Frank Zappa is a musician/composer I seem to appreciate more and more as time goes on. In fact, below the break I’ll include the first time I actually heard his work–and it wasn’t even him. Oh sure, I had heard “Dirty Love” and “Yellow Snow” and all of the novelty-esque bits that you sorta can’t help but run across. But it took a bit of time to start to delve and find some fantastic stuff.
Starting away from the music, here he is on What’s My Line? I love the way he and the host devolve into film geekery. Awesome.
Okay, so my first real listen to Zappa was Zappa’s Universe. I forget how the hell I got the CD, but this tribute album had some great stuff on it, including Rockapella singing “Heavenly Bank Account.” Yes, they look ridiculous, but it was 1991. I honestly hadn’t seen them before. But yeah, wow. They sound great, though.