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The official podcast devoted to chronicling the life and work of American Composer Frank Zappa.

The official podcast devoted to chronicling the life and work of American Composer Frank Zappa.

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United States

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The official podcast devoted to chronicling the life and work of American Composer Frank Zappa.

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@zappa

Language:

English


Episodes

Robert Martin from Philadelphia

3/19/2021
Host Scott Parker and producer Phil Surkis are joined by multi-instrumentalist and vocal monster, Robert Martin. Martin was in every Zappa band from 1981 through 1988, and is still very involved in Frank's music as part of the "The Zappa Band". Martin discusses his early career playing on classic Philly soul tracks, how he auditioned for Frank, and his thoughts on the often discussed '88 tour. For all things FZ visit The Official Frank Zappa website. www.zappa.com Keep the conversation...

Duration:00:55:43

Questions, Questions, Questions with Ahmet & Joe

2/2/2021
New year, new ZappaCast! What's in store for 2021? Host Scott Parker and producer Phil Surkis are joined by Ahmet Zappa and Joe "Vaultmeister" Travers , as they answer all manner of FZ related questions from near and far. Are some of their answers serious and loaded with secret underground candy-rock psychedelic profundities? Maybe. For all things FZ visit The Official Frank Zappa website. www.zappa.com Keep the conversation going on Twitter and Instagram. ZappaCast is: Created & Hosted...

Duration:00:51:36

Directly From Alex Winter's Heart To You

11/20/2020
"Franksgiving" is almost here! To celebrate this momentous occasion, host Scott Parker and producer Phil Surkis welcome Alex Winter, Ahmet Zappa and Joe Travers to the ZappaCast. The conversation takes a deep dive into the making of Winter's extraordinary new documentary, ZAPPA. ZAPPA will be released by Magnolia Films in the U.S. on November 27th, 2020, in select theaters and On Demand. For all things FZ visit The Official Frank Zappa website. www.zappa.com Keep the conversation going on...

Duration:00:53:04

Joe’s Barrage: The Vaultmeister Speaks

9/21/2020
Scott Parker welcomes back Joe ”Vaultmeister” Travers, and Zappacast producer Phil Surkis. Joe shares the real deal behind the recent Mothers 1970 box, and the imminent Halloween 1981 box. Deep cut: Joe shares about his ultimate FZ fanboy life as the drummer for The Zappa Band. For all things FZ, including the Halloween ‘81 box, visit The Official Frank Zappa website. Keep the conversation going on Twitter and Instagram. ZappaCast is: Created & Hosted by Scott Parker Produced by Phil...

Duration:00:58:59

Do Politics Belong In Music?

8/26/2020
As the US enters the most high stakes political season of modern times, ZappaCast takes a deep dive into Frank Zappa's political songs, as well as a listen to a few eerily prescient interviews. Host Scott Parker welcomes Ed Komara, and new ZappaCast producer, Phil Surkis, to the panel. So remember, register to vote, run for office, and listen to this podcast. For all things FZ, visit The Official Frank Zappa website. Keep the conversation going on Twitter and Instagram. ZappaCast...

Duration:00:58:04

More with Mick Ekers!

6/9/2020
Well hiya! Here we have more fun and merriment -- more with our very own Mick Ekers, who chats with Scott and Ian about his must-have book ZAPPA GEAR! Splodgeness Abounds? Maybe, if we knew what that meant! In any case, get thee to a bookstore (if they're open!) or to your favorite online retailer and get your copy of ZAPPA GEAR right NOW!!! The official Frank Zappa website Host: Scott Parker Produced by Scott Parker in cooperation with The Zappa Family Trust Contact ZappaCast:...

Duration:01:09:52

Mick Ekers Talks Zappa Gear

3/9/2020
Happy 2020, ZappaCasters! In this episode, we are proud to make our very own MICK EKERS the star of the show as he talks about his long-awaited new book, ZAPPA GEAR! This authorized look at the guitars, amps, effects and other musical equipment is NOT TO BE MISSED! Grab yourself a copy NOW!!! Yet more hoopla abounds!!! Mick Ekers on Twitter The Zappa Gear book website The official Frank Zappa website Host: Scott Parker Produced by Scott Parker in cooperation with The Zappa Family...

Duration:01:33:14

The Hot Rats Sessions!

12/28/2019
We're a little podcast with our hair gassed back! Yes folks, the ZappaCast returns with that grooviest of groovies, Vaultmeister Joe Travers, as he and Scott discuss THE HOT RATS SESSIONS, a massive 6-CD box set that has just been released! Get yours now! Over two hours of your questions answered and more! The is a big one folks, so come in and enjoy! The official Frank Zappa website Host: Scott Parker Produced by Scott Parker in cooperation with The Zappa Family Trust Contact ZappaCast:...

Duration:02:06:33

Halloween '73!!

10/23/2019
Well well well, look what's back! Yes, yes, it's the ZAPPACAST! After a lengthy break, we are back with a VERY SPECIAL Halloween episode just for you! And once again, we are glad to feature as our guest the Vaultmeister JOE TRAVERS, in the first of a two-part discussion as he and Scott chat about the new album HALLOWEEN '73!! This features five discs of glorious 1973 goodness, brought to you by FZ and the beloved "Roxy lineup" of the Mothers. Go to Zappa.com now and try 'er out!! The...

Duration:01:19:51

ZINY 40th & The Hologram Tour with Joe Travers!

4/1/2019
Howdy once again, folks! This time around, the ZappaCast is serving up another SPECIAL TREAT -- Vaultmeister Joe Travers joins us to talk about the Hologram Tour (coming soon to a city near you!), the Deluxe reissue of Zappa In New York (SUDDENLY AVAILABLE!) and much, much more! Whatcha waitin' for? Dive in to the ZappaCast, kids! The official Frank Zappa website Host: Scott Parker Produced by Scott Parker in cooperation with The Zappa Family Trust Contact ZappaCast: moi1969@snet.net

Duration:01:29:59

Lumpy Gravy and We’re Only In It For The Money at 50!

9/21/2018
The official Frank Zappa website Host: Scott Parker Produced by Scott Parker in cooperation with The Zappa Family Trust Contact ZappaCast: moi1969@snet.net

Duration:01:49:51

Zappa And The Blues

6/19/2018
The official Frank Zappa website Host: Scott Parker Produced by Scott Parker in cooperation with The Zappa Family Trust Contact ZappaCast: moi1969@snet.net

Duration:02:18:12

More Fun With Ahmet Zappa!

4/19/2018
The official Frank Zappa website Host: Scott Parker Produced by Scott Parker in cooperation with The Zappa Family Trust Contact ZappaCast: moi1969@snet.net

Duration:01:40:41

The Roxy Performances!

3/2/2018
Look who’s talking again! It’s none other than the Vaultmeister, Joe Travers! Joe took some time off from his job pounding them pagan skins for Joe Satriani to chat about the fantastic new box set, THE ROXY PERFORMANCES! The box features all of the shows Frank Zappa and his Mothers performed for film cameras and some lucky fans at the Roxt in scenic downtown Hollywood in December of 1973 PLUS lots of bonus material – soundchecks, rehearsals and the Bolic Sound Studios session! A truly...

Duration:01:59:14

Ladies And Gentlemen, Ahmet Zappa!

1/1/2018
It's been a long time coming but we've done it! Ahmet Zappa, head of the Zappa Family Trust and a Very Wonderful Guy, joins us for a chat about the State Of The Zappa Union, the legacy of his mother Gail and much more! Plus listener questions answered! Come on down and get on down with the ZappaCast! The musical selections heard in this episode: “Rat Tomago” (Sheik Yerbouti) “Cheepnis” (Roxy By Proxy) “Chalk Pie” (Guitar) “Catholic Girls” (Have I Offended Someone?) “Sleep Dirt”...

Duration:02:02:31

Halloween '77 with Thomas Nordegg!

10/17/2017
Salutations, ZappaCast hobgoblins!!! Yes indeedy folks, the ZappaCast celebrates ZAPPAWEEN (it's a holiday now!) with a most special show, featuring the treat that is an interview with Zappa road crew personage extraordinaire, THOMAS NORDEGG!! Thomas sits down with Scott and the Vaultmeister (Mr. Joe Travers) for a wide-ranging interview covering his time with FZ. Also, you will be treated to a sneak preview of tracks from the latest official Frank Zappa release, Halloween '77!!! This box...

Duration:02:28:56

Happy 50th, Absolutely Free!

10/6/2017
Greetings once again, loyal ZappaCasters! In this episode we look back on the ABSOLUTELY FREE album, which celebrates its 50th birthday in 2017! Lots of groovy tunage and other audio wonderment on offer here PLUS a sneak preview of the new vinyl reissue of ABSOLUTELY FREE in stores October 6th! Come on over to the ZappaCast -- it's Absolutely Free! The official Frank Zappa website Host: Scott Parker Produced by Scott Parker in cooperation with The Zappa Family Trust Contact ZappaCast:...

Duration:01:20:09

Freak Out at 51!

6/13/2017
Happy New Year, ZappaCasters! OK, it's only six months late but better late than never! In this special episode, we salute the 51st Anniversary of the Freak Out! album, with live performances of nearly the entire album from 1966 through 1988! FZ talks about the album and its impact between the selections. It's great to be back -- now get ready to FREAK OUT! with the ZappaCast! The official Frank Zappa website Host: Scott Parker Produced by Scott Parker in cooperation with The Zappa Family...

Duration:01:43:19

Your Zappadan and Christmas present -- Mike Keneally!

12/23/2016
Yes, folks, Christmas time is here again, and Zappadan is upon us as well! And boy do we have a treat for you -- none other than the mighty and majestic Mike Keneally!!! Mike chats with us about Frank (of course), his intimidatingly wonderful solo career, Nigey Lennon, the time he kicked in a window at Tower Records and more! Plus the Vaultmeister Joe Travers makes a guest appearance! Much to ponder here folks. Dig in!!! And happy holidays from the ZappaCast team!!! The official Frank Zappa...

Duration:02:56:41