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  • Real name : Frank Vincent Zappa
  • Date of birth : 21/12/1940
  • Place of death : Los Angeles
  • Date of death : 04/12/1993

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  • Frank Vincent Zappa Jr
  • FZ
  • Zappa Frank

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Frank Zappa (1940)

Frank Vincent Zappa

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Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, singer-songwriter, electric guitarist, record producer and film director. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Zappa wrote rock, jazz, orchestral and musique concrète works. He also directed feature-length films and music videos, and designed album covers. Zappa produced almost all of the more than 60 albums he released with the band The Mothers of Invention and as a solo artist.

While in his teens, he acquired a taste for percussion-based avant-garde composers such as Edgard Varèse and 1950s rhythm and blues music. He began writing classical music in high school, while at the same time playing drums in rhythm and blues bands; he later switched to electric guitar. He was a self-taught composer and performer, and his diverse musical influences led him to create music that was often impossible to categorize. His 1966 debut album with The Mothers of Invention, Freak Out!, combined songs in conventional rock and roll format with collective improvisations and studio-generated sound collages. His later albums shared this eclectic and experimental approach, irrespective of whether the fundamental format was one of rock, jazz or classical. He wrote the lyrics to all his songs, which—often humorously—reflected his iconoclastic view of established social and political processes, structures and movements. He was a strident critic of mainstream education and organized religion, and a forthright and passionate advocate for freedom of speech, self-education, political participation and the abolition of censorship.

Zappa was a highly productive and prolific artist and gained widespread critical acclaim. He had some commercial success, particularly in Europe, and for most of his career was able to work as an independent artist. He also remains a major influence on musicians and composers. Zappa was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.

Zappa was married to Kathryn J. "Kay" Sherman from 1960 to 1964. In 1967, he married Adelaide Gail Sloatman, with whom he remained until his death from prostate cancer in 1993. They had four children: Moon Unit, Dweezil, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan and Diva Thin Muffin Pigeen. Gail Zappa manages the businesses of her late husband under the name the Zappa Family Trust.

  Biography  

 early life
Frank Zappa was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on December 21, 1940. His mother, Rose Marie Colimore, was of Italian and French ancestry; his father, Francesco Vincente Zappa, was an immigrant from Partinico, Sicily. Zappa was the eldest of four children. The family moved often because his father, a chemist and mathematician, worked in the defense industry. After a time in Florida in the 1940s, the family returned to Maryland, where Zappa's father worked at the Edgewood Arsenal chemical warfare facility of the Aberdeen Proving Ground. Due to their home's nearness to the arsenal, which stored mustard gas, gas masks were kept in the home. This had a profound effect on Zappa, and references to germs, germ warfare and the defense industry occur throughout his work.

Zappa was often sick as a child, suffering from asthma, earaches and sinus problems. A doctor treated his sinusitis by inserting a pellet of radium into each of Zappa's nostrils; little was known about the potential dangers of even small amounts of therapeutic radiation. Nasal imagery and references appear in his music and lyrics, as well as in the collage album covers created by his long-time collaborator Cal Schenkel.

Many of Zappa's childhood diseases may have been due to exposure to mustard gas. His health worsened when he lived in Baltimore. In 1952, his family relocated for reasons of health. They moved next to Monterey, California, where his father taught metallurgy at the Naval Postgraduate School. They soon moved to Claremont, then to El Cajon, before finally settling in San Diego.

 Musical influences


Zappa joined his first band at Mission Bay High School in San Diego. He was the band's drummer. About the same time his parents bought a phonograph, which allowed him to develop his interest in music, and to begin building his record collection.
R&B singles were early purchases, starting a large collection he kept for the rest of his life. He was interested in sounds for their own sake, particularly the sounds of drums and other percussion instruments. By age 12, he had obtained a snare drum and began learning the basics of orchestral percussion. Zappa's deep interest in modern classical music began when he read a LOOK magazine article about the Sam Goody record store chain that lauded its ability to sell an LP as obscure as The Complete Works of Edgard Varèse, Volume One. The article described Varèse's percussion composition Ionisation, produced by EMS Recordings, as "a weird jumble of drums and other unpleasant sounds". Zappa decided to seek out Varèse's music. After searching for over a year, Zappa found a copy (he noticed the LP because of the "mad scientist" looking photo of Varèse on the cover). Not having enough money with him, he persuaded the salesman to sell him the record at a discount. Thus began his lifelong passion for Varèse's music and that of other modern classical composers.


Zappa grew up influenced by avant-garde composers such as Varèse, Igor Stravinsky and Anton Webern, R&B and doo-wop groups , and modern jazz. His own heterogeneous ethnic background, and the diverse social and cultural mix in and around greater Los Angeles, were crucial in the formation of Zappa as a practitioner of underground music and of his later distrustful and openly critical attitude towards "mainstream" social, political and musical movements. He frequently lampooned musical fads like psychedelia, rock opera and disco. Television also exerted a strong influence, as demonstrated by quotations from show themes and advertising jingles found in his later works.

 legacy
 Acclaim and honors


Zappa earned widespread critical acclaim in his lifetime and after his death. The Rolling Stone Album Guide writes: "Frank Zappa dabbled in virtually all kinds of music — and, whether guised as a satirical rocker, jazz-rock fusionist, guitar virtuoso, electronics wizard, or orchestral innovator, his eccentric genius was undeniable". Even though his work drew inspiration from many different genres, Zappa was seen establishing a coherent and personal expression. In 1971, biographer David Walley noted that "The whole structure of his music is unified, not neatly divided by dates or time sequences and it is all building into a composite". On commenting on Zappa's music, politics and philosophy, Barry Miles noted in 2004 that they cannot be separated: "It was all one; all part of his 'conceptual continuity.

Guitar Player devoted a special issue to Zappa in 1992, and asked on the cover "Is FZ America's Best Kept Musical Secret?" Editor Don Menn remarked that the issue was about "The most important composer to come out of modern popular music". Among those contributing to the issue was composer and musicologist Nicolas Slonimsky, who conducted premiere performances of works of Ives and Varèse in the 1930s. He became friends with Zappa in the 1980s, and said "I admire everything Frank does, because he practically created the new musical millennium. He does beautiful, beautiful work ... It has been my luck to have lived to see the emergence of this totally new type of music." Conductor Kent Nagano remarked in the same issue that "Frank is a genius. That's a word I don't use often ... In Frank's case it is not too strong ... He is extremely literate musically. I'm not sure if the general public knows that". Pierre Boulez stated in Musician magazine's posthumous Zappa tribute article that Zappa "was an exceptional figure because he was part of the worlds of rock and classical music and that both types of his work would survive." Many music scholars acknowledge Zappa as one of the most influential composers of his generation. As an electric guitarist, he has become highly regarded.

In 1994, jazz magazine Down Beats critics poll placed Zappa in its Hall of Fame. Zappa was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995. There, it was written that "Frank Zappa was rock and roll's sharpest musical mind and most astute social critic. He was the most prolific composer of his age, and he bridged genres — rock, jazz, classical, avant-garde and even novelty music — with masterful ease". He received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997. In 2005, the U.S. National Recording Preservation Board included We're Only in It for the Money in the National Recording Registry as "Frank Zappa's inventive and iconoclastic album presents a unique political stance, both anti-conservative and anti-counterculture, and features a scathing satire on hippiedom and America's reactions to it". The same year, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at No. 71 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. In 2011, he was ranked at No. 22 on the list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by the same magazine.

 Artists influenced by Zappa
A number of notable musicians, bands and orchestras from diverse genres have been influenced by Frank Zappa's music. Rock artists like Alice Cooper, Primus, Fee Waybill of The Tubes all cite Zappa's influence, as do progressive rock artists like Henry Cow, Trey Anastasio of Phish, and John Frusciante. Paul McCartney regarded Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band as The Beatles' Freak Out! Heavy rock and metal acts like Black Sabbath, Mike Portnoy, Warren DeMartini, Steve Vai, Strapping Young Lad, System of a Down, Clawfinger, and Devin Townsend acknowledge Zappa's inspiration. On the classical music scene, Tomas Ulrich, Meridian Arts Ensemble, Ensemble Ambrosius and the Fireworks Ensemble regularly perform Zappa's compositions and quote his influence. Contemporary jazz musicians and composers Bill Frisell and John Zorn are inspired by Zappa, as is funk legend George Clinton. Other artists whose work is affected by Zappa include new age pianist George Winston, electronic composer Bob Gluck, parodist and novelty composer "Weird Al" Yankovic, industrial music pioneer Genesis P-Orridge, and noise music artist Masami Akita of Merzbow.

 References in arts and sciences

Scientists from various fields have honored Zappa by naming new discoveries after him. In 1967, paleontologist Leo P. Plas, Jr. identified an extinct mollusc in Nevada and named it Amaurotoma zappa with the motivation that, "The specific name, zappa, honors Frank Zappa". In the 1980s, biologist Ed Murdy named a genus of gobiid fishes of New Guinea Zappa, with a species named Zappa confluentus. Biologist Ferdinando Boero named a Californian jellyfish Phialella zappai , noting that he had "pleasure in naming this species after the modern music composer". Belgian biologists Bosmans and Bosselaers discovered in the early 1980s a Cameroonese spider, which they in 1994 named Pachygnatha zappa because "the ventral side of the abdomen of the female of this species strikingly resembles the artist's legendary moustache". A gene of the bacterium Proteus mirabilis that causes urinary tract infections was in 1995 named zapA by three biologists from Maryland. In their scientific article, they "especially thank the late Frank Zappa for inspiration and assistance with genetic nomenclature". In the late 1990s, American paleontologists Marc Salak and Halard L. Lescinsky discovered a metazoan fossil, and named it Spygori zappania to honor "the late Frank Zappa ... whose mission paralleled that of the earliest paleontologists: to challenge conventional and traditional beliefs when such beliefs lacked roots in logic and reason".

In 1994, lobbying efforts initiated by psychiatrist John Scialli led the International Astronomical Union's Minor Planet Center to name an asteroid in Zappa's honor: 3834 Zappafrank. The asteroid was discovered in 1980 by Czechoslovakian astronomer Ladislav Brozek, and the citation for its naming says that "Zappa was an eclectic, self-trained artist and composer ... Before 1989 he was regarded as a symbol of democracy and freedom by many people in Czechoslovakia".

In 1995, a bust of Zappa by sculptor Konstantinas Bogdanas was installed in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius. A replica was offered to the city of Baltimore in 2008, and on September 19, 2010 — the twenty-fifth anniversary of Zappa's testimony to the U.S. Senate — a ceremony dedicating the replica was held, with the bust installed at the Southeast Anchor Branch Library in Baltimore's Highlandtown. Speakers at the event included Gail Zappa and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake In 2002, a bronze bust was installed in German city Bad Doberan, since 1990 location of the Zappanale, an annual music festival celebrating Zappa. At the initiative of musicians community ORWOhaus, the city of Berlin named a street in the Marzahn district "Frank-Zappa-Straße" in 2007. The same year, Baltimore's mayor Sheila Dixon proclaimed August 9 as the city's official "Frank Zappa Day" citing Zappa's musical accomplishments as well as his defense of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

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Thou Shalt Not Kill 02:06 19/09/2010
Thou Shalt Honor Thy Father And Thy Mother 02:21 19/09/2010
Thou Shalt Keep Holy The Sabbath Day 02:05 19/09/2010
Thou Shalt Not Take The Name Of The Lord Thy God In Vain 02:26 19/09/2010
Thou Shalt Not Make Unto Thee Any Graven Image - Any Likeness Of Anything In Heaven Above, Nor In The Earth Beneath, Nor In The Water Under The Earth 02:31 19/09/2010
Reagan At Bitburg Some More 01:10 19/09/2010
Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Before Me 02:56 19/09/2010
Thou Shalt Not Covet The House Of Thy Neighbor, The Wife Of Thy Neighbor, Nor His Male Servant, Nor His Female Servant, Nor His Ass, Nor Anything That Belongs To Thy Neighbor 01:13 19/09/2010
Perhaps in Maryland 10:54 19/09/2010
Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness Against Thy Neighbor 01:48 19/09/2010
Congress Shall Make No Law 32:46 19/09/2010
Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery 00:55 19/09/2010
Stuff Up The Cracks 04:35 23/04/2010
Space Boogers 01:24 13/06/2008
Bathtub Man 05:43 13/06/2008
Australian Yellow Snow 12:26 13/06/2008
Yo' Mama 00:00 13/06/2008
Heidelberg 04:46 13/06/2008
Occam's Razor 09:11 13/06/2008
Trudgin' Across the Tundra 04:01 13/06/2008
Hermitage 02:00 13/06/2008
Intro Intros 03:19 31/10/2007
Stevie's Spanking 05:54 24/08/2007
A Token of My Extreme 02:29 24/08/2007
The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing 03:21 01/04/2007
Mudd Club 03:02 01/04/2007
You Are What You Is 04:12 01/04/2007
Shall We Take Ourselves Seriously? 01:36 01/04/2007
Dead Girls Of London 03:02 01/04/2007
Buffalo Drowning Witch 02:44 01/04/2007
A Cold Dark Matter 03:31 07/11/2006
Soul Polka 03:17 07/11/2006
New Kid on the Block, 00:00 07/11/2006
Diplodocus 03:22 07/11/2006
Good Lobna 01:39 07/11/2006
Gorgo 02:41 07/11/2006
Bowling on Charen 05:03 07/11/2006
Trance-Fusion 04:19 07/11/2006
Bavarian Sunset 04:00 07/11/2006
Chunga's Revenge 07:01 07/11/2006
Scratch & Sniff 03:56 07/11/2006
Finding Higgs' Boson 03:41 07/11/2006
The Pope 00:00 07/11/2006
Light is All That Matters 03:46 07/11/2006
Ask Dr. Stupid 03:20 07/11/2006
After Dinner Smoker 04:45 07/11/2006
Butter or Cannons 03:24 07/11/2006
For Giuseppe Franco 03:48 07/11/2006
Oddients 01:13 13/01/2006
Imaginary Diseases 09:45 13/01/2006
D.C. Boogie 13:27 13/01/2006
Been to Kansas City in A Minor 10:15 13/01/2006
Low Budget Rock & Roll Band 00:00 2006
My Pet Theory 00:00 2006
Tom Wilson 00:00 2006
Note-1 00:00 2006
When It's Perfect... 03:18 01/10/2004
Another Whole Melodic Section 01:53 01/10/2004
Think It Over /Think It Over 05:20 01/10/2004
It Ain't Real So What's the Deal 13:14 01/10/2004
Blessed Relief/The New Brown Clouds 05:03 01/10/2004
The Ending Line... 03:12 01/10/2004
It Just Might Be a One Shot Deal 01:57 01/10/2004
Frog Song 17:23 01/10/2004
The New Brown Clouds 02:44 01/10/2004
Lumpy Gravy 01:05 14/09/2004
Waka/Jawaka 13:23 14/09/2004
Venusian Time Bandits 01:54 14/09/2004
Chunga Basement 11:48 14/09/2004
Ship Ahoy 05:47 14/09/2004
Drooling Midrange Accountants on Easter Hay 02:15 14/09/2004
Rollo 06:00 14/09/2004
Go Cry on Somebody Else's Shoulder 03:29 30/05/2004
I'm So Happy I Could Cry 02:43 30/05/2004
Hitch Hike 02:54 30/05/2004
The Phone Call 04:06 30/05/2004
Motherly Love 02:21 30/05/2004
Pretty Pat 00:33 30/05/2004
Conehead 04:02 04/02/2003
Ancient Armaments 08:23 04/02/2003
NYC Audience 01:17 04/02/2003
Zeets 02:58 04/02/2003
The Illinois Enema Bandit 08:45 16/08/2002
Hordern Intro 03:10 16/08/2002
9/8 Objects 03:06 21/12/1999
Nap Time 08:02 21/12/1999
T'Mershi Duween 02:30 21/12/1999
Master Ringo 03:35 21/12/1999
Roland's Big Event/Strat Vindaloo 05:56 21/12/1999
Jolly Good Fellow 04:34 21/12/1999
Amnerika Goes Home 03:00 21/12/1999
This Is a Test 01:35 21/12/1999
Whitey 01:12 21/12/1999
Library Card 07:42 21/12/1999
Naked City 08:42 21/12/1999
Sinister Footwear 2nd Mvt. 06:26 04/1999
Steal Away 03:43 14/09/1998
Original Mothers at The Broadside 00:55 14/09/1998
Piece Two 06:59 14/09/1998
Harmonica Fun 00:41 14/09/1998
The Village Inn 01:17 14/09/1998
Speed-Freak Boogie 04:14 14/09/1998
Jim/Roy 04:04 14/09/1998
Mothers at KPFK 03:26 14/09/1998
Opening Night at 01:34 14/09/1998
Excerpt from The Uncle Frankie Show 00:40 14/09/1998
Piece One 02:26 14/09/1998
Chucha 02:47 14/09/1998
Original Duke of Prunes 01:17 14/09/1998
Bossa Nova Pervertamento 02:15 14/09/1998
Don Interrupts 04:39 14/09/1998
Black Beauty 05:23 14/09/1998
Theme from Run Home Slow 01:23 14/09/1998
Power Trio from The Saints 'n Sinners 00:34 14/09/1998
Original Mothers at Fillmore East 00:50 14/09/1998
The Story of Willie the Pimp 01:33 14/09/1998
Metal Man Has Won His Wings 03:06 14/09/1998
Band introductions at The Fillmore West 01:10 14/09/1998
Skweezit Skweezit Skweezit 02:57 14/09/1998
The Birth of Captain Beefheart 00:18 14/09/1998
Original Mothers Rehearsal 00:22 14/09/1998
Wedding Dress Song/The Handsome Cabin Boy 02:36 14/09/1998
I Was a Teen-Age Malt Shop 01:10 14/09/1998
Party Scene from Mondo Hollywood 01:54 14/09/1998
Lecture from Festival Hall Show 00:21 14/09/1998
Dumb All Over 05:43 08/04/1997
We're Turning Again 04:56 08/04/1997
SEX 03:44 08/04/1997
Watermelon in Easter Hay 06:42 31/10/1996
Merely a Blues in A 07:27 31/10/1996
Down in de Dew 02:57 24/09/1996
Duck Duck Goose 03:01 24/09/1996
A Little Green Rosetta 02:48 24/09/1996
Kung Fu 01:06 27/02/1996
Charva 01:59 27/02/1996
Alley Cat 02:47 27/02/1996
Run Home Cues, #2 00:28 27/02/1996
I'm a Band Leader 01:14 27/02/1996
Run Home Slow Theme 01:25 27/02/1996
The Big Squeeze 00:43 27/02/1996
Tiger Roach 02:20 27/02/1996
Cops & Buns 02:36 27/02/1996
Mount St. Mary's Concert Excerpt 02:28 27/02/1996
Handsome Cabin Boy 01:21 27/02/1996
I Don't Wanna Get Drafted 03:24 27/02/1996
Kenny's Booger Story 00:33 27/02/1996
Ronnie Sings? 01:05 27/02/1996
Lil' Clanton Shuffle 04:47 27/02/1996
Wedding Dress Song 01:14 27/02/1996
Lost in a Whirlpool 02:46 27/02/1996
Basement Music #1 03:46 27/02/1996
The Dick Kunc Story 00:46 27/02/1996
The Blackouts 00:22 27/02/1996
Navanax 01:40 04/12/1994
Buffalo Voice 05:12 04/12/1994
A Very Nice Body 01:00 04/12/1994
Saliva Can Only Take So Much 00:27 04/12/1994
Reagan at Bitburg 05:39 04/12/1994
Religious Superstition 00:43 04/12/1994
They Made Me Eat It 01:48 04/12/1994
Have You Heard Their Band? 00:38 04/12/1994
Oh-Umm 00:50 04/12/1994
Amnerika 03:03 04/12/1994
Put a Motor in Yourself 05:13 04/12/1994
Dark Water! 00:23 04/12/1994
N-Lite 18:00 04/12/1994
This Is Phaze III 00:47 04/12/1994
Xmas Values 05:31 04/12/1994
A Kayak 00:28 04/12/1994
How the Pigs' Music Works 01:49 04/12/1994
Someplace Else Right Now 00:32 04/12/1994
Times Beach II 07:31 02/11/1993
Pentagon Afternoon 02:28 02/11/1993
Get Whitey 07:00 02/11/1993
Outrage at Valdez 03:27 02/11/1993
None of the Above 02:17 02/11/1993
Exercise, No. 4 01:37 02/11/1993
Outrage at Valdez 03:27 02/11/1993
Ruth Is Sleeping 05:56 02/11/1993
Welcome to the United States 06:39 02/11/1993
Uncle Meat 03:24 02/11/1993
Ruth Is Sleeping 05:56 02/11/1993
Food Gathering in Post-Industrial America, 1992 02:52 02/11/1993
Intro 01:43 02/11/1993
Be-Bop Tango 03:43 02/11/1993
Food Gathering in Post-Industrial America, 1992 02:52 02/11/1993
III Revised 01:45 02/11/1993
Questi Cazzi Di Piccione 03:03 02/11/1993
III Revised 01:45 02/11/1993
Questi Cazzi Di Piccione 03:03 02/11/1993
Times Beach II 07:31 02/11/1993
None of the Above 02:17 02/11/1993
Get Whitey 07:00 02/11/1993
Agency Man 03:17 23/03/1993
The Jimmy Carl Black Philosophy Lesson 02:01 23/03/1993
Undaunted, the Band Plays On 04:34 23/03/1993
Like It or Not 02:21 23/03/1993
Undaunted, the Band Plays On 04:34 23/03/1993
Progress? 04:44 23/03/1993
The Rejected Mexican Pope Leaves the Stage 02:55 23/03/1993
The Rejected Mexican Pope Leaves the Stage 02:55 23/03/1993
Help, I'm a Rock 01:38 23/03/1993
Holiday in Berlin 00:56 23/03/1993
Epilogue 01:52 23/03/1993
Holding The Group Back 02:00 23/03/1993
Epilogue 01:52 23/03/1993
Holding The Group Back 02:00 23/03/1993
Here Comes the Gear, Lads 01:00 27/10/1992
Getting Stewed 00:55 27/10/1992
You There, with the Hard On! 00:25 27/10/1992
Brixton Still Life 02:59 27/10/1992
Well 04:43 27/10/1992
Getting Stewed 00:55 27/10/1992
Learning 02:02 27/10/1992
Sleeping in a Jar 01:30 27/10/1992
Diphtheria Blues 06:19 27/10/1992
The Motel Lobby 01:21 27/10/1992
The Dressing Room 00:24 27/10/1992
Don't Eat There 02:26 27/10/1992
Diphtheria Blues 06:19 27/10/1992
This Is Neat 00:23 27/10/1992
The Dressing Room 00:24 27/10/1992
Sleeping in a Jar 01:30 27/10/1992
Cruisin' for Burgers 02:53 27/10/1992
A Small Eternity with Yoko Ono 06:07 27/10/1992
This Is Neat 00:23 27/10/1992
Don't Take Me Down 01:11 27/10/1992
Divan 01:46 27/10/1992
Wonderful Wino 04:52 27/10/1992
Scumbag 05:53 27/10/1992
A Typical Sound Check 01:19 27/10/1992
Don't Take Me Down 01:11 27/10/1992
Divan 01:46 27/10/1992
Wonderful Wino 04:52 27/10/1992
Aaawk 02:59 27/10/1992
A Typical Sound Check 01:19 27/10/1992
The Motel Room 00:29 27/10/1992
Zanti Serenade 02:40 27/10/1992
Super Grease 01:39 27/10/1992
Say Please 00:57 27/10/1992
The Living Garbage Truck 01:20 27/10/1992
The Motel Room 00:29 27/10/1992
Learning 02:02 27/10/1992
Super Grease 01:39 27/10/1992
Well 04:43 27/10/1992
The Madison Panty-Sniffing Festival 02:44 23/10/1992
Make a Sex Noise 03:09 23/10/1992
Shove It Right In 06:45 23/10/1992
Muffin Man 02:25 23/10/1992
Magic Fingers 02:21 23/10/1992
Lonely Person Devices 03:13 23/10/1992
Tracy Is a Snob 03:54 23/10/1992
White Person 02:07 23/10/1992
Is That Guy Kidding or What? 04:02 23/10/1992
Charles Ives 04:37 10/07/1992
A Game of Cards 00:44 10/07/1992
Baked-Bean Boogie 03:26 10/07/1992
Magic Fingers 02:21 10/07/1992
Chocolate Halvah 03:25 10/07/1992
The Downtown Talent Scout 04:01 10/07/1992
Right There 05:10 10/07/1992
Meow 01:23 10/07/1992
No Waiting for the Peanuts to Dissolve 04:45 10/07/1992
Shove It Right In 06:45 10/07/1992
Muffin Man 02:25 10/07/1992
Mozart Ballet 04:05 10/07/1992
The Poodle Lecture 05:02 10/07/1992
Lonely Person Devices 03:13 10/07/1992
He's So Gay 02:34 10/07/1992
The Little March 01:20 10/07/1992
My Head? 01:22 10/07/1992
FZ/JCB Drum Duet 04:26 10/07/1992
The M.O.I. Anti-Smut Loyalty Oath 03:01 10/07/1992
Piano/Drum Duet 01:57 10/07/1992
Run Home Slow: Main Title Theme 01:16 10/07/1992
Proto-Minimalism 01:41 10/07/1992
German Lunch 06:43 10/07/1992
Emperor of Ohio 01:31 10/07/1992
Here Lies Love 02:44 10/07/1992
Where's Our Equipment? 02:29 10/07/1992
Is That Guy Kidding or What? 04:02 10/07/1992
Tracy Is a Snob 03:54 10/07/1992
Return of the Hunch-Back Duke 01:44 10/07/1992
Underground Freak-Out Music 03:51 10/07/1992
Make a Sex Noise 03:09 10/07/1992
JCB & Kansas on the Bus #1 01:03 10/07/1992
The Dog Breath/Mother People 04:22 16/06/1992
The Air 03:54 16/06/1992
Penis Dimension 11:15 16/06/1992
Who Are the Brain Police? 06:30 16/06/1992
Return of the Hunch-Back Duke 01:44 10/06/1992
Baked-Bean Boogie 03:26 10/06/1992
Where Is Johnny Velvet? 00:48 10/06/1992
A Game of Cards 00:44 10/06/1992
Right There 05:10 10/06/1992
My Head? 01:22 10/06/1992
No Waiting for the Peanuts to Dissolve 04:45 10/06/1992
FZ/JCB Drum Duet 04:26 10/06/1992
Proto-Minimalism 01:41 10/06/1992
Underground Freak-Out Music 03:51 10/06/1992
Where's Our Equipment? 02:29 10/06/1992
Young & Monde 11:24 07/07/1991
That Makes Me Mad 00:51 07/07/1991
Black Page #2 07:12 07/07/1991
Brown Moses 02:37 14/06/1991
The Black Page 05:14 14/06/1991
Montana 05:46 14/06/1991
You Call That Music? 04:07 14/06/1991
My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama 03:19 14/06/1991
Approximate 01:49 14/06/1991
The Torture Never Stops - Original Version 09:14 14/06/1991
Little Rubber Girl 02:56 14/06/1991
Take Me Out to the Ball Game 03:01 14/06/1991
The Evil Prince 07:11 14/06/1991
The Black Page 05:14 11/06/1991
Brown Moses 02:37 11/06/1991
Pound for a Brown 06:29 11/06/1991
My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama 03:19 11/06/1991
You Call That Music? 04:07 11/06/1991
The Torture Never Stops - Original Version 09:14 11/06/1991
Stick Together 02:04 11/06/1991
The Evil Prince 07:11 11/06/1991
Little Rubber Girl 02:56 11/06/1991
Take Me Out to the Ball Game 03:01 11/06/1991
The Orange County Lumber Truck 00:41 04/06/1991
Fire and Chains 05:04 04/06/1991
Fire and Chains 05:04 04/06/1991
When Yuppies Go to Hell 13:28 04/06/1991
Star Wars Won't Work 03:40 04/06/1991
Star Wars Won't Work 03:40 04/06/1991
Theme from Lumpy Gravy 01:11 04/06/1991
Theme from Lumpy Gravy 01:11 04/06/1991
Heavy Duty Judy 06:04 16/04/1991
Mr. Green Genes 03:40 16/04/1991
Mr. Green Genes 03:40 16/04/1991
Boléro 05:19 16/04/1991
Boléro 05:19 16/04/1991
I Left My Heart in San Francisco 00:36 16/04/1991
I Left My Heart in San Francisco 00:36 16/04/1991
Find Her Finer 02:42 16/04/1991
Ring of Fire 02:00 16/04/1991
Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up 02:52 13/11/1989
Honey, Don't You Want a Man Like Me? 04:16 13/11/1989
Keep It Greasey 03:30 13/11/1989
Chana in de Bushwop 04:52 13/11/1989
Bobby Brown Goes Down 02:44 13/11/1989
Carol, You Fool 04:06 13/11/1989
Advance Romance 06:58 13/11/1989
Ride My Face to Chicago 04:22 13/11/1989
Cheepnis 04:29 25/10/1988
Stinkfoot 04:18 25/10/1988
Tush Tush Tush 02:48 25/10/1988
Don't You Ever Wash That Thing? 04:56 25/10/1988
Echidna's Arf 03:30 25/10/1988
Village of the Sun 04:33 25/10/1988
Jesus Thinks You're a Jerk 09:15 14/10/1988
Any Kind of Pain 05:42 14/10/1988
Planet of the Baritone Women 02:48 14/10/1988
Elvis Has Just Left the Building 02:24 14/10/1988
Diseases of the Band 02:22 16/05/1988
The Mammy Anthem 05:41 16/05/1988
Sofa #1 02:53 16/05/1988
Don't Eat the Yellow Snow/Nanook Rubs It/St. Alphonzo's Pancake Breakfast/Father O'Blivion/Rollo 20:16 16/05/1988
Once Upon a Time 04:37 16/05/1988
Babbette 03:35 16/05/1988
The Florida Airport Tape 01:03 16/05/1988
Ruthie-Ruthie 02:57 16/05/1988
The Groupie Routine 05:41 16/05/1988
Let's Make the Water Turn Black/Harry, You're a Beast/The Orange County Lumber Truck 03:27 16/05/1988
In-A-Gadda-Stravinsky 02:50 26/04/1988
Hotel Atlanta Incidentals 02:44 26/04/1988
Chalk Pie 04:51 26/04/1988
That Ol' G Minor Thing Again 05:02 26/04/1988
Do Not Pass Go 03:36 26/04/1988
Were We Ever Really Safe in San Antonio? 02:49 26/04/1988
Republicans 05:07 26/04/1988
Jim & Tammy's Upper Room 03:11 26/04/1988
Which One Is It? 03:04 26/04/1988
Outside Now 05:28 26/04/1988
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace 03:42 26/04/1988
Once Again, without the Net 03:43 26/04/1988
Sunrise Redeemer 03:58 26/04/1988
When No One Was No One 04:48 26/04/1988
Move It or Park It 05:43 26/04/1988
That's Not Really Reggae 03:17 26/04/1988
That's Not Really a Shuffle 04:23 26/04/1988
Bogus Pomp 24:32 17/09/1987
Things That Look Like Meat 06:06 1987
Friendly Little Finger 04:17 1987
Sleep Dirt 03:17 1987
The Beltway Bandits 03:25 15/11/1986
Night School 04:47 15/11/1986
Jazz from Hell 02:58 15/11/1986
Let's Move to Cleveland 15:43 27/01/1986
Cock-Suckers' Ball 01:05 27/01/1986
What's New in Baltimore 04:48 27/01/1986
Hot-Plate Heaven at the Green Hotel 06:43 27/01/1986
Trouble Every Day 05:31 27/01/1986
Zoot Allures 05:26 27/01/1986
Harry & Rhonda 03:36 21/11/1984
No. 6 2nd Movement: Minuet 02:03 21/11/1984
The Mammy Nuns 03:50 21/11/1984
No. 6 1st Movement: Largo 02:08 21/11/1984
Prologue 02:56 21/11/1984
No. 3 2nd Movement: Presto 01:50 21/11/1984
No. 2 2nd Movement: Minuetto grazioso 02:04 21/11/1984
No. 2 1st Movement: Andantino 02:14 21/11/1984
No. 1 2nd Movement: Allegro con brio 01:27 21/11/1984
Opus I: No. 1 First Movement: Andante 03:32 21/11/1984
Galoot Up-Date 05:29 21/11/1984
Sharleena 04:33 18/10/1984
Ya Hozna 06:26 18/10/1984
In France 03:30 18/10/1984
The Closer You Are 02:55 18/10/1984
The Perfect Stranger 12:42 08/1984
The Girl in the Magnesium Dress 03:27 08/1984
Envelopes 04:11 09/06/1983
Sad Jane 10:05 09/06/1983
Disco Boy 03:51 09/06/1983
Intro Rap/Baby Snakes 02:22 09/06/1983
Mōggio 03:05 28/03/1983
The Radio is Broken 05:52 28/03/1983
Tink Walks Amok 03:40 28/03/1983
The Dangerous Kitchen 02:51 28/03/1983
Cocaine Decisions 02:56 28/03/1983
I Come from Nowhere 06:13 03/05/1982
Valley Girl 04:49 03/05/1982
No Not Now 05:50 03/05/1982
Theme from the 3rd Movement of Sinister Footwear 03:34 23/09/1981
Goblin Girl 04:07 23/09/1981
Doreen 04:44 23/09/1981
Harder Than Your Husband 02:28 23/09/1981
Teen-Age Wind 03:02 23/09/1981
Dance Contest 02:58 17/05/1981
Now You See It- Now You Don't 04:54 17/05/1981
Tell Me You Love Me 02:07 17/05/1981
Panty Rap 04:35 17/05/1981
I Ain't Got No Heart 01:59 17/05/1981
Bamboozled by Love 05:46 17/05/1981
For the Young Sophisticate 02:48 17/05/1981
Pick Me, I'm Clean 05:07 17/05/1981
Easy Meat 09:19 17/05/1981
Tinseltown Rebellion 04:35 17/05/1981
Fine Girl 03:31 17/05/1981
The Blue Light 05:27 17/05/1981
While You Were Out 06:09 11/05/1981
Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar 05:35 11/05/1981
Hog Heaven 02:46 11/05/1981
five-five-FIVE 02:35 11/05/1981
Crew Slut 06:31 19/11/1979
Catholic Girls 04:26 19/11/1979
Joe's Garage 06:10 19/11/1979
The Central Scrutinizer 03:28 19/11/1979
Naval Aviation in Art? 01:22 04/05/1979
Pedro's Dowry 07:41 04/05/1979
Strictly Genteel 07:04 04/05/1979
Rat Tomago 05:15 03/03/1979
Dancin' Fool 03:43 03/03/1979
What Ever Happened to All the Fun in the World 00:33 03/03/1979
City of Tiny Lites 05:32 03/03/1979
Jones Crusher 02:49 03/03/1979
Tryin' to Grow a Chin 03:31 03/03/1979
I'm So Cute 03:09 03/03/1979
Baby Snakes 01:50 03/03/1979
Broken Hearts Are for Assholes 03:42 03/03/1979
The Sheik Yerbouti Tango 03:56 03/03/1979
Flakes 06:41 03/03/1979
Rubber Shirt 02:45 03/03/1979
I Have Been in You 03:33 03/03/1979
Bobby Brown 02:49 03/03/1979
Wild Love 04:09 03/03/1979
Wait a Minute 00:33 03/03/1979
Jewish Princess 03:16 03/03/1979
Spider of Destiny 02:33 12/01/1979
Flambay 04:54 12/01/1979
Filthy Habits 07:33 12/01/1979
Regyptian Strut 04:13 12/01/1979
RDNZL 08:12 15/09/1978
Revised Music for Guitar & Low-Budget Orchestra 07:36 15/09/1978
Let Me Take You to the Beach 02:44 15/09/1978
The Adventures of Greggery Peccary 20:40 15/09/1978
Titties & Beer 05:39 03/03/1978
I Promise Not to Come in Your Mouth 02:50 03/03/1978
Ms. Pinky 03:40 20/10/1976
The Torture Never Stops 09:45 20/10/1976
Black Napkins 04:15 20/10/1976
Wind Up Workin' in a Gas Station 02:29 20/10/1976
Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy 05:59 02/10/1975
Debra Kadabra 03:54 02/10/1975
200 Years Old 04:32 02/10/1975
Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead 03:03 02/10/1975
Sam With the Showing Scalp Flat Top 02:51 02/10/1975
Can't Afford No Shoes 02:38 25/06/1975
Inca Roads 08:45 25/06/1975
Andy 06:04 25/06/1975
San Ber'dino 05:57 25/06/1975
Evelyn, a Modified Dog 01:04 25/06/1975
Florentine Pogen 05:27 25/06/1975
Po-Jama People 07:39 25/06/1975
Sofa No. 1 02:39 25/06/1975
Dummy Up 06:02 10/09/1974
Pygmy Twylyte 02:13 10/09/1974
Penguin in Bondage 06:48 10/09/1974
Nanook Rubs It 04:38 22/04/1974
Don't Eat the Yellow Snow 02:07 22/04/1974
Cosmik Debris 04:14 22/04/1974
Father O'Blivion 02:18 22/04/1974
St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast 01:50 22/04/1974
Dinah-Moe Humm 06:01 07/09/1973
Zomby Woof 05:10 07/09/1973
Fifty-Fifty 06:09 07/09/1973
Dirty Love 02:58 07/09/1973
I'm The Slime 03:34 07/09/1973
Camarillo Brillo 03:59 07/09/1973
Eat That Question 06:42 27/11/1972
Cletus Awreetus-Awrightus 02:57 27/11/1972
For Calvin (And His Next Two Hitch-Hikers) 06:06 27/11/1972
The Grand Wazoo 13:20 27/11/1972
Big Swifty 17:22 05/07/1972
Billy the Mountain 24:47 26/03/1972
Dance of the Just Plain Folks 04:40 04/10/1971
Tuna Fish Promenade 02:29 04/10/1971
This Town Is a Sealed Tuna Sandwich 00:55 04/10/1971
Dance of the Rock & Roll Interviewers 00:48 04/10/1971
Mystery Roach 02:32 04/10/1971
Semi-Fraudulent/Direct-From-Hollywood Overture 02:01 04/10/1971
Lonesome Cowboy Burt 03:54 04/10/1971
The Sealed Tuna Bolero 01:40 04/10/1971
She Painted up Her Face 01:41 10/1971
Daddy, Daddy, Daddy 03:11 10/1971
Little Green Scratchy Sweaters & Corduroy Ponce 01:00 10/1971
Centerville 02:31 10/1971
Does This Kind of Life Look Interesting to You? 02:59 10/1971
The Girl's Dream 00:54 10/1971
Redneck Eats 03:02 10/1971
Dental Hygiene Dilemma 05:11 10/1971
The Girl Wants to Fix Him Some Broth 01:10 10/1971
Would You Like a Snack? 01:23 10/1971
I'm Stealing the Towels 02:15 10/1971
The Lad Searches the Night for His Newts 00:41 10/1971
Touring Can Make You Crazy 02:54 10/1971
Lucy's Seduction of a Bored Violinist & Postlude 04:01 10/1971
Dew on the Newts We Got 01:09 10/1971
Mysterioso 00:48 10/1971
Motorhead's Midnight Ranch 01:28 10/1971
Frank Zappa's 200 Motels 00:11 10/1971
Half a Dozen Provocative Squats 01:57 10/1971
A Nun Suit Painted on Some Old Boxes 01:08 10/1971
The Wide Screen 00:57 10/1971
Janet's Big Dance Number 01:18 10/1971
What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning 03:29 10/1971
Coming Soon! 00:56 10/1971
Bwana Dik 02:27 02/08/1971
What Kind of Girl Do You Think We Are? 04:51 02/08/1971
The Mud Shark 05:16 02/08/1971
Willie the Pimp Part One 02:50 02/08/1971
Latex Solar Beef 04:22 02/08/1971
The Nancy & Mary Music 09:30 23/10/1970
Twenty Small Cigars 02:17 23/10/1970
Road Ladies 04:11 23/10/1970
Transylvania Boogie 05:01 23/10/1970
Toads of the Short Forest 04:47 10/08/1970
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Sexually Aroused Gas Mask 03:47 10/08/1970
Directly from My Heart to You 05:16 10/08/1970
Didja Get Any Onya? 03:42 10/08/1970
Get a Little 02:31 10/08/1970
Theme from Burnt Weeny Sandwich 04:32 09/02/1970
Overture to a Holiday in Berlin 01:27 09/02/1970
Igor's Boogie, Phase One 00:36 09/02/1970
WPLJ 02:52 09/02/1970
Valarie 03:15 09/02/1970
Little House I Used To Live In 18:41 09/02/1970
Aybe Sea 02:46 09/02/1970
Holiday in Berlin, Full-Blown 06:24 09/02/1970
Willie the Pimp 09:25 15/10/1969
Peaches en Regalia 03:38 15/10/1969
It Must Be a Camel 05:15 15/10/1969
The Gumbo Variations 12:55 15/10/1969
Little Umbrellas 03:09 15/10/1969
Son of Mr. Green Genes 08:58 15/10/1969
The Voice of Cheese 00:26 21/04/1969
Uncle Meat: Main Title Theme 01:56 21/04/1969
The Dog Breath Variations 01:48 21/04/1969
Louie Louie 02:19 21/04/1969
The Legend of the Golden Arches 03:28 21/04/1969
Dog Breath, in the Year of the Plague 03:59 21/04/1969
Zolar Czakl 00:54 21/04/1969
Nine Types of Industrial Pollution 06:00 21/04/1969
Jelly Roll Gum Drop 02:24 02/12/1968
I'm Not Satisfied 04:08 02/12/1968
Deseri 02:08 02/12/1968
Any Way the Wind Blows 03:01 02/12/1968
How Could I Be Such a Fool? 03:34 02/12/1968
No. No. No. 02:15 02/12/1968
Love of My Life 03:08 02/12/1968
Fountain of Love 03:22 02/12/1968
Cheap Thrills 02:39 02/12/1968
You Didn't Try to Call Me 03:57 02/12/1968
Later That Night 03:00 02/12/1968
Anything 03:05 02/12/1968
Bit of Nostalgia 00:00 13/05/1968
I Don't Know If I Can Go Through This Again 00:00 13/05/1968
Kangaroos 00:00 13/05/1968
Oh No 00:00 13/05/1968
Another Pickup 00:00 13/05/1968
Drums Are Too Noisy 00:00 13/05/1968
Duodenum 00:00 13/05/1968
At the Gas Station 00:00 13/05/1968
King Kong 00:00 13/05/1968
The Way I See It, Barry 00:00 13/05/1968
Oh No Again 00:00 13/05/1968
A Vicious Circle 00:00 13/05/1968
Lumpy Gravy, Part One 15:48 13/05/1968
Switching Girls 00:00 13/05/1968
Just One More Time 00:00 13/05/1968
Almost Chinese 00:00 13/05/1968
Amen 00:00 13/05/1968
Bored Out 90 Over 00:00 13/05/1968
White Ugliness 00:00 13/05/1968
It's from Kansas 00:00 13/05/1968
Very Distraughtening 00:00 13/05/1968
Envelops the Bath Tub 00:00 13/05/1968
Harry, You're a Beast 01:21 03/1968
Lonely Little Girl 01:19 03/1968
Bow Tie Daddy 00:33 03/1968
The Idiot Bastard Son 03:18 03/1968
Telephone Conversation 00:49 03/1968
Let's Make the Water Turn Black 02:01 03/1968
Mom & Dad 02:16 03/1968
Nasal Retentive Calliope Music 02:02 03/1968
Concentrantion moon 02:22 03/1968
Hot Poot 00:26 03/1968
Who needs the peace corps? 02:34 03/1968
Flower Punk 03:03 03/1968
Are you hung up? 01:25 03/1968
Absolutely Free 03:24 03/1968
Mother People 02:26 03/1968
What's the Ugliest Part of Your Body? 01:03 03/1968
Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance 01:32 03/1968
Amnesia Vivace 01:01 26/06/1967
Status Back Baby 02:54 26/06/1967
The Duke of Prunes 02:13 26/06/1967
America Drinks 01:52 26/06/1967
Plastic People 03:42 26/06/1967
Why Don'tcha Do Me Right? 02:37 26/06/1967
Big Leg Emma 02:31 26/06/1967
Soft-Sell Conclusion 01:40 26/06/1967
Invocation and Ritual Dance of the Young Pumpkin 07:00 26/06/1967
Brown Shoes Don't Make It 07:30 26/06/1967
Call Any Vegetable 02:15 26/06/1967
Son of Suzy Creamcheese 01:34 26/06/1967
The Duke Regains His Chops 01:52 26/06/1967
Uncle Bernie's Farm 02:10 26/06/1967
Prelude to 02:24
Mormon Xmas Dance Report 01:51
Mousie's First Xmas 00:56
Stairway to Heaven 10:10
Suckit Rockit 04:15
Jumbo Go Away 05:07
GTR Trio 11:21
Your Mouth 03:42
The Moon Will Never Be the Same 01:10
The Deathless Horsie 06:16
The Purse 11:39
Treacherous Cretins 08:19
The Muthers/Power Trio 03:16
Mr. Clean 02:04
Keep It Greasey 03:30
Why Does It Hurt When I Pee? 03:07
Chana in de Bushwop 04:52
Bobby Brown Goes Down 02:44
Advance Romance 06:58
Carol, You Fool 04:06
Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up 02:52
Drowning Witch 09:22
Village of the Sun 04:33
Cheepnis 04:29
Room Service 06:22
Don't You Ever Wash That Thing? 04:56
Echidna's Arf 03:30
Jesus Thinks You're a Jerk 09:15
Any Kind of Pain 05:42
Planet of the Baritone Women 02:48

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