The Real Frank Zappa Book by Frank Zappa

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The Real Frank Zappa Book Read Online Free - The legendary Frank Zappa, one of the most influential, innovative and controversial musical artists for the past 20 years, takes us on a wild, funny trip through his life and times. Along the way, Zappa offers his inimitable views on many things such as art, politics and beer.

Title : The Real Frank Zappa Book
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ISBN : 0330316257
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Michael rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 07, 2016

The first third of this book is really Zappa talking in a tongue in cheek manner about his career. Unfortunately, the second two thirds is more or less ranting about people he didn't like, his politics in the 80s (which I mostly agreed with but that is NOT why I wanted to read this book) and we d...

Robin rated it ★★★☆☆

March 27, 2015

I greatly enjoyed the first part of this book. Zappa’s humorous look at his early years and musical experiences is entertaining and somewhat informative. As the book progresses, though, it becomes more of a series of rants against his various critics and pet peeves. Several of Zappa’s associates...

Katie rated it ★★★★★

January 09, 2009

Whether you like Frank Zappa's music or not (of course you do), I can't recommend this book is Hilarious (note the capital "H")...he had a terrific perspective on the world, and the most perfect sense of humor. I want to read it again just thinking about it.

East Bay J rated it ★★★★★

February 29, 2012

I started paging through The Real Frank Zappa Book in an effort to generate band name ideas and ended up reading the entire thing cover to cover. I attribute this to three things; Zappa had an interesting life, he had interesting things to say and he was able to talk about things in an interestin...

HeavyReader rated it ★★★★☆

February 10, 2014

I read this book so long ago. It belonged to my boyfriend at the time, Michael Schneider. We were on a road trip from New Orleans to Milwaukee, where he grew up. We were going to visit his family. I was meeting his family for the first time. We had car trouble and ended up getting stuck in Effingh...

Corey rated it ★★★☆☆

November 01, 2012

Let me say right off that I love Frank Zappa. His albums, especially 'Freak Out' and 'We're Only in it For the Money,' were part of the soundtrack of my youth. They added their own secret herbs to the olio of my musical personality. But this book is a disappointment. It's got way, way too much ab...

გვანცა rated it ★★★★☆

March 21, 2017

პოლიტიკის მიმართ ოდნავი ინტერესი მაინც რომ მქონდეს იმ ერთ ვარსკვლავს არ ჩამოვაკლებდი ამ ოქრო კაცს <3

L. rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 25, 2017

started out great, seemed to be full of delightful anecdotes and stories, but in the meantime transformed into boring babbling about pretty much everything. i prefer different streams of consciousness.

Michael rated it ★★★★★

November 09, 2007

This is a brilliant and very funny book. It has great insights into the current state of America, music, politics, televangelism, and much more. The biography of Zappa is only a small part of the book. The rest is devoted to his thought on various issues, and deserves reading. An excellent read!

Josh rated it ★★★★☆

July 15, 2008

Very important in my teenage years. Introduced me to a lot of important ideas, none so important as the John Cage bit: "If John Cage, for instance, says 'I'm putting a contact microphone on my throat, and I'm going to drink carrot juice, and that's my composition,' then his gurgling qualifies as...

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