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[[File:Zappa Uncle Sam.jpg|500px|thumb|right|Frank Zappa dressed up as Uncle Sam for a 1988 publicity shoot to promote voting in the presidential elections.]]
 
[[File:Zappa Uncle Sam.jpg|500px|thumb|right|Frank Zappa dressed up as Uncle Sam for a 1988 publicity shoot to promote voting in the presidential elections.]]
  
While Zappa was born and raised in the United States he was very critical of his home country, especially the American government, its foreign policy, organized religion, media, advertisement corporations and the consumer culture. This is one of the reasons why his music was far more popular in [[Europe]]. Despite his criticisms Zappa didn't hate his fatherland.  
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While Zappa was born and raised in the United States he was often critical of the American government, its foreign policy, organized religion, media, corporations and the consumer culture.
  
 
==Track and album references to America==
 
==Track and album references to America==
  
 
* [[Hungry Freaks Daddy]]: "Mr. America walk on by..."
 
* [[Hungry Freaks Daddy]]: "Mr. America walk on by..."
* [[Trouble Every Day]]: was inspired by the [[Watts Riots]]
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* [[Trouble Every Day]]: was inspired by the [[wikipedia:Watts riots|Watts riots]]
* [[It Can't Happen Here]]: "Who could imagine that they would freak out in [[Minnesota]] (...), [[Kansas]], (...) Washington D.C.?"
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* [[It Can't Happen Here]]: "Who could imagine that they would freak out in [[wikipedia:Minnesota| Minnesota]] (...), [[wikipedia:Kansas| Kansas]], (...) [[wikipedia:Washington D.C.|Washington D.C.]]?"
 
* [[The Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet]]: "America's wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful... it really makes it!"
 
* [[The Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet]]: "America's wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful... it really makes it!"
 
* [[Plastic People]]: "Ladies and gentlemen: the President of the United States!" (...) "My fellow Americans""
 
* [[Plastic People]]: "Ladies and gentlemen: the President of the United States!" (...) "My fellow Americans""

Revision as of 02:43, 21 January 2021

Frank Zappa dressed up as Uncle Sam for a 1988 publicity shoot to promote voting in the presidential elections.

While Zappa was born and raised in the United States he was often critical of the American government, its foreign policy, organized religion, media, corporations and the consumer culture.

Track and album references to America

  • Various characters associated with the U.S.A. can be seen in You Are What You Is (The Music Video), including President Reagan, a Ku Klux Klan member and a Playboy Bunny
  • Clean American Version, a text that can also be seen on the artwork for Absolutely Free
  • The M.O.I. American Pageant is the name of side two of Absolutely Free (track 10-15 on the CD version)
  • Zappa often used the monicker "American composer" to describe himself in the most straightforward way.

Locations

References to American institutions and brands

Composers and conductors

Blues singers

Doo-wop and R&B singers

Jazz Composers

Rock, Folk and Pop Artists

Writers

Comedians and TV Presenters

Politics, Religion and Business

Criminals

Fictional characters

Scientists

Painters

Bandmembers, Supporting Cast, Family Members and Other

Note: Most of the people listed here are or were Americans and therefore would be too numerous to list each one of them indvidually on this page. Occasionally some of them might be born in another country:

Miscellaneous