The Big Note: A Guide to the Recordings of Frank Zappa

The Big Note: A Guide to the Recordings of Frank Zappa

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The Big Note is the complete guide to the music of Frank Zappa —, providing detailed notes about 1800+ tracks on 100 albums recorded over 35 years, backed up by more than 1,600 citations.

Based on hundreds of interviews, letters, and e–mail correspondences with scores of musicians, singers, engineers, artists, copyists, and others who worked with Zappa, The Big Note provides the liner notes that every album in the protean and prolific composer's oeuvre cries out for. It is the indispensible resource for any FZ fan or scholar.

Who's playing what on each track? When was this recorded? How did FZ put this together? Just what is the Apostolic Blurch Injector? What the heck are we listening to, anyway, and why does it sound so familiar?

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