Released: April 2007
This is a 98-minute documentary from the Classic Albums series.
Main Show Chapters
- Introduction (7:40)
- The Band (6:53)
- Orchestration (7:04)
- The Style (7:08)
- The Process (6:32)
- The Man (13:25)
- â€˜Dirty Loveâ€™ – Dweezil Dishes The Dirt (Multitracks) (7:21)
- â€˜Montanaâ€™ – Live Performance – Roxy 1973 (10:43)
- â€˜Nanook Rubs Itâ€™ – Dwezzil Deconstructs It (Multitracks) (1:16)
- â€˜Camarillo Brilloâ€™ – Live Performance – Zappa Plays Zappa 2006 (3:59)
- Transduce That Marimba (2:35)
- Welcome To The Vault (6:23)
- â€˜Dinah-Moe Hummâ€™ – Dwezzil Tries To Find Where That Humm Is Coming From (Multitracks) (12:34)
- â€˜I’m The Slimeâ€™ – Live Performance – Saturday Night Live 1976 (3:15)
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This DVD is a MUST for Zappa fans! Even Billy Bob Thorton can’t spoil it! Vintage clips including ‘Montana’ from the yet (if ever) to be released Roxy DVD, music critique that’s not boring, Joe Traver’s tour of the Vault, ZPZ with Nappy and Steve Vai, all the old gang (the Underwoods, Bruce Fowler, Ralph Humphrey), the ZFT, entertaining anecdotes, brilliant music and also some words from FZ himself.
BUY IT NOW!!!
I was lost with Zappa. I had listened to Strictly Commercial but was only truly intrigued by less than half of the material. I’m not one normally for compilation’s of studio tracks, yet I was highly intrigued by a few numbers, though sadly (and admittedly for the time) put off by others. Having Dancin’ Fool so close to the Don’t Eat The yellow Snow meld, didn’t feel too natural to me. Still I loved what I had enjoyed and found this DVD really cheap. At the end I was completely amazed and knew exactly where to go. Now 20 albums in, still going and nothing of Zappa’s ever puts me off :)
Recommended highly to all who are new to the music
Recomended to all.
Gail seems like a nice genuine woman. We must remember she was married and living with Frank for god knows how long. She watched him slave day in and day for his art. She saw all the hard work he put.
Here intentions started off good but now she is starting to seem like some one who is just so out of the loop.
This “Classic Albums” documentary is truly what we all should hope to get more of: a wonderful balance of interviews (with folks who should be interviewed–except for Billy Bob Thornton–REALLY? WHY is this guy particularly chosen to speak on behalf of Frank’s life work?), unique insights into the separated multi-tracks with Dweezil commentary, a bit of social and musical history, and some analysis of Frank’s writing, playing and recording techniques.
I have watched this DVD more than a few times, and it never fails to interest me.
I only wish that the FZT would truly compile a much more far-reaching and in-depth documentary featuring the obvious wealth of interviews, session and tour footage, playing demonstrations, etc…that must exsist. As time goes by, I keep finding out about other deeply interesting Frank appearances on so many TV talk shows and concert programs that were around in the 1970’s and 1980’s (Mike Douglas, Dick Cavett, etc..) that I have not seen the footage from yet.
As great as this is, we all are still waiting for a much more definitive documentary/video biography work that truly gives Frank his due.
And one without Billy Bob Thornton.
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