Previousman755 t1_ixvfw2x wrote

Totally agree with your recommendations. Another approach could be to find which era and musicians you connect with the most. The Ed Mann vocals and keys are very accessible foe new listeners. The Tommy Mars keyboards are intricate and unpredictable. Adrian Belew’s guitar is out there, Steve Vai’s more rock and experimental. All of the drummers have a different feel. Thunes, Ohearn, Barrow all add different flavors. My take on Zappa is that every version of the band is different. Find a version of the band you connect with then branch out.