Wednesday, January 21, 2009

FZ & THE MOI - In The Sixties

  • frank zappa and the mothers of invention: in the 1960s
    (2008, dvd, uk, chrome dreams)
You know about Chrome Dream's recent "Frank Zappa's Jukebox" release, don't you? That was great. That was fun. Well, here's another Chrome Dreams release and this one's even better.
You get over two hours of video fragments (including the famous Bicycle Concerto at the Steve Allen Show) and interviews with both music journalists / biographers and musicians, and these give you a great insight on how The Mothers and Frank Zappa thought, worked, performed and recorded.
You don't just get the opinions and insights of Billy James and Ben Watson, but you get some great interviews with Don Preston, Bunk Gardner, Art Tripp, and the late Jimmy Carl Black as well. And these guys were there when it all happened.
I enjoyed every minute of this documentary.
With "Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention - In The Sixties", you're on the front row, taking a journey from Freak Out to Uncle Meat. I'll be playing each of these albums again the next couple of days, that's for sure.
Highly recommended!!

1 comment:

  1. Heh, as it happens, I received my copy just this morning! Will be viewing this evening.