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Zappa, Frank

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

68 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 532 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
Eat that question : Frank Zappa in his own words by Thorsten Schütte( Visual )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews and performances, rare and never-before-seen historic footage of Frank Zappa's 30-year career
Zappa( Visual )

6 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With unfettered access to the Zappa Vault and all its archival footage, ZAPPA explores the private life behind the mammoth musical career that never shied away from the political turbulence of its time. Alex Winter's assembly features appearances by Frank's widow Gail Zappa and several of Frank's musical collaborators including Mike Keneally, Ian Underwood, Steve Vai, Pamela Des Barres, Bunk Gardner, David Harrington, Scott Thunes, Ruth Underwood, Ray White and others."--Container insert
Faerie tale theatre( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 402 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
WASBE '99 by University of Calgary( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

55 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 390 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
The Zappa album by Frank Zappa( )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LAGQ's guitar heroes by Los Angeles Guitar Quartet( Recording )

6 editions published in 2004 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to guitarists who inspired the group. All selections arranged for four guitars
The perfect stranger by Frank Zappa( Recording )

37 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 296 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)
48 fugues for Frank by Michael Kieran Harvey( )

3 editions published in 2010 and held by 285 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."
Strictly commercial by Frank Zappa( Recording )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apostrophe (') by Frank Zappa( Recording )

4 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally released in March 1974. The first half of the album is full of nonsensical shaggy-dog story songs. The second half contains the instrumental title cuts silliness in 'Stink-Foot.'
Hot rats by Frank Zappa( Recording )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Head by Monkees (Musical group)( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 243 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
Absolutely free by Frank Zappa( Recording )

51 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full performer name: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention. Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention: Frank Zappa (guitar, vocals); Ray Collins (vocals); Bunk Gardner (saxophone); Don Preston (keyboards, vocals); Roy Estrada (bass, vocals); Jimmy Carl Black, Billy Mundi (drums, percussion, vocals). This package contains the complete libretto (clean American version), plus two additional tracks not included on the original release. Before becoming obsessed with sex, politics and the Synclavier, Frank Zappa was a performer of great whimsy, who here, on his second album, was singing about such topics as fruits and vegetables while also displaying a developing critical attitude toward American social mores. Dense with musical references from "Louie Louie" to Holst's "The Planets, " ABSOLUTELY FREE is a testament to the young Zappa's awesome musical breadth. These Mothers of Invention lack the precision of Zappa's later combos, but give a firm R & B grounding to his experimentation. ABSOLUTELY FREE includes the classic "Brown Shoes Don't Make It, " a biting parody of suburban American values, along with forgotten masterpieces like "Call Any Vegetable, " a tune pointing out the ease with which we can become in tune with our little green buddies
Jazz from hell by Frank Zappa( Recording )

52 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 189 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
The yellow shark by Frank Zappa( Recording )

42 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lumpy gravy by Frank Zappa( Recording )

32 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music by eclectic artist, Frank Zappa
Sheik Yerbouti by Frank Zappa( Recording )

55 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I have been in you. - Flakes. - Broken hearts are for assholes. - I'm so cute. - Jones Crusher. - What ever happened to all the fun in the world. - Rat Tomago. - Wait a minute.- Bobby Brown goes down. - Rubber shirt. - The Shaik Yerbouti tango. - Baby snakes. - Tryin' to grow a chin. - City of tiny lights. - Dancin' fool.- Jewish princess. - Wild love. - Yo' Mama
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Alternative Names
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Frank Vincent Zappa

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa & Ensemble Modern

Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer (1940-1993)

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Zappa F.

Zappa, F. (Frank), 1940-1993

Zappa, Francesco 1940-1993

Zappa , Francis Vincent

Zappa Francis Vincent 1940-1993

Zappa Francis Vincent Jr.

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Zappa, Frank 1940-1993

Zappa, Frank Vincent

Zappa, Frank Vincent 1940-1993

Zapps, Frenks, 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

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