Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993)

Joined: January 13th, 2009, 6:45 pm

December 4th, 2017, 10:09 am #1

Gone 24 years today. 

"The less I needed, the better I felt." ~ Charles Bukowski.
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Joined: January 13th, 2009, 6:45 pm

December 4th, 2017, 10:10 am #2

"The less I needed, the better I felt." ~ Charles Bukowski.
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Joined: June 20th, 2007, 11:54 pm

December 4th, 2017, 12:12 pm #3

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Joined: July 2nd, 2008, 9:31 am

December 4th, 2017, 5:13 pm #4

I went to this one in Danvers. Can't rememebr much except the crowd was really effed up and a lot of puking going on.  Probably bad shrooms going around.  

Frank Zappa Concert Setlist at North Shore Coliseum, Danvers on ...
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Oct 25, 1978 - Get the Frank Zappa Setlist of the concert at North Shore Coliseum, Danvers, MA, USA on October 25, 1978 from the 1978 World Tour and other Frank Zappa Setlists for free on setlist.fm!
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Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 8:10 pm

December 4th, 2017, 6:34 pm #5

I love freakin' Zappa, ridiculous en regalia. Saw him last at the Orpheum, Boston, Massachusetts, wherever you are!
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Joined: April 1st, 2011, 11:07 pm

December 5th, 2017, 1:33 am #6

Greenwich Village NYC
Cafe au Go Go 5/12/67 (no set list)

Went with prom date and doubled with friends that also went to prom with just a few weeks later.

“Mothers of Invention” was just getting noticed in NYC - The Village.

One song would have filled an album it was so long - a 30-40 minute monologue with a drone of music backing it up. The monologue was about taking apart a large Pontiac engine then bolting it back piece by piece.

Smallish venue 200-300. A young girl, maybe 10 or so, stood on the stage (stage far right) for some of the songs. Looked forward expressionless.

After the concert we took a walk through Washington Square and noticed we were walking 20 feet behind MoI with Zappa holding the little girl’s hand. Moon Unit was born a few months later..
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Joined: January 5th, 2008, 12:22 am

December 5th, 2017, 3:49 pm #7

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Joined: June 3rd, 2006, 8:10 pm

December 5th, 2017, 5:05 pm #8

The guy was a genius, a prolific songwriter and social commentator whose insights are sorely needed today. With 60+ albums released, Zappa crossed all kinds of musical barriers and broke much new ground. He was composing classical scores in high school, rarely used drugs and admonished youth to always do the right thing. We need more like him!
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Joined: April 1st, 2011, 11:07 pm

December 6th, 2017, 8:23 pm #9

Rain Joan of Arc Phoenix and Moon Unit Zappa interview extraordinary minds, mavericks, brick throwers, and pioneers in their unique fields. As two women from artistically uncompromising families, Moon and Rain celebrate nonconformists who achieve success by doing it their way, and support ‘left of center’ emerging artists.

http://www.feralaudio.com/0-rain-moon-launch-left/
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