Frank Zappa on the Steve Allen show.
Video Rating: 4 / five
2:00 “uuuuuh, well you’ll billfem- you WILL be familiar with some of my songs for at least the next 50 years but more than likely for the rest of time”
The most pure evidence of the element of what made Zappa such a legend: BALLS. This couldn’t have been any later that ’64, when the most progressive form of rock around at the time was what the Beatles were doing, and here’s Zappa making his TV premiere playing a bicycle. It takes balls to make your first impression in the limelight as a novelty act. Frank Zappa’s a fucking boss
Allen is just joking with him, he’s not telling him he’s wasting his life.
Could Steve Allen be more condescending?
Frank is a very interesting cat !
“I’m a composer”
Understatement of the century. Of the millenium.
As a young composer myself, this is the most encouraging thing I’ve ever seen. Thank you so much, DRMUX.
A skinny version of Don Draper!
I hate this Steve Allen, pero le agradesco
youtube would be way better if it worked all the time.
At this point in his career Zappa had written one song Memories Of El Monte which was recorded in ’62 by The Penguins his hometown heroes who had the huge hit Earth Angel back in ’56.Then Zappa wrote the music for Worlds Greatest Sinner(btw-TCM has shown it)-Tim Carey starred-he was one of Kubricks favorites(The Killing,Paths Of Glory).
I think was already mentioned, but Steve Allen was a genius. If there were no Steve Allen’s in this world, there probably would be no Frank zappas either. It is very doubtful Steve knew what he had on his hands that day (he mistakenly thinks Frank has said he plays the “bass drum”), but surely he suspected something. We know Frank by reputation; the same is true for Steve. Lots of folks bang on their bike — Steve Allen chose Frank Zappa to highlight. Allen was no fool.
ty 4 posting….fab!!!!
Looks like that disrespectful piece of shit Steve Allen was decent for once.
It’s like watching the birth of a child…
Not the same without his beard… Still a legend from day one it seems!!
Give us Frank back, dammit!
Who could’ve known how fucking huge Zappa was going to be later on at this time.
@ccm800 yes, his birth name is frank, much to zappa’s own surprise in the 80s
lol, he looks like David Schwimmer
Wasn’t Frank just always Frank?
hahahaha… About two weeks.
1:26 Louis BELson style drumsticks!