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 - Hot Rats - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £100.00, $126.00, €118.00 (New Item) (arrived 23-May-2022 11:09)on May 27, 2022 at 1:53 am
FRANK ZAPPA Hot Rats (1969 UK first press 6-track stereo vinyl LP on the tri-colour Reprise 'steamboat' label, including the marvellous Little Umbrellas, Willie The Pimp with Captain Beefheart and the oceans of harmony of Peaches En Regalia, finally waking up the world to the quality of FZ's music. The gatefold picture sleeve which was designed by Cal Schenkel shows just a little light general shelfwear and the vinyl remains in excellent condition with few signs of play - A great copyof this must-have upper echelon record RSLP6356)
- Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.20, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 11-Apr-2022 09:59)on May 27, 2022 at 1:53 am
FRANK ZAPPA Chunga's Revenge (1970s UK issue of the 1971 10-track vinyl LP on the tan 'steamboat' Reprise label with 'W' perimeter label text. The red gatefold picture sleeve has a little ringwear visible to the back but remains in EX condition while the vinyl looks barely played K44020)
- Frank Zappa - Lumpy Gravy - UK - vinyl LP - £40.00, $50.40, €47.20 (New Item) (arrived 01-Apr-2022 13:22)on May 27, 2022 at 1:53 am
FRANK ZAPPA Lumpy Gravy (1972 UK issue of the 1968 two-part stereo vinyl LP on the black & silver Verve label. The gatefold picture sleeve is illustrated within and has just light shelfwear while the vinyl remains in EX condition with just minor signs of play)
- Frank Zappa - We're Only In It For The Money - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $56.70, €53.10 (New Item) (arrived 01-Apr-2022 13:31)on May 27, 2022 at 1:53 am
THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION We're Only In It For The Money (1972 UK Polydor marketed issue of the 1967 18-track stereo LP, where the little 'censored' backwards part of Harry somehow managed to creep back in ... Comes housed in a front laminatedgatefold reverse 'Pepper' parody sleeve with a special guest appearance by Eric Clapton who sees god! The sleeve shows some edgewear and some age marking but nothing too excessive. The vinyl displays some spindle wear & a few light signs of play and is otherwise Excellent)
- Frank Zappa - Burnt Weeny Sandwich - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.20, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 01-Apr-2022 14:26)on May 27, 2022 at 1:53 am
THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION Burnt Weeny Sandwich (Late 70s UK issue of the 1970 9-track LP, with 'W' logos at the end of the label perimeter text. The album comes topped & tailed with some classic Doo-Wop & includes the incredible 'Little House IUsed To Live In', showcasing Ian Underwood, Sugarcane Harris & Don Preston, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows just a little shelfwear with a bit of edge scuffing and the vinyl has little sign of play K44083)