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Frank Zappa: I was a Teenage Moose Freak!

Rob Chapman, MOJO, December 1998

FREE-FORM RADIO was one of the great innovations of the American Underground. From 1966, when the Federal Communications Commission freed up the FM band, to 1970, when the inevitable entrepreneurs moved in and exploited the hippy demographic, free-form as a feast of experimentation, a genre-busting one where Ravi Shankar, John Coltrane and the Fugs could sit side by side without some of marketeer fretting about his half-yearly profits or midweek chart placings.

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