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‘Hot Rats’ at 50: exactly just How Frank Zappa busted up his musical organization, relocated to L.A. And helped invent jazz-rock

Sonntag, April 5th, 2020

‘Hot Rats’ at 50: exactly just How Frank Zappa busted up his musical organization, relocated to L.A. And helped invent jazz-rock

America in 1969 ended up being almost because strange as it’s today.

A apparently endless war in Southeast Asia, the horrific assassinations of governmental progressives and creepy Richard Nixon’s presidency cast shadows perhaps the final flickering flames of summer time love couldn’t dispel. (Charles Manson didn’t help. )

Somewhere else in this strange globe, stone nevertheless mattered a great deal to a great number of individuals.

The Band, the Byrds and their brethren had been espousing an acoustic rural retreat from all that; the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane had been maintaining the West Coast strange, although that couldn’t final long; and King Crimson had been unleashing a prog-rock masterpiece, “In the Court of this Crimson King. (mehr …)