Vol. 6 No. 3
By Richard C. Walls, pp 71-72
Vol. 6 No. 7
Frank Zappa vs. The Tooth Fairy:
It happened in the Hollywood Hills
nolo contendre by Ed Naha, pp 38-41, 76-77
Ten Years With The Mothers
The living room could be anyone's. A cheerful, grey-haired grandmother tries to coax her tiny grandson into a state of slumber. An older blonde boy sprawls on the couch and watches a re-run of Hee-Haw. Upstairs, a little girl patters about unseen. It's Los Angeles' answer to suburban Long Island. I sit in the corner, loading my tape recorder, awaiting the subject of this interview. Ozzie Nelson? Glen Campbell? Gerry Ford?
Nope. Frank Zappa.
As I slide the tape cartridge into the sputtering Sony, I try to envision Zappa's entrance. This has to be some sort of set up. Being a fan of Frank's for ten years, I just KNOW he'll do something bizarre. Maybe he'll throw up on the carpet. Or carry in a large stuffed giraffe with a likeness of Jimmy Carl Black strapped on its back. Or burn a carrot on a cross. (read more)
Vol. 7 No. 10
Vol. 8 No. 4
Zappa's been workin' on de railroad
(De Grand Funk Railroad, dat is!)
By Michael Davis, pp 34, 36-37, 68-69
Vol. 8 No. 7