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 Post subject: Aynsley Dunbar and FZ
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:24 am 
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AD spent a good few years working with Zappa and I believe that he lived at the Zappa house when he first moved over to the US and joined the Mothers.
There seems to be little info about his time with Zappa, yet being the drummer (and being as good as he was) he played an integral part to the bands and albums that he performed on.

I read an online interview with Mark Volman the other day and the interviewer mentioned an issue between AD and FZ that he thought either MV or Howard Kaylan had mentioned in the past.
MV didn't seem to know anything about it so suggested HK's new book for further reading.
I've read the book and there is no mention of any "issue".

Perhaps I'm barking up the wrong tree regarding the "issue" but does any one have any links to Dunbar talking about his time with FZ. If he ever wrote an autobiography surely his time with FZ would be a massive chapter.
He would have spent thousands of hours learning that material for the maestro 8)

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Liz Derringer: So then when did Frank Zappa get in the act?

Aynsley: He called me up, and he brought me to L.A. He had played with my band in Brussels. Sat in with the band and offered me a gig then.

L: How did you like that?

A: That was great fun.

L: Musically what did you get out of it?

A: Well, musically, a lot, a tremendous technical personality.

L: You did the movie 200 MOTELS? I saw that. It was funny. When did you play with David Bowie?

A: After Flo and Eddie and Lou Reed.

L: After jumping from band to band, did you want something more stable?

A: Substanial. That's what I was looking for all the time. But you have to live, and therefore, you have to jump around. I didn't want to become a side man and just get lost in somebody else's situation, so you have to keep jumping around, until the situation's right. Fate. I always believed in fate.

L: Are you difficult to get along with?

A: Very.

L: You are? Did you have trouble in bands?

A: Oh no, I just had my own ideas which I relayed to everybody.

L: Did you like having your own band best?

A: No.

http://www.journey-tribute.com/journey/ ... rrock.html

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:53 am 
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That's a start, thanks Doug

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Same Shit Different Day :mrgreen:
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The Guitar Player special Zappa issue from around 1992/3 had an interview with Aynsley. Mostly about how great FZ was but he mentioned something about how the music became too notated and not spontaneous enough which was why he left in 72.


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pbuzby wrote:
The Guitar Player special Zappa issue from around 1992/3 had an interview with Aynsley. Mostly about how great FZ was but he mentioned something about how the music became too notated and not spontaneous enough which was why he left in 72.


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The Zappa! special issue of Guitar Player (the one with the long FZ interview by Don Menn and Matt Groening) had a single-page interview with Aynsley. He didn't say much very interesting there as I recall.
That is what you said last time you seem too be recalling more with time :D

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Whoops....!

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