A short-haired Frank in a Miami Vice suit — what the hell is this?
Here is the most fascinating music story you’ll read all week. I was reading Frank Zappa’s 1989 autobiography recently and stumbled across ample evidence that the dude came up with a completely […]
Here we have RCA’s 1999 CD reprint of The Shaggs’ Philosophy of the World. Why not feature the original 1969 album? Because it’s pricey, and I don’t have a copy in my […]
Frank Zappa made records, lots of records. Trying to collect the complete Zappa is a nightmare, but it’s fun.
Holy Dick Cheney’s Situational Ethics, did Monday’s piece strike a nerve with some folks. A couple of sites have asked to republish it, which is nice, the traffic has been great, which […]
I love the Police. They are one of the very few bands on my “never made a bad album” list. Not even my beloved Bowie, Beatles, or Zappa can make that claim.
Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson was one of the true masters of the funk. He had both the style and the chops. You may never have heard of him (but I hope that you […]
One afternoon while we were organizing the cassette wall I learned the secret to Theresa’s celebrity indifference. A well known television actor walked up to her, and before he could ask for […]
The La Brea Tar Pits don’t figure into the collective imagination as much now as they did when I was a kid. Los Angeles’s bubbling puddle of goo always seemed to crop […]
Easy Action is the second album by the original Alice Cooper band on Frank Zappa’s Straight Records label. It was released just over seven months after their first, Pretties for You. Not […]