Satisfying on every count, ‘Zoot Allures’ found Frank Zappa collaborating with Captain Beefheart, sending up disco and pointing towards ambient music.
Long before becoming multi-million-selling roots-rock giants, Creedence Clearwater Revival made started their recording career as cult outfit The Golliwogs.
Frank Zappa’s third album within the space of a year, ‘Chunga’s Revenge’ ranges from hard rock to doo-wop and the avant-garde, standing the test of time.
With her debut album, ‘Ode To Billie Joe’, Bobbie Gentry knocked The Beatles off the top of the charts and made herself a household name.
An inspired piece of cutting-edge experimentation, Frank Zappa considered his 1967 album ‘Lumpy Gravy’ to be one of his absolute masterpieces. He was right.
With his own recording studio and a seemingly endless head for ideas, Frank Zappa was a truly independent artist who paved the way for future generations.
With a harmony-laden music commonly referred to as “sunshine pop”, In a way, Spanky And Our Gang represented the antithesis of 60s protest rock
With thrilling live work-outs, playful interludes and doo-wop covers, ‘Burnt Weeny Sandwich’ found Zappa indulging his greatest loves.
Delaney And Bonnie had a profound influence on Eric Clapton when they released Home. The album remains a down-home classic mixing blues with blue-eyes soul.
Going down in history as some of Zappa’s finest ever live shows, the four LA Roxy performances are collected in one mother of a box set.
With his award-winning The Shape Of Water score, Alexandre Desplat has furthered a stunningly varied career as one of Hollywood’s most inventive composers.
The guitarist, songwriter and producer Steve Hackett is a quiet pioneer. We celebrate some of the best Steve Hackett solos in an always innovative career..
Word such as “genius” are not to be tossed around lightly, but Hans Zimmer is a visionary composer who continues to provide the soundtracks to our lives.
Frank Zappa: one of the few artists who deserves the epithet ‘genius’. Follow his career and take a look at our pick of the top 20 Frank Zappa songs.
From ‘American Bandstand’ to Elvis Costello’s ‘Spectacle’, US TV has caught the winds of change in pop music. We revisit some classic performances.