A musical and sonic mind blast, the four LA Roxy performances have goneGoing down in history as some of Zappa and The Mothers’ finest ever live shows.
Released in December 1970, Captain Beefheart’s ‘Lick My Decals Off, Baby’ found him bringing the ‘Trout Mask Replica’ era to its conclusion.
Non-conformist to the core and a peerless satirist who nevertheless took his musicianship very seriously, Zappa left a huge legacy of recorded music.
This year’s bounty of releases ranges from several vinyl debuts, unique color vinyl pressings, one-of-a-kind picture discs and more.
Seeking to rid music of offensive content, the Parents Music Resource Center used the Filthy Fifteen to bring their cause to the Senate.
The music obsessive takes many forms, but the best gifts for music snobs in your life should appease their insatiable appetites…
The new beer is described as being “as wild and distinctive” as the artist himself.
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.
Zappa's second release in his own name continued to challenge every convention known to the burgeoning US rock scene.
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.
“Ultimately the smartest thing he ever did was to just constantly document the creativity that was pouring out of him”
Released in September 1982, ‘Ice Cream For Crow’ was Captain Beefheart’s final bow, before he retired from music-making for good.
Artwork may be designed to show off music, but some album cover designers have attracted fame thanks to their iconic work. Here we look at 13 of the best.
Truly iconic album covers don’t just define an album, they define an era, a generation and, in some cases, an entire musical genre.