The Frank Zappa: Four Decades of Commentaryby Richard Kostelanetz (Editor), John Rocco (Editor), Richard Kostelantz (Introduction), John Rocco (Editor)
The '60s produced many creative new musicians, but none was more inspirational, controversial, scatological, or creative than Frank Zappa. Beginning with his band, The Mothers of Invention, Zappa created music in a wide range of styles, from tape montage to light jazz to heavy metal rock to lovingly recreated doo-wop to satirical operas ... all in his own unique style. Zappa was an agent provocateur -- always pushing the envelope, amazing his fans while infuriating his critics. This book collects articles, reviews, interviews, and the full text of Zappa's famous testimony against the labeling of records before the United States Senate. It is a must for fan and foe alike!
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Companion is exactly that, a good book to round out your Zappa collection. It covers the whole gamut of his life and times, giving the reader, whether he is familiar with Zappa or not, an idea of who he was. Overall I enjoyed this book.