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Frank ZappaI Don't Wanna Get Drafted/Ancient Armaments ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Zappa (Canada), 1980. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $9.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Frank ZappaMan From Utopia ... LP LP format
Barking Pumpkin, 1983. Very Good+ ... $9.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some light wear.)

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New Frank ZappaThem Or Us ... CD CD format
Ryko, 1984. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank Zappa/Mothers Of InventionBurnt Weeny Sandwich ... LP LP format
Reprise, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold ... $16.99
A burnt weeny sandwich from Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention – and a record that shows just how far they'd come in just a few short years! In a way, the record feels almost like a summation of all the best ideas that Frank had come up with in the studio – some serious musical compositions, mixed with pop music parody, and still a touch of that sharper wit from the initial records – yet all delivered with a dexterity that nobody would have expected from The Mothers at the start! And if anything, there's almost more care and sensitivity here at times – especially on some of the piano parts – showing that Zappa's way more than just a freak letting his flag fly – and has plenty of ears for sounds that go way beyond his scene. Titles include "WPLJ", "Igor's Boogie", "Aybe Sea", "Holiday In Berlin Full Blown", "Valarie", and "The Little House I Used To Live In". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Bizarre pressing.)

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Mothers (Frank Zappa)Just Another Band From LA ... LP LP format
Reprise, 1972. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $18.99
A key record in showcasing Frank Zappa's blend of complicated compositions and all-out jamming – that mix of hard rock and serious songwriting that would direct his energy for most of the 70s – yet still pretty darn raw at this point! The album's a live one – with some of the same great spontaneous energy of the Fillmore set, but even less silliness – even amidst the album's longer songs and weirdass lyrics! The set begins with the extended "Billy The Mountain" – definitely a journey in music – then rolls into "Call Any Vegetable", "Eddie Are You Kidding", "Magdalena", and "Dog Breath". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Frank ZappaWazoo ... CD CD format
Zappa/Vaulter Native, 1972. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
CD
(Includes original slipcase.)

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New Frank ZappaZappa In New York ... CD CD format
Zappa/Universal, 1977. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Frank Zappa live in the 70s – working with a surprisingly hip large ensemble, with all the sharp changes and unusual moments of his classic studio albums! Like some of Zappa's other concert performances, there's an approach that steps a few years back – clearly to please the group coming to hear their favorites, but in a way that also offers up a nice sharpening-up of the music too – especially given that the whole thing's happening live on stage! There's some great jazz help here – horns from The Brecker Brothers, Lou Marini, Ronnie Cuber, and Tom Malone – plus wonderful vibes from Dave Samuels and keyboards from Eddie Jobson – and even a bit of narration from Don Pardo. Titles include "I'm The Slime", "Titties & Beer", "Cruisin For Burgers", "The Illinois Enema Bandit", "Punky's Whips", "Big Leg Emma", and "Sofa". CD

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New Jean Luc PontyKing Kong – Jean Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa ... LP LP format
World Pacific, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Trippy electric fusion from the west coast – a record that features Ponty, who was working with Zappa at the time, playing a set of electric jazz takes on Zappa tunes – with lots of added help from George Duke, who was also working with Zappa too! The set's almost a "birth of fusion" one – with Zappa arrangements that are clearly in a jazz-rock mode – and lots of electric bass, electric piano, and electric violin in the set. Tracks are long, and riff-heavy – and other players include Ernie Watts, Wilton Felder, Buell Neidlinger, and Ian Underwood. Titles include "America Drinks & Goes Home", "Music For Electric Violin & Low Budget Orchestra", "King Kong", and "Twenty Small Cigars". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Frank ZappaChunga's Revenge ... LP LP format
Bizarre/Reprise, 1970. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most jamming Zappa albums from the early days – a set that's still got some of Frank's complicated musical leanings in play – but which features interpretation by a smoking group who no doubt helped the great one reach a much larger audience! George Duke plays lots of organ and heavy keyboards – and other players include Aynsley Dunbar on drums, giving the whole thing a great punch at the bottom – plus Mothers luminary Ian Underwood on more keyboards and electric alto sax, Jeff Simmons and Max Bennett on bass, and Frank himself on some mighty amazing guitar! Titles include "The Clap", "Chunga's Revenge", "Tell Me You Love Me", "The Nancy & Mary Music", "Twenty Small Cigars", and "Would You Go All The Way". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Frank ZappaHot Rats ... LP LP format
Bizarre, 1969. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those records that should be an insane dark mess, given the look of the cover – but which turns out to be a surprisingly well put-together effort all the way through! Zappa does a great job of hiding behind his hair here – never acting with the pomp that a pop genius like him could easily have enacted – and instead passing off the record as if it's just another freakout – despite the fact that the arrangements are some of his tightest, most focused, and downright groovy so far! There's plenty of key musical help to make the whole thing come out right – including bass from Shuggie Otis, guitar from Captain Beefheart, violin from Jean-Luc Ponty, drums from Paul Humphrey, and bass from Max Bennett – all players who really live up to the musical complexity of Zappa's compositions – often with a pre-fusion vibe that's almost unexpected. Titles include "Willie The Pimp", "Son Of Mr Green Grass", "The Gumbo Variations", "It Must Be A Camel", "Peaches In Regalia", and "Little Umbrellas". LP, Vinyl record album
(Tan label Reprise pressing. Cover has light wear, a cutout hole and some seam splitting in the top.)

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New Frank ZappaJazz From Hell ... CD CD format
Ryko, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Frank ZappaLumpy Gravy ... LP LP format
Verve, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from Frank Zappa – and a record that showed the world that he was also one hell of an arranger too! The album's got all the offbeat, tripped-out qualities that you'd expect from late 60s Zappa – but at times, it's also got this tightness that's really amazing – almost as if Frank's showing the world that he can easily do the same things as the studio wizards of LA pop – but chooses to keep most of his efforts on the wrong side of the tracks! There's plenty of larger backings at points – handled by some of the cream of the crop of the LA studio and jazz scene – but other moments are pretty darn raw, and have a gritty, almost homemade sound collage feel. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Frank ZappaPiquantique Sydney 1973 ... CD CD format
Killing Floor, 1973. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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(Promo copy.)

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New Frank ZappaSheik Yerbouti ... LP LP format
Ryko, 1979. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has some wear, and a center split in the spine. Vinyl plays with some clicks and crackles.)

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New Frank ZappaZappa's Universe ... CD CD format
Verve, 1993. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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New Frank Zappa/MothersRoxy & Elsewhere ... LP LP format
DiscReet, 1974. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Mostly" live genius from Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention – recorded at The Roxy with some studio additions – and the players include George Duke, Tom Fowler, Ruth Underwood, Walt Fowler, Ralph Humphrey and the other great players from this peak period! It's astonishing stuff – and as strong of a mix of the tightly rock-centric and exploratory/hard fusiony sides of Zappa as you could hope for – shoot, even the stage banter is priceless! Includes "Penguin In Bondage", "Pygmy Twylyte", "Village Of The Sun", "Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?", "More Trouble Everyday" and "Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzmen's Church)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Frank Zappa/Mothers Of InventionAbsolutely Free ... LP LP format
Verve, 1967. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most mindblowing pop culture pastiches of the 60s – a record that's as absolutely mad as it is absolutely free – and proof that a whole new generation of musicians like Zappa were using the studio like an instrument itself! This is work that could have never existed away from record – as the mix of sounds, moods, and music comes together with a maddening frenzy – hardly the languid speed you'd expect from the early years of hippiedom – and instead, an inspirational stream of styles and ideas delivered with trademark Zappa dexterity and wit! The album's divided into two long passages – "Absolutely Free" and "The MOI American Pageant" – with tracks that include "Plastic People", "Amnesia Vivace", "The Duke Regains His Chops", "America Drinks & Goes Home", "Son Of Suzy Creamcheese", "Status Back Baby", and "The Duke Of Prunes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, with deep groove. Cover has some wear, aging, and seam splitting.)

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New Frank Zappa/Mothers Of InventionAbsolutely Free (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Reprise/Ryko, 1967. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the most mindblowing pop culture pastiches of the 60s – a record that's as absolutely mad as it is absolutely free – and proof that a whole new generation of musicians like Zappa were using the studio like an instrument itself! This is work that could have never existed away from record – as the mix of sounds, moods, and music comes together with a maddening frenzy – hardly the languid speed you'd expect from the early years of hippiedom – and instead, an inspirational stream of styles and ideas delivered with trademark Zappa dexterity and wit! The album's divided into two long passages – "Absolutely Free" and "The MOI American Pageant" – with tracks that include "Plastic People", "Amnesia Vivace", "The Duke Regains His Chops", "America Drinks & Goes Home", "Son Of Suzy Creamcheese", "Status Back Baby", and "The Duke Of Prunes". CD

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New Frank Zappa/Mothers Of InventionUncle Meat ... LP LP format
Reprise/Bizarre, 1969. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing movie in sound – supposedly music (and more) that was going to be used in a film project, issued to the public while Zappa was trying to raise money for production! The album's one of the most tripped-out studio efforts to date from the group – loads of overdubbing, and wonderfully complicated instrumentation – with some especially great keyboards from Don Preston and Ian Underwood, whose keys alone almost preface the future of fusion – while, at the same time, display some key links to 20th century avant music as well! Vocals are dropped in at just the right time, but the instrumental interplay is what really makes the record special – over many short tracks that include "Mr Green Genes", "We Can Shoot You", "Dog Breath Variations", "Sleeping In A Jar", "The Legend Of The Golden Arches", "Uncle Meat", "Cruising For Burgers", and "King Kong" in many variations. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue label pressing, missing the book.)

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New Frank ZappaWaka/Jawaka ... LP LP format
Reprise, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Wonderful stuff from Frank Zappa – a set that still has all the freak-out feel of the early years, yet which also shows a real maturation in his arrangement styles as well! The instrumentation is fantastic – not just great guitar from Frank, but heavy keyboards from George Duke, slide guitar from Tony Duran, raw drums from Aynsley Dunbar, and even some great horn arrangements that bring in a jazzy undercurrent that's mighty nice – almost grounding the free-form energy of the band's impulses with a sophisticated groove that really makes you take them seriously! Titles include the side-long "Big Swifty" – plus "Waka/Jawaka", "Your Mouth", and "It Might Be A One Shot Deal". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has bumped corners.)
 
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New Michel Choquette, edSomeday Funnies (hardcover) ... Book Book
Abrams Comic Arts, 2011. New Copy ... $12.99 55.00
An amazing project, with amazing results – a set of separate comics all about the 60s – drawn by some of the hippest talents of both that generation, and the 70s as well! The project was begun many years ago by Michael Choquette – who contacted creators as diverse as William S Burroughs, Jack Kirby, Frank Zappa, Wally Wood, Pete Townshend, Walt Simonson, Denny O'Neil, Harvey Kurtzman, Tuli Kupferberg, Sergio Aragones, Kim Deitch, Will Eisner, Russ Heath, Archie Goodman, Harlan Ellison, and many others – all of whom combined in these really unique ways to create oversized comic strips that feel like they've fallen out of some weird hippie version of a Sunday comics section from the newspaper! The project features 169 different talents in all – with 129 different strips as a result – all presented here in full color, with the oversized feel of a newspaper – but in a lavish hardcover volume. Someday Funnies was unpublished in this full format for years, but finally gets its due – in this heavy book that runs for over 212 pages – complete with a great forward by Jeet Heer. Book

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Jean-Luc Ponty with George DukeLive In Los Angeles (aka Jean-Luc Ponty Experience With The George Duke Trio) ... LP LP format
Liberty/Sunset (UK), 1969. Near Mint- ... $12.99
A better album than you'd expect – without any of the too-familiar modes of either players' later albums! At the time of this set, George Duke and Jean-Luc Ponty were both playing with Frank Zappa – but they're breaking out of the hippie weirdness here to get a bit more serious – working through some long, extended modal grooves that rank with the best MPS work by either player – especially their early recordings! Duke's on electric piano, ringing out in a weird spacey sound, and Ponty's violin is mostly restrained, used to cast waves of sound over the top of the tracks, in a way that works well with Duke's soulful resonant approach. Titles include "Foosh", "Cantaloupe Island", and "Starlight Starbright". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Rob Young, editorWire Primers – A Guide to Modern Music ... Book Book
Verso, 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An essential primer on all things musically hip – put together by the writers of The Wire magazine – a publication we've trusted for many years, for many styles! The book is a great way to dip into the farther reaches of the musical universe – to quickly learn about and get at the core of styles that are far from mainstream, and which will greatly expand your listening horizons! The volume features different sections – on Avant Rock, Jazz & Improvisation, Funk & Beyond, and Modern Composition – then has articles on key figures, along with reviews of selected recordings – which will really help shape your listening. Writers include John Szwed, Simon Reynolds, Ben Ratliff, Alan Licht, Peter Shapiro, and others – and articles include Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, Tropicalia, Sonic Youth, No Wave, John Cage, Musique Concrete, Iannis Xenakis, Grime, James Brown, Derek Baily, Frank Zappa, Ornette Coleman, The Fall, and Captain Beefheart! 198 pages, softcover. Book
 
 
 



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