Re: Any Zappa fans?
My brother was a big Zappa fan, and he really got me into it. I wouldn't say I love everything he has done, some of it is just not that accessible, but then he has produced a huge body of work, so there is probably a track or two for everyone that they don't get.
I still listen to as much Zappa as I can. In fact the first time I really heard vai was on Zappa records in the late eighties. I never was really into the whole DLR, Whitesnake thing until I became much more of a Vai fan. I was totally blown away his playing (obviously), I thought that anyone who Zappa respected that much as a guitar player must be seriously good.
In fact that live video (does humour belong in music?) is still one of my favourite of all time.
I think he also discovered Alice Cooper. I could be wrong though.