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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.1 . Zoot Allures (Live) 2 . Tinsel Town Rebellion 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…

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.1 . Titties And Beer 2 . Punky's Whips (w/ Terry Bozzio) 3 . Sofa No.2 (Munich, 1978) 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…

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.1 . You Are What You Is 2 . He's So Gay (Live, 1984) 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) -…

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 : 1 . w/ Ensemble Modern – The Yellow Shark (1992) 2 . My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama 3 . w/ Steve Vai – Stevie’S Spanking 4 . The Decline Of The Music Business 5 . w/ Pierre Bouez – On Frank Zappa 6 . Baby Snakes…

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.1 . We're Turning Again (Live) 2 . Alien Orifice (Palladium, NY, Halloween, 1981) 3 . Porn Wars 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) .…

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.1 . Nite School 2 . St. Etienne 3 . GS(pot Tornado - MTV) 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 .…

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.1 . Dog Breath Variations + Uncle Meat 2 . The Yellow Shark Dance 3 . The Yellow Shark (Rehearsal Extract 1) 4 . Rehearsing Ensemble Modern Frankfurt Track Listing : 1.Intro (Frank Zappa) - 01:43 . 2.Dog Breath Variations (Frank…

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.1 . Black Napkins (w/ Steve Vai ) 2 . The Torture Never Stops 3 . Zoot Allures (Live ) 4 . Disco Boy 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) -…

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.1 . Sharleena 2 . Sinister Footwear Ii (NYC, 1981) 3 . Stevie's Spanking (w/ Steve Vai, Live) 4 . The Planet Of My Dreams 5 . Be In My Video 6 . Be In My Video 7 . Whippin' Post (Live) Track Listing : 1.The Closer You Are (Earl Lewis, Morgan Bobby Robinson) - 02:55 . 2.In France (Frank Zappa) - 03:30 . 3.Ya…

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.1 . Planet Of Baritone Women 2 . Any Kind Of Pain (Zappa's Universe Live, 91) 3 . When The Lie Is So Big 4 . Outside Now (Paris, 1980) 5 . Hot Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel (1988) 6 . What Kind Of Girl 7 . Jesus Thinks You're A Jerk Track…

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.1 . Muffin Man (Live, 1977) 2 . Advance Romance (1984, Texas) 3 . Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy (1984, Texas) 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…

Frank Zappa releases ‘You Are What You Is,’ a double album (1981)

Frank Zappa's 'You Are What You Is' is a double album released on September 23, 1981 by Barking Pumpkin.1 . Teenage Wind 2 . (Two Songs) Albuquerque (October 12, 1980 ) 3 . Charlie's Enormous Mouth 4 . You Are What You Is Track Listing : 1.Teen-Age Wind (Frank Zappa) - 03:02 . 2.Harder Than Your Husband (Frank Zappa) - 02:28 . 3.Doreen (Frank Zappa) - 04:44 . 4.Goblin Girl (Frank Zappa) - 04:07…

Frank Zappa releases ‘Joe’s Garage,’ a rock opera in two albums (1979)

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.1 . Why Does It Hurt When I Pee (1978) 2 . Zappa In Paris, 1980 3 . Outside Now (Paris, 1980) 4 . Packard Goose Track listing : 1.The Central Scrutinizer (Frank Zappa) - 03:28 . 2.Joe's Garage (Frank Zappa) - 06:10 . 3.Catholic Girls (Frank Zappa)…

Frank Zappa premieres “The Yellow Shark” (1992)

September 17, 1992 - Frank Zappa is at Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Germany with the Ensemble Modern for the first performance of his orchestral composition "The Yellow Shark." Due to illness, he will only conduct certain parts.

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 PanterALSO READOfficial SiteThe Guardian @ InstagramWikipediaMusicians : Frank Zappa –…

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" (to be released in September) and to tape parts of his solo project…

DiscReet publish ‘Roxy & Elsewhere,’ a live album by Frank Zappa & The Mothers (1974)

'Roxy & Elsewhere' by Frank Zappa & The Mothers is a live album released on September 10, 1974 by DiscReet. 1 . Penguin In Bondage (Stockholm, 1973) 2 . (Live, 1974) 3 . Dummy Up M.O.I (1973) Track listing : 1.Penguin in Bondage (Frank Zappa) - 06:48 . 2.Pygmy Twylyte (Frank Zappa) - 02:13 . 3.Dummy Up (Napoleon Murphy Brock, Jeff Simmons,Frank Zappa) - 06:02 . 4.Village of the Sun…

Frank Zappa brings his humor to NYC (1984)

August 26, 1984 - Frank Zappa is with Ray White (g,voc), Ike Willis (g,voc), Bobby Martin (kb,s,voc), Allan Zavod (kb), Scott Thunes (b,voc) and Chad Wackerman (d) at The Pier in New York City

Frank Zappa & band are in Stockholm (1973)

August 21, 1973 - Frank Zappa will be with Jean Luc Ponty, Tom Fowler, Ralph Humphrey, Ruth Underwood, Ian Underwood, George Duke and Bruce Fowler at Skansen in, Stockholm, Sweden

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…

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) -…