Thursday, August 9, 2012

Black Napkins by Frank Zappa

I don't expect everyone to "get" Frank Zappa as an artist, but I'd like for people to appreciate his work. If you just see Zappa as a weirdo then you've failed to see a gifted musician who has an impressive discography. Don't forget that it was the infamous Zappa Montreux Casino concert where a fan with a flare gun burned down the legendary venue, which inspired the Deep Purple classic rock anthem, 'Smoke on the Water'. Zappa also went before the United States Senate in 1985 to protect free speech against the evil empire known as The Parents Music Resource Center.

Take a listen to 'Black Napkins', an instrumental from the album Zoot Allures, and you'll see a guy that could kill it on the guitar. Zappa passed away at the age of 52 in 1993, but left a musical legacy that can not be overlooked.

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