Frank Zappa Understanding America

Frank Zappa - Understanding America (2012)  {2CDs Zappa Records EU Edition}

Frank Zappa - Understanding America (2012) {2CDs Zappa Records EU Edition}
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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.

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
English: AC3, 384 kb/s (6 ch) | Subtitles: English (forced)
WEB-DL 720p | MKV / AVC@4070 kb/s | 956x720 | 1h 33mn | 2.99 GB
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!
Frank Zappa - AAAFNRAA The Bundlement (2006 -2012) {Official Digital Download from zappa.com}

Frank Zappa - AAAFNRAA The Bundlement (2006 -2012) {Official Digital Download from zappa.com}
mp3 + aac (tracks) | Official Digital Download | Front Cover
Zappa Records / Zappa.com | 5% repair rar
Rock / Experimental Rock

AAAFNRAA was one of Zappa's mottoes. It stood for Anything Anytime Anyplace For No Reason At All. The Frank Zappa AAAFNRAA Birthday Bundle was released as a digital download on iTunes on December 15, 2006. It consists of five previously unreleased tracks performed by Frank Zappa, and six new tracks featuring the Zappa family. (AAAFNRAA stands for "Anything Anytime Anywhere for No Reason At All", Zappa's motto of sorts.)
Frank Zappa - Beat The Boots! III (2009) {Zappa Records Digital Downloads}

Frank Zappa - Beat The Boots! III (2009) {Zappa Records Digital Downloads}
MP3 @VBR 256 -> 768 Mb | Artwork | 5% repair rar | © 2009 Zappa Records Digital Downloads
Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock

Beat the Boots III is a set of digitally downloadable albums by Frank Zappa. It compiles bootleg recordings which were previously available illegally, released by Zappa Records in 2009 as part of the Zappas' campaign to dissuade Frank Zappa fans from buying illegal recordings of his concerts. These albums are not distributed as physical items but only as Digital downloads.
The Ed Palermo Big Band - Oh No! Not Jazz!! (2014) [2CD] {Cuneiform Records} (Frank Zappa related)

The Ed Palermo Big Band - Oh No! Not Jazz!! (2014) [2CD] {Cuneiform Records} (Frank Zappa related)
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© 2014 Cuneiform Records / Ed Palermo | Rune 380/81
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Modern Big Band / Jazz Rock

The Ed Palermo Big Band is led by alto saxist and arranger Ed Palermo; he has had this big band with much of the same personnel for over 30 years, which is an impressive feat in itself, and has had his band performing the music of Frank Zappa for 20 years. There are a number of ensembles performing the music of Frank Zappa, who is now recognized as one of the great 20th century American composers, but no one does it with this ease, skill and originality! The band is a 18 piece ensemble of five woodwind players, four trumpeters, three trombonists, two keyboardists, guitar, violin, bass and drum. All of these musicians are NYC professionals, and they have been playing this music for years with Ed, because, like Ed, they recognize and appreciate the genius inherent in the huge body of Zappa's work, and they want to keep this great music alive and in front of the public. OH NO! NOT JAZZ!! consists of two discs: The first disc further explores Ed's distinctive, big band interpretations of the music of Frank Zappa, while the second disc features Ed's own, colorful compositions.
Jean-Luc Ponty - King Kong. Jean-Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa (1970) {Blue Note} [re-up]

Jean-Luc Ponty - King Kong. Jean-Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa (1970) {Blue Note}
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© 1993 Capitol / Blue Note | CDP 0777 7 89539 2 0
Jazz / Post Bop / Fusion / Violin

Not just an album of interpretations, King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays the Music of Frank Zappa was an active collaboration; Frank Zappa arranged all of the selections, played guitar on one, and contributed a new, nearly 20-minute orchestral composition for the occasion. Made in the wake of Ponty's appearance on Zappa's jazz-rock masterpiece Hot Rats, these 1969 recordings were significant developments in both musicians' careers. In terms of jazz-rock fusion, Zappa was one of the few musicians from the rock side of the equation who captured the complexity – not just the feel – of jazz, and this project was an indicator of his growing credibility as a composer. For Ponty's part, King Kong marked the first time he had recorded as a leader in a fusion-oriented milieu (though Zappa's brand of experimentalism didn't really foreshadow Ponty's own subsequent work).