Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #40 Meets The Mothers of Prevention

Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention is a 1985 album released in two slightly different versions in the US and Europe. The album’s title is a reference to the lobby group, the PMRC, who were campaigning to require record companies to put warning stickers on albums they considered offensive, and to Zappa’s former band, theContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #40 Meets The Mothers of Prevention”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #47 The Perfect Stranger

If anyone knows how to reverse cheap plastic surgery, I’m all ears. The Perfect Stranger is a 1984 album featuring the music of Frank Zappa and conducted in part by French conductor and composer, Pierre Boulez. Boulez conducts three tracks (The Perfect Stranger, Naval Aviation In Art? and Dupree’s Paradise) which are performed by Boulez’sContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #47 The Perfect Stranger”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #52 Jazz From Hell.

Whilst Fred Astaire danced down the steps, his brother Stan just slowly carried an old woman up them. Jazz From Hell is an instrumental album whose selections were all composed and recorded by American musician Frank Zappa. It was released on November 15, 1986 by Barking Pumpkin Records on vinyl and cassette, and in 1987Continue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums #52 Jazz From Hell.”

Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums. #55 Francesco Zappa 1984

Welcome to the first of many posts where I attempt to rank the albums recorded by Frank Zappa, featuring the Mothers of Invention albums and his solo work. A daunting task to rank over 100+ albums to say the least, but I do have a few guidelines: only albums released whilst Frank was alive willContinue reading “Ranking The Frank Zappa Albums. #55 Francesco Zappa 1984”

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