The guitar player in my small town first band played with Zappa. Also a Seattle bass player friend, Jeff Simmons, played with Zappa and when he quit Zappa made a movie around it called "200 Motels" (definitely rated Not for Buck). It was also one of the very first movies all done with video. When I saw Zappa's show in Spokane in 1971 and headed for the rest room before the show who should come out but Zappa himself.

On 11/08/2014 06:04 AM, [FairfieldLife] wrote:

Ha-ha! So true - My fave zappa tune of all time is Peaches En Regalia. Always enjoyed his album covers too.

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Hot Rats, one of my all time favorite albums. The fellow was a genius but published too much of his enormous production.

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Frank Zappa lived in a log cabin formerly owned by cowboy actor Tom Mix on thid lot 1966 to 1968, when he left because too any weirdos were dropping in (not including John Mayall, who lived with Zappa when he first came to the U.S.).

*The L.A. Musical History Tour*
by Art Fein
Faber and Faber, 1990
p. 134

Other titles of interest:

*Weird Scenes Inside The Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & The Dark Heart Of The Hippie Dream*
by David McGowan
Headpress, 2014

*Freak out! My life with Frank Zappa:*


    On 11/7/2014 11:08 AM, Bhairitu noozguru@...
    <mailto:noozguru@...> [FairfieldLife] wrote:
    ...youmight have liked reading the link to the rather extensive
    history of Laurel Canyon.
    /Almost anyone who had any aspiration to being a singer and/or
    song writer passed through Laurel Canyon and the old Tom Mix Log
    Cabin. ///One of the strangest in the strange cast of characters
    in Laurel Canyon in 1967 was Frank Zappa. He rented the log cabin
    after we moved out - the strange part is that he was formerly in
    the military and he neither drank nor smoked - Frank was not a
    hippie - he was a "freak."


    Laurel Canyon Blvd. and Lookout Mountain Road, CA

    After all you were there.
    /Hotel Laurel Canyon://
    //"A strange cast of characters congregated in the Hollywood
    Hills where lots of rock bands seemed to be emerging into the
    spotlight at the same time. Countless rumors have materialized
    about what was really going there. Some people interpret the song
    "Hotel California" to be about the excesses of the Rock and Roll
    lifestyle, and as Don Henley put it, 'The underbelly of the
    American Dream'..." //

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