Frank Zappa The Band You Never

Frank Zappa - The Lost Episodes (1996) {Rykodisc Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - The Lost Episodes (1996) {Rykodisc Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 442 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 774 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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 Mothers - Playground Psychotics (1992) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Playground Psychotics (1992) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 814 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 315 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 219 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10557/58
Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock / Comedy Rock

Official Release #60. First of all, it must be understood that Playground Psychotics is intended for fans only: fans of Frank Zappa, of course, but most of all fans of the Flo & Eddie era of the Mothers of Invention (1970-1971); fans of the man's comedy rock; fans of his obsession with "life on the road" and its chronicling; and, finally, fans of the movie 200 Motels. This two-CD set contains live material and dialogues among band members (recorded with or without their knowledge). The "anthropological field recordings" (as Zappa liked to call them) get most of the attention. Each disc begins with a collage of dressing room and hotel room tapes.
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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 882 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 301 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 237 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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 Man From Utopia (1983) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - The Man From Utopia (1983) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 272 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 97 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 794 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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.
Frank Zappa & The Mothers - The Grand Wazoo (1972) + Over-Nite Sensation (1973) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa & The Mothers - The Grand Wazoo (1972) + Over-Nite Sensation (1973) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 494 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 170 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 914 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10517 / RCD 10518
Rock / Experimental Rock / Jazz Rock

This album appeared within the same year as WAKA/JAWAKA and continued Zappa's exploration of the possibilities for composing and arranging material for a big band with a hefty brass and reed section. Both albums were produced during the period in which he was recuperating from injuries sustained when he was thrown from the stage during a London concert the year before. THE GRAND WAZOO still sounds like a fresh and equal marriage of Zappa's already developed and apparent musical sensibilities with large ensemble jazz writing. The couple vocal numbers utilize the singing as another melodic line, and are knitted into the whole fabric rather than laying on top.
Frank Zappa - The Torture Never Stops (1982) [DVD9] {2008  Eagle Vision}

Frank Zappa - The Torture Never Stops (1982) [DVD9] {2008 Eagle Vision}
DVD9 -> 6,51 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 4:3 | Dolby AC3, 2 ch | ~ 120 m | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (jpg) -> 160 Mb
© 2008 Eagle Vision / ZFT | EREDV826
Rock / Experimental Rock

For many, Frank Zappa is an acquired taste. Few would dispute his genius or the stunning complexity of his compositions and arrangements, but not everyone is up to the demands Zappa places on an audience. If you count yourself among those who scratch their heads listening to a Zappa album, you might find a new appreciation for his work by seeing it performed. Zappa’s acerbic humor and his band’s white-knuckle musicianship are both well served by the visual medium of a concert DVD.
Frank Zappa - The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life (1991) [2CD] {2012 UMe Remaster}

Frank Zappa - The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life (1991) [2CD] {2012 UMe Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (image)+CUE+LOG -> 907 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 301 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 19 Mb
© 2012 UMe / ZFT | ZR 3881
Rock / Experimental Rock

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 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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 1.14 Gb + 568 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 574 Mb + 274 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (PNG) -> 70 Mb + 191 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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 Man From Utopia (1983) 24-bit 96kHZ vinyl rip (and redbook)

Frank Zappa – The Man From Utopia
Vinyl rip in 24-bit / 96kHZ and redbook | FLAC | no cue or log (vinyl) | artwork
755 MB (24/96) + 222 MB (RB) | HF | Rock | Barking Pumpkin FW 30403

The Man from Utopia is a 1983 album by Frank Zappa. 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” - wikipedia

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…