Frank Zappa

(Frank Vincent Zappa)

Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa
  • Born: December 21, 1940
  • Died: December 4, 1993
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Musician, Composer, Activist, Filmmaker

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Frank Vincent Zappa was an American musician, composer, activist and filmmaker. His work is characterized by nonconformity, free-form improvisation, sound experiments, musical virtuosity, and satire of American culture. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa composed rock, pop, jazz, jazz fusion, orchestral and musique concrète works, and produced almost all of the 60-plus albums that he released with his band the Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist. Zappa also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. He is considered one of the most innovative and stylistically diverse rock musicians of his era.

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Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff Economics, The Economy & Fiscal Affairs
Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you've got any guts. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
Rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, in order to provide articles for people who can't read. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Scientology, how about that? You hold on to the tin cans and then this guy asks you a bunch of questions, and if you pay enough money you get to join the master race. How's that for a religion? Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
So I guess your wooden leg makes you a table. Humor ;Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
The biggest threat to America today is not communism. It's moving America toward a fascist theocracy. Miscellaneous
The most important thing to do in your life, is to not interfere with somebody else's life Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
When God created Republicans, he gave up on everything else. Political Parties & Machines
A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.
All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff. Music, Chants & Rapps
Art is making something out of nothing and selling it. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, uses that something to support their own existence.
I never set out to be weird. It was always other people who called me weird.
I searched for years I found no love. I'm sure that love will never be a product of plasticity. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia.
Most people wouldn't know music if it came up and bit them on the ass. Music, Chants & Rapps
Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.
Music is always a commentary on society. Society ;Music, Chants & Rapps
Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something. Music, Chants & Rapps
No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to.
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.
Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.
The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows.
The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Music, Chants & Rapps
There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life. Life
Without deviation progress is not possible.
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. Time ;Music, Chants & Rapps
You can't always write a chord ugly enough to say what you want to say, so sometimes you have to rely on a giraffe filled with whipped cream.
You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.

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