Tag: Frank Zappa

Who Knows? Take a Chance!

Pretty sure I haven't posted this yet.

Zappa discussing the problem with record labels and how it's harder to sell something unusual to a young exec who thinks he gets it and an old guy who knows he doesn't. Uploaded by schavira. And yet more on the PMRC, sex, and masturbation (which apparently had to be bleeped on whatever TV program this is).

...I tried to find something a little more related to creators' rights to tie in with my last post, but I am turning into an old man and was hoping to get to bed by 10 o'clock. Migraine's gone and vertigo's under control, but I'm still trying to get over a sore throat.


Via uploader YourArf:

Kent Nagano tells the story about how he got involved with Zappa and his classical music. Kent Nagano is an american conductor and opera administrator who conducted London Symphony Orchestra for Frank's music.

From the swedish radio documentary "Titties & Beer", broadcasted 1994-01-23 on SR P2.

On Solos

Uploaded by fruhko, who says it's from 1984. Sounds slightly sped up, or possibly helium is slowly leaking into the room.

America Drinks

Well, it's got "America" in the name. That's good for a 4th of July post, right?

Vocals are pretty hard to hear but there's some great clarinet work by, if I'm not mistaken, Bunk Gardner.

Detroit, 1968; uploaded by Whoaduderighteous.

Gumbel Interview

The Today Show, 1990. Discussion of Zappa's influence in Czechoslovakia before, during, and after the fall of communism, his contribution to Jacques Cousteau's Outrage at Valdez, and his interest in politics combined with his distaste for major and third parties alike.

Jerry Lawson

Lawson discussing his working relationship with Frank; the Persuasions published an album under the Straight label. This is from the documentary From Straight to Bizarre; I posted the trailer last October.

Frank Zappa's Classical Comeback

Posted by, no shit, the Financial Times on June 20. You know, for everything that's wrong with the British press, you sure as hell wouldn't see an American paper with a name like "The Financial Times" doing this story in America.