The Zappa Family Trust has certainly positioned itself as the best entity to identify, propagate and ultimately distribute Zappa material throughout the world. In 2008, it turned its sights on some of the most important and impressive work Zappa ever created, recognizing some milestones.
What do Tim Buckley, Frank Zappa, Buffalo Springfield and Neil Sedaka have in common? Jim Fielder, the bass guitar player from Blood, Sweat & Tears. One of the real unsung heroes of rock ’n’ roll, Fielder was instrumental in establishing …
By itself, a movie script for the ill-fated Frank Zappa film “Billy The Mountain” qualifies as a rare and unusual find. But one with pages and pages of Zappa’s handwritten notes, including the musical score — that’s something else entirely.
The Zappa Family Trust has been busy the last few years releasing material from the Vault and, recently, Gail Zappa has given the OK to iTunes, Amazonmp3 and other digital download sites to make available 15 out-of-print Zappa records.
In article/All_hell_breaks_loose_1968_in_review_part_II/”>part II of our look back at 1968, we reviewed the troubling historic events that marked that year, and we began to dive into the music that provided the soundtrack for life after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. In this installment, we take a closer look at the albums that marked the year, from the then-dismissed (but now oft-revered) Village Green Preservation Society by The Kinks, to the heartbreak and betrayal Jeff Beck felt over Led Zeppelin I.
Modern prog puzzlers Porcupine Tree make all the musical pieces fit.
Lounging in Al’s basement, we would often listen to Frank Zappa, and other greats covered in this edition of Goldmine, like Pink Floyd, Yes and others.