Lumpy Gravy – Unreleased Photos

Found on the Commodore Crush Blog:

Well, it’s about time I share these photos with everyone. I luckily found these at a yard sale in San Diego a few years ago. I bought about 10 different Frank Zappa photos, 8 of which were the original photographer’s proofs that still had red crayon circled approvals on several of the shots in the roll. I scanned them in at 600dpi (if I remember correctly) so you could still get an amazing closeup of each frame. Original cost was about 5 bucks and then bills needed to be paid and sold on eBay for $900… I think.

I believe these studio shots may be from around the time Lumpy Gravy was released. If you look closely, you can see he’s wearing the Pipco shirt underneath his cardigan. I’ll put put a new hi-res photo up every day for the next 8 days ending with the alternate versions of the Lumpy Gravy cover. As far as I know, these have never been released. Enjoy!

The parts so far: 1 | 2| 3| 4 | 5


Win An Original Frank Zappa Framed Print

No less than 20 hours after I posted this tweet, photographer Deborah Chesher (previous coverage) wrote:

Right now I’m running a free contest on my blog that I thought you might want to let your readers know about because the grand prize is a framed silver gelatin print of Frank Zappa backstage in Vancouver ’74 (currently selling for $300).

Have a look at the grand prize and be sure to check out the contest!