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Synopsis: The legendary Frank Zappa, one of the most influential, innovative and controversial musical artists for the past 20 years, takes us on a wild, funny trip through his life and times. Along the way, Zappa offers his inimitable views on many things such as art, politics and beer.
Review: This is the second-best way to expose yourself to the particular genius of Frank Zappa (music is the best, after all)--through his own words. In addition to being an idiosyncratic American composer of some degree of controversy, Zappa was an orator of no small ability or scope. He was known for his ability to expound at great length (and to hilarious effect) on any number of topics. The Real Frank Zappa Book faithfully captures this side of its author, composed of essays on everything from his background and upbringing, to politics, capitalism, and raising children. Zappa takes the opportunity to dispel some of the most pervasive rumors that surrounded him right up to (and even persist after) his death in 1993 (no he didn't do drugs, or sleep with all those groupies). If you're familiar with the man, you will be able to hear his distinctive enunciations (aided by the bold-facing of certain words and Zappaisms) as you read the assorted road stories, his views on making music for a living, and scenes from two--count them, two--organized hearings on obscenity in music. Of course, the chapter titles speak for themselves and include such Zappa winners as "All About Schmucks," "Marriage (As a Dada Concept)," and "America Drinks and Goes Marching."
Title: The Real Frank Zappa Book
Publisher: Poseidon Press
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Cover Missing. Bookseller Inventory # G067163870XI5N01
Book Description Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G067163870XI5N00
Book Description Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Bookseller Inventory # G067163870XI3N00
Book Description Book Condition: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Bookseller Inventory # 34FG2J000CZS_ns
Book Description Poseidon Press. Book Condition: Acceptable. A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover or binding but integrity is still intact. There might be writing in the margins, possibly underlining and highlighting of text, but no missing pages or anything that would compromise the legibility or understanding of the text. Bookseller Inventory # 06-F-001499
Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. Cover has some rubbing and edge wear. Access codes, CDs, and other accessories may not be included. All items ship Mon-Fri. Bookseller Inventory # 2Y680G0055FX
Book Description Book Condition: Acceptable. Book Condition: Acceptable. Bookseller Inventory # 97806716387025.0
Book Description Book Condition: Good. The Real Frank Zappa Book. Bookseller Inventory # SKU0434669
Book Description Poseidon Press, 1989. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition. A well-used copy of Zappa's unconventional views on music and life. Binding slightly cocked, some pages stained; dust jacket (price intact) is in Brodart wrapper. First printing with copyright page number line complete from "1." We ship all books carefully and securely in sturdy cartons, never in mailing bags. Overweight book will require additional postage for foreign shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 003746
Book Description Poseidon Press, 1989. Book Condition: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Bookseller Inventory # 9780671638702-3