This Day In Rock. TOP 5 Frank Zappa Albums
The eldest of four children of a guitar-playing government scientist, Francis Vincent Zappa Jr., was born December 21, 1940, in Baltimore, Maryland.
With more than 80 albums to his credit, composer, arranger, guitarist, bandleader Frank Zappa demonstrated a mastery of pop idioms ranging from jazz to rock of every conceivable variety, penned electronic and orchestral works, parlayed controversial satire, and testified in Congress against censorship.
FRANK ZAPPA TOP 5 ALBUMS
#5 ‘Absolutely Free’ (1967)
#4 ‘Hot Rats’ (1969)
#3 ‘Uncle Meat’ (1969)
#2 ‘We’re Only in It for the Money’ (1968)
#1 ‘Freak Out!’ (1966)
Zappa’s debut album with the Mothers of Invention broke a lot of ground. It’s not only one of rock’s first concept albums, it’s also the moment where rock ‘n’ roll gazed inward and found something other than revelry for the music. It opened the door wide for other weirdos and outcasts to make similar musical stands.