Being dead is no longer an impediment to a live music career. Following on from a Roy Orbison tour last year, Frank Zappa is the latest deceased rock star to be reanimated by 3D holographic technology.
Some 26 years after expiring from prostate cancer, Zappa was back, centre stage at the London Palladium, reciting the absurdist comical lyrics of Cosmik Debris and firing off a zigging-zagging blues solo on his trademark Gibson SG. To be honest, he looked a little waxy and CGI-fake, not to mention unfashionably attired in flared jeans and a striped hippie T-shirt.
Captured on previously unreleased film from 1974, Zappa also appeared considerably younger than his virtuoso six-piece band of former...
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