History Music / FrankZappa

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''.
20th May '17 7:46:44 PM MorganWick
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He once appeared in a ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' episode, voicing the Pope (which was edited due to censor complaints). He also appeared in an episode of ''Series/MiamiVice'', playing the role of a coke lord. Zappa also hosted an episode of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' during its fourth season (1978-1979), which didn't go over so well with the cast at the time, who saw Zappa's mugging and calling attention to the cue cards during sketches extremely irritating (the only cast member who liked Frank Zappa and was glad that he hosted was Creator/JohnBelushi). He published his autobiography, ''Literature/TheRealFrankZappaBook'', in 1989 and died of cancer in 1993. Some of his songs were used during the first two seasons of ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'' as a tribute and his son, Dweezil, was cast as the voice of Duckman's moronic, Valley Boy son, Ajax. Two years later a group of Zappa fans in Lithuania paid to have a bronze bust of Zappa erected in downtown Vilnius, although Zappa wasn't Lithuanian and had never visited the country. It went on to become Vilnius' [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/may/09/news second-most-popular tourist attraction]]. In 2008 a replica was erected in Baltimore. Magazine/RollingStone recognizes him as the twentieth greatest guitarist of all time on their list of [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone100GreatestGuitaristsOfAllTime 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time]].

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He once appeared in a ''WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow'' episode, voicing the Pope (which was edited due to censor complaints). He also appeared in an episode of ''Series/MiamiVice'', playing the role of a coke lord. Zappa also hosted an episode of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' during its fourth season (1978-1979), which didn't go over so well with the cast at the time, who saw Zappa's mugging and calling attention to the cue cards during sketches extremely irritating (the only cast member who liked Frank Zappa and was glad that he hosted was Creator/JohnBelushi). He published his autobiography, ''Literature/TheRealFrankZappaBook'', in 1989 and died of cancer in 1993. Some of his songs were used during the first two seasons of ''WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}}'' as a tribute and his son, Dweezil, was cast as the voice of Duckman's moronic, Valley Boy son, Ajax. Two years later a group of Zappa fans in Lithuania paid to have a bronze bust of Zappa erected in downtown Vilnius, although Zappa wasn't Lithuanian and had never visited the country. It went on to become Vilnius' [[http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/may/09/news second-most-popular tourist attraction]]. In 2008 a replica was erected in Baltimore.Baltimore, which actually ''was'' his birthplace. Magazine/RollingStone recognizes him as the twentieth greatest guitarist of all time on their list of [[UsefulNotes/RollingStone100GreatestGuitaristsOfAllTime 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time]].
13th May '17 2:38:54 PM nombretomado
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* BerserkButton: CountryMusic, hippies, love songs, the ''plastic people'', Republicans, unions, {{Disco}}, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, the American government, American public schools, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, drug users, televangelists, the Moral Majority, {{MTV}}, the PMRC, Pat Boone, ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'', Music/MichaelJackson, advertising,...

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* BerserkButton: CountryMusic, hippies, love songs, the ''plastic people'', Republicans, unions, {{Disco}}, UsefulNotes/RichardNixon, the American government, American public schools, UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, drug users, televangelists, the Moral Majority, {{MTV}}, Creator/{{MTV}}, the PMRC, Pat Boone, ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'', Music/MichaelJackson, advertising,...
20th Feb '17 1:04:25 AM bt8257
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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 hilarious]] 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 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 hilarious]] 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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