Frank Zappa's estate, the Zappa Family Trust, have
a signed a licensing and distribution deal with Universal Music to
release Zappa's back...
Crossfire Publications is releasing a 5CD
collection of archive recordings from the Pal studio, including
over 50 recordings made with Frank Zappa...
Sub Rosa are releasing a compilation of previously
unreleased tracks by Frank Zappa's keyboard player Don Preston, who
made Robert Moog say...
Captain Beefheart's legendary and widely
bootlegged record Bat Chain Puller is going to be
officially released for the first time. The original...
For some, Frank Zappa was a musical
iconoclast, capsizing the barriers between high and low culture.
For others, he was a reactionary force, vilifying anything that
didn't fit his cynical worldview. Ian Penman sits down with Zappa's
newly reissued back catalogue and takes sides. This article
originally appeared in The Wire 137 (July 1995).
What's the connection between Neil Young, Lou
Reed, Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, David Bowie, Frank Zappa and John
& Yoko? They are all contract breakers, stars who got sick of
playing the music industry fame game. Mark Sinker listens to the
musicians who pissed off their record companies and fans alike.
This article originally appeared in The Wire 148 (June
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