frank zappa

BOOKS - ZAPPA RELATED

 

turn on with trippie, a sex-happy hippie

by r.n. ellson
    (1968, book, usa, corinth publications)

a 160-page book that has a picture of FZ on the cover.

acid - neue amerikanische szene

by r.o.brinkmann & r.r.rygulla
    (1969, book, germany, märz verlag)

The 400 plus page book collects articles by Bukowski, Warhol, Zappa, ...
The 9-page Zappa interview is entitled "Mutationsblues" and is from the East Village Other magazine, from 1969.
The book got reissued by Zweitausendeins.

acid - neue amerikanische szene

by r.o.brinkmann & r.r.rygulla
    (????, book, germany, zweitausendeins)

Reissue of the 1969 März Verlag book.

 

de nieuwe popmuziek

by rolf ulrich kaiser
    (1970, book, the netherlands, westfriesland)

This is the Dutch translation of Das Buch der neuen Pop-Musik. It has a chapter on Zappa, and Zappa is mentioned and quoted a number of times in the book.

de rock story

by jerry hopkins
    (1970, book, nl, westfriesland)

This is the Dutch translation of The Rock Story (Signet, New York, 1970)--a general history of rock & roll.
The original, american edition didn't have FZ on the cover.

 

groupies

by john burks and jerry hopkins
    (1972, book, nl, het spectrum)

This is the Dutch translation of "Groupies and Other Girls" (Bantam Books, New York, 1970).
The book has a Frank Zappa quote on the cover, and includes a chapter on the GTO's.

rock wives

by victoria balfour
    (1986, book, usa, beech tree books)

- interview with Gail Zappa

i'm with the band, confessions of a groupie

by pamela des barres
    (1988, book, usa, jove)

bat chain pullar

by kurt loder
    (1990, book, usa, st.martin's press)

humo - rock 'n' rollgids

by various writers
    (1996, book, belgium, icarus)

A collection of articles that appeared in Humo, a Flemish radio & television magazine.
It includes

  • 'Zappa kan natuurlijk nog beter' from 1974/04/25 (plus picture)
  • The Kamagurka / Zappa comic strip
  • 'In Memoriam Frank Zappa' by Marc Didden from 1993/12/16 (plus picture)

rockers, jazzbos, visionaries

by bill milkowski
    (1998, book, usa, billboard books)

 

interviews with 30 of contemporary music's most outspoken & significant figures: keith richards, stevie ray vaughn, wynton marsalis, keith jarrett, les paul, frank zappa & more

zappa meets havel

by paul berman
    (1998, book, germany, rotbuch zeitgeschehen)

original title:

  • a tale of two utopias
        (1996, book, usa, norton & company)

frankzappa street

by nonaka hiiragi
    (1998, book, japan, ??)

no Zappa content.
the book is dedicated to author's friend who is crazy for frank zappa.

under the same moon

by thana harris
    (
19??, book, usa, mastahna publishing)

 
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.

hitweek - het best uit hitweek 1965 - 1969
    (2003, book, nl, het spectrum)

compiled by willem de ridder and frank dam

- this book is some sort of "best of" of the dutch underground magazine "hitweek" that got published from 1965 until 1969.
hitweek was the first dutch magazine that talked about zappa & the mothers of invention.
a couple of these articles are in this book.

 

there must be a better way

written by freddy bannister
    (2003, book, uk, bath books)

- this book was included in the special box set that got published in 2005:

"there must be a better way - frank zappa at knebworth commemorative set"

written & assembled by freddy bannister
    (2005, box, uk, private release) - limited edition of 200 copies

 

the abba to zappa of captain beefheart and his magic band in the early to mid 1970's

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

  • a collection of writings about captain beefheart and his magic band (and also frank zappa) in the early to mid 1970's.

 

there must be a better way - frank zappa at knebworth commemorative set

written & assembled by freddy bannister
    (2005, box, uk, private release) - limited edition of 200 copies

The 1978 Knebworth Frank Zappa commemorative set includes the following:

  • Programmes, flyers and the ticket from 1978  Frank Zappa Knebworth festival                                

  • An original 1978 Frank Zappa Knebworth pass, with a letter of authenticity

  • 12 photos of the 1978 Knebworth festival

  • 330 page book on the behind the scenes hassles of promoting the Knebworth festival and also working as Frank Zappa's European representative in the seventies, including his ill-fated 1971 tour.

  • And a special gift with the set: four CDs and a DVD live from Knebworth

    • The four CDs include:

      • 1978 Knebworth Frank Zappa 1CD

      • 1975 Knebworth Captain Beefheart  1CD

      • 1978 Knebworth The Tubes     1CD

      • 1978 Knebworth Peter Gabriel ! CD

    • A 50 mins DVD of various Knebworth festivals between 1974 - 1979, including The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin and Genesis.

  • All enclosed in a turquoise and silver presentation box.  

<< click here for a look at some of the discs that were included in this set >>

can rock & roll save the world - an illustrated history of music and comics

written by ian shirley
    (2005, book, uk, saf publishing)

1968 - ein Jahr und seine 20 Songs

by various artists
    (2006, book + cd, ger, süddeutsche zeitung)

  • This book on the history of popmusic in the year 1968, includes a 7-page interview of Frank Zappa by Rolf Ulrich Kaiser.
    The interview got published in November 1968 in Konkret.
 

1979 - ein Jahr und seine 20 Songs

by various artists
    (2006, book + cd, ger, süddeutsche zeitung)

  • This book on the history of popmusic in the year 1979, includes a 2-page article on Frank Zappa's 'Bobby Brown Goes Down'.
    Furthermore, "The Year In Pictures" segment, includes a picture of Frank Zappa, and the CD that comes with the book has the 'Bobby Brown Goes Down' track on it.

frank zappa 1970 bath and 1978 knebworth combined commemorative set

written & assembled by freddy bannister
    (2006, box, uk, private release) - limited edition of 200 copies

This commemorative set includes the following:

  • Programmes, flyers and the tickets from

    • 1970 Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music

    • 1978  Frank Zappa Knebworth festival                                

  • An original 1978 Frank Zappa Knebworth pass, with a letter of authenticity (which normally sells for £15)

  • 12 photos of the 1978 Knebworth festival

  • 330 page book on the behind the scenes hassles of promoting the Knebworth festival and also working as Frank Zappa's European representative in the seventies, including his ill-fated 1971 tour.

  • And a special gift of a choice of  6 of the following CDs and a DVD all live from Bath and Knebworth.

  • The 6 CDs include:

    • 1970 Frank Zappa at Bath 1 CD

    • 1978 Frank Zappa 1 CD

    • 1970 3 CD compilation set live from the 1970 Bath Festival with  Frank Zappa, Led Zeppelin, Johnny Winter, Jefferson Airplane, Pink Floyd, Steppenwolf, Santana, The Byrds, Canned Heat, John Mayall, Donovan, Hot Tuna, Country Joe,

    • 1971 Lincoln Festival with The Byrds and James Taylor

    • 1975 Captain Beefheart 1CD

  • or instead of the Bath compilation CD

    • 1978 The Tubes 1CD

    • 1978 Peter Gabriel 1CD

    • 1974 Tim Buckley

  • Also included a 50 mins DVD of various Knebworth festivals between 1974 - 1979, including The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Led Zeppelin and Genesis.

 

edgard varèse - komponist, klangforscher, visionär

catalogue for the expo in Basel, Switzerland
    (2006, book, switzerland, schott)

laurel canyon - the inside story of rock and roll's legendary neighborhood

by michael walker
    (2006, book, usa, faber and faber)

 

trout mask replica

by kevin courrier
    (2007, book, usa, continuum)

 

zappa, zoff und zwischentöne - die internationalen essener songtage 1968

by detlev mahnert & harry stürmer
    (2008, book, ger, klartext)

thema nr.1 : sex und populäre musik

by dietrich helms & thomas phelps
    (2010, book, ger, transcript)

- the 220-page book includes Paul Carr's 15-page paper entitled
"Frank Zappa, Sex and Popular Music"

someday funnies

collected, compiled and edited by michel choquette
    (2011, book, usa, abrams comic art)

shell shocked - my life with the turtles, flo & eddie, and frank zappa, etc...

by howard kaylan and jeff tamarkin, foreword by penn jillette)
    (2013, book, usa, backbeat books)

we are the other people - 25 jahre zappanale

by dieter jakob, burkhard schempp and robert riedt)
    (2014, book, ger, arf society)

the smith tapes: lost interviews with rock stars & icons 1969-1972

by ezra bookstein
    (2015, book, usa, princeton architectural press)