Halloween is a great day to crank some Frank! (My first FZ show was Oct. 31, 1980 at the Palladium in NYC.)
Happy Halloween to all!
“Thanks 2 Frank” is not a Zappa disc, per se, but Zappa band alumnus Warren Cuccurullo’s 1996 tribute to his late mentor. Insane guitar work on this record, and bassist Pino Palladino and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta are no slouches, either!
Released October ’76. Eddie Jobson and Patrick O’Hearn are on the cover but don’t play on any tracks. Captain Beefheart plays harmonica on two songs.
On “Zoot Allures” FZ plays the Strat once owned by Hendrix. I think FZ bought it at an auction after Jimi played/destroyed it at the ’68 Miami Pops Festival. Don’t quote me on that but I believe that’s how the story goes…