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Zappa

(ˈzæpə)
n
(Biography) Frank. 1940–93, US rock musician, songwriter, and experimental composer: founder and only permanent member of the Mothers of Invention. His recordings include Freak Out (1966), Hot Rats (1969), and Sheik Yerbouti (1979)
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False acknowledgments of pop icons who "contributed materially" to the album--Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and Brian Epstein, among others--appear alongside names of twentieth-century composers whom Zappa considered truly important influences: Stravinsky, Anton Webern, Arnold Schoenberg, and Karlheinz Stockhausen.
As the political season heated up, the mass media delightedly revived a favorite clash-of the-titans saga from the mid-1980s: the supposed battle between outspoken rock star Frank Zappa and Tipper Gore over nasty lyrics peddled by the music industry.
The screen siren was particularly outraged that Dweezil Zappa - son of legendary rocker Frank Zappa - had disclosed one detail that even eagle-eyed fans of her hit film Basic Instinct couldn't detect.
Keeping alive a forbidden language of disorder inspired by smuggled-in Western music (the Velvets, Captain Beefheart, Frank Zappa, the Doors), hounded by the authorities (denied instruments and venues, their clandestine concerts raided by the police, their members eventually imprisoned for "disturbing the peace"), they were a resistance movement unto themselves.
Zappa will oversee all aspects of contract pharmacy program implementation and service delivery to Wellpartner's growing roster of safety net hospital clients.
Speaking of groundbreaking musicians, Zappa Plays Zappa, in which young Dweezil recreates the music of his late great dad Frank, returns to the UK in November with a performance at Warwick Arts Centre on Tuesday 19.
Salonen briefly met Zappa not long before he died in 1993 and conducted a number of his works in Europe before then.
Instead, the Cap Zappa grabs those pesky little bottle tops from atop your fave beverage and shoots them into the air for a distance of more than 5m.
FRANK Zappa was the man who pushed the boundaries of rock 'n' roll innovation to create some of the most genrebending music ever produced.
Zappa Plays Zappa @ St David's Hall, Cardiff (November 13)[bar] ONE of the most prolific, iconoclastic and virtuoso rock musicians of the 20th century (and that still really isn't doing him sufficient justice), Frank Zappa would be a hard act for any one to follow.
The head of room service asked me if I had the time to take up an order to one Frank Zappa, who was in town for a concert.
I would have heard both theirs as well as Springsteen's new ones had I not chanced upon a nearly 14-minute version of a Frank Zappa song, Advance Romance.