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Barking Pumpkin publish ‘Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of…

Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention’ is an album released as a protest against warning stickers on albums on November 21, 1985 by Barking Pumpkin. Track Listing : 1.We’Re Turning Again (Frank Zappa) – 04:55 . 2.Alien Orifice (Frank Zappa) – 04:03 . 3.Yo Cats (Frank Zappa, Tommy Mars) . 4.What’S New In Baltimore? […]

Frank Zappa releases ‘Jazz from Hell,’ an instrumental album (1986)

Frank Zappa’s ‘Jazz from Hell’ is an instrumental album released on November 15, 1986 by Barking Pumpkin. Track Listing : 1.Night School (Frank Zappa) – 04:47 . 2.The Beltway Bandits (Frank Zappa) – 03:25 . 3.While You Were Art Ii (Frank Zappa) – 07:17 . 4.Jazz From Hell (Frank Zappa) – 02:58 . 5.G-Spot Tornado […]

Barking Pumpkin publish ‘The Yellow Shark,’ an album of orchestral…

Frank Zappa’s ‘The Yellow Shark’ is an album of orchestral music composed by Zappa, performed by the Ensemble Modern and released on November 2, 1993 by Barking Pumpkin. Track Listing : 1.Intro (Frank Zappa) – 01:43 . 2.Dog Breath Variations (Frank Zappa) – 02:07 . 3.Uncle Meat (Frank Zappa) – 03:24 . 4.Outrage At Valdez […]

Last week In Guitar Virtuosi 13

John Mayer, Jack White, Frank Zappa, Rory Gallagher, Joe Bonamassa, Bernie Marsden, Eilidh McKellar, Jonny Lang, Steve Cropper, Robert Cray, Dave Edmunds, Eric Gales, Steve Lukather, Nita Strauss, Jeff Beck, Jennifer Batten, Brian May, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai. They are the 19 Guitar Virtuosi selected among the 229 Posts we published last week. Here, they […]

Frank Zappa releases ‘Zoot Allures,’ an album featuring ‘The…

Frank Zappa’s ‘Zoot Allures’ is an album titled from the French expression ‘Zut alors!’ and released on October 20, 1976 by Warner Bros. Track Listing : 1.Wind Up Workin’ In A Gas Station (Frank Zappa) – 02:29 . 2.Black Napkins (Frank Zappa) – 04:15 . 3.The Torture Never Stops (Frank Zappa) – 09:45 . 4.Ms. […]

Barking Pumpkin publish Frank Zappa’s album : ‘Them or Us’…

Frank Zappa’s ‘Them or Us’ is an album released on October 18, 1984 by Barking Pumpkin. Track Listing : 1.The Closer You Are (Earl Lewis, Morgan Bobby Robinson) – 02:55 . 2.In France (Frank Zappa) – 03:30 . 3.Ya Hozna (Frank Zappa) – 06:26 . 4.Sharleena (Frank Zappa) – 04:33 . 5.Sinister Footwear Ii (Frank […]

Frank Zappa releases ‘Broadway the Hard Way,’ a live album…

Frank Zappa’s ‘Broadway the Hard Way’ is a live album recorded during his 1988 and final world tour and released on October 14, 1988 by Barking Pumpkin. Track Listing : 1.Elvis Has Just Left The Building (Frank Zappa) – 02:24 . 2.Planet Of The Baritone Women (Frank Zappa) – 02:48 . 3.Any Kind Of Pain […]

Discreet publish ‘Bongo Fury’ by Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart…

‘Bongo Fury’ by Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart is an album released on October 2, 1975 by Discreet. Track Listing : 1.Debra Kadabra (Frank Zappa) – 03:54 . 2.Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy (Frank Zappa) – 05:59 . 3.Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top (Don Van Vliet) – 02:51 . 4.Poofter’S Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead (Frank […]

Jean-Luc Ponty’s Turning Point

The end of the Sixties and the beginning of the Seventies mark the real start of Jean-Luc Ponty‘s international stardom. Hooking up with 23 years old George Duke. Recording his own “King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa” album. Recording the “Open Strings” album in Germany with Philip Catherine and Joachim Kühn. […]

They All Sing & Play Jimi

Famous and not so famous people take on songs written (or popularized) by Jimi Hendrix who passed away today 48 years ago. Frank Zappa, Willy DeVille, The Cure, Marc Ribot, Gary Moore, The Corrs, Eric Gales, Living Colour, Richard Lloyd, Hollywood Vampires and twenty six more “They All Sing & Play Jimi” Track Listing Video […]

Frank Zappa releases ‘Joe’s Garage,’ a rock opera in two…

Frank Zappa’s ‘Joe’s Garage’ is a rock opera, originally released on September 17 and November 19, 1979 as two separate studio albums by Zappa Records. Track listing : 1.The Central Scrutinizer (Frank Zappa) – 03:28 . 2.Joe’s Garage (Frank Zappa) – 06:10 . 3.Catholic Girls (Frank Zappa) – 04:26 . 4.Crew Slut (Frank Zappa) – […]

Discreet release Frank Zappa’s ‘Studio Tan’ (1978)

Frank Zappa’s ‘Studio Tan’ is an album released on September 15, 1978 by Discreet. Track Listing : 1.Greggery Peccary (Frank Zappa) – 20:40 . 2.Let Me Take You To The Beach (Frank Zappa) – 02:44 . 3.Revised Music For Guitar & Low-Budget Orchestra (Frank Zappa) – 07:36 . 4.Redunzl (Frank Zappa) – 08:12 Gary Panter […]

Last week In Collaborations 05

Michael Buble & Blake Shelton, UB40 & Chrissie Hynde, Clarence Gatemouth Brown & Canned Heat, Branford Marsalis & Grateful Dead, Elvin Bishop & Jim McCarty, Carl Perkins & George Harrison, Rihanna & Elton John, Michael Jackson & Slash, Aerosmith, Run Dmc & Kid Rock, AC/DC & Axl Rose, David Bowie & Arcade Fire, Pink Floyd […]

Frank Zappa in the Year 1973

1973 is one of Frank Zappa‘s busiest years. Think about it : in one year, he records three albums, releases one and plays seventy-seven concerts throughout the world. From March till the end of May, he is at Bolic Sound in Inglewood and Whitney Studios in Glendale to complete his seventeenth studio album “Over-Nite Sensation” […]