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Me 2 :!:

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Me three.

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Yep. You guys ever see Zappa Plays Zappa?

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mccjeff wrote:
Yep. You guys ever see Zappa Plays Zappa?


Nope, never saw Zappa either...

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Saw Frank once in the early 80's & Dweezil about 5 times and 1 show where former members of Franks Band joined Dweezil at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando :!:

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McJeff wrote:
Yep. You guys ever see Zappa Plays Zappa?
Dartdog82 wrote:
Saw Frank once in the early 80's & Dweezil about 5 times and 1 show where former members of Franks Band joined Dweezil at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando :!:


I was there at HRL ORL DD! I also saw Frank and the Mothers at Tulane University in a small theater/classroom that seated about 200. It felt like there were more people on stage than in the audience. The encore was absolutely the best version of "Whipping Post" that I've ever heard! For skeptics of Frank's ability, I suggest listening to "Shut up and play yer guitar".

I also wrote in my vote for Frank for president twice! Next time it'll be Jon Stewart!


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Unfortunately no..... :(

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I saw Zappa for the Zoot Alures tour in 76 or 77. The first work ID badge I had to wear had my picture removed and the picture of Frank off of the Sheik Yerbouti album. No one ever noticed or else if they did they were too afraid to say anything.

If you get a chance, go see Zappa Plays Zappa. It is Dweezil and some amazing musicians that play Franks music with a tangible sensitivity, joy and respect. Really awesome.

From AllMusic.com

Artist Biography by Lindsay Planer

After taking more than three years off to study the physical performance and technical compositional techniques of his father, Frank Zappa, Dweezil Zappa began his search to create a combo that could, according to Dweezil, "accurately execute Frank's music in the most authentic way humanly possible." Rather than creating what he called a "circus" of Frank's former bandmates, Dweezil's focus was on providing an avenue for the elder Zappa's music to new generations of listeners. To that end, he personally selected members of the Zappa Plays Zappa septet after an arduous set of auditions. The process typically involved them having to transcribe assorted Zappa pieces and then play their specific parts while accompanied only by Joe Travers (drums) -- the latter having previously worked with Dweezil in his and brother Ahmet Zappa's Z. Travers is also the Zappa Family Trust archivist, which likewise meant he would be intimately familiar with the various distinct eras of Frank's music.

After the dust had cleared, Dweezil chose Aaron Arntz (keyboards, trumpet, vocals), Sheila Gonzalez (saxophone, flute, keyboards, vocals), Pete Griffin (bass), Billy Hulting (marimba, mallets, percussion), Jamie Kime (guitar), and Travers to accompany him on guitar and vocals. In addition to Dweezil's unwitting role as Frank's progeny, another tether to the man and his music is the revolving-door "guest spot" incorporated into each Zappa Plays Zappa outing. During their inaugural excursions in 2006 that role was filled by three distinct talents: Napoleon Murphy Brock (flute, saxophone, vocals), Steve Vai (guitar), and Terry Bozzio (percussion, vocals). This incarnation was captured for posterity in high-definition video and Surround Sound during their December 21, 2006, gig in Portland, OR, at the Roseland Theater and the following night in Seattle, WA, at the Paramount Theater, highlights of which can be seen on the double-DVD Zappa Plays Zappa package. In 2007 and 2008 Ray White (guitar, vocals), previously an on-stage member of Frank Zappa's touring ensembles, joined the group. That tour provided the material released in 2010 as Return of the Son of...

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/zappa-pl ... /biography

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Post Re: I miss Zappa
i wanted to but never did see frank or his son.. saw 200 motels on campus back in the late 70s


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