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ZappaCast Episode #1: Premiere

March 4, 2011

In the premiere edition of ZappaCast–a Frank Zappa podcast–Scott Parker (author of several books about the work of FZ) examines the new “Alternate Freak Out!” bootleg, featuring an unreleased mix of the Freak Out! album. In addition, Andrew Greenaway provides the news and FZ gives a history lesson.

Frank Zappa – Over-Nite Sensation

January 1, 2011

This folio features note-for-note transcriptions with tab for all seven tracks from Zappa's watershed 1973 release:  Camarillo Brillo Dinah-Moe Humm Dirty Love Fifty-Fifty I'm the Slime Montana Zomby Woof Includes a foreword by Zappa guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, also of Missing Persons and Duran Duran fame.  Transcriptions by Paul Pappas. Publisher: Hal LeonardPublication Date: January 1, […]

Frank Zappa – Apostrophe (‘)

August 1, 2003

Complete, note-for-note tab transcriptions for Frank Zappa's epic 1974 tour de force, featuring over-the-top zany lyrics and subject matter, searing guitar virtuosity, and tight arrangements veering between rock and jazz fusion. Includes all 9 songs that have become classics of the Zappa legacy:  Apostrophe' Cosmik Debris Don't Eat the Yellow Snow Excentrifugal Forz Father O'Blivion […]

Frank Zappa – Hot Rats

February 1, 2001

This folio features note-for-note transcriptions of Frank Zappa's influential 1969 jazz-rock fusion masterpiece, which also featured guest appearances by Captain Beefheart and Jean-Luc Ponty.  Music transcriptions by Andy Aledort. Includes:  The Gumbo Variations It Must Be a Camel Little Umbrellas Peaches in Regalia Son of Mr. Green Genes Willie the Pimp   Includes lots of […]

The Real Frank Zappa Book

January 1, 1989

The legendary Frank Zappa, one of the most influential, innovative and controversial musical artists for the past 20 years, takes us on a wild, funny trip through his life and times. Along the way, Zappa offers his inimitable views on many things such as art, politics and beer.   Frank Zappa with Peter Occiogrosso Originally Published: […]

Them Or Us – The Book

January 1, 1984

In 1984 FZ self-published Them or Us, a 351 page book created with a dot matrix printer. A facsimile paperback edition was released in 2010. ForewordThis cheesy little home-made book was prepared for the amusement of people who already enjoy Zappa music. It is not for intellectuals or other dead people. It is designed to answer […]

The Frank Zappa Guitar Book

January 1, 1982

Some of Zappa's most virtuosic guitar solos lie in these pages — brilliant transcriptions and an introduction by Steve Vai (FZ’s official transcriptionist until 1981.)   Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Five-Five-FIVE Hog Heaven While You Were Out Treacherous Cretins Heavy Duty Judy Soup 'n Old Clothes Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar Some […]

The Frank Zappa Songbook Vol. 1

January 1, 1973

The original softcover edition of this book includes sheet music of Zappa's compositions, superbly transcribed and arranged for piano/guitar/voice by Ian Underwood, plus 8 full-page pictures, storylines from Ruben & The Jets, Uncle Meat and The Legend of Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus & His Grand Wazoo (the same material which can be found in the album liner […]