A list to end all lists - defining the artistry and inspirations behind one of Rock and Roll's most respected creative forces - Frank Zappa. Artisticroots grow deep where Frank Zappa was concerned. Whenhe elucidated to the world his many and varied inspirations on the inside cover of his debut album, publishing a personal record of respected artists for all to see, Zappa created a road map to the music he was able to create over the following forty years. This electrifying film places Zappa's Freak-Out list under the musicmicroscope, going to great lengths to investigate the pivotal artists that influenced Zappa's early career,expertly incorporating performances and recordings of Zappa's vast body of work. Featuring rare footage of Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, exclusive interviews with Ian Underwood, Don Preston and George Duke as well as 1950s Doo Wop legends The Cadillacs. Also included are illuminating contributions from Zappa biographers Ben Watson and Greg Russo, Edgar Varese biographer Alan Clayson, experimental modern music historian Professor David Nicholls, soul and R'n'B expert Robert Pruter and many others. Exclusive to this DVD: look out for the dynamic featurette detailing 'Frank Zappa's Record Collection', further elucidating the great artist's intensely eclectic musical appetites.
Number of Discs: 1
Region: 4 (Australia & New Zealand)
Released: 4th April 2012
Running Time: 87 mins