Posted: Dec 11, 2006 6:50 am
Zappa's "anit-hippie" "humor" is the smuggest most bullshit....argh....fucking lame. I mean, I'll get down with "Return of the SOn of Monster Magnet" anytime, but I recently got rid of "Freak Out!!!" cuz the doo-wop stuff and "jabs" at the counterculture leaves a bad taste in my mouth. It's like he really wanted to be part of it, or something, but he just wasn't able t concieve of truly letting go and fucking going for it (anything). Hyper-intellectualization of everything, kills a man dead. Even 200 Motels is pretty fucking dumb. Eh...I've known many a record clerk who would take a bullet for him, but goddman, NO.
Beefheart's on a whole nother level. He actually, y'know, FELT the music. It had emotion. I'm sure someone could create a fantastic 70 minute mix of Zappa's oeuvre that I'd love, but then again, he has 6000 fucking albums to choose from. An interesting personality for sure, smart, etc. but his music is as souless as Kenny G doing a jam with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Sorry, dunno where this is animosity is coming from. Think I've just had this argument too many times already. Who cares. Now, Moon Unit, I can get down with that....
Makes me wanna hear "Valley Girl," like, totally.