Posts tagged as "zappacast"

Zappacast Episode #57: The Grandest Wazoo (& Waka Jawaka, too!)

December 9, 2022

Zappacast celebrates the 50th anniversary of FZ’s “big band” period with a deep dive into the just released Waka Wazoo box set! You’ll hear from the Vaultmeister himself, Joe Travers, who assembled this comprehensive collection of recordings that show what went into the making of the classic albums, Waka Jawaka and The Grand Wazoo. Eat Those […]

ZappaCast Episode #56: Frank’s Yugoslavian Extravaganza

October 14, 2022

The Zappacast crew celebrates the new release, Zappa ’75: Zagrab/Ljubljana!  Joe “Vaultmeister” returns to take Scott Parker and Phil Surkis on a guided tour of this rare band playing in a rare location! Why did FZ fly the band to Yugoslavia in the midst of his fall tour? Why is this the only multitrack recording […]

Zappacast Episode #55: Take It Away, Jim Pons!

September 9, 2022

He was the voice of Billy the Mountain. He was the voice of Jeff Simmons’  bad conscience. Heck, he was even the voice of god! It’s safe to say that Frank Zappa trusted Jim Pons voice. Scott Parker and Phil Surkis were honored and thmorilled to chat with The Leaves/Turtles/Mothers legend, Jim Pons.  Jim did […]

Zappacast Episode #54: Joe’s Homage: An Erie Box Companion

June 10, 2022

What is it about Erie, PA? Is there something in the wooder? Scott Parker and Phil Surkis chat  with Joe Travers about his latest passion project: Zappa: Erie, a 6CD box set featuring three unbelievably fantastic shows made in and around his hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania – Edinboro College (5/8/74), Gannon University (11/12/74), and The […]

Zappacast Episode #53: The Mothers 1971: The Fillmore, The Rainbow & More!

March 18, 2022

No, Eddie, we are not kidding: Scott Parker and Phil Surkis welcome back Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers for an in-depth exploration of the soon to be released 8 CD box set, The Mothers 1971! The new set will include all four June 1971 shows from the Fillmore East, as well as the historic, and ultimately tragic […]

Zappacast Episode #52: All Different Kinds of Love with Pamela Des Barres

February 11, 2022

Scott Parker, Phil Surkis, and the world’s most polite drummer, Joe Travers, welcome critically acclaimed author and indisputable queen of the groupies, Pamela Des Barres. St. Valentine meets St. Alfonzo in this especially lovely edition of the ZappaCast! For all things Frank Zappa, including pre-ordering The Mothers 1971 box set, visit The Official Frank Zappa […]

Zappacast Episode #51: 200 Motels 50th Anniversary Celebration!

December 10, 2021

Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers takes Scott Parker, Phil Surkis, and you, the listener, on a very special guided tour of the soon to be released 200 Motels 50th Anniversary box set. If you thought you knew 200 Motels, think again!  Plus, previews of upcoming ZappaCast shows featuring Pamela Des Barres and Jim Pons! For all things […]

ZappaCast Episode #49: Robert Martin From Philadelphia

March 19, 2021

Host Scott Parker and producer Phil Surkis are joined by multi-instrumentalist and vocal monster, Robert Martin. Martin was in every Zappa band from 1981 through 1988, and is still very involved in Frank’s music as part of the “The Zappa Band”.  Martin discusses his early career playing on classic Philly soul tracks, how he auditioned […]

Zappacast Episode #48: Questions, Questions, Questions with Ahmet & Joe

February 2, 2021

New year, new ZappaCast! What’s in store for 2021? Host Scott Parker and producer Phil Surkis are joined by Ahmet Zappa and Joe “Vaultmeister” Travers, as they answer all manner of FZ related questions from near and far.  Are some of their answers serious and loaded with secret underground candy-rock psychedelic profundities? Maybe.   Keep […]