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From The Vault

On this weeks From The Vault, We Go back to April 15, 1991. Flag­ship Paci­fi­ca Sta­tion KPFA in Berke­ley Cal­i­for­nia was cel­e­brat­ing its 42nd Anniver­sary, and long­time music host Charles Amirkhan­ian invit­ed music icon Frank Zap­pa for an after­noon of Politics.

Thats right exper­i­men­tal music and com­pos­er who did about as much as one per­son could do to stretch the bound­aries of music and cre­ativ­i­ty actu­al­ly con­sid­ered a run at the Pres­i­den­cy. He felt it would take an out­sider to real­ly shake up Wash­ing­ton and Im pret­ty sure he would have done that and wed be all the bet­ter for it.

They play Zap­pa’s arrange­ment of Rav­el’s Bolero from his then soon to be live release called The Best Band You Nev­er Heard In Your Life.

Zap­pa is on top of his game in both his dis­cus­sion with Charles Amirkhan­ian and lis­ten­er call ins.