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Zappa, Frank

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Most widely held works by Frank Zappa
Freak out! by Frank Zappa( Recording )

57 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 533 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 )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 481 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
Hot rats by Frank Zappa( Recording )

64 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music by Frank Zappa, including Peaches en Regalia; Willie the Pimp; Son of Mr. Green Genes; Little Umbrellas; The Gumbo Variations; and It Must Be a Camel
We're only in it for the money by Frank Zappa( Recording )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 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
Head by Bob Rafelson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visually daring but redundant film made after the demise of the Monkees television show. There is no story line but the film is as interesting as anything done by the 1960s underground. Includes some anti-war moments. A technically innovative rock musical
The yellow shark by Frank Zappa( Recording )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apostrophe (') by Frank Zappa( Recording )

40 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strictly commercial by Frank Zappa( Recording )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Zappa album by Frank Zappa( )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Absolutely free by Frank Zappa( Recording )

36 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 269 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 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over-nite sensation by Frank Zappa( Recording )

31 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Son of rogues gallery : pirate ballads, sea songs & chanteys( Recording )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 227 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 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to guitarists who inspired the group. All selections arranged for four guitars
48 fugues for Frank by Michael Kieran Harvey( )

2 editions published in 2010 and held by 220 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."
Uncle Meat by Frank Zappa( Recording )

46 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz from hell by Frank Zappa( Recording )

37 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

WASBE '99 by WASBE (Conference)( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One size fits all by Frank Zappa( Recording )

39 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Franciscus Zappa

Frank Vincent 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 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

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

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 Заппа

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

Фрэнк Вінсент Запа

פרנק זאפה

פרנק זאפה שחקן אמריקאי

فرانك زابا

فرانک زاپا گیتاریست، خواننده، و آهنگساز آمریکایی

فرینک زاپا

फ्रान्क जाप्पा

ਫ਼ਰੈਂਕ ਜ਼ਾਪਾ

ფრენკ ზაპა

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