Emerging from an aborted sci-fi movie and a scrapped double-album project, the ‘Sleep Dirt’ album offers rare treats in his prestigious catalogue.
'Blues From Laurel Canyon' was Mayall's first “solo” record since retiring the band name the Bluesbreakers.
From its glitzy beginnings to its hair metal heyday, we’re tracing the history of the Whisky a Go Go, one of the most storied clubs in America.
Frank Zappa’s groundbreaking solo album ‘Hot Rats’ is out now via Zappa Records and UMe as a newly expanded edition to mark its 50th anniversary.
The fearless jazz-rock experimentation of ‘Hot Rats’ had Frank Zappa sounding as never before.
The set documents and compiles every composition taped during the sessions in July 1969 at which Zappa recorded Hot Rats and a wealth of other material.
A musical and sonic mind blast, the four LA Roxy performances have gone down in history as some of Zappa and The Mothers’ finest ever live shows.
Non-conformist to the core and a peerless satirist who nevertheless took his musicianship very seriously, Zappa left a huge legacy of recorded music.
From biting satire to loving homage, the best Frank Zappa songs prove exactly why he’s one of the few artists who truly deserves the epithet “genius”.
Released in December 1970, Captain Beefheart’s ‘Lick My Decals Off, Baby’ album found him bringing the ‘Trout Mask Replica’ era to its conclusion.
Out just in time for Halloween 2019, the previously completely unreleased live recordings contain more than four and a half hours of material.
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.
Satisfying on every count, ‘Zoot Allures’ found Frank Zappa collaborating with Captain Beefheart, sending up disco and pointing towards ambient music.
Archivist Joe Travers has worked on maintaining Frank Zappa’s vision with an on-going series of releases, we talk with the “Vaultmeister” himself.
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.