Frank Zappa - In His Own Words
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Arguably the sharpest tool in the rock musician box, Frank Zappa was never lost for words when presented with another's opinion and would counter any position he did not agree with, fluently, eloquently and with the style and wit normally reserved for the great orator or the finest raconteur. Frank could be funny, serious and just about anywhere in-between and could literally talk for hours without losing a single member of his audience. This DVD collects together over 90 minutes of video interviews and talking engagements with or undertaken by Zappa across his career, during which the great man is on form and on the money throughout. Talking on numerous subjects and displaying variously; charm, intelligence, humour and impatience - sometimes all within the same interview - this is Zappa away from the day job but at his fascinating, albeit at times fearsome, best.
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This compilation, however, is nothing special. You can view many more at least as - and much more - interesting interviews YouTube.
The title of this DVD is misleading because it's title is very similar to a film, soon to be released in theaters (limited run, no doubt), titled Eat That Question: Frank Zappa In His Own Words. THAT film promises to be very well produced and will include some live footage as well. Shame on me for not researching this DVD more thoroughly. It wasn't expensive, but not something I'll view again.
If you're a Zappa devotee who needs to have anything and everything available with FZ's name attached, by all means, "have at it" - as the British say. Otherwise, no big shakes here. Arf Arf
He replied without fail to insure his point of view was understood. Some of the highlights were Zappa on his drummers, the criteria for getting in his band, and a funny segment I titled "Winos don't march". This was Zappa's take on beer drinkers and a macho stance they adopt. Wine drinkers by comparison don't give a F*** about that protocol. Frank stresses the importance of humor and being not to serious about musical relevance.
I would recommend this to major fans of Frank Zappa, or young people trying to learn about who Frank Zappa was. These interviews define his outlook on life.