Frank Zappa - American Composer

December 21, 1940, Baltimore, MD,
December 4, 1993, LA, CAL


Freak Out!

(Mothers of Invention) Feb-66

Absolutely Free

(Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention) Apr-67

We’re Only In It For The Money

(Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention) Sep-68

Lumpy Gravy

(Frank Zappa/Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra & Chorus) Dec-67

Cruising With Ruben & The Jets

(Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention) Nov-68

Uncle Meat

(Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention) Mar-69

Hot Rats

(Frank Zappa) Oct-69

Burnt Weeny Sandwich

(Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention) Feb-70

Weasels Ripped My Flesh

(Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention) Aug-70

Chunga’s Revenge

(Frank Zappa) Oct-70

“Fillmore East, June 1971”

(Frank Zappa/Mothers) Aug-71

200 Motels

(Frank Zappa) Oct-71

Just Another Band From LA

(Frank Zappa/Mothers) Mar-72


(Frank Zappa/Hot Rats) Jul-72

The Grand Wazoo

(Frank Zappa/Mothers) Nov-72

Over-Nite Sensation

(Frank Zappa/Mothers) Sep-73
the famous


(Frank Zappa) Mar-74

Roxy & Elsewhere

(Frank Zappa/Mothers) Jul-74

One Size Fits All

(Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention) Jun-75

Bongo Fury

(Zappa/Beefheart) Oct-75

Zoot Allures

(Frank Zappa) Oct-76

Zappa In New York

(Frank Zappa) Mar-78

Studio Tan

(Frank Zappa) Sep-78

Sleep Dirt

(Frank Zappa) Jan-79

Sheik Yerbouti

(Frank Zappa) Mar-79

Orchestral Favorites

(Frank Zappa) May-79

Joe’s Garage Act I

(Frank Zappa) Sep-79

Joe’s Garage Act II & III

(Frank Zappa) Nov-79

Tinseltown Rebellion

(Frank Zappa) May-81

Shut Up ’N Play Yer Guitar

(Frank Zappa) May-81

Shut Up ’N Play Yer Guitar Some More

(Frank Zappa) May-81

Return Of The Son Of Shut Up ’N Play Yer Guitar

(Frank Zappa) May-81

You Are What You Is

(Frank Zappa) Sep-81

Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch

(Frank Zappa) May-82

The Man From Utopia

(Frank Zappa) Mar-83

Baby Snakes

(Frank Zappa) Mar-83

London Symphony Orchestra Vol. I

(Frank Zappa) Jun-83

The Perfect Stranger

(Boulez/Zappa) Aug-84

Them Or Us

(Frank Zappa) Oct-84


(Frank Zappa) Nov-84

Francesco Zappa

(Frank Zappa) Nov-84

The Old Masters Box I

(Frank Zappa) Apr-85

Frank Zappa Meets The Mothers Of Prevention

(Frank Zappa) Nov-85

Does Humor Belong In Music?

(Frank Zappa) Jan-86

The Old Masters Box II

(Frank Zappa) Nov-86

Jazz From Hell

(Frank Zappa) Nov-86

London Symphony Orchestra Vol. II

(Frank Zappa) Jun-87

The Old Masters Box III

(Frank Zappa) Dec-87


(Frank Zappa) Apr-88

You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. I

(Frank Zappa) May-88

Broadway The Hard Way

(Frank Zappa) Oct-88

You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. II

(Frank Zappa) Oct-88

You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. III

(Frank Zappa) Nov-89

The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life

(Frank Zappa) Apr-91

Make A Jazz Noise Here

(Frank Zappa) Jun-91

You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. IV

(Frank Zappa) Jun-91

You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. V

(Frank Zappa) Jul-92

You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol. VI

(Frank Zappa) Jul-92

Playground Psychotics

(Frank Zappa/Mothers) Nov-92

Ahead Of Their Time

(Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention) Mar-93

The Yellow Shark

(Frank Zappa/Ensemble Modern) Oct-93

Civilization Phaze III

(Frank Zappa) Dec-94

The Lost Episodes

(Frank Zappa) Feb-96


(Frank Zappa) Sep-96

Frank Zappa Plays The Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute

(Frank Zappa) Nov-96

Have I Offended Someone?

(Frank Zappa) May-97

Additional and Unofficial Records:

Es gibt eine schier unglaubliche Anzahl von Zappa-Bootlegs. Angesichts der ohnehin großen Anzahl von Alben, die er produziert hat, ist das beinahe überflüssig. Aber die Cover sind zum Teil sehr schön.

Conceptual Continuity As An Am

American Pageant - Nullis Pretii

(Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention) — Absolutely Free, Hungry Freaks Daddy, It Can’t Happen Here, Duke of Prunes, Call Any Vegetable, The Idiot Bastard Son, Mother People

Berlin 1978 Saarbrücken 1978

Live at The Ark, Boston 1968

(Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention) — Big Leg Emma, Some Ballet Music, Status Back Baby, Valarie, My Guitar, Uncle Meat/King Kong

Boot the Beats Miami Matinee

’Tis the Season to be Jelly - Live in Sweden 1967

(Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention) — You Didn’t Try to Call Me, Petrouschka, Bristol Stomp, Baby Love, Big Leg Emma, No Matter What You Do (Tschaikovsky’s 6th), Blue Suede Shoes, Hound Dog, Gee, King Kong, It Can’t Happen Here

Welcome to the Mudd Clubb Stream Flash Conservation

Unmitigated Audicity - Live at Notre Dame University May 12, 1974

(Frank Zappa/Mothers of Invention) — Untitled Instrumental (Dupree’s Paradise), It Can’t Happen Here, Hungry Freaks Daddy, You’re Probably Wondering Why O’m Here, How Could I Be Such a Fool, Ain’t Got No Heart, I’m Not Satisfied, Wowie Zowie, Let’s Make The Water Turn Black, Harry, You’re a Beast, Oh No, I Don’t Believe It, More Trouble Coming Every Day, Louie Louie, Camarillo Brillo

Leatherette Invocations

The Eyes of Osaka Punkys

Realistic Dream Rubber Slices


200 Motels


Baby Snakes


Uncle Meat


Homevideo & TV

A Token Of My Extreme


Dub Room Special


Does Humor Belong In Music?


The True Story Of 200 Motels


Amazing Mr. Bickford


Video From Hell


Books and other Material:

Frank Zappa: The Real Frank Zappa Book

1989 Poseidon Press/Simon & Schuster

Frank Zappa: Them Or Us

1984 Barfko-Swill

Frank Zappa: Plastic People. Songbuch

Deutsch von Carl Weissner, Zweitausendeins, Frankfurt - 1977

Frank Zappa: Da Werdz. Songbuch

vom Autor handschriftlich korrigierte und ergänzte Ausgabe, Deutsch von Carl Weissner, Zweitausendeins, Frankfurt 1977-1994
official site at

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