Frank Zappa The Band You Never

Frank Zappa - The MOFO (The Making Of Freak Out!) - Project/Object (1966) [4CD+2CD] {2006 Zappa Records}

Frank Zappa - The MOFO (The Making Of Freak Out!) - Project/Object (1966) [4CD+2CD] {2006 Zappa Records}
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© 2006 Zappa Records / The Zappa Family Trust / Munchkin Music | ZR 20004 + ZR 20005
Rock / Experimental Rock

A deluxe 4cd set and a 2cd set. The annoying thing is that the 2cd set has a few songs that arent on the mega 4 disc version, so if you're a completist, you will need both and you end up with a lot of duplicate material. That is my only real problem with mofo, pretty much everything else about this box is fantastic. For me, the best part is the beautiul remaster of the original 1966 Stereo mix of "Freak Out!". The Freak Out cd that frank released in the 80's and is currently in print through rykodisc was a re-mix which sounds pretty good, but this original mix is much warmer and full of life. There is no contest as which mix I prefer, the original 1966 version is far superior in my opinion. The rest of the sets contains various alternate mixes, backing tracks, interviews, studio improvisations (all lead by Frank) and some early live recordings. There is one bonafide outtake "Groupie Bang Bang" which is as good as anything elese on the album. A great Bo Diddley type rhythm with hilarious lyrics (sung by Ray Collins) about, you guessed it, a groupie!

Frank Zappa: The Freak-Out List (2010)  Video

Posted by Someonelse at April 16, 2011
Frank Zappa: The Freak-Out List (2010)

Frank Zappa: The Freak-Out List (2010) + Bonus
DVDRip | English | AVI | 720 x 480 | H.264 @ 1496 Kbps | AC3 2.0 @ 160 Kbps | 01:27:38 | 1,04 Gb + 52 Mb
Genre: Documentary, Music

The idea behind this DVD is simple. On the liner notes to Freak Out!, the 1967 debut album by Zappa's original band the Mothers of Invention, Zappa listed some seventy-two names on the liner notes and cited them as influences. The Freak Out List intends to explore who these artists are and what influence they had on Zappa's music. This listing encompasses all sorts of music, from classical composer Edgar Varese to R&B star Johnny "Guitar" Watson to jazzman Eric Dolphy to flamenco guitarist Sabicas….

Frank Zappa - The Torture Never Stops (2010)  Music

Posted by Jansky at Jan. 16, 2011
Frank Zappa - The Torture Never Stops (2010)

Frank Zappa - The Torture Never Stops (2010)
DVD-9 | NTSC | VOB | 4:3 (720x480) | 117 min | All Regions | 6.8 GB | Scans
English | Color | Dolby Digital 2.0 | RAR 3 % | FSonic.com, KeepF.com
Genre: Rock, Progressive Rock

Frank Zappa's New York Halloween 1981 concerts were filmed Live at The Palladium. This 'thing' entitled "The Torture Never Stops was created in its entirety by FZ from the original concert production and intended by the Artist as one of 3 Television Specials. This is the longest version of the three - the others, "You Are What You Is" and "Dumb All Over", having actually aired. Halloween was Frank Zappa's favorite holiday, and New York was the site of Frank Zappa Halloween concerts for years! The billion and a half airings by MTV of the concerts (non-edited) followed on closely from the release of the double album You Are What You Is in September of that year on Frank Zappa s own recently founded and thoroughly independent label, Barking Pumpkin…
Frank Zappa - The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life (1991) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster}

Frank Zappa - The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life (1991) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster}
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© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10653/54 (European Issue)
Rock / Jazz-Rock / Experimental Rock


Frank Zappa - The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life (1991) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster}

One of three collections from the 1988 world tour, THE BEST BAND YOU NEVER HEARD IN YOUR LIFE is a portrait of one of Zappa's most accomplished bands. Unfortunately, this band self-destructed in mid-tour and never completed their scheduled appearances. … Full DescriptionHence, the title stands for the fans that couldn't see this amazing group live. The vocals of Ike Willis and Mike Keneally, the rhythmic acrobatics of Chad Wakerman, Ed Mann and Scott Thunes, the powerful horn section including the Fowler brothers, keyboardist/vocalist Bobby Martin–it all adds up to one of the most musically agile bands Zappa ever commanded.

There are the usual Zappa favorites on disc one with "Cosmic Debris" and "Zomby Woof." The band also gets to flex its muscles on the instrumentals "Zoot Allures" and "Sofa #1." Disc two captures all the zany behavior that could be preserved on tape as bizarre covers of "Purple Haze" and "Sunshine Of Your Love" start things off. Snippets of "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling," "The Godfather Theme" and "Bonanza" escalate into a diatribe by right-wing character Brother A. West and several songs denouncing televangelist Jimmy Swaggart. The finale of "Stairway To Heaven" ties everything back together in grand Zappa style.
Frank Zappa - The Crux Of The Biscuit (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20020}

Frank Zappa - The Crux Of The Biscuit (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20020}
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© 1974, 2016 Zappa Records / The Zappa Family Trust / Universal | ZR 20020 / 00824302002025
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #104. All Master Recordings Produced By Frank Zappa. The Crux Of The Biscuit was created in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Frank Zappa's 1974 album Apostrophe('). As part of the ongoing Project/Object Audio Documentary Series, it contains rare alternate mixes, live performances & studio session outtakes. This release celebrates the creation of a truly iconic record that reached the Top Ten in the Billboard Chart and earned FZ an RIAA Gold Record Award.
Frank Zappa - The Dub Room Special (1982) [DVD9 NTSC] {2005 Eagle Rock}

Frank Zappa - The Dub Room Special (1982) [DVD9 NTSC] {2005 Eagle Rock}
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© 2005 Frank Zappa / Eagle Rock | EV30138-9
Rock / Experimental Rock

Previously released on VHS and Beta and only available through mail order, Frank Zappa's Dub Room Special is an extremely rare TV special comprising two live performances from one of Rock's great individuals. Zappa's unparalleled abilities as a composer, guitarist, and absurdist/social commentator run rampant on The Dub Room Special – and it is a unique window on his willingness to push the envelope of what is possible no matter how improbable. Selections from two separate concerts, one, called A Token of His Extreme, shot in 1974 at Los Angeles public television station KCET and one in 1981 filmed at his annual New York Halloween show, are interspersed with then-cutting edge claymation/stop motion animation from Bruce Bickford and assorted comedy bits.
Frank Zappa - The Lost Episodes (1996) {Rykodisc Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - The Lost Episodes (1996) {Rykodisc Remaster Complete Series}
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© 1996 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 40573
Rock / Jazz Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

Official Release #64. A 30-track compilation of rarities, spanning much of his career, but in the main confined to the 1960s and early '70s (some date from as early as the late '50s!). Much of it's previously unreleased, or extremely hard to locate. It's not just a collection of fan-oriented odds and ends, though. The material, for one thing, is extremely diverse, ranging from collaborations with Captain Beefheart and primitive teenage garage recordings to comic dialog to progressive instrumentals and orchestral pieces.
Frank Zappa - The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life (1991) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life (1991) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
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© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10653/54
Rock / Experimental Rock / Jazz Rock / Art Rock

Official Release #55. This two-CD set is the second of three albums of material Frank Zappa compiled from the 1988 tour. While Broadway the Hard Way (released in 1988) mostly presented the new songs performed during that tour, this set focuses on older songs (Make a Jazz Noise Here would contain mostly instrumental pieces). This is the best band you never heard in your life because the 12-piece group disintegrated after only four months of touring through the U.S. East Coast and Europe. These shows took place during the Jimmy Swaggart scandal, when the televangelist was caught with a prostitute.
Frank Zappa - The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA  Birthday Bundle (2014) {ZP17COMBO from zappa.com}

Frank Zappa - The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle (2014) {ZP17COMBO from zappa.com}
FLAC (tracks) + Video (mp4) -> 1.32 Gb | Official Digital Download | Front Cover
Zappa Records / Zappa.com | ZP17COMBO | 5% repair rar
Rock / Experimental Rock

2014 Anything Anytime Anywhere For No Reason At All. Happy Birthday Frank! Digital download release in honor of Zappa's birthday. 3 audio tracks and a video. Video says: "Distributed by Honker Home Video/Digital". Released: 21 Dec 2014.
Frank Zappa - The Man From Utopia (1983) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - The Man From Utopia (1983) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
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© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10538
Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

It is a more song-driven, and less conceptual work than many others in Zappa's oeuvre. The album is named after a 1950s song, written by Donald and Doris Woods, which Zappa covers as part of "The Man from Utopia Meets Mary Lou". The sleeve art features the work of RanXerox artist Tanino Liberatore. It portrays Zappa on stage trying to kill mosquitos. The back cover shows the audience as seen from the stage. Chaos prevails, and the cover is meant to show the events at a disastrous concert in Palermo, Italy, July 14, 1982. At that concert, fans kept trying to rush the stage, and the local security force began firing tear-gas canisters into the crowd.