In celebration of the second day of the Annual Holy Festival of Zappadan, I would like to post this amazing entire performance by the circa 1973 Mothers of Invention. It is from the Swedish TV Show Opopoppa and the stripped down ensemble playing and the combination of musicians is incredible. George Duke on keyboards, Ruth Underwood on percussive instruments...she is an unbelievable marimba and xylophone artist, her husband, Ian Underwood on Saxophone, The Fowler Brothers, Tom on bass guitar and Bruce on horns and flute, Ralph Humphrey on drums, the incredible French Jazz violinist, Jean-Luc Ponty and of course Frank. Only Frank could get away with that suit.
I have been participating in the ritual observance of Zappadan since its cosmic inception in 2006. I wish I had more time and space to give this event which started yesterday and will last until December 21st. I seem to be protesting the commercialization of Zappadan and try to celebrate the life and work of Frank everyday. Heck, the name of the blog is The Brain Police! And who exactly are the Brain Police?