Friday, December 07, 2012
The War on Zappadan
BDR points us to this "OH dear, a deliciously viscous Zappa takedown" at The Wire. I got a good chuckle out of it. It's actually a reprint from 1995, a 17 year old rant in D Minor. I'm not sure what he despises the most, modal declension or a Zappa fan describing modal declension in one of Frank's songs. Full disclosure: I have no fucking idea what modal declension is. I can't say I disagree with everything he rants about, but come on, he seems to despise Zappa fans as much as he despises Zappa and his music. I have never met a Zappa fan who likes every thing Zappa ever did. I've done some "Warts and All" Zappadan posts. I remember Mark Hoback a few years ago poking fun at the extreme mediocrity of the Zappa album "Studio Tan". But for every stinker Zappa ever wrote, and every musician has written their share of stinkers, there's a full bore Gumbo Variation.