Oddest Zappa Cameo To Date?

Frank Zappa in a 1984 production of “Faerie Tale Theatre” called “The Boy Who Left Home to Find out about the Shivers”, with Peter MacNicol:

(Thx Sterbus!)

14 Responses to “Oddest Zappa Cameo To Date?”

  1. notatsne says:

    Love that.

  2. Another Barry says:

    I think it’s amazing that Zappa items continue to come to the fore without any idea that they existed. I can’t think of anyone else off the top of my head who would have done so much that years after his death work he’s done continues to surface.

  3. urbangraffito says:

    Frank Zappa, a man ahead of his time, and ours. His relevance to popular culture is only now being revealed…

  4. Paul Sempschi says:

    I dunno, there’s just something about the way it ends, it should segue into a rendition of “He’s So Gay”

  5. tim says:

    hey, didn’t frank play a big bad (or some kinda) wolf in another, earlier “Faerie Tale Theatre”? check it out, somebody w/ more time on their hands! pretty sure.

  6. Mark says:

    [quote post=”2593″]I think it’s amazing that Zappa items continue to come to the fore without any idea that they existed. I can’t think of anyone else off the top of my head who would have done so much that years after his death work he’s done continues to surface.[/quote]

    And he didn’t care if he was forgotten

  7. Mark says:

    The height of arrogance to quote thyself? Nay, the height of javascript ignorance.

  8. Matt says:

    Another Barry said : I can’t think of anyone else off the top of my head who would have done so much that years after his death work he’s done continues to surface.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslimgauze

    “Since Bryn Jones’s untimely passing in 1999 at the age of 37, Muslimgauze music continues to be released as of this post and will continue for years to come before his catalog is fully available for sale to the public. He often inundated labels and collaborators with music; consequently, the latter had to be selective of what was finally put out. Because of continuous demand for unreleased music, labels continue to air material previously relegated to the vaults. New material is often stylistic variations of previously released albums. In fact, Jones made large numbers of studio variations of nearly all his music.”

  9. Birdman! says:

    Completely off topic, but has anyone seen Steve Vai’s “Where the Wild Things Are” video yet? It’s pretty amazing, especially if you play, attempt to play, or have ever tried to get a note out of a violin. Interested in hearing other people’s opinions of it. Even Steve’s theatrics are fun to watch on this, or maybe my resistance has been worn down.

    Back on topic — Doesn’t Hendrix get a special Afterlifetime achievment award for post-mortem productivity? Some of Jung’s outtakes are being released this December, but the hardcore folks want anything from Joyce’s projected post-Finnegan’s Wake epic about the ocean.

  10. Bálint says:

    (I saw the trailer only, but – to my surprise – I liked it. He seems to play with much more colour (even in repertoire) than he used to, as I see. Maybe.)

  11. Harry Barris says:

    Holy shit, the ‘Muslimgauze’ guy died? He put out even more albums than FZ! That dude used to put out an EP ever week or so!

  12. urbangraffito says:

    [quote comment=”7749″]Completely off topic, but has anyone seen Steve Vai’s “Where the Wild Things Are” video yet? It’s pretty amazing, especially if you play, attempt to play, or have ever tried to get a note out of a violin. Interested in hearing other people’s opinions of it. Even Steve’s theatrics are fun to watch on this, or maybe my resistance has been worn down.[/quote]

    I’ve seen it, Birdman! It’s more or less what I’ve come to expect from Steve Vai. The usual theatrics. With each release I find myself hoping Steve might explore some new direction (ala Mike Keneally), but to date, I find his earlier work the most intriguing, and the Vai I return to again and again. That said, I love the musicians he has around him. Really top notch. I could listen to Bryan Beller all day long. Damn his bass is good.

  13. metafunj says:

    is the whole episode available?

    about vai. His earlier stuff like passion and warfare and sex and religion were awesome. Passion and warfare has awesome orchestration and isnt’ all about the guitar solo. Don’t get me wrong there is plenty of soloing going on but the solos feel like they are part of the piece. His latest stuff follows a simple formula:
    meolody/guitar solo/melody/ good bye.

    Bryan Bellar is so underrated. If I ever played bass I’d wanna play like him, creating small counter melodies that don’t interfere with the music but add some personality to it.

  14. Plooker says:

    This was kind of hard for me to watch, I kind of feel embarrassed for frank. But what do I know.

    On the Steve Vai thing, I never got much past Flexable, but I still listen to that (a little nostalgia for the old folks). It is the only cassette I have left for my car, Joe Jackson’s Look Sharp is on the other side.

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