Zappa SG?

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  1. Tony M

    Tony M Well-Known Member

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    FZ had an influence on me too,
    along with Jorma and Mr. Cippolina.

    No, I don't sound very British at all.
     
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    I'm in my 40's now, but I've listened to Zappa since I was around 10. That explains why I'm so twisted.:naughty: But the guy had great music & you could tell, compared to other musicians, he was the real deal. Especially how he used satire extensively and cleverly into his music to poke fun at irregularities in our society. He knew how to present his music and I believe music was a true passion for him. He wasn't into to drugs or drinking, but music was his true drug. That's what kept him going. He was a very progressive musician. This progressiveness helped him explore other avenues of music and not to be boxed-in to just one style. And, of course, his political views helped mold & shape his music also. Especially when it came to censorship. This man was a very highly intelligent person, no doubt.:hmm:
     
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    The legacy of Frank Zappa is vast. His production consists of about 60 albums plus more than 20 posthumous albums. Chances are we all got influenced one way or the other.
    Throughout the years, there is one particular piece that stays with me. I was just a kid when I got the record. It’s the title track from the album Zoot Allures (1976). It later turned out to be one of Frank Zappas most important compositions and one of his signature songs. The piece has inspired many jazz-musicians and has also been arranged for classical music orchestra. In this video he plays a Fender Strat. The original track is also recorded with a Strat previously owned and burned (!) by Hendrix. Magic. With all love and respect to the SG, this is his work that has inspired me the most.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUhRBq8UiL0]Frank Zappa - Zoot Allures (Live) [HQ] - YouTube[/ame]

    "A composer is someone who forces his will upon unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians." (Frank Zappa)
     
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    Interesting that the four videos promoted at the end of that,
    couldn't be farther removed from the one just watched.

    From the sublime to the ridiculous.

    From Frank to *ank.
     
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    Nice on-board electronics though.
     
  8. JohnP

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    The legacy of FZ is vast.
     
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    Yup to...... Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar
     
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    I always loved this tune:
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seBNQwKswI0&feature=related]Frank Zappa - Black Napkins - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    3,590 Euro inc. case. Hmmm. I wonder what I could charge for a Cipollina replica? :hmm:
     
  13. JohnP

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    Me too, that also became a signature piece and it's from the same album - Zoot Allures. Great music.
     
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    It's also cool because Zappa really explores the mode, by making various notes the temporary tonic and thus sounding like a "new" mode.
     
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    I love it when you talk dirty. :)
     
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