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Frank Talk: The Inside Stories Of Zappa's Other People (new book)
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Idiot
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Post 2017-07-07 12:54   [Quote] 
Following my first book on the 1988 tour, Zappa The Hard Way, Wymer UK has very kindly agreed to publish my next book, Frank Talk: The Inside Stories Of Zappa's Other People.

Officially available from 21 July 2017, the tome collects together over 40 interviews I have conducted during the past three decades with the people who knew and worked with Frank - from his own family, some original Mothers, his major discoveries and members of his final touring band.

Most of these interviews were previously housed at www.idiotbastard.com/interviews.htm, but have now been extensively annotated and re-edited for posterity, with new and additional interviews thrown in for good measure.

Augmented with artwork and caricatures created by noted designer Antero Valerio (see below - though this is not the book's front cover), Frank Talk gives an extraordinary insight into the man and his music.

All being well, I will be selling and signing copies of the book ahead of its official publication date at Zappanale. If you're unable to attend the festival, you can pre-order Frank Talk now by using the links below.

I thank you.

https://www.wymeruk.co.uk/frank-talk-andrew-greenaway.html
Wymer – publisher’s web site

http://amzn.eu/0WKK5PU
https://www.waterstones.com/book/frank-talk/andrew-greenaway/9781908724670
http://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Andrew-Greenaway/Frank-Talk--The-Inside-Stories-of-Zappas-Other-People/21088324
United Kingdom

http://a.co/6gJnmPD
United States

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1908724676/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_7l1xzbNK5G6K1
Canada

https://www.amazon.de/dp/1908724676/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T2_wYuuzb0Q34JQR
Germany

https://www.amazon.fr/dp/1908724676/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T2_q0uuzbTHYDEQ8
France

https://www.amazon.es/dp/1908724676/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T2_BXuuzb55C6QPX
Spain

https://www.amazon.it/dp/1908724676/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_dp_T1_p1uuzbZGYAAWX
Italy


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Post 2017-07-08 20:06   [Quote] 
Literally can't wait!
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Post 2017-07-08 21:04   [Quote] 
Will it be available electronically as the predecessor?

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Post 2017-07-08 23:47   [Quote] 
Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Will it be available electronically as the predecessor?


Yes!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B073S8VJ74/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_31vyzbYJJ4YA8

Thanks for your interest, guys.

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Post 2018-10-11 21:18   [Quote] 
Following publication of Frank Talk, I have conducted a few more interviews with people who knew and worked with FZ which may be of interest:

Patrick O’Hearn http://www.idiotbastard.com/Interviews/PatrickOHearn.htm
Ahmet Zappa http://www.idiotbastard.com/Interviews/AhmetZappa.htm
Warren Cuccurullo http://www.idiotbastard.com/Interviews/WarrenCuccurullo2.htm
Bunk Gardner http://www.idiotbastard.com/Interviews/BunkGardner.htm
Mark Pinske http://www.idiotbastard.com/Interviews/MarkPinske.htm
Sergio Albonico (Broadway The Hard Way tour photographer): http://www.idiotbastard.com/Interviews/SergioAlbonico.htm

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Post 2018-10-23 17:38   [Quote] 
Great interview w/Sergio Albonico!

And I think enough time has passed where one can revel in Gail Hate.
She really was a piece of work.
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Post 2018-10-27 06:18   [Quote] 
Just curious: Did you interview Carl Franzoni? Apparently he's still around, since when Gail died he posted a really sweet Youtube video with a montage of pictures of her, as he recounted memories. Someone oughta interview him soon, since he probably won't be around much longer.

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Post 2018-10-27 13:54   [Quote] 
Since Ike Willis is in there, does he talk more about song lyrics? The ones I am interested in are Bald Headed John derived phrases.
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Post 2018-10-27 15:55   [Quote] 
brainpang wrote:
Great interview w/Sergio Albonico!


Thanks!

Tero wrote:
Since Ike Willis is in there, does he talk more about song lyrics? The ones I am interested in are Bald Headed John derived phrases.


My Ike interview was mainly about the '88 tour, and he does talk about lyric mutations thereon. Smothers gets a few mentions elsewhere, of course, but FZ already told the Society Pages guys about some of his phrases (see http://wiki.killuglyradio.com/wiki/Dong_Work_For_Yuda#Notes_About_This_Song).

McMick wrote:
Did you interview Carl Franzoni?


Not yet...

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Post 2018-10-28 02:47   [Quote] 
OK thanks. I have a special category of songs I keep track. Not interested in cocaine, Jewish Princesses or enema bandits. I have kind of lumped them together as homeless people, winos, stumbling men etc. One song is derived from Smothers.
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Post 2018-10-28 02:54   [Quote] 
A great read. Helped during my convalescence from knee surgery. A worthy successor to Zappa the Hard Way. Many thanks

Yours in FZ,
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Post 2018-11-01 07:52   [Quote] 
McMick wrote:
Just curious: Did you interview Carl Franzoni? Apparently he's still around, since when Gail died he posted a really sweet Youtube video with a montage of pictures of her, as he recounted memories. Someone oughta interview him soon, since he probably won't be around much longer.


The Gail video (where he calls the GTOs the whores of the bands) is not as good as this video of dear Carl!

https://youtu.be/fSFXe88efvc
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Post 2018-11-03 20:49   [Quote] 
Hey, idiot...I've often talked about Frank with you, same as those guys..

I bet they got a free book.

...do I get a free book?

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hoops wrote:
Hey, idiot...I've often talked about Frank with you, same as those guys..

I bet they got a free book.

...do I get a free book?


No!

Maybe Ob will sell you his - he paid over the odds for it, though.

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Post 2018-11-04 19:30   [Quote] 
Idiot wrote:
hoops wrote:
Hey, idiot...I've often talked about Frank with you, same as those guys..

I bet they got a free book.

...do I get a free book?


No!

Maybe Ob will sell you his - he paid over the odds for it, though.


You've changed...dude....etc...

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