Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Frank Zappa - 1993 - Civilization, Phaze III

This is Frank Zappa's final masterpiece he finished before his death in 1993. It was all composed on the synclavier. Zappa categorized it as an "opera-pantomime", the project began as a vocal recording experiment in 1967, which Zappa describes in the liner notes (written in 1993):
"...I decided to stuff a pair of U-87s in the piano, cover it with a heavy drape, put a sand bag on the sustain pedal, and invite anybody in the vicinity to stick their head inside and ramble incoherently about the various topics I would suggest to them..."