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.
From hip 60s shows such as ‘Ready Steady Go!’ to the iconic ‘Top Of The Pops’ and anarchic mayhem of ‘The Tube’, UK pop TV has a rich history.
Soundtrack composers are often the unsung heroes of film, but without their music, the movies would struggle to come to life.
Satisfyin on every Frank Zappa count, Zoot Allures found him collaborating with Captain Beefheart, sending up disco and pointing towards ambient music.
A personal account of time spent with Tom Petty as he broke in the UK, teamed up with Stevie Nicks, and opened up about his childhood.