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“The Crux Of The Biscuit”

June 8, 2016

The Crux of the Biscuit was created in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Frank Zappa's 1974 album Apostrophe('). As part of Zappa Records' ongoing Frank Zappa Project/Object Audio Documentary Series, The Crux of the Biscuit contains rare alternate mixes, live performances, and studio session outtakes. This release celebrates Zappa's iconic, Gold-certified album, which landed in […]

ZappaCast Episode #28: The Alex Winter Extravaganza

March 21, 2016

Fancy a Zappa chat? Well ZappaCasters, do we ever have a chat for you! We were very fortunate to have the great Alex Winter — director of the very exciting fan-funded soon-to-be-greatest Frank Zappa documentary ever — pop ’round for a chat about Zappa, movies and even the obligatory Bill & Ted reference!  A very […]

Who The F*@% Is Frank Zappa?

March 8, 2016

Filmmaker Alex Winter invites Zappa fans to help save Frank's archives and make the definitive Zappa movie with his new Kickstarter project, Who the F*@% is Frank Zappa? Check it out for a great mission and some absurd FZ rewards:   An Update from Ahmet Zappa: Hey Everybody,People have been asking so I just wanted […]

Hot Rats 180g Audiophile Vinyl

March 1, 2016

Continuing the reissues, FZ’s classic Hot Rats has been released on 180-gram vinyl – cut directly from the original analog master tapes by Bernie Grundman! Recorded in 1969, Zappa's second solo album is widely known for its pioneering fusion of jazz and rock and contains one of his best known songs,“Peaches En Regalia.” Mostly an […]

ZappaCast Episode #27: Farewell, Gail Zappa

January 4, 2016

A dense ecumenical bandana at the right hand of God’s big rhumba? Nah…it’s the ZappaCast! In this episode, we say farewell to the legendary Mrs. Gail Zappa with the full ZappaCast panel of Scott Parker, Andrew Greenaway, Scott Fischer and –returning after a fairly lengthy absence — The Professor, Mick Ekers! Join us as we […]

ZappaCast Episode #26: ZaFTIG Special

December 30, 2015

Greetings, ZappaCasters! In this episode we are talking ZaFTIG! What is ZaFTIG? Why, it’s the Zappa Family Trust Issues Guide — the new book covering the music of Frank Zappa on compact disc. Talking ZaFTIG will be author Ed Komara and co-author Scott Parker. Plus music, thrills, spills, traffic noises and other oddments! A plump […]

ZappaCast Episode #24: A Chat With Bob Zappa, Part 1

September 7, 2015

Are you looking for specialness, kids? Look no further than this episode of the ZappaCast! This time around we are chatting with Mr. Bob Zappa, brother of FZ and author of the new book FRANKIE & BOBBY – GROWING UP ZAPPA!

ZappaCast Episode #23: In Memoriam, Walt Quadrato

May 29, 2015

Suddenly it strikes! It’s time for ZappaCast Episode 23! This is our special memorial tribute to Scott’s mentor, first-generation Zappa fan and collector Walt Quadrato. Features a Walt mastering (from an unknown generation cassette source) of the FZ/Grand Wazoo Orchestra (or the “Hot Rats Orchestra”, as emcee Rikki Farr puts it) show at the Oval […]

ZappaCast Episode #22: Tom Fowler Speaketh!

April 23, 2015

Greetings and salutations, loyal ZappaCasters! In this episode we are serving up for you (hot and fresh) a fascinating conversation with that amazing bass playing Fowler, Tom Fowler! Tom talks about his days working with FZ, and working with other FZ alumni. Throw in Tom’s thoughts about the almighty Zappa goddess-type person Grace Quinn and […]