Frank Zappa

Given the size of the Frank Zappa discography ad the fact that Hughesy’s interest started to fade around Hot Rats and had almost completely evaporated mid-way through the seventies (the sort of thing that happens when a combination of no one to discuss the stuff with, limited finances and interests heading in other directions kick in) there’s probably no need for a comprehensive discography here.

But at the same time, it’s handy to have a reference, the Zappa Family Trust have embarked on this massive reissue and remaster program and there’s every chance something about the albums up to and including Weasels will end up being acquired and reviewed hereabouts...

And the following chronology gives a fair indication of the man’s prodigious output...

Albums (the first wave):

1966 Freak Out!

1967 Absolutely Free

Lumpy Gravy

1968 We're Only in It for the Money

Cruising with Ruben & the Jets

1969 Uncle Meat


Hot Rats

1970 Burnt Weeny Sandwich

Weasels Ripped My Flesh

Chunga's Revenge

1971 Fillmore East – June 1971

200 Motels

1972 Just Another Band from L.A.


The Grand Wazoo

1973 Over-Nite Sensation

1974 Apostrophe (')

Roxy & Elsewhere

1975 One Size Fits All

Bongo Fury

1976 Zoot Allures


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