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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:30 pm 
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Is Frank Zappa's work reaching todays teenagers?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:00 pm 
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Maybe. Who knows?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:22 pm 
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Ask Roy Estrada.

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Well, School of Rock seems to like it.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:22 pm 
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Not in a very big way. There will always be the rare young person that discovers him and think it's the greatest just like most of us did way back when but to say he's "reaching todays teenagers" in a general way, no. Hell, even when I "discovered" him back in '76 at or near the height of his popularity I didn't know anyone else he was reaching at my high school.


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If only one child is changed it will have been worth it... :smoke:


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:50 am 
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my 16 year old son is starting to get heavily into FZ.

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jaypfunk wrote:
my 16 year old son is starting to get heavily into FZ.


That's great! Does he get exposed to Frank's music very often? :mrgreen:

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Cletus wrote:
just plain doug wrote:
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I'm still laughing at that one.........thanks doug, you made my weekend....... :D

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Galoot Co-Log-Nuh wrote:
Cletus wrote:
just plain doug wrote:
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I'm still laughing at that one.........thanks doug, you made my weekend....... :D

It would be very funny, if it weren't very sad. Ah, heck, it is funny...

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:15 pm 
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Became a fan at 16, and have been an avid listener ever since. Very few of us, but teenage Zappa fans exist.


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just plain doug wrote:
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Oh, man, that's the bomb as they say. Can't wait to steal it for use in a Beefheart context.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:44 am 
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Eric Vaxxine wrote:
Is Frank Zappa's work reaching todays teenagers?

Maybe But was not in the mid Eighties when vinyl took a dive :smoke:

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:15 am 
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NO; The only way to get kids exposed these days is to put the library of FZ's work back on I Tunes. Sad but TRUE

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The back catalog went from oop to available as on demand cd-r back to out of print again over a year or 2? Now that the ZFT v Ryko lawsuit has come to a close maybe we will see vinyl and itunes issued by Ryko?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:32 am 
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BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
NO; The only way to get kids exposed these days is to put the library of FZ's work back on I Tunes. Sad but TRUE
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Maroual wrote:
BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
NO; The only way to get kids exposed these days is to put the library of FZ's work back on I Tunes. Sad but TRUE
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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
Maroual wrote:
BRAVO SIERRA wrote:
NO; The only way to get kids exposed these days is to put the library of FZ's work back on I Tunes. Sad but TRUE
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Galoot Co-Log-Nuh wrote:
+3

+4-ish. I don't think iTunes will magically produce a flood of young Zappa fans, but the availability would probably help. I understand Gail's desire to protect the quality of Frank's work, but exclusivity is probably not a good way to get his music out there.

Man, I remember when a new Coconuts opened here about 15 years ago and how thrilled I was by the impressive bevy of FZ releases they had. Up until then, I was lucky to find more than a handful of FZ CDs in a store.


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I'm taking my 14 year old son to see ZPZ and RTF next week. Of course he knows I dig Zappa but so far the only thing I think he's locked into is Dancing Fool. He's been taking piano lessons since he was six and he's attending an "arts" high school and recently adding guitar lessons so here's hoping he is further inspired by the events of next Wednesday.


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KillUgly wrote:
I'm taking my 14 year old son to see ZPZ and RTF next week. Of course he knows I dig Zappa but so far the only thing I think he's locked into is Dancing Fool. He's been taking piano lessons since he was six and he's attending an "arts" high school and recently adding guitar lessons so here's hoping he is further inspired by the events of next Wednesday.

You can lead a horse to water,but you can't tuna fish,or a teenager. :mrgreen:

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KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
KillUgly wrote:
I'm taking my 14 year old son to see ZPZ and RTF next week. Of course he knows I dig Zappa but so far the only thing I think he's locked into is Dancing Fool. He's been taking piano lessons since he was six and he's attending an "arts" high school and recently adding guitar lessons so here's hoping he is further inspired by the events of next Wednesday.

You can lead a horse to water,but you can't tuna fish,or a teenager. :mrgreen:

If he doesn't come away from the concert impressed I'm gonna send him down to live with you for a few years. Sort of the opposite of sending him to military school but the same principle. :mrgreen:


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KillUgly wrote:
KAPT.KIIRK wrote:
KillUgly wrote:
I'm taking my 14 year old son to see ZPZ and RTF next week. Of course he knows I dig Zappa but so far the only thing I think he's locked into is Dancing Fool. He's been taking piano lessons since he was six and he's attending an "arts" high school and recently adding guitar lessons so here's hoping he is further inspired by the events of next Wednesday.

You can lead a horse to water,but you can't tuna fish,or a teenager. :mrgreen:

If he doesn't come away from the concert impressed I'm gonna send him down to live with you for a few years. Sort of the opposite of sending him to military school but the same principle. :mrgreen:

Watch out,I might turn him into "the next big thing". (or) Sell him to Dweezil as a roadie-intern-protege'. :idea: :mrgreen:

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