Chapter 3

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Frank Zappa was one of the greats, but he should have quit when he was ahead.

His first couple of albums were magnificent, barring the little lifestylistic contempts he exhibited. His music matured, but it peaked. Late in his career he was reduced to writing and recording songs about "There's nothing good on TV" and "You just can't get a good plumber". He became the middle-class suburbanite that his first records railed against.

He should have quit before that happened.