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 Post subject: Frank's Haircut
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:37 am 
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Did Frank cut his hair short in the mid 80's for a reason?
Did he just fancy a change or did it have something to do with his political ambitions? He also started wearing a suit quite a bit.

And was his choice to re-grow his hair made when it became clear his illness had put a stop to his political ambitions?

Mediocre question, but I would like to know the story behind Frank's sudden change of image and then back again.

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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:03 am 
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Everybody Had they haircut After Status Quo split up.

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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:19 am 
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STATUS QUO SPLIT UP? I never noticed.

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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:41 am 
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He was just following the fashion. Frank Zappa, fashion follower.

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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:32 am 
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He mentions it in his own book doesn't he. He says that it didn't look good anymore and that it was out of fashion.

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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
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thenoisydrum wrote:
He mentions it in his own book doesn't he. He says that it didn't look good anymore and that it was out of fashion.


Wow, really? I mean, oh, yeah, that's why I sad what I said above.

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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
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Just doing a little bit of translation for you Calvin, and typing my 300th post, wooooooohhhh!

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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 12:43 pm 
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5 BIG haircuts:

.1. around July /August 1970 (not following fashion :))

.2. December 1971 (?)

.3. yet again in Fall 1972 (October?) between Grand and Petit Wazoo tours

.3. in late 1979

.4. in (very) late '84 or early '85


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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
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thenoisydrum wrote:
Just doing a little bit of translation for you Calvin, and typing my 300th post, wooooooohhhh!


Glad to help. My 300th post was about Nixon resigning.

The day it happened.

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 Post subject: re: frank's haircut
PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:53 pm 
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ringo wrote:
...Mediocre question, but I would like to know the story behind Frank's sudden change of image and then back again...


Image '94 wrote:

But as far as being a songwriter goes, you can make a lot of money if you will listen for
what everybody else has done that has been successful, and tweak it around to the point
where you can convince an accountant at a record company that you're fresh, new and
original. This is usually accomplished by changing your hairdo periodically and having
a good wardrobe. That's basically the business you're entering. The idea of writing a nice
tune is the farthest thing from the minds of the people you will be doing business with,
and that is the reality of the business

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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
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I think he cut it short because he was protesting the censoring of music lyrics and he had many speaking engagements. I don't think he would cut it short for no reason.

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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
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Because he wanted to run for president.

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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
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Lorenzo1950 wrote:
I think he cut it short because he was protesting the censoring of music lyrics and he had many speaking engagements. I don't think he would cut it short for no reason.


I concur,FZ cut his hair when he testified in congress,against the PMRC's labeling records.He felt very strongly that this was nothing more than censorship. :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
Lorenzo1950 wrote:
I think he cut it short because he was protesting the censoring of music lyrics and he had many speaking engagements. I don't think he would cut it short for no reason.


I concur,FZ cut his hair when he testified in congress,against the PMRC's labeling records.He felt very strongly that this was nothing more than censorship. :mrgreen:


I guess Dee Schneider didn't get the memo...LOL... :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:06 am 
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But I thought hair wasn't where it's at? :wink:

There's a weird photo on the inside of As An Am that looks like he's sporting a buzz cut while singing into a mic. Anybody have any other documentation of this doo?


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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
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No photo with FZ singing in mic on my copy!

His hair and face looking mean :)
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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
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Ah, the good old Phi Zappa Krappa shirt. We used to piss off the frat guys in college with that line. Wish I could get one of those shirts today. I believe that's an E-Mu Synth behind him.

I'm looking at the Beat the Boots copy. I wonder if the original boot (before they "beat" it) has different photos?

My CD, regardles, has a fold out with pictures and horribly misprinted lyrics. One of the photos shows FZ with seriously short hair.


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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
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It says limited edition of 500 not 600 like iink says :wink:
no inside cover it's single cover LP.
FZ with conductor stick and ray white and Drums behind them.

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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
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zomby truth wrote:
My CD, regardles, has a fold out with pictures and horribly misprinted lyrics. One of the photos shows FZ with seriously short hair.

My copy has that picture too. It looks to me like he just has his hair pulled back into a really tight ponytail.


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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
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When I first got the Yellow Shark poster, "FRANK ZAPPA ENSEMBLE MODERNE ....... TANZ LA LA LA HUMAN STEPS" I had a backing put on it and hung it immediately. Two friends reacted to it by laughing and saying, "Ha, ha, ha! Look at that! Zappa looks like George Washington!" I had to use a lot of imagination but I could almost see what they meant.

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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:41 pm 
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Bitches love Frank's new haircut.

Sorry, I had to! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
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Well he always kept the trademark mustache and goatee. You always know it is Zappa in the picture. Maybe it was also the heavy eyebrows and long face.

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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
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'Cept when he grew the beard.....


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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:09 pm 
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from a book I have:
Zappa finally had his hair cut..."It's not fashionable, it's short. I used to wear these little rubber-band things in my hair and when I'd lose them, all my hair would just fall into my face. Finally, I just said, 'Fuck it.' and had Gail cut it." [Zappa: 1979]


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 Post subject: Re: Frank's Haircut
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:) :) :) Nice quote phydeaux, does anyone know WHEN exactly in 79 Gail whipped her clippers out? Sometime between September and early December would be my guess....


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