The Zappa Trust has revealed that two Frank Zappa books will be published later this year.
The first is titled Zappa Gear: The Unique Guitars, Amplifiers, Effects Units, Keyboards And Studio Equipment by Mick Ekers, which will also feature a foreword by Dweezil Zappa.
It’ll offer the reader “an unprecedented inside look at the machinery behind the legendary music. In addition to a detailed presentation of the equipment, Zappa Gear also introduces some of the pioneering inventors, engineers, and entrepreneurs without whom the instruments would not exist.”
Zappa Gear will also include illustrations and more than 180 pictures of Zappa’s guitars and equipment.
It’ll be released on November 15 through the Hal Leonard Corporation.
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- Frank Zappa - The Frank Zappa EP - UK - 7" vinyl - Promo - £18.00, $19.98, €20.52 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2022 09:56)on October 1, 2022 at 10:09 am
FRANK ZAPPA The Frank Zappa EP (1981 UK 3-track white title label promotional vinyl 7", originally issued with the first few copies of 'Ship Arriving To Late To Save A Drowning Witch' and includes tracks from the 'Shut Up 'n' Play Yer Guitar' boxset. The vinyl is EX condition within a plain die-cut paper sleeve XPS147)
- Frank Zappa - Mothermania - The Best Of The Mothers - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $27.75, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2022 12:36)on October 1, 2022 at 10:09 am
THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION Mothermania - The Best Of The Mothers (1969 UK 11-track stereo LP compilation, put together by Frank [though subsequently disowned] & including unique versions of songs such as the uncensored version of Mother People &a radically different mix of The Idiot Bastard Son. The front laminated flipback sleeve shows some discolouring on the back but with all text legible & only some minor ring wear. Despite this, the vinyl is clean & plays without fault, with just a few faint paper scuffs or light marks here & there. A serviceable VG example of this scarce Mothers comp we have never seen before SVLP9239)
- Frank Zappa - Studio Tan - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $22.20, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2022 11:49)on October 1, 2022 at 10:09 am
FRANK ZAPPA Studio Tan (1978 UK 4-track LP ranging from the epic 'Greggery Peccary' to the majesty of 'RDNZL', picture sleeve. The sleeve has only minor wear and the vinyl is near mint K59210)
- Frank Zappa - Roxy & Elsewhere - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £20.00, $22.20, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2022 11:57)on October 1, 2022 at 10:09 am
FRANK ZAPPA Roxy & Elsewhere (Classic 1974 UK first press 14-track double LP, featuring live recordings made in December 1973 at The Roxy, Hollywood & in Chicago & Pennsylvania during 1974 at the very height of Frank's progressive powers, cutwith the amazing 'Jazz Band' line up of Frank, Duke, Nappy, Ruth, Chester & Tom. There are tracks here that still seem hard to imagine mere humans being able to play that cleanly & that much in synch with each other. This band is beloved amongst Zappa fans & with good reason! The gatefold sleeve has some ring wear & the vinyl discs are Excellent with just the odd light hairline to show play K69201)
- Frank Zappa - You Are What You Is - UK - 12" picture disc - £20.00, $22.20, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 11-Aug-2022 11:59)on October 1, 2022 at 10:09 am
FRANK ZAPPA You Are What You Is (1981 UK limited edition 4-track 12" Picture Disc EP, featuring a photograph of Frank on the A-side with a bold Barking Pumpkin Records logo on the reverse, also featuring Pink Napkins, Harder Than Your Husband&Soup'n Old Clothes, clear PVC sleeve A111622)