Happy Birthday, Adrian Belew!

From the Wiki:

Belew toured with the Zappa band and appeared on Zappa’s 1979 album Sheik Yerbouti, most notably performing a Bob Dylan impersonation on the song “Flakes.” He also appeared in Zappa’s 1979 concert film, Baby Snakes. While with Zappa, Belew was mostly credited as rhythm guitarist, although he also played lead, melody, or noise lines, as well as singing lead on two songs (“Jones Crusher” and “City of Tiny Lites”). Belew has described his year in Zappa’s band as a “crash course” in music theory due to Zappa’s rigorous rehearsals and often technically demanding music, and has commented, “I went to the Frank Zappa School of Rock.”[4]

Belew has also worked with David Bowie, Talking Heads, King Crimson, Tom Tom Club, Laurie Anderson, Tori Amos, Nine Inch Nails, among others and not to mention his solo work. Well, today is the dude’s birthday. Woot.


Zappadan 2018: Day 17 – The Birthday

32m32 minutes ago
Information is
Not knowledge
Knowledge is
Not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is the best…
#ZAPPA #zappadan #RIP #musicisthebest

From @Zappa:

“Thing Fish” released #OnThisDay in 1984. The album’s storyline is inspired by Broadway theatre, AIDS, eugenics, conspiracy theories, feminism, homosexuality and African American culture. Official FZ Release #41. What’s your favorite track on this album? http://bit.ly/2i9EM0g

Also released #OnThisDay in 1999: “EIHN – Everything Is Healing Nicely” – an “audio documentary” showcasing recordings made with the Ensemble Modern in preparation for “The Yellow Shark” (1993). Official Release #69. What’s your favorite track? #EIHN

Alex and Alexa discuss Lumpy Gravy

Zappadan 2018: Day 16

If you’re in Erie, Pa., Graham’s Records has the limited edition “We’re Only In It For The Money,” “mono”, RSD picture disk edition that was released on Record Store Day. While supplies last. #Zappadan #GodItsGodISeeGod

Zappadan 2018: Day 14

Alex and Alexa on Absolutely Free…

From @Zappa on Twitter…

“Finer Moments” released #OnThisDay in 2012. The album was prepared and mastered by FZ in 1972, but not released until 40 years later. This is Official FZ Release #94. What’s your favorite cut from this album? http://bit.ly/2QypI1M #Zappa #FinerMoments

Additions? Comments? Cease-and-desist letters? aaron at zappadan dot com