Frank Zappa
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The Innovators
29 Jul 2008 // 5:00 PM

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.

//Reviews

'Frank Zappa: A Token of His Extreme' Captures Great Zappa/Mothers of Invention Lineup
3 Jun 2013 // 10:10 PM

This is well worth the 38-plus year wait for an official release. Good singin', good playin'.

Sweet Mercy: 'An Evening with Frank Zappa, The Torture Never Stops'
27 Apr 2011 // 4:00 PM

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?

//Blogs

Remembering Frank Zappa: 17 Years Later
9 Dec 2010 // 1:00 AM

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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'Staircase' Is Gay in a Melancholy Way

// Short Ends and Leader

"Unfairly cast aside as tasteless during its time for its depiction of homosexuality, Staircase is a serious film in need of a second critical appraisal.

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