FRANK ZAPPA
Jazz Related Rock / Third Stream • United States

Jazz music community with reviews, MP3 (free download/stream) and forums
FRANK ZAPPA picture
Frank Zappa was one of the great iconoclastic musicians of the 20th Century. He was born in 1940 in Baltimore where his Sicilian-born, Greek-Arab meteorologist father was employed by an arsenal that manufactured poison gas during World War II. The Zappa family eventually settled in Lancaster, Calif., a Mohave Desert town Frank called a cultural wasteland. Ironically, it was here, during his high school years, that Zappa's interest in outlandish combinations of music bloomed. He formed an R&B group called the Blackouts, he bought Stravinsky and Varese records, he played drums in his high school band, where he was introduced to 12-tone music and did some composing and conducting. And he began to suspect he was destined to live a life deviating from the norms of Americana.

Zappa recorded parody and instrumental doo-wop tunes in the early '60s and leased them to record companies like Original Sound in Los Angeles. His
read more...
Thanks to silent way for the addition and snobb, dreadpirateroberts for the updates

FRANK ZAPPA MP3, Free Download/Stream

FRANK ZAPPA Online Videos

See all FRANK ZAPPA videos

Buy FRANK ZAPPA music

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
❤ FRANK ZAPPA ❤ atheist / quote typography poster art print - A1 A2 A3 A4 #1 ❤ FRANK ZAPPA ❤ atheist / quote typography poster art print - A1 A2 A3 A4 #1 USD $32.83 Buy It Now 43m
❤ FRANK ZAPPA ❤ atheist / quote typography poster art print - A1 A2 A3 A4 #1 ❤ FRANK ZAPPA ❤ atheist / quote typography poster art print - A1 A2 A3 A4 #1 USD $26.56 Buy It Now 43m
❤ FRANK ZAPPA ❤ atheist / quote typography poster art print - A1 A2 A3 A4 #1 ❤ FRANK ZAPPA ❤ atheist / quote typography poster art print - A1 A2 A3 A4 #1 USD $18.73 Buy It Now 43m
❤ FRANK ZAPPA ❤ atheist / quote typography poster art print - A1 A2 A3 A4 #1 ❤ FRANK ZAPPA ❤ atheist / quote typography poster art print - A1 A2 A3 A4 #1 USD $14.02 Buy It Now 43m
❤ FRANK ZAPPA ❤ atheist / quote typography poster art print - A1 A2 A3 A4 #1 ❤ FRANK ZAPPA ❤ atheist / quote typography poster art print - A1 A2 A3 A4 #1 USD $21.86 Buy It Now 43m
FRANK ZAPPA FRANK ZAPPA "Guitar" JAPAN Limited Mini LP CD obi USD $44.99 (0 bids)
49m
Them Or Us Frank Zappa UK vinyl LP album record FZD1 EMI 1984 Them Or Us Frank Zappa UK vinyl LP album record FZD1 EMI 1984 USD $62.62 Buy It Now 59m
*LOOK* RARE EXCELLENT CONDT FRANK ZAPPA WE'RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY VERVE LP *LOOK* RARE EXCELLENT CONDT FRANK ZAPPA WE'RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY VERVE LP USD $33.00 (2 bids)
1h 7m
Music by Frank Zappa, , Music by Frank Zappa, , USD $38.99 Buy It Now 1h 39m
THE MOTHERS (FRANK ZAPPA) - OVERNITE SENSATION - DISCREET 2149 - 1973 LP THE MOTHERS (FRANK ZAPPA) - OVERNITE SENSATION - DISCREET 2149 - 1973 LP USD $12.95 Buy It Now 2h 17m
Vinyl lp - Frank Zappa - Ship Arriving too late to Save a Drowning Witch Vinyl lp - Frank Zappa - Ship Arriving too late to Save a Drowning Witch USD $10.75 Buy It Now 2h 19m
FRANK ZAPPA - SHEIK YERBOUTI - ORIGINAL  CANADIAN STEREO COPY- NM. LP FRANK ZAPPA - SHEIK YERBOUTI - ORIGINAL CANADIAN STEREO COPY- NM. LP USD $125.00 Buy It Now 3h
One Size Fits All Frank Zappa Audio CD One Size Fits All Frank Zappa Audio CD USD $24.21 Buy It Now 3h
Frank Zappa Hot Rats Reprise Records Vinyl LP Gatefold VG+ Frank Zappa Hot Rats Reprise Records Vinyl LP Gatefold VG+ USD $20.00 (1 bids)
3h
Frank Zappa / Cruising With Ruben & The Jets  JAPAN Mini LP CD w/OBI  VACK-1207 Frank Zappa / Cruising With Ruben & The Jets JAPAN Mini LP CD w/OBI VACK-1207 USD $44.50 Buy It Now 3h
1995 FRANK ZAPPA BMG RECORD CLUB ISSUE STRICTLY COMMERCIAL MOTHERS OF INVENTION 1995 FRANK ZAPPA BMG RECORD CLUB ISSUE STRICTLY COMMERCIAL MOTHERS OF INVENTION USD $20.00 Buy It Now 3h
1974 KEITH IN AND OUT OF LOVE MONO / STEREO  FRANK ZAPPA DISCREET WLP 45 RPM 7 1974 KEITH IN AND OUT OF LOVE MONO / STEREO FRANK ZAPPA DISCREET WLP 45 RPM 7" USD $20.00 Buy It Now 3h
FRANK ZAPPA FRANK ZAPPA "I don't wanna get drafted" BOB DYLAN "Saved"- RARE 7" PROMO ITALY USD $27.99 Buy It Now 3h
1979 FRANK ZAPPA BOBBY BROWN / BABY SNAKES DUTCH 45 RPM W/ PICTURE SLEEVE SPIFFY 1979 FRANK ZAPPA BOBBY BROWN / BABY SNAKES DUTCH 45 RPM W/ PICTURE SLEEVE SPIFFY USD $24.99 Buy It Now 4h
The Mothers Of Invention Freak Out Frank Zappa Verve Release 2LP Set  NM The Mothers Of Invention Freak Out Frank Zappa Verve Release 2LP Set NM USD $85.00 Buy It Now 4h
FRANK ZAPPA - CHUNGA'S REVENGE  2001 JAPAN MINI LP CD FRANK ZAPPA - CHUNGA'S REVENGE 2001 JAPAN MINI LP CD USD $36.02 Buy It Now 4h
FRANK ZAPPA - SET OF 10 MIXED PROMO POSTER POSTCARDS # 2 FRANK ZAPPA - SET OF 10 MIXED PROMO POSTER POSTCARDS # 2 USD $7.82 (0 bids)
4h
 FRANK ZAPPA & MOTHERS of INVENTION: Roxy & Elsewhere USA DISCREET vinyl LP FRANK ZAPPA & MOTHERS of INVENTION: Roxy & Elsewhere USA DISCREET vinyl LP USD $21.50 Buy It Now 4h
Frank Zappa 2LP Frank Zappa 2LP "Sheik Yerbouti" Zappa (SRZ 2-1501), Vinyl Near Mint USD $24.99 (0 bids)
4h
FRANK ZAPPA MOTHERS / BEEFHEART - BONGO FURY - STILL SEALED LP 1975 PRESSING! FRANK ZAPPA MOTHERS / BEEFHEART - BONGO FURY - STILL SEALED LP 1975 PRESSING! USD $66.66 Buy It Now 4h
FRANK ZAPPA I Don't Wanna Get Drafted  Original US 45 w/ Picture Sleeve FRANK ZAPPA I Don't Wanna Get Drafted Original US 45 w/ Picture Sleeve USD $7.00 Buy It Now 4h
Frank Zappa Boulez Conducts The Perfect Stranger 1984 NM Record Angel DS 2 38170 Frank Zappa Boulez Conducts The Perfect Stranger 1984 NM Record Angel DS 2 38170 USD $49.90 Buy It Now 4h
Frank Zappa Mothers of Invention Fingers POSTER Frank Zappa Mothers of Invention Fingers POSTER USD $4.69 Buy It Now 5h
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention POSTER #2 Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention POSTER #2 USD $4.69 Buy It Now 5h
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention POSTER #1 Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention POSTER #1 USD $4.69 Buy It Now 5h
FRANK ZAPPA Overture (200 Motels) LIMITED Ed PURPLE Vinyl 7” RSD 2015  FRANK ZAPPA Overture (200 Motels) LIMITED Ed PURPLE Vinyl 7” RSD 2015  USD $14.95 Buy It Now 5h
 Frank Zappa ‎– Interview Picture Disc - Limited Edition Frank Zappa ‎– Interview Picture Disc - Limited Edition USD $1.88 (2 bids)
5h
Frank Zappa Beefheart Excellent Surfaces Original 1975 Discreet Pressing Frank Zappa Beefheart Excellent Surfaces Original 1975 Discreet Pressing USD $20.00 Buy It Now 5h
FRANK ZAPPA AND THE MOTHERS Overnite Sensation ORIGINAL LP Discrete Records FRANK ZAPPA AND THE MOTHERS Overnite Sensation ORIGINAL LP Discrete Records USD $19.00 Buy It Now 5h
Mothers Of Invention and Frank Zappa Weasels Ripped My Flesh cd Mothers Of Invention and Frank Zappa Weasels Ripped My Flesh cd USD $12.99 Buy It Now 5h
Frank Zappa the Mothers of Invention Over-Nite Sensation LP Vinyl Record MS 2149 Frank Zappa the Mothers of Invention Over-Nite Sensation LP Vinyl Record MS 2149 USD $12.25 Buy It Now 5h
FRANK ZAPPA Return of the son Kill Ugly Radio 1996 USA CAREER SAMPLER PROMO CD FRANK ZAPPA Return of the son Kill Ugly Radio 1996 USA CAREER SAMPLER PROMO CD USD $49.99 Buy It Now 5h
FRANK ZAPPA WILD MAN FISCHER AN EVENING WITH RARE '68 BIZARRE REPRISE NM 2 LP !! FRANK ZAPPA WILD MAN FISCHER AN EVENING WITH RARE '68 BIZARRE REPRISE NM 2 LP !! USD $149.00 Buy It Now 5h
Frank Zappa apostrophe overnight sensation cd Frank Zappa apostrophe overnight sensation cd USD $12.52 (0 bids)
5h
1975 RADIO SHOW LP FRANK ZAPPA VS ALBERT HALL ELP GRAND FUNK ROLLING STONES WHO 1975 RADIO SHOW LP FRANK ZAPPA VS ALBERT HALL ELP GRAND FUNK ROLLING STONES WHO USD $40.00 Buy It Now 5h
One Size Fits All by Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention (CD, Aug-2012,... One Size Fits All by Frank Zappa/The Mothers of Invention (CD, Aug-2012,... USD $3.25 (5 bids)
6h
Frank Zappa Best Band You Never Heard (2x Cassette) Sealed Barking Pumpkin Frank Zappa Best Band You Never Heard (2x Cassette) Sealed Barking Pumpkin USD $14.00 Buy It Now 6h
FRANK ZAPPA * DANCIN' FOOL & DANCIN' FOOL * PROMO FRANK ZAPPA * DANCIN' FOOL & DANCIN' FOOL * PROMO USD $9.00 Buy It Now 6h
Finer Moments by Frank Zappa (CD, Dec-2012, 2 Discs, Zappa Records (USA)) Finer Moments by Frank Zappa (CD, Dec-2012, 2 Discs, Zappa Records (USA)) USD $16.55 Buy It Now 6h
FRANK ZAPPA Them Or Us LP 74200 GATEFOLD VG+ VG+ FRANK ZAPPA Them Or Us LP 74200 GATEFOLD VG+ VG+ USD $29.99 Buy It Now 6h
BURT WARD (w/FRANK ZAPPA):Boy Wonder I Love You-U.S.7 BURT WARD (w/FRANK ZAPPA):Boy Wonder I Love You-U.S.7" 66 M-G-M Records K13632DJ USD $184.98 Buy It Now 6h
FRANK ZAPPA FRANK ZAPPA "UNMITIGATED AUDACITY" The Mothers of Invention LIVE AT NOTRE DAME USD $9.99 Buy It Now 6h
FRANK ZAPPA 200 Motels Soundtrack LP VG+ VG+ Mothers Of Invention MCA 2-4183 FRANK ZAPPA 200 Motels Soundtrack LP VG+ VG+ Mothers Of Invention MCA 2-4183 USD $29.99 Buy It Now 6h
FRANK ZAPPA/MOTHERS OF INVENTION**FREAK OUT! (2012 REMASTER)**CD FRANK ZAPPA/MOTHERS OF INVENTION**FREAK OUT! (2012 REMASTER)**CD USD $12.98 Buy It Now 7h
Here it is, The Music Vol 1 RYKO, FRANK ZAPPA, JIMI HENDRIX, DEVO Here it is, The Music Vol 1 RYKO, FRANK ZAPPA, JIMI HENDRIX, DEVO USD $5.88 Buy It Now 7h
Apostrophe'/Overnite Sensation by Frank Zappa RYKO RCD40025 LN Apostrophe'/Overnite Sensation by Frank Zappa RYKO RCD40025 LN USD $18.89 Buy It Now 7h
Frank Zappa Mothers Lumpy Gravy 10 near mint CDs Frank Zappa Mothers Lumpy Gravy 10 near mint CDs USD $49.95 Buy It Now 7h
3LP Boxset Frank Zappa - Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar EX+ 3LP Boxset Frank Zappa - Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar EX+ USD $62.66 Buy It Now 7h
Frank Zappa - Studio Tan - LP Frank Zappa - Studio Tan - LP USD $13.99 Buy It Now 7h
Frank Zappa Mothers of Invention Frank Zappa Mothers of Invention "The **** of the Mothers" LP Yellow Label RARE USD $40.00 Buy It Now 7h
1982 FRANK ZAPPA STORIA E MUSICA RELEASED IN ITALY ONLY CASSETTTE 8 ZAPPA SONGS 1982 FRANK ZAPPA STORIA E MUSICA RELEASED IN ITALY ONLY CASSETTTE 8 ZAPPA SONGS USD $14.99 Buy It Now 7h
Frank Zappa Have I Offended Someone? Audio CD Frank Zappa Have I Offended Someone? Audio CD USD $5.95 Buy It Now 7h
1975 FRANK ZAPPA LIVE AT WILLIAM & MARY JOE'S MENAGE MOTHERS OF INVENTION CD 1975 FRANK ZAPPA LIVE AT WILLIAM & MARY JOE'S MENAGE MOTHERS OF INVENTION CD USD $30.00 Buy It Now 7h
FRANK ZAPPA**DON'T EAT THE YELLOW SNOW/DOWN IN DE DEW (7 INCH)**VINYL FRANK ZAPPA**DON'T EAT THE YELLOW SNOW/DOWN IN DE DEW (7 INCH)**VINYL USD $4.91 Buy It Now 7h
FRANK ZAPPA/MOTHERS OF INVENTION**WHY DON'TCHA DO MY RIGHT? (7 INCH)**VINYL FRANK ZAPPA/MOTHERS OF INVENTION**WHY DON'TCHA DO MY RIGHT? (7 INCH)**VINYL USD $4.91 Buy It Now 7h
Frank Zappa-Joe's Camouflage-NEW PICTURE LP Frank Zappa-Joe's Camouflage-NEW PICTURE LP USD $39.99 Buy It Now 7h
THE MOTHERS FRANK ZAPPA FILLMORE EAST ON REP.1971 THE MOTHERS FRANK ZAPPA FILLMORE EAST ON REP.1971 USD $4.99 (0 bids)
USD $7.99 Buy It Now
7h
1977 SOGENANNTES UNKSRADIKALES BLAS ORCHESTER W/ FRANK ZAPPA I'M SLIME GERMAN LP 1977 SOGENANNTES UNKSRADIKALES BLAS ORCHESTER W/ FRANK ZAPPA I'M SLIME GERMAN LP USD $45.00 Buy It Now 8h
Frank Zappa - One Size Fits All [CD New] Frank Zappa - One Size Fits All [CD New] USD $13.72 Buy It Now 8h
FRANK ZAPPA Anyway The Wind Blows Frank In Paris rare CD disc one 1991  FRANK ZAPPA Anyway The Wind Blows Frank In Paris rare CD disc one 1991 USD $19.99 Buy It Now 8h
1971 WORST MOTHERS OF INVENTION FRANK ZAPPA MGM SPECIAL DJ YELLOW LABEL PROMO LP 1971 WORST MOTHERS OF INVENTION FRANK ZAPPA MGM SPECIAL DJ YELLOW LABEL PROMO LP USD $60.00 Buy It Now 8h
1995 FRANK ZAPPA APOSTROPHE BMG RECORD CLUB PICTURE CD RELEASE JACK BRUCE CREAM 1995 FRANK ZAPPA APOSTROPHE BMG RECORD CLUB PICTURE CD RELEASE JACK BRUCE CREAM USD $20.00 Buy It Now 8h
* FRANK ZAPPA Zapped ALICE COOPER Captain BEEFHEART 1970 COMP Bizzare/Warner LP * FRANK ZAPPA Zapped ALICE COOPER Captain BEEFHEART 1970 COMP Bizzare/Warner LP USD $12.50 (3 bids)
8h
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD Can You Do It 1976 7 GRAND FUNK RAILROAD Can You Do It 1976 7" record 45 import Germany Frank Zappa USD $14.95 Buy It Now 8h
1995 FRANK ZAPPA BMG RECORD CLUB SHEIK YERBOUTI PICTURE CD MOTHERS O INVENTION  1995 FRANK ZAPPA BMG RECORD CLUB SHEIK YERBOUTI PICTURE CD MOTHERS O INVENTION USD $20.00 Buy It Now 8h
1976 GRAND FUNK GOOD SINGIN PROMO LP WITH PHOTO FRANK ZAPPA GUITAR AND PRODUCED 1976 GRAND FUNK GOOD SINGIN PROMO LP WITH PHOTO FRANK ZAPPA GUITAR AND PRODUCED USD $30.00 Buy It Now 8h
1993 CAPTAIN BEEFHEART A  CARROT IS AS CLOSE... UK COMPILATION CD FRANK ZAPPA 1993 CAPTAIN BEEFHEART A CARROT IS AS CLOSE... UK COMPILATION CD FRANK ZAPPA USD $15.99 Buy It Now 9h
1989 JEFF BECK GUITAR SHOP TERRY BOZZIO TONY HYMAS ORGINAL 1ST CD FRANK ZAPPA 1989 JEFF BECK GUITAR SHOP TERRY BOZZIO TONY HYMAS ORGINAL 1ST CD FRANK ZAPPA USD $14.99 Buy It Now 9h
FRANK ZAPPA**PLAYGROUND PSYCHOTICS**2 CD SET FRANK ZAPPA**PLAYGROUND PSYCHOTICS**2 CD SET USD $12.58 Buy It Now 9h
FRANK ZAPPA**STUDIO TAN**CD FRANK ZAPPA**STUDIO TAN**CD USD $12.58 Buy It Now 9h
1993 FRANK ZAPPA UNIVERSE STEVE VAI MIKE KENEALLY VERVE RECORDS CASSETTE SEALED 1993 FRANK ZAPPA UNIVERSE STEVE VAI MIKE KENEALLY VERVE RECORDS CASSETTE SEALED USD $20.00 Buy It Now 9h
FRANK ZAPPA ISRAEL LP SHIP ARRIVING TOO LATE HEBREW ON LABEL & COVER NM Israel FRANK ZAPPA ISRAEL LP SHIP ARRIVING TOO LATE HEBREW ON LABEL & COVER NM Israel USD $45.00 Buy It Now 9h
1992 FRANK ZAPPA MOTHERS OF INVENTION 2CD FAT BOX W/ JOHN LENNON BARKING PUMPKIN 1992 FRANK ZAPPA MOTHERS OF INVENTION 2CD FAT BOX W/ JOHN LENNON BARKING PUMPKIN USD $30.00 Buy It Now 9h
1992 ALTERNATE CAPTAIN BEEFHEART I MAY BE HUNGRY RARE MIXES U.K. CD FRANK ZAPPA 1992 ALTERNATE CAPTAIN BEEFHEART I MAY BE HUNGRY RARE MIXES U.K. CD FRANK ZAPPA USD $30.00 Buy It Now 9h
Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts 2 & 3, SRZ 2 1502 gatefold  1979 Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts 2 & 3, SRZ 2 1502 gatefold 1979 USD $19.00 Buy It Now 9h
1978 JOHNNY GUITAR WATSON GIANT ORIG TEST PRESSING LP W/ INFO PAPER FRANK ZAPPA 1978 JOHNNY GUITAR WATSON GIANT ORIG TEST PRESSING LP W/ INFO PAPER FRANK ZAPPA USD $40.00 Buy It Now 9h
Frank Zappa Piquantique Rare Live CD Frank Zappa Piquantique Rare Live CD USD $21.92 Buy It Now 10h
Frank Zappa Chungas Revenge Rare CD Frank Zappa Chungas Revenge Rare CD USD $21.92 Buy It Now 10h
1977 THE TUBES NOW PROMO LP + JACKET W/ CAPTAIN BEEFHEART HEAD SONG FRANK ZAPPA 1977 THE TUBES NOW PROMO LP + JACKET W/ CAPTAIN BEEFHEART HEAD SONG FRANK ZAPPA USD $24.99 Buy It Now 10h
1987 FRANK ZAPPA MOTHERS OF INVENTION PEACHES EN REGALIA 3 SONG MINI CD IN CASE 1987 FRANK ZAPPA MOTHERS OF INVENTION PEACHES EN REGALIA 3 SONG MINI CD IN CASE USD $15.99 Buy It Now 10h
1978 GEORGE DUKE TEST PRESSING LP W/ INFO SHEET FRANK ZAPPA MOTHERS OF INVENTION 1978 GEORGE DUKE TEST PRESSING LP W/ INFO SHEET FRANK ZAPPA MOTHERS OF INVENTION USD $49.99 Buy It Now 10h
NME 1993 DEC 18 BOO RADLEYS FRANK ZAPPA MEAT LOAF SUEDE NME 1993 DEC 18 BOO RADLEYS FRANK ZAPPA MEAT LOAF SUEDE USD $14.09 Buy It Now 10h
FRANK ZAPPA - Uncle Meat 2XLP 180 Gram BLACK VINYL Gatefold German Pressing NEW! FRANK ZAPPA - Uncle Meat 2XLP 180 Gram BLACK VINYL Gatefold German Pressing NEW! USD $25.99 Buy It Now 10h
FRANK ZAPPA - THE MAN FROM UTOPIA - CASSETTE TAPE - EMI (1983) FRANK ZAPPA - THE MAN FROM UTOPIA - CASSETTE TAPE - EMI (1983) USD $6.02 Buy It Now 10h
Frank Zappa Studio Tan NM wax Discreet Cover VG+ Frank Zappa Studio Tan NM wax Discreet Cover VG+ USD $30.60 Buy It Now 10h
GEORGE DUKE LP The aura will prevail 1975 Mps Basf frank zappa GEORGE DUKE LP The aura will prevail 1975 Mps Basf frank zappa USD $5.00 (1 bids)
10h
1994 OFFENSIVE W/ FRANK ZAPPA'S WHY DOES IT HURT WHEN I PEE? 1994 OFFENSIVE W/ FRANK ZAPPA'S WHY DOES IT HURT WHEN I PEE?" +OTHER VULGARITIES USD $20.00 Buy It Now 10h
 Apocrypha: Thirty Years of Frank Zappa Audio CD – Box set, 1994 Apocrypha: Thirty Years of Frank Zappa Audio CD – Box set, 1994 USD $133.00 (0 bids)
USD $180.00 Buy It Now
11h
FRANK ZAPPA THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION WE'RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY VERVE LP VG+ FRANK ZAPPA THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION WE'RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY VERVE LP VG+ USD $51.59 Buy It Now 11h
BRAND NEW FRANK ZAPPA & MOTHERS OF INVENTION UNCLE MEAT VINYL 2LP FREEPOST BRAND NEW FRANK ZAPPA & MOTHERS OF INVENTION UNCLE MEAT VINYL 2LP FREEPOST USD $28.19 Buy It Now 11h
 1985 PATRICK O'HEARN X - FRANK ZAPPA MISSING PERSONS ANCIENT DREAMS PRIVATE LP 1985 PATRICK O'HEARN X - FRANK ZAPPA MISSING PERSONS ANCIENT DREAMS PRIVATE LP USD $20.00 Buy It Now 11h
1990 FRANK ZAPPA SUPPLEMENT OFFICIAL MAIL ORDER ONLY RADIO INTERVIEWS CASSETTE 1990 FRANK ZAPPA SUPPLEMENT OFFICIAL MAIL ORDER ONLY RADIO INTERVIEWS CASSETTE USD $60.00 Buy It Now 11h
8 Track-Frank Zappa/The Mothers-Just Another Band From L.A. - 1972 - SEALED! 8 Track-Frank Zappa/The Mothers-Just Another Band From L.A. - 1972 - SEALED! USD $23.74 Buy It Now 11h
Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts II & III 2 LP'S Frank Zappa Joe's Garage Acts II & III 2 LP'S USD $9.99 (1 bids)
11h
*ORIGINAL 80s VINYL* FRANK ZAPPA MEETS THE MOTHERS OF PREVENTION *ORIGINAL 80s VINYL* FRANK ZAPPA MEETS THE MOTHERS OF PREVENTION"- GREAT SHAPE!! USD $9.99 (0 bids)
11h
Showing all 100 items | Price may be different, data is cached every 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com
Amazon (logo)
Over-nite SensationOver-nite Sensation
Zappa Records 2012
Audio CD$6.08
$6.00 (used)
One Size Fits AllOne Size Fits All
Zappa Records 2012
Audio CD$7.52
$5.99 (used)
We're Only In It For The MoneyWe're Only In It For The Money
Zappa Records 2012
Audio CD$4.94
$5.97 (used)
Hot RatsHot Rats
Zappa Records 2012
Audio CD$5.66
$5.99 (used)
Roxy & ElsewhereRoxy & Elsewhere
Zappa Records 2012
Audio CD$7.50
$7.49 (used)
Apostrophe (')Apostrophe (')
Zappa Records 2012
Audio CD$4.66
$7.99 (used)
Uncle Meat [2 CD]Uncle Meat [2 CD]
Zappa Records 2012
Audio CD$6.65
$10.43 (used)
Zoot AlluresZoot Allures
Zappa Records 2012
Audio CD$4.68
$7.99 (used)
Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar [2 CD]Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar [2 CD]
Zappa Records 2012
Audio CD$8.71
$13.94 (used)
Showing 9 items | Cache expiring in 72h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com

FRANK ZAPPA Discography

FRANK ZAPPA albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 3.61 | 26 ratings
Freak Out! (The Mothers Of Invention)
Jazz Related Rock 1966
.. Album Cover 4.11 | 22 ratings
Absolutely Free (The Mothers Of Invention)
Jazz Related Rock 1967
.. Album Cover 4.08 | 23 ratings
We're Only in It for the Money (The Mothers Of Invention)
Jazz Related Rock 1968
.. Album Cover 1.26 | 12 ratings
Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (The Mothers Of Invention)
Jazz Related Rock 1968
.. Album Cover 2.78 | 22 ratings
Lumpy Gravy
Jazz Related Rock 1968
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 46 ratings
Hot Rats
Jazz Related Rock 1969
.. Album Cover 3.82 | 21 ratings
Uncle Meat (The Mothers Of Invention)
Jazz Related Rock 1969
.. Album Cover 3.72 | 20 ratings
Burnt Weeny Sandwich (The Mothers Of Invention)
Jazz Related Rock 1970
.. Album Cover 3.58 | 19 ratings
Weasels Ripped My Flesh (The Mothers Of Invention)
Jazz Related Rock 1970
.. Album Cover 3.19 | 17 ratings
Chunga's Revenge
Jazz Related Rock 1970
.. Album Cover 2.49 | 14 ratings
200 Motels
Jazz Related Rock 1971
.. Album Cover 4.53 | 22 ratings
Waka/Jawaka
Jazz Related Rock 1972
.. Album Cover 4.66 | 34 ratings
The Grand Wazoo (The Mothers)
Jazz Related Rock 1972
.. Album Cover 4.60 | 26 ratings
Over-Nite Sensation (The Mothers)
Jazz Related Rock 1973
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 24 ratings
Apostrophe (')
Jazz Related Rock 1974
.. Album Cover 4.59 | 32 ratings
One Size Fits All (as Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention)
Jazz Related Rock 1975
.. Album Cover 3.28 | 15 ratings
Zoot Allures
Jazz Related Rock 1976
.. Album Cover 3.84 | 12 ratings
Studio Tan
Jazz Related Rock 1978
.. Album Cover 3.92 | 12 ratings
Sleep Dirt
Jazz Related Rock 1979
.. Album Cover 2.68 | 9 ratings
Orchestral Favorites
Jazz Related Rock 1979
.. Album Cover 2.49 | 17 ratings
Joe's Garage: Act I
Jazz Related Rock 1979
.. Album Cover 2.49 | 16 ratings
Joe's Garage: Acts II & III
Jazz Related Rock 1979
.. Album Cover 2.87 | 13 ratings
You Are What You Is
Jazz Related Rock 1981
.. Album Cover 4.71 | 7 ratings
Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar
Jazz Related Rock 1981
.. Album Cover 4.82 | 3 ratings
Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Some More
Jazz Related Rock 1981
.. Album Cover 4.80 | 3 ratings
Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar
Jazz Related Rock 1981
.. Album Cover 3.46 | 8 ratings
Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch
Jazz Related Rock 1982
.. Album Cover 1.40 | 5 ratings
London Symphony Orchestra, Volume 1
Third Stream 1983
.. Album Cover 2.36 | 9 ratings
The Man From Utopia
Jazz Related Rock 1983
.. Album Cover 1.42 | 6 ratings
Them or Us
Jazz Related Rock 1984
.. Album Cover 1.36 | 6 ratings
Thing-Fish
Jazz Related Rock 1984
.. Album Cover 1.31 | 4 ratings
Francesco Zappa
Third Stream 1984
.. Album Cover 2.28 | 6 ratings
Boulez Conducts Zappa: The Perfect Stranger
Third Stream 1984
.. Album Cover 2.56 | 5 ratings
Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention
Jazz Related Rock 1985
.. Album Cover 2.69 | 13 ratings
Jazz From Hell
Third Stream 1986
.. Album Cover 1.16 | 3 ratings
London Symphony Orchestra, Vol.II
Third Stream 1987
.. Album Cover 2.73 | 8 ratings
Civilization Phaze III
Third Stream 1994
.. Album Cover 4.56 | 6 ratings
The Lost Episodes
Jazz Related Rock 1996
.. Album Cover 3.02 | 4 ratings
Mystery Disc
Jazz Related Rock 1998
.. Album Cover 2.95 | 2 ratings
Everything Is Healing Nicely
Jazz Related Rock 1999
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ensemble Modern Plays Frank Zappa: Greggery Peccary & Other Persuasions (feat. conductor: Jonathan Stockhammer)
Jazz Related Rock 2003
.. Album Cover 1.05 | 2 ratings
Joe's Domage
Jazz Related Rock 2004
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
QuAUDIOPHILIAc
Jazz Related Rock 2004
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 2 ratings
Joe's XMasage
Jazz Related Rock 2005
.. Album Cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
The Making of Freak Out! Project/Object
Jazz Related Rock 2006
.. Album Cover 4.88 | 2 ratings
One Shot Deal
Jazz Related Rock 2008
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAA Birthday Bundle
Jazz Related Rock 2008
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Frank Zappa Birthday Bundle: AAAFNRAAAA
Jazz Related Rock 2010
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
"Congress Shall Make No Law..."
Jazz Related Rock 2010
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAAAAAM Birthday Bundle 21 Dec. 2011
Jazz Related Rock 2011
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Feeding The Monkies At Ma Maison
Third Stream 2011
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Joe’s Camouflage
Jazz Related Rock 2014

FRANK ZAPPA EPs & splits

FRANK ZAPPA live albums

.. Album Cover 3.00 | 5 ratings
Fillmore East - June 1971 (The Mothers)
Jazz Related Rock 1971
.. Album Cover 2.03 | 4 ratings
Just Another Band From L.A. (The Mothers)
Jazz Related Rock 1972
.. Album Cover 4.33 | 19 ratings
Roxy & Elsewhere (as Zappa/Mothers)
Jazz Related Rock 1974
.. Album Cover 3.47 | 5 ratings
Bongo Fury (with Beefheart & Mothers)
Jazz Related Rock 1975
.. Album Cover 4.07 | 17 ratings
Zappa in New York
Jazz Related Rock 1978
.. Album Cover 2.59 | 16 ratings
Sheik Yerbouti
Jazz Related Rock 1979
.. Album Cover 2.06 | 11 ratings
Tinseltown Rebellion
Jazz Related Rock 1981
.. Album Cover 3.43 | 8 ratings
Baby Snakes
Jazz Related Rock 1983
.. Album Cover 2.57 | 6 ratings
Does Humor Belong in Music?
Jazz Related Rock 1986
.. Album Cover 4.54 | 7 ratings
Broadway the Hard Way
Jazz Related Rock 1988
.. Album Cover 3.11 | 10 ratings
Guitar
Jazz Related Rock 1988
.. Album Cover 3.81 | 8 ratings
You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Volume 1
Jazz Related Rock 1988
.. Album Cover 4.33 | 12 ratings
You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Volume 2
Jazz Related Rock 1988
.. Album Cover 3.83 | 7 ratings
You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Volume 3
Jazz Related Rock 1989
.. Album Cover 0.50 | 1 ratings
Live At Notre Dame University May 12, 1974 - Unmitigated Audacity (as Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention)
Jazz Related Rock 1991
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
'Tis The Season To Be Jelly (Mothers Of Invention)
Jazz Related Rock 1991
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
The Ark (Frank 's Mothers Of Invention)
Jazz Related Rock 1991
.. Album Cover 4.46 | 10 ratings
Make a Jazz Noise Here
Jazz Related Rock 1991
.. Album Cover 4.41 | 3 ratings
The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life
Jazz Related Rock 1991
.. Album Cover 3.88 | 6 ratings
You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Volume 4
Jazz Related Rock 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
As an Am [Beat the Boots #1]
Jazz Related Rock 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Freaks & Motherfu*#@%!: Live in Fillmore East 1970 [Beat the Boots #3]
Jazz Related Rock 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Anyway the Wind Blows [Beat the Boots #5]
Jazz Related Rock 1991
.. Album Cover 4.95 | 2 ratings
Piquantique - Stockholm Aug 21st 1973 [Beat the Boots #8] (Frank Zappa / Mothers)
Jazz Related Rock 1991
.. Album Cover 3.33 | 4 ratings
Playground Psychotics
Jazz Related Rock 1992
.. Album Cover 3.91 | 8 ratings
You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Volume 5
Jazz Related Rock 1992
.. Album Cover 3.44 | 6 ratings
You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Volume 6
Jazz Related Rock 1992
.. Album Cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Electric Aunt Jemima [Beat the Boots #9]
Jazz Related Rock 1992
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
At the Circus [Beat the Boots #10]
Jazz Related Rock 1992
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Our Man in Nirvana [Beat the Boots #11]
Jazz Related Rock 1992
.. Album Cover 3.38 | 12 ratings
The Yellow Shark
Third Stream 1993
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Zappa's Universe
Jazz Related Rock 1993
.. Album Cover 3.60 | 7 ratings
Ahead of Their Time (as Mothers Of Invention)
Jazz Related Rock 1993
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute
Jazz Related Rock 1996
.. Album Cover 3.15 | 5 ratings
FZ:OZ
Jazz Related Rock 2002
.. Album Cover 3.04 | 4 ratings
Halloween
Jazz Related Rock 2003
.. Album Cover 2.95 | 2 ratings
Joe's Corsage
Jazz Related Rock 2004
.. Album Cover 4.84 | 3 ratings
Trance-Fusion
Jazz Related Rock 2006
.. Album Cover 4.78 | 6 ratings
Imaginary Diseases
Jazz Related Rock 2006
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle
Jazz Related Rock 2006
.. Album Cover 4.88 | 2 ratings
Buffalo
Jazz Related Rock 2007
.. Album Cover 4.85 | 4 ratings
Wazoo
Jazz Related Rock 2007
.. Album Cover 4.40 | 2 ratings
The Dub Room Special!
Jazz Related Rock 2007
.. Album Cover 3.93 | 2 ratings
Joe's Menage
Jazz Related Rock 2008
.. Album Cover 4.36 | 3 ratings
Philly '76
Jazz Related Rock 2009
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Beat the Boots III (six albums)
Jazz Related Rock 2009
.. Album Cover 4.41 | 3 ratings
Hammersmith Odeon
Jazz Related Rock 2010
.. Album Cover 2.98 | 2 ratings
Carnegie Hall
Jazz Related Rock 2011
.. Album Cover 3.90 | 2 ratings
Road Tapes, Venue #1
Jazz Related Rock 2012
.. Album Cover 4.40 | 2 ratings
Finer Moments
Jazz Related Rock 2012
.. Album Cover 4.88 | 2 ratings
Road Tapes Venue # 2
Jazz Related Rock 2013
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Roxy By Proxy
Jazz Related Rock 2014
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle (Anything Anytime Anywhere For No Reason At All)
Jazz Related Rock 2014

FRANK ZAPPA demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

FRANK ZAPPA boxset & compilations

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mother's Day
Jazz Related Rock 1968
.. Album Cover 2.57 | 2 ratings
Mothermania
Jazz Related Rock 1969
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The **** of The Mothers
Jazz Related Rock 1969
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Mothers of Invention
Jazz Related Rock 1970
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frank Zappa and The Mothers
Jazz Related Rock 1971
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Worst of The Mothers
Jazz Related Rock 1971
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frank Zappa y The Mothers of Invention
Jazz Related Rock 1972
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pop History Vol. 14
Jazz Related Rock 1972
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pregnant
Jazz Related Rock 1972
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Superstarshine Vol. 13: The Mothers of Invention
Jazz Related Rock 1972
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Die Frank Zappa Story [Präsentiert von Dolf Hartmann]
Jazz Related Rock 1973
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pop Giants Vol.27
Jazz Related Rock 1973
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Superstarshine Vol. 26 Frank Zappa
Jazz Related Rock 1973
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention
Jazz Related Rock 1974
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
2 Originals of The Mothers of Invention
Jazz Related Rock 1975
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pop History Vol. 7
Jazz Related Rock 1975
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention (Verve)
Jazz Related Rock 1975
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 8 ratings
Shut Up n' Play Yer Guitar [3 Disc Box Set]
Jazz Related Rock 1981
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
10c Rare Meat
Jazz Related Rock 1983
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Them or Us / Thing-Fish
Jazz Related Rock 1984
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Frank Zappa's The Old Masters Box One
Jazz Related Rock 1984
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
We're Only in It for the Money / Lumpy Gravy
Jazz Related Rock 1985
.. Album Cover 1.63 | 7 ratings
Joe's Grage Acts I, II & III
Jazz Related Rock 1987
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 2 ratings
The Man From Utopia / Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch
Jazz Related Rock 1988
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Sampler
Jazz Related Rock 1988
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cucamonga Years: The Early Works of Frank Zappa (1962-1964)
Jazz Related Rock 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Beat the Boots! II
Jazz Related Rock 1992
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rare Meat: Early Works of Frank Zappa
Jazz Related Rock 1994
.. Album Cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
London Symphony Orchestra, Volume 1 & 2
Jazz Related Rock 1995
.. Album Cover 3.20 | 4 ratings
Strictly Commercial: The Best of Frank Zappa
Jazz Related Rock 1995
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kill Ugly Radio Some More
Jazz Related Rock 1995
.. Album Cover 4.76 | 8 ratings
Läther
Jazz Related Rock 1996
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Strictly Genteel: A Classical Introduction to Frank Zappa
Jazz Related Rock 1997
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Have I Offended Someone?
Jazz Related Rock 1997
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Cucamonga
Jazz Related Rock 1997
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Cheap Thrills
Jazz Related Rock 1998
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Son of Cheep Thrills
Jazz Related Rock 1998
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of
Jazz Related Rock 2004
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greasy Love Songs
Jazz Related Rock 2010
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Understanding America
Jazz Related Rock 2012
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
AAAFNRAA: Baby Snakes [The Compleat Soundtrack]
Jazz Soundtracks 2012

FRANK ZAPPA singles (0)

FRANK ZAPPA movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

.. Album Cover
4.00 | 1 ratings
Classic Albums: Apostrophe (') Over-Nite Sensation
Jazz Related Rock 2007
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
The Torture Never Stops
Jazz Related Rock 2008

FRANK ZAPPA Reviews

FRANK ZAPPA Sheik Yerbouti

Live album · 1979 · Jazz Related Rock
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Chicapah
In 1977 Frank Zappa’s contract with Warner Brothers ended and he finally got the unfettered freedom that he’d been yearning to have for years. “Sheik Yerbouti” was the first release on Zappa Records and I get the feeling that Frank wanted to celebrate the occasion by having some fun. While many might consider this double LP too frivolous I beg to differ. The man’s humorous side was never hidden from public view so to expect him to conceal it as if it were something he was ashamed of is to dismiss a huge part of his personality for no good reason. For those inclined to limit themselves to his more “serious” endeavors there’s plenty of albums available that more readily accentuate Zappa’s adventurous jazz/rock fusion explorations but I think to do so hampers one’s ability to completely understand his genius. This wasn’t just some wise guy with distinctive facial hair who surrounded himself with eclectic collections of musical virtuosos, this was FRANK ZAPPA! He was openly rebellious and to expect him to play by the rules was pure folly. This is no masterpiece of prog rock or modern jazz but I doubt that he was trying to make one this time around. I think he just wanted to reiterate to the industry that in his realm there were no sacred cows to be revered and, by combining live tracks with studio add-ons and effects, demonstrate that he refused to be restricted or corralled by traditional methodology. “Sheik Yerbouti” displays splendidly the mixture of wit and immense talent that made Frank the stellar, one-of-a-kind 20th century savant who influenced millions of musicians worldwide during his too-short 52 years on Terra Firma.

The first five cuts are a non-stop medley of tunes that appear to be a lampoon of the trends that surfaced and thrived (at least for a while) during the 70s, starting with a hilarious send up of R&B Doo-Wop sensibilities entitled “I Have Been in You.” I find the crude lyrics and the high-pitched backup vocals to be an absolute hoot because Motown was never this brutally honest about sex although they sang about it all the time. From there he cruises into “Flakes,” a great skewering of Californians in general coupled with proggy interludes and rhythm guitarist Adrian Belew’s faux Bob Dylanisms that only the mind of Mr. Zappa could make work. “Broken Hearts are for Assholes” is next, a rocking stab at the New Wave movement that also gives a wink to the pretentious performance artists of that era via free-form word association. “I’m So Cute” then barges in. It reminds me of some of the silly British glam acts that tried so hard to be outrageous but were only successful at becoming ridiculously dated. The southern-fried boogie craze gets its turn on the grill with “Jones Crusher,” a driving number faithfully rendered complete with inane words and an overblown concert finale. “Whatever Happened to All the Fun in the World?” is the first of several brief forays into an abstract dimension that’ll give you cause to grin. It’s not all vaudeville, though. On “Rat Tomago” Frank cuts loose on the fret board and proceeds to dazzle and stun your ears with his inimitable axe-wielding ferocity. It’s pretty much a droning on-stage jam but who cares when the guitar playing is this fierce? “Wait a Minute” is another short spasm of incidental hijinks. Those of the politically correct persuasion had best skip “Bobby Brown Goes Down,” a bold slice of satire that’s bound to offend the sensitive. My opinion is that if you can’t enjoy a chuckle over this song then you’re taking yourself way too seriously (Something Zappa avoided like the plague.) Lighten up, for heaven’s sake.

“Rubber Shirt” is an experimental detour into jazz land where Terry Bozzio’s drums and Patrick O’Hearn’s bass guitar roam free. Frank, ever the mad scientist, combined two totally unrelated tracks to construct something intriguing. It goes to show that he was never afraid to “put it all out there.” He wasn’t as concerned about the common man’s acceptance of his fearless craft as he was of staying true to it. “The Sheik Yerbouti Tango” is a strange journey into Latino territory where Zappa colors far outside the well-defined lines. It’s definitely not for the musically conservative ear. On the odd little ditty, “Baby Snakes,” it’s back to unapologetic funny business for a few minutes. “Tryin’ to Grow a Chin” is a sly poke at rock & roll theatrical productions. (Makes me wonder what FZ would’ve thought of extravaganzas like the recent insipid “Rock of Ages” stage show and movie.) “City of Tiny Lites” is a prime example of why there’ll never be another Frank. It’s a tightly-compacted conglomerate of rock, prog, funk, jazz and humor that’s a testament to his unmitigated gall. “Dancin’ Fool” follows, an incredibly spot-on swipe at the vapid disco phenomenon. (The tune actually crossed over into dance clubs for a spell in ’79 to Zappa’s astonishment.) “Jewish Princess” is Spike Jones on LSD. Sometimes making music can be made for no other purpose than to elicit a giggle or two and I’m okay with that. Let it be exactly what it is and don’t overanalyze. “Wild Love” is a highly complex, intricate arrangement of musical passages and assorted absurdities that defies description. Think jazz/rock fusion tossed in a blender. The album ends with 12:36 of “Yo Mama,” an epic that showcases Frank’s progressive leanings eloquently. Here structure and spontaneity get swirled together brilliantly. I realize that a lot of folks won’t “get it” but I’m glad that I do. It’s greatness.

“Sheik Yerbouti” went on to become Zappa’s biggest seller. It rose to #21 on the LP charts and, to date, has sold over 2 million copies. Not bad for an anti-establishment non-conformist. While I can dig that this stuff ain’t for everybody I think it’s still better than most of the self-righteous garbage I hear on radio and TV today. No one dares to be sarcastic anymore for fear of reprisals from the right or left and that’s a shame because we need to be reminded from time to time that we’re all crazy, neurotic messes that don’t seem to know when to take a chill pill and have a good laugh at ourselves. Frank Zappa took on that dirty job with pleasure and, in hindsight, it’s obvious that he didn’t scar anybody for life with his playful jabs. “Sheik Yerbouti” is a harmless yet entertaining escape from the hum drum.

FRANK ZAPPA Freak Out! (The Mothers Of Invention)

Album · 1966 · Jazz Related Rock
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
siLLy puPPy
The beginning of a legend. Album #1 of a gazillion more to come. The Mothers Of Invention didn't exactly take the world by storm with this highly cutting edge album from 1966. It barely made a blip in the musical radar and many of those who did pay attention deemed it unworthy of further listening pleasure. Well pooey on them! Little did the world know then that Mr Zappa, leader of this vast ensemble of the musical mad, would go on to shake up the world and inspire the world of music with his highly erratic, eclectic and political biting take on things.

Despite the album title, this is one of the tamest ZAPPA albums with songs that are R&B, doowop and standard bluesy rock all set to avant-garde sound collages. In a way the amalgamation of the decade before with something so revolutionary was his trademark giving accessible music a little kick in the behind. The album isn't totally tame. At the end we get two fully avant-garde tracks with “It Can't Happen Here” and “The Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet,” a preview of what would further develop.

It's true that this is the first rock concept album as well as rock double album (if you don't count Dylan as rock) and considering The Beatles released REVOLVER the same year as this, it also seems he was a bit ahead of the game. Despite being ignored by the public at large, this became a cult hit. As cutting edge as this album is I would love to give it five stars, but unfortunately many of the tunes are not as interesting as what would begin on the second album, however this is without a doubt a MUST HAVE for any fan of not only ZAPPA, but of rock and prog alike.

FRANK ZAPPA Lumpy Gravy

Album · 1968 · Jazz Related Rock
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
progshine
First Frank Zappa record without carrying The Mothers Of Invention name. Well, it was really quite obvious. This album, as you could expect after the first couple of Mothers albums.

The title of the album carry a bit more than just Lumpy Gravy, in fact it is: Frank Vincent Zappa conducts Lumpy Gravy FZ/Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra & Chorus.

Two parts, one each side, almost 16 minutes each, many orchestral moments mixed with crazy sounds and crazy ideas. Including some noise, Avant Garde, Concrete Music, Surf Music and many weird dialogues. That's what you'll get with [Album10129]. It's like Zappa wants to prove that classical music and 'ordinary music' could be joined together and that he could create a new kind of classical music. Well, in a way he did it!

Honestly I don't enjoy the album 100%, cause there's too much experimentalism for me, but, I do agree that was an important step for Zappa to do it.

A worthy 3 stars!

FRANK ZAPPA Absolutely Free (The Mothers Of Invention)

Album · 1967 · Jazz Related Rock
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
progshine
I've been going through many 1967 albums as a research to an article I'm doing for my website. And it's very nice to see some of the bands development. Frank Zappa, back on this Absolutely Free (1967) was still with The Mothers Of Ivention, his band. Nobody need to say, really, that Frank Zappa was a visionary, a sound revolutionary. Back in his first album Freak Out! (1966) we knew it already!

But with this album Zappa was, like the name suggests, free. Free from what, you might ask, well, free from everything. He could actually do whatever he felt like, and he did!

Of course the political statement that Zappa always had was there, the album is indeed a display of political and social satire with a complex (to that time) music.

Absolutely Free (1967) focus on mini suites, each side of the original LP is one mini suite indeed. And, again, Zappa's classical side was there, in his first moments with citations from Igor Stravinsky all around.

Not my favorite side of Zappa (he has so many), I prefer his 70's homour period (Just Another Band From L.A., Over-Nite Sensation and Apostrophe), but this one can't let you down really!

FRANK ZAPPA Lumpy Gravy

Album · 1968 · Jazz Related Rock
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Miler72
Artists often record albums that polarize many of their fans. Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music is a rather extreme example, about 99% of the listeners absolutely hate that album, then there's that 1% who call it the greatest album ever made (rock critic Lester Bangs was one of them). Captain Beefheart's Trout Mask Replica does not exactly have a lot of middle ground. Neither Tangerine Dream's Zeit. Or the second (studio) disc of Pink Floyd's Ummagumma. Lumpy Gravy is a rather experimental Zappa album that leans much more towards 20th century classical and avant garde than the usual quirky rock he's most known for. It's more like a collage, ranging from orchestral passages to spoken dialog, including one how one's girlfriend tore the seats right out of his car. You'll hear versions of "Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance" and "Oh No", these being instrumental. Rock influences does occasionally show, particularly when Zappa plays his guitar, there's a bit of surf music and blues showing up. Some spoken dialog, about the pigs and ponies, and about making your water so dark. This album is really all over the place, and he doesn't stick to one thing for long. Not everyone will enjoy this album, but I do.

FRANK ZAPPA Movies Reviews

No FRANK ZAPPA movie reviews posted yet.

FRANK ZAPPA Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

JMA TOP 5 Jazz ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Kind of Blue Cool Jazz
MILES DAVIS
Buy this album from our partners
A Love Supreme Post Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Post Bop
CHARLES MINGUS
Buy this album from our partners
'Out to Lunch!' Avant-Garde Jazz
ERIC DOLPHY
Buy this album from our partners
Giant Steps Hard Bop
JOHN COLTRANE
Buy this album from our partners

New Jazz Artists

New Jazz Releases

Zoy Zoy World Fusion
TAL NATIONAL
Buy this album from MMA partners
Juguya World Fusion
BABA COMMANDANT AND THE MANDINGO BAND
Buy this album from MMA partners
Get Up Big Band
BOB MINTZER
Buy this album from MMA partners
Purity and Danger World Fusion
THE SWAY MACHINERY
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Jazz MP3 download/stream

New Jazz Online Videos

https://youtube.com/devicesupport
BABA COMMANDANT AND THE MANDINGO BAND
js· 3 hours ago
https://youtube.com/devicesupport
BOB MINTZER
js· 16 hours ago
https://youtube.com/devicesupport
THE SWAY MACHINERY
js· 20 hours ago
https://youtube.com/devicesupport
VIKTOR LAZLO
snobb· 1 day ago
https://youtube.com/devicesupport
ANTHONY STRONG
js· 1 day ago
More videos

New JMA Jazz Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Jazz News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us