frank zappa

BOOKS

 

zapzapzappa

by rolf ulrich kaiser
    (1969, book, ger, kinder der geburtstagspresse)

(no picture available)

frank zappa: over het begin en het einde van de progressieve popmuziek

by rolf ulrich kaiser
    (1971, book, the netherlands, westfriesland)

no commercial potential

by david walley
    (1972, book, usa, outerbridge & lazard)

re-issued in 1980 and in 1996

no commercial potential by david walley
    (1980, book, usa, e.p.dutton)  - revised + different cover

no commercial potential by david walley
    (1996, book, usa, da capo press) - revised + diff. cover

the frank zappa songbook, vol.1

by frank zappa
    (1973, book, usa, big 3)

frank zappa et les mothers of invention

by alain dister
    (1975, book, fr, albin michel)

 

this book was translated into german & spanish:

  • frank zappa - der rebell aus dem untergrund
    by alain dister
        (1980, book, ger, heyne verlag)
  • frank zappa y the mothers of invention
    by alain dister
        (1981, book, spain, ediciones jucar)

good night boys and girls: frank zappa in words and pictures

by michael gray
    (1975, book, uk, ??)

(no picture available)

zappa & madres

by gaspar fraga
    (1976, comic book, spain, rock comix no.1)

alla zappa

by urban gwerder
    (1976, book, ger, edition bücherkaravane)

re-issued in 1979

plastic people songbook

by frank zappa & carl weissner
    (1977, book, ger, 2001 verlag)

the same year a "corrected copy" was published.  the cover was slightly adjusted as well.

  • plastic people songbook - "corrected copy" by frank zappa & carl weissner
        (1977, book, ger, 2001 verlag)

 

plastic people songbook - "corrected copy"

by frank zappa & carl weissner
    (1977, book, ger, 2001 verlag)

poetry - frank zappa

by frank zappa & markos reagos
    (1980, book, greece, ??)

This is a greek songbook, with the american lyrics and greek translation of 29 of Zappa's songs, plus one song by Ambrosia (?):

titties & beer, big leg emma, honey ... man like me, enema bandit, yellow snow, stinkfoot, road ladies, dirty love, inca roads, can't afford no shoes, po-jama people, fl. pogen, evelyn a modified dog, san ber'dino, andy, sofa 2, nice nice very nice [non-zappa song by ambrosia], i'm the slime, cam. brillo, montana, dinah moe h, 50-50, zomby woof, motherly love, you're prob. wondering, peace corps, concentration moon, village of the sun, cheepnis, call any vegetable

the lives & times of zappa & the mothers

by the muir
    (1980, book, uk, babylon books)
muir
    (1980
, book, uk, babylon books)

the lives & times of zappa & the mothers

-
    (1980, book, uk, babylon books)

frank zappa - der rebell aus dem untergrund

by alain dister
    (1980, book, ger, heyne verlag)

no commercial potential

by david walley
    (1980, book, usa, e.p.dutton)


 - revised + different cover

zappa zongbook

    (1980, book, ??, ??)

frank zappa ke ta traboudia tou
("frank zappa and his songs")

    (1980, book, greece, katsanos)

frank zappa y the mothers of invention

by alain dister
    (1981, book, spain, ediciones jucar)

This is the Spanish edition of the French 1975 edition.

frank zappa testi con traduzione a fronte

    (1981, book, italy, arcana editrice)

 

zappalog

by norbert obermans
    (1981, book, ger, private release)

 

a second edition of this essential book got published in 1982:

  • zappalog - 2nd edition by norbert obermans
        (1982, book, usa, rhino)

 

zappa (e' piu' duro di tuo marito)

by massimo bassoli
    (1982, book, italy, gammalibri) = first edition. second edition got released in 1984.

 

zappalog - 2nd edition

by norbert obermans
    (1982, book, usa, rhino)

the official valley girl coloring book

by moon and frank zappa
    (1982, book, usa, ??)

frank zappa songbook

by frank zappa
    (1982, book, ger, ansco publication)

the frank zappa guitar book

by frank zappa, transcribed by steve vai
    (1982, book, usa, munchkin music)

rock - storia e musica: frank zappa

by guido harari
    (1982, book + tape, italy, gruppo editoriale fabri)

ten years on the road with frank zappa and the mothers of invention

zappa (e' piu' duro di tuo marito)

by massimo bassoli
    (1984, book, italy, gammalibri) = second edition of the 1982 book.

them or us (the book)

by frank zappa
    (1984, book, usa, barfko swill)

re-issued in 2010 by pinterandmartin

suplik plny zappy

by petr doruzka
    (1984, book, czech, edice kruh pratel mladé hudby /no.1)

 

mother! is the story of frank zappa

by michael gray
    (1985, book, uk, proteus books)

- the book got released in an italian translation "zapp!" in 1986

sozialkritik in der rockmusik am beispiel frank zappa

by w.reimers
    (1985, book, germany,
centaurus)

frank zappa - antologia poetica [softcover book]

intro by antonio filipe marques
    (1985, book, portugal, edicao 186)

 

- a 267 pages, softcover book, including photos, an intro, a discography, and a portugese translation of selected songs from "Freak Out" to "Joe's Garage".

viva zappa!

by dominique chevalier
    (1985, book, france, almann-lévy) - french edition

viva zappa!

by dominique chevalier
    (1986, book, uk, omnibus press) - english edition

zapp!

by michael gray
    (1986, book, italy, arcane editrice)

- this is the italian translation of "mother! is the story of frank zappa", released in 1985.

zappa - a biography

by julian colbeck
    (1987, book, uk, virgin books)

zappa vox

by yasuo yagi & dominique chevalier
    (1988, book, japan
, ??)

- "Zappa Vox" consists of a slipcase with two books. Both books are pictured below

zappa breath in the year of the plague - vol.1

by yasuo yagi
    (1988, book, japan, ??)

- First book in the Zappa Vox set. 475 pages.

viva zappa !

by dominique chevalier
    (1988, book, japan, ??)

- Second book in the Zappa Vox set. 166 pages.

zappa

by dézsi csaba andrás
    (1989, book, hungary
, ??)

- a Zappa biography: 1940 - 1989.

 

the real frank zappa book

by frank zappa / p.occhiogrosso
    (1989, book, uk, picador) - hardcover

on tour with the evil prince

by r. de la salle
    (1990, book, can, private release)

plny suplik zappu

by petr doruzka
    (1990, book, czech, opus bratislava)

= 2nd edition, = slovene translation of "suplik plny zappa" from 1984

het echte frank zappa boek

by p.occhiogrosso / f.zappa
    (1991, book, nl, anthos)

= dutch translation of "the real frank zappa book"

this translation has had several editions, with different covers!

  • 1991: 1st edition
  • 1991: 1st edition, but with a different cover
  • 1994: 2nd edition
  • 2000: 3rd edition
  • 2004: 4th edition

het echte frank zappa boek

by p.occhiogrosso / f.zappa
    (1991, book, nl, anthos)

= dutch translation of "the real frank zappa book"

this translation has had several editions, with different covers!

  • this is the first edition, but with a different cover

 

frank zappa & mothers story

by otto obořil
    (1991, book, ??, jota)


the tortchum never stops vol.1 -  4

by the torture team
    (1991, 4 books, ger, the torture team)

 

early 1989, a bunch of german weirdos started collecting info about the various frank zappa releases: singles, albums, contributions, coverversions, bootlegs, bibliography and more. they wrote all the info down in four books.

these books were printed in a limited edition of 500 copies.

 

the tortchum never stops vol. 1

 

  • p.7: the early days
  • p.10: the early days: singles
  • p.14: singles
  • p.36: albums
  • p.125: samplers
  • p.157: rare records
  • p.160: promos

 

the tortchum never stops vol. 2

 

  • p.171: cd
  • p.211: cd promo
  • p.213: sampler
  • p.214: k7 - mc - tape
  • p.220: filmography
  • p.222: video
  • p.239: songlist
  • p.260: labels
  • p.270: coverversions

 

the tortchum never stops vol. 3

 

  • p.333: bootlegs

the tortchum never stops vol. 4

 

  • p.584: radio promos
  • p.596: cd bootlegs & counterfeits
  • p.617: polish postcards
  • p.621: tourdates
  • p.661: radio broadcasts
  • p.678: tv broadcasts
  • p.693: books & librettos by fz
  • p.694: articles by fz
  • p.699: books about fz / moi
  • p.710: the arf society
  • p.711: events
  • p.714: fan mags
  • p.726: late arrivals - corrections - additions

 


beat the books vol.1 - 12

by ron van den boom
    (1991-1994, 12 books, nl, private release)

in 1991, ron van den boom started publishing beat the books, a collection of xeroxed newspaper clippings and articles about zappa.  each volume counted 200 pages and presented articles from all over the world. the last compilation got published in 1994.

beat the books vol. 1

beat the books vol. 2

beat the books vol. 3

beat the books vol. 4

beat the books vol. 5

beat the books vol. 6

beat the books vol. 7

beat the books vol. 8

beat the books vol. 9

beat the books vol. 10

beat the books vol. 11

beat the books vol. 12

frank zappa / ensemble modern
the yellow shark: fakten - bilder - kommentare

by t. nitram
    (1992, book, ger, private release) - 250 copies

untersuchungen zum musikalischen schaffen von frank zappa

by wolfgang ludwig
    (1992, book, germany, peter lang)

frank zappa - a visual documentary

by miles
    (1993, book, uk, omnibus press)

frank zappa - in his own words

by miles
    (1993, book, uk,
omnibus press)

frank zappa - jeho vlastními slovy

by miles
    (1993, book, czech republic, champagne avantgarde
)

= a czech translation of "frank zappa - in his own words" from 1993

 

suplik plny zappy

by petr doruzka
    (1993, book, czech, paseka/prace)

= 3rd editionof "suplik plny zappa" from 1984

 

mother! the frank zappa story

by michael gray
    (1993, book, uk, plexus publishing)

het echte frank zappa boek

by p.occhiogrosso / f.zappa
    (1994, book, nl, anthos / diogenes) - 2nd edition

= dutch translation of "the real frank zappa book", re-issue (2nd edition)
the first edition of this translation got published in 1991.

zappa - you can't do that on page(s) anymore

by franco batzini
    (1994, book, ??, private release)

frank zappa

by anderson & bjørnqvist
    (1994, book, ??, henie-onstad kunstensenter)

rock 'n' roll comics:
frank zappa - viva la bizarre #1

    (1994, comic book, usa, revolutionary comics)

drawn by françois escalmel

frank zappa / chronique discographique

by christophe delbrouck
  
  (1994, book frankce, éditions parallèles)

die frank zappa story

by michael gray
   
(1994, book, ger, vgs)

    hardback

= german translation of "mother! the frank zappa story", originally published in 1993. 

frank zappa - the negative dialectics of poodle play

by ben watson
   
(1995, book, uk, quartet books)

    hardback

frank zappa - the negative dialectics of poodle play

by ben watson
   
(1995, book, uk, quartet books)

 

being frank

by nigey lennon
    (1995, book, usa, california classics books)

the real frank zappa book

by p.occhiogrosso / f.zappa
    (1995, book, czech republic,
klub pratel pana honkera

= czech translation of "the real frank zappa book" from 1989;
the edition was limited to 100 copies.

 

 

zappa äänitteillä - esittelevä diskografia 1961-1995
(
recorded zappa - annotated discography 1961 - 1995)

by heikki poroila and heikki karjalainen
    (1995, book, finland, suomen musiikkikirjastoyhdistys)

= a 380 page , soft cover book, written in finnish

the supplement one

by heikki poroila 
    (1996, book, finland, private release)

= released in september 1996 as a supplement to "zappa äänitteillä - esittelevä diskografia 1961-1995";
18 pages, soft cover , in finnish

 

 -- no cover available --

no commercial potential

by david walley
    (1996, book, usa, da capo press)


- revised + diff. cover

frank zappa - zonx

by carl weissner
    (1996, book, ger, zweitausendeins)

frank zappa, la parade de l'homme-wazoo

by guy darol
    (1996, book, france, castor astral)

  • a revised, reworked and updated edition got released by castor music in 2009

frank zappa - a strictly genteel genius part one

by ben cruikshank
    (1996, book, uk, agenda)

frank zappa - a strictly genteel genius part two

by ben cruikshank
    (1996, book, uk, agenda)

 

frank zappa - in eigenen worten

by miles
    (1996, book, ger, palmyra verlag)

electric don quichote

by neil slaven
    (1996, book, uk,
omnibus press)

the frank zappa companion - four decades of commentary

by r.kostelanetz
    (1997, book, uk, schirmer books)

the complete guide to the music of frank zappa

by ben watson
    (1998, book, uk, omnibus press)

no commercial potential part 2

by che van der merckt
    (1998, book, bel, private release)

cosmik debris

by greg russo
    (1998, book, usa, c
rossfire publications)

the ultimate 5040 ways of cleaning the dangerous kitchen - tribute to frank zappa

by h.lindemaier
    (1998, book, germany, private release)

zappa par zappa


avec peter occhiogrosso
    (2000, book, france, l'archipel)

= french translation of "the real frank zappa book", translation by Jean-Marie Millet

het echte frank zappa boek

by p.occhiogrosso / f.zappa
    (2000, book, nl, ambo / anthos) - 3rd edition

= dutch translation of "the real frank zappa book", re-issue (3rd edition)
the first edition of this translation got published in 1991.

frank zappa

by carl-ludwig reichert
    (2000, book, ger, deutscher taschenbuch verlag)

necessity is… the early years of frank zappa & the mothers of invention

by billy james
    (2000, book, uk, saf publishing)

zappa de z à a

by guy darol et dominique jeunot
    (2000, book, france, castor astral)

- a completed & corrected copy got re-issued in 2005

you can't do that on stage anymore - the book

by robert riedt
    (2000, book, germany, private release)

  limited edition of 100 copies

frank zappa - hot rats

    (2001, book, usa, hal leonard)

= guitar transcriptions

 

a most immaculately hip record label
- a guide to straight label records & compact discs

by dean r.hegerty
    (2002, book, usa, private release)

the book discusses the various artists and releases on bizarre and on straight.

dangerous kitchen: the subversive world of zappa

by kevin courrier
    (2002, book, uk, ecw press)

 

a review by geoff wills

frank zappa - apostrophe (')

    (2002, book, usa, hal leonard)

= guitar transcriptions

electricky don quixote

by neil slaven
    (1996, book, uk,
slaven
    (2002
, book, czech republic, bb art)

= czech translation of "electric don quichote" from 1996

being frank - new and revised edition

by nigey lennon
    (2003, book, usa, california classics books)

- revised edition of the 1995 release

my brother was a mother: a zappa family album

by patrice 'candy' zappa
    (2003, book, usa, california classics books)

frank zappa et les mères de l'invention
(part 1 of the trilogy)

by christophe delbrouck
    (2003, book, france, éditions du castor astral)

cover illustration by jean solé

frank zappa, l'amérique en déshabillé

by guy darol
    (2003, book, france, castor astral)

frank zappa - compositore americano 1940-1993

by marco bazzoli
    (2003, book, italy, auditorium edizione)

frank zappa
in france - 1968 / 1988

by christian rose and philippe thieyre
    (2003, book, france, éditions parallèles)

arf! - un omaggio di amnesia vivace a frank zappa

by amnesia vivace
    (2003, book, italy, amnesia vivace)

one side fits all

by rémi raemackers
    (2003, book, monaco, la mémoire et la mer)

 

frank zappa - l'autobiografia

by frank zappa & peter occhiogrosso
    (2003, book, italy, arcana) - 3rd edition

re-release. 1st edition in 1990, 2nd edition in 1995

the real frank zappa book

by p.occhiogrosso / f.zappa
    (2004, book, japan, kawade shobo shinsha)

 

frank zappa - in eigenen worten

by miles
    (2004, book, germany, palmyra) - translation by kathrin razum

a german translation of the 1993 "frank zappa - in his own words" release by omnibus press

classic rock legends - frank zappa

by alessandro pizzin
    (2004, book, italy, editori riuniti)

zappa - a biography

by barry miles
    (2004, book, uk, ??)

het echte frank zappa boek

by p.occhiogrosso / f.zappa
    (2004, book, nl, anthos) - 4th edition

= dutch translation of "the real frank zappa book" (4th edition).
the first edition of this translation got published in 1991.

 

économie eskimo - le rêve de zappa

by pacôme thiellement
    (2005, book, france, éditions mf)

The book has a beautiful back-cover, drawn by Jean-Christophe Menu. It displays the "Hot Rats" album cover, but shows an eyeballed Resident coming out of the swimming pool instead of miss Christine Frka.

necessity is… the early years of frank zappa & the mothers of invention

by billy james
    (2005, book, uk, saf publishing)

- revised + diff. cover / original publication: 2000

zappa de z à a

by guy darol et dominique jeunot
    (2005, book, france, castor astral)

- This is a re-issue (revised & completed copy). The book was first published in 2000.
- Introduction by Ben Watson.

zappaesken

by andreas rausch
    (2005, comic book, ger, ehapa comic collection)

introducción a frank zappa

by juan gómez and nando caballero
    (2005, book, spain, milenio)

zappa par zappa


by frank zappa and peter occhiogrosso
    (2005, book, france, l'archipel)

re-edition with extra material
translation and notes by jean-marie millet
foreword by christophe delbrouck

frank zappa & la dinette de chrome
(part 2 of the trilogy)

by christophe delbrouck
    (2005, book, france, éditions du castor astral)

cover illustration by jean solé

academy zappa - proceedings of the first international conference of esemplastic zappology

edited by bend watson and esther leslie
    (2005, book, uk, saf publishing)

frank zappa - the complete guide to his music

by ben watson
    (2005, book, uk, omnibus press)

zappa - de biografie

by barry miles
    (2005, book, nl, thomas rap)

  • dutch translation of the 2004 book

frank zappa, captain beefheart and the secret history of maximalism

by michel delville and andrew norris  
    (2005, book, uk, salt publishing)

zappa

by barry miles
    (2005, book, ger, zweitausendeins)

  • german translation of the 2004 "Zappa - a Biography" book

 

frank zappa and captain beefheart  -  zapped

assembled by jeff watts
    (2005, book, uk, ozit / morpheus records)

  • a collection of writings about frank zappa, the mothers of invention and captain beefheart

electric don quixote

by neil slaven
    (2006, book, ger, bosworth)

  • German translation of the 1996 "Electric Don Quixote" book.

 

the words and music of frank zappa

by kelly fisher lowe
    (2006, book, usa, praeger)

frank zappa & l'amérique parfaite
(part 3 of the trilogy)

by christophe delbrouck
    (2006, book, france, éditions du castor astral)

  • cover illustration by jean solé

 

frank zappa en el infierno

by manuel de la fuente soler
    (2006, book, spain, bibioteca nueva)

 

zappa: detritos cósmicos

by fábio massari
    (2006, book, brazil, conrad)

  • The book presents Fábio's interview with Zappa, previously released in the Sonora booklet.

the recordings of frank zappa and the mothers of invention - volume one / 1959 - 1969: hungry freaks daddy 

by scott parker
    (2007, book, usa, private release)

 

frank zappa und die mothers of invention - die frühen jahre

by billy james
    (2007, book, ger, hannibal)

- German translation of "Necessity Is… The Early Years Of Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention" from 2000 & 2005.

you can't do that on bootz anymore - volume 1 : the vinyl

by dieter jakob
    (2007, book, ger, private release)

  • 500 pages A4 (large format, about 8.2 by 11.7 inches), almost all pages full coloured.

  • Hardcover with thread sewing

  • Digitally printed on special high quality paper (paper used for illustrated books)

  • More than 3600 (!) photos from covers, label, vinyl (LPs and singles), booklets, other details, etc. about more than 300 different titles (vinyl only!)

  • limited edition of 100 numbered copies  

 

the recordings of frank zappa - volume two / 1970 - 1971: strictly genteel

by scott parker
    (2007, book, usa, private release)

 

frank zappa

by barry miles
    (2007, book, italy, feltrinelli)

- Italian translation of "Frank Zappa" from 2004.

 

the words and music of frank zappa

by kelly fisher lowe
    (2007, book, usa, bison books)

  • softcover re-issue of the 2006 hardback edition by praeger

 

frank zappa - music in review

    (2007, dvd + book, uk, ??)

  • book: 75 pages with an illustrated biography

  • dvd

    • "colour me pop" bbc tv 1968 ("king kong")

    • "news center 4" knbc 1980 (interview)

    • "saturday night live" 1976 nbc tv ("i'm the slime", "peaches en regalia" (full))

    • "saturday night live" 1978 nbc tv ("dancin' fool", "st. alfonzo's pancake breakfast")

    • "stockholm in bondage" 1973 sweden swedish tv

    • "the late show" 1993 bbc2 (interview)

    • "sunday at le lycée français de" 1980 knbc la (interview)

  • critical review about albums 1966-1974

    • chris welch - music journalist

    • gem howard-kemp - ex frank zappa eployee

    • ben watson - author, journalist

    • ian fortnam - music journalist

  • photo gallery

 

frank zappa - transmissions

    (2008, cd + book, uk, ??)

  • book

  • enhanced cd, including video

    • i'm the slime

    • purple lagoon

    • peaches en ragalia

    • dancin' fool

    • meek shall inherit nothing

    • st alphonso's pancake breakfast /  rollo

the recordings of frank zappa and the mothers of invention - volume one / 1959 - 1969: hungry freaks daddy 

by scott parker
    (2008, book, usa, booksurge books)

 

  • reissue of the 2007 release

 

frank zappa / one size fits all  -  cosmogonie du sofa

by guy darol
    (2008, book, usa, atheles)

 

the zappa supplement one:
a box of history and the mud shark saga

by scott parker
    (2008, book, usa, private release)

 

zappa - american composer

by valeryi kucherenko
    (2008, book, russia, classic rock)

the recordings of frank zappa - volume three / 1972 - 1973: blessed relief

by scott parker
    (2009, book, usa, private release)

 

  • artwork by Robert Ross

you can't do that on bootz anymore - volume 2 : the cd's

by dieter jakob
    (2009, book, ger, private release)

  • 490 pages A4 (large format, about 8.2 by 11.7 inches), almost all pages full coloured.

  • Hardcover with thread sewing

  • Digitally printed on special high quality paper (paper used for illustrated books)

  • limited edition

 

frank zappa

by guy darol
    (2009, book, france, castor music)

  • revised, reworked and updated edition of "frank zappa, la parade de l'homme-wazoo", from 1996

Фрэнк Заппа Электрический Дон Кихот
(frank zappa - electric don quixote)

by neil slaven
    (2009, book, russia, amfora)

  • Russian translation of the 1996 "Electric Don Quixote" book.
  • hardcover, 520 pages, only 3000 copies

moving the project forward - just another herberich birthday bundle

    (2009, book, germany, private release)

  • this 9 by 5 cm book is a 'flip-book'. you have to flip the pages to get a little movie (of frank zappa)
  • in memoriam martin herberich * 23.09.1959  + 17.07.2008
  • limited edition of 100 numbered copies

zappa - the hard way

by andrew greenaway
    (2010, book, uk, wymer publishing)

  • an in-depth look at frank zappa's last tour (in 1988)

  • hard-cover / slipcase

  • re-issued as a paperback in 2011

 

them or us (the book)

by frank zappa
    (2010, book, uk, pinterandmartin)

re-issue of the 1984 book (published by barfko swill)

the recordings of frank zappa - volume four / 1973 - 1974: the hook

by scott parker
    (2010, book, usa, private release)

 

  • artwork by Robert Ross

 

frank zappa

by ingo meyer
    (2010, book, ger, reclam verlag)

frank zappa - compositore americano 1940-1993

by marco bazzoli
    (2010, book, italy, auditorium edizione) 

- re-released of the 2003 book, with a different cover

 

 
grand zappa

by frank wonneberg
    (2010, book, ger, schwarzkopf & schwarzkopf verlag)

- vinyl record album sized book !!
- preface by ben watson
- book cover by cal schenkel
- the picture on the right shows the dust cover

 

sheik yer replica ! - frank zappa / captain beefheart disc guide

by koji wakui
    (2011, book, japan, ??)

- 240 page glossy paperback with Zappa & Beefheart discography

freak out! - my life with frank zappa

by pauline butcher
    (2011, book, uk, plexus publishing)

 

the zappa supplement one:
a box of history and the mud shark saga

by scott parker
    (2011, book, usa, private release)

 

  • a reissue of the 2008 book
    artwork by Robert Ross

 

frank zappa for president! - testi commentati

by michele pizzi
    (2011, book, italy, arcana edizioni)

the recordings of frank zappa and the mothers of invention - volume one / 1959 - 1969: hungry freaks daddy 

by scott parker
    (2011, book, usa, private release)

 

  • (another) reissue of the 2007 release  (revised & expanded edition)
    artwork by
    Robert Ross

 

zappa - the hard way

by andrew greenaway
    (2011, book, uk, wymer publishing)

  • paperback re-issue of the 2010 book
 

my brother was a mother: take two - the zappa family album

by patrice 'candy' zappa
    (2011, book, usa, hot canoli books)

 

frank zappa and the mothers of invention - one size fits all

    (2011, book, usa, hal leonard)

= guitar transcriptions

 

my brother was a mother - take 2 : a zappa family album

by patrice 'candy' zappa
    (2011, book, usa,
hot cannoli books)

= second edition, includes Larry Rogak's interview with Frank Zappa.

 

frank zappa comics tribute

by various artists
    (2012, book, usa, éditions l'oeuf & la confrérie intergalactique des arts) - french edition

 

frank zappa comics tribute

by various artists
    (2012, book, usa, éditions l'oeuf & la confrérie intergalactique des arts) - english edition

 

der komponist frank zappa - über die aktualität der "neuen musik"

by daniel schröder
    (2012, book, germany, büchner)

 

confessions of a zappa fanatic

by tom brown
    (2012, book, usa, private release)

frank zappa and the and

edited by paul carr
    (2013, book, uk, ashgate publishing)

  • introduction, paul carr
  • zappa and horror: screamin' at the monster, richard j. hand
  • zappa and his cultural legacy: authorship, influences and expressive features in frank zappa's movies, manuel de la fuente
  • zappa and religion: music is the best, kevin seal
  • zappa and the razor: editing, sampling and musique concrète, james gardner
  • zappa and satire: from conceptual absurdism to the perversity of politics, nick awde
  • zappa and resistance: the pleasure principle, claude chastagner
  • zappa and the story-song: a rage of cultural influences, geoffrey i. wills
  • zappa and technology: his incorporation of time, space and place in performing, composing and arranging music, paul carr
  • zappa and the freaks: recording wild man fischer, david sanjek
  • zappa and modernism: an extended study of 'brown shoes don't make it', martin knakkergaard
  • zappa and the avant-garde: artifice/absorption/expression, michel delville
  • zappa and mortality: the mediation of zappa's death, paula hearsum

freak out! - la mia vita con frank zappa

by pauline butcher
    (2013, book, italy, arcana)

Italian translation of the 2011 book.

 

vinyl is not dead, it just smells funny  -  the frank zappa singles

compiled by dieter jakob
    (2013, book, ger, private release) - preface by jeff simmons and napoleon murphy brock

 

joe's literage - die mutter aller artikel und interviews

    (2015, book, ger, private release)

joe's literage act 1ne - articles and interviews 1962 - 1979

    (2015, book, ger, private release)

Collection of interviews and articles, as text files, all in English.

Articles from 1962 - 1979.
Hardcover book.
550 pages.
Released at Zappanale 2015.

 

joe's literage act 2wo - articles and interviews 1980 - 1993

    (2015, book, ger, private release)

Collection of interviews and articles, as text files, all in English.

Articles from 1980 - 1993.
Hardcover book.
600 pages.
Released at Zappanale 2015.

 

the music of frank zappa 1966 - 1976

by chris wade
    (2015, book, uk, wisdom twin books)

 

zappa and jazz

by geoff wills
    (2015, book, uk, matador)

 

frankie & bobby, growing up zappa

by bob zappa
    (2015, book, usa, crz publishing)

The book got a sequel in 2017.

 

bizzare pages

    (2016, book, ger, private release)


Collection of interviews and articles, all in English, compiled by Roland Blattner.

Articles from 1965 - 1979.
Hardcover book.
730 pages.
Released at Zappanale 2016.

bizzare pages 2

    (2016, book, ger, private release)


Collection of interviews and articles, all in English, compiled by Roland Blattner.

Articles from 1980 - 1993.
Hardcover book.
740 pages.
Released at Zappanale 2016.

my brother was a mother - take 3 : a zappa family album

by patrice 'candy' zappa
    (2017, book, usa, hot cannoli books)

= third edition, updated until 2016. Includes fan comments.

 

cosmik debris  (the return of the son of revised)

by greg russo
    (2017, book, usa, c
rossfire publications)
    (2017, book, uk, gonzo multimedia)

Revised edition of the book that originally got released in 1998.

frankie & bobby, the rest of our story

by bob zappa
    (2017, book, uk, amazon)

 

the recordings of frank zappa and the mothers of invention - volume 6 / 1975 - 1976: your five closest relatives

by scott parker
    (2017, book, usa, scott parker books / private release)

 

discoprorate! - frank zappa in the studio 1966 - 1967

by scott parker
    (2017, book, usa, scott parker books / private release)

 

frank zappa - the composer

by daniel schröder
    (2017, book, germany, buechner-verlag)

English edition of the 2012 (German) book.

 
een modder van inventie - cvd over fz

by cor van diejen
    (2017, book, the netherlands, drekwerk publicaties)

Print-on-demand book about Frank Zappa by Cor van Diejen.
Available in both softcover and hardcover edition.

 
   

 

additional info & pictures:
- Bruno Le Tohic
- Hans-Peter Schmidt
- Nikolai Zaharov