Burnt Weeny Sandwich
Burnt Weeny Sandwich receives a 180-gram audiophile repressing on black vinyl via Zappa Records/UMe. Supervised by the ZFT, the record was specially mastered for this release by Bernie Grundman with all analog production and cut directly from the 1970 ¼: stereo safety master tape in 2018. Unavailable on vinyl for more than three decades, the LP will include the original album's black and white poster, which has never been reproduced in any of the album's CD editions.
Vinyl (6. Juli 2018)
Anzahl Disks/Tonträger: 1
Label: Universal (Universal Music)
Dweezil Zappa Shares ‘Good News’ Post About Resolving Family Issues
read the full statement from dweezilzappa.com
Bob & Frank’s Not Your Mother’s Witbier
The new beer is a hazy, light coloured, fruity, spicy version of an American IPA. “Bob & Frank’s Not Your Mother’s Witbier” (5.5% abv) has this backstory.
Eyellusion gains $2 million dollar investment in advance of FZ hologram tour
Currently in production and scheduled for early 2019, is the highly-anticipated “Bizarre World of Frank Zappa” tour. The show will be based in part, on never-before-seen performance footage from the early ‘70s, and will feature longtime and legendary Zappa players performing live on stage. => read more @ axs.com
Deutscher Dokumentarfilmpreis 2018
Zumindest in der Jury sitzt er: Thorsten Schütte (Filmemacher, u. a. "Frank Zappa - Eat that Question")
Suzy Cream Cheese (live at the Bitter End club NYC 1967)
Discography: Frank Zappa: Episode 5 – YCDTOSA to Civilization Phase III
This episode’s discography:
0:00 – Intro | 7:35 – You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 3 (1989) | 16:00 –The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life (1991) | 24:00 – You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 4 (1991) | 30:20 – Make a Jazz Noise Here (1991) | 38:34 – You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 5 (1992) | 45:08 – You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 6 (1992) | 52:48 – Playground Psychotics (1992) | 58:30 – Ahead of Their Time (1993) | 1:03:55 – The Yellow Shark (1993) | 1:11:54 – Civilization Phase III (1994) | 1:25:38 – Outro => Listen @ consequenceofsound.net
Discography: “Weird Al” Yankovic, Alex Winter, and Mike Keneally Discuss FZ
On first encounters, being influenced, first album lessons, and much, much more: Marc is joined by “Weird Al” Yankovic, actor/ documentarian Alex Winter, and Zappa band member Mike Keneally. Each of them share their first encounters with Zappa’s music, the ways he influenced their lives, and they even offer advice on which album should be your first. => Listen @ consequenceofsound.net
Live In Sweden 1967 (CD)
Frank Zappa, live at the Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden on September 30th, 1967. In the last week of September 1967, Frank Zappa and the Mothers played a week of shows in Europe.
This remarkable performance, broadcast from the Konserthuset in Stockholm, Sweden on national FM radio, features favorites such as "It Can't Happen Here" from Freak Out! (1966), "Big Leg Emma" (which had recently appeared as a 45 in Sweden), and an epic rendition of "King Kong" (in its first known live recording), as well as a couple of Elvis classics.
The entire broadcast is presented here, digitally remastered, together with background notes and images.
Catalog # KH 9086CD
Release Date: 6/15/2018
Frank and Gail Zappa Portrait Session for 'Absolutely Free'
Frank Zappa and his wife Gail pose for a portrait session for the cover of the album 'Absolutely Free' at home in 1967 in Los Angeles, California. => gettyimages
Chickn Announce Wowsers! Album
Chickn on “The Elevational Love of Frank Zappa”: “The Elevational Love of Frank Zappa” is a true story about an incident of self-secession, recited under the beat of a war machine. It depicts in amazing details both the moment of the narrator’s reunion with himself, as well as the amazing emotion that kept the very same self together. The Elevational Love sprouted before the rest of the record and now sees the light only because it is their friends’ most cherished song. It was also recorded on the 26th of December 2017, making it the fist song recorded in that session. It’s all about that elevational love in the end of the day and we can do nothing else but share.
Discography: Frank Zappa: Episode 4 – Them Or Us to Broadway The Hard Way
This episode’s discography:
0:00 – Intro | 5:50 – Them Or Us (1984) | 15:52 –Thing-Fish (1984) | 26:25 – Francesco Zappa (1984) | 29:30 – The Old Masters, Box I (1984) | 31:00 – Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention (1985) | 37:22 – Does Humor Belong In Music? (1986) | 44:24 – The Old Masters, Box II (1986) | 45:32 – Jazz From Hell (1986) | 50:35 – London Symphony Orchestra, Vol. II (1987) | 54:54 – The Old Masters, Box III (1987) | 55:50 – Guitar (1988) | 1:00:18 – You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 1 (1988) | 1:04:53 – You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore, Vol. 2 (1988) | 1:10:00 – Broadway The Hard Way (1988) | 1:21:26 – Outro => Listen @ consequenceofsound.net
Are you ready...
for a solid six-and-a-half minutes of kick butt, high energy, old school, funk rock?
An uplifting treat for your ears, mind and body, "Land of the Free" draws from the deep well of American soul, ignites and rolls relentlessly with the power of a freight train at full throttle. It
features a powerhouse lead vocal, blues-rock piano, 5 strong horns, soulful backing vocals, percolating organ, driving funk bass and force-of-nature drums.
Unlike many productions where I sing and play everything, I had some musical cohorts join me on this one, wildly talented people who graciously added their own musical signature to the whole, for which they deserve sincere gratitude and deep appreciation. Major kudos and heartfelt thanks to one and all! Credits listed below.
Discography: Frank Zappa: Episode 3 – Studio Tan to The Perfect Stranger
This episode’s discography:
0:00 – Intro | 6:25 – Studio Tan (1978) | 13:00 – Sleep Dirt (1979) | 18:10 – Sheik Yerbouti (1979) | 26:20 – Orchestral Favorites (1979) | 29:42 – Joe’s Garage (1979) | 37:08 – Tinseltown Rebellion (1981) | 47:27 – Shut Up ‘n Play Yer Guitar (1981) | 53:16 – You Are What You Is (1981) | 1:04:40 – Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch (1982) | 1:12:39 – The Man From Utopia (1983) | 1:20:00 Baby Snakes (1983) | 1:23:37 London Symphony Orchestra Volume 1 (1983) | 1:28:12 Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger (1984) | 1:33:30 – Outro => Listen @ consequenceofsound.net
Discography: Frank Zappa: Episode 2 – 200 Motels to Zappa In New York
This episode’s discography:
0:00 – Intro | 4:50 – 200 Motels (1971) | 16:15 – Just Another Band From LA (1972) | 26:30 – Waka/Jawake (1972) | 33:18 – The Grand Wazoo (1972) | 38:22 – Over-Nite Sensation (1973) | 45:15 – Apostrophe (‘) (1974) | 52:28 – Roxy & Elsewhere (1974) | 1:00:20 – One Size Fits All (1975) | 1:09:21 – Bongo Fury (1975) | 1:16:25 – Zoot Allures (1976) | 1:24:20 – Zappa In New York (1978) | 1:36:00 – Outro => Listen @ consequenceofsound.net
ZappaCast Episode 37 (More Fun With Ahmet!)
Well well, looks like it's time for another ZAPPACAST! And this time around we have the long-awaited PART TWO of our conversation with Ahmet Zappa! Will the Lather album be reissued on vinyl? What is Ahmet's #metoo story? And why is Scott such an asshole? All this and more right here, right now...on the ZAPPACAST!
The Sound of 1968 - Folge 3: Progressive Rock
50 Jahre Flowerpower: Der Zündfunk feiert das Jahr 1968. In Folge 3 beschäftigt sich Sabine Gietzelt mit dem Album als Kunstform. Pink Floyd, Frank Zappa und Jimi Hendrix veröffentlichen monumentale Alben.
Burg Herzberg Festival – since 1968……das neue Buch von Frank Schäfer
Die Geschichte des Burg Herzberg Festivals beginnt mit einem Bandwettstreit. Die Veranstalter The Petards wollen auf diese Weise ihr jährliches Fan-Club-Treffen aufwerten. Aber das Schicksal hat mehr mit diesem Ort vor. Binnen dreier Jahre wächst sich die provinzielle »Burg-Beat-Show« zu einem professionellen Festival von nationaler Bedeutung aus, das mit Can, Embryo, Amon Düül II, Guru Guru, Tangerine Dream und anderen so ziemlich alle maßgeblichen Bands des Krautrocks auf der Bühne versammelt.
Dann trennen sich The Petards und für fast zwei Jahrzehnte kehrt Ruhe ein auf der Burg, bis Kalle Becker 1991 die Legende wiederbelebt. Das Burg Herzberg Festival trifft erneut einen Nerv und avanciert bald zum größten Hippietreffen in Europa. Wer wissen will, wie sich »Love, Peace & Music« in den späten Sechzigern angefühlt haben – näher als in »Freak City« kommt man dem nicht mehr.
»Burg Herzberg Festival – since 1968« zeichnet die wechselvolle Geschichte dieser »Traditional Hippie Convention« nach. Selbstironisch, anekdotenreich, mit vielen Bildern und Illustrationen – und keineswegs nüchtern.
Vorbestellbar, ISBN 978-3-945715-68-0
Mai 2018, 272 Seiten, Hardcover mit Schutzumschlag, 24 x 30 cm, Mit einem Nachwort von Ulrich Holbein
Discography: Frank Zappa: Episode 1 – Freak Out! to Fillmore East
This episode’s discography:
0:00 – An Intro to Frank Zappa | 9:24 – Freak Out! (1966) | 15:15 – Absolutely Free (1967) | 20:53 – Lumpy Gravy (1967) | 25:36 – We’re Only In It For The Money (1968) | 30:44 – Cruisin’ With Ruben & The Jets (1968) | 37:34 – Uncle Meat (1969) | 48:00 – Mothermania (1969) | 53:40 – Hot Rats (1969) | 1:00:40 – Burnt Weeny Sandwich (1970) | 1:06:30 – Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970) | 1:14:00 – Chunga’s Revenge (1970) | 1:21:50 – Fillmore East – June – 1971 (1971) | 1:31:22 – Outro … The journey continues in a week (4/17) => Listen @ consequenceofsound.net
The Grandmothers Of Invention: Live In Bremen 2014 (2CD)
Disk #1: Introduction, Pound For A Brown, Call Any Vegetable, Absolutely Free, Flower Punk (Bunk) (Hey Joe Excerpt), Who Needs The Peace Corps?, I'm The Slime
Disk #2: Uncle Meat (Main Theme) - Drum Solo - Let’s Make The Water Turn Black / Oh No, The Orange County Lumber Truck - Synthesizer (I-Phone) Solo, Trouble Every Day, Montana, 5 Stratus (Excerpt)
Don Preston (lead vocals, keyboards, electronics, I-phone)
Bunk Gardner (saxophone, flute)
Max Kuttner (guitar, vocals)
Eric Klerks (bass, vocals)
Christopher Garcia (drums, percussions, vocals)
Label: Sireena / tbr: 2018-04-13
Ahmet is going to do another “Halloween” box, with a new mask.
“Should we have a zombie Frank mask? Should it be a poodle Frank mask?”
In an interview with Manuel de la Fuente Ahmet announces the first hologram show for December, 2018 and a tour throughout the world in 2019.
Rare Vpro Broadcast Live At The Piknik Show In Uddel 1970 (LP)
Live at the "Piknik" show in the Netherlands, in 1970, this is the Zappa and the Mothers of Invention at their prime. Featuring a killer version of "King Kong", and "Call Any Vegetable". A classic live broadcast remastered in audiophile quality!
Mom & Dad
You Didn'T Try To Call Me Agon
Call Any Vegetable
King Kong Part 1
Igor's Boogie > King Kong Part 2
Label: Lively Youth
After falling out with his long-time manager Herb Cohen, Frank Zappa spent much of the late 1970s in a legal battle with Cohen and later with Warner Brothers too. With the majority of his own recorded material thus tied up, Zappa concentrated on touring with a small, rock-oriented band. March 1978 witnessed the release of Zappa In New York, recorded live with a 13-strong band at the Palladium in late December 1976. Demonstrating in equal measure Zappa s extraordinary ability as a composer and fearless approach to controversial topics, the record reached a respectable No. 57 on the Billboard chart. Two standout numbers from In New York, Titties & Beer and The Black Page , would be a fixture of Zappa sets by the time his 1978 European tour rolled around, as the concert featured on this two CD set can attest. Recorded at Berlin s Deutschlandhalle on 15th February that year, broadcast live across Germany and synced too in the US, Zappa performs a wide array of material spanning his entire career, including material that would appear on his upcoming 1979 releases , Sheik Yerbouti and Joe s Garage.
Label: Left Field Media (2CD), tbr 2018-05-14
Zappa, Anderson and Ives
19:30 Thu 25 Oct 2018 Glasgow City Halls
Season Ticket Booking Only until 30 April
The concert will be recorded for future broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
Frank Zappa: The Perfect Stranger
Julian Anderson: The Imaginary Museum – concerto for piano and orchestra
Charles Ives: A Symphony: New England Holidays
Performers: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Steven Osborne, piano
Ilan Volkov, Conductor
Stimmen-Festival Lörrach 2018
Die fünf Marktplatzkonzerte:
Liam Gallagher: Der frühere Oasis-Frontmann tritt am Mittwoch, 25. Juli, auf dem Marktplatz auf.
Dendemann: Der Hamburger rappt am Donnerstag, 26. Juli, in Lörrach.
Editors: Die britische Indie-Rock-Band spielt am Freitag, 27. Juli.
Dweezil Zappa: Der Sohn des legendären Frank Zappa kommt am Samstag, 28. Juli.
Robert Plant: Der frühere Leadsänger von Led Zeppelin tritt am Sonntag, 29. Juli mit seiner Band The Sensational Space Shifters auf.
Dweezil’s 12th annual tour is called “Choice Cuts!”…
… and he has curated an all-new show filled with some of Frank Zappa’s boldest compositions, or as Dweezil says, “A collection of the meatiest tracks,” with which he plans to satiate the appetite
of Zappa fans, old and new.
With blistering instrumental compositions spanning as many decades as time signatures, Zappa and his band will whip up doo-wop and dada accented with funk and blues, then scramble back and forth through late 60’s, and mid-70’s fan favorites. They will also pulsate forward into the vortex of Frank Zappa’s classical oeuvre, for what Dweezil describes as a “protein enriched program designed to create new awareness of the depth and variety of my dad's music."
Cité de la musique - Philharmonie de Paris 221, avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris
The weekend offers a portrait in two albums (The Perfect Stranger, The Yellow Shark) and an off-the-wall oratorio (200 Motels).
September 29 2018, 11:00
Le Grand Wazoo
Edgar Varèse / Frank Zappa
Frank Zappa, «The Grand Wazoo», s’est amusé de tout. Musicien ouvert à une très grande variété de styles, il fut l’admirateur de nombreux compositeurs du XXe siècle. Ce concert est conçu comme une expédition dans sa tête kaléidoscopique, entre esprit de satire, doo-wop et musique contemporaine.
September 29 2018, 20:30
FZ - The Dog Breath Variations / Uncle Meat (aka Dog/Meat)
Edgar Varèse - Intégrales
FZ - Naval Aviation in Art?
John Zorn - For Your Eyes Only
FZ - Dupree's Paradise, Get Whitey, G-Spot Tornado, The Perfect Stranger
Bernhard Gander - Take Death, pour ensemble et DJ, création française
September 30 2018, 16:30
200 Motels - The Suites
Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Les Métaboles, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, The Headshakers, Léo Warynski, Lionel Peintre, Dominic Gould, Zachary Wilder, Nicholas Scott, Mélanie Boisvert, Nicholas Isherwood, Aliénor Feix, Marina Ruiz, Antoine Gindt, Philippe Béziat
The Big Note: A Guide to the Recordings of Frank Zappa
THE BIG NOTE is the complete guide to the music of Frank Zappa—100 albums recorded over 35 years, the 80+ players on them, each one of 1,772 tracks described in detail, backed up by 1,424 citations.
Based on hundreds of interviews, letters, and e-mail correspondences with scores of musicians, singers, engineers, artists, copyists, and others who worked with Zappa, THE BIG NOTE provides the liner notes that every album in the protean and prolific composer's oeuvre cries out for.
It is the indispensible resource for any Zappa fan or scholar.
- by Charles Ulrich
- New Star Books
- 736 pages
Pauline Butcher and Frank Zappa @ ivoox.com Podcast
This week we take you all the way back to the 1960’s to a log cabin nestled in Laurel Canyon. Chanty tells Lynx the story of Pauline Butcher, Frank Zappa’s secretary. This episode is based on her book: FREAK OUT! My life with Frank Zappa.
So how did a secretary from England come to work for, befriend and even live with Frank Zappa, his wife Gail and all of the “freaks” in Laurel Canyon? Who is Suzy Creamcheese? What was it like living in a log cabin where anyone including Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithful, Captain Beefheart, Graham Nash or Joni Mitchell might walk through the door on any given day?
To our squealing delight, we learn that Pauline became close with our beloved GTOs (The Girls Together Outrageously), documenting their formation, beginning and wacky time together. We remind our listeners where the word “Groupie” came from and go back to a time when Hollywood was a trusting community and you just never knew who might stop by or what might happen.
Other notable characters we chat about this week is (of course) our amazing Pamela Des Barres (the most “professional” of the girls), Cynthia Plaster Caster, Miss Mercy, Christine (the Zappa’s babysitter), Tiny Tim and like always- Eric Clapton. Take a break from the cold February winter and join us in warm Laurel Canyon, it sure is a trip!
Have A Little Tush (2Cd)
By early 1974 Frank Zappa was touring with a smaller band of musicians, albeit one still going under The Mothers Of Invention moniker. This ensemble variously included Ian Underwood (reeds, keyboards), Ruth Underwood (vibes, marimba), Sal Marquez (trumpet, vocals), Napoleon Murphy Brock (sax, flute and vocals), Bruce Fowler (trombone), Tom Fowler (bass), Chester Thompson (drums), Ralph Humphrey (drums), George Duke (keyboards, vocals), and Jean-Luc Ponty (violin), the majority of whom also appeared on Zappa s two albums released that year: March s solo LP Apostrophe, and September s Roxy And Elsewhere (largely recorded live at the end of 73).
In the latter months of the 1974, he was out again, but now just with Murphy-Brock, Duke, Thompson and Ruth Underwood for reasons unknown husband Ian was not onboard. It was this line-up who performed with Frank at Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI on 23rd November, a show which was recorded for live FM Broadcast, albeit only by the University s own radio station, making reception of the gig fairly limited in its geographical scope. This show is now available on this double CD set, a recording rarely heard before and one that Zappa fans will certainly wish to add to their collections.
Released: 19th January 2018
Live In Barcelona 1988 (2CD)
Frank Zappa’s 1988 tour turned out to be his last. Many fans consider it to be FZ's best tour ever; the presence of horns, percussion and "stunt guitar" (not to mention the infamous Synclavier) gave the band a tumbrel variety lacking in the synth-dominated '84 tour, and the proliferation of “secret words” made each show unique.
Unfortunately, the tour proved to be a turbulent experience for Zappa due to conflicts among the band members, and this ultimately cut short the existence of this lineup.
One of the finest shows on the tour however took place at Barcelona’s Palau Dels Esports on 17th May. This performance is now available here on CD for the first time, featuring a line-up which featured Frank Zappa (lead guitar/Synclavier/vocals), Ike Willis (rhythm guitar/vocals), Mike Keneally (stunt guitar/keyboards/vocals), Robert Martin (keyboards/Synclavier/vocals), Ed Mann percussion/Synclavier/vocals), Scott Thunes (bass/mini-moog), Chad Wackerman (drums/electronic percussion), Walt Fowler (trumpet/flugelhorn/Synclavier), Bruce Fowler (trombone), Paul Carman (alto/soprano sax), Albert Wing (tenor sax) and Kurt McGettrick (baritone sax).
Released: 9th February 2018
Newbury Comics exclusive color vinyl pressings
Vinyl weight (grams): 180, Limited edition of: 750 (Hot Rats), 500 (Apostrophe (') and Over-Nite Sensation)
Release Date: 01/19/2018, more infos @ Newbury Comics
Live in November 1973 - 180 Gr. LP
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.“
Wolfram Klug: L.A. Bang Bang (CD)
Another album with ex-members of Frank Zappa's band
"Burt, the Nerd" was a 1st successful album. Now comes part 2 - "L.A. Bang Bang" - it will be even better. Better music, better production, better organisation and involvement of same artists even more people joining.
Currently this artists confirmed their participation:
Ike Willis: Vocals and Guitar *
Arthur Barrow: Sound Engineer and Studio Owner *
Robert Martin: Vocals, Sax, Flugelhorn *
Michael Barsimanto: Drums
Help us to make the max out on what we can do - help us pay for the time we need @ indiegogo.com
An analysis of the evolution of Frank Zappa’s BE-BOP TANGO
A Dissertation by William Morris Price, 2004 (pdf)