Frank Zappa Understanding America

Frank Zappa - Understanding America (2012) {2CD Zappa Records 0238922}

Frank Zappa - Understanding America (2012) {2CD Zappa Records 0238922}
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© 2012 Zappa Records / Universal Music / ZFT | 0238922 / ZR 3892
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Fusion

Official Release #93. Conceived, Composed & Produced by Frank Zappa. The two-disc compilation of alternative takes titled Understanding America is intended for devoted fans only. It's scattershot material, tied together loosely by one theme: Zappa's acerbic mistrust of American culture. Throughout the '60s, '70s, and '80s, social satire made up a huge amount of his catalog, so Big Brother, media outlets, organized religion, and recreational drugs are all subject to attack here. The gold nugget is the unreleased 25-minute "Porn Wars Deluxe," a Negativland-esque collage that pairs together samples of music with clips from the 1985 PMRC Senate hearings, for which Zappa played an integral role defending against censorship.
Riccardo Fassi Tankio Band - Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa (1995) {Splasc(h) CDH 428.2}

Riccardo Fassi Tankio Band - Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa (1995) {Splasc(h) CDH 428.2}
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© 1995 Splasc(h) Records | CDH 428.2
Jazz / Contemporary Jazz / Modern Jazz / Experimental Big Band

Frank Zappa's music is not easy to convert to the stage of the jazz band. Although Zappa's zany compositions have always attracted some of the more adventurous jazz players, the actual jazz content of the tunes is minimal. Italian keyboardist Riccardo Fassi takes his Tankio Band of twelve players plus selected guests through a dozen Zappa charts with mixed results. Curiously, Fassi is most successful when he diverges from the structures of the tunes. When he sticks too closely to the melodies and chords, translating them into Kentonesque big band blasts, the results are less satisfying. The quality of the soloists vary, but guest trumpeter Flavio Boltro, accordionist Antonello Salis, and band member alto saxophonist Sandro Satta dish up some of the most compelling individual work.
Frank Zappa - Lumpy Money - The Project/Object (2009) {3CD Zappa Records ZR20008 reissue 2016 rec 1968}

Frank Zappa - Lumpy Money - The Project/Object (2009) {3CD Zappa Records ZR20008 reissue 2016 rec 1968}
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© 1968, 2009, 2016 Zappa Records | ZR20008
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #85. This triple volume package contains an audio documentary tracing the conception and construction of Frank Zappa's We're Only in It for the Money (1968) and Lumpy Gravy (1968) masterworks. As the second entry in the Project/Object series (the first being the MoFo Project/Object in 2006 that gathered four CDs worth of goodies from the Freak Out! era), the modus operandi for Lumpy Money (2009) remains much the same as its predecessor. Presented within are primary components from both works in several unique – and formerly unissued – incarnations and configurations. It should also be noted that neither of Zappa's mid-'90s approved masters for We're Only in It for the Money or Lumpy Gravy are found here. Instead of retreading those – which (as of this 2009 writing) remain in print on the Rykodisc label – the nearly three-and-a-half hours served up here offer an embarrassment of insight into the development of the music, as well as the modular recording style that Zappa was evermore frequently incorporating into his craft.
Frank Zappa - Mothermania (1969) {Zappa Records 0238402 rel 2012}

Frank Zappa - Mothermania (1969) {Zappa Records 0238402 rel 2012}
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© 1969, 2012 Zappa Records / Universal | 0238402 / ZR 3840
Rock / Experimental Rock

Official Release #7. Mothermania, subtitled The Best of the Mothers, is a compilation album by the Mothers of Invention. While the songs were previously released on Freak Out!, Absolutely Free and We're Only in It for the Money, it contains unique mixes or edits done specifically for this compilation. Mothermania is a collection of previously released tunes culled from the first three Mothers of Invention albums. So why bother? Well, it's the only early collection actually compiled by FZ. Verve released a bunch of early compilations without permission, but more importantly, this is the only place you can hear some of these mixes and edits. Many of the tunes from Freak Out! appear in different mixes, while "It Can't Happen Here" plays through without the interruptions of the Freak Out! version.
Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa For President (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20021}

Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa For President (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20021}
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© 2016 Zappa Records / The Zappa Family Trust / Universal | ZR 20021 / 00824302002223
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #105. All Masters Produced by Frank Zappa. Frank Zappa For President? You betcha! We know at various times he wanted to run for office. In the spirit of the 2016 dramatic presidential election adventures, comes a release that gives us a glimpse into what could have been. This album is comprised of unreleased compositions realized on the Synclavier along with other relevant tracks mined from the Vault with a political thread tying it all together. Don't forget to Register and Vote!

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)  Video

Posted by JohnSmith at May 7, 2017
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)
HDRip | MKV / AVC@1706 kb/s | 720x544 | 1h 33mn | 1.36 GB
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English: AC3, 384 kb/s (6 ch) | Subtitles: English (forced, full)
Genre: Documentary | Biography | Music

In the 20th Century, Frank Zappa made his mark as a musician unlike any other in America. With a wild eccentric iconoclastic attitude guiding his distinctive music, which it was itself guided by a firm intellectual integrity, Zappa made himself an unforgettable force in popular music. This film covers his life and work through various archival footage through the decades. Whether it was his taboo challenging early creations, his outspoken efforts against the political forces determined to censor him or his constant quest for new artistic challenges, Zappa made a mark no one could ignore.
Frank Zappa - Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object Audio Documentary (2016) {3CD Set Zappa Records ZR 20024}

Frank Zappa - Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object Audio Documentary (2016) {3CD Set Zappa Records ZR 20024}
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© 1968, 2016 Zappa Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 20024
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Jazz Rock

Official Release #107. Uncle Meat gets the deluxe treatment in this three CD Project/Object Audio Documentary. Included is the original 1969 vinyl mix (restored, remastered and available digitally for the first time), an original sequence that includes unique source material and bonus vault tracks mostly compiled from the recording sessions at Apostolic Studios in NYC between 1967 and 1969.
Frank Zappa - Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object (2016)

Frank Zappa - Meat Light: The Uncle Meat Project/Object
Progressive Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 206:56 min | 475 MB
Label: Zappa Records | Tracks: 79 | Rls.date: 2016

Uncle Meat gets the deluxe treatment in this three CD Project/Object Audio Documentary. Included is the original 1969 vinyl mix (restored, remastered and available digitally for the first time), an original sequence that includes unique source material and bonus vault tracks mostly compiled from the recording sessions at Apostolic Studios in NYC between 1967 and 1968.

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 27, 2016
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)
DVDRip | 638x480 | .MKV/AVC @ 1702 Kbps | 1h 33mn | 1.18 GiB
Audio: English AAC 98 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary | Biography

In the 20th Century, Frank Zappa made his mark as a musician unlike any other in America. With a wild eccentric iconoclastic attitude guiding his distinctive music, which it was itself guided by a firm intellectual integrity, Zappa made himself an unforgettable force in popular music. This film covers his life and work through various archival footage through the decades. Whether it was his taboo challenging early creations, his outspoken efforts against the political forces determined to censor him or his constant quest for new artistic challenges, Zappa made a mark no one could ignore.

Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa For President (2016)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Aug. 12, 2016
Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa For President (2016)

Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa For President
Progressive Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 43:21 min | 105 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Zappa Records | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2016

Frank Zappa For President? You betcha! We know at various times he wanted to run for office. In the spirit of the 2016 dramatic presidential election adventures, comes a release that gives us a glimpse into what could have been. This album is comprised of unreleased compositions realized on the Synclavier along with other relevant tracks mined from the Vault with a political thread tying it all together. Don t forget to Register and Vote!