History Music / FrankZappa

26th Mar '18 2:30:24 AM jormis29
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27th Dec '17 10:58:09 AM Jeduthun
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** Creator/WeirdAlYankovic parodied Zappa's style in the song "Genius in France", which is an original "style parody" rather than a takeoff of an existing song. It sounds uncannily like a real Zappa piece, thanks at least in part to Frank's son Dweezil showing up to play the guitar solo.

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** Creator/WeirdAlYankovic Music/WeirdAlYankovic parodied Zappa's style in the song "Genius in France", which is an original "style parody" rather than a takeoff of an existing song. It sounds uncannily like a real Zappa piece, thanks at least in part to Frank's son Dweezil showing up to play the guitar solo.
27th Dec '17 10:56:42 AM Jeduthun
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** Creator/WeirdAlYankovic parodied Zappa's style in the song "Genius in France", which is an original "style parody" rather than a takeoff of an existing song. It sounds uncannily like a real Zappa piece, thanks at least in part to Frank's son Dweezil showing up to play the guitar solo.
20th Oct '17 2:13:57 AM Sandman87
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* WithLyrics: A borderline case - [[WordOfGod Frank stated in interviews]] that some of his songs were essentially instrumental compositions that had lyrics thrown in at the last minute so that listeners with [[ViewersAreGoldfish short attention spans]] wouldn't get bored.



* WithLyrics: A borderline case - [[WordOfGod Frank stated in interviews]] that some of his songs were essentially instrumental compositions that had lyrics thrown in at the last minute so that listeners with [[ViewersAreGoldfish short attention spans]] wouldn't get bored.
20th Oct '17 2:06:53 AM Sandman87
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* WithLyrics: A borderline case - [[WordOfGod Frank stated in interviews]] that some of his songs were essentially instrumental compositions that had lyrics thrown in at the last minute so that listeners with [[ViewersAreGoldfish short attention spans]] wouldn't get bored.
8th Oct '17 3:04:47 PM nombretomado
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** ''Music/ZappaInNewYork'': Zappa's December 1976 shows with the ''SaturdayNightLive'' band.

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** ''Music/ZappaInNewYork'': Zappa's December 1976 shows with the ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' band.
9th Sep '17 3:59:03 PM nombretomado
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* SeriousBusiness: Turned down a [[AmericanPoliticalSystem nomination for running for the President]] of the United States on the Libertarian Ticket. Also, was cultural attaché for the Czechoslovak government and has [[http://www.balticsworldwide.com/news/features/zappa.htm a statue of him in Vilnius, Lithuania]].

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* SeriousBusiness: Turned down a [[AmericanPoliticalSystem [[UsefulNotes/AmericanPoliticalSystem nomination for running for the President]] of the United States on the Libertarian Ticket. Also, was cultural attaché for the Czechoslovak government and has [[http://www.balticsworldwide.com/news/features/zappa.htm a statue of him in Vilnius, Lithuania]].
29th Jul '17 4:03:32 AM DeepRed
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Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 -- December 4, 1993) was a famous CrazyAwesome and prolific composer/musician, singer, guitarist, RecordProducer, film director and anti-censorship activist. His massive 75-album output, both solo and with his band The Mothers of Invention, is largely known for [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly spanning almost every genre known to man]] from [[HardRock straightforward rock 'n roll]] to [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible free-jazz, musique concrète]] and classical music, alternating between heavy experimentalism and accesible catchiness and being chock-full of satirical, absurd, [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments gut-bustingly funny]] lyrics. While he had occasional brushes with mainstream fame in TheSeventies and TheEighties, the bulk of his career was spent as a legendary cult figure, boasting a small but devoted fandom and critical acclaim.

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Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 -- December 4, 1993) was a famous CrazyAwesome and prolific composer/musician, singer, guitarist, RecordProducer, film director and anti-censorship activist. His massive [[AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder 75-album output, output]], both solo and with his band The Mothers of Invention, is largely known for [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly spanning almost every genre known to man]] from [[HardRock straightforward rock 'n roll]] to [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible free-jazz, musique concrète]] and classical music, alternating between heavy experimentalism and accesible catchiness and being chock-full of satirical, absurd, [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments gut-bustingly funny]] lyrics. While he had occasional brushes with mainstream fame in TheSeventies and TheEighties, the bulk of his career was spent as a legendary cult figure, boasting a small but devoted fandom and critical acclaim.
23rd Jul '17 4:22:18 PM AndyLA
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No relation to the ''[[VideoGame/GuiltyGear other]]'' [[NamesTheSame Zappa]]. Or the blacksmith from VideoGame/ChronoCross (though with the game's repeated musical {{Shout Out}}s, he may be...)

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No relation to the ''[[VideoGame/GuiltyGear other]]'' [[NamesTheSame Zappa]].Zappa]] (although he did get the name from him). Or the blacksmith from VideoGame/ChronoCross (though with the game's repeated musical {{Shout Out}}s, he may be...)
21st Jul '17 3:52:31 PM TropesForever
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* BowtiesAreCool: He referenced them often in his lyrics, but always to allude to boring square people, like for instance "Bow Tie Daddy" from ''Music/WereOnlyInItForTheMoney''.
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