Frank Zappa

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'Frank didn't adhere to any movements': behind the Zappa documentary
A new film aims to reflect the unusual life and career of Frank Zappa with help from his family and those who knew him best

Jim Farber

25, Nov, 2020 @8:09 AM

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Keith Tippett obituary
Brilliant jazz pianist and composer who could make the outlands of modern music feel like the most hospitable of places

John Fordham

17, Jun, 2020 @4:22 PM

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'He was a musical warlock': reflecting on Frank Zappa's greatest album at 50
The 50th anniversary of the experimental musician’s album Hot Rats carries with it resurfaced material and a re-examination of its finer points

Jim Farber

13, Dec, 2019 @7:15 AM

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Back to life, back to virtual reality as music stars return to stage as holograms
As a Whitney Houston 3D tour is announced, the race is on to make hi-tech concerts just like the real thing

Vanessa Thorpe

25, May, 2019 @3:00 PM

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The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa review – toking poodles and holographic necromancy
The latest star to be resurrected as a hologram is beamed in for a gloriously garish night of uncanny jazz-rock revelry

Graeme Virtue

10, May, 2019 @10:43 AM

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Giant nappies, CD burning and 'perv bops': when girl bands go wrong
The history of girl group’s problematic pasts, from the shocking undertones of teen punks Bow Wow Wow to boycotting presidents and bloodied tampons

Leonie Cooper

08, Jan, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Kicking up a stink on Record Store Day | Letters
Letters: Record buying | Inventing country rock | Like Frank Zappa | At the Tate | Prince Charles and the unBritish | Cotton buds

Brief letters

22, Apr, 2018 @5:23 PM

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Record Store Day 2018: the exclusive releases in full
From Abba to Zero 7, the 500 singles, EPs, LPs and cassettes released for the annual celebration of independent record shops

Guardian music

07, Mar, 2018 @2:57 PM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about rendezvous
Artists ready to meet up for this week’s date include Basement Jaxx, Canned Heat, Frank Zappa and the Rolling Stones

George Boyland

08, Feb, 2018 @12:00 PM

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Cosmik debris: Frank Zappa's son reveals details of hologram tour
Using unseen footage from the 1970s, the tour will take to the road later this year, with Zappa’s long-term band members

Laura Snapes

06, Feb, 2018 @10:51 AM

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Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words review – portrait of a musical revolutionary
The rock star and provocateur is imperturbably articulate and droll in this entertaining documentary made of archive footage and interview clips

Peter Bradshaw at the International Documentary film festival Amsterdam

21, Nov, 2016 @3:42 PM

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Never wear a cravat with brown shoes | Letters
Letters: Ed Balls | Brown shoes | Cravats | Quick Crossword


04, Sep, 2016 @6:45 PM

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