frank zappa


classic albums: apostrophe (') / over-nite sensation
    (2007, usa, dvd, eagle rock entertainment)

  • let the sun shine in - hair
        (2007, dvd, france, ina)
    • This DVD got released by L'Institut National de l'Audiovisue (INA), to celebrate the 40th birthday of the "Summer of Love". It totals 196 minutes and includes a documentary by Pola Rapapaport, a movie by Philippe Garrell, and another 90 minutes of archives, including the 10-minute performance of Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention at "Forum Musique", originally broadcast on French national television on 1968/10/23.
      The Mothers' performance includes
      • 'A Pound For A Brown (On The Bus)'
      • 'Sleeping In A Jar'
      • 'Octandre'    (E.Varèse)


-- info from cosmikd at the zappateers site

  • all my loving
        (2007, dvd, uk, voiceprint)
    • Released by Voiceprint in September 2007, this DVD shows the documentary that Tony Palmer made for BBC Television in 1968.
      It features various snippets of a Frank Zappa interview, including Zappa's story of the Marines ripping up a doll on stage.

le dispositif
    (2013, 4 dvd-box + book, france, sycomore films)

Episode 46 of Le Dispositif is a trailer from "Ritual of Pope Decapitation", a documentary about the L.A. freaks in the early sixties.
The trailer features Vito Paulekas, Carl Franzoni, Frank Zappa, Gail Zappa, ...

documentary: stupor mundi
    (2016, 2dvd, france, sycomore films / les éditions de l'octet)

A film by Thomas Bertay and Pacôme Thiellement.
Featuring Frank Zappa, Gail Zappa, Trey Spruance, Carl Franzoni.
Includes footage with Vito Paulekas.

First part (DVD 1) released in 2016.

documentary: frank zappa - summer '82 - when zappa came to sicily
    (2017, blu-ray, usa, mvd visual)

A documentary written and directed by Salvo Cuccia.
Featuring Massimo Bassoli, Frank, Gail, Dweezil, Moon and Diva Zappa, Thomas Nordegg and Steve Vai.







  from straight to bizarre
    (2012, dvd, uk, chrome dreams)

  various artists: shark gathering in post industrial bad doberan 2012
    (2013, 3dvdr, ger, private release / rr productions) - feat. frank zappa, l.shankar, the ensemble modern & incl. various bands playing zappa compositions
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frank zappa - music in review

    (2007, dvd + book, ??, ??)


  • 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 - live transmissions

    (2008, dvd, uk, ??)


  • Presenting parts of Zappa's Saturday Night Live appearances.  


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

frank zappa - the broadcast archives

    (2008, dvd, uk, ??)

frank zappa collectors box set

    (2008, 2dvd, ??, edgehill)

frank zappa and the mothers of invention: in the 1960s

    (2008, dvd, uk, chrome dreams)


frank zappa: the freak-out list
    (2010, dvd, uk, chrome dreams)

including contributions by Greg Russo, Ben Watson, Don Preston & Ian Underwood

frank zappa: classic broadcasts
    (2010, dvd, uk, komet media)
frank zappa: zappa on zappa - the lost broadcasts
    (2012, dvd, uk, gonzo) = the unedited 1970/06/19 interview

frank zappa 1969 - 1973 - freak jazz, movie madness and other mothers
    (2013, dvd, uk, chrome dreams / sexy intellectual sidvd580)

various artists: we are the other people
    (2014, dvdr, ger, arf society) - zappanale 25 exhibition movie / zappa compositions performed by various artists