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Zappa, Frank

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We're only in it for the money by Frank Zappa( Recording )

59 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Zappa's 1968 satirical masterpiece is back in its original glory with Frank's satirical wit intact. We're Only in It for the Money offers the ultimate stab at the idealistic world of hippiedom and the counterculture
Freak out! by Frank Zappa( Recording )

62 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Zappa and his Mothers of Invention make their debut with an album that enters into new rock territory. Freak Out features many kinds of musical styles from parodies of teen pop to avant-garde sound experiments
Faerie tale theatre( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered
Head by Bob Rafelson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kaleidoscopic satire that is a movie homage, media send-up, concert movie, and antiwar cry all at once
The perfect stranger by Frank Zappa( Recording )

46 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded Jan. 10-11, 1984, at IRCAM, Paris (1st, 2nd, 4th works) and Feb.-April, 1984 at The Utility Muffin Research Kitchen (3rd, 5th-7th works)
Apostrophe (') by Frank Zappa( Recording )

50 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The yellow shark by Frank Zappa( Recording )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strictly commercial by Frank Zappa( Recording )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe's garage : Acts I, II, & III by Frank Zappa( Recording )

58 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Zappa album by Frank Zappa( )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Absolutely free by Frank Zappa( Recording )

47 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prophetic attitude : Le concert improptu & Bossini play Frank Zappa by Frank Zappa( )

4 editions published in 1997 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

48 fugues for Frank by Michael Kieran Harvey( )

2 editions published in 2010 and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performed by Michael Kieran Harvey, and complemented by Lingua Franka - concrete poetry by Arjun von Caemmerer, 48 Fugues for Frank premiered in 2010. A labor of love for Zappaphiles and anyone else with an interest in advanced music, innovative poetry and artistic vision. Each of the ten pieces uses four or five ideas inspired by, reacting to, or developing some of Zappa's signature techniques. "Frank Zappa was a great man. Through his lyrics he skewered hypocrisy whether religious, social, artistic or corporate. During the '80s he took on the American religious right and the government of Ronnie Ray-gun, testified to the US congress including Tipper and Al Gore on the issue of rock censorship and blasted the hypocrisy of Baptist preachers such as Swaggart, at the same time winning Grammy awards for albums with titles such as Jazz From Hell. He was a personal friend of democracy heroes like Vaclav Havel (who also had the courage to confront the other major censoring religion of Communism). At the time of his death in 1993 Zappa was working on an ambitious project called Civilization Phaze III which used Dada and concrete poetry techniques to evoke a world not so much post-apocalyptic as post-human toilet. A perennial thorn in the side of the establishment, he stood up for humanism and rationalism, and his music reflects both extreme rigour and freedom. No teenager would ever consider self harm after listening to Zappa's Suicide Chump just as any remotely religious leaning thinking person would hang their head in shame after listening to his rap, the first on vinyl, Dumb all Over."
Son of rogues gallery : pirate ballads, sea songs & chanteys( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Producer Hal Willner has made a specialty of matching maverick artists, often in unexpected pairings, with surprising material; in 2006, he offered up a supreme example with the first volume of Rogues Gallery, hatched up on the set of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest with actor Johnny Depp and director Gore Verbinski, who serve as executive producers of both volumes
LAGQ's guitar heroes by Los Angeles Guitar Quartet( Recording )

2 editions published in 2004 and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to guitarists who inspired the group. All selections arranged for four guitars
WASBE '99 by WASBE (Conference)( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The real Frank Zappa book by Frank Zappa( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1999 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse popzanger (geb. 1940)
No commercial potential : the saga of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention by David Walley( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For nearly thirty years Frank Zappa (1940-1993) pursued an idiosyncratic but influential course in music - rock, jazz, and classical composer (releasing over fifty albums); founder of the Mothers of Invention; guitarist, conductor, and producer; as well as social satirist, sonic scientist, First Amendment champion, and all-around iconoclast. This updated edition of David Walley's cutting-edge classic includes a new foreword, a substantial chapter carrying the Zappa saga through his death from cancer, an afterword, bibliography, discography, videography, and guide to Zappa on the Internet. From 1960's Freak Out! to the posthumous Civilization Phaze III, No Commercial Potential offers converts and connoisseurs the most practical and penetrating book ever written on the musical phenomenon known as Frank Zappa
Electric Don Quixote : the definitive story of Frank Zappa by Neil Slaven( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freak out! : my life with Frank Zappa by Pauline Butcher( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1967, 21-year-old Pauline Butcher was working for a London secretarial agency when one evening a call came through from a Mr Frank Zappa asking for a typist to come to his hotel room. The assignment would change her life forever. After this chance encounter with the charismatic musician, at Frank's request Pauline moved with him, his family and his band the Mothers of Invention to a log cabin in the Hollywood Hills. There, the straight young English girl from Twickenham spent her days in the company of a succession of famous names, mixing with Oscar winners and rock royalty, including Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Captain Beefheart and Tiny Tim. Often working nights and sleeping days, for three years Pauline served as Zappa's secretary, running his fan club, the United Mutations, and organising rehearsals, live appearances and recording sessions for the GTOs (Girls Together Outrageously), an all-female rock act supported and produced by Zappa. Freak Out! is the captivating story of a naive young English girl thrust into the mad world of a musical legend. A vivid depiction of the late sixties rock'n'roll scene and the stark realities behind Hollywood's perceived glamour, this memoir is also the most revealing and intimate portrait of Frank Zappa ever written."--Publisher's description
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Faerie tale theatre
Alternative Names
Franciscus Zappa

Frank Vincent Zappa

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa & Ensemble Modern

Frank Zappa Amerikaans zanger

Frank Zappa amerikai zeneszerző, gitáros

Frank Zappa amerikanischa Komponist, Musika und Kuitfigua vo da Underground-Musi

Frank Zappa amerikanischer Musiker

Frank Zappa amerikanischer Musiker und Komponist

Frank Zappa amerikansk gitarist, sanger og komponist

Frank Zappa amerikansk gitarist, songar og komponist

Frank Zappa amerikansk gitarrist, sångare och kompositör

Frank Zappa amerikansk guitarist, sanger og komponist

Frank Zappa amerykański muzyk rockowy, multiinstrumentalista, kompozytor

Frank Zappa chitarrista, compositore e arrangiatore statunitense

Frank Zappa músico y compositor de los Estados Unidos

Frank Zappa patsas

Frank Zappa pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Frenk Zappa

Frenks Zapa


Zappa, Francesco 1940-1993

Zappa , Francis Vincent

Zappa Francis Vincent 1940-1993

Zappa, Frank

Zappa, Frank 1940-1993

Zappa, Frank Vincent 1940-1993

Φρανκ Ζάπα Αμερικάνος μουσικός, τραγουδοποιός, συνθέτης και παραγωγός δίσκων και ταινιών

Заппа, Фрэнк американский композитор, певец, мультиинструменталист, продюсер, автор песен, музыкант-экспериментатор, а также звуко- и кинорежиссёр

Франк Запа

Френк Запа

Френк Запа американски музичар

Френк Заппа

Френк Заппа американський вокаліст, гітарист, клавішник, ударник, композитор, аранжувальник, автор текстів, продюсер, сценарист та режисер

Фрэнк Вінсент Запа

זפה, פרנסיס וינסנט

פרנק זאפה

פרנק זאפה מוזיקאי

فرانك زابا

فرانک زاپا گیتاریست، خواننده، و آهنگساز آمریکایی

فرینک زاپا

फ्रान्क जाप्पा

ਫ਼ਰੈਂਕ ਜ਼ਾਪਾ

ფრენკ ზაპა

프랭크 자파

ザッパ, フランク



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HeadThe real Frank Zappa bookNo commercial potential : the saga of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of InventionElectric Don Quixote : the definitive story of Frank ZappaFreak out! : my life with Frank ZappaZappaFrank Zappa : the negative dialectics of poodle play