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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:08 am 
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Desert island book question. Haven't read a lot about FZ and probably wanting more of an autobiography unless there's one book that beats all others...


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:38 pm 
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The Real Frank Zappa Book by Frank Zappa.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:03 pm 
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I like the reference books that you can go back to again and again. The massive The Big Note by Charles Ulrich that came out last year will keep you good company on your desert island (I owned the Big Note for a little over four months last year before that and all my other possessions were destroyed in the Camp Fire. I had barely scratched the surface in that treasure trove of information during that time). I also like Cosmik Debris by Greg Russo, another good reference book. Having said that, the Real Frank Zappa Book is essential if you are an FZ fan.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:05 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:19 pm 
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and if you have room for a little one

The Frank Zappa
Plastic People
Sungbuch
Zweitausendeins
Deutsch von Carl Weissner

contains the lyrics of the songs from the albums Freak Out through to Bongo Fury
in German and English.....learn German - English on your desert island getaway.....

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:37 pm 
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Gray_Ghost wrote:
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and if you have room for a little one

The Frank Zappa
Plastic People
Sungbuch
Zweitausendeins
Deutsch von Carl Weissner

contains the lyrics of the songs from the albums Freak Out through to Bongo Fury
in German and English.....learn German - English on your desert island getaway.....


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:59 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:25 pm 
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Another vote for TRFZ Book

i have two and gave one to my son :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:00 pm 
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#2 Electric Don Quixote
Neil Slaven
Kindle book
Fills in some gaps of Real Zappa Book


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:24 pm 
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Melania Trump wrote:
Another vote for TRFZ Book

i have two and gave one to my son :mrgreen:

That must have made Barron very happy. :)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:13 am 
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if airport security is lax, you may be able to slip in the companion to
The Frank Zappa
Plastic People
Sungbuch

Frank Zappa
ZONX
Zweitausendeins
Deutsch von Carl Weissner
contains the lyrics of the songs from the albums Zoot Alures through to Them or Us + extras
in German and English again to further you education whilst in exile.....

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:45 am 
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Thank you to all who responded. I've ordered TRFZ. Been on a RnR reading binge lately. Just finished up Life - Keith Richards and I'll Sleep When I'm Dead - Warren Zevon. Both excellent IMO. Thanks again...


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:45 am 
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I second the 2nd vote for
#2 Electric Don Quixote
by Neil Slaven
A great read


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Melania Trump wrote:
I second the 2nd vote for
#2 Electric Don Quixote
by Neil Slaven
A great read

"Neil Slaven is one of Britain's leading authorities on the blues"
... but he doesn't actually play the blues?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:18 pm 
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Finished re-reading the Slaven book. It serves as a good reference and even has an index. The very last few pages were unnecessary. The world reacting to Zappa death. Sort of irrelevant, even in 96 when the book came out. I would have ended it with three selected Zappa quotes, if it needed that even.


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