Battle of the Underrated Guitarists: #27 (Round 3) Nancy Wilson vs Frank Zappa

a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
edited October 2008 in History of Rock
[CENTER]NANCY WILSON[/CENTER]
wikipedia said:
Nancy Lamoureux Wilson (born March 16, 1954, San Francisco, California) is an American singer and guitarist who, with her older sister Ann, became a part of the Seattle band Heart.
Barracuda:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpkitLUbeEg

Crazy On You:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gpNqB4dnT4

If Looks Could Kill:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR0fIUu0rWU


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[CENTER]FRANK ZAPPA[/CENTER]
wikipedia said:
Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, electric guitarist, and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa worked in various musical genres, and wrote for rock bands, jazz ensembles, synthesizers, symphony orchestra, and created musique concrète works. He also worked on feature-length films, music videos, and album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist.

Zappa's major commercial successes, especially within his native United States, were few. He received multiple Grammy nominations and won the Best Rock Instrumental Performance in 1987 for the album Jazz from Hell.[2] Zappa was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. In 2005, his album with the Mothers of Invention, We're Only in It for the Money (1968), was included in the National Recording Registry of the US National Recording Preservation Board. The same year, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him 71st in its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[3] In 2007 his birthplace, Baltimore, declared August 9 official "Frank Zappa Day" in his honor.[4]

Politically, Zappa was a self-proclaimed "practical conservative".[5] He was a strident critic of mainstream education and organized religion,[6] and a forthright and passionate advocate for freedom of speech and the abolition of censorship. His work embodied his skeptical view of established political processes and structures.[7] Zappa strongly opposed recreational drug use, although the use of drugs was common among musicians.[8]

Zappa was married to Kathryn J. "Kay" Sherman from 1960 to 1964 (no children), and in 1967, to Adelaide Gail Sloatman, with whom he remained until his death. They had four children: Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen. Gail Zappa manages the businesses of her late husband, now arranged as a trust under the name the Zappa Family Trust.
Peaches En Regalia:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnZrbFL9ImM

Wowie Zowie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ziU-hj3EGI&feature=related

Montana:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJN_uWaVRfo


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Comments

  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited October 2008
    i love you, but sorry nancy. it's frank.
  • Soror_YZBLSoror_YZBL Road Warrior
    edited October 2008
    I'm voting for Nancy, because frank zappa is FAR from underrated. She's also one of the best female guitarists out there, and I gotta stand up for my sistahs. Oh, and the fact that I love heart more than Zappa. :)
  • thedoorsdkthedoorsdk Road Warrior
    edited October 2008
    Soror_YZBL;1404421 said:
    I'm voting for Nancy, because frank zappa is FAR from underrated. She's also one of the best female guitarists out there, and I gotta stand up for my sistahs. Oh, and the fact that I love heart more than Zappa. :)
    He may not be underrated as a composer, but I do feel that he is underrated as a guitar player.
    Nancy is good, but Frank's playing has a lot more heart (pun?) and is much more unique.
  • DarkSide247DarkSide247 Road Warrior
    edited October 2008
    thedoorsdk;1404545 said:
    He may not be underrated as a composer, but I do feel that he is underrated as a guitar player.
    Nancy is good, but Frank's playing has a lot more heart (pun?) and is much more unique.
    This.

    As a songwriter, Zappa gets a lot of praise. But as a guitarist, he gets very little praise.
  • Mister_Rogers69Mister_Rogers69 Opening Act
    edited October 2008
    while nancy is great, zappa is better
  • AxlVanHagarAxlVanHagar Road Warrior
    edited October 2008
    I love ya Nancy. I really do, I mean I spent countless hours and numerous calloused fingertips learning the Crazy On You intro. Great stuff. But it's Frank. Sorry Nancy.
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