@ The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame : Under his own name and with the Mothers of Invention, Zappa recorded 60 albums’ worth of material in his 52 years. Many were double albums or CDs, making his output even more impressively huge. Not surprisingly, he was occupied nearly every waking hour by the composing, …
@last.fm : The line-up of the Mothers gradually expanded to accommodate Zappa’s increasingly ambitious and avant-garde music, but by 1969 he decided to work outside the band structure, focusing on his solo career, and effectively disbanding the Mothers in 1971.
@Discogs : His music combines an understanding of and appreciation for such contemporary classical figures as Igor Stravinsky, Karlheinz Stockhausen and Edgard Varèse with an affection for late ’50s doo-wop rock & roll and a facility for the guitar-heavy rock that dominated pop in the ’70s.
Audio : Peaches en Regalia . Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow . Willie the Pimp . Cosmik Debris . Bobby Brown Goes Down . Dirty Love . Little Umbrellas . I’m the Slime . Nanook Rubs It . Dancin’ Fool .
Video : w/ Ensemble Modern – The Yellow Shark (1992) . My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama . w/ Steve Vai – Stevie’S Spanking . The Decline Of The Music Business . w/ Pierre Bouez – On Frank Zappa. Baby Snakes (Munich, 1978) . w/ Mothers Of Invention – Kingkong (1968) . w/ John Lennon (1971) .