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Ode To Gravity:
Interview with Frank Zappa on his 52nd Birthday

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 62 min
Event Type: Interview and Music Program Origin: KPFA

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Charles Amirkhanian interviews Frank Zappa by phone upon his 52nd birthday. They discuss recent performances of Zappa's works for orchestra, his new albums including "Playground Psychotics", and his battle with cancer. Audio quality is poor at times.

Musical Selections:  Naval Aviation In Art? / Frank Zappa -- Well / Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention with John Lennon and Yoko Ono -- The Living Garbage Truck / Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention -- The Motel Lobby / Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention -- The Mudshark Interview / Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention -- Darlene / Shankar
Performers:  Ensemble InterContemporain, (Naval Aviation In Art?)
Pierre Boulez, conductor (Naval Aviation In Art?)
Genre:  Popular Music
Subject:  Zappa, Frank; Edgewater Inn; Rock music; Music trade; Sound recording industry; Synclavier
People:  Amirkhanian, Charles; Zappa, Frank; Boulez, Pierre, 1925-2016; Shankar, Lakshminaravana, 1950-; Lennon, John, 1940-1980; Ono, Yōko
Recording Date:  12/21/1992
First Broadcast Date:  12/21/1992
 
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