Academy Zappa: Proceedings of the First International Conference of Esemplastic Zappology (ICE-Z)

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Ben Watson, Esther Leslie
SAF Publishing Ltd, 2005 - Music - 255 pages
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Frank Zappa always did it differently, and here his fans do too. With delegates from Paris, Rome, Leipzig and Vauxhall, this parodic conference included papers called “‘Arf’: Canine Continuity in the Output Macrostructure” and “The Mental Hygiene Dilemma.” Zen Buddhism, Frankfurt school Marxism, Philip K. Dick and the Zappologically Deranged are used to denounce Madonna, postmodernism, hippies and everything you hold dear. Priceless.

Ben Watson, music journalist and longstanding contributor to The Wire, Hi-Fi News and Signal To Noise, is well-known for his deviant and polemical music criticism and is an acknowledged expert on Frank Zappa.

Esther Leslie is a reader in humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London.

 

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Contents

Section 1
16
Section 2
39
Section 3
43
Section 4
82
Section 5
83
Section 6
84
Section 7
109
Section 8
159
Section 9
161
Section 10
162
Section 11
164
Section 12
168
Section 13
169
Section 14
175
Section 15
176
Section 16
185

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Ben Watson, music journalist and longstanding contributor to The Wire, Hi-Fi News and Signal To Noise, is well known for his deviant and polemical music criticism. His books include Frank Zappa: the Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play; Art, Class & Cleavage; The Complete Guide To The Music of Frank Zappa; Shitkicks & Doughballs; and Derek Bailey & the Story of Free Improvisation. Esther Leslie is a Reader in Humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London. She is actively involved in editing three journals: Radical Philosophy, Historical Materialism and Revolutionary History.

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