3 x CLASSIC ZAPPA DOCUMENTARIES – NOW AVAILABLE AS A TRIPLE DISC SET
FRANK ZAPPA & MOI – IN THE 1960s
Critical review of the Mothers’ early output, focusing on the band's musical work in the 1960s. The film features contributions from a number of band members plus LA wild man Kim Fowley, biographer Billy James, Zappa academic Ben Watson, music journalist Richie Unterberger, and many others. Also includes a wealth of archive footage and interviews with Zappa himself and rare live performances
FRANK ZAPPA - The FREAK LOUT LIST
Documentary exploring the musical roots of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention's Freak Out! album, tracing Zappa's favourite musicians as listed on the album's liner notes. Based around archive film, performance footage, interviews with Frank and those close him, and analysis by esteemed experts, the film looks at the rich and varied musical lineage that influenced Zappa's recordings.
FROM STRAIGHT TO BIZARRE – ZAPPA, BEEFHEART, ALICE COOPER AND LA’s LUNATIC FRINGE
Desperate to remove himself from his original deal with Verve Records, in 1968 Frank Zappa set up the Bizarre and Straight labels in league with manger Herb Cohen. So began a string of releases which remain extraordinary in the extreme. This film tells the extraordinary story of these labels’ emergence, history and ultimate downfall.