Blood, Sweat & Tears
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Blood, Sweat & Tears is an American jazz rock band, active since 1968. They fused rock, blues, pop music, horn arrangements and jazz improvisation together.
Zappa references to the group
Zappa mocked Blood, Sweat & Tears a few times in his work.
In I Could Be A Star Now Don Preston is informed by Martin Lickert that he is wasting his life in Zappa's band and that he "could have been writing (...) far out exciting blues with Blood, Sweat & Tears."
In the Dub Room Special the Mothers all perform Approximate without actually making a sound. Zappa then informs the tv audience: "That's the way Blood, Sweat & Tears would do it, only there would be a tape running in the background."