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Frank Zappa - Them Or Us (1984) [VideoArts, Japan]

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Frank Zappa - Them Or Us (1984) [VideoArts, Japan]

Frank Zappa - Them Or Us (1984)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | VideoArts, VACK-1255 | ~ 497 or 168 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 36 Mb
Hard Rock, Avantgarde, Art Rock, Doo Wop

Released in October 1984, Them or Us is Frank Zappa's last studio rock album (unless one counts Thing-Fish). It contains a little of everything for everyone, but most of all it has that cold and dry early-'80s feel that made this and other albums like The Man From Utopia and Frank Zappa Meets the Mothers of Prevention sound dated pretty quickly. The record begins and ends with covers…

Frank Zappa - Francesco Zappa (1984) [VideoArts, Japan]

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Frank Zappa - Francesco Zappa (1984) [VideoArts, Japan]

Frank Zappa - Francesco Zappa (1984)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | VideoArts, VACK-1254 | ~ 167 or 90 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 22 Mb
Classical, Avant-Garde

This is chamber music written by an 18th century Italian composer who may or may not have been an ancestor of Frank Zappa. The younger Zappa discovered the music at the music library at the University of California at Berkeley and programmed it into his Synclavier. The result is pleasant-enough European classical music with an electronic twinge – in the same category as Switched-On Bach.

Frank Zappa - The Man From Utopia (1983) [VideoArts, Japan]

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Frank Zappa - The Man From Utopia (1983) [VideoArts, Japan]

Frank Zappa - The Man From Utopia (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | VideoArts, VACK-1244 | ~ 275 or 96 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 27 Mb
Fusion, Hard Rock, Avantgarde, Classic Rock

This album presents a mix of studio tracks and altered live recordings from Frank Zappa's hard rock period. The tone is definitely less rock-oriented than on Them or Us, only "Stick Together" and "Cocaine Decisions" qualifying as such…

Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes (1983) [VideoArts, Japan]

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Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes (1983) [VideoArts, Japan]

Frank Zappa - Baby Snakes (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | VideoArts, VACK-1245 | ~ 265 or86 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 17 Mb
Soundtrack, Jazz-Rock, Avantgarde, Prog Rock, Parody

This short but delectably sweet release is for most intents and purposes the soundtrack to the Frank Zappa concert film of the same name. Both were captured on location at New York City's Palladium (formerly the Academy of Music) in 1977, during the artist's brief yearly residency in the Big Apple in and around Halloween…

Frank Zappa - Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch (1982) [VideoArts, Japan]

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Frank Zappa - Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch (1982) [VideoArts, Japan]

Frank Zappa - Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch (1982)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | VideoArts, VACK-1243 | ~ 247 or 81 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 14 Mb
Experimental Rock / Art Rock / Avantgarde

Released in May 1982, Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch marks Frank Zappa's entrance into the 1980s. From this point on, his rock records would focus on single, simple rock songs (the previous year's You Are What You Is had them organized in interconnecting suites) with occasionally more complex instrumental numbers…

Frank Zappa - You Are What You Is (1981) [VideoArts, Japan]

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Frank Zappa - You Are What You Is (1981) [VideoArts, Japan]

Frank Zappa - You Are What You Is (1981)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | VideoArts, VACK-1242 | ~ 513 or 164 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 41 Mb
Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Avantgarde

You Are What You Is was another of Frank Zappa's periodic post-Over-Nite Sensation efforts that concentrated on tight songwriting supported by satirical lyrics. Originally a two-record set featuring 20 songs, You Are What You Is skewered a variety of targets, from teenagers, punk rock, disco, and country music to the media, yuppies, the beauty-and-fitness industry, upper-class vice, religious hypocrisy, suicide, and the military draft – all the trappings of Reagan-era America…

Frank Zappa - Tinseltown Rebellion (1981) [VideoArts, Japan]

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Frank Zappa - Tinseltown Rebellion (1981) [VideoArts, Japan]

Frank Zappa - Tinseltown Rebellion (1981)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | VideoArts, VACK-1241 | ~ 480 or 160 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 45 Mb
Math Rock, Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock

An uneven, nearly all-live double-record set, Tinseltown Rebellion mixes new material and versions of Zappa oldies like "Love of My Life," "I Ain't Got No Heart," "Tell Me You Love Me," "Brown Shoes Don't Make It," and a reworked "Peaches en Regalia," titled "Peaches III." These songs, as well as the band's stellar instrumental work, provide the album's best moments…

Frank Zappa - Sleep Dirt (1979) [VideoArts, Japan]

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Frank Zappa - Sleep Dirt (1979) [VideoArts, Japan]

Frank Zappa - Sleep Dirt (1979))
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | VideoArts, VACK-1235 | ~ 264 or 92 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 5.54 Mb
Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock

The material on this album was originally was intended to be part of a four-record set called Läther, prepared for release in 1977. Then Frank Zappa got into a disagreement with his record company, Warner Bros., and Läther was split up into several different releases as part of a contractual agreement. The results were dumped on the market in 1978 and 1979, while Zappa moved on to his own record label…

Frank Zappa - Orchestral Favorites (1979) [VideoArts, Japan]

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Frank Zappa - Orchestral Favorites (1979) [VideoArts, Japan]

Frank Zappa - Orchestral Favorites (1979))
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | VideoArts, VACK-1237 | ~ 215 or 80 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 23 Mb
Jazz-Rock, Avantgarde, Prog Rock, Symphonic Rock

The material on this album originally was intended to be part of a four-record set called Läther, prepared for release in 1977. Then Frank Zappa got into a disagreement with his record company, Warner Bros., and Läther was split up into several different releases as part of a contractual agreement. The results were dumped on the market during 1978 and 1979, while Zappa moved on to his own record label…

Frank Zappa - Waka / Jawaka (1972) [VideoArts, Japan]

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Frank Zappa - Waka / Jawaka (1972) [VideoArts, Japan]

Frank Zappa - Waka / Jawaka (1972)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | VideoArts, VACK-1215 | ~ 246 or 86 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 11 Mb
Progressive Rock / Jazz-Rock

When Frank Zappa found himself stuck in a wheelchair for most of the year 1972 (after a "fan" pushed him off the stage in December of the previous year), he relieved his band (including singers Flo & Eddie) of its duties and turned to studio work. One of the first things he tried was to write jazz fusion music scored for wider instrumentation than an average rock band. Waka/Jawaka was conceived in parallel to The Grand Wazoo, but with fewer players…

Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Just Another Band From L.A. (1972) [VideoArts, Japan]

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Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Just Another Band From L.A. (1972) [VideoArts, Japan]

Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Just Another Band From L.A. (1972)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | VideoArts, VACK-1214 | ~ 292 or 107 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 40 Mb
Avantgarde, Experimental, Parody

Just Another Band From L.A. was recorded live at the Pauley Pavillion, UCLA (Los Angeles), on August 7, 1971. Released in early 1972, it is the last album to document the Mothers of Invention lineup that included singers Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan (aka Flo & Eddie)…

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970) [VideoArts, Japan]

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Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970) [VideoArts, Japan]

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Weasels Ripped My Flesh (1970)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | VideoArts, VACK-1211 | ~ 275 or 102 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 25 Mb
Blues Rock, Free Jazz, Fusion, Avantgarde

A fascinating collection of mostly instrumental live and studio material recorded by the original Mothers of Invention, complete with horn section, from 1967-1969, Weasels Ripped My Flesh segues unpredictably between arty experimentation and traditional song structures…

Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge (1970) [VideoArts, Japan]

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Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge (1970) [VideoArts, Japan]

Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge (1970)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | VideoArts, VACK-1212 | ~ 280 or 96 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 43 Mb
Blues Rock, Avantgarde, Prog Rock

Chunga's Revenge marks the debut of Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan (among several other musicians) with the Mothers, and while their schtick has not reached the graphic proportions it later would, the thematic obsessions of the 200 Motels period are foreshadowed on tracks like "Road Ladies" and "Would You Go All the Way?"…

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Burnt Weeny Sandwich (1970) [VideoArts, Japan]

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Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Burnt Weeny Sandwich (1970) [VideoArts, Japan]

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Burnt Weeny Sandwich (1970)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | VideoArts, VACK-1210 | ~ 262 or 98 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 82 Mb
Fusion, Avantgarde, Jazz-Rock

Burnt Weeny Sandwich is the first of two albums by the Mothers of Invention that Frank Zappa released in 1970, after he had disbanded the original lineup. While Weasels Ripped My Flesh focuses on complex material and improvised stage madness, this collection of studio and live recordings summarizes the leader's various interests and influences at the time…

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Uncle Meat (1969) [VideoArts, Japan]

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Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention  - Uncle Meat (1969) [VideoArts, Japan]

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Uncle Meat (1969)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2002 | VideoArts, VACK-1208 | ~ 751 or 285 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 87 Mb
Art Rock, Avantgarde, Experimental, Dialogue

Just three years into their recording career, the Mothers of Invention released their second double album, Uncle Meat, which began life as the largely instrumental soundtrack to an unfinished film. It's essentially a transitional work, but it's a fascinating one, showcasing Frank Zappa's ever-increasing compositional dexterity and the Mothers' emerging instrumental prowess…