The Z3: Funky Takes on Frank Zappa
The Z3 are and aren’t a Frank Zappa tribute band. They do play only the music of Frank Zappa. They don’t try to recreate it exactly as it happened in the ‘60s, 70s, or 80s. Instead, they orchestrate it for their funky organ trio vibe, with an energy and groove that carries it into this decade. They embrace the cynicism, sarcasm, and biting social criticism for which FZ was famous, but they point it squarely at today. It’s Funky Takes on Frank in the present tense.