The work of Frank Zappa spans three decades and contains 60 plus albums. On top of all that, he is completely unique compared to most rock musicians that came out of the 60’s and 70’s. A “Where to Start” playlist seems very necessary for one to dive into the ingenious world of Zappa.
The forecast for this playlist: Heavy winds and sunny grooves followed by clouds of introspection and heartbreaking rains that give way to thunderous and lightning rage, before the sun reemerges to melt your face–only to repeat the cycle in a different order – featuring artists like Nine Inch Nails • Twenty-one Pilots • Tool • Santigold • Bad Brains • The Roots • Faith No More • The Beastie Boys
This week is a shameless plug. I’ve been playing with Aurora Sect for a few years and we started getting some momentum with making some new music before the world shut down last year. A handful of songs are getting ready to be released and the first track with me on bass, “To Sea”, came out last week. Check it out and enjoy.
After a little break I’m back with a gem from one of my favorite albums. King Crimson changed the way I listen to music and always feels like home when I go back.