T he first songs most people hear as children are nursery rhymes and lullabies. The first songs Ahmet Zappa heard as a child were the shock-treatment tracks on Hot Rats, a groundbreaking set by his father Frank. Though Frank Zappa released no fewer than 62 albums in his too-short life — and though nearly as many sets have appeared since his death from prostate cancer at age 53 in — none sound quite like Hot Rats. It also broke with the structure of previous Zappa releases.
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O ne single incident serves as a perfect illustration of just what an extraordinarily unusual and charismatic person the US musician Frank Zappa , who died in , must have been. In , a year that saw the assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy, a man turned up on the doorstep at the Log Cabin, the ramshackle, open-all-hours-to-all-comers crash pad in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, that Zappa and numerous other weird people called home. I brought you a present," this stranger announced, handing to Zappa a transparent bag, apparently filled with blood, before pointing a revolver at his chest. Calmly, Zappa cajoled and manipulated Raven into walking with him, and numerous spectators, including Zappa's year-old English secretary, to a nearby lake. He then persuaded everyone present to start throwing things into the water, including Raven, who threw in his gun.
Kappa remains as a major figure in the production of recorded music. He was able to Influence the music scene by his Incredible musical talents, his Innovations in recording technology and his staunch social, political and controversial debates. Frank Kappa was involved in many different bands, musical styles and genres. Frank Kappa rose to fame through his band The Mothers of Invention, which was known to play a range of styles from Jazz to heavy metal rock to operas.