Frank Zappa

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Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American musician, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor and filmmaker. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock n' roll, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the more than sixty albums he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa was a self-taught composer and performer, and his diverse musical influences led him to create music that was often difficult to categorize. While in his teens, he acquired a taste for 20th-century classical composers such as Edgard Varèse, Igor Stravinsky, and Anton Webern, along with 1950s rhythm and blues music. He began writing classical music in high school, while at the same time playing drums in rh... More

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Frank Zappa #Art

Photo of Frank Zappa Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
Frank Zappa #Design

Photo of Frank Zappa The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows.
Frank Zappa #Education

Photo of Frank Zappa If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.
Frank Zappa #Change

Photo of Frank Zappa One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds.
Frank Zappa #Good #Music

Photo of Frank Zappa All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.
Frank Zappa #Love #Music

Photo of Frank Zappa There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.
Frank Zappa #Music #Time

Photo of Frank Zappa Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
Frank Zappa #Music

Photo of Frank Zappa Most people wouldn't know music if it came up and bit them on the ass.
Frank Zappa #Politics

Photo of Frank Zappa Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
Frank Zappa #Music #Society

Photo of Frank Zappa Music is always a commentary on society.
Frank Zappa #Work

Photo of Frank Zappa Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
Frank Zappa #Change

Photo of Frank Zappa No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to.
Frank Zappa #Music

Photo of Frank Zappa Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.