Frank Zappa FAQ

Frank Zappa FAQ

(FAQ). In this volume, author John Corcelli reveals Zappa's roots as a musician, from his diverse influences to his personal life.

Author: John Corcelli

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781617136733

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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Big Note

The Big Note

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.

Author: Charles Ulrich

Publisher:

ISBN: 1554201462

Category: Music

Page: 754

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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.
Categories: Music

Frank Zappa The Complete Guide to his Music

Frank Zappa  The Complete Guide to his Music

HE MUSIC OF FRANK ZAPPA IS ABOVE ALL A PROVOCATION, A SMACK IN THE Face for public taste. ... This guide doesn't pretend to be unpartisan.

Author: Ben Watson

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9780857127389

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 310

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
Categories: Music

Elton John FAQ

Elton John FAQ

AC/DC FAQ by Susan Masino Backbeat Books 9781480394506 . ... $24.99 Frank Zappa FAQ by John Corcelli Backbeat Books 9781617136030 .

Author: Donald Gibson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781617137020

Category: Music

Page: 400

View: 413

This month, as Sir Elton John celebrates his seventieth birthday, Backbeat Books is thrilled to announce the release of Donald Gibson's Elton John FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Rocket Man. An exploration of Sir Elton's accolades alone could span several volumes: in a career spanning nearly five decades, he has sold over 250 million records worldwide, appeared in nearly 4 000 live performances, been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and received multiple awards and nominations from the Academy, GRAMMYs, Oscars, and Tonys. How can one possibly hope to examine the life and times of this peerless singer-songwriter, the most successful solo artist Great Britain has ever produced and the third-most successful artist overall in American music history? Why, with Backbeat's acclaimed FAQ format, of course! Like every other volume in the FAQ series, Elton John FAQ is overflowing with enlightening data, compact histories, rare photographs and period ephemera, all organized into chapters equally suitable for a straight-through read or random perusal. Gibson touches on every major episode from Sir Elton's life, from his humble, and at times disheartening, childhood in the North London suburb of Pinner to his serendipitous meeting with lyricist Bernie Taupin, with whom he'd form a songwriting partnership that would ultimately rank alongside Lennon and McCartney in its success, and beyond. Scrutinizing the highs and lows of a life crammed with musical phases and sartorial changes, the book underscores not only the renowned musician's talents, but the truth behind tales that are familiar only to diehard fans.
Categories: Music

The Words and Music of Frank Zappa

The Words and Music of Frank Zappa

The Dangerous Kitchen : The Subversive World of Frank Zappa . Toronto : ECW Press , 2002 . Couture , Francois . “ Review : Cruising . " All Music Guide ...

Author: Kelly Fisher Lowe

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803260059

Category: Music

Page: 259

View: 298

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

Prog Rock FAQ

Prog Rock FAQ

Spearheaded by Zappa's widow, Gail, the Zappa Family Trust, the going concern controlling Frank's music with the help of vaultmeister Joe Travers have dug ...

Author: Will Romano

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781617136214

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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PROG ROCK FAQ: ALL THAT'S LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT ROCK'S MOST PROGRESSIVE MUSIC
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Frank Zappa and the And

Frank Zappa and the And

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.

Author: Paul Carr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317133155

Category: Music

Page: 266

View: 161

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.
Categories: Music

Frank Zappa Buying Guide

Frank Zappa Buying Guide

The current Blues Guide for About.com, Gordon is a contributor to Blues Music Magazine and the author of The Other Side of Nashville, a history of the city's rock 'n' roll underground.

Author: Rev. Keith A. Gordon

Publisher: Anthem Publishing

ISBN: 0985008431

Category: Music

Page: 92

View: 698

During his lifetime and a musical career that spanned five decades, Frank Zappa released almost 60 albums of rock, jazz-rock, and classical music. The Frank Zappa Buying Guide is an album by album guide to navigating the often daunting Zappa catalog, with cover photos for each album, as well as descriptions, band history, and much more. The Rev. Keith A. Gordon has spent over 40 years in the pop culture trenches. Gordon's work has appeared in over 100 publications worldwide, as well as in several All Music Guide books and on the AMG website. The current Blues Guide for About.com, Gordon is a contributor to Blues Music Magazine and the author of The Other Side of Nashville, a history of the city's rock 'n' roll underground.
Categories: Music

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Presents Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) concerning the Internet Usenet group, entitled alt.fan.frank-zappa, dedicated to rock musician Frank Zappa, which was compiled by Robbert Heederik.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:909575951

Category: Cyanobacterial blooms

Page: 2

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Categories: Cyanobacterial blooms

Jimi Hendrix FAQ

Jimi Hendrix FAQ

MarksandLinda Eastman and published by Bantam Books in 1968, Frank Zappa is quoted as saying about rock music that: “If you want to come up with a singular, ...

Author: Gary J. Jucha

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781617135668

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 750

(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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Star Trek FAQ 2 0 Unofficial and Unauthorized

Star Trek FAQ 2 0  Unofficial and Unauthorized

The Food and Beverages of Star Trek In The Real Frank Zappa Book, a memoir written by the iconoclastic musician, satirist, and free-speech advocate, ...

Author: Mark Clark

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781480355019

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 261

JAMES BOND FAQ: ALL THAT'S LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT EVERYONE'S FAVORITE SUPERSPY
Categories: Performing Arts

The Science of Sci Fi Music

The Science of Sci Fi Music

As surprising as it may seem, Zappa was a passionate devotee of avant-garde music throughout his life. In John Corcelli's book Frank Zappa FAQ we're told ...

Author: Andrew May

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030478339

Category: Science

Page: 153

View: 747

The 20th century saw radical changes in the way serious music is composed and produced, including the advent of electronic instruments and novel compositional methods such as serialism and stochastic music. Unlike previous artistic revolutions, this one took its cues from the world of science. Creating electronic sounds, in the early days, required a well-equipped laboratory and an understanding of acoustic theory. Composition became increasingly “algorithmic”, with many composers embracing the mathematics of set theory. The result was some of the most intellectually challenging music ever written – yet also some of the best known, thanks to its rapid assimilation into sci-fi movies and TV shows, from the electronic scores of Forbidden Planet and Dr Who to the other-worldly sounds of 2001: A Space Odyssey. This book takes a close look at the science behind "science fiction" music, as well as exploring the way sci-fi imagery found its way into the work of musicians like Sun Ra and David Bowie, and how music influenced the science fiction writings of Philip K. Dick and others.
Categories: Science

The Poodle Diaries

The Poodle Diaries

A guide to the live music of Frank Zappa.

Author: W. Surface

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1511510579

Category:

Page: 308

View: 408

A guide to the live music of Frank Zappa. Including band members, discography, a listing of over 1900 shows, set lists, song statistics and more. Everything you need to know about the live music of Frank Zappa from The Mothers to the final tour.
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The Doors FAQ

The Doors FAQ

They eventually signed with Frank Zappa's Straight Records label and released two albums: Pretties for You (which the Rolling Stone Album Guide called ...

Author: Rich Weidman

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 9781617131103

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 324

(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.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

AC DC FAQ

AC DC FAQ

Which brings to mind the infamous Frank Zappa quote, “Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who ...

Author: Susan Masino

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781495026010

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 599

AC/DC FAQ: ALL THAT'S LEFT TO KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD'S TRUE ROCK 'N' ROLL BAND
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Grateful Dead FAQ

The Grateful Dead FAQ

It took Frank Zappa to make whole seriesout of such things. In 1991, he officially released live bootleg recordings ofhis as partofa string of CDs all ...

Author: Tony Sclafani

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781617135828

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

View: 161

(FAQ). The Grateful Dead rose out of San Francisco's '60s underground rock scene with an unprecedented sound and image. Its members, steeped in rock, folk, classical, and blues; their instrumental prowess; and their refusal to bow to commercial conventions helped originate jam band music. Unapologetic in its advocacy of drug use as a means toward mind expansion, the Dead helped catapult psychedelic music. After performing at the Monterey International Pop Festival and Woodstock, the group became iconic without ever scoring a hit single. A large, devoted fan base "Deadheads" began to follow the band everywhere. The group suffered a tragedy when bandleader Jerry Garcia slipped into a coma in 1986, but returned the next year with a top-selling album and surprise hit single, "Touch of Grey." By 1993, the Dead was the top-grossing live act in the United States. The band ended when Garcia died in 1995, but the music lives on with a stream of live releases. In Grateful Dead FAQ , Tony Sclafani examines the band's impact and influence on rock music and pop culture. This book ventures into unexplored areas and features a host of rare images, making it a must-have for both Deadheads and casual fans.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Rough Guide to Rock

The Rough Guide to Rock

FRANK ZAPPA FRANK ZAPPA. REDFERNS Believe it or not , there's a statue of this man in Riga By October 1969 , Zappa had disbanded the original Mothers and ...

Author: Peter Buckley

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 1843531054

Category: Music

Page: 1225

View: 794

Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap.
Categories: Music

Freak Out

Freak Out

Freak Out! is the captivating story of a naive young English girl thrust into the mad world of a musical legend as well as the most intimate portrait of Frank Zappa ever written.

Author: Pauline Butcher

Publisher: Plexus Publishing

ISBN: 9780859658980

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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In 1967, 21-year-old Pauline Butcher was working for a London secretarial agency when a call came through from a Mr Frank Zappa asking for a typist.The assignment would change her life forever. For three years, Pauline served as Zappa's PA, moving with him, his family and the Mothers of Invention, to a log cabin in the Hollywood Hills, where the 'straight' young English girl mixed with Oscar winners and rock royalty. Freak Out! is the captivating story of a naive young English girl thrust into the mad world of a musical legend as well as the most intimate portrait of Frank Zappa ever written.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Frank Zappa 1966 to 1979

Frank Zappa 1966 to 1979

The book will begin with Zappa's 60s albums with The Mothers of Invention, before delving into his prolific 70s solo career, typified by Hot Rats, Apostrophe and Sheik Yerbouti.

Author: Eric Benac

Publisher: On Track

ISBN: 1789520339

Category: Music

Page: 144

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Categories: Music