Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Air Sculptures

The Torture Never Stops

Air sculpture was the name Frank Zappa (1940-1993) gave to his guitar solos. Frank would have been 71 today if he hadn't fallen victim to prostate cancer. These two tracks come from the last tour that Zappa abandoned part way through because he got tired of his fractious band.

But for all the anomosity between some of its members, he still called one of the albums from that final tour "The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life"

Watermelon In Easter Hay

Sad to say that he never took another band on the road, because for all the studio hi-jinx, classical aspirations and toilet humour, this is what he did maybe better than anyone else... 

Air sculpture.

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