Articles tagged frank zappa

Frank Zappa: Jazz From Hell (Yesterday’s Jukebox)

Frank Zappa's complex, electronic masterpiece showed what the late, great maestro could achieve by removing the human element and harnessing the power of a machine.

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4 May 2017 // 9:34 AM

Dweezil Zappa Extends Legacy of His Dad, Frank Zappa

Dweezil Zappa had no idea he’d grow up to be a guitarist and band leader. But his famous father, the late Frank Zappa, certainly

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Bergen, Curtain, and Radner: Saturday Night Live’s Second-Ever Christmas Special Lacks Dumb Blondes

Despite the drunken antics and sexist attitudes of their fellow cast members, it’s the women who brought the laughs in Saturday Night Live’s second Christmas special

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Frank Zappa and the Mothers: Roxy the Movie

Frank Zappa’s long-requested Roxy shows final see the legitimate light of day in this new DVD/CD release.

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21 Jul 2015 // 2:20 AM

Frank Zappa: Dance Me This

Congratulations, Frank Zappa fans, you've made it to album number 100! Time to do a little dance.

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13 Jul 2015 // 2:02 AM

The Listener Gifted: Frank Zappa’s ‘Dance Me This’

Where should we place Dance Me This within Zappa's immense catalogue?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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17 Sep 2007 // 10:59 PM

All My Loving

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

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	Frank Zappa: Zappa Picks: By Jon Fishman of Phish

Calling all Phish fans. Rykodisc asked Jon Fishman to drum up some business by baiting the hook that will haul in the fresh cash of

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31 Dec 1994 // 11:03 PM

	Frank Zappa, Son of Cheap Thrills

With somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 original Zappa albums, you simply have to wonder if Rykodisc will ever need to find another artist to keep

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"No Dollars in Duende": On Making Uncompromising, Spirited Music

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"On the elusive yet clearly existential sadness that adds layers and textures to music.

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