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ISBN13: 9780671705725
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The brash and outrageously funny autobiography of music legend Frank Zappa--now in trade paperback. Here is the real story of how he became the state of the art in weirdness, as only he can tell it: wild rock 'n' roll road stories, confrontations with bureaucratic idiocy, and more. Black-and-white photographs and line drawings throughout.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction Book? What Book?

1 How Weird Am I, Anyway?

2 There Goes the Neighborhood

3 An Alternative to College

4 Are We Having a Good Time Yet?

5 The Log Cabin

6 Send In the Clowns

7 Drool, Britannia

8 All About Music

9 A Chapter for My Dad

10 The One You've Been Waiting For

11 Sticks & Stones

12 America Drinks and Goes Marching

13 All About Schmucks

14 Marriage (as a Dada Concept)

15 "Porn Wars"

16 Church and State

17 Practical Conservatism

18 Failure

19 The Last Word

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412Scott, September 21, 2013 (view all comments by 412Scott)
This book always provides a laugh for me no matter how many times I re-read it. Zappa's amazingly candid anecdotes about playing and performing in the late 60's and early 70's are hilarious, though sometimes extremely vulgar, and yet still also poignant. Even more so, it's the sharp, at times even condescending view he shares about how rock music is so theatrical and vacant that makes this book so appealing. Add in his personal political battles with government-enforced censorship as well as the passages with his philosophical musings about computerized music and you end up with a book that could only have been made by Frank Zappa and likely can not ever be duplicated by anyone after him. Sure, some of the tech references are massively outdated, and actually I'm not even much of a fan of his music, really. But the way he relates his thinking and sense of humor completely win me over in this book and the topper is the very silly use of bold and italic typeface throughout the book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671705725
Introduction:
Zappa, Frank
With:
Occhiofrosso, Peter
Introduction by:
Zappa, Frank
Introduction:
Zappa, Frank
Author:
Zappa, Frank
Author:
Occhiofrosso, Peter
Publisher:
Fireside Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Rock
Subject:
Musicians
Subject:
Rock
Subject:
History & Criticism - By Composer
Subject:
Rock musicians
Subject:
Zappa, frank, 1940-1993
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Individual Composer & Musician
Subject:
Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Zappa, Frank
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
May 1990
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.94 x 5.75 in 17.57 oz

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