Respectful Insolence

Sunday morning skepticism in music

It’s Frank Zappa, of course, with what is arguably the best (or at least one of the best) songs celebrating skepticism ever written (and it has a killer guitar solo in the middle, too!):

I used to love that song when I was a teenager. (I still do.) I wonder if it affected me…

Comments

  1. #1 Larry
    November 12, 2006

    A nice little coincidence this morning. I was surfing around and found a website I was unfamiliar with which has profiles of people. http://www.nndb.com/ They had a nice little summary of my #1 Hero, Frank Zappa. I first become aware of Zappa’s world when I got home from school one day in Fort Worth, Texas and turned on the daily live music/dance show broadcast from Dallas. I was entranced by the wild look and outrageous music coming from a band called “The Mothers of Invention.” This was late spring of ’66 and I was listening to the Beach Boys and watching surf movies. I was 12. Zappa changed my world. It was a while before I could find Zappa albums in my neighborhood, but when I did, I dove in and never looked back. I still listen to Zappa music at least weekly. Frank colored much of my world outlook. I’d love to hear what he would have to say about the events occuring today. More trouble every day. I miss him every day.

  2. #2 Joe Shelby
    November 12, 2006

    what was the name of that one, anyways?

  3. #3 Joe Shelby
    November 12, 2006

    Nevermind, I found it – Cosmic Debris and I have my copy on “Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life”.

  4. #4 beajerry
    November 13, 2006

    I’ve read 2 Zappa biographies this year and still can’t get enough.
    Fascinating man, brilliant music.

  5. #5 Todd
    November 13, 2006

    Okay, Zappaphiles, where does that video come from? Is that the ’82 band? I’ve never heard that version of Cosmik Debris before. I’ve got a crapload of Zappa on disc, but no DVDs. Sounds like I need to do some shopping.

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