The History And Collected Improvisations of Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention
Das Booklet zur 10-LP-Box
The History And Collected Improvisations[...]
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How Is Your Bird?
Liner Notes by Bryan Thomas
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Martin Kniß: Zwischen den Stilen (wissenschaftliche Hausarbeit)
Aspekte der musikalischen Ästhetik Frank Zappas im Spiegel seiner Eigenbearbeitungen
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Wenn ich kein Genie bin, wer sonst?
Das Magazin, Heft 1, Januar 1987, Jahrgang 34, ISSN 0460-5047
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My Name Is Fritz
Beiheft der limitierten Auflage
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Other People 88
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Other People
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ZappaCast - Episode 1

In the premiere edition of ZappaCast - a Frank Zappa podcast. Scott Parker (author of several books about the work of FZ) examines the new "Alternate Freak Out!" bootleg, featuring an unreleased mix of the Freak Out! album. In addition, Andrew Greenaway provides the news and FZ gives a history lesson.

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ZappaCast - Episode 2

In the second episode of ZappaCast, we take a look a the 1988 Broadway The Hard Way tour, the final concert tour Frank Zappa would undertake. This episode is designed to call your attention to a book written by our very own Andrew Greenaway, ZAPPA THE HARD WAY, which is the definitive look inside that ill-fated tour. Musical selections include rare rehearsal and live material, a tribute to the tour by the Vegetarians and an exclusive airing of Andrew's interview with Ike Willis.

More hard stuff! There is so much 1988 Zappa goodness here that it's impossible to know where to begin. Tons of rare audio goodness abounds as we complete what wound up being a four-hour look at the 1988 FZ Broadway The Hard Way tour. We also hear guest spots from Mats & Morgan and the ever-wonderful Dweezil, and FZ gives us his thoughts on the end of the tour.

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ZappaCast - Episode 3

In this episode, we take a look at the earliest (musical) workings of FZ with the help of Zappa scholar extraordinaire Greg Russo. Lots of rare music abounds in this one, folks. And we get the first installment of Mick Ekers' new segment ZAPPA'S GEAR--looking at the equipment used by FZ through the years. And Denny Walley—our first FZ alumnus—drops by to say hi to us mere mortals! And but also more surprises abound (like an exclusive interview with The Tornadoes…however we digress). A bright, snappy ZappaCast.

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ZappaCast - Episode 4

This time we're serving up a heaping helping of Vaudeville Band (or the Flo & Eddie era of The Mothers) for you over the course of three episodes. In this episode we chronicle the formation of the Flo & Eddie-era band with lots of rare music and the introduction of our new Roundtable Discussion Panel in which Andrew, Scott and Mick discuss all things Vaudeville (you will be hearing more from this discussion panel in the next two parts).

We have more for ya...more music, more roundtable discussion, more more more! The ZappaCast...just for you, Mr./Ms. Snazzy Listener Person!

And now the thrilling conclusion! In this final part of our three-part look at the 1971 Vaudeville band, we hear some great music from the Fall 1971 European "disaster tour". We also get a golden opportunity to chat with Pauline Butcher about her new book FREAK OUT! MY LIFE WITH FRANK ZAPPA and the legendary Nigey Lennon reads a chapter from her book BEING FRANK - MY TIME WITH FRANK ZAPPA.

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ZappaCast - Episode 5

In the new episode, your humble correspondent types each tackle a different subject. SP plays selections from the unreleased History And Collected Improvisations Of The Mothers Of Invention set and (somewhat lamely) attempts to promote his newly reissued books, Professor Ekers has the lowdown on FZ and the Vocoder and Jam Master Greenaway gives us the lowdown on the 2011 Zappanale and the news.

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ZappaCast - Episode 6

Just in time for the new Dweezil Zappa Plays Zappa tour (the first of 2012) we proudly present part one of an EXCLUSIVE interview with Dweezil himself. We cover all (or a good many of) the bases! And if that weren't enough, the Lengendary and and Brilliant (at the same time even) Mr. Scott Thunes talks with Andrew about his involvement in the new DZPZ tour.

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ZappaCast - Episode 7

DweezilCast continues! In this episode, our two-part blockbuster interview with Dweezil Zappa concludes. We hear a pair of tracks from Dweezil's new album FOH. Professor Ekers takes an in-depth look at FZ's famous Hendrix Strat, and Reverend Greenaway blesses us with some news!

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ZappaCast Episode 8

SNAT! The ZappaCast takes you all the way back, boys and girls...back to the 1960s with the peaceful and loving Mothers Of Invention. You'll hear two concerts from 1967 (Lund and Copenhagen) in their (as far as we know) entirety. Professor Ekers gives you some serious info on FZ's Gibson Switchmaster guitar in his Zappa's Gear spot, while the good Reverend Greenaway has a brisk selection of rare '60s allsorts for ya.

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ZappaCast Episode 9

It's time for another MASSIVE ZappaCast episode...nearly three hours celebrating the Roxy & Elsewhere album...roundtable discussion, tonnage of live FZ from 1973, 1974 and 1978 PLUS Reverend Greenaway interviews Napoleon Murphy Brock...Ya Hozna!

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ZappaCast Episode 10

This ZappaCast is ONE SIZE FITS ALL!  In part two of our roundtable discussion of the 1974-1975 era, the Reverend Greenaway, Professor Ekers, Young Master Fischer and The One They Call Parker chat about the One Size Fits All album. Professor Ekers gives is a great ZAPPA'S GEAR segment dealing with THE ROXY SG, SP shamelessly plugs his new book THE RETURN OF RONDO HATTON - THE RECORDINGS OF FRANK ZAPPA VOL. 5 1974-1975 and, of course, we get to hear loads of amazing Zappa music from 1974, 1977 and 1979.

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ZappaCast Episode 11

It's Bongo-tastic, I tell ya! In this double-hour serving of the ZappaCast, Professor Ekers, Reverend Idiot Bastard Greenaway and Young Master Fischer, along with the good ol' Parker guy, talk Bongo Fury. We illustrate the greatness of the album with a huge slab of live performances, and Andrew graces us with the latest and greatest in Zappa news. Learn the Pachuco Hop and let the ZappaCast twirl ya!

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ZappaCast, Episode 12

It's the peoples' ZappaCast! In this episode, we play your requests...and there's some good ones! Also, the ZappaCast brain trust wraps up our roundtable chat by answering your questions. It's ZappaCast to the twelfth power!

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ZappaCast, Episode 13

ZappaCast becomes NigeyCast! In this episode, Reverend Greenaway and the one they call Parker chat with the redoubtable Nigey Lennon and her co-conspirator John Tabacco about the reissue of Nigey's 2001 opus REINVENTING THE WHEEL. Music and various shenanigans are the order of the day!

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ZappaCast, Episode 14

Another VERY SPECIAL ZappaCast...we salute the late, great George Duke!! The crux of the biscuit here is Professor Ekers' 2012 conversation with George (conducted for Mick's forthcoming book ZAPPA'S GEAR) in which George goes all over fond for his days with Mr. Zappa. Throw in a tribute from Reverend Greenaway, lotsa great music and even some words from the lovely Ruth Underwood and you have yourself a VERY SPECIAL show indeed! Thanks for everything, George...

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ZappaCast, Episode 15

Happy Zappadan everyone! The ZappaCast team presents out Zappadan 2013 special, celebrating the 73rd birthday of Frank Zappa, and paying tribute to the Composer on the 20th anniversary of his departure for his final tour. In this four-hour marathon blockbuster, many musical delights await you...and your fave rave ZappaCasters link the music together via some VERY SPECIAL spoken material. Trudge across the tundra to the sweet sounds of Frank Zappa and the ZappaCast!

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ZappaCast, Episode 16 (200 Motels 2013)

Howdy folks! It's the first ZappaCast of the new year, and what better way to start than with a discussion of the BIG EVENT of 2013...the performance of FZ's 200 MOTELS suites in Los Angeles and London! And who better to discuss these events with than bass player, wit and bon vivant extraordinaire Scott Thunes! We have lots of roundtable discussion and music on tap for you, and another installment of Mick's always-essential ZAPPA'S GEAR series! The ZappaCast...a real nice podcast to raise your kids up!

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ZappaCast, Episode 17 (Scott Thunes Extravaganza)

ZappaCast listeners repent and rejoice! Scott Carter Thunes reveals the true meaning of life in part two of our conversation! Plus lots of groovy Thunes tuneage. Two hours of untamed bliss!

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ZappaCast, Episode 18 (Catching Up With Pauline Butcher Bird)

Howdy once again folks! April 2014 rolls on with another bright and vibrant ZappaCast episode! This time we are catching up with the lovely PAULINE BUTCHER BIRD, FZ's secretary from 1967 through 1971. Pauline will be talking Frank with Andrew and Scott, and points the way toward the broadcast of her radio play FRANK ZAPPA AND ME. Freak out with Pauline and the ZappaCasters!

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ZappaCast, Episode 19 (More With Pauline Butcher Bird)

From the heart of the black country, it's time to swing with the ZappaCast! This episode features part two of our chat with the highly wonderful Pauline Butcher Bird, as we chat about her time with Maestro Zappa and more besides! And lots of great music from the 1960s and beyond. Come on in, the water's fine!

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ZappaCast, Episode 20 (A Tribute To Ray Collins)

Featuring a spotlight on the one and only Ray Collins, the Reverend Andrew Greenaway with all the news that's fit to listen to, and Tim Op Het Broek talks to Don Preston, Bunk Gardner and David Parlato! Come on in the ZappaCast kitchen! Yowza!

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ZappaCast Episode 21 (Zappadan 2014)

HAPPY ZAPPADAN FROM THE ZAPPACAST TEAM! In this episode, we turn the fab ZappaCast microphone over to FZ himself, who will share some of his fave rave records with you, the Zappacast faithful. And he may answer a few questions from the ZappaCast team as well. It's our gift to you! From us to you, happy Zappadan, happy holidays and we wish you a healthy and prosperous 2015! See you then!

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ZappaCast Episode 22 (Tom Fowler Speaketh!)

In this episode we are serving up for you (hot and fresh) a fascinating conversation with that amazing bass playing Fowler, Tom Fowler! Tom talks about his days working with FZ, and working with other FZ alumni. Throw in Tom's thoughts about the almighty Zappa goddess-type person Grace Quinn and you've got yourself one splendid show! Be sure to listen until the very end for some bonus, Grace-oriented merriment!

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ZappaCast Episode 23 (In Memoriam, Walt Quadrato)

Suddenly it strikes! It's time for ZappaCast Episode 23! This is our special memorial tribute to Scott's mentor, first-generation Zappa fan and collector Walt Quadrato. Features a Walt mastering (from an unknown generation cassette source) of the FZ/Grand Wazoo Orchestra (or the "Hot Rats Orchestra", as emcee Rikki Farr puts it) show at the Oval in London, 1972!! Long live Walt!!!!!

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ZappaCast Episode 24 (A Chat With Bob Zappa, Part 1)

Are you looking for specialness, kids? Look no further than this episode of the ZappaCast! This time around we are chatting with Mr. Bob Zappa, brother of FZ and author of the new book FRANKIE & BOBBY - GROWING UP ZAPPA!

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ZappaCast Episode 25 (interview with Bob Zappa, Part 2)

Hiya, ZappaCasters!! It's Episode 25, the second half of our two-part chat with Bob Zappa, brother of Frank and author of FRANKIE AND BOBBY: GROWING UP ZAPPA!!!

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ZappaCast Episode 26 (ZaFTIG Special)

In this episode we are talking ZaFTIG! What is ZaFTIG? Why, it's the Zappa Family Trust Issues Guide -- the new book covering the music of Frank Zappa on compact disc. Talking ZaFTIG will be author Ed Komara and co-author Scott Parker. Plus music, thrills, spills, traffic noises and other oddments! A plump and succulent ZappaCast for sure!

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ZappaCast Episode 27 (Farewell, Gail Zappa)

In this episode, we say farewell to the legendary Mrs. Gail Zappa with the full ZappaCast panel of Scott Parker, Andrew Greenaway, Scott Fischer and --returning after a fairly lengthy absence -- The Professor, Mick Ekers! Join us as we give GZ a (hopefully) suitable sendoff, right here on the ZappaCast.
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