ZAPPA! Do you speak it?
July 5, 2007 9:20 PM   Subscribe

Frank Zappa - The Gigantic Spoken Word Project. Numerous volumes of a very large collection of Frank Zappa spoken word releases. They consist of radio interviews and journalist reporter type personal interviews. During the radio interviews sometimes music was played as background or added before the broadcast in between questions and answers. Sometimes FZ acts as D.J., plays records from his collection and talks to the radio audience. But the main focus of this series is FZ interviews which to me is as interesting as his music. (Just a quick warning; the download mechanism is a tad annoying)
posted by KevinSkomsvold (6 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Zappa was great.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 10:00 PM on July 5, 2007

Man, if only they weren't on rapidshare. I'm looking forward to the later stuff when he becomes more prickly and curmudgeonly.
posted by Jofus at 4:20 AM on July 6, 2007

I look forward to checking this out thoroughly when I am not on a work computer.
posted by TedW at 4:40 AM on July 6, 2007

Brown shoes don't make it.
posted by NedKoppel at 5:03 PM on July 6, 2007

posted by ZachsMind at 5:52 PM on July 6, 2007

I’m a Zappa fan, but I only saw him once in concert. I think it was the year after Woodstock, give or take, at a horse-track in Bowie MD. Other notables on the venue where The Guess Who (American Woman), Sly and the Family Stone and Rod Stewart with the Small Faces. The audience was a nice mix of people on drugs and alcohol and rednecks on alcohol and drugs.

Anyway they went crazy after Sly and the Family Stone, which was after The Guess Who and started whooping and smashing up the folding wooden chairs we had into a huge bonfire and throwing shit around. Then Rod Stewart came on and tried to calm things down with rock and roll lullabies but it didn't do any good. Then Frank Zappa came on and did what he always did and all the rednecks stopped raising hell and went to sleep.
posted by Huplescat at 7:14 PM on July 6, 2007

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