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Thursday, March 11, 2010

ACP #3 - Zappa

This week on All the Cool Parts, I discuss the Ensemble Modern recording, The Yellow Shark, and the classical music of composer Frank Zappa.  I talk about his music, and the misconceptions, and realities of Zappa and the perception of him and his legacy in popular culture.

Here are a few links to a few terms I use in the show:


Theme and Variations

I did reference Zappa's 1986 appearance on CNN's Crossfire - here it is:

I also thought this was interesting - Zappa's son Dweezil carrying his father's legacy in a recent series of concerts - previewed here:

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