Do You Like My New Street?

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Three Dog Night?!!
Oh! I love them! They're my favorite band!.. ow gawd.. oh, do you like my new car? I'm ah.. my Dad just gave it to me for graduation..
Ah yeaah?!! I'ts a … it's a Fillmore, isn't it? Real futuristic, ah.. I dig the fins… listen: do you know how to get to the ah Hollywood Inn from here?
(Frank Zappa, Do You Like My New Car?)

Officials in Berlin have just named a street after the late Frank Zappa. The street, now called Frank-Zappa-Strasse, is home to a former communist film factory that now houses practice space for musicians. The musicians from Orwo Haus campaigned for two years to get the street renamed in honor of Zappa.

Zappa's brother, Bobby Zappa, said the Grammy-winning rocker, who died in 1993, would have been pleased, in a letter of thanks.

Frank-Zappa-Strasse or Frank Zappa Street — formerly Street 13 — lies on the eastern outskirts of Berlin amid empty industrial buildings in what was communist East Germany.

The street is home to Orwo Haus, a former Communist-era film factory that now provides practice studios for more than 160 bands.

I'd be very careful there now. Remember to watch out where the huskies go. Nanook, a-no-no.

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3 Responses to Do You Like My New Street?

  1. K T Cat says:

    I know I’m being a party pooper, but I’ve seen Zappa in concert, heard his albums and seen him on TV and in movies. I used to think he was cool. Now I just think he was overrated.

  2. Chris says:

    You’re telling me that the man who wrote the “Joe’s Garage” album and “The Illinois Enema Bandit” was overrated? I suppose you think that Warren Zevon wasn’t anything either.

  3. wheels says:

    So is the street strictly commercial now?

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