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[*] posted on 16-10-2023 at 14:17


Another one from the upcoming overnight sensation anniversary release:

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[*] posted on 1-11-2023 at 19:22


Frank Zappa - Over-Nite Sensation Series (Ep. 1: A Conversation with Joe Travers + Michael Mesker)

Dirty Love (With Quad Guitar)
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[*] posted on 15-11-2023 at 20:06


Frank Zappa - Over-Nite Sensation Series (Ep. 2: Art Direction)

The ZappaCast Presents: The Over-Nite Sensation 50th Anniversary Celebration
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[*] posted on 26-2-2024 at 14:37




Available August 22, 2024 (new cover)

The saying goes that "God only gives you what you can handle." Well God didn't grow up in my atheist, Wiccan, fame-laden, oversexed, teetotalling, drug-free, cloistered, chaotic, non-communicative, workaholic, feral-feeling house.

For Moon Unit, daughter of musician Frank Zappa and his 'manager', Gail, processing a life so unique, so punctuated by the whims of creative urges, the tastes of popular culture and the calculus of celebrity, has at times been eviscerating. But it is her deep sense of humour and unshakeable humility that keeps her - and this memoir - pinned to the ground.

A child-star at age 14 after her accidental international hit single (recorded with her father), 'Valley Girl', turned her into a reluctant celebrity, Moon Unit Zappa's life has been utterly extraordinary from her birth in 1967 into a family that was already blessed/cursed as music royalty thanks to the acknowledged genius of Frank. But what are the consequences of growing up in a family who spend most of their time naked arguing about sexual/extra-marital liaisons and practising white magic in a free-for-all state of nonconformist, virtuoso abandon?

Earth to Moon is a reckoning with self-esteem, the ghosts of the past and a mother and a father who, in the process of leaving their mark upon on the world, scarred their first daughter on home soil. Brutally self-deprecating and funny as hell, it belies a rose-tinted perspective on the 70s and 80s west coast American scene, from within the belly of the beast of the rock and roll world. :cool:
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[*] posted on 26-2-2024 at 20:31


Kind of interested in hearing what you think - as I couldn't get through America The Beautiful I'm not sure I'd buy it though.



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[*] posted on 26-2-2024 at 22:51


Sounds interesting and a little cringe worthy at the same time.
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[*] posted on 3-3-2024 at 22:20


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... - as I couldn't get through America The Beautiful ...

What is the problem with that one? Doesn't she get you hooked by her writing style or don't you simply like the overall concept of transforming FZ into a semi-fictional character?
Regarding the upcoming book: I don't expect too much for the simple reason that FZ used to be quite invisible to his family - either he was touring or he barricaded himself in his basement laboratory. On the other hand it could be interesting to learn what exactly that did to his family.
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[*] posted on 8-6-2024 at 07:43


West Hollywood to Declare June 10 as Frank Zappa Day



The City of West Hollywood has declared June 10, 2024, as “Frank Zappa Day” to honor the legendary musician, activist, and counterculture icon’s invaluable contributions to music and culture in West Hollywood and beyond.

West Hollywood Mayor John M. Erickson will present the proclamation to Ahmet and Diva Zappa, the children of Frank and Gail Zappa, during a ceremony at the iconic Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip. The event is scheduled for Monday, June 10, at 4 p.m. PDT.

Frank Zappa, renowned for his pioneering work in music and his outspoken views on social and political issues, left an indelible mark on the cultural landscape. His band, The Mothers of Invention, played a memorable three-hour concert at Whisky a Go Go on July 23, 1968. Although plans for an album release from that night were never fully realized, the performance will finally see the light of day with the upcoming release of “Whisky a Go Go, 1968” on June 21. The collection, produced by Ahmet Zappa and Zappa Vaultmeister Joe Travers, includes every note from Zappa’s three distinct sets that evening.

The proclamation ceremony at Whisky a Go Go not only commemorates Frank Zappa’s contributions but also celebrates the release of this historic recording, bringing full circle a moment in music history that has remained unreleased for over five decades.

“Frank Zappa Day” is a tribute to a man whose innovative spirit and relentless creativity continue to inspire generations of musicians and fans worldwide.

The Whisky has been called the first real American discothèque and it’s one of the most famous rock ‘n’ roll landmarks in the United States. It first opened January 11, 1964, in an old bank building that had been remodeled into a short-lived club called the Party by a former Chicago policeman, Elmer Valentine. The Whisky a Go Go opened with a live band led by Johnny Rivers and a short-skirted female DJ spinning records between sets from a suspended cage at the right of the stage. When the girl DJ danced during Rivers’ set, the audience thought it was part of the act and the concept of go-go dancers in cages was born. Rivers rode the Whisky-born “go-go” craze to national fame with records recorded partly “live at the Whisky.” The Miracles recorded the song “Going to a Go-Go” in 1966 (which was covered in 1982 by The Rolling Stones), and Whisky a Go Go franchises sprang up all over the country.
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[*] posted on 8-6-2024 at 19:40


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