and 1980.

    i interviewed him over the phone for a radio show i was doing in 1987. even had his studio phone number for a while.

    nice guy.

    i'm sure i've mentioned all this before...but, hey.

    i miss frank.

    some more FZ suggestions:

    one size fits all
    joe's garage
    "and the minor masterpiece" you are what you is

  16. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Tampa, FL
    I first saw Frank at the Felt Forum NYC Halloween 1976? I think. Don't remember too much about the show other than it was fantastic.

    Fave Albums

    One Size Fits All
    Hot Rats
    Joe's Garage
  17. Thor

    Thor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I saw him at the Music Hall ( now Wang Center ) in Boston, in either the fall of '71. Flo and Eddy were with him.

    Chuck Berry opened the show. Gold Lamé suit.

    My 5 friends and I almost got arrested as we had
    4 doobs going between 6 guys in our row. The Mass State troopers were not toooo pleased ...
    The Best Band You Never Heard - I agree, good one.

    'We're only in it for the Money' the venerable Sgt Pepper Spoof.

    Guitar - the compilation of his guitar tracks is good as well.

    Weasels ripped my flesh
    Burnt weenie sandwich

    All great albums.

    Kind of hard to pick 3 from a guy who has released 90 CD's.

    My son is collecting the entire catalogue, he is up to 60 now.
  18. frederic b. hodshon

    frederic b. hodshon

    May 10, 2000
    Redmond, WA
    Amazon Product Designer
    i remember my older brother recommending FZ back in 1971.

    i grabbed the first thing in the bin.

    200 Motels.

    at 14, just coming off of listening to trombone music (my instrument at the time) it sure was a mind-shift.

    not a favorite FZ release, but has a special place for me.

    i love the flo and eddie period. especially the live just another band from la lp.

    was the same year i got into firesign theater, hendrix and miles davis.

    too bad the 14 year olds of today don't have similar choices.

  19. secretdonkey


    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Zappa. The Beatles. About equal in terms of my musical experience/developement...
  20. I saw Zappa bands over two dozen times from '70 to '82 or '83. Amazing and fun shows with amazing and fun people and music. A vastly under-appreciated guitarist and composer.
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