Tuesday, July 29 2008
Sometimes changing the course of modern music can be surprisingly easy. Though their names may not be laced in the stars right next to Sinatra and Dylan, these mavericks will always be remembered for breaking boundaries, stretching the definitions of genres, and rewriting what the very notion of a "pop song" is.
Monday, June 3 2013
This is well worth the 38-plus year wait for an official release. Good singin', good playin'.
Wednesday, April 27 2011
There has never been a rock artist like Zappa. Who else could combine Spike Jones and Stravinsky? Who else saw themselves as both Monty Python and Duke Ellington?
Thursday, December 5 2002
Saturday, December 31 1994
Thursday, December 9 2010
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.