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John & Yoko jam with Frank Zappa, circa 1971
1 September 2013
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vonbontee
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Haha nice, thanks for that RFYL! Never heard that before, too bad it's not released.

He had high praise for "I Am The Walrus" throughout his career and covered that one too. I don't think it's been released either.

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2 September 2013
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First impressions. I'm sensing quite a strong misogynistic, sneering, schoolboy vibe from what Zappa I've listened to so far (random bits and pieces from the few albums we have at work, plus those Beatles parodies). Is that unfair? The music's often great, more often scrappy, but the lyrics…

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3 September 2013
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He does come across that way, but honestly, no one escapes his wrath. He offers a lot of scathing social comment on men, women, society, pop culture, the music biz, groupies, politics. religion…I don't agree with all of it, and when he got more scatalogical in the late 70s/early 80s, a lot of it just makes me roll my eyes. But he's rarely offensive just for the sake of being offensive….there's typically a kernel of truth and criticism at the heart of whatever he's singing about.

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3 September 2013
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And Frank, however you may feel of him or his music, was willing to stand up for his beliefs and he didn't relegate his commentary just for the albums. The infamous PMRC Senate hearings from '85 is a good example, when Frank was one of only three rockers (along with John Denver and Dee Snider… talk about a bizarre triumvirate) to take the stand and defend against the PMRC's crusade to label albums with the "Parental Advisory" sticker.

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4 December 2013
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Just bumping this thread to commemorate the life of Frank Zappa, who died 20 years ago today. :(

wetsroosa said

And Frank, however you may feel of him or his music, was willing to stand up for his beliefs and he didn't relegate his commentary just for the albums. The infamous PMRC Senate hearings from '85 is a good example, when Frank was one of only three rockers (along with John Denver and Dee Snider… talk about a bizarre triumvirate) to take the stand and defend against the PMRC's crusade to label albums with the "Parental Advisory" sticker.

Apparently Zappa reached out to Yoko too, to enlist her her support in the anti-PMRC campaign, but she had other things on her plate.

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vonbontee said
Just bumping this thread to commemorate the life of Frank Zappa, who died 20 years ago today. :(

wetsroosa said

And Frank, however you may feel of him or his music, was willing to stand up for his beliefs and he didn't relegate his commentary just for the albums. The infamous PMRC Senate hearings from '85 is a good example, when Frank was one of only three rockers (along with John Denver and Dee Snider… talk about a bizarre triumvirate) to take the stand and defend against the PMRC's crusade to label albums with the "Parental Advisory" sticker.

Apparently Zappa reached out to Yoko too, to enlist her her support in the anti-PMRC campaign, but she had other things on her plate.

 

An interesting article from 3 years ago on the impact from those PMRC hearings…

http://www.vulture.com/2010/09…..rsary.html

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