"The Canadian Cinema Magazine"

1972 January

Vol. 1 No. 1


Zap! Zap! Zappa!
By Bill Gray, pp 17-20

Frank Zappa in Don Mills? At the Holiday Inn?


"It's not much but it's home" he says, gesturing inward at the factory-sealed interior of his $21 single. And glancing around at the open suitcases strewn across the dresser, the books and tape cartridges stacked along the floor, and the young pretty in a red sweater stretched out on the bedcovers, who could argue?

It's the road, man, the road. The Mothers of Invention are on tour again. One night they play to a full house at Massey Hall, tomorrow they head for Providence. And you know what? Who cares? Because half the guys in the band probably think it's the other way around. It's all the same. Every town's the same from the inside of a Holiday Inn.

As Zappa himself says, "When we go on tour life in the group begins to resemble life in the army. Each concert is a campaign and it's very possible not to know where you are at any given moment. Sitting in your room, dealing socially most of the time with other guys in the group, you might as well be home in Los Angeles. We seem to carry a 'mystery bubble' of L.A. consciousness with us at all times and inside of that bubble, strange things happen." (read more)

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