Sunday, December 8, 2013

St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast

Actually, I'm going to be having on an omelette and some other things, but this is appropriate breakfast music.

Let's start with the marvelous Ruth Underwood's explanation of some of the underlying musical principles (and see just how badass a percussionist she is!).

You can't do this.

And here's the track from the Apostrophe album, as performed on SNL in 1978. Note that Frank Zappa took a level in barbarian (hence the ability to conduct a large band bare-chested). 

Saturday Night Live TV Performance