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Gail Zappa: Mother of Re-Invention

Mark Leviton, Rock's Backpages, 8 February 2013

I'M A HUGE admirer of Frank Zappa, and have been since the mid-'60s. As a music critic I've written about him extensively, and during my time as an executive with Warner Music Group and Rhino Records I've had business dealings with his representatives that give me a certain "inside" perspective on him (more on that later). So before I begin ranting, I first of all want to assure the reader this piece in composed with love in my heart for one of the most important 20th century composers in any genre, the prolific FZ.

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