Westwood One: The Real Frank Zappa

Recorded in Frank Zappa‘s Living Room (the Den) on June 8th, 1989 and interviewed by Mike Reynolds for the Westwood One Radio Network on the occasion of the release of The Real Frank Zappa Book – I’ve edited the interview into four successive parts. Zappa has a wonderful and unique way of describing the times he lived through, and many of the people he’s encountered along the way.

Part One
[audio:FrankZappa1989-06-08Interview (01).mp3]

Part Two
[audio:FrankZappa1989-06-08Interview (02).mp3]

Part Three
[audio:FrankZappa1989-06-08Interview (03).mp3]

Part Four
[audio:FrankZappa1989-06-08Interview (04).mp3]

The Mothers of Invention – Conflicted Histories

As time has passed since the publication of The Real Frank Zappa Book, and more interviews of original band members have emerged whose individual recollections contradict was had been written (and often taken as factual history) — it further sheds light on the complexity of this band, and the need for an ongoing, objective, and scholarly view of the Mother’s history from those who were actually there (well beyond the usual pop culture biographies and rock critic hokum), the musicians themselves.

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The Real Frank Zappa Book And Elsewhere

A new homepage found on FZ – gee, in hungarian… Okay, you won’t understand a word, but you migh find interesting these:

– The Real FZ Book, hard cover version; (Nice, huh?…)
– Poster about the Real FZ book: front, back.
– Pictures: The Mothers in Zagreb, 1975.
The Grandmothers in Hungary, 1994 (with JCB, of course…)

The above things are completely new to me. The rest are mostly documents, artitcles from 1991. Keep on bloggin’, Lajos!