Part-recorded live in 1975, Frank Zappa’s ‘Bongo Fury’ saw Captain Beefheart join the celebrated Mothers Of Invention on tour for a unique pairing.
A heady, psychedelic stew of low and high brow art forms, the film, written by Zappa and co-directed by him and Tony Palmer, mixed together irreverent comedic skits, madcap satire, eye-popping animation...
Seeking to rid music of offensive content, Tipper Gore’s Parents Music Resource Center used the Filthy Fifteen to bring their cause to the Senate.
Truly iconic album covers don’t just define an album, they define an era, a generation and, in some cases, an entire musical genre.
After releasing ‘Ice Cream For Crow,’ Captain Beefheart retired from music-making in order to channel his creativity through painting.
The best guitar solos – from driving riffs to technical displays of mastery – make a song complete and more often than not, transcend the track entirely.
In the summer of 1976, the band was on a strange lap of honor.
From hard rockers to virtuoso jazzers, the best guitarists of all time represent a variety of sounds.
As technology has advanced throughout the decades, artists have pushed music into the future.
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.
Every one of these albums is worth a listen, whether you’re discovering it for the first time or reconnecting with a longtime favorite.
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, there were great singing voices.
From indelible images to perfect portraits, the 100 greatest album covers provoke and awe just as much as the contents inside.