Zap Release 'Air Traffic Control' Video


(Prog) Zap have released their video for Air Traffic Control. The video was produced by Emmy-nominated composer and band leader Sean McKee, who also worked for Frank Zappa's wife Gail for several years to restore the late singer's film archive before she died last August.

He's rounded out by singer and guitarist Ike Willis, who appeared on a number of Zappa albums, and Enuff Z'nuff/ex-Steven Adler bassist Chip Z'Nuff.

McKee was originally commissioned to create a piece by XM radio co-founder Lee Abrams for the 20th anniversary of Zappa's death, but later decided to make it into a "proper song."

He says: "When I heard the news of Gail's passing last October, I was deeply saddened. She was very kind to me, and an incredibly smart woman who pioneered the concept of artists' retaining the rights to the master recordings.

"I decided to take the 60-second piece and finish it as a proper song, as a memorial to Gail and tribute to Frank, who was a big influence on my playing." Read more and watch the video here.

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