Frank Zappa FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Father of Invention

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Hal Leonard Corporation, Aug 1, 2016 - Biography & Autobiography - 328 pages
(FAQ). In this volume, author John Corcelli reveals Zappa's roots as a musician, from his diverse influences to his personal life. We also learn more about his former band members and the enormous musical legacy inherited by his son, Dweezil. The book features a juried examination of Zappa's recordings and his videos. It also features a complete discography and a recommended reading list. Each chapter has a special focus on Zappa's life, with sections covering his family, his home studio known as the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen his keen interest in the Synclavier (a device he first used in 1980), his guitars, and more. Special attention is paid to the Mothers of Invention. Frank Zappa FAQ is a must-have for fans new and old looking to delve into some of the best music ever made by one of the most innovative artists the world has known.

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Frank Zappas Origins
Zappas Musical Influences
Mothers Day 1965
The Mothers of Invention
Zappa and the Jazz Influence
Zappa Goes Digital
What Women Think About Zappas Music
Zappa as Instrumentalist
Overdubs Galore
Opening Acts Get a Shot
The Mothers Make Other Plans
Auditioning for Frank Zappa
Insights from His Musicians

A Clash of Icons
The Artist as Parent
Zappas DrugFree Zone
Zappa and the Record Business
Choice Quotations
A Cultivated Audience
Zappa Lampoons the Beatles Bob Dylan and Michael Jackson
Does Humor Belong in Music?
A Curated Look at the Zappa Collection
Zappa and the Power of Ownership
Zappas Archives and the UMRK
Zappas Conceptual Continuity
200 Motels
Frank Zappas Visual Productions
Selected TV Appearances
Zappa and the Politics
Zappa Alumni
Zappas Legacy Part 1
The Real Frank Zappa Books
Selected Bibliography

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