Barry Miles knew Frank Zappa intimately and was present at the recording of some of his most important albums. This sparkling biography brings the Zappa the musician and composer, Zappa the controversialist and Zappa the family man (despite his love of groupies, he was married for more than 30 years) together for the first time.
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ZAPPA: A BiographyUser Review - Kirkus
A new biography of the grungy "genius" of rock 'n' roll returns over and over again to a few themes, all carefully documented and likely to upset the faithful.A gregarious loner who grew up during the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Hagelstein - LibraryThing
An exceptional and well-researched biography of Frank Zappa, the complicated musical genius, curmudgeon, misanthrope, and free-speech advocate. Barry Miles doesn't appear to pull any punches here ... Read full review