Home taping did not kill music, after all..

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Home taping did not kill music, after all..

Home taping did not kill music, after all..

I’ve been listening to Frank Zappa’s music on and off since I was in my teens.  Without giving too much away, that’s a long fucking time.

Zappa’s music is an acquired taste so you may not like it, but he was one of rock music’s smartest and most erudite voices, which is one of the reasons why I’ve been listening to his music on and off since I was in my teens.  As the media once again predict a final dirt nap for the music industry as we know it (Gee, it must be Saturday), here’s a Zappa interview from the early 1980s that seems rather prescient:

 

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Tom is a mostly funny writer, sometimes illustrator, and lapsed stand-up comedian based in Birmingham, UK. Currently an Expert Blogger at Time Out Birmingham, he's had humour pieces, illustrations, and articles about popular culture published in print and online publications.

4 Comments

  1. Jay Eales February 5, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Always good to see a bit of Zappa appreciation going on!

    Jay

  2. David Grave February 6, 2011 at 3:41 am

    A man after my own heart.

  3. Tom Lennon February 11, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Thanks for the the comment, David

  4. Tom Lennon February 11, 2011 at 12:13 am

    Cheers, Jay – not enough of it, I say!

    Watching the clip again I find Zappa’s eyes strangely captivating – they conveyed such fierce intelligence. That was a rare quality in popular music then. Rarer now.

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