My wife and I decided about a year-ish ago that we both wanted to select an artist with a rather extensive catalog, and go through their works chronologically and learn about them. She chose Neil Young (we're deep in the '80's with that one) and I chose Frank Zappa.
Getting into Frank Zappa can seem like a daunting task to a lot of people, since he recieves so little airplay, and has such a massive catalog. Where do you start? First off, I'd recommend, as the Mad Hatter would say, start at the beginning, and when you get to the end, stop. Also, hopefully me ranting about these works will inspire a few of you to check out some works by one of the most unique and compelling voices in rock and roll history.
( Release Number 1: Freak Out! )