Nicolas Slonimsky on Frank Zappa

Nicolas Slonimsky on Frank Zappa

In these recorded comments by Slonimsky, his musical world (classical/avant garde) and that of Frank Zappa (popular/avant garde) came together primarily due to the publication of a book by Slonimsky on scales and harmonies that attracted Zappas attention. Slonimsky recounts…

FZ plays St. Etienne - live 1982

FZ plays St. Etienne – live 1982

From Concert Palais Des Sports France 1982 One album that is always in my (any) top three, is Jazz From Hell. All compositions on that album were synclavier recordings, except for St. Etienne, which is a guitar solo excerpted from a…

New York & Elsewhere - documentary

New York & Elsewhere – documentary

New York & Elsewhere (documentary)   Directed by Rudolf Dolezal & Hannes Rossacher Includes (at least): FZ talking about the Mudd Club Mudd Club, May 8, 1980 (“Mudd Club” and “Chunga’s Revenge”) Interview with Steven Mass (owner of the Mudd…

FZ on the Mike Douglas Show

FZ on the Mike Douglas Show

This is a nice video of Frank appearing on the Mike Douglas show. If you feel like arguing with total strangers, please go to YouTube, watch the video there and read the comments. Most entertaining – Have a good day ♪…

George Duke & Billy Cobham - Montreux 1976

George Duke & Billy Cobham – Montreux 1976

Billy Cobham & George Duke – Montreux JF 1976 How cool is this? Cobham and Duke playing it funky. And yes, that’s John Scofield on guitar. Geez … how cool, this. Two thumbs up!   1976, Montreux Jazz Festival – what…

MTV Interview - 1984

MTV Interview – 1984

December 8, 1984 FZ talks about his influences, MTV & music videos, progressive rock, John & Yoko, guitar players. A fragment appears on “Rock Influences” (MTV, 1984) Thanks to Zappa Jam.

Bjorn Berge - Keep It Greasy

Bjorn Berge – Keep It Greasy

Bjorn Berge nails FZ’s Keep it Greasy on an acoustic 12-string. Pretty fuckin’ amazing, if you ask me. And even if you don’t. Check this guy out – a shorter version of Keep It Greasy can be found on his…

Frank Zappa on Larry King - LIVE

Frank Zappa on Larry King – LIVE

Full interview of Frank Zappa on Larry King Live, August 1985 Thanks to ItsTheSuperDog for posting.

Black Napkins - The Palladium, New York City, Halloween 1977.

Black Napkins – The Palladium, New York City, Halloween 1977.

FZ – Black Napkins The Palladium, New York City, Halloween 1977.