The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15005   Message #131872
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
04-Nov-99 - 05:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: Great Googly Moogly
Subject: RE: BS: Great Googly Moogly
"tv dinner by the pool...I'm so glad I finished school"

Frank was a true mad genius, who combined biting satire with an incredible musical sensibility. The Mothers were the best, and strangest, collection of jazz/rock/blues musicians to ever come together under one demented banner. Zappa was also one of the finest and most under-rated guitar players in the business. He was obscene, funny, and intelligent simultaneously. With his frizzy hair, lip-beard, and brooding eyes he looked like a side-show escapee. As a composer, he was probably rock's foremost. as witness Peaches en Regalia or Ceremonial March of the Pumpkins(Frank was obsessed with fruits and vegetables). I miss him.

"She ruled the toads of the Short Forest
And every newt in Idaho
And every cricket who had chorus
Beside the Bush and Buffalo"