I didn't know that Frank Zappa was guest at Miami Vice as a drug dealer named Mario Fuente...
He had the look for playing villains but unfortunately his acting skills were embarrassingly bad. Don Johnson was an old friend and fan of FZ's music which is why Frank ended up doing the show.I didn't know that Frank Zappa was guest at Miami Vice as a drug dealer named Mario Fuente.
I have seen Bozzio 3 times that I can fully recall, but I don't have any specific concert memory where Terry played with Zappa. I saw all of Zappa's shows in Utah over the years, however. I know I remember Chad Wackerman with Zappa a few times.I hate to do this to you - I had the pleasure of seeing Bozzio playing at the Playhouse Edinburgh 14th February 1977.
That episode combined two of my greatest loves: Zappa and Miami Vice. If you're a Miami Vice hater, all I can say is you would understand the greatness of the show if you drove down A1A/Collins Ave. in South Beach, after midnight, listening to "In the Air Tonight" during a night of morally and possibly legally questionable behavior. Zappa managed to cram a ton of notes and chords in a few minutes. Miami Vice might have had 3 complete sentences of discernible dialogue in 1 hour. When opposing worlds collide in a Ferrari, magic occurs.I didn't know that Frank Zappa was guest at Miami Vice as a drug dealer named Mario Fuente...
I've always put Zappa's music in one of three categories:I'm not huge on Zappa. His pop music is drowned is nonsensical silly lyrics which don't do it for me. I don't find him to be all that good of a guitarist or composer.
This is why I never purchased Zappa albums, back before you could preview them on the internet: You never really knew what sort of Zappa you were going to get when you bought a Zappa album. I just didn't see the point in spending ten bucks on an album where it's a blind taste test, like a box of Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans: Will it be something tasty, or earwax flavor?I've always put Zappa's music in one of three categories:
2. Comical (often clever)
3. Absolute garbage.
I don't enjoy all of his stuff, but he has composed some brilliant things in his time and I couldn't disagree more about this guitar playing. I believe he is one of the most underrated guitarist in R&R. His underrating is up their with the likes of Alex Lifeson. I challenge you to listen to Apostrophe, Stink-Foot, I am The Slime (live version), & Zomby Woof (Live version), then come back to me and say he isn't all that good of a guitarist. You may not like him or his music, that's fine, but to deny his musical ability lacks all objectivity.