MUSC 423 Lecture (12.1.2008)

MUSC 423 Lecture (12.1.2008) - MUSC 423 Lecture 12/1/2008...

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MUSC 423 Lecture 12/1/2008 Frank Zappa Band: The Mothers of Invention Zappa was considered the ultimate iconoclast (smashed images). “The Mothers of Invention” was Frank Zappa’s band. Zappa made a big deal that his birth certificate name was “Frank.” One newspaper reported that Zappa’s first name was Francis. This really ticked Frank Zappa off. The band’s 1 st album: “Freak Out!” The original album was a double album. No other band (except Phish) had a double album as a first album. Song: “Who Are The Brain Police?” References: Chrome, plastic represented the falsehood of society The band’s 2 nd album: “Absolutely Free” Song: “Call Any Vegetable” There’s a reference to Holtz’s “The Planets,” specifically to Jupiter At the end, it’s called “Soft-sell Conclusion” Album: “Burnt Weeny Sandwich” Song: “The Little House I Used To Live In” Begins with a piano solo, and then the band comes in. The song is an instrumental. Zappa doesn’t play the piano solo… Ian Underwood did.
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