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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Prostate Cancer. Early detection of his cancer would have most likely prevented the untimely death of this musical genius. If you are over forty get annual tests for prostate cancer.
|The quote 'The Present Day Composer Refuses To Die' appeared in the liner notes of several Frank Zappa albums. To whom is this quote attributed?||Six Degrees Of Frank Zappa
Requiem for an Armadillo. To the best of my knowledge NO ONE has recorded 'Requiem for an Armadillo'.
Antelope Valley Junior College.
Steve Vai. Eddie Van Halen never played in Frank Zappa's band although he did actually give guitar lessons to Frank's son Dweezil.
The Turtles. Mark Volman.Howard Kaylan, and drummer Jim Pons of the Turtles were members of the Mothers of Invention for several years.
Ringo Starr. Ringo played the role of Larry the Dwarf who was dressed like Frank Zappa and shared his unique hairstyle.
|What famous musician joined Zappa's band on stage to perform one of his own original compositions on the Zappa LP 'Broadway the Hardway'?||Think You Know Frank Zappa?
Sting. After meeting Zappa in a hotel prior to a concert, Sting was invited to perform the Police song 'Murder by Numbers' with Zappa's band. It was recorded and later released on the Zappa LP 'Broadway the Hardway'. Sting preludes the song with some humorous narration involving TV evangelist Jimmy Swaggert. They then bust into a spirited jazzy version of the Police tune.
Uncle Meat. 'Uncle Meat' was completed in 1970, but was not released to the public for over two decades. 'Zappa in New York' was the title of a Zappa double LP, but never made into a movie.
Moon Unit. Moon Unit is the oldest, followed by Dweezil, Ahmet, and finally Diva.
Them or Us. 'Them or Us' was one of the few Zappa albums from the 80's that contained no live material at all.
Gibson Flying V. Zappa commonly used Gibson SG's, Gibson Les Paul's and copies of Fender Stratocasters that were built by Performance Guitars.
Frank Zappa. Frank is heard repeatedly narrating all three LP's using a menacing voice as the character 'The Central Scrutinizer'.
Trout Mask Replica. This album is widely considered to be Captain Beefheart's masterpiece.
Freak Out. This was Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention's first LP released in 1966.
Baltimore, MD. It is commonly thought that FZ was born in California, but he was actually born and spent the early part of his life in Baltimore, MD.
Frank's basement studio. UMRK stands for "Utility Muffin Research Kitchen."
Synclavier. Every track was realized and performed on the Synclavier except "St.Etienne" which was recorded by one of Frank's touring bands.
Zappa/Mothers early cover artist and art director. Cal's surrealistic covers included "The Grand Wazoo", "Overnight Sensation", and "Burnt Weenie Sandwich." Great stuff...
"Lumpy Gravy". Johnny Guerin and Victor Feldman, later of Tom Scott's LA Express, appear on "Lumpy Gravy."
Angel. His name was Punky Meadows and he was a finalist to replace Ace Frehley in KISS in 1982.
Jimmy Carl Black. Jimmy Carl Black was born Feb. 1st 1938 as James Inkanish Jr. in
El Paso Texas. He met Roy Estrada and Ray Collins and started the band called "The Soul Giants" which became the Mothers (of Invention). Black recorded regularly with Frank from 1966 to 1971. He always wanted to know "when are we gonna get paid?"
|Who is the Zappa family friend who narrated "Frank Zappa: American Composer" a radio documentary produced By Steve Rowland and Gail Zappa for NPR? ||Frank Zappa - Man From Utopia
Beverly D' Angelo. D'Angelo appeared with Chevy Chase in the "National Lampoon Vacation" series.
Rockapella. Rockapella also did a Folger's coffee commercial a while back.
Corn and Mashed Potato. This "tasty little morstle" was chronicled in "The Real Frank Zappa Book" written by Frank and Peter Occhiofrosso.
"Eddie, Are You Kidding". Īt appeared on "Just Another Band From LA" and featured Flo and Eddie.
|What is the numerical title of the instrumental track that Frank co-wrote and performed with Indian violin legend, Shankar?||Frank Zappa - Man From Utopia
Thirteen. It appears on You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 6. Frank introduced it as follows:
"Now this little, this little number is in thirteen, it's subdivided 5/8 and 4/4 if you wanna clap your hands.
12-123-1234 12-123-1234 12-123-1234 12-123-1234.
Komanoff. Ruth also contributed to the 1977 album by Billy Cobham called "Inner Conflicts." She played marimbas and xylophone.