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Frank Zappa.

One of the people, Howard Wright, who posted a comment on my entry about traffic fines in Italy, and the infamous, now, invisible Pisa restricted traffic zone, is a guitarist and has a nice site with lots of guitary info.  One this site he mentions his favourite guitarists, and among them is the late Frank Zappa.  Now, I have always known about this guy, but, for some reason, I had never really heard his music.

At the moment, I’m listening to Zappa’s ‘You are what you is’ album, which I bought yesterday, as a direct result of reading up on Zappa on Howard’s site.  Cheers Howard! Mighty good stuff Zappa’s music is too, I reckon, especially, if you are like me, a closet Hendrix.

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Zappa was one heck of a versatile musician and his music is highly original.  I like music I can get into, and I can get into Zappa’s stuff very easily.  He’s one of those artists in whose music you notice something a little different every time you listen, if you can understand what I’m trying to get at.

So zap on down over an on-line music store near you and have a listen, although you’ll need quite a long except to really appreciate how good this guy is/was.

Of course, if you hate his stuff, that’s cool too.  Each to his own.

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