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Friday, October 14 2011

Counterbalance No. 54: Captain Beefheart’s ‘Trout Mask Replica’

Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica is like a squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag—it’s fast and bulbous and bound to end badly. Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn try to clean up the ensuing mess in this week's Counterbalance.


Thursday, December 9 2010

Remembering Frank Zappa: 17 Years Later

Zappa was never commercially huge for the two most uncomplicated and inexorable reasons: he didn't particularly want (or, to his credit, need) to be, and more, he couldn't be.


Thursday, May 22 2008

Dead But Not Buried or, When the ‘90s Took a ‘60s Turn

The post-Dead and post-Zappa bands of the '90s sought to subvert the prevailing trends towards crass commercialism, individual greed, and phony superficiality.


Monday, September 17 2007

All My Loving

Tony Palmer's 1968 made-for-BBC "masterpiece" looks decidedly more suspect today.


Saturday, December 31 1994

Frank Zappa, Son of Cheap Thrills


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