Frank Zappa - The Freak-Out List Album
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When an artist, regardless of his significance, lists his favourite musicians and performers it is usually met with little fanfare, as over time the names mentioned are almost certainly going to change. But when Frank Zappa did likewise, and actually published a record of his most important influences on the inside cover of his debut album, it became a road map to the music he was to make over the following forty years. Even in the early 1990s, when asked about his most-loved composers, musicians and artists, he would repeat names from this, by then legendary, index.
This film explores the musical roots of Frank Zappa by putting The Freak Out List under the microscope and tracing the lineage from the most pivotal names thereon to the recordings and performances of the man himself. Featuring rare footage of Zappa and the Mothers plus archive film of Freak Out List artists, exclusive interviews with The Mothers Of Invention’s Ian Underwood, Don Preston and George Duke, 1950s Doo Wop legends, The Cadillacs, contributions from Zappa biographers Ben Watson and Greg Russo, Edgard Varèse biographer Alan Clayson, experimental modern music historian Professor David Nicholls, soul and R’n’B expert Robert Pruter, and many others.
Also features numerous seldom seen photographs, news archive, radio spots and a host of other features which all together make for a fascinating, unique and hugely watchable programme.
Extra features include: extended interviews; featurette ‘Frank Zappa’s Record Collection’; illustrated contributor biographies; and more...
THIS FILM IS NOT AUTHORISED BY THE ESTATE OF FRANK ZAPPA, NOR ANY PARTY INVOLVED IN THE RELEASE OF HIS MUSIC.
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Freak Out is the debut studio album by American rock band the Mothers of Invention, released on June 27, 1966, by Verve Records. Often cited as one of rock music's first concept albums, it is a satirical expression of frontman Frank Zappa's perception of American pop culture and the nascent freak scene of Los Angeles. It was also one of the earliest double albums in rock music, as well as the first two-record debut album. Frank Zappa is the leader and musical director of THE MOTHERS of invention. His performances in person with the group are rare. On a personal level, Freaking Out is a process whereby an individual casts off outmoded and restricting standards of thinking, dress, and social etiquette in order to express CREATIVELY his relationship to his immediate environment and the social structure as a whole. Less perceptive individuals have referred to us who have chosen this way of thinking and FEELING as Freaks hence the term: Freaking Out. Freak Out Frank Zappa. Released June 27, 1966. Freak Out Tracklist. This was the first album by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention. It was also one of the first double albums in rock music second only to Bob Dylans Blonde on Blonde and is cited as one of the first concept albums. In some ways, Freak Out can be seen as the first musical attempt at Surrealism. It features incredible instrumentation Orchestra, kazoo, vibraphone juxtaposed with the traditional rock band format. It attempts to have a song to appeal to everyone. This makes the album go all over the place. Frank Zappa - Freak Out 1966. To favorites 15 Download album. Listen album. Jazz-Rock Psychedelic Rock Experimental Rock. Frank Zappa. Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention. Avant-Rock Experimental Rock. Frank Zappa published a record of his most important influences on the inside cover of his debut album. This film explores the musical roots of Frank Zappa by putting The Freak Out List under the microscope and tracing the lineage from the most pivotal names therein to the recordings and performances of the man himself. This documentary covers early Zappa from formative years to Freak Out all the way through Waka Jawaka. What is interesting to me, someone who has been following, listening and reading about Zappa for 25 years, is that it also traced parallels of what was happening in trends in popular music at the time as it related to Zappa's direction. Listen free to Frank Zappa Freak Out Hungry Freaks, Daddy, I Ain't Got No Heart and more. 15 tracks 63:10. Realeased 1966, the first major label realease of Frank's group at the time and off and on through the 70's, The Mothers of Invention. Freak Out was a ground breaking album in it's day. Nobody had ever heard or a rock band putting out a double album for their debut in 1966, not to mention the music was way ahead of it's time, lyrically and musically. The music ranges from 20th century classical to doo-wop farce. A talent scout was out and about one night i. One of the most ambitious debuts in rock history, Freak Out was a seminal concept album that somehow foreshadowed both art rock and punk at the same time. Its four LP sides deconstruct rock conventions right and left, eventually pushing into territory inspired by avant-garde classical composers. The List. From Zappa Wiki Jawaka. Jump to: navigation, search. In the liner notes of Freak Out it says: These People Have Contributed Materially in Many Ways to Make Our Music What it is. Please Do Not Hold it Against them. followed by a long list of people. In an interview with Frank Kofsky in Jazz & Pop, 1967 FZ stated: That whole Freak Out album is to be as accessible as possible to the people who wanted to take the time to make it accessible. That list of names in there, if anybody were to research it, it would probably help them a great deal. Frank Zappa, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Barking Pumpkin Digital Gratification Consort. Them Or Us. Freak Out Frank Zappa, The Mothers Of Invention. Picnic in the Park Rock Hits. When an artist, regardless of his significance, lists his favourite musicians and performers it is usually met with little fanfare, as over time the names