River City Review


Local monthly music paper in Memphis, Tennessee, published from 1971 to 1975 (?).

1974 May

Vol. 4 No. 4


By Bruce Pollock, p 11

Although primarily considered a composer, Frank Zappa's lyrics reflect his unique approach to rock'n'roll almost as well as his music does. Combining a Theatre of the Absurd sensibility, sharp-edged satiric humor and a hair-trigger threshold of outrage, his odes to teenage life, set in a Fifties backbeat, are classics of the snide put-down. (read more)