Monday, August 9, 2010
Frank Zappa, Rock Legend
Frank Zappa’s widow, Gail Zappa, who is the head of the Zappa Family Trust, is keeping Zappa tribute bands from playing Zappa music. She is using the legal system to stop them from playing. Only a few are performing, because they have received permission from the trust. One of which is headed by son, Dweezil Zappa.
Gail—you are a corporation, schilling for yourself!
You are a pox on Rock and Roll. Doing cover versions of songs are how every garage band got started—you idiot.
But Frank was a composer, not a rocker. Get a grip on yourself. Varese was a pretentious poser, not a composer also.
Inflated heads—all around, folks.
I liked Zappa when he was a rocker and I’d bet you my last dollar he played covers in his first band.