Mark Harp resided in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He started playing music in 1969 and has contributed to numerous LPs, EPs, singles and compilation tracsk. He also recorded a couple of Frank Zappa compositions over the years. And also a Residents track.
The latter two appeared on the Zappa Surf compilation that got compiled by Alan Jenkins. It got released in 2004.
December 3rd 2004? Mark Harp passed away after a sudden and catostrophic illness.
The picture on the right is taken from the below mentioned website:
take you to the beach
(2004, cd, uk, cordelia records cd035) - all compositions by frank zappa
Mark Harp's personal file looked like this:
|First Zappa LP||Chunga's Revenge|
|Favorite Zappa LP||Roxy And Elsewhere|
|Favorite version of the band||the entire Ruth Underwood era|
|Saw Zappa live twice in late 70's|
|Saw (and met) Snakefinger live twice in early 80's|
|Been playing music since 1969|
He currently plays bass for The Diamondheads http://www.thediamondheads.com
and 4 string guitar for the Motor Morons http://www.motormorons.com
Recordings of some of these tracks circulate.
the earnest desire to help keep information current, I am saddened to inform you
Mark Harp passed away December 3rd 2004 after a sudden and catostrophic illness.
Mark was one of my dearest friends and we shared a love of great music. We often enjoyed Zappa's music (I saw Frank on the Them or Us tour) over coffee and sweets.
Sorry to offer a depressing update during the holiday but I just put up a memorial page of sorts on Face Book (look for: Mark Harp - Electric Markyland) and I noticed the info on your site.