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Articles about Frank Zappa:

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Albums Zappa produced:

Films starring Frank Zappa:

  • The World's Greatest Sinner (1962): A B-movie Zappa wrote the soundtrack for.
  • Run Home Slow (1965): Zappa wrote the music for this B-western.
  • Head (1968): He has a small cameo in this bizarre comedy starring The Monkees.
  • Medium Cool (1969): A film classic with music by Zappa and The Mothers of Invention in some scenes. The film director, Haskell Wexler, also worked with Zappa on the low-budget movie "Uncle Meat".
  • 200 Motels (1971): A satirical movie about life of a rock band on the road, mostly starring the Mothers themselves, Keith Moon, Ringo Starr, Pamela des Barres but in which Zappa himself is hardly in it.
  • Baby Snakes (1979): Almost three hour long concert movie of Zappa's Halloween shows in 1977.
  • Does Humor Belong in Music? (1985): A direct-to-video concert movie release.
  • Uncle Meat (1988): A video with home footage from 1971 and 1988, intercut with far more interesting footage of a Mothers concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 1968.


People associated with Zappa:

  • Captain Beefheart
  • Bruce Bickford
  • Tim Buckley: the folk singer recorded five albums for Zappa's labels Straight and Disc Reet.
  • Pierre Boulez
  • Alice Cooper: the rock singer recorded three albums for Zappa's Straight Records and considers Frank a mentor, as Zappa's career advice helped shape him into the figure he's become today.
  • Ted Nugent: the rock guitarist recorded two albums for Zappa's Straight Records, and the two were on friendly terms, owing to a shared dislike of drug use.
  • Cal Schenkel

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