Saturday, August 13, 2011

The Return of the Son of Monster Magnet: ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA! (Turn it up all the way, folks :-)

"And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? Knew ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" ~ Luke 2:49

BONUS VIDEOS: Dweezil's Dad in action

27 August 1974

BBC studio recording @ 1968

I had the great good fortune to catch Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention in concert at the Fillmore East, New York, in the summer of 1968. It was the only "rock concert" I attended during my year in the U.S. as an exchange student - but it totally changed my life.

Perhaps listening to Zappa today will have the same effect on those of you who haven't yet been introduced to this wizardly maestro, whose extraordinary music lives on through his enormously talented son, Dweezil.



dukuhead said...

Frank Zappa was a man of many talents and his music carried his philosophy in life - live free, live free, live free, never live on your knees. i never met him and i have never had the privilege of going to one of his live concerts, but I mourn the loss of this strange and beautiful man and his music. I hope that his son makes his own special brand of music too to also lift us above and help us to laugh at life's mundane realities and pettiness. Remember: Don't eat that yellow snow!

Ruth said...

I like that Dweezil insisted his nickname be made legal :-)

Jeff said...

Its not that easy to be the son of a genius . Dweezil is an exception .

newd acid said...

Frank must be smiling in heaven-brilliant-he has his dad's gene.

Starmandala said...

@Dukuhead - What a satisfying comment, thanks, bro! :-)

@Ruth... now are you Ruth Underwood... or Anandaraj? Either way, you get a big hug! Always admired Ruth Underwood, among the world's funkiest, sexiest and most precise percussionists.

@Jeff - You said it!

@Newd Acid - Frank, I feel, has attained the status of a cosmic software program now accessible to millions. He's completely rational but extremely compassionate. Somehow he found the perfect balance between efficiency and ecstasy!