Dear Frank Zappa disparagers/trolls!
A lot of FZ’s music was written about turnips like yourselves. Put on some Pink Floyd or Led Zeppelin, loudly, and dance around the room. Ye haw!
BTW I’m a big Steely Dan/Donald Fagan too.
@sls141 love me some Zeppelin, but never did get the stuff between "IV" and "In Through The Out Door". There is the occasional song, but as a collection these albums are mostly forgettable.
What am I missing?
@dayglow - and on those early albums on Verve, FZ's 'attempts' at being 'clever and unique' were 100% successful and then some, in my view.
I enjoyed the few after that as well, including the instrumental albums 'Hot Rats' and 'Waka Jawaka'. But I agree that after awhile, his humor started becoming a bit more 'frat-boy'-ish and I lost interest. But from 'Freak Out' through 'Uncle Meat', that's some seriously great stuff (though 'Lumpy Gravy' just confuses me)....
@larsman +1 Your correct.
Yes, Frank Zappa was very innovative and successful with his early works in avoiding "The Beatles" sound signature. IMO The Doors were the most exemplary band of the late 1960's when regarding a unique style of pop music.