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Frank Zappa

Features

Tuesday, July 29 2008

The Innovators

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

Monday, June 3 2013

'Frank Zappa: A Token of His Extreme' Captures Great Zappa/Mothers of Invention Lineup

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


Wednesday, April 27 2011

Sweet Mercy: 'An Evening with Frank Zappa, The Torture Never Stops'

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?


Saturday, December 31 1994

Frank Zappa, Son of Cheap Thrills


Blogs

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.


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