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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2005 8:43 pm 
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[quote author=peerdiem link=board=quotes;num=1041271503;start=15#24 date=02/13/05 at 06:00:12]<br><br>How embarrasing...[/quote]<br>LMFAO!  ;D


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"The thing that makes me mad about Frank, is that his hair is curlier than mine - and blacker."


- RoseMarie Zappa, Life Magazine, 1971.

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Here are all the quotes from the Relix magazine print-

"I truly appreciate anyone who has a signature, whether it's a guitar player or a pancake maker, and Frank Zappa's thumbprint really stood out. When most people find their comfort zone, they stick with it, but Zappa's a shining example--especially for guys like myself--of somebody unafraid to take chances.His humour was amazing. 'Dumb All Over' is so incredible timely it's scary."-Les Claypool

"Frank Zappa and I come from more or less the same background, the classical avant-garde, though we expressed ourselves quite differently in our work. As a composer, I felt a close comradeship to him amongst more rock oriented singer/songwriters. He's one of the geniuses of our time and will always have a place there. He will go on and on!"- Yoko Ono (Who is actually a very good composer, apparently, even if she can't sing. This quote apparently comes from an interview where the interviewer had just played her 'A Small Eternity With Yoko Ono.')

Then there's a quote from a guy from the Disco Biscuits that I'll post later, and..

"When Frank Zappa died, it occured to me that I wouldn't have been surprised if he'd actually been 'disappeared' by some official agency, not unlike other overly outspoken youth-friendly leaders. Zappa's one of the great seminal figures of both iconoclastic rock and social commentary. He took up the mantle of contrarian naysayers like Lenny Bruce and continued, as Jimi Hendrix put it, to wave his Freak Flag high. He was scathingly honest about everything from government to consumerism, skewering sacred cows and generally going up people's noses. Frank's musical genius was his ability to integrate his compositions into diverse arrangements, turning on a dime from the highest of high-art to the dirtiest doo-wop, always with an amazing sense of humour."- Gary Lucas, Gods and Monsters.

"While I've never been a fan of long guitar solos, I've always admired Zappa's compositional acumen. which I studied religiously while writing my Zappa homage, Genius in France. To create my 'style parodies', I study my favorite artists work and try to step into their shoes and, I hope, create a composition not unlike something they'd compose themselves. I felt extreme pressure doing that with Zappa; he's one of my all time heroes and frankly, I didn't want to screw it up. One reason 'Genius' is nine-minutes long is because Frank's style consists of so many components, I felt it would be a disservice to do it in 3 or four minutes. And he'll always have a place in my heart for categorically proving to the brainwashed masses that humour really does belong in music."- Weird Al Yankovic (who has the best band in popular-popular music right now.)

I'll post the rest later.


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FeralCats wrote:
"Frank Zappa and I come from more or less the same background, the classical avant-garde, though we expressed ourselves quite differently in our work. As a composer, I felt a close comradeship to him amongst more rock oriented singer/songwriters. He's one of the geniuses of our time and will always have a place there. He will go on and on!"- Yoko Ono (Who is actually a very good composer, apparently, even if she can't sing. This quote apparently comes from an interview where the interviewer had just played her 'A Small Eternity With Yoko Ono.')

I'll post the rest later.


I love how Yoko places herself firmly beside FZ, in the pantheon of music greats. What a nut. "As a composer..." Yea, sure, toots.

Feral -- ya gotta post the Gary Lucas (Gods & Monsters; Beefheart) quote.
Gary is a phenomenal guitar player. Catch him live if you can. He's one of the few that can transport me directly to Higher Zappa Guitar Consciousness.

Oh, yeah, I remember one: "The most intelligent asshole I've ever met." -- Grace Slick


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"Who?" --My first girlfriend
"Yeah, I kinda like it... but, it's not as good as the beatles..." --My Second Girlfriend
"What's this shit?" --My Third Girlfriend
"Did he just say, 'Tryin' to buy a pussy with a 3rd party check?' That's really bizarre..." --My Fourth Girlfriend
"What's this shit?" --My Fifth Girlfriend
"I really like Montana and Peaches En Regalia" --My current Girlfriend

(gotta keep tryin' 'til ya find a keeper :wink: )


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make her listen to briefcase boogie


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Well she like's Stick it out, so the boogie shouldn't be too much of a problem. depends... is it a ballpoint?


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http://www.science.uva.nl/~robbert/zapp ... .html#toc1

More like Q+A :wink:

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Grace Slick is reported to have said of him: "He's the most intelligent asshole I've ever met!"

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A rock critic (don't remember who it was): Zappa's music is as difficult to play as it is easy to forget"

I've also heard someone say that "for all his musical knowledge and brilliance, Zappa never wrote a song as good as "Louie Louie"."


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"This all sounds like circus music"

--My Dad, upon hearing The Black Page.

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CHARLES MANSON: Frank Zappa. He's a no good, thieving motherfucker!

http://whitedevilrecords.com/interview.html


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Jan Akkerman (Dutch guitarist, alledgedly one of the best in the world and probably the best Dutch player):
"The music of Frank Zappa is the birdie song for intellectuals."

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"Zappa's music is as difficult to play as it is easy to forget"
I would like to kill that fucking sleazy cocksucking faggot ass wipe deepshit person for saying that!!! :evil:


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massagio wrote:
"Zappa's music is as difficult to play as it is easy to forget"
I would like to kill that fucking sleazy cocksucking faggot ass wipe deepshit person for saying that!!! :evil:


That's Robert Christgau lambasting the Roxy cuts on "R+E".


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Frank Zappa... was Beethoven for insane rock guys.
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[quote="dwarfnebula"]How about other artists quoting Zappa one way or another... Here's two for starters, one very dumb, one not so dumb:<br><br>"I respected him and I know he respected me."<br>-- Lou Reed.<br>quote] That's funny because I remember reading about how when the mothers and the velvet underground shared a stage, Frank said "boy they sure do fucking suck, don't they?" and lou said similar things about Frank...

I like Lou, but the guy changes his mind (or outright just makes shit up) waaaaaaaay too often

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swiftkicknow wrote:
Thanks for the info, guys. :D<br>I hope to hear it some day.

Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention - In The Sky - 1968

Edit: Shit, i didnt realized that quote was from May 18, 2004. Nevermind.

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I don't remember the exact quotes but on a couple of Jello Biafra's spoken word albums, Jello mentions that in the mid/late '80s, Frank convinced him to start voting again after he'd stopped for awhile.


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