Arthur Barrow Interview

Recorded on April 18th, 1996, Juha Rompannen interviews Arthur Barrow in Los Angeles, California.

Arthur Barrow played bass guitar (and occasionally keyboards and guitar) in Frank Zappa’s touring and recording band between 1978 and 1980. In this ten part interview, Barrow talks about his music education, influences, time with Frank, his youth in Texas and later in California, and his work and experiences both in and out of Zappa’s band.

Part 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10

Note: Thanks to “YourArf” for posting these interviews.

11 Responses to “Arthur Barrow Interview”

  1. Bálint says:

    “in Frank Zappa’s touring and recording band between 1978 and 1980”

    Well, he quit the band in ’80 but stayed there “near” FZ until at least 1983, I think he even remained to be the clonemeister. Or am I wrong? The sure thing is that he WAS there, recorded lots of studio-stuff even in ’82-83 (Radion is Broken, Tink, etc.)
    I wonder how his relationship with Scott Thunes was.

  2. Bob says:

    A quote from Bálint:

    I wonder how his relationship with Scott Thunes was.

    They had a relationship?

  3. Sharleena says:

    A quote from Bob:

    A quote from Bálint:

    I wonder how his relationship with Scott Thunes was.

    They had a relationship?

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

  4. Bob says:

    No, of course not…

  5. metafunj says:

    “He’s so gay!” (“He’s gay”) –> Scott Thunes

  6. Plooker says:

    Good interview. I like the Jokes.

    “What is the difference between a dead snake in the road and a dead trombone player in the road? The snake was on his way to a gig.”

    Classic, thanks for the link.

  7. Sharleena says:

    Balint started!

  8. Bob says:

    A quote from Sharleena:

    Balint started!

    A quote from Sharleena:

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that!

  9. Bálint says:

    Uh.. funny people of the world, unite! :-)… it seems we’ll never know what did those two bassplayers think of each other. (Did they work together in 81-82, did they meet at all, or?…

  10. Bob says:

    A quote from Bálint:

    Uh.. did they meet at all, or?…

    That’s a very ahem or?…

  11. nikita coltrane says:

    I think Scott’s description of his working relationship with Arthur as Clonemeister was just that — a working relationship. They didn’t get along or not get along, just kinda worked together and that was that. If that makes any sense. Of course, Scott could tell you a lot better than I could…

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