Saturday, June 16, 2012

mothers

what it is: a good frank zappa movie
where i found it: mr b beatrice of new jersey

While there are a few too many music industry doofuses and rambling yarns from Jimmy Carl Black, this here is a pretty damned good movie about Frank Zappa. Great early TV appearances, first person accounts of grueling/fly by the seat of your pants music learning and some very impressive performance clips are all included. I've always found Zappa to be excellent beneath the stupid humor and extended marimba passages, despite his discography being kind overwhelming and hard to sort through.  If you have any curiosity about the guy and his music this is most definitely worth a watch. If the youtube serial format bums you out, you can get it through netflix (though it's no longer streaming). Enjoy.