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Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa
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Frank Vincent Zappa (21 December 1940 - 4 December 1993) was an American composer, lyricist, songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, bandleader, conductor, producer, and filmmaker.
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http://zappa.com
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Releases on file (46)
The Ed Palermo Big Band — The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren The Ed Palermo Big Band — The Adventures of Zodd Zundgren
(Cuneiform Rune 440, 2017, CD)
Sendelica / Superfjord — Zappa Sendelica / Superfjord — Zappa
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 78, 2017, 7")
The Ed Palermo Big Band — One Child Left Behind The Ed Palermo Big Band — One Child Left Behind
(Cuneiform Rune 418, 2016, CD)
Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra (ZERO) — Money? What Money? Zappa Early Renaissance Orchestra (ZERO) — Money? What Money?
(Cordelia Records CD061, 2015, CD)
Various Artists — Weasels Re-Ripped Various Artists — Weasels Re-Ripped
(Cordelia Records CD062, 2015, CD)
The Ed Palermo Big Band — Eddy Loves Frank The Ed Palermo Big Band — Eddy Loves Frank
(Cuneiform Rune 285, 2009, CD)
Panzerballett — Hart Genossen von Abba bis Zappa Panzerballett — Hart Genossen von Abba bis Zappa
(ACT 9664-2, 2009, CD)
The Ed Palermo Big Band — Take Your Clothes off When You Dance The Ed Palermo Big Band — Take Your Clothes off When You Dance
(Cuneiform Rune 225, 2006, CD)
Various Artists — Twentieth Anniversary Various Artists — Twentieth Anniversary
(Rykodisc RCD10651, 2003, 2CD)
Ossi Duri — X Ossi Duri — X
(Electromantic FRFRFRZ 87451, 2003, CD)
Zappatistas — Absolutely Live Zappatistas — Absolutely Live
(Jazzprint JPVP 122CD, 2001, CD)
The Ed Palermo Big Band — Plays the Music of Frank Zappa The Ed Palermo Big Band — Plays the Music of Frank Zappa
(Astor Place TCD-4005, 1997, CD)
Frank Zappa — Läther Frank Zappa — Läther
(Rykodisc RCD 10574/76, 1996, 3CD)
Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales Various Artists — Supernatural Fairy Tales
(Rhino Records R2 72451, 1996, 5CD)
The Band from Utopia  — A Tribute to the Music of Frank Zappa The Band from Utopia — A Tribute to the Music of Frank Zappa
(Muffin MRP020, 1995, CD)
Frank Zappa — Civilization Phaze III Frank Zappa — Civilization Phaze III
(Zappa CDDZAP 56, 1994, 2CD)
Frank Zappa / Ensemble Modern — The Yellow Shark Frank Zappa / Ensemble Modern — The Yellow Shark
(Rykodisc RCD 40560, 1993/1995, CD)
Frank Zappa — Make a Jazz Noise Here Frank Zappa — Make a Jazz Noise Here
(Zappa Records ZR 3883, 1991/2012, 2CD)
Frank Zappa — Broadway the Hard Way Frank Zappa — Broadway the Hard Way
(Zappa Records ZR 3879, 1988, CD)
Frank Zappa — Jazz from Hell Frank Zappa — Jazz from Hell
(Zappa Records ZR 3875, 1986/2012, CD)
Zappa — Them or Us Zappa — Them or Us
(Zappa Records ZR 3870, 1984/2012, CD)
Frank Zappa — Thing-Fish Frank Zappa — Thing-Fish
(Zappa Records ZR 3871, 1984/2012, 2CD)
Zappa — The Man from Utopia Zappa — The Man from Utopia
(Zappa Records ZR3866, 1983/2012, CD)
Zappa — Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch Zappa — Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch
(Zappa Records ZR 3865, 1982/2012, CD)
Frank Zappa — Summer of '82 - When Zappa Came to Sicily Frank Zappa — Summer of '82 - When Zappa Came to Sicily
(MVD 0256D, 1982/2017, DVD)
Eddie Jobson — 1971-1979 The Band Years Eddie Jobson — 1971-1979 The Band Years
((Not on label) no#, 1979/2018, 2CD)
Frank Zappa — Sheik Yerbouti Frank Zappa — Sheik Yerbouti
(Zappa Records SRZ 2-1501, 1979, 2LP)
Zappa — Zoot Allures Zappa — Zoot Allures
(Zappa Records ZR 3855, 1976/2012, CD)
Zappa / Beefheart / Mothers — Bongo Fury Zappa / Beefheart / Mothers — Bongo Fury
(Zappa Records ZR 3854, 1975/2012, CD)
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention — One Size Fits All Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention — One Size Fits All
(Zappa Records ZR 3853, 1975/2012, CD)
Zappa / Mothers — Roxy and Elsewhere Zappa / Mothers — Roxy and Elsewhere
(Zappa Records ZR 3852, 1974/2012, CD)
The Mothers — Over-Nite Sensation The Mothers — Over-Nite Sensation
(Zappa Records ZR 3850, 1973/2012, CD)
The Mothers — The Grand Wazoo The Mothers — The Grand Wazoo
(Zappa Records ZR 3849, 1972/2012, CD)
Las Mothers (The Mothers of Invention) — Just Another Band from L.A. Las Mothers (The Mothers of Invention) — Just Another Band from L.A.
(Zappa Records ZR 3847, 1972/2012, CD)
Frank Zappa — Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats Frank Zappa — Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats
(Zappa Records ZR 3848, 1972/2012, CD)
Frank Zappa — 200 Motels Frank Zappa — 200 Motels
(Rykodisc RCD 10513/14, 1971/1997, 2CD)
The Mothers of Invention — Burnt Weeny Sandwich The Mothers of Invention — Burnt Weeny Sandwich
(Zappa Records ZR 3842, 1970/2012, CD)
Frank Zappa — Chunga's Revenge Frank Zappa — Chunga's Revenge
(Zappa Records ZR 3844, 1970/2012, CD)
Jean-Luc Ponty — King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa Jean-Luc Ponty — King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa
(Blue Note CDP 0777 7 89539 2 0, 1970/1993, CD)
The Mothers of Invention — Weasels Ripped My Flesh The Mothers of Invention — Weasels Ripped My Flesh
(Zappa Records ZR 3843, 1970/2012, CD)
Frank Zappa — Hot Rats Frank Zappa — Hot Rats
(Zappa Records ZR 3841, 1969/2012, CD)
The Mothers of Invention — Uncle Meat The Mothers of Invention — Uncle Meat
(Zappa Records ZR 3839, 1969/2012, 2CD)
The Mothers of Invention — Cruising with Ruben and the Jets The Mothers of Invention — Cruising with Ruben and the Jets
(Zappa Records ZR 3838, 1968/2012, CD)
The Mothers of Invention — We're Only in It for the Money The Mothers of Invention — We're Only in It for the Money
(Zappa Records ZR 3837, 1968/2012, CD)
The Mothers of Invention — Absolutely Free The Mothers of Invention — Absolutely Free
(Zappa Records ZR 3835, 1967/2012, CD)
The Mothers of Invention — Freak Out! The Mothers of Invention — Freak Out!
(Zappa Records ZR 3834, 1966/2012, CD)

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2018-11-02
Charles O'Meara (C.W. Vrtacek) RIP – A true musical original has left us. Charles O'Meara, who recorded under the name C.W. Vrtacek, was a wild-card musical talent, ranging from complex progressive rock to introspective modern compositions, with stops at many places inbetween. » Read more

2018-10-17
Eurock Documentary Seeks Funding – We've been fans and fellow travelers with Archie Patterson and his Eurock project on the journey to discover great music. After many years of promoting and trying to spread the word,a new phase is beginning: a documentary film. Things like this don't just happen, and money does not magically appear to make it happen, so it's up to the fans to get it done. » Read more

2018-09-29
Marty Balin RIP – One of the architects of the 60s psychedelic sound of San Francisco has died at the age of 76. Marty Balin was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was one of the founders of Jefferson Airplane. After the split of the original Airplane, Balin went on to form the highly successful Jefferson Starship. » Read more

2018-09-25
Help the Psychic Equalizer Avoid Extinction – Last year we reviewed the debut album by Psychic Equalizer, a musical project of Hugo Selles. He's now working on the ambitious follow-up to that release, and is seeking funding from listeners around the world. » Read more

2018-09-05
Krautrock Documentary Seeks Funding – The next installment of the Progressive Warriors documentary series will focus on the vast body of music that falls under the banner of "krautrock." As most of our readers will know, previous films have tackled RIO and the Canterbury scene, as well as what we might call "mainstream" prog rock. » Read more


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DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid - Celestial Mechanix: The Blue Series Mastermix – It’s not hard to figure out why DJ Spooky is in such demand in the New York downtown scene; it seems the man has no tangible musical boundaries by finding further riches in already excellent sound...  (2005) » Read more

Arena - Songs from the Lion's Cage – Mick Pointer, ex-Marillion drummer leading a comeback effort after 12 years away from the music scene? No way. Well, it's true — sort of anyway. After leaving Marillion following Script for...  (1995) » Read more

Akasha - Akasha – This is a reissue of one of Norway's classics, the self-titled debut by Akasha. This is definitely one for symphonic freaks and not for the Mellotron-whiners as this album has more 'Tron than...  (1995) » Read more

The Big Wu - Tracking Buffalo Through the Bathtub – The Big Wu is a Midwest quintet who focuses on the amusing swing jazz groove vibes of Zappa or the Grateful Dead. This is the kind of group who can channel a happy vibe and break off into a heavy...  (2000) » Read more

Shining - In the Kingdom of Kitsch You Will Be a Monster – Hardcore devilry in psychotronic mode hanging about with the schizophrenic crowd. This is a rutilated ruby of the avant-progressive slant. Anyone into Cuneiform and Recommended Records catalogues will...  (2007) » Read more



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