Goldmine went through Record Store Day’s Black Friday list and checked off 10 recommendations for our readers. Here they are:
Wreckless Eric AmERICa (Fire Records) Instantly recognizable but eternally individual, Wreckless Eric’s first solo album in over a decade opens with a slice of defiant autobiography that really is all the background you need. If you know Eric from past …
Goldmine Magazine’s Hall of Fame inducts its 31st group featuring far-out artists Frank Zappa, The Sex Pistols, T. Rex & Iggy Pop as well as fan favorites Deep Purple, Air Supply, Richard Marx & more
A recap of choice panels and performances, plus exclusive photos and interviews from the annual festival/conference in Austin, Texas
Originally filmed for MTV on Halloween 1981 this immensely entertaining gig now gets a wider release and finds Frank Zappa at the height of one of his more accessible, song-oriented periods.
Zappa was a pioneering artist in many ways, including the use of 16-track technology before The Beatles.
News of the week, covering everything from Lilith and Ozzfest to Stuart Moxham of the Young Marble Giants.
In case you were wondering, here’s what Goldmine writer Martin Popoff and his voting army came up with as the greatest non-metal guitar solos of all time (Can you guess which two Martin snuck in there? Here’s a clue: ZZ T_p and F_ank Za_pa).
This release documents the last performance by Frank Zappa’s “alternative orchestra” — referred to by Frank as The Mothers Of Invention/Hot Rats/Grand Wazoo — on Sept. 24, 1972, at Boston Music Hall. It’s a fascinating performance that demonstrates once again what a renaissance artist Zappa was, fearless at exploring different musical genres.
Running the risk of sounding profoundly foolish, somewhat ghoulish and altogether politically incorrect, Frank Zappa, who died in 1993, might be the only rocker/composer/producer in history impervious to the natural laws of the planet.