Frank Zappa releases his debut solo album ‘Lumpy Gravy’ recorded with the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra (1967)

Frank Zappa's 'Lumpy Gravy' is his debut solo album (with Zappa conducting the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra) released on August 7, 1967.1 . Oh No 2 . King Kong (w/ And The Mothers Of Invention, 1968, BBC) 3 . King Kong (w/ And The Mothers Of Invention, Essen, 1968) Track Listing : 1.The Way I See It, Barry (Frank Zappa) - 00:06 . 2.Duodenum (Frank Zappa) - 01:32 . 3.Oh No (Frank…

‘Zapp’ is their self-titled debut album, co-produced With Bootsy Collins (1998)

'Zapp' is their self-titled debut album co-produced by Bootsy Collins and released on July 28, 1980 by Warner Bros.1 . More Bounce (Aruba) 2 . More Bounce To The Ounce 3 . Be All Right (Live, 1990) 4 . Be Alright (Tokyo, New Years Eve, 2011) 5 . More Bounce To The Ounce (TV PERFORMANCE) Track Listing : 1.More Bounce To The Ounce (Roger Troutman) - 09:25 . 2.Freedom (Roger Troutman) - 03:48 .…

Frank Zappa releases his second solo album : ‘Hot Rats’ featuring ‘Peaches en Regalia’ (1969)

Frank Zappa's 'Hot Rats' is his second solo (and his first after the dissolution of the Mothers of Invention) album recorded from July 18 till August 30, 1969 and released on October 10, 1969 by Bizarre/Reprise. 1 . Peaches and Regalia 2 . Mr.Green Genes Medley (Texas, 1973) Track listing : 1.Peaches en Regalia (Frank Zappa) - 03:38 . 2.Willie the Pimp (Frank Zappa) - 09:21 . 3.Son of Mr. Green…

Bizarre/Reprise release Frank Zappa’s album : ‘Waka Jawaka’ (1972)

Frank Zappa's 'Waka Jawaka' is an album released on July 5, 1972 by Bizarre/Reprise.1 . Big Swifty (1/2, 1988, Stockholm) 2 . Big Swifty (2/2, 1988, Stockholm) Track Listing : 1.Big Swifty (Frank Zappa) - 17:22 . 2.Your Mouth (Frank Zappa) - 03:12 . 3.It Just Might Be A One-Shot Deal (Frank Zappa) - 04:16 . 4.Waka/Jawaka (Frank Zappa) - 11:18 Cal SchenkelALSO READ @ FacebookLambiek…

Discreet release ‘One Size Fits All’ by Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention (1975)

'One Size Fits All' by Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention is an album released on June 25, 1975 by Discreet.1 . Inca Roads 2 . Florentine Pogen (w/ The Mothers) 3 . San Ber'dino 4 . Sofa No.2 (Munich, 1978) Track Listing : 1.Inca Roads (Frank Zappa) - 08:45 . 2.Can'T Afford No Shoes (Frank Zappa) - 02:38 . 3.Sofa No. 1 (Frank Zappa) - 02:39 . 4.Po-Jama People (Frank Zappa) - 07:39 .…

Frank Zappa visits Prague (1991)

June 24, 1991 - Frank Zappa performs at Sports Hall in Prague, Czechoslovakia with The Prazsky Vyber, a local band. Next week, he will be in Budapest, Hungary

Barking Pumpkin publish Frank Zappa’s ‘Tinseltown Rebellion,’ a double live album (1981)

Frank Zappa's 'Tinseltown Rebellion' is a double live album released on May 17, 1981 by Barking Pumpkin.Track Listing : 1.Fine Girl (Frank Zappa) - 03:31 . 2.Easy Meat (Frank Zappa) - 09:19 . 3.For The Young Sophisticate (Frank Zappa) - 02:48 . 4.Love Of My Life (Frank Zappa) - 02:15 . 5.I Ain'T Got No Heart (Frank Zappa) - 01:59 . 6.Panty Rap (Frank Zappa) - 04:35 . 7.Tell Me You Love Me (Frank…

Frank Zappa releases three albums combined in one : ‘Shut Up ‘n Play Yer Guitar’ (1981)

Frank Zappa's 'Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar' is the combination of three albums - 'Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar', 'Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Some More' and 'Return of the Son of Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar' - released on May 11, 1981 by Barking Pumpkin.Track Listing : Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar . 1.Five-Five-Five (Frank Zappa) - 02:35 . 2.Hog Heaven (Frank Zappa) - 02:46 . 3.Shut Up 'N Play Yer…

Discreet publish Frank Zappa’s ‘Orchestral Favorites’ recorded with the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra (1979)

Frank Zappa's 'Orchestral Favorites' is an instrumental album featuring the 37-piece Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra and released on May 4, 1979 by Discreet.Track Listing : 1.Strictly Genteel (Frank Zappa) - 07:04 . 2.Pedro'S Dowry (Frank Zappa) - 07:42 . 3.Naval Aviation In Art (Frank Zappa) - 01:20 . 4.Duke Of Prunes (Frank Zappa) - 04:20 . 5.Bogus Pomp (Frank Zappa) - 13:29 Gary…

Frank Zappa releases ‘Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch’ featuring ‘Valley Girl’ (1982)

Frank Zappa's 'Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch' is an album (featuring the song, 'Valley Girl' co-written with Moon Unit Zappa) released on May 3, 1982 by Barking Pumpkin. Track Listing : 1.No Not Now (Frank Zappa) - 05:50 . 2.Valley Girl (Frank Zappa) - 04:49 . 3.I Come From Nowhere (Frank Zappa) - 06:13 . 4.Drowning Witch (Frank Zappa) - 12:03 . 5.Envelopes (Frank Zappa) -…

We remember Roger Troutman. ‘Zapp Papa’

This day (April 25, 1999), in Dayton, Ohio, died Roger Troutman, the lead singer of the band Zapp.Digest Tracklist : California Love (1998) . More Bounce (1998) . So Ruff, So Tuff (1998) . Computer Love (1989) . I Can Make You Dance (1989) . The Talkbox (1987) . Tracklist : So Ruff, So Tuff . I Heard It Through The Grapevine . Do It Roger . I Want To Be Your Man . A Chunk Of Sugar . Maxx Axe .…

Bizarre publish ‘Uncle Meat’ by The Mothers of Invention produced by Frank Zappa (1969)

The Mothers of Invention's 'Uncle Meat' is their fifth studio album produced by Frank Zappa and released on April 21, 1969 as a double album by Bizarre/Reprise. Track Listing : 1.Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme (Frank Zappa) - 01:54 . 2.The Voice Of Cheese (Frank Zappa) - 00:27 . 3.Nine Types Of Industrial Pollution (Frank Zappa) - 05:56 . 4.Zolar Czakl (Frank Zappa) - 00:57 . 5.Dog Breath, In The…

Frank Zappa releases ‘The Man from Utopia’ recorded with guitarist Steve Vai (1983)

Frank Zappa's 'The Man from Utopia' is an album featuring Steve Vai on guitar and released on March 28, 1983 by Barking Pumpkin.Track Listing : 1.Cocaine Decisions (Frank Zappa) - 02:56 . 2.The Dangerous Kitchen (Frank Zappa) - 02:51 . 3.Tink Walks Amok (Frank Zappa) - 03:40 . 4.The Radio Is Broken (Frank Zappa) - 05:52 . 5.Moggio (Frank Zappa) - 03:05 . 6.The Man From Utopia Meets Mary Lou…

Frank Zappa & The Mothers publish a live album : ‘Just Another Band from L.A.’ (1972)

'Just Another Band from L.A.' by The Mothers of Invention is a live album recorded on August 7, 1971 on The Campus Of UCLA In Los Angeles and released on March 26, 1972 by Bizarre.Track Listing : 1.Billy The Mountain (Frank Zappa) - 024:47 . . 2.Call Any Vegetable (Frank Zappa) - 07:22 . 3.Eddie, Are You Kidding? (John Seiter, Mark Volman, Howard Kaylan, Frank Zappa) - 03:10 . 4.Magdalena (Mark…

Frank Zappa releases ‘Apostrophe,’ a self-parody concept album (1974)

Frank Zappa's 'Apostrophe' is his eighteenth album released on March 22, 1974 by Discreet. Track Listing : 1.Don'T Eat The Yellow Snow (Frank Zappa) - 02:07 . 2.Nanook Rubs It (Frank Zappa) - 04:38 . 3.St. Alfonzo'S Pancake Breakfast (Frank Zappa) - 01:50 . 4.Father O'Blivion (Frank Zappa) - 02:18 . 5.Cosmik Debris (Frank Zappa) - 04:14 . 6.Excentrifugal Forz (Frank Zappa) - 01:33 . 7.Apostrophe…

Frank Zappa releases ‘Sheik Yerbouti,’ a live album featuring Adrian Belew and Terry Bozzio (1979)

Frank Zappa's 'Sheik Yerbouti' is a live double album with studio elements released on March 3, 1979 by Zappa Records.Track Listing : 1.I Have Been In You (Frank Zappa) - 03:33 . 2.Flakes (Frank Zappa) - 06:41 . 3.Broken Hearts Are For Assholes (Frank Zappa) - 03:42 . 4.I'M So Cute (Frank Zappa) - 04:27 . 5.Jones Crusher(Frank Zappa) - 02:49 . 6.What Ever Happened To All The Fun In The World(Frank…

EMI publish Frank Zappa’s album : ‘Does Humor Belong in Music?’ (1986)

Frank Zappa's 'Does Humor Belong in Music?' is the only authorized (by FZ) CD (featuring concert recordings from October–December 1984) and released on January 27, 1986 by EMI.Track Listing : 1.Zoot Allures (Frank Zappa) - 05:26 . 2.Tinsel-Town Rebellion (Frank Zappa) - 04:44 . 3.Trouble Every Day (Frank Zappa) - 05:31 . 4.Penguin In Bondage (Frank Zappa) - 06:45 . 5.Hot-Plate Heaven At The Green…

Discreet publish Frank Zappa’s album : ‘Sleep Dirt’ (1979)

Frank Zappa's 'Sleep Dirt' is an album released (without his permission) on January 19, 1979 by Discreet.Track Listing : 1.Filthy Habits (Frank Zappa) - 07:33 . 2.Flambay (Frank Zappa) - 05:02 . 3.Spider Of Destiny (Frank Zappa) - 02:54 . 4.Regyptian Strut (Frank Zappa) - 04:15 . 5.Time Is Money (Frank Zappa) - 02:52 . 6.Sleep Dirt (Frank Zappa) - 03:20 . 7.The Ocean Is The Ultimate Solution…

Frank Zappa records a live double album : ‘Zappa in New York’ (1976)

Frank Zappa's 'Zappa in New York' is a live double album recorded on December 26–29, 1976 at the Palladium in New York City and released On March 3, 1978 By Discreet.Track Listing : 1.Titties & Beer (Frank Zappa) - 05:39 . 2.I Promise Not To Come In Your Mouth (Frank Zappa) - 02:50 . 3.Punky'S Whips (Frank Zappa) - 10:51 . 4.Sofa (Frank Zappa) - 03:15 . 5.Manx Needs Women (Frank Zappa) -…

Barking Pumpkin publish Frank Zappa’s ‘Thing-Fish,’ a triple album box set (1984)

Frank Zappa's 'Thing-Fish' is an album originally released as a triple album box set on December 21, 1984 by Barking Pumpkin.Track Listing : 1.Prologue (Frank Zappa) - 02:56 . 2.The Mammy Nuns (Frank Zappa) - 03:50 . 3.Harry & Rhonda (Frank Zappa) - 03:36 . 4.Galoot Up-Date (Frank Zappa) - 05:29 . 5.The 'Torchum' Never Stops (Frank Zappa) - 10:32 . 6.That Evil Prince (Frank Zappa) - 01:17 .…

Playing and Singing Zappa

To Celebrate Frank Zappa, who passed away today twenty eight years ago, we have selected various solo artists or bands who have covered the songs Zappa wrote or co-wrote. They are Swann, Zappa Jam, Jimmy Herring, Robert Trujillo, Zappa Plays Zappa, Lior Shlick, Roni Wagner, Daniel Kolben, George Duke, The HeadShakers with Napoleon M. Brock, CRAESH, Caballero Reynaldo, The Fall, The Big Note,…

We remember Frank Zappa. ‘No End To Invention’

This day ( December 4, 1993), in  Los Angeles, California, died Frank Zappa, an American composer, singer-songwriter, electric guitarist, record producer and film director.Tracklist : 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)…

Barking Pumpkin publish ‘Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention’ (1985)

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) - 05:21 . 5.Little Beige Sambo (Frank Zappa) - 03:02 . 6.Porn…

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 (Frank Zappa) - 03:17 . 6.Damp Ankles (Frank Zappa) - 03:45 . 7.St. Etienne (Frank…

Barking Pumpkin publish ‘The Yellow Shark,’ an album of orchestral music composed by Frank Zappa and performed by the Ensemble Modern (1993)

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 (Frank Zappa) - 03:27 . 5.Times Beach Ii (Frank Zappa) - 07:31 . 6.Iii Revised…

Frank Zappa releases ‘Zoot Allures,’ an album featuring ‘The Torture Never Stops’ (1976)

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. Pinky (Frank Zappa) - 03:40 . 5.Find Her Finer (Frank Zappa) - 04:07 . 6.Friendly Little…

Barking Pumpkin publish Frank Zappa’s album : ‘Them or Us’ (1984)

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 Zappa) - 08:39 . 6.Truck Driver Divorce (Frank Zappa) - 08:59 . 7.Stevie'S Spanking (Frank…

Frank Zappa releases ‘Broadway the Hard Way,’ a live album recorded during his final world tour (1988)

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 (Frank Zappa) - 05:42 . 4.Dickie'S Such An Asshole (Frank Zappa) - 05:45 . 5.When The Lie'S So Big…

Discreet publish ‘Bongo Fury’ by Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart (1975)

'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 Zappa) - 03:03 . 5.200 Years Old (Frank Zappa) - 04:32 . 6.Cucamonga (Frank…