The Torture Never Stops

Zappa's late-'70s antics and muso wanking redeemed only by sexy claymation

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Frank Zappa was an irrelevant figure by the late ’70s. Having meandered off into cul-de-sacs of muso noodling and puerile satire, the 39-yearold by now mistakenly imagined himself to be the American Var


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