(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.
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.
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
Sein viel zu früher Tod jährt sich im Dezember zum 25. Mal: Frank Zappa war die wohl facettenreichste Ikone der amerikanischen Musikgeschichte. Der schräge Humor seiner anarchischen Auftritte polarisierte. Immer wieder überschritt er Grenzen – zwischen Gattungen und Musikstilen, zwischen E und U. Während er in Amerika vorrangig als Rockmusiker prominent blieb, verfolgte er in Europa eine Karriere als Komponist und arbeitete etwa mit dem Dirigenten Pierre Boulez oder dem renommierten Ensemble Modern zusammen. Ingo Meyer gelingt das Porträt eines Ausnahmekünstlers, der permanent provozierte, dessen Provokationen aber niemals Selbstzweck waren.
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Rock History is a landmark six-volume set that brings unprecedented depth to the understanding of rock music and the many ways it has shaped, and been shaped by, American culture. The six volumes in this set provide narrative chapters on important musicians, writers, producers, trends, genres, concerts, and more within these exciting periods in rock music history. Volumes also include a number of resources for students, researchers, and anyone interested in the history of rock music: a timeline; discographies of seminal and bestselling recordings; a dictionary of performers, recordings, events, and genres; a resource guide, which includes recommended books and articles, Web sites, festivals, videos, special collections; and comprehensive index. This volume includes: Jethro Tull, the Electric Light Orchestra, Yes, Patti Smith, the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Brian Eno, and Led Zeppelin.
All the facts and informed opinion that you need on the artists who made the history of this decade are contained in this single volume, distilled from The Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music, universally acclaimed as the world's leading source of reference on rock and pop history.
The aim of this book is to provide a complete handbook of information and opinion about the history of the music of the 1970s. There are over 1000 entries on the bands, musicians, songwriters, producers and record labels of this decade, everyone who had any significant impact on the development of rock and pop music. From the stars who, unlike Hendrix, Joplin and Morrison, survived the sixties only to be dudded as dinosaurs, to the angry reactions of punk and the new wave and the sounds of glam rock and disco, this encylopaedia aims to answer any query about any aspect of seventies music. As well as the giants of the decade, such as Queen, Abba and Fleetwood Mac, the book also includes those artists who only flourished briefly.