Electric Don Quixote: The Definitive Story Of Frank Zappa

Author: Neil Slaven

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857120433

Category: Music

Page: 460

View: 7526

Frank Zappa's reputation as one of rock's maverick geniuses has continued to grow since his death in 1993. Revised and updated, Electric Don Quixote is still the most comprehensive chronicle of his extraordinary life and career. Author, Neil Slaven, brings together the complex strands of Zappa's life and work in a book that will please not just Zappa fans but anyone interested in the history of rock music. Fully illustrated and includes a comprehensive discography.

Electric Don Quixote: The Definitive Story Of Frank Zappa

Author: Neil Slaven

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857120433

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 4484

Frank Zappa's reputation as one of rock's maverick geniuses has continued to grow since his death in 1993. This successful biography has now been revised and reprinted and is still the most comprehensive chronicle of his extraordinary life and career. Neil Slaven has brilliantly brought together the complex strands of Zappa's life and work in a book that will please not just Zappa fans but anyone interested in the history of rock music. Fully illustrated and includes a comprehensive discography.

Electric Don Quixote

The Definitive Story of Frank Zappa

Author: Neil Slaven

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0711994366

Category: Music

Page: 438

View: 4520

Music historian Neil Slaven has brilliantly chronicled the complex strands of Zappaâs life and work in a book that will please anyone interested in the history of rock music.

Real Frank Zappa Book

Author: Frank Zappa,Peter Occhiogrosso

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671705725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 523

Recounts the life and career of the inventive and controversial rock musician, and includes information on his philosophies on art, his opinions on the music industry, and his thoughts on raising children.

Frank Zappa

The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play

Author: Ben Watson

Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: 9780312141240

Category: Music

Page: 621

View: 6337

Analyzes the music of Frank Zappa, discusses his creative process, and examines his cultural influence

Frank Zappa: The Complete Guide to his Music

Author: Ben Watson

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857127381

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 2449

The indispensable consumers' guide to the music of Frank Zappa - the genius of the absurd, and one of the most prolific and unpredictable characters of 20th century music.A thorough analysis of Zappa's complete recorded output, from the early days of the Mothers Of Invention, through his more avant-garde compositions and classical projects to the most recent posthumous releases. The guide features:An album by album analysisA full Zappa bibliographyDetails of when and where the music was recorded, including all collaborating artistsA special section concerning compilation, archive and bootleg releasesSixteen pages of full-colour images

Academy Zappa

Proceedings of the First International Conference of Esemplastic Zappology (ICE-Z)

Author: Ben Watson,Esther Leslie

Publisher: SAF Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9780946719792

Category: Music

Page: 255

View: 6823

Frank Zappa always did it differently, and here his fans do too. With delegates from Paris, Rome, Leipzig and Vauxhall, this parodic conference included papers called “‘Arf’: Canine Continuity in the Output Macrostructure” and “The Mental Hygiene Dilemma.” Zen Buddhism, Frankfurt school Marxism, Philip K. Dick and the Zappologically Deranged are used to denounce Madonna, postmodernism, hippies and everything you hold dear. Priceless. Ben Watson, music journalist and longstanding contributor to The Wire, Hi-Fi News and Signal To Noise, is well-known for his deviant and polemical music criticism and is an acknowledged expert on Frank Zappa. Esther Leslie is a reader in humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London.

Dangerous kitchen

the subversive world of Zappa

Author: Kevin Courrier

Publisher: Ecw Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 553

View: 2986

For nearly 30 years, Frank Zappa was one of the most influential, innovative, and controversial musicians in rock, despite minimal radio airplay. This biography goes beyond the myths that surround this musical satirist to explore the life, career, and influences of an outrageously gifted composer. Both with his early band, the Mothers of Invention, and in his subsequent solo work, Zappa poked fun at middle-class conformity, hippies, disco, and the Reagan era while breaking musical ground with his combination of jazz, rhythm and blues, doo-wop, social and political parody, and rock and roll. This book traces Zappa's cultural and musical roots to Erik Satie, Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Stravinsky, Charles Ives, and Zappa's true hero, avant-garde composer Edgard Varese.

Cosmik Debris

The Collected History and Improvisations of Frank Zappa

Author: Greg Russo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780964815704

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 4050

The third, "Son Of Revised" edition of this essential Frank Zappa reference work.

Mother!

The Frank Zappa Story

Author: Michael Gray

Publisher: Plexus Publishing (UK)

ISBN: 9780859653022

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 192

View: 8503

"When Frank Zappa died on December 4th, 1993, he was mourned not just by the music world but also by the international press, as one of the most popular and iconoclastic figures in the history of rock music. His band the Mothers of Invention was as much a formative part of the 1960s West Coast scene as the Grateful Dead, and his solo album Hot Rats influenced a generation of guitarists. His work as a classical composer was conducted - live and on record - by the distinguished conductors such as Pierre Boulez and Kent Nagano. But how much was actually known about this eccentric, yet multi-talented musician? Mother! The Frank Zappa Story reveals the tragically curtailed life and music of one of rock's most uncompromising personalities." "Here, using his inside knowledge and experience, Michael Gray traces the development of Zappa's life and career from his childhood in Maryland, his move to California and the formation of the Mothers of Invention, focusing on the pioneering work Zappa continued to do at the cutting edge of music technology." "A workaholic and perfectionist, Zappa never compromised. Until he was diagnosed with cancer in 1991, Frank Zappa continued to play to packed venues across the USA, Europe and the Far East. Mother! The Frank Zappa Story draws on a plethora of autobiographical material gleaned from the normally unco-operative but brutally articulate Zappa, to provide a timely reappraisal of one of the truly innovative talents of post-war popular music."--BOOK JACKET.

My Brother Was a Mother

Take 2

Author: Patrice Zappa

Publisher: Hot Cannoli Books

ISBN: 9780979184536

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 104

View: 4217

The Zappa family album, as told by Frank Zappa's little sister Patrice "Candy" Zappa.

The Words and Music of Frank Zappa

Author: Kelly Fisher Lowe

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803260054

Category: Music

Page: 259

View: 354

A deep look at the work of one of the most insightful and incisive critics of late 20th-century American culture.

Frank Zappa and the And

Author: Paul Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317133145

Category: Music

Page: 266

View: 2270

This collection of essays, documented by an international and interdisciplinary array of scholars, represents the first academically focused volume exploring the creative idiolect of Frank Zappa. Several of the authors are known for contributing significantly to areas such as popular music, cultural, and translation studies, with expertise and interests ranging from musicology to poetics. The publication presents the reader with an understanding of the ontological depth of Zappa's legacy by relating the artist and his texts to a range of cultural, social, technological and musicological factors, as encapsulated in the book's title - Frank Zappa and the And. Zappa's interface with religion, horror, death, movies, modernism, satire, freaks, technology, resistance, censorship and the avant-garde are brought together analytically for the first time, and approached non chronologically, something that strongly complies with the non linear perspective of time Zappa highlights in both his autobiography and recordings. The book employs a variety of analytical approaches, ranging from literary and performance theory, 'horrality' and musicology, to post modern and textually determined readings, and serves as a unique and invaluable guide to Zappa's legacy and creative force.

Zappa

Author: Barry Miles

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802142153

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 2561

The best-selling biographer of Paul McCartney follows the ground-breaking musician Frank Zappa from his Italian-American childhood roots to his ultimate success as a composer and rock star. Reprint.

Starting At Zero

His Own Story

Author: Jimi Hendrix

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1620403323

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 1644

Weaves together the rock artist's own words from interviews, lyrics, and scraps of miscellaneous writings to form a continuous narrative of Hendrix's life from birth to his final four years.

Peter Grant: The Man Who Led Zeppelin

Author: Chris Welch

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857121006

Category: Music

Page: 270

View: 5239

An unforgettable history of the 'fifth' member of Led Zeppelin and the toughest rock manager of them all. Chris Welch separates fact from myth and uncovers his complete story from childhood in war torn London, to becoming a bouncer, doorman and wrestler and helping turn Zep into rock's biggest attraction of the 70s.

Where Chefs Eat

A Guide to Chefs' Favorite Restaurants (2015)

Author: Joe Warwick

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714868660

Category: Cooking

Page: 975

View: 2311

The completely revised new edition of the best‐selling restaurant guidebook, which sold over 100,000 copies. This is the ultimate restaurant guide written by the real experts: more than 600 of the world’s best chefs, including recommendations from René Redzepi, David Chang, Jason Atherton, Shannon Bennett, Helena Rizzo, Massimo Bottura, Yotam Ottolenghi, Yoshihiro Narisawa and hundreds more. The book features more than 3,000 restaurants in more than 70 countries, including detailed city maps, reviews, reservation policies, key information and honest comments from the chefs themselves. Where Chefs Eat will once again be available as an App released to coincide with publication.

Zappa the Hard Way

Author: Andrew Greenaway

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 9781908724007

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 3787

'Zappa The Hard Way' is the story of Frank Zappa's last ever world tour that ended in mutiny. In 1988 Frank Zappa toured with a twelve-piece band that had rehearsed for months, learned a repertoire of over 100 songs and played an entirely different set each night. It is why, in Zappa's own words, it was "the best band you never heard in your life" - a reference to East Coast American audiences who never got the chance to see this particular touring ensemble. Zappa appointed bass player Scott Thunes to rehearse the group in his absence. In carrying out this role, Thunes was apparently abrasive, blunt and rude to the other members and two factions quickly developed: Thunes and stunt guitarist Mike Keneally on the one side; the remaining nine band members on the other. The atmosphere deteriorated as the tour progressed through America and on to Europe. Before leaving Europe, Zappa told the band that there were ten more weeks of concerts booked in the USA and asked them: "If Scott's in the band, will you do the tour?" With the exception of Keneally, they all said "no." Rather than replace Thunes, Zappa cancelled almost three months of concerts and never toured again - claiming to have lost $400,000 in the process. 'Zappa The Hard Way' documents that tour. If you think touring can be fun, think again! Yes there were groupies and the usual paraphernalia associated with rock 'n' roll, but there was also bitterness and skulduggery on a scale that no one could imagine. Author Andrew Greenaway has interviewed the surviving band members and others associated with the tour to unravel the goings on behind the scenes that drove Zappa to call a halt to proceedings, despite the huge personal financial losses. This paperback edition includes a foreword by Zappa's sister Candy, and an afterword by Pauline Butcher, Zappa's former secretary and author of 'Freak Out! My Life With Frank Zappa', 'Zappa The Hard Way' might just be the best book you've never read in your life!

Frankie and Bobby

Growing Up Zappa

Author: Charles Robert Zappa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780996477901

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 362

View: 6513

A memoir written by brother Bob Zappa of rock musician Frank Zappa, describing period in their lives from the 1950s until 1967. Information covered in this book has never been told before.