For one thing, he did manage to make this happen:
Funniest thing: two Italians writing in with Zappa related links almost simultaneously.
First up, Andrea Rizzardo, who pointed me to this Italian band called Elio e le Storie Tese, in concert with special guest Ike Willis:
Then there’s Il Signore Sterbini who introduced me to a band called
The Cardiacs. These guys merge FZ’s rhythmic sophistication with the “educated” punk of The Clash — and then some:
Good stuff — and yes, there’s more…