I've known of the name Frank Zappa since I can remember. My uncle was born in '54 and my mom in '56. My uncle has always been a huge music fan and an indirect influence on everything I listen to.
It took me until i was about 19 to really GET the beatles. I was too angsty and unhappy to appreciate them for what they were.
Well, this is the year I delve into Frank Zappa. I spent the last year or two listening to every beatles song I could, learning their styles and meticulously picking apart their compositions (in my own esoteric self taught way).
The Mothers of Invention's first album Freak Out! somehow got itself downloaded onto my computer within the past couple weeks and i've been in love. I owned "Weasels Ripped My Flesh" for the last year or so but maybe that was a bad place to start because i really couldn't get into it. "Freak Out!" is slaying me, though.
Tell me your favorite zappa album! From what I've always understood is that everyone has a different opinion on Zappa, down to every fan! I'll be updating this thread periodically as I listen to the albums sequentially. Please feel free to let me know lore, repeats, post humous release notes, etc.