Sunday, August 23, 2009

Frank Zappa With Steve Allen

Here we have the now legendary Frank Zappa as a novelty guest on THE STEVE ALLEN SHOW of the early 1960's using a bicycle as a musical instrument. In later years he would play even weirder items in front of symphony orchestras throughout the world! Frank spends quite a bit of time here plugging Tim Carey's infamous 1962 low-budget film, THE WORLD'S GREATEST SINNER. Steve milks it for laughs. Outside of a few showings at the time, that film was not commercially available until the late seventies (early eighties?) when it turned up on the collector's market. With music by Zappa, it is now considered a pioneering Independaent film.

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