Enter the ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA at the Warfield Giveaway!
Enter the ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA at the Warfield Giveaway Below!
I was introduced to FZ only six-years ago. During one of my many relapses (of paying/not paying my rent in San Francisco) I found myself back in my hometown, stoned out of my mind and sitting in a dim basement apartment of a Midtown Victorian watching Terry Bozzio spit in my direction in Baby Snakes. I was hooked. Even my mother knew about Zappa, but she never mentioned him before seeing me walk outside with a vintage tank top adorned with Zappa’s face, “Is that Zappa?” She asked. What the hell, mom?!
Zappa’s music demands an open mind, and it’s far easier to keep our lids hermetically sealed, opening them only to the easiest, least threatening concepts. There’s a lot of that out there, after all, and composers like Frank Zappa are few and far between. Zappa was a self taught musician who ignored musical boundaries and operated out of his own carefully crafted playbook. “Anything At Anytime For Any Reason At All” was his credo.
ZPZ sticks as closely as possible to recorded versions of FZ tunes, since they are the official representations of the composer’s work. That is not to say that the band cannot soar into the stratosphere during improvisational sections. The musicians, handpicked by Dweezil all have the required skills to navigate this amazing musical terrain…[while] their own personalities shine through in the improvisational sections.
Enter the Zappa Plays Zappa at the Warfield giveaway and you can will a pair of tickets to have your mind exploded.