Wednesday, June 26, 2013

40 Year Itch : I'm Famous But Most People Don't Know What I Do

In this interview conducted during an Australian tour, Zappa discusses new songs "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow" and "St Alfonso's Pancake Breakfast"; how he scores the songs and leaves room for improvisation; the kinds of musicians he wants in his band; his favorite Blues guitarists and singers; censorship problems; how songs were based non real stories including a bit about a mud shark at Seattle's Edgewater Inn.

He also talks about Hot Rats; future film projects; Reuben and the Jets and commercial success which leads Zappa to point out more people know what he looks like than what his music sounds like: "I'm famous but most people don't know what I do.

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