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WHO THE FUCK IS FRANK ZAPPA?


That's the alternative title. There were probably some posts on IMDb that are lost.

The Kickstarter raised $1.2m in 2016. The doc is completed, no release date. Directed by Alex Winter.

http://www.zappamovie.com/about & http://whoisfrankzappa.com/

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A 70s hippie singer who was famous at the time. I only know about him because my dad introduced me to the SNL episodes from the 70s, when the show first started, and he was in 2 of the episodes.

You'd laugh if you heard what he named his kids:

son: Dweisel
daughter: Moon Unit

Those poor kids.

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Lol he’s way more known as a guitarist/multi-instrumentalist than a singer. In fact his most popular album Hot Rats is instrumental jazz fusion.

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No, he mocked the hippies! I didn't write the title, it's the movie title.

http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/Hippies

The entire album We're Only In It For The Money is a sarcastic attack on flower power and the hippie movement. Especially the songs Who Needs The Peace Corps?, Absolutely Free (The Track), Flower Punk,[1] and Mother People.

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He mocked hippies? Ironic, all things considered. I still loved the skit he did on SNL where he got stuck on Freak Mountain with a bunch of druggies, and they couldn't believe he didn't take drugs himself to find inspiration for his music, lol. xD

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In interviews, he sounded fairly pro capitalist, maybe even libertarian leaning to me. Talked about how people should own what they create and things like that, IIRC. I think people assume he was your typical far left artistic type, especially because of his battles with groups like the PMRC.

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Good point. He was complex. Nuanced. Due to efforts by the folks in charge of the world today, humanity is being trained to be very one-dimensional, so it's difficult for people today to understand how someone could be so varied in their opinions.

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