Scott Thunes

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Scott Carter Thunes, aka "Nektor", aka "Throkton", was raised in San Anselmo, CA, and took up the bass at age ten, when "his mother and guitar playing older brother decided the family needed a bassist". In 1981, Thunes contacted Frank Zappa at the behest of his brother, who had himself tried unsuccessfully to audition for Zappa's group.

Scott provided bass and/or mini-moog and background vocals for Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch, The Man From Utopia, Them Or Us, Thing-Fish, Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention, Does Humor Belong In Music?, Uncle Meat (87 re-release), Jazz From Hell, Frank Zappa: Guitar, You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 1, Broadway The Hard Way, You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 3, The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life, Make A Jazz Noise Here, You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 4, You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 5, You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. 6, Trance-Fusion, The Dub Room Special and Zappa '88: The Last U.S. Show; also on the Beat The Boots series disk As An Am (BTB).

Scott can be seen in the Zappa movies Dub Room Special, Does Humor Belong In Music? (The Film), Video From Hell, & Zappa The Film, along with the Spanish State Television concert video from 1988, Zappa In Barcelona

Happily married and living in Marin County (with two adult musician children).

After playing and recording with Dweezil Zappa in LA, and touring with punk band FEAR, Scott quit music for almost 20 years.

He is currently an employee of the ZFT, performing the duties of Scoremeister.

Since 2018, he is a "Teaching Artist" for the Rock Band classes at Marin School of the Arts at Novato High School.

He was a member of the The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa 'hologram' tour in 2019, playing bass and singing background vocals.

He is a current member of The Zappa Band, the officially-sanctioned ZFT musical ensemble that includes Zappa alumni Mike Keneally, Ray White, and Bobby Martin.

Concerning Thunes' nearly two decade-long hiatus from the music business, he said: "The music business treated me fairly poorly, and after Frank died, it's just been one unappreciating employer after another, so they can all go hang".

Scott Thunes was also mentioned and thanked in the liner notes of The MOFO Project/Object (2006) album. [1] He performed on and wrote liner notes for 200 Motels - The Suites (2015). He performed on and wrote liner notes for The Torture Never Stops (The Film).


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