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Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Zappa chats Zappa: The son also rises

Dweezil Zappa is on the Zappa Plays Zappa tour through March 4.Whoever said “those that can’t do, teach” has obviously never witnessed the electrified musical brilliance of Dweezil Zappa on stage, much less attended his wired-up Dweezilla boot camp for aspiring axe wielders off stage. Of course, that uninformed “genius” probably also thinks that the most enduring musical contribution ever made by the son of Frank is, well,being the son of Frank.
But any and all fans of arrestingly frank music out there will likely beg to differ. It was inevitable after all that Zappa the Younger’s life would be filled with wall-to wall music – his father having listed his religion as “musician” on Dweezil’s birth certificate.
Since releasing his cosmic first single in 1982 with “My Mother Is A Space Cadet” – produced by “middling” guitarist Edward Van Halen – the versatile Zappa has spent time as a VJ, actor, celebrity session musician and gifted solo artist.
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