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Friday, 28 February 2014

Zappa Plays Zappa comes to New Brunswick

Dweezil Zappa isn’t the first performer to play with his late iconic father, and thanks to technology, odds are he won’t be the last.

The late Frank Zappa, above, will 'perform' with his son, Dweezil Zappa, in a special concert during which images of Frank will appear on a screen. The two will deliver call-and-response guitar lines. High-tech certainly puts together shows that would have been unfathomable a generation ago.

“Why not take advantage of what we can do?” Zappa asked. “I think it’s a great thing for fans to experience. We have video and audio footage of Frank that’s isolated. We pull this off, and everyone has a good time with it.”  Part of what made his maverick father so great was that Zappa was so unpredictable. Zappa truly made alternative music that couldn’t be placed in a category. “I don’t know how you could compartmentalize what he did,” Zappa said.


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