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Frank Zappa - Imaginary Diseases (2005)  Music

Posted by ruskaval at May 16, 2007
Frank Zappa - Imaginary Diseases (2005)

Frank Zappa - Imaginary Diseases (2005)
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 437Mb | MP3 @320 -> 145 Mb
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Rock / Experimental Rock / Jazz Rock

This mostly instrumental live set features a variety of musical sketches for material released later in Frank Zappa's career, such as "Greggery Peccary" and "Bebop Tango." Led by a six-piece horn section, the material tends toward jazz-rock improvisation, with Zappa at one point taking musical direction from the audience. Unexpectedly dynamic and vibrant-sounding, this set is a fascinating example of the composer at his most creative and entertaining.

Frank Zappa - Thing-Fish (1984) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Sept. 30, 2009
Frank Zappa - Thing-Fish (1984) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster}

Frank Zappa - Thing-Fish (1984) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 578 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 210 Mb
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© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10544/45
Rock / Experimental Rock


Frank Zappa - Thing-Fish (1984) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster}

Like his masterpiece JOE'S GARAGE, Zappa's THING-FISH is an epic rock opera on a grand scale. The comical narration by Ike Willis in the title role, with his own Amos-&-Andy-ish dialect, may seem like harmless buffoonery on the surface, but there is a dastardly evil undercurrent. The overall theme is the attempt by the establishment to systematically do away with certain undesirables in society. Instead, bizarre mutations called the mammy nuns are created and proceed to overtake mankind through the context of a Broadway show.
Frank Zappa - Halloween 77 (Live at Palladium, New York City, NY) (2017)

Frank Zappa - Halloween 77 (Live at Palladium, New York City, NY)
Progressive Rock | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 15:45:06 | 6.74 GB
Label: Zappa Family / UMG Recordings | Tracks: 158 | Rls.date: 2017

Halloween was Frank Zappa’s favorite holiday & by 1977 his Halloween shows were legendary. Recorded live at The Palladium in NYC, Zappa performed 6 shows 28-31 October. 4 shows were filmed & resulted in Zappa’s movie “Baby Snakes.” The Halloween 77 box includes all 6 shows in their entirety, mixed in 2016 from original Vault masters, on USB stick in 24-bit WAV audio with 32-page digital booklet, Zappa Halloween mask & costume. The shows rock hard & feature unreleased performances & arrangements.
Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention - Transmission Impossible (2015) [Bootleg]

Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention - Transmission Impossible (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 961 Mb | Scans - 7 Mb | 03:02:54
Jazz Rock, Progressive Rock, Experimental | Label: Eat To The Beat

3CDs OF INVALUABLE ZAPPA BROADCASTS. INCLUDES SETS FROM HIS 1973 TOUR, COMPILED BY THE MAN HIMSELF. This triple CD features three rare recordings, all originally broadcast on FM radio, and now available here in this superb fold out digipack set. Featuring performances made at; Central Park, New York in 1968, with the original Mothers Of Invention (and featuring numbers from both the early and late sets on the day in question); from the TV & simultaneous radio transmission from Udel in Holland in 1970 (the first live show by the second incarnation of the Mothers, and featuring Flo & Eddie in the ranks) and, on the third CD, a collection of live performances from Zappa s 1973 tour, from a tape put together by Frank himself and broadcast on New Year s Eve 1974. The tracks and shows represented on this set illustrate the spectrum of Zappa and his various groups live abilities across the first decade of the man s career, and in so doing reveal a quite fascinating trajectory of Frank Zappa's live work.
Omnibus Wind Ensemble - Music By Frank Zappa (2001) [2.0 & 4.0] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC / RE-UP

Omnibus Wind Ensemble - Music By Frank Zappa (2001)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 4.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 64:43 minutes | Scans included | 3,17 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,3 GB
Features Stereo & Multichannel Surround Sound / OPUS 3 CD # 19423

The Omnibus Wind Ensemble's interest in Frank Zappa's music dates back to the beginning of the 1980s, almost from their very beginnings. Under the motto "From Mozart to Zappa", which also became the title of their 1st, widely acclaimed CD on the Opus3 label, they have had many of Frank Zappa's compositions in their repertoire over the years.

Frank Zappa - Little Dots (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20026}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at July 4, 2017
Frank Zappa - Little Dots (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20026}

Frank Zappa - Little Dots (2016) {Zappa Records ZR 20026}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 461 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 168 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 306 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1972, 2016 Zappa Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 20026
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #109. Original Recordings And Mixes Produced By Frank Zappa. Little Dots contains more recordings of the under-documented Petit Wazoo Ensemble, which toured at the end of 1972 (previously heard officially on Imaginary Diseases). Again, the sound isn't pristine here, but it's quite listenable. The show starts with a very early version of "Cosmik Debris," but other than that and "Rollo" the material is all new (mostly due to being largely improvised). "Little Dots, Pt. 1" is a previously unreleased piece that features bassist Dave Parlato and drummer Jim Gordon in dialogue, joined by FZ on guitar about halfway though. "Little Dots, Pt. 2" kicks off with a Tony Duran slide solo, and heads into a trombone solo followed by another FZ guitar solo.

Frank Zappa - Finer Moments (2012) {2CD Zappa Records ZR 3894}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at June 10, 2017
Frank Zappa - Finer Moments (2012) {2CD Zappa Records ZR 3894}

Frank Zappa - Finer Moments (2012) {2CD Zappa Records ZR 3894}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 497 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 196 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 373 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2012 Zappa Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 3894
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #94. Finer Moments is a curious but mostly excellent compilation of (mostly) instrumental odds and ends put together by FZ in 1972 that went (mostly) unreleased until 2012. Disc one concentrates on the 1968-1969 Mothers. The first four tracks are from a 1969 Royal Albert Hall show that was partially documented in the film Uncle Meat. "Sleazette" is a great guitar solo, but the Mozart piece loses quite a bit without the "ballet" visuals. "The Wailing Zombie Music" sounds part-composed/part-conducted improvisation. "The Old Curiosity Shoppe" is a nice jam from 1971 featuring some nice wah-wah alto sax from Ian Underwood and wicked soloing from FZ.

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)  Video

Posted by JohnSmith at May 7, 2017
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)
HDRip | MKV / AVC@1706 kb/s | 720x544 | 1h 33mn | 1.36 GB
English: AC3, 384 kb/s (6 ch) | Subtitles: English (forced)
WEB-DL 720p | MKV / AVC@4070 kb/s | 956x720 | 1h 33mn | 2.99 GB
English: AC3, 384 kb/s (6 ch) | Subtitles: English (forced, full)
Genre: Documentary | Biography | Music

In the 20th Century, Frank Zappa made his mark as a musician unlike any other in America. With a wild eccentric iconoclastic attitude guiding his distinctive music, which it was itself guided by a firm intellectual integrity, Zappa made himself an unforgettable force in popular music. This film covers his life and work through various archival footage through the decades. Whether it was his taboo challenging early creations, his outspoken efforts against the political forces determined to censor him or his constant quest for new artistic challenges, Zappa made a mark no one could ignore.

Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes (1982) {1988 Barking Pumpkin}  Music

Posted by TestTickles at March 16, 2017
Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes (1982) {1988 Barking Pumpkin}

Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes (1982) {1988 Barking Pumpkin}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 299 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 129 mb
Genre: rock, classic rock, jazz rock

Baby Snakes is the 1982 album by Frank Zappa. This was the first digital version released in 1988 by Barking Pumpking Records.
Frank Zappa - Wazoo (2007) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2007-2 rec 1972}

Frank Zappa - Wazoo (2007) {2CD Vaulternative Records VR 2007-2 rec 1972}
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© 1972, 2007 Vaulternative Records / ZFT | VR 2007-2
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Jazz Rock

Official Release #82. This concert was recorded live at Boston Music Hall in Boston, Massachusetts on 24 September 1972. The leaves were gold. FZ was just 31 years of age. Absurdly, this is our third Vaulternative live concert recording (see/hear FZ:OZ, BUFFALO). The medium was ¼” 2-track tape (Scotch), at 7 ½ ips. These stereo masters were digitally transferred from FZ’s Ampex ATR 100 deck into Nuendo at 96 K 24 bit by Joe Travers using Euphonix AM 713 Converters – in April, 2007.