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.
Opening Thanksgiving weekend, ‘Zappa’ will paint an in-depth portrait of the iconic artist’s career and life.
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.
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’ ‘Brown Album’ displays a tremendous amount of passion and courageous soul that assisted them in becoming a highly regarded group.
The hosts will also discuss the creation of ‘The Mothers 1970’ and the unreleased performances, tell stories about Zappa and answer questions.
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.
The influence of ‘Sgt Pepper’ cannot be overstated. After its release in 1967, the album changed not only music, but pop culture at large.
'Rock music that incorporates elements of traditional or classical music', surely a key art-rock principle is forging ahead, the shock of the new?
The track is set to appear on the hotly-anticipated 4CD set of ‘The Mothers 1970’
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.
After years of toil, the Scottish frontman and his band were en route to the UK album top ten.
This new four-disc box set collects together more than four hours of previously unreleased performances.
'Zappa In New York' was a record of how the maestro spent Christmas 1976.