February 27, 2009

Good News for Zappa Fans

Dave White has this article over on his site: 

"It seems fitting somehow that the box set commemorating the 40th anniversary of the release of two early Frank Zappa albums was about a year late. I mean, the guy lived in a log cabin with a bowling alley in the basement, so what's a year, give or take, among friends?"  read the rest here

5 comments:

Starrlight said...

Is that a Mexican poncho or is that a Sears poncho....

Vegas Linda Lou said...

I know we just have to do the math, but isn't it freaky that we're talking 40 years ago? I mean, when we were kids, can you imagine listening to music from the 1920's and 30's? That's what makes rock and roll so wonderful!

Starrlight said...

I'm 40 and I listen to music from the 20's and 30s ;)

Sean Coleman said...

The mid 60's through the early 70's is arguably one of the most revolutionary periods that the recording industry has ever seen. Zappa stood taller than most of his contemporaries when it came to recording technique, brilliance in composition and live performance. Totally agree with Vegas Linda Lou on the timeline. It would be akin to the masses collecting big band style records from the 40's in the 80's. Here's something to ponder. In 1968, if you were a music fan and were wondering what you'd get for X-mas there was (in addition to the Zappa discs): Electric Ladyland, Beggars Banquet, The White Album, The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society, Music From Big Pink, John Wesley Harding The Notorious Byrd Brothers, Bookends,Waiting for the Sun, Wheels of Fire, Traffic...way too much more to list.

You would be lucky to get one or two releases half as good these days.

Jamie said...

I am so glad to here about this new release. I was also shocked to think that he started working when I was born....and as Sean says- It would be hard to find anything today that is halfway as good and original as his work was.
He really meant it and was really into what he was doing and it come through loud and clear in his music.

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