"Wilde Zeiten" im Zeitungsmuseum Wadgassen

Das Deutsche Zeitungsmuseum in Wadgassen zeigt bis zum 27. September eine Ausstellung mit Arbeiten des Pressefotografen Günter Zint (*1941).

 

Seine Aufnahmen sind Dokumente einer frühen Bundesrepublik, die seinerzeit im Spiegel, im Stern oder in der Quick gedruckt worden waren - Aufnahmen von Studenten-Unruhen, aber auch von Stars wie Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, The Who oder den Beatles.

 

Ein Gespräch mit Roger Münch, dem Leiter des Deutschen Zeitungsmuseums in Wadgassen, über die Ausstellung mit Fotoarbeiten von Günter Zint.

The Frank Zappa Vinyl-Bootleg Compendium

Avo posted the book on his site afka.net (The purpose of this site is to provide a little help to those that are looking for written material about Frank Zappa).

Ray Rayburn Receives AES Fellow Award

Rayburn has been an engineer in acoustics, audio systems, and telecommunications for 40 years, and in addition to designing audio systems for some of the most well-known venues in the world, he has also recorded the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Frank Zappa.

Persuasion Self Defense & Frank Zappa

In „The Manny Wolfe Show“ Adil Amarsi makes complex formulas and ideas so simple anyone can apply and use them in the life.

 

The Manny Wolfe Show: Manny Wolfe helps busy, successful Visionary Coaches and Authors, who want more credibility, impact, and income, but who are too busy to do it all themselves.

Robby Krieger - The Ritual Begins At Sundown

Krieger returns for his 9th solo album and his first since 2010s Grammy nominated ‘Singularity,’ and once again with his long time writing partner and co-producer Arthur Barrow. Barrow worked with Frank Zappa through the 1970s-80s as well as with Giorgio Moroder, Joe Cocker, Diana Ross and Janet Jackson and worked on soundtracks for Top Gun and Scarface. The album also features other Zappa alumnus Jock Ellis (Trombone), Sal Marquez (Trumpet) and Tommy Mars (Keys) as well as AeB Bryne (Flute), Vince Denim (Sax), Chuck Manning (Sax), Chad Wackerman (Drums) and Joel Taylor (Drums).

 

RELEASE DATE: 14th August 2020 via The Players Club / Mascot Label Group

read more @ www.bluestownmusic.nl

Robby Krieger - The Hitch (The Ritual Begins At Sundown) 2020

A Conversation with Zappa, Vol. 2

From a conversation with Zappa at his home, 1988 => americansongwriter.com

A Conversation with Zappa, Vol. 1

From a conversation with Zappa at his home, 1988 => americansongwriter.com

Was hat Frank Zappa mit Bad Doberan zu tun?

Netter kleiner Bericht auf erstes-seebad.de

'Mothers 1970' 4CD Set - Unboxing

Zappa Galaxy – Hans Schüttler Dadaätt

Das Dadaätt unter der Leitung von Hans Schüttler verarbeitet am 22. August 2020, in eigenen Kompositionen Songs, Gedichte und Instrumentalstücke von Frank Zappa.

 

Aus der Musik Zappas, Bühnenshow und Jazzkompositionen entsteht ein dadaistisches chaotisch grooviges Gesamtkunstwerk. Mit Humor, Spannung, Wortwitz und Klangekstasen geht’s zur Sache. Dabei werden auch die selten gehörten surrealistischen Gedichte von Zappa wie Spider Of Destiny oder Flambee vertont.

 

Schloss Landestrost, Schlossstraße 1, 31535 Neustadt a. Rbge

Top 15 Gloriously Weird Facts About Frank Zappa

In his personal life as well as his music he was weird and sharp in equal measure, and brimming with vital positivity he bestowed upon everything he touched. As a result, his story truly is one of a kind, and let me tell you, weird certainly is an understatement here. In this article, we'll be taking a look at some of the strangest facts about Frank Zappa, in homage of the great musician's life and works, and, as always, do feel free to add any other weird facts about him in the comments below. => ultimate-guitar.com

MOJO 321 – August 2020

 

 

MOJO 321 features Paul Weller, Frank Zappa, Little Richard, Fontaines DC, the new Dylan album and more.

 

FRANK ZAPPA Under the off-colour ‘folklore’ and mindblowing polyrhythms, what made rock’s ultimate refusenik really tick? Mark Paytress asks family and bandmates.

 

Also in the issue: Bob Dylan’s all-new album; Little Richard and the Big Bang of rock’n’roll; Steve Cropper’s soul odyssey. Plus: The Go-Go’s, Fontaines DC, Dion, Cat Stevens, Shirley Collins, Robert Johnson, Pretenders, Blake Mills, Florian Schneider, Brian Wilson, Grateful Dead, the last interview with The Pretty Things’ Phil May, and… in lockdown with Glen Matlock and Earl Slick!

CCJO feat. Werner Neumann – Guitar Heroes

Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, John Scofield und Mike Stern sind die Ikonen der Gitarre der letzten Jahrzehnte. Das Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra widmet ihnen einen ganzen Konzertabend. => mehr bei musik-in-koeln.de

30.08.2020 | 18:00 Uhr

Stadtgarten

Venloer Straße 40

50672 Köln [ Innenstadt ]

www.stadtgarten.de

Jens Düppe drums

Volker Heinze bass

Simon Seidl piano

Johannes Behr, Werner Neumann guitar

Marko Lacker arrangements

The Frank Zappa Show on WMPG 90.9

All aspects of Frank Zappa music will help remind us to unyeildingly be ourselves. Freedom fighter Buddy B. is your future for free radio in and around the music of uncle Frank.

 

Listen to the show from June 11, 2020

 

and the past shows from June 4, 2020 and May 28,2020 and May 21, 2020 and May 14,2020

Der Musikexpress 07/2020

Unter anderem: 

 

ME-Held: Frank Zappa – Immer ein Freak

Frank Zappa war der große Individualist des amerikanischen Undergrounds: Er trieb andere Musiker zu Höchstleistungen, setzte als Gitarrist Maßstäbe. Und war einer der wichtigsten Freiheitskämpfer der Rockmusik.

The MUCKERS – ” Trouble Every Day ” Frank Zappa Cover From Freak Out 

We decided to cover a song from Frank Zappa’s first album “Freak Out” released back in 1966. It’s called “Trouble Every Day” and we found it very relevant to these times which is strange and sad that after all these years we’re still on the first page! We are condemning these horrible nonsense actions against the Black Community and condemning police brutality! We need to learn more and these actions against black people need to stop right now and we need to stop it. All proceeds goes to NAACP Legal Defense Fund. We all need to listen more and learn more and if you see something that we’re doing wrong call us out and we will do better. Let’s keep fighting for Justice and Peace! Black Lives Matter! Spread the word. 

LOVELY DAYS 2021

Die Termine und Acts für das LOVELY DAYS 2021 stehen fest: am Samstag, den 10. Juli 2021 herrscht wieder Festival-Feeling im Schlosspark Esterházy - mit DEEP PURPLE und URIAH HEEP beehren uns im neuen Jahr zwei der wohl kultigsten Rock-Größen. Sohn Dweezil bringt mit DWEEZIL ZAPPA PLAYS FRANK ZAPPA die Musik seines Vaters Frank Zappa live auf die Bühne.

 

SA, 10. Juli 2020 | Schlosspark Esterházy Eisenstadt

14.01.2021, 20:00 Uhr Stuttgarter Philharmoniker

MOZART Rondo A-Dur für Klavier und Orchester
FRANK ZAPPA G-Spot Tornado

FRANK ZAPPA The black page

MOZART Rondo D-Dur für Klavier und Orchester
ZAPPA Dupree’s Paradise
TRADITIONELL American Gospels
ZIMMERMANN Trompetenkonzert Nobody knows
de trouble I see
LED ZEPPELIN Stairway to Heaven
Obi Jenne Schlagzeug
Mini Schulz Bass
Simon Höfele Trompete
Leah Jones Gesang
Dirigent und Pianist Frank Dupree

 

Kultur- und Kongresszentrum Liederhalle Beethoven-Saal
Berliner Platz 1
70174 Stuttgart

Steve Vai Explains Why He Left Zappa's Band

"I knew it wasn't going to be a lifelong career because Frank doesn't do that. => ultimate-guitar.com

Zappanale #30.5

Online vom 17.07.-19.07.2020

 

Liebe Zappanale Fans!

 

Ja, richtig: Die Zappanale findet statt. Allerdings pandemiebedingt natürlich nicht im gewohnten Rahmen, sondern als „Online-Festival“. Ihr geht also dieses Jahr nicht leer aus.

Das Zappanale-Team arbeitet an einer „Online-Version“ des Festivals. Das Gelände kann virtuell besucht werden, auf beiden Bühnen finden Konzerte statt. Hier gingen schon Weltstars wie George Duke, Jean-Luc Ponty und Alice Cooper ein und aus, aber auch Freiwillige aus dem Publikum hatten bereits ihren großen Auftritt.

Ergänzt wird die virtuelle Zappanale durch aktuelle Beiträge aus diesem Jahr.

Auch der Bierstand, Händlerstände, Arfshop, Arfzelt und die Ausstellung haben virtuell geöffnet.

Eingefleischte Fans werden also doch das ersehnte „zappaeske“ Wochenende erleben können.

Allen anderen bietet sich hier die Möglichkeit, die Zappanale kennen zu lernen.

Einige Fans wollen ihren geplanten Urlaub während der „Zappanale Zeit“ trotzdem an der Ostsee verbringen. Wir möchten darauf hinweisen, dass wir in diesem Jahr KEINE Genehmigung zum campen auf dem Gelände haben. Auf dem „Suncamp“ befindet sich zurzeit ein Autokino. Wer also zum campen an die Ostsee kommt, muss bitte daran denken, sich an einem anderen Ort um einen Zeltplatz bzw. Stellplatz für sein Wohnmobil zu kümmern.

Natürlich ist die Verschiebung des Festivals etwas, was wir noch nie entscheiden mussten und auch finanziell kommen wir nicht ohne Einbußen davon aber die Zappanale wird auch diese Krise überstehen. Trotzdem haben wir Kosten die entstanden sind und weiter entstehen.

Wir bleiben dem Festivalmarkt erhalten, haben wir doch versprochen, so lange weiter zu machen, bis wir älter sind als die DDR J Das geplante Programm mit Dweezil Zappa, John McLaughlin, Mike Keneally und vielen anderen soll nun im Sommer 2021 stattfinden.

Wie in unserem letzten Newsletter und in den sozialen Netzwerken bekannt gegeben, behalten die Tickets von 2020 ihre Gültigkeit für 2021 und werden aus Kostengründen auch nicht ausgetauscht. Die Ticketpreise bleiben vorerst erhalten.

Einige Bands haben schon für 2021 zugesagt, kürzlich auch Mike Keneally. Dweezil hatte schon sein Interesse bekundet als er die Europa Tournee abgesagt hat.

Wir sind auf die sicher zu erwartenden Veränderungen in der Festivallandschaft in jeder Hinsicht gespannt. Die Festivallieferanten werden ihre Preise anheben, um ihre erlittenen Verluste etwas aufzufangen (erste Ankündigungen haben wir schon erhalten) und die Auflagen für Festivals werden uns sicher noch herausfordern.

Wir sind das einzige Festival, das für Hartz IV Empfänger und sozial Schwache Sonderpreise anbietet, um allen Fans den Zugang zur Zappanale zu ermöglichen. Das geht im Einzelfall bis zum einmaligen kostenlosen Besuch bei Härtefällen. Die Zappanale zeichnet sich auch durch eine Gemeinschaft aus, bei der die finanziell besser gestellten Besucher andere, sozial benachteiligte Besucher unterstützen.

Einige wenige Festivalbesucher haben schon den Verzicht Ihres Tickets angeboten. Darüber haben wir uns sehr gefreut. Wer das von Euch noch vor hat, melde sich bitte bei uns unter

 

tracy.office@arf-society.de.

 

Auch nach Möglichkeiten der finanziellen Unterstützung wurden wir schon gefragt.

 

Unterstützt werden kann über

 

  1. Konto.: MC Veranstaltungsservice/Zappanale
    IBAN:DE41 1305 0000 0200 0131 30
    Verwendungszweck „Zappanale“
  1. PayPal zu paypal@zappanale.de
  1. ArfShop

 

  1. Wir lassen auch eine limitierte Kollektion T-Shirts der Zappanale #30,5 produzieren. Dieses T-Shirt ist als besondere Unterstützung für das Festival gedacht, deshalb beträgt der Preis 80,- €/St.

 

Fans, die ihr Ticket spenden, bekommen ein T-Shirt kostenlos, sowie eine kleine Zugabe von der Störtebeker Brauerei.

Das T-Shirt könnt ihr über den Arf Shop vorbestellen, und wir versenden es rechtzeitig, so dass Ihr es zur Zappanale #30,5 anziehen könnt.

In diesem Jahr sind wir mit dem Herzen in Bad Doberan, die virtuellen Plattformen machen es möglich und im kommenden Jahr sind wir wieder alle zusammen auf dem Gelände und feiern die Zappanale mit toller Musik und Bio Bier.

 

Music is the best!

Euer Zappanale Team

 

 

Zappanale #30.5

Online from July 17th to 19th, 2020

 

Dear Zappanale fans!

That‘s right, you heard right: Zappanale will happen. However, due to the pandemic, not in the usual way, but as an "online festival". So you don't have to go away empty-handed this year.

The Zappanale team is working on an “online version” of the festival. The grounds can be visited virtually, concerts take place on both stages. World stars such as George Duke, Jean-Luc Ponty and Alice Cooper have already come and gone here, but volunteers from the audience made their big appearance too.

The virtual Zappanale is supplemented by current contributions from this year.

The beer stand, dealer stands, arf shop, arf tent and the exhibition will also be opened virtually.

Die-hard fans will be able to experience the longed-for “zappaesque” weekend.

Everyone else has the opportunity to get to know the Zappanale.

Some fans still want to spend their planned vacation an the Baltic Sea during the "Zappanale period". We would like to point out that we have NO permit to camp on the site this year. Currently there is a drive-in cinema on the "Suncamp". So if you come to the Baltic Sea for camping, please remember to take care of a camping site or parking space for your motorhome at some other location.

Of course, the postponement of the festival is something we have never had to deal with and financially we will not be able to get away with it, but the Zappanale will survive this crisis. Nevertheless, we have costs that have arisen and continue to arise.

We will remain in the festival market, we have promised to continue until we are older than the GDR J The planned program with Dweezil Zappa, John McLaughlin, Mike Keneally and many others is now to take place in the summer of 2021.

As announced in our last newsletter and on social networks, the 2020 tickets will remain valid for 2021 and will not be exchanged for cost reasons. The ticket prices will remain for the time being.

Some bands have already confirmed for 2021, recently Mike Keneally. Dweezil had already expressed his interest when he canceled the European tour.
We are curious in every aspect what changes to the festival landscape are to be expected. The festival suppliers will raise their prices to compensate for the losses they have suffered (we have already received the first announcements) and the conditions for festivals will certainly be challenging us.

We are the only festival that offers special prices to Hartz IV recipients and socially disadvantaged in order to grant all fans access to the Zappanale. In individual cases this goes up to a one-time free visit in cases of hardship. The Zappanale is also characterized by a community in which the financially better-off visitors support other, socially disadvantaged visitors.

A few festival visitors have already offered to waive their tickets. We were very happy about it. If you have any plans for this, please contact us at

tracy.office@arf-society.de.

We have also been asked about financial support options.

 

You can support the Zappanale by

 

  1. Account: MC Veranstaltungsservice/Zappanale
    IBAN: DE41 1305 0000 0200 0131 30
    Reference „Zappanale“
  1. PayPal to paypal@zappanale.de
  1. ArfShop

 

  1. We will also have a limited collection of Zappanale #30.5 t-shirts produced. This t-shirt is intended as a special support for the festival, so the price is 80, - €/pc.

 

Fans who donate their ticket will receive a free t-shirt and a small give-away from the Störtebeker brewery.

You can pre-order the t-shirt through the Arf Shop, and we will send it in time so you can wear it for Zappanale #30.5.

This year we are will be in Bad Doberan with our hearts, the virtual platforms make it possible, and next year we will all be together on the premises again and celebrate the Zappanale with great music and organic beer.

Music is the best!
Your Zappanale team

MOO-AH Festival 19-20 March 2021…

… with Muffin Men, Guranfoe, Burger & The Beast, Jimmy Carl Black Memorial Barbecue House Band, Orange Claw Hammer, Treacherous Cretins and Fred Händl! Tickets will go on sale shortly. Any profit made by the festival will go to ProstAid. In the event that the festival is cancelled due to Coronavirus, full refunds will be given.

Frank Zappa’s 1970 Mothers Lineup Celebrated With New Box Set

 

Unheard recordings from Frank Zappa’s short-lived but beloved 1970 lineup of the Mothers feature in the upcoming box set The Mothers 1970, a four-disc set featuring 70 unreleased studio and live tracks out of the legendary guitarist’s Vault.

 

The Zappa Trust announced the June 26th-bound release with the newly unearthed “Portuguese Fenders,” a searing live instrumental boasting a fiery Zappa solo; the track was discovered among other live performances Zappa recorded himself on his personal tape recorder.

 

Read more a look at the complete tracklist => here 

Ike Willis: Frank Zappa Alumn relief

"Greetings, everyone - As we ALL find ourselves experiencing this planet - wide pandemic, each passing day brings MORE challenges and hardships to our lives and NO ONE is immune - Last night, our sister Dr. Dot reminded us of this fact, that we ARE all in this together, so we of the Willis Family are TRULY grateful for Dot's efforts on our behalf as well as anyone else who is able-Many thanks, much love and improved health to EVERYONE".
Ike Willis, vocalist and guitarist for Frank Zappa: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ike_Willis as well as many artists, is facing extreme hardship during this Pandemic. Artists depend on touring to stay alive and as we all know, that has stopped and who knows when it will resume.
If you can contribute $5 or $10 to Ike and his wife Denise and their kids, it will be much appreciated.
NO Zappa alum was "in it for the money" as Zappa's music had "No commercial potential". These artists were in it for the MUSIC; the music we LOVE. Please help Ike if you can. When things resume, go see Ike live; he is the type to come out and speak to all of his fans, pose for pix and sign autographs. I have known Ike since I was a teenager. To know him is to love him.

MUSIC IS THE BEST.

Dr. Dot

Radio France les concerts - Ensemble Musikfabrik

Samedi 12 décembre 2020 18h00 Maison de la radio - Studio 104

Zappa octogénaire ? Certes, il nous a quittés en 1993, mais celui qui fut à la fois chanteur, guitariste, compositeur et cinéaste était né en 1940 à Baltimore. S’il est impossible de le cloîtrer dans un genre précis (la pop music ? le jazz ?), sauf peut-être la musique contemporaine au sens le plus large et le plus flou du terme, Frank Zappa a marqué bien des musiciens qu’il a connus, jusqu’à Pierre Boulez (trois titres de Zappa ont été enregistrés à l’Ircam en 1984). En contrepoint au programme donné par l’Orchestre Philharmonique le 11 décembre, ce concert, auquel participera Napoleon Murphy Brock, fait revivre la figure de l’un des pères de l’invention.

FRANK ZAPPA
Moggio, The Black Page, Lemme Take You to the Beach, Revised Music for Low Budget Orchestra, RDNZL, Village of the Sun, Echidna’s Art (of You), Don’t You Ever Wash that Thing?, Florentine Pogen, Inca Roads

NAPOLEON MURPHY BROCK voix
FRANK WINGOLD guitare électrique
CHRISTOPHER BRANDT basse électrique
ULRICH LÖFFLER claviers
PAUL JEUKENDRUP son

ENSEMBLE MUSIKFABRIK
DIRK ROTHBRUST percussion et direction

Radio France remercie ses spectateurs d'anticiper les contrôles de sécurité aux entrées en se présentant 45 minutes avant les concerts.

I am the American Dream

2008 wurde auf SWR 2 ein 6 teiliges Feature zur Autobiographie von Frank Zappa – I am the American Dream gesendet. Hier der Originaltext von 2008:

 

Vor 15 Jahren, am 4. Dezember 1993, starb Frank Zappa, kurz vor seinem 53. Geburtstag. Im Musikschwerpunkt von SWR2 darf der Tabubrecher und „faktische Konservative“, wie er sich selbst bezeichnete, nicht fehlen, weil er heute nämlich uns fehlt. Zu Zappas Zeiten war es keine Frage, dass Rockmusik witzig und ironisch sein kann – ja eigentlich sein muss, rebellisch und anarchisch. In einem Kongress-Hearing im Jahr 1985 setzte sich Zappa für seine Kollegen Springsteen und Prince ein, denen vorgeworfen wurde, die Jugend mit pornografischen Texten zu verderben; auch viele von Zappas Texten sind in dieser Beziehung nicht ohne. Aber vor allem war Frank Zappa Musiker, offen für Neues und für Experimente; schon als Teenager entdeckte er die neue Musik von Edgar Varèse und war begeistert. Später komponiert er selber welche, beispielsweise eine Orchestersuite für hauptsächlich klassische Instrumente namens „The Yellow Shark“, der gelbe Hai.

 

Viel Spass beim anhören!

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.

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.

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

 

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.

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.”

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