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Frank Zappa – The Artist
Frank Vincent Zappa (1940 – 1993) was an American multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, and bandleader. His work is characterised by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. Zappa also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. He is considered one of the most innovative and stylistically diverse rock musicians of his era
Dancin Fool – The Song
“Dancin’ Fool” is a song by Frank Zappa from his 1979 album Sheik Yerbouti. It was the first of two singles released from the album. Much like Zoot Allures’ closing track “Disco Boy”, it mocks the disco culture of the 1970s, but unlike “Disco Boy”, the song directly focuses on the dancing aspect of the culture. Specifically, the character Zappa is singing as cannot help but dance, despite how awful he is at it. He refers to his dancing as “social suicide” and says, “The beat goes on and I’m so wrong.” He mentions as part of the reason for his bad dancing that, “One of my legs is shorter than the other,” a reference to a severe injury Zappa sustained at the Rainbow Theatre in 1971. Soon, it inspired crazy dance moves to mock disco dancers, and this was especially relevant, as disco was on its decline.
Moustache and Goatee – The Shape
This record has been cut into the unmistakable shape of Frank Zappas large moustache and Goatee beard.
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