Sunday, February 08, 2009

More Freak Out Time

Since I couldn't get enough Zappa, here's another performance by The Mothers of Invention on French tv, 1968. For me, this is Zappa's creative peak, when he was truly firing on all pistons. Don't care much for the potty humor of his later years, but no doubt economic realities were forcing his hand by the early 1970's.

Anyone curious about Frank Zappa should pour their attentions to the original Mothers of Invention years, Freak Out! to Weasels Ripped My Flesh and all points in between. You'll be rewarded with forward-thinking avant-garde music that still seems ahead of its time. Heck, if anything, American popular music has severly regressed in this decade.

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