Frank Zappa FAQ

All That's Left to Know About the Father of Invention

Author: John Corcelli

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1617136735

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

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(FAQ). In this volume, author John Corcelli reveals Zappa's roots as a musician, from his diverse influences to his personal life. We also learn more about his former band members and the enormous musical legacy inherited by his son, Dweezil. The book features a juried examination of Zappa's recordings and his videos. It also features a complete discography and a recommended reading list. Each chapter has a special focus on Zappa's life, with sections covering his family, his home studio known as the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen his keen interest in the Synclavier (a device he first used in 1980), his guitars, and more. Special attention is paid to the Mothers of Invention. Frank Zappa FAQ is a must-have for fans new and old looking to delve into some of the best music ever made by one of the most innovative artists the world has known.

Beer FAQ

All That's Left to Know About The World's Most Celebrated Adult Beverage

Author: Jeff Cioletti

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1617136751

Category: Cooking

Page: 408

View: 5322

(FAQ Lifestyle). Here is a no-nonsense guide to the world of beer, answering many burning questions about the diverse array of styles, ingredients, and international brewing and drinking traditions that drive the world's most popular beverage. Beer FAQ features insight not only on how it's made, but how it makes the journey from the brew house floor to the drinker's glass. The book offers a touch of history, a bit of globetrotting, and a look at the companies and enterprising individuals leading the modern brewing renaissance. It also offers a nostalgic look at beer's evolving role in pop culture from advertising to television to movies over the past century. After reading Beer FAQ , readers will have a better understanding of not just what kinds of beers to drink, but the best places to drink them and the best ways to enjoy them, from the ideal packaging to the proper drinking vessels.

Twin Peaks FAQ

All That's Left to Know About a Place Both Wonderful and Strange

Author: David Bushman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1495063909

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 5093

ÊTwin PeaksÊ the infamously strange seductive and confounding murder mystery that made network television safe for surrealism is returning to the small screen after 25 years. Created by David Lynch and Mark Frost the series enjoys a hallowed standing in popular culture and remains a touchstone in the evolution of TV as an artistic medium. For its many intensely devoted fans ÊTwin PeaksÊ continues to beguile and disturb and delight; it's a bottomless well of allusions symbols conundrums to ponder and images to unpack an endlessly engrossing puzzle box an obsessive's dream.ÞÊTwin Peaks FAQÊ will guide longtime fans and the newly initiated through the origins of the series take them behind the scenes during its production and transport readers deep into the rich mythology that made ÊTwin PeaksÊ a cultural phenomenon. The book features detailed episode guides character breakdowns and explorations of the show's distinctive music fashion and locations. With a sometimes snarky always thoughtful (but never dry or academic) analysis of ÊTwin PeaksÊ' myriad oddities mysteries references and delicious insanity ÊTwin Peaks FAQÊ is a comprehensive immersive and irresistible reference for experts and newbies alike.

Plug in

The Guide to Music on the Net

Author: Ted Gurley,W. T. Pfefferle

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132410502

Category: Computers

Page: 320

View: 9145

Describes how to find Internet and Web sources of information on individual groups, recording labels, MIDI technology, music instruction, audio editing and mixing, newsgroups, and the music business

Jimi Hendrix FAQ

All That's Left to Know About the Voodoo Child

Author: Gary J. Jucha

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1617135666

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 7193

(FAQ). Jimi Hendrix left the world too soon at the age of twenty-seven, but, despite the brevity of his career, his body of work is as vital to 20th-century music as that of Louis Armstrong, the Beatles, and Miles Davis. Hundreds of hours of unreleased studio sessions and concert performances were his salvation. A modest man but highly competitive musician, Hendrix set the stage for many of the most significant musical movements to emerge between 1970 and 1999, including heavy metal, fusion, glam rock, and rap. Voodoo bluesman, sonic producer, the lyricist that out-Dylaned Dylan: these are what snatch our attention 40 years after his death, as do his "aw, shucks" smile in photos and the raw sexuality of his concert performances. It's hard to find the man under all the falsehoods told by friends, business associates, and even Jimi himself. Jimi Hendrix FAQ attempts to present the facts in a fast-moving, fan-friendly read.

The Doors FAQ

All That's Left to Know About the Kings of Acid Rock

Author: Rich Weidman

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 1617131105

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 7750

(Book). It has been over 40 years since the untimely death of L.A.'s mystic and rock's Dionysus, Jim Morrison, yet the Doors have consistently inspired new generations of fans worldwide ever since. Highlighting one of the most influential, original, and outrageous American bands of the 1960s, The Doors FAQ is a dynamic, unorthodox exploration of this remarkable band and its enigmatic lead singer. Drawing upon unique sources, Rich Weidman digs deep and serves up fresh perspective on the music, from the garage to the hits to the outtakes; and on the band's members, from their roots, influences, and key industry partners to their rare talents, personal foibles, love affairs, and arrests. This volume also details every studio album and live recording, all the highs and lows of the Doors in concert (including the notorious 1969 Miami concert), Morrison's 40-day trial, and the death of the "Lizard King" in Paris in 1971, as well as post-Morrison milestones. Unlike the straightforward narratives of other Doors biographies, this inventive, ceremonious biographical collage leaves no stone unturned, covering the band both with Morrison and post-Morrison, including the 2010 When You're Strange documentary and the recent pardon of Morrison by the State of Florida for the Miami concert. Countless rare images from album art to ticket stubs to posters accompany the text, in this dazzling edition of solid rock scholarship.

Fab Four FAQ

Everything Left to Know About the Beatles ... and More!

Author: Stuart Shea,Robert Rodriguez

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1458462595

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 526

View: 360

(Book). 50 years after their appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," the Beatles continue to captivate music fans of all ages. There's something always more to discuss about the Fab Four. What were their greatest live performances? Their worst moments? Stories still unknown by most music fans, trends still unseen, history still uninterpreted are all revealed in Fab Four FAQ . Pop culture authors Stuart Shea and Rob Rodriguez provide must-know fan trivia and offer obscure Beatles facts and stories in an easy-to-read, provocative format that will start as many arguments as will end them. With more than sixty chapters of stories, history, observation, and opinion, Fab Four FAQ lays bare the whys and wherefores that made the Beatles so great, giving credit where credit is due and maybe bursting some bubbles along the way.

Net Music

Your Complete Guide to Rock and More on the Internet and Online Services

Author: Ben Greenman

Publisher: Random House Puzzles & Games


Category: Computers

Page: 393

View: 1809

Eine Lüge ist nicht genug

Author: Alan Gratz


ISBN: 3838708601

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3956

Das Leben endet tödlich, auch für reiche Industrielle. Das Leben geht weiter, auch für die Witwe des Firmenchefs der Papierfabrik. Das Leben ist ein abgekartetes Spiel, findet Hamilton, den die Hochzeit seiner Mutter mit dem Bruder seines Vaters anwidert. Das Leben auf dem Planeten ist in Gefahr, findet die Umweltaktivistin Olivia, wenn niemand etwas dagegen unternimmt, dass die Abwässer der Papierfabrik weiterhin den Copenhagen River verseuchen. Das Leben will gelebt werden, rät Horatio seinem Freund Hamilton. Es ist was faul in dieser US-amerikanischen Kleinstadt, deren Einwohner von der Papierfabrik Elsinore Papers abhängig sind. Die vermeintliche Alternative ”Arbeitsplatzabbau oder Ökologie“ stimmt nicht mehr. Auf Dauer wird das Unternehmen nur überleben können, wenn es umweltverträglich produziert. Und auf Dauer wird das Leben nur dann wieder lebenswert, wenn sich eine böse große Frage beantworten lässt: Ist der alte Firmenchef Rex Prince ermordet worden, und wenn ja, wer steckt dahinter?

Auf Rehwildjagd mit Jesus

Meldungen aus dem amerikanischen Klassenkampf. Essay

Author: Joe Bageant

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783940884923


Page: 356

View: 2281

Expression in pop-rock music

critical and analytical essays

Author: Walter Everett

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 9780415979597

Category: Music

Page: 392

View: 9648

This collection of essays, written by leading musicologists and music theorists specializing in popular music, presents a wide range of scholarly approaches to understanding artistic expression in rock music.

Bob Dylans "Like a Rolling Stone"

die Biographie eines Songs

Author: Greil Marcus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783462034875


Page: 304

View: 309

Greil Marcus gilt als einer der bedeutendsten Musikkritiker der Welt. Bob Dylan gehört zu den einflussreichsten Musikern der letzten 40 Jahren. Und >Like a Rolling Stone ist eines der bekanntesten Musikstücke aller Zeiten. Columbia Aufnahmestudio A, 15. Juni 1965: Ein Sänger spielt gedankenverloren einzelne Töne auf dem Klavier. Als er zu singen beginnt, versagt seine Stimme. Der Takt klingt gequält. Am Ende des Tages wird eine Single aufgenommen sein, sechs Minuten und sechs Sekunden: Like a Rolling Stone. Vier Wochen später stürmt Bob Dylan damit die Charts. Für Greil Marcus markiert der Song einen tiefen Einschnitt in der amerikanischen Geschichte, aber auch in der künstlerischen Entwicklung von Bob Dylan. Nach vier Folk-Alben war er zu dem Protestsänger seiner Generation avanciert. Mit Like a Rolling Stone veröffentlichte er seine erste Rock 'n' Roll-Single. Doch auch die Weltgeschichte stand vor einem großen Umbruch: die Bürgerrechtsbewegung, die Studentenrevolte - alles war im Sommer 1965 greifbar. Nach diesem Moment in der Geschichte hält Greil Marcus Ausschau, nach dem Moment, wo sich Musikgeschichte und Politik begegnen. Ausgehend von den sagenumwobenen Aufnahmen zu Like a Rolling Stone


Porträt einer Szene

Author: Martin Büsser,Jonas Engelmann,Ingo Rüdiger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783955750053


Page: 199

View: 2886

Wild Tales

Ein Rock'n'Roll-Leben

Author: Graham Nash

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3841902820

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 3493

Graham Nash, Sänger und Songwriter der Hollies, Mitglied der Supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, begab sich in den 60er-Jahren auf die Reise von Nordengland über das Swinging London bis zum Sonnenstaat Kalifornien. Auf seinem Weg schuf er viele der Kulthits, die eine ganze Generation prägten, darunter 'Bus Stop', 'Carrie Anne', 'Marrakesh Express', 'Teach Your Children'. In seiner Autobiografie berichtet Nash von seiner Kindheit und Jugend im tristen Nachrkriegs-Manchester, wo er in Armut aufwuchs, von der Gründung der Hollies zusmamen mit seinem Schulfreund Allen Clarke und dem ungeahnten Erfolg, den sie hatten; von der Freundschaft zu den Mitgliedern der wichtigsten Brit-Bands der 60er einschließlich der Beatles, Stones und Kinks; von seiner Umzug nach Amerika und seiner Beziehung zu Joni Mitchel (für die er den Song „Our House“ schrieb); von seinem Status als Superstar mit David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Neil Young. Liebe, Sex, Eifersucht, Drogen, Musik – mit „Wild Tales“ ist Nash eine der großen Rock ́n ́Roll-Legenden gelungen, geschrieben von einem Isider, der nicht sogar zweimal in die Rock and Roll Hall of Fame aufgenommen wurde.

Frank Zappa

compositore americano (1940-1993)

Author: Marco Bazzoli

Publisher: Auditorium

ISBN: 9788886784108

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 93

View: 1929