158 minutes | Feb 9, 2021

066: The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (1966)

Frank Zappa is an awfully difficult man to summarize. He recorded dozens and dozens of albums with numerous different bands in countless different genres. He was a relentless innovator, never sticking with one style for long and always pushing forward into completely new musical territory, whether he thought his audience would be willing to follow him or not. Where do you even start discussing a man whose work consistently defies categorization and lacks a single album that stands as a “representative” work? Well, when all else fails, start at the beginning! On this episode, Phil is leading the Frank Zappa superfan contingent of Discord And Rhyme (consisting of John, Dan, and Mike) through a discussion of Frank Zappa’s wildly innovative 1966 debut double album, Freak Out!. Come for the doo-wop, stay for the musique concrète. NOTE: We put the explicit tag on this episode because we yelled some bad words, also it's Frank Zappa, of course it's explicit.  Cohosts: Phil Maddox, Mike DeFabio, John McFerrin, Dan Watkins Complete show notes: https://discordpod.com/listen/066-the-mothers-of-invention-freak-out-1966 Support the podcast! https://www.patreon.com/discordpod
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