Sunday, January 22, 2017


  • cosmik debris (the return of the son of revised)by greg russo
(2017, book, usa, crossfire publications)
(2017, book, uk, gonzo multimedia)

The above picture is the book cover of Greg Russo's revised edition of "Cosmik Debris".
The book got originally published in 1998 and did already receive some updates, but this new edition has some major changes.

Greg adds :

Here are some of the many interesting items shown unedited for the first time in Cosmik Debris:

  • The Look Magazine article that interested Zappa in the music of Edgard Varèse
  • The Varèse and Stravinsky LPs that became Zappa's first album purchases
  • The complete rundown of the Pal/Studio Z era (1961-1965)
  • The Brian Lord and Junier Mintz singles that all other books claim weren't released!
  • The infamous 1965 'Studio Z raid' front page article in the Ontario Daily Report newspaper
  • A detailed analysis of the classical composers that influenced Frank Zappa
  • 'Conceptual Continuity Clues' for each album
  • The most complete gig list ever!
  • An absolutely amazing discography and session list going up to the end of 2016

Available as a book from Crossfire Publications ( and from Gonzo Multimedia (later this month).
Also available in pdf format.

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