Emil Richards About Lumpy Gravy

From a documentary by the Wrecking Crew, – originally found on Dweezil’s (relatively) new homepage. A nice story, huh?

17 Responses to “Emil Richards About Lumpy Gravy”

  1. Thinman says:

    Is Dweezil finally cutting the cord?

    Th.

  2. urbangraffito says:

    The term, “The Milli Vanilli’s of the day” couldn’t describe these guys any better. In fact, they are completely antithetical to everything Frank Zappa stood for and believed. It doesn’t surprise me one bit that they laughed at FZ and his music. FZ was always the outsider, throughout his career. As he continuously pointed out, even if a song sold a million copies, it still didn’t make that song any good – just popular.

    A quote from Thinman:

    Is Dweezil finally cutting the cord?

    Th.

    Not as long as there is money to be made playing FZ’s music. Still, I think Dweezil’s choice in posting a clip of this documentary on his website says more about him that it does about his Father, Thinman.

  3. Bálint says:

    Hey, Urb, don’t be so hard! 😉
    To me it’s a REAL nice story about people who didn’t care about a man, but after seeing his scores and his enthutiasism they were eager to work with him and respect him. That is this story is about. So – “these guys” are the same guys like us – not counting that we (or at least me) never played with FZ. 🙂
    (BTW: my first FZ-experience was “Weasles Ripped My Flesh” on a small local radio – that was NOT the moment I became a fan.. 🙂 )

    The other thing: this video was not posted by Dweezil, but by the guy who made the movie. On this new homepage everyone is free to post anything, and Dweezil seems to BE there really, he answers almost on a daily basis.
    I really don’t know what this new homepage is for (DZ), but yesterday I had the idea that maybe he wants to be more independent from the ZFT, keeping the distance his mother and zappa.com. Here he seems to be more personal, more opened, etc. But that’s just a guess.

  4. Bálint says:

    (What does the phrase “cutting the cord” mean? Is’t it the same thing?)

  5. Thinman says:

    The “cord” is the navel-cord, of course (I always have to look up those things in a dictionary).
    I had read somewhere that Dweezil had to start his own website. He “couldn’t do anything with zappa.com because that one is run by his mother”. I presume the family could be showing cracks sooner or later …

    Th.

  6. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Bálint:

    Hey, Urb, don’t be so hard! 😉
    To me it’s a REAL nice story about people who didn’t care about a man, but after seeing his scores and his enthutiasism they were eager to work with him and respect him. That is this story is about. So – “these guys” are the same guys like us – not counting that we (or at least me) never played with FZ. 🙂
    (BTW: my first FZ-experience was “Weasles Ripped My Flesh” on a small local radio – that was NOT the moment I became a fan.. 🙂 )

    The other thing: this video was not posted by Dweezil, but by the guy who made the movie. On this new homepage everyone is free to post anything, and Dweezil seems to BE there really, he answers almost on a daily basis.
    I really don’t know what this new homepage is for (DZ), but yesterday I had the idea that maybe he wants to be more independent from the ZFT, keeping the distance his mother and zappa.com. Here he seems to be more personal, more opened, etc. But that’s just a guess.

    You know me, Balint, always the cynic. Perhaps it’s just me, but at very least, musically speaking, I don’t feel there was very much to celebrate about “The Wrecking Crew”. Yes, the story about FZ is priceless. Yet it proves that even after several albums he was still considered an outsider by the industry insiders.

    To put it simply, The Wrecking Crew were good at what they did, but they weren’t no motherfuckers.

    Re: Dweezil. If Dweezil didn’t post it, then who? Does he control his own site? Very confusing. Who is pulling the strings?

  7. urbangraffito says:

    BTW, Balint, speaking of fandom, I recall the very instant I became a fan. It was 1972. My older, hippie cousin had left his copy of ‘Just Another Band From L.A.’ on his stereo turntable when he went for a shower. By the time he got out of the shower, “Dog Breath” had just begun. By the end of “Billy the Mountain” I was a bona fide Zappa freak. I was eight years old. I drove my poor dear Mother nearly mad listening to the Mothers for the next seven years until I – along with my record collection – moved out.

  8. Bálint says:

    Catchable fatal error: Object of class WP_Comment could not be converted to string in /home/zappa/killuglyradio.com/wp-content/plugins/quoter.php on line 476