Happy Birthday Frank

21 Dec

Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer,and performer.  Zappa composed music in the genres of rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète .  Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band The Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. While in his teens, he acquired a taste for 20th-century classical composers such as Edgard VarèseIgor Stravinsky, and Anton Webern along with 1950s rhythm and blues  and doo wop.He began writing classical music in high school, and at the same time he played drums in rhythm and blues bands. He would soon switch to electric guitar.

Frank Zappa

Celebrate by listening to Civilization Phaze III is the sixty-third album by Frank Zappa, released posthumously as a double album on October 31, 1994.

The album marks the third part of a conceptual continuity that started with We’re Only in It for the Money (1968), with the second part being a reedited version of Zappa’s 1967 album Lumpy Gravy. The storyline of Civilization Phaze III involves a group of people living inside a piano, and the menacing reality of the outside world. The album’s themes include personal isolation and nationalism.

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