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Zappa references cowboys and westerns frequently in his music, but yet he disliked country music and conservative Southern rednecks.

"As for Bob Dylan, 'Highway 61 Revisited' was really good. Then we got 'Blonde on Blonde' and it started to sound like cowboy music, and you know what I think of cowboy music." - Frank Zappa, Playboy-interview (1993)

“I'm not really fond of commercial cowboy music or contemporary country – the "Slick Willie" type of shit.” (FZ in The Mother of All Interviews (Part 1)

“He had an instinctive hatred of almost everything American, especially cowboys.” (Nigey Lennon about FZ in: Zappa, City paper, 94-1)


References to western actors and country singers