Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention - One Size Fits All (Songbook)

Author: Frank Zappa

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1458430596

Category: Music

Page: 184

View: 6668

(Recorded Version (Guitar)). Note-for-note transcriptions with tab for all nine tracks from Zappa's classic 1975 release: Andy * Can't Afford No Shoes * Evelyn, A Modified Dog * Florentine Pogen * Inca Roads * Po-Jama People * San Ber'dino * Sofa No. 1 * Sofa No. 2. Includes an introduction by Steve Vai.

Real Frank Zappa Book

Author: Frank Zappa,Peter Occhiogrosso

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671705725

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 1189

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 - Hot Rats (Songbook)

Author: Frank Zappa

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1458488209

Category: Music

Page: 72

View: 7269

(Guitar Recorded Versions). Our matching folio to Frank Zappa's influential first solo album features note-for-note transcriptions with tab for all six songs, lots of photos, and an intro by and album cover courtesy of Matt Groening. Includes: The Gumbo Variations * It Must Be a Camel * Little Umbrellas * Peaches in Regalia * Son of Mr. Green Genes * and Willie the Pimp. This 1969 jazz-rock fusion masterpiece also features guest appearances by Captain Beefheart and Jean-Luc Ponty.

Frank Zappa: The Complete Guide to his Music

Author: Ben Watson

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857127381

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 3733

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

The Frank Zappa Guitar Book

Author: Frank Zappa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781495064890

Category:

Page: 304

View: 2572

(Guitar Book). Back in print! This classic book, compiled and transcribed by Steve Vai, a former member of the Zappa Band, features 22 transcriptions of songs from seven Zappa albums. Also includes an introduction by Vai. Songs include: Black Napkins * The Deathless Horsie * Five-five-Five * Gee, I like Your Pants * He Used to Cut the Grass * Heavy Duty Judy * Hog Heaven * Mo' Mama * Outside Now * Packard Goose * Pink Napkins * Rat Tomago * Sheik Yerbouti Tango * Shut up 'n Play Yer Guitar * Shut up 'n Play Yer Guitar Some More * Soup 'n Old Clothes * Stucco Homes * Theme from the 3rd movement of Sinister Footwear * Treacherous Cretins * Variations on the Carlos Santana Secret Chord Progression * Watermelon in Easter Hay * While You Were Out.

Being Frank

My Time with Frank Zappa

Author: Nigey Lennon

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 0983488401

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 8652

Since his untimely death from prostate cancer in 1993, the legend of iconoclastic musician Frank Zappa has continued to grow. The years following his passing have seen the publication of numerous books, both sacred and profane, which examine his life and work, but the best, and only, up-close-and-personal account of the man and his music remains the original: Nigey Lennon's Being Frank: My Time with Frank Zappa. Musician/author Lennon maintained a personal and professional relationship with Zappa during the period which is generally agreed to have been the composer's most creative, and she invests her recollections with considerable musical and emotional insight. The fact that Lennon is an accomplished musician and composer in her own right enables her to perceptively analyze Zappa's complex music, and her previous experience as a biographer of Mark Twain and Alfred Jarry is evident as she examines the complex conditions of Zappa's turbulent life. But above all, Being Frank is simply a great read: filled with wry humor, poignancy, and, of course, a plethora of the juicy road stories that Zappa himself didn't dare to include in his own autobiography. The e-book edition of Being Frank is certain to find a new audience for this classic title, which has been in great demand since its third print run sold out several years ago. "Irreplaceable...is the word to describe Being Frank...[Lennon's] memoir is both spiky and musically literate...Lennon's previous books were on Mark Twain and Alfred Jarry, which indicates the kind of cultural perspective required to get a grip on Zappa: something brighter than rock-journo pedantry.a -Ben Watson, author of Frank Zappa: The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play

The Words and Music of Frank Zappa

Author: Kelly Fisher Lowe

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803260054

Category: Music

Page: 259

View: 6541

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

The Big Note: A Guide to the Recordings of Frank Zappa

Author: Charles Ulrich

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781554201464

Category: Music

Page: 736

View: 3229

Music. 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.

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: 4892

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.

Frank Zappa

The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play

Author: Ben Watson

Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: 9780312141240

Category: Music

Page: 621

View: 6523

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

Necessity is -

The Early Years of Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention

Author: Billy James

Publisher: SAF Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 160

View: 9489

The best Frank Zappa memoir yet, as told by the early members of the Mothers of Invention.

The Words and Music of Frank Zappa

Author: Kelly Fisher Lowe

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803260054

Category: Music

Page: 259

View: 4035

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

Zappa

Author: Barry Miles

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802142153

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 4577

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.

Electric Don Quixote: The Definitive Story Of Frank Zappa

Author: Neil Slaven

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857120433

Category: Music

Page: 460

View: 1919

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.

Mother!

The Frank Zappa Story

Author: Michael Gray

Publisher: Plexus Publishing (UK)

ISBN: 9780859653022

Category: Rock musicians

Page: 192

View: 2938

"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.

Frank Zappa - Over-Nite Sensation (Songbook)

Author: Frank Zappa

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1458435571

Category: Music

Page: 104

View: 580

(Recorded Version (Guitar)). This folio features note-for-note transcriptions with tab for all seven tracks from Zappa's watershed 1973 release: Camarillo Brillo * Dinah-Moe Humm * Dirty Love * Fifty-Fifty * I'm the Slime * Montana * Zomby Woof. Includes a foreword by Zappa guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, also of Missing Persons and Duran Duran fame.

Flowers in the Dustbin

The Rise of Rock and Roll, 1947-1977

Author: Jim Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 415

View: 1863

An insightful history of rock and roll focuses on the twenty-five-year evolution of a new music form, from its tempestuous birth in the 1950s, through its maturation in the 1960s, to its movement towards a cruder form in the 1970s with the advent of punk. 35,000 first printing.

The 100 Greatest Bands of All Time: A Guide to the Legends Who Rocked the World [2 volumes]

A Guide to the Legends Who Rocked the World

Author: David V. Moskowitz

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440803404

Category: Social Science

Page: 756

View: 3187

This one-of-a-kind reference investigates the music and the musicians that set the popular trends of the last half century in America. • Contains an alphabetical collection of entries that each profile a major group and band from the past 60 years • Provides a selected discography and bibliography for further listening and reading for each entry • Covers a wide variety of styles from classic rock to surf rock to hip hop • Features sidebar entries which tie together larger popular music concepts such as the rise and influence of MTV and the phenomenon of girl bands

All Music Guide to Rock

The Definitive Guide to Rock, Pop, and Soul

Author: Vladimir Bogdanov,Chris Woodstra,Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780879306533

Category: Music

Page: 1399

View: 996

This fun-to-read, easy-to-use reference has been completely updated, expanded, and revised with reviews of over 12,000 great albums by over 2,000 artists and groups in all rock genres. 50 charts.

Shell Shocked

My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.

Author: Howard Kaylan,Jeff Tamarkin

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1480342939

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 3174

(Book). If Howard Kaylan had sung only one song, the Turtles' 1967 No. 1 smash hit "Happy Together," his place in rock-and-roll history would still be secure. But that recording, named in 1999 by BMI as one of the top 50 songs of the 20th century, with over five million radio plays, is only the tip of a rather eye-opening iceberg. For nearly five decades, Howard Kaylan has been a player in the rock-and-roll revolution. In addition to his years with the Turtles, Kaylan was a core member of Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention and the dynamic duo Flo and Eddie, and part of glam rock history with Marc Bolan and T. Rex. He's also given street cred and harmonies to everyone from John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen and Alice Cooper to the Ramones and Duran Duran, to name just a few. Howard Kaylan's life has been a dangerous ride that he is only too happy to report on, naming names and shedding shocking tales of sex, drugs, and creative excess. Shell Shocked will stand alone as not only one of the best-told music-biz memoirs, but one with a truly candid and unmatchable story of rock-and-roll insanity and success from a man who glories in it all.