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Published: 2002/08/21

Rykodisc to Launch Zappa Picks Series; First Releases Due in October

Rykodisc has announced the first two releases in the Zappa Picks series, which will feature different hand-picked Frank Zappa compilations, each selected by well-known artists. Phishs Jon Fishman and Primus Larry LaLonde each selected a CDs worth of material for the first two releases. It is safe to say that the work of Frank Zappa, his music primarily, but also his humor, politics, social commentary…all of it…has not just been a fundamental influence on me, but is actually more like part of my metabolism, said Fishman. LaLonde added, I find this music so wonderful that no matter what I’m listening to, or just finding out about, Frank’s music is always on my personal play list, and I never get tired of it. How could you?’
Fishmans project, Pork Tornado, will release its self-titled debut October 1st on Rykodisc.
For more information on the Zappa Picks series and specific track listings, visit

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