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Frank Zappa Quotes

(1940), American Rock Musician

You can't be a Real Country unless you have a BEER and an airline -- it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a BEER.

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

A drug is neither moral nor immoral -- it's a chemical compound. The compound itself is not a menace to society until a human being treats it as if consumption bestowed a temporary license to act like an asshole.

Category: Drugs

Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.

Category: Journalism And Journalists

Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.

Category: Music

The manner in which Americans ''consume'' music has a lot to do with leaving it on their coffee tables, or using it as wallpaper for their lifestyles, like the score of a movie --it's consumed that way without any regard for how and why it's made.

Category: Music

There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.

Category: Music

No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to.

Category: Rock And Roll

Do we really want to know how Michael Jackson makes his music? No. We want to understand why he needs the bones of the Elephant Man -- and, until he tells us, it doesn't make too much difference whether or not he really is ''bad.''

Category: Stardom

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.

Category: Time And Time Management