Frank Zappa–Pioneer Of Future Music

Directed by Frank Scheffer, “Frank Zappa–Pioneer Of Future Music” (2007) is a two part documentary which combined and re-edited footage and interviews from “Frank Zappa: The Present Day Composer Refuses to Die” (2000) and “Frank Zappa: Phaze II, The Big Note” (2002).

The majority of the clips below (and above) concentrate primarily on Part II of the documentary. Steve Vai, Terry Bozzio, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Bruce and Tom Fowler all talk about their collaboration with Zappa. Highlights include Malcolm McNab playing the Bebop Tango, originally entitled “The Malcolm McNab”. Interview with Dweezil. Live footage of Zappa Plays Zappa in Paris performing “The Black Page”, “Echidna’s Arf” and “Sofa” (some of the editing in these clips, though, is somewhat ragged in spots).

Parts 2 | 3 | 4 | 5

Note: Thanks to “chrisgruenpoachers” and “bakabana1966” for posting these clips.

30 Responses to “Frank Zappa–Pioneer Of Future Music”

  1. Sharleena says:

    Only two parts!!

  2. LRonHoover says:

    that cover shot for that youtube clip is from sweden 73. gnarly concert. the “montana” from that show is a complete tutorial on how to molest an SG.

  3. Bob says:

    A quote from Sharleena:

    Only two parts!!

    Will there be a part three?

  4. Sharleena says:

    This film looks very interesting!
    I may actually purchase it instead of downloading the obvious Donny Osmond, even if there’s no part three up (yet)…

  5. Sharleena says:

    …wait a moment! you can’t purchase it! you can not! where’s me downloading deviCe? IS PART THREE UP YET??! CAN I CONVERT TO MP3??

  6. Bob says:

    Sharleena, you seem stressed.

    Perhaps you need MJ’s pharmacist and a handful of Xanax. Got Avatar?

    Got Avatar? Why not get yours here.

    Is Ubgo still laughing???

  7. Bob says:

    …wait another moment! I just tried to post a comment and it DISAPPEARED!!!

    I’m stressed. Please pass the Xanax.

    Got Avatar? Why not get yours here.

  8. Bob says:

  9. Bob says:

    …wait another moment, please!

    I just tried to post a comment and it DISAPPEARED! Am I being censored? Is this the end?

    I’m stressed. Please pass the Xanax.

  10. Bob says:

    Xanax…

  11. Bob says:

    Oh, I get it. Not supposed to use the X-word?

  12. Bob says:

    Stressed? How’s “bout a handful of X—-?

  13. Bob says:

    now, that’s funny stuff!

  14. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    A quote from Bob:

    …wait another moment, please!

    I just tried to post a comment and it DISAPPEARED! Am I being censored? Is this the end?

    I’m stressed. Please pass the Xanax.

    I just fished your comments out of the spam queue. Enjoy…

  15. Mike says:

    what is the name of the tune vai describes as being built from 3 pieces months apart at the end of part 2?

  16. Mike says:

    got it, it was the beginning to “What’s new in baltimore?”

  17. Rob says:

    part 4 has all the rare out-takes!

  18. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Bob:

    Sharleena, you seem stressed.

    Perhaps you need MJ’s pharmacist and a handful of Xanax. Got Avatar?

    Got Avatar? Why not get yours here.

    Is Ubgo still laughing???

    Har, har, har.

    Still laughing, Bob. Gave up on psycho-pharmaceuticals in lieu of Zappa a long time ago. You wouldn’t believe how much a day full of listening to Zappa will improve your psyche…

  19. jabbatheprawn says:

    A FISTFULL OF ZAPPANAX

  20. Bob says:

    A quote from Barry’s Imaginary Publisher:

    Enjoy…

    Thanks, Barry…you’re a pal!

  21. profusion says:

    Want to buy some Mandies, Bob?

  22. Hugh says:

    Some interesting new stuff for me on this doc. Thanks for the post.
    Love the stories from the boys in the band.

    A quote from profusion:

    Want to buy some Mandies, Bob?

    Hey, don’t mention mandies. Or ludes . . . or coke. Okay, man! That’s not cool!
    Unless you’ve got some, that is.

  23. urbangraffito says:

    I’ve been researching the next KUR-mix (this bit of research involves actually going through nearly every track in my collection of FZ and the Mothers field recordings, outtakes, rehearsals, acetates, 45s, covers, and extended versions.

    I’m currently on day three.

    Is it possible to O.D. on FZ?

    Hell no, I say.

    There are tracks in this forthcoming mix that’ll even make Bob gaffaw.

  24. Roland says:

    A quote from urbangraffito:

    There are tracks in this forthcoming mix that’ll even make Bob gaffaw.

    I am waiting for the big one, too!!!

  25. jabbatheprawn says:

    Catchable fatal error: Object of class WP_Comment could not be converted to string in /home/zappa/killuglyradio.com/wp-content/plugins/quoter.php on line 476