Frank Zappa Understanding America

Frank Zappa - Understanding America (2012)  {2CDs Zappa Records EU Edition}

Frank Zappa - Understanding America (2012) {2CDs Zappa Records EU Edition}
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© 2012 Zappa Records / Universal Music / ZFT | 0238922 / ZR 3892
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Fusion

Official Release #93. Conceived, Composed & Produced by Frank Zappa. The two-disc compilation of alternative takes titled Understanding America is intended for devoted fans only. It's scattershot material, tied together loosely by one theme: Zappa's acerbic mistrust of American culture. Throughout the '60s, '70s, and '80s, social satire made up a huge amount of his catalog, so Big Brother, media outlets, organized religion, and recreational drugs are all subject to attack here. The gold nugget is the unreleased 25-minute "Porn Wars Deluxe," a Negativland-esque collage that pairs together samples of music with clips from the 1985 PMRC Senate hearings, for which Zappa played an integral role defending against censorship.

Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by franklee at Nov. 20, 2016
Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.

Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.
By: Howard Kaylan, Jeff Tamarkin
Backbeat Books | 2013 | English | ePUB | 304 pages | ISBN-10: 1480342939 | 4.7 MB

(Book). If Howard Kaylan had sung only one song, the Turtles' 1967 No. 1 smash hit "Happy Together," his place in rock-and-roll history would still be secure.
Frank Zappa - Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object (2016)

Frank Zappa - Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object
Progressive Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 206:56 min | 475 MB
Label: Zappa Records | Tracks: 79 | Rls.date: 2016

Uncle Meat gets the deluxe treatment in this three CD Project/Object Audio Documentary. Included is the original 1969 vinyl mix (restored, remastered and available digitally for the first time), an original sequence that includes unique source material and bonus vault tracks mostly compiled from the recording sessions at Apostolic Studios in NYC between 1967 and 1968.

Frank Zappa - Chicago 78 (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 4, 2016
Frank Zappa - Chicago 78 (2016)

Frank Zappa - Chicago 78
Progressive Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 119:39 min | 274 MB
Label: Commercial Marketing | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2016

This Vaulternative Records concert release finds Zappa and band at the Uptown Theater, Chicago, Ill - September 29, 1978. Of the two shows played that evening, the late show is captured here in it's entirety. As you would expect, the concert delivers with a good blend of fan favorites, blistering guitar solos, audience participation, on-the-spot improvisations and stellar playing from a talented band line-up.

Frank Zappa - Little Dots (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 3, 2016
Frank Zappa - Little Dots (2016)

Frank Zappa - Little Dots
Progressive Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 71:07 min | 165 MB
Label: Commercial Marketing | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

This is the one that has the Zappa online forums really buzzing! Though nothing was ever officially released from Frank's Petit Wazoo 1972 tour until 2005 (on the Zappa Family Trust release Imaginary Diseases), Frank had revisited and worked on the material that makes up this sequel to that '05 release in spurts throughout the '70s and '80s. Finally we get more from this massively improvisational period that found FZ leading a 10-piece horn-driven lineup. "Cosmik Debris," "Little Dots" (two versions), "Rollo," "Kansas City Shuffle" and two versions of "Columbia, S.C."
Frank Zappa - ZAPPAtite (Frank Zappa's Tastiest Tracks) (2016)

Frank Zappa - ZAPPAtite (Frank Zappa's Tastiest Tracks)
Prog-Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 76:34 min | 186 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Zappa Records | Tracks: 18 | Rls.date: 2016

Hungry for Zappa? Get a full plate of Frank Zappa s tastiest music. Spanning three decades and 18 tracks, this compilation is a sampler platter for the curious and a buffet of favorites for the fans. From 'Trouble Every Day' off the 1966 Freak Out! album to 1987s 'Strictly Genteel' featuring the London Symphony Orchestra, Zappatite cooks up a feast of Frank Zappa s expansive work. Get a big helping of Frank Zappa on Zappatite.

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 27, 2016
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)
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Audio: English AAC 98 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary | Biography

In the 20th Century, Frank Zappa made his mark as a musician unlike any other in America. With a wild eccentric iconoclastic attitude guiding his distinctive music, which it was itself guided by a firm intellectual integrity, Zappa made himself an unforgettable force in popular music. This film covers his life and work through various archival footage through the decades. Whether it was his taboo challenging early creations, his outspoken efforts against the political forces determined to censor him or his constant quest for new artistic challenges, Zappa made a mark no one could ignore.
Frank Zappa - Puttin' On The Ritz (2014) {2CD Goldfish Records GOLF009 rec 1981}

Frank Zappa - Puttin' On The Ritz (2014) {2CD Goldfish Records GOLF009 rec 1981}
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© 1981, 2014 Goldfish Records | GOLF009
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

By the closing months of 1981 Frank Zappa had already released five albums during that productive year. Three of these records were his instrumental guitar collections - Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar, Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Some More, and The Return of the Son of Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar - initially sold via mail order but later released through CBS. There was also the live double Tinseltown Rebellion and the 2-LP studio set You Are What You Is, released in September. Zappa also hit the road in September 81, performing a largely domestic tour that criss-crossed the US and took in a couple of shows in Canada between September and Christmas. On board for the tour were Frank s latest touring band, comprising Chad Wackerman on drums, Ed Mann on percussion, Tommy Mars on keyboards, Scott Thunes on bass, with Steve Vai and Ray White on guitar.
Frank Zappa - Lumpy Money - The Project/Object (2009) {3CD Zappa Records ZR20008 reissue 2016}

Frank Zappa - Lumpy Money - The Project/Object (2009) {3CD Zappa Records ZR20008 reissue 2016}
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© 1968, 2009, 2016 Zappa Records | ZR20008
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #85. This triple volume package contains an audio documentary tracing the conception and construction of Frank Zappa's We're Only in It for the Money (1968) and Lumpy Gravy (1968) masterworks. As the second entry in the Project/Object series (the first being the MoFo Project/Object in 2006 that gathered four CDs worth of goodies from the Freak Out! era), the modus operandi for Lumpy Money (2009) remains much the same as its predecessor. Presented within are primary components from both works in several unique – and formerly unissued – incarnations and configurations. It should also be noted that neither of Zappa's mid-'90s approved masters for We're Only in It for the Money or Lumpy Gravy are found here. Instead of retreading those – which (as of this 2009 writing) remain in print on the Rykodisc label – the nearly three-and-a-half hours served up here offer an embarrassment of insight into the development of the music, as well as the modular recording style that Zappa was evermore frequently incorporating into his craft.
Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #3 (2016) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2016-1}

Frank Zappa - Road Tapes, Venue #3 (2016) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2016-1}
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© 2016 Vaulternative Records / ZFT | VR 2016-1
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #103. Performed/Arranged/Conducted by Frank Zappa. Road Tapes, Venue #3 features two complete shows from Tyrone Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN. The July '70 Mothers line-up featured Flo & Eddie, George Duke, Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar & Jeff Simmons. FZ's vast Vault does not contain many full shows from this time period, so that alone makes this release a special one. The tapes were recorded to stereo reel-to-reel, but not without problems. Due to their historical relevance, we felt it was worth it, warts 'n all! Venue #3 does not disappoint.