Frank Zappa talked backstage at the Wisconsin State Fair in August. WMSE morning man, Pete Christensen captured this interview for Express.
Q: You took about a year and a half hiatus from music –
A. Two years.
Q. Why was that?
A. I worked on an opus of music.
Q. That was when you put out the "Symphony" album, right?
Q. What prompted you to go out on the road now?
A. Well, I hadn't been in the world of classical music before, but once I got into it I found out it was even more artificial than the world of rock and roll.
Q. That's a shocker, I would think that that is something right up your alley.
A. Well, I like music, but the committees you have to work with are really depressing. (read more)