Frank Zappa: 2.0+/2.5/3.0
Bruce Springsteen 1.0+/1.5
Queen 2.0+ (in seguito a fine carriera 1.0)
Gentle Giant 2.0+
Joe Satriani parla di Zappa. In pratica dice che preferisce i momenti in cui suona molto semplice.
"I remember seeing Frank a few times, and always really enjoying when the music got simple. He would improvise on top of it. Those were my favorite Frank Zappa moments," Joe admits. "I was never very much impressed with 'intense' arrangements, because they're rather intellectual: you get a piece of paper out, you put a bunch of dots on it, and you hire someone and say, 'play that!'" Satriani explains with a chuckle.
Frank Zappa intervistato sulla scena rock di fine anni 70.
Street: "Are there any major rock n' roll bands aside from yourself that you do listen to?"
Frank Zappa: "I like Queen. I like Gentle Giant."
Interviewer: "What about some of the critics’ favorites such as Bruce Springsteen?"
Zappa: "I met Bruce one time. I was brought backstage to one his shows when he was working at the Palladium in New York, and he seemed like a nice enough guy. But that is not my style of music."
Zappa: "No. Who's the one they announced last year was gonna be the new Bob Dylan?"
Zappa: "You've heard of Springsteen. Yeah."
Street: But do you really think he's part of punk rock?
Zappa: "I'm saying that along those some lines. He hits both covers of major magazines with rock journalists saying; "Yeah, this is it." It's all a hype. And then the next thing you know they call it punk rock and now those guys are gonna be writing about punk and how great it is. Unfortunately, a lot of people who are writing rock criticism today weren't around during the sixties or they'd already know that punk rock already happened folks. It was better already."
What did you think of punk?Well I liked the attitude of punk, I didn't necessarily like it from a musical standpoint; it is anti-musical. The whole idea was we're gonna play shitty and fast and so what? The "so what?" part I always like. But anybody who's against music I don't like. I don't like people who smash instruments. I don't like the abuse of things that could produce beautiful results.