The Great Musician Frank Zappa and His Philosophy.

Because Camels were not yet domesticated.

Zappa’s best ever single song.


What do you think about that?

I’ve always preferred the line up in the last two- Montana and Dupree’s Paradise. Fowler, Duke, Underwood, Ponty, Humphrey. Most of the live stuff done with the original MOI- the first video- is okay but often overloaded with satire. In fact the entire decade of the sixties was a period of excessive satire for frank for obvious reasons. The musical scene was such that it made wonderful material for parody and satire. The seventies not so much.

I agree.

Here is a video called “Frank Zappa Philosophy”:


Don Pardo gets excited when the band transitions into Pound for a Brown from I’m the Slime.

Was Zappa a Schopenhauerian?

“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.” - Frank Zappa.



“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.” - Frank Zappa.

“I believe that people have a right to decide their own destiny; people own themselves. I also believe that, in a democracy, government exists because (and only as long as) individual citizens give it a temporary license to exist - in exchange for a promise that it will behave itself. In a democracy you own the government - it doesn’t own you. Along with this comes a responsibility to ensure that individual actions, in the pursuit of a personal destiny, do not threaten the well-being of others while the pursuit is in progress.” - Frank Zappa.

“There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life.” - Frank Zappa.

“Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.” - Frank Zappa.


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Hey! :slight_smile:

Thank you very much.

Those with fixed opinions about music such as those expressed in this thread should understand that all
taste is subjective and you cannot therefore give a truly objective view about a musician or their music

Zappa and drugs:

Frank Zappa said:

“Don’t expect friends, don’t expect fun, don’t expect a good life, don’t expect anything; and if you get something, it’s a bonus.” :stuck_out_tongue:

I never expected to be born, so the forces that forced me to be born against my consent better damn well give me some kind of compensation.