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.
The recordings were captured at Canterbury House, a Michigan venue that regularly hosted 1960s counterculture events.
Tony Visconti tells the story of the time he and Marc Bolan arrived in Los Angeles and created a pop classic.
Long before there were million-dollar studios or Pro Tools, there were great singing voices, whether they came out of barbershop quartets, Baptist churches or street corner doo-wop groups.
Primus’ 1997 release, ‘Brown Album’, displays a tremendous amount of passion and courageous soul that assisted them in becoming a highly regarded group.
With thrilling live work-outs, playful interludes and doo-wop covers, ‘Burnt Weeny Sandwich’ found Zappa indulging his greatest loves.
The album's last vinyl pressing was in 1986 for Zappa’s rare 'Old Masters Box Two' on his own Barking Pumpkin Records.
Worldwide changes during the Summer Of Love hit an interesting funnel in New York City in what had been a traditional centre for artists in the jazz, rhythm’n’blues and early rock’n’roll communities.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
History can be divided as pre-Pepper and post Pepper.
Frank Zappa's enigmatic 'Burnt Weeny Sandwich', the 1970 follow-up to the prolific composer's acclaimed 'Hot Rats' is to be reissued on 180g vinyl in July.
After years of toil, the Scottish frontman and his band were en route to the UK album top ten.
'Zappa In New York' was a record of how the maestro spent Christmas 1976.
ABBA, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, The Who and Frank Zappa are among the superstar artists confirmed with exclusives for Record Store Day 2018.