Holland Doc: Zappa Documentary

For those who missed the posting of this documentary the first time around, here’s it is again (in all it’s glory). Documentary by Roelof Kiers. Zappa talks about his youth, his interest in explosives, blues, guitars, non-Western music and the establishment of The Mothers of Invention. Also, about the unknown possibilities of the vacuum cleaner in family Zappa.

12 Responses to “Holland Doc: Zappa Documentary”

  1. greetings from norway says:

    nice ………………

  2. A RealLiveZappaChick says:

    Wow, that was something. Excuse me while I bring out the vacuum cleaner…

  3. Rick Wood says:

    Man, the Dweez sure grew up in a thick haze of secondary smoke, didn’t he?

  4. the school of spock says:

    i agree rick ……

  5. vince says:

    well……….
    I think, after watching THAT, I’m gonna have to change me tune about Gail!
    I don’t know about you, but if my spouse told me, “Hey. I fucked around, and I have crabs…. now YOU DO.”, I’d spend the rest of my time on Earth screwing his fans for every nickle they had!

    GIVE US HELL, GAIL!!!

  6. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Rick Wood:

    Man, the Dweez sure grew up in a thick haze of secondary smoke, didn’t he?

    Name me anyone who didn’t that grew up in the 1970s. That entire decade was a thick haze of secondary smoke…

  7. Hugh says:

    That was quite excellent. Thanks for the repeat, I missed it the first time around. A side of Frank that is rarely seen. FZ seemed totally at ease with the crew from Holland. It seemed to be a perfect little moment in time for Zappa and his young family. I doubt a modern day version of Frank would be able to enjoy himself to the extent that Zappa did.

    I wonder when the ZFT will release the “Ansley Dunbar Sex Tapes”? :)

    Who’s to say Gail wasn’t doing her own thing? The sexual revolution wasn’t just for the guys!

    Yes, urbanG. My parents smoked around me back then as well. At the time it was not a issue.

  8. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Hugh:

    Who’s to say Gail wasn’t doing her own thing? The sexual revolution wasn’t just for the guys!

    Yes, urbanG. My parents smoked around me back then as well. At the time it was not a issue.

    Quite right, Hugh. Who is to say that Frank and Gail didn’t have their own equivalent of an open marriage? Quite frankly, Gail never struck me as a sexual prude, neither then, or now. I don’t envision her just remaining at home raising children while Frank is off touring. She is just like any other human being, deserving of joy and happiness (no matter what we fans might think otherwise).

    And, yes, smoking wasn’t an issue in the 70s (not like now). But it still does seem to be connected to the creative process of musicians, artists, and writers, though. Remember how FZ described tobacco as just another vegetable…

  9. Hugh says:

    Hey UrbanG.
    My 80 year old mother told me she picked up smoking (& drinking) watching all those old films back in the day when everybody smoked (Can you imagine Humphey Bogart without a cigarette!). I’m sure this medium influenced a few generations. I’m sure you’ve seen 100′s of “smoking” scenes in movies over the years. I think at one time it was against the law if didn’t smoke after f*#kin’ on film.
    Now, it looks out of place, because of the bombardment of anti-smoking info.
    How can a modern day Mickey Spillane create anything chewing on a piece of nicorette?

  10. urbangraffito says:

    Hugh,
    I remember going to the corner store to pick up cigarettes for my own parents as a child. The cigarette packages themselves had coupons my parents in turn sent back to the tobacco company when they had collected enough so they could win prizes like Badminton games. Insidious how media can bombard the public with whatever it wants to sell, be in cigarettes, nicorette, axe body spray, or kenny g…

  11. Sharleena says:

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    Hugh,
    I remember going to the corner store to pick up cigarettes for my own parents as a child.
    Insidious how media can bombard the public with whatever it wants to sell, be in cigarettes, nicorette, axe body spray, or kenny g…

    Me too, i used to buy cigarettes Kent and Benson & Hedges for my mom when i was a girl.
    You *can* survive second hand smoke, but kenny g… No way!

  12. the school of spock says:

    me the same buying smokes for dad buying beer,funny i think its allways what you think about it…. 5000 americans in a place drinking beer and you get a disaster 5000 germans drinking a beer and you get a
    a good time :)

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