Bands And Authors

61 Bands and their corresponding Authors. Some good ones:

  • Kate Bush — James Joyce
  • The Beatles — Roald Dahl
  • Captain Beefheart — Allen Ginsburg
  • Green Day — Dan Brown
  • Steely Dan — Raymond Chandler
  • Yes — H.P. Lovecraft

… which of course begs the question: Frank Zappa — ? ? ?

16 Responses to “Bands And Authors”

  1. Dr Sharleena says:

    Frank Zappa — Tom Robbins

  2. Dr Sharleena says:

    somebody posted this already:
    Frank Zappa–David Foster Wallace (The NYC: serious acquired taste, totally unpredictable, way too smart for their own good, impressive work ranging from the ridiculously short to the ridiculously epic, makes strong use of disjointed absurdities that only tell a story when taken in the whole.)
    I don’t know David Foster Wallace…

  3. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    Right you are Dr Sharl, I hadn’t scanned the frontpage! Dunno David Foster Wallace either, but the description does fit, sorta…

  4. Montana Wildhack says:

    Zappa is Kurt Vonnegut, though these twits have got Beefheart wrong he is Dylan Thomas as any fule kno.

  5. Dan says:

    Kurt Vonnegut, keine Frage.

  6. ken duvall says:

    Hey – Vonnegut was my idea !
    ( Not that he does Frank justice ).

  7. bernard says:

    Everybody knows :
    FZ – The Bible.

  8. abe says:

    frank zappa-possibly stephen king just for the
    sake of conceptual continuity?
    frank zappa-tom robbins is great as the good dr. sharleena said
    frank zappa-douglas adams?
    frank zappa-frank zappa as the real FZ book

  9. Al Stone says:

    Zappa is, of course, incomparable but I can see where the Tom Robbins suggestion is coming from. Richard Brautigan is another talent who died too young,with a lot left to say.

  10. KZDARWIN says:

    My first inclination was to say William Burroughs, but upon further reflection, I’m really not sure. Kurt Vonnegut and Mark Twain both also have their area of correlation. Philip K. Dick is another that croses my mind. Franz Kafka, after all the final piece on “We’re Only In It For The Money” was based on “In The Penal Colony.”( In fact, the enitre album was very “Kafkaese”) Yeah, that’s the ticket. Franz Kafka. In alot of ways, Frank Zappa’s artist sensiblities seemed more European, although his cultural references were very American (Southern California variant).

  11. jonnybutter says:

    Luis Bunuel….no, wait…. Max Ernst…er…
    Yeah, Kafka.

  12. jonnybutter says:

    I second Twain, and also think that Zappa is more like Joyce than is Kate Bush, no offence to her.

  13. Paul Semspci says:

    !!!!!!!
    Actually the term “begs the question” is one of the most abused phrases in the English language. “Begs the question” is a logical phallacy whereby someone has created an argument based on his thesis (Eg. God has created the universe because the universe was created by God). “Begs the question” is not to cause one to ask further question. Sorry but it really, really bugs me when people abuse this phrase. Usually over-paid, under-educated network anchors who want to seem smart and use it pretentiously. Not that I’m-er-a-accusing you of this….
    I vote for FZ-Kafka as well. Altho FZ-Beckett isnt too bad either.

  14. SOFA says:

    “Actually the term “begs the question” is one of the most abused phrases in the English language.”
    Thank you Paul; I am so with you on this one.
    I’m surprized that no one ‘intellectualized’ Mad Magazine. Frank often stated that a lot of his stuff was created for the sheer stupidity of it. For me, that was much of his charm – the humor.
    Not that I would disagree with any of the above assesments. I think our Uncle Frank was a helluva lot better ‘read’ than he led us to believe

  15. kaz says:

    Pynchon should correspond to Zappa, I think.

  16. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    I will never use the term “begs the question” again.
    I will never use the term “begs the question” again.
    I will never use the term “begs the question” again.
    I will never use the term “begs the question” again.
    I will never use the term “begs the question” again.
    I will never use the term “begs the question” again.
    Promise! ;)