Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Frank Zappa Problem (And Yours)

One of these days I'm gonna post the Stereo Review interview I did with the head Mother in 1975. Let's just say that I've got issues with the guy, and he wasn't nuts about me either.

But -- and I understand that he's a genuinely important musical figure of the late 20th century blah blah blah -- if you want to know why he gets up my nose (and not just as a guitarist), this apparently popular live cover of Zep's "Stairway to Heaven" is exhibit A.

Mother of Invention - Stairway to Heaven .mp3
Found at bee mp3 search engine

Jeebus -- it's like a bad Holiday Inn band with an attitude.