THE SUMMIT #12/ZAPPADDICTS! #2

The Zappaddicts (Aaron Martel, Shannon Fleming, Rockin' Mike Cortis and "Superlistener" Sam George) reconvene to analyze Frank Zappa's 1979 albums Joe's Garage, Acts I, II & III!

News von Chato!

seit 20. März hat Chato Segerer das Konzert seiner Band von der Zappanale #28 als Download auf Bandcamp veröffentlicht. Eine hervorragend klingende Aufnahme dank Rockradio.de! Wurde außerdem noch gemastered.

 

Die Zugabe vom Konzert "Icky Qualms", ein Fundraiser für Tim Smith von Cardiacs, dem Komponisten dieses Songs, ist ebenfalls bei Bandcamp zu finden. 

 

Desweiteren hat Chato zwei Studioaufnahmen auf Bandcamp veröffentlicht: Zum einen eine neue Version vom Song "Chicksy Dicks", zum anderen ein bisher unveröffentlichter Song mit dem Titel "In memoriam, Frank Zappa". Dies war Chatos erste „seriöse“ Komposition, die natürlich heftig von Mr. Zappa beeinflusst ist. Schließlich war er der Grund, warum er komponieren wollte.

Zam liest: Frank Zappa - Kosmischer Tinnef (Cosmic Debris)

Zappacast

Episode 43: In this episode, we are proud to make our very own MICK EKERS the star of the show as he talks about his long-awaited new book, ZAPPA GEAR! This authorized look at the guitars, amps, effects and other musical equipment is NOT TO BE MISSED! => listen

 

Episode 42: We're a little podcast with our hair gassed back! Yes folks, the ZappaCast returns with that grooviest of groovies, Vaultmeister Joe Travers, as he and Scott discuss THE HOT RATS SESSIONS, a massive 6-CD box set that has just been released! Get yours now! Over two hours of your questions answered and more! The is a big one folks, so come in and enjoy! => listen

KNON 89.3 FM Interview, Dallas, Texas August 18, 1989

When Frank was promoting his autobiography, I had the good fortune of being a DJ at a local Community Radio station KNON.

Although our show was 2 hours of live Grateful Dead, I was able to get Frank on for a one hour interview. I followed that with an hour of great Zappa. Frank was incredibly gracious and SO FUN to talk with.

LOVE, PEACE & ganz viel ROCK'N'ROLL!

Das LOVELY DAYS FESTIVAL bringt seit 2006 die größten Stars der Musikgeschichte ins Lande. Die fünfzehnte Auflage des LOVELY DAYS FESTIVALS wird am 4. Juli 2020 im Schlosspark Esterházy in Eisenstadt stattfinden.

 

Und auch das Line-Up steht bereits fest. Mit Deep Purple und Uriah Heep beehren das Publikum im neuen Jahr zwei der wohl kultigsten Rock-Größen am Lovely Days Festival. Sohn Dweezil bringt mit DWEEZIL ZAPPA PLAYS FRANK ZAPPA die Musik seines Vaters Frank Zappa live auf die Bühne. Glam-Rock vom allerfeinsten und ein Hitfeuerwerk gibt’s von THE SWEET. Der Name ist Programm – The Doors Alive erwecken die Legende The Doors wieder zum Leben und bieten eine authentische Performance. Unterhaltsam wird es am Nachmittag mit MONTI BETON & JOHANN K. (Hans Krankl) und den Festival-Auftakt macht der burgenländische Musiker RUDI TREIBER & BAND.

Bestellung: The Frank Zappa Vinyl-Bootleg Compendium

 

Für den schlimmsten aller anzunehmende Fälle, nämlich, dass die Corona Pandemie noch in den Zeitraum der Zappanale fällt, biete ich allen Interessenten an, das Buch "The Frank Zappa Vinyl-Bootleg Compendium" schon jetzt zum vergünstigten Zappanalepreis zu bestellen.

 

Innerhalb Deutschlands übernehme ich auch die Versandkosten. Meine e-mail-Adresse findet Ihr im Impressum.

 

Infos zum Buch findet Ihr weiter unten auf dieser Seite.

 

 

Update 2020-03-17: Fast die Hälfte der Bücher gingen an diesem Wochenende weg.
Ich freue mich über den tollen Zuspruch und Eure Reaktionen auf das Buch!

Record Store Day 2020

 

Frank Zappa - You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore

 

Format: 2LP

Label: UMC

Quantity: 5000

 

To promote his installment project, 'You Can't Do That On Stage Anymore', Frank Zappa created this sampler, consisting of hand-picked live performances, ranging from 1969 to 1984, from his legendary vault. This 2020 Collector's Edition double LP was mastered by Bernie Grundman. Pressed on 180-gram individual red & yellow transparent vinyl discs.

 

Ancient Armaments: The Frank Zappa Singles Project

Available Now!: In his lifetime, Frank Zappa created an enormous body of work which has been enjoyed, examined, analyzed, criticized, dissected, and reassembled. Zappa's project/object mentality made all of these activities possible. The many iterations of the FZ album discography, which numbers more than 100 releases, have been enhanced by vault material which has contributed to a greater understanding of this American composer. However, Frank Zappa's singles output has not been placed in the same category as his albums - that is, until now.


Greg Russo, author of "Cosmik Debris: The Collected History And Improvisations Of Frank Zappa," has thoroughly researched and analyzed each Zappa-related single release from 1961 to the present. From the Pal Recording Studio era to The Mothers Of Invention to solo work and production/performance sessions, each commercial and promotional single is presented with the amount of detail and precision that FZ fans expect and deserve.

For each release, readers will discover:

  • how the single versions compare to other released mixes and edits,
  • the connections of the songs to other Zappa releases via quotes and/or conceptual continuity,
  • the live performances and releases of the songs with related material, and
  • the current availability of the mixes or versions involved.


If you think you've heard it all on Frank Zappa's albums, what you're missing out on his singles awaits you! This is your source for the missing pieces of the FZ puzzle.

 

Order PDF for $10 (148 pages)

The Frank Zappa Vinyl-Bootleg Compendium

Nachdem es hier lange recht ruhig war, geht es nun endlich wieder weiter. Die Pause hatte einen guten Grund: In den letzten Monaten konzentrierte ich mich auf die Fertigstellung eines Buchs zum Thema Vinyl-Bootlegs. Nun liegt das Werk druckfrisch vor.

 

Nach Dieter Jakobs Buch aus dem Jahr 2007 war es m. E. höchste Zeit für ein aktualisiertes Werk zum Thema Frank Zappa Bootlegs auf Vinyl, da seitdem hunderte Bootlegs diverser, bis dahin nicht vorhandener Label auf den Markt kamen. Nach zwei Jahren Arbeit ist es nun so weit:

 

Das Buch hat 544 Seiten im Din á 4 Format und ist gedruckt auf hochwertigem 150g Bilderdruckpapier im HQ Vollfarbdruck. Das Cover hat einen Kunstledereinband, die Beschriftung setzt sich ab in einer Goldprägung. Aufgeführt und abgebildet sind ca. 900 Titel mit detaillierten Infos zu Label, Tracklists, Line-Ups, Spielorten, Erscheinungsjahr, Farbvarianten, Auflagen, Vieles ergänzt mit jeweils zeitrelevanten Interview-Auszügen und Presseartikeln.

Das Buch entstand mit Hilfe von Peter Müller und Robert Gsteu, die viele Bilder beisteuerten und mich bei den Korrekturen unterstützten. Dieter Jakob hat ebenfalls einige Bilder zur Verfügung gestellt, Robert Riedt half bei der Druckvorbereitung, den Druck selbst organisierte Matthias Wehrhahn, in dessen Verlag das Buch zum 25jährigen Jubiläum der Zappanale erschien.

 

Inhalt:

  • Preface
  • Section 1: Bootlegs
  • Section 2: The Frank Zappa Kids Bootlegs (erstmals in einem Buch erwähnt)
  • Section 3: The Jazz Moderne, Jokerman and White Bear Bootlegs (erstmals in einem Buch erwähnt)
  • Section 4: 10”, Singles and EPs
  • Section 5: Counterfeits (erstmals so ausführlich in einem Buch erwähnt)
  • Section 6: Transcriptions and Liner Notes

 

Diese exklusive Auflage ist limitiert auf 100 Exemplare. Angeboten wird sie während der Öffnungszeiten und in den Räumen der Zappanale Exhibition 2020 mit einem 20%igen Preisvorteil zum späteren VK.

22.2.20, 20.00 Uhr Ensemble Modern - Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Frank Zappa - Auszüge aus Yellow Shark und Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions

 

  1. Dog / Meat - aus: The Yellow Shark (Arr. Ali N. Askin) (1992)
  2. Outrage at Valdez - aus: The Yellow Shark (1992)
  3. The Girl in the Magnesium Dress - aus: The Yellow Shark (1992)
  4. Ruth is Sleeping - aus: The Yellow Shark (Arr. Ali N. Askin) (1992)
  5. Get Whitey - aus: The Yellow Shark (1992)
  6. G-Spot-Tornado - aus: The Yellow Shark (Arr. Ali N. Askin) (1992)
  7. What will Rumi Do? - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions
  8. Night School - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Transcript / Orch. Ali N. Askin)
  9. Revised Music for Low Budget Orchestra - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions
  10. The Beltway Bandits - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Transcript/ Orch. Ali N. Askin)
  11. A Pig With Wings - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Synclavier Transcription by Todd Yvega / Orch. Ali N. Askin)
  12. Put a Motor in Yourself - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Transcript / Orch Ali N. Askin)
  13. Moggio - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Orch. Ali N. Askin)
  14. Peaches En Regalia (Orch. Ali N. Askin)
    Encores:
  15. Moggio - aus: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (Orch. Ali N. Askin)
  16. G-Spot-Tornado - aus: The Yellow Shark (Arr. Ali N. Askin) (1992)

 

Dirigent: Jonathan Stockhammer

Ensemble Modern, Norbert Ommer (Klangregie)

  • mehr Bilder rund um dieses Konzert findet ihr auf Steffens Seite Parachute Mind.
  • einen Mitschnitt gibt´s natürlich auch: zu finden bei den Zappateers.

Z.E.R.O.: Bläther (on Cordelia Records)

An international project involving over 30 musicians from 7 different countries working together to re-explore the music of Frank Zappa. Includes performances by Prairie Prince of the Tubes, Craig Twister Steward from the Mothers, Sandro Oliva from The Grandmothers, Inventionis Mater, MagNiFZnt, Tante Tofu and many more!

 

Featuring a cast of dozens...
Juliana Brandon, Christiane Seebach, Prairie Prince, Sandro Oliva, Craig Twister Steward, Andreas Steinhardt, Steffen Schindler, Marga Schindler, Cathy Sorbo, Rick Dybvad, Mark Watson, Rob Mitchell, John Parkinson, Joe Trump, Shawn Brockman, Ric Penttila, Geoff Pointer, John Webb, Ted Clifford, Fred Händl, Bruce Laven, Rupert Kettle, Matt Fox, Jeff Weideman, Jimmy Thomas, Andrew Greenaway, Niklas Lychou, Magnus Liljeqvist, Pierpaolo Romani, Andrea Pennati, Kevin Crosby

The Hot Rats Book: A Fifty-Year Retrospective of Frank Zappa's Hot Rats

 

"A movie for your ears" is how rock icon Frank Zappa first described his album Hot Rats, which remains, 50 years after its release, not only one of Zappa's most critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums, but a stunning tour-de-force of the totality of his musical genius and legendary skills as a composer, lyricist, producer, arranger, studio innovator and virtuoso guitar player. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this much-loved LP, Ahmet Zappa and the Zappa Trust have teamed with Backbeat Books and Bill Gubbins, the only photographer to document the Hot Rats sessions, to create The Hot Rats Book, a deluxe, commemorative book packed with never-been-seen-before photos and an interview between Ahmet Zappa and Bill Gubbins documenting the Hot Rats sessions and last U.S. show of the original Mothers of Invention on August 10, 1969 at Cleveland's Musicarnival in Warrensville Heights, Ohio.

 

 

The Hot Rats Book is an official Frank Zappa book produced and written with the full cooperation and endorsement of the Zappa Trust.

 

Backbeat (30 Dec 2019) / Hal Leonard Corporation (15 Feb 2020) / Hardcover, 176 pages

 

The Broadcast Archives (4-CD)

  • Disk #1: The Rare Tape Broadcast: Garden City New York 1974
  • Disks #2 & #3: Have A Little Tush: Michigan State University 1974
  • Disk #4: Halloween In The Big Apple: Live Palladium NYC 1977

 

Disk #1: Introduction, Tango Chat, Pygmy Twylyte/Dummy Up, Be-Bop Tango Excerpt, The Story Of Dupree’s Paradise, Yellow Snow Suite, Guitar Event, Bebop Tango Contest, Outro

 

Disk #2: Tush Tush Tush (A Token Of My Extreme), Stink-Foot, RDNZL, Village Of The Sun, Echidna's Arf (Of You), Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?, Apostrophe, Penguin In Bondage, T'Mershi Duween, Dog Meat, Building A Girl, Stage Banter, Dinah-Moe Humm

 

Disk #3: Camarillo Brillo, Montana, The Booger Man, Chunga's Revenge, Encore Break, Oh No, Son Of Orange County, Trouble Every Day

 

Disk #4: Intro (Flakes), San Ber'dino, Tryin' To Grow A Chin, City Of Tiny Lites, The Squirm, Big Leg Emma, Audience Participations, The Black Page #2, Jones Crusher, Camarillo Brillo, Black Napkins

 

Label: The Broadcast Archive / released: 14 Feb 2020

Rock Box (3-CD, 1978 Knebworth Park and 1981 New York)

Disk #1: Black Napkins, Montana, Easy Meat, Beauty Knows No Pain, I'm A Beautiful Girl, Charlie's Enormous Mouth, Fine Girl, Teenage Wind, Harder Than Your Husband, Bamboozled By Love, We're Turning Again, Alien Orifice, Flakes, Broken Hearts Are For Assholes, Your Are What You is


Disk #2: Mudd Club, The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing, Dumb All Over, Heavenly Bank Account, Suicide Chump, Jumbo Go Away, Stevie's Spanking, The Torture Never Stops, Strictly Genteel, The Illinois Enema Bandit

 

Disk #3: Knick Knack Intro, The Deathless Horside, Dancin' Fool, Easy Meat, Honey Don't You Want A Man Like Me?, Keep it Greasey, Village Of The Sun, The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing, City Of Tiny Lights, A Pound For A Brown, Bobby Brown, Conehead, Flakes, Magic Fingers, Yellow Snow Suite

 

Label: Laser Media / released: 10 Jan 2020

1970s Broadcast Collection (6-CD)

  • Disc #1: Fillmore West, San Francisco, 6th November 1970, KSAN-FM
  • Disc #2: Montreal, Quebec, 5th July 1971, CKGM-FM
  • Disc #3: Garden City, New York, 31st December 1973,WLIR-FM
  • Discs #4 & #5: War Memorial Gym, Vancouver 1st October 1975, CBC-FM
  • Disc #6: Palladium, New York 31st October 1977, King Biscuit Flower Hour

 

Disc #1: Intro And Chat > Improvisations, Have Gun Will Travel, Call Any Vegetable, The Sanzini Brothers, The Penis Dimension, The Sanzini Brothers (Reprise) > Chat And Tuning, Jam, The Penis Dimension (Reprise), Mudshark (With Dr. John Parody), Holiday In Berlin, Cruising For Burgers, Easy Meat, San Francisco Bullshit, Daddy, Daddy, Daddy, Do You Like My New Car?, Happy Together, Who Are The Brain Police?

 

Disc #2: Daddy's Home, The Polka / Drum Solo, Mudshark, Magdalena, Station ID By Frank, Jam (Including Pirate Jenny / Nikki Hoi), Daddy Daddy Daddy, She Painted Up Her Face, Band Intro By Mark Volman, Oh Baby Don't Drop It, Happy Together > Penis Dimension, Outro By Frank > Polka Reprise, CHOM

 

Disc #3: Announcer's Introduction, Zappa's Introduction - Aka Tango Chat, Pygmy Twylyte > Dummy Up, Be-Bop Tango Excerpt, The Story Of Dupree's Paradise, Yellow Snow Suite, Guitar Event, Bebop Tango Contest, Announcer's Closing Remarks

 

Disc #4: Blues Improvisations, Apostrophe, Duke Of Prunes, Honey Don't You Want A Man Like Me?, The Illinois Enema Bandit, Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy, Lonely Little Girl, Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance, What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?, Chunga's Revenge (Part One)

 

Disc #5: Chunga's Revenge (Part Two), Talk, Swallow My Pride, Any Downers (Including Canadian Customs Rap), T'Mershi Duween, Zoot Allures

 

Disc #6: Introduction, San Berdino, Tryin' To Grow A Chin, City Of Tiny Lights, Big Leg Emma, Audience Participation Time, Black Page #2, Jones Crusher, Camrillo Brillo, Black Napkins

 

Label: Sound Stage / released: 04 Dec 2019

Austin 1973 - FM Radio Broadcast

FM RADIO BROADCAST FROM FRANK ZAPPA & MOI s 1973 US TOUR Released in September 1973, Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention´s Over-Nite Sensation was initially met with mixed reviews; Rolling Stone magazine called the lyrical content puerile, and Robert Christgau from Village Voice asked, where s the serious stuff?

 

In retrospect however, the album has fared much better and is now the subject of one of the esteemed Classic Rock documentaries. In the wake of the record, Zappa and the then current MOI line up went out on the road for a short North American Tour.

 

With George Duke on keys, Tom Fowler on bass, Chester Thompson on drums, Ruth Underwood on percussion and Napoleon Murphy Brock on sax, the group performed at Austin, Texas Armadillo World Headquarters on 26th October 73, where they put on an extraordinary show which was recorded for live FM radio broadcast. In true Zappa style however, the band did not perform a single cut from their new album.

 

 

1. Cosmik Debris 7:00

2. Inca Roads 10:30

3. Pygmy Twylyte 4:57

4. The Idiot Bastard Son 2:16

5. Cheepnis 3:38

6. Big Swifty 9:26

7. San Clemente Magnetic Deviation Preamble 1:07

8. Dickie's Such An Asshole 8:40

9. Farther Oblivion 14:41

10. Mr Green Genes/King Kong/Chunga's Revenge 17:16

 

 

Label: ZIP CITY

The Broadcast Collection 1970-81 - 4CD Box-Set

 
 
 
1. Frank Zappa - The New Maternity 1970
2. Frank Zappa - Ahoy There! 1980
3. Frank Zappa - Ahoy There! 1980
4. Frank Zappa - Puttin' On The Ritz 1981
5. Frank Zappa - Puttin' On The Ritz 1981
 
 
Label: Cult Legends

Frank Zappa ‘Hot Rats’ Sessions 50th Anniversary Box Set Announced

This expansive new collection documents and compiles every composition recorded during several days in July 1969 when Zappa recorded Hot Rats and a wealth of other material that ended up being used throughout multiple releases during his lifetime.

 

Filled with an abundance of rare and unedited mixes, work mixes, relevant Vault nuggets and complete basic tracks mixed from the original multi-track master tapes by Craig Parker Adams and mastered by Bob Ludwig in 2019, the collection provides a fascinating look into the making of this classic album, and includes essentially every musical entity that was recorded during these iconic sessions.

 

Along with the set of music and outtakes and unfinished stuff that didn’t make the release, there are a ton of old photos and extra stuff that they’re tossing in.

Zappacast Episode 41 - Halloween '73!!

Well well well, look what's back! Yes, yes, it's the ZAPPACAST! After a lengthy break, we are back with a VERY SPECIAL Halloween episode just for you! And once again, we are glad to feature as our guest the Vaultmeister JOE TRAVERS, in the first of a two-part discussion as he and Scott chat about the new album HALLOWEEN '73!! This features five discs of glorious 1973 goodness, brought to you by FZ and the beloved "Roxy lineup" of the Mothers.

new: Under The Covers (CD)

This collection features 23 cover versions, all recorded in concert during Frank Zappa’s career, sometimes in humorous adaption, sometimes not, but always, as was Zappa and his numerous bands’ way, with musical perfection. 
 
TRACKLIST 1. Bacon Fat 3:57 2. Bolero 6:14 3. No, No Cherry 1:27 4. Baby Love 0:57 5. Nite Owl 2:21 6. Those Lonely, Lonely Nights 3:05 7. The Girl From Ipanema 1:11 8. I Am The Walrus 3:30 9. Ride Like The Wind 6:37 10. Happy Together 2:34 11. Stranded In The Jungle 3:08 12. Jungle Boogie 3:16 13. Stairway To Heaven 8:31 14. Murder By Numbers (ft. Sting) 5:34 15. Little Girl Of Mine 1:58 16. The Closer You Are 2:04 17. Ol '55 (ft. Tom Waits) 5:39 18. Octandre 6:44 19. This Is My Story 1:13 20. Blue Suede Shoes/Hound Dog 0:58 21. Agon 0:37 22. Louie Louie (ft. Howard Stern) 1:30 23. Hang On Sloopy 3:30

BLACK FRIDAY 2019 - 11/29/2019

In celebration of HOT RATS’ fiftieth anniversary, “Peaches En Regalia” and “Little Umbrellas” get their first-ever single release. 

A-Side: “Peaches En Regalia (Mono Single Master)”, “Little Umbrellas

(Mono Single Master)”
B-Side: “Peaches En Regalia (Rhythm Track Mixes)”, “Little Umbrellas

(Rhythm Track Mixes)”

 

Format: 10" Picture Disc
Label: UMe
Quantity: 4000
Release type: 'RSD First' Release

new: The Wrong Object: Into The Herd

Auch auf ihrem siebten Album trägt die Belgische Jazz-Rock-Band THE WRONG OBJECT wieder ihren markanten Mix aus Nu-jazz, Progrock und besten zappa-esquen Jazzrock vor. 'Into The Herd' erscheint als CD auf OFF. THE WRONG OBJECT ist eine Jazz-Rock-Band aus Belgien, die 2002 von Gitarrist MICHEL DELVILLE gegründet wurde. Neben FRANK ZAPPA reichen ihre musikalischen Einflüsse von Bands wie SOFT MACHINE, GONG und BÉLA BARTOK über AKA MOON und CHARLIE MINGUS. Obwohl ursprünglich als FRANK ZAPPA-Tribute-Band ins Leben gerufen, spielten sie auf ihren bisherigen Alben hauptsächlich eigene Stücke, die stark von ZAPPA inspiriert waren, aber nur auf Anfrage coverten sie tatsächlich auch einige seiner Songs. Diese erschienen vor Kurzem auf einem eigenen Album 'Zappa Jaweka'. Mit 'Into The Herd' legen die Belgier nun schon wieder nach und werfen dem Zuhörer einen Mix aus Saxophon, Keyboards, Klarinette, Bass, Gitarre, Drums und Percussions sehr eindrucksvoll um die Ohren.

new: Live.. Paris 1968 (LP)

Outstanding performance live from Paris. Includes the entire Radio France broadcast Digitally remastered for enhanced sound quality with background liners.

 

Side One: 1. Improvisations 4.16 2. King Kong 23.31

Side Two: 1. Plastic People 6.48 2. Preamble 2.12 3. Hungry Freaks, Daddy 5.31 4. Son Of Mr. Green Genes 7.34

 

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, live from the Theatre De L Olympia, Paris, France 26th October 1968. This was the final night of the Mothers 1968 European tour, and finds the band pulling out all the stops to deliver an outstanding show. Broadcast on Radio France, its highlights include one of the best renditions of King Kong they ever gave and a superb Hungry Freaks, Daddy, as well as some typically acidic repartee from Zappa. It s presented here together with background notes and images.

Frank Zappa Coloring Book: By Fantoons

An officially licensed coloring book packed with original art that will delight any Frank Zappa fan, from diehards to newcomers!

Official Zappa coloring book featuring 72 pages of brand new illustrations celebrating the greatest composer, musician, futurist and innovator… Frank Zappa! Packed with humor, muffins and references, this book will bring hours of fun for any Zappa fan! Illustrated by artists who are Zappa fans themselves, the book features stunning illustrations, from the abstract to the intricate, that are sure to delight and surprise Zappa fans on every page!

Fully Authorized by the Zappa Family Trust.

 

Tbr: November 5th, 2019

David Calcano is the creative director of Fantoons, an animation studio based in Los Angeles. David was born in Caracas, Venezuela and has been watching cartoons ever since he was inside his mom’s belly. As an adult, he moved to the UK where he worked as a systems engineer until he dropped his career to pursue his true dream: to build an animation studio, create cartoons and publish books that combine music and creative art. We are honored to work with some of the best companies and artists around the world: Disney, Rush, Frank Zappa, Steve Martin, Poison, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys, Mr. Big, Universal Music, and Ole, among many others! David’s motto comes from Walt Disney: “If you can dream it, you can do it.”

Ancient Armaments: The Frank Zappa Singles Project

Greg Russo, author of "Cosmik Debris: The Collected History And Improvisations Of Frank Zappa," has thoroughly researched and analyzed each Zappa-related single release from 1961 to the present. From the Pal Recording Studio era to The Mothers Of Invention to solo work and production/performance sessions, each commercial and promotional single is presented with the amount of detail and precision that FZ fans expect and deserve. Get it here

Vaideology: Basic Music Theory for Guitar Players

Experience must-know music knowledge and wisdom through the highly focused lens of legendary guitar virtuoso Steve Vai.

 

This full-color instructional book written by Vai himself features in-depth discussions of the music theory fundamentals that every aspiring (and veteran) guitar player should know, packed with practical exercises, diagrams, tips, inspiring ideas and concepts, practice methods, and ways of looking at music that you may have never considered.

 

Topics covered include: academic vs. experiential learning * reading and writing music * key signatures * chord scales * rhythm basics * guitar harmonics * modes * and much more. This beautiful book is full-color throughout and features artwork on every page by Vai!

Frank Zappa 1966 to 1979: Every Album, Every Song (On Track)

 

The book will begin with Zappa's 60s albums with The Mothers of Invention, before delving into his prolific 70s solo career, typified by Hot Rats, Apostrophe and Sheik Yerbouti. Throughout this period, his albums remained complex musically while the subject matter was often satirical and controversial.

 

Fans of Zappa's 60s and 70s work will appreciate the level of detail, research, and depth provided in each review, making this the most comprehensive guide to this enigmatic musician's music yet written.

 

  • Author: Eric Benac
  • SONICBOND PUB
  • Release date: 2019-06-27

Rockstar, Rebell, Komponist, Genie

 

Analytische Betrachtungen zu Frank Zappas Werk: Endlich Frank Zappas Musiktheorie verstehen. Mit Abbildungen und Notenbeispielen

 

Frank Zappa war neben Bürgerschreck, Gitarrenheld und politischer Aktivist vor allem Eines: Genialer Komponist.


Mit diesem Buch, dass auf einer Bachelorarbeit von 2017 (Benotung: sehr gut) basiert, erhält man tiefe Einblicke in das musikalische Gehirn von Frank Zappa, den selbst Koryphäen der klassischen Orchestermusik wie Pierre Boulez, Zubin Mehta und Kent Nagano bewunderten.

 

  • Taschenbuch: 36 Seiten
  • Verlag: Independently published (24. Februar 2019)
  • Sprache: Deutsch

Zappa's Gear by Mick Ekers

The Unique Guitars, Amplifiers, Effects Units, Keyboards and Studio Equipment

 

Lavishly illustrated including over 180 unique photographs of Frank Zappa's guitars and equipment taken by the author at his UMRK studio in LA and featuring a foreword by Dweezil Zappa Zappa's Gear offers an unprecedented inside look at the machinery behind the legendary music.

 

In addition to a detailed presentation of the equipment, Zappa's Gear also introduces some of the pioneering inventors, engineers, and entrepreneurs without whom the instruments would not exist. Zappa's Gear is an official Frank Zappa book produced and written with the full cooperation and endorsement of Gail Zappa and the Zappa Family Trust.

 

256 Seiten, 25,4 x 33 cm, ISBN-10: 1540012026

Erscheinungstermin: 15.07.2019

Hommage an Jimmy Carl Black − 10 years gone

Eine Sondersendung auf RockRadio.de vom Sonntag, 9. Dezember 2018

Live via Skype - Moni Black / Musikzusammenstellung: Burkhard Schempp

 

Playlist:

Geronimo Black: Low Ridin' Man (Geronimo Black, 1972)

Zappa/Mothers/Beefheart: You're So Fine (1975 05 23 - El Paso TX, 1975)

Big Sonny And The Lo Boys: I'm A King Bee (In Heat, 1979)

Geronimo Black: Lovesick Blues (Welcome Back, 1980)

JCB: Ain't Got No Home (Clearly Classic, 1981)

JCB & The Mannish Boys: Big Leg Emma (A Lil' Dab'l Do Ya, 1987)

Arthur Brown & JCB: Fever (Brown Black & Blue, 1988)

Holzhaus, Black & Teresas: The T-Bone Shuffle (I Just Got In From Texas, 1988)

Ant Bee: JCB Speakin' At Ya (With My Favorite Vegetable And Other Bizarre Muzik, 1994)

Sandro Oliva: Junk Food / Mr. Green Genes (Who The Fuck Is Sandro Oliva? 1994)

The Jack And Jim Show: Big Boss Man (Locked In A Dutch Coffeshop, 1995)

The Jack And Jim Show: Sure 'Nuff And Yes I Do (Pachuco Cadaver, 1995)

JCB and Behind The Mirror: Jazz Is Not Dead (Cockroach Albert, 1998)

Farrell and Black: Stick Man (Black Limousine, 1999)

JCB and Behind The Mirror: Harder Than Your Husband (An Evening with... 2000)

Black-Estrada-Pini: 44 Blues / How Many More Years? (Hamburger Midnight, 2002)

Blind Riders On Mad Horses feat. JCB: Volunteered Slavery (Roland Kirk Memorial Barbecue, 2002)

JCB: Mercedes Benz (Singin' The Blues, 2003)

The Jack And Jim Show: Willie The Pimp (Live at Zappanale #14, 2003)

JCB & Cosmic Debris: Directly From My Heart To You (2004)

JCB: Like A Rolling Stone (How Blue Can You Get, 2007)

Compositions by Frank Zappa

Heikki Poroila: „You are reading an enhanced (corrected, enlarged and more detailed) PDF edition in English of my printed book Frank Zappan sävellykset (Suomen musiikkikirjastoyhdistys 2015, in Finnish).

 

I try to explain shortly the reasoning behind this yet-another-Frank-Zappa-monograph. The idea of listing all the compositions by Frank Zappa is an obsessive project typical for music librarians. It was matured during the years I was forced to tell many Finnish Zappa fans that the book Zappa äänitteillä [Recorded Zappa, 1995] by me and HEIKKI KARJALAINEN was out of print and in no circumstances was I willing to compile a new edition of its material.“

 

You can read and download it for free.

An analysis of the evolution of Frank Zappa’s BE-BOP TANGO