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"After playing live music from 1989 to 1996 with his band Art Zoyd for the films Nosferatu (Murnau), Faust (Murnau) and Hâxan (Christensen), fifteen years later Thierry Zaboitzeff once again sets off to tackle a new project.
This time he is alone on the stage, surrounded by a complete arsenal of high-tech equipment, yet including his favourite instruments: cello, bass, percussion, guitar and his voice.
In the midst of this forest of instruments, cables and electronics, Zaboitzeff sees himself...

Dweezil pays hommage to his pop on this very good tribute album. Nice to see that Gail is being a good mom and not threatening Dweez with a lawsuit for 'covers that don't maintain the composer's original intent', like she does to everyone else...

"In August 1969, to the dismay of many fans (editor's note: I raise my hand right here!), Frank Zappa disbanded the original Mothers of Invention. Feeling constrained by the musical abilities of certain members, he cleaned the slate and set about...

Important note: for some reason, these come in BLU-RAY cases, but they ARE DVDs. For $11.00, are you really gonna complain about that?

As I predicted, this title was taken out of circulation, but we still got it and at a reasonable price too...

Amazing. This is one of the unavailable holy grails for Zappa fans, which has never been seen since its one airing in 1974. Parts of it appear on The Dub Room Syndicate DVD, but only parts. The band is amazing and the performances are amazing and the...

First time with 5.1 dolby digital sound and on DVD. A movie about people who do stuff that is not normal. Music performed by Terry Bozzio, Roy Estrada, Adrian Belew, Ed Mann, Patrick O'Hearn, Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf and Frank Zappa. Originally released ...

Frank live at the Pier, NYC, NY, August 26th, 1984. This is 60' long.

While this is one of those basically awful "unauthorized biography" type things, for long time Zappa/Bizarre label fans, this provides a lot of interesting info.

"Desperate to remove himself from his original deal with Verve Records, in 1968...

One of the most sought after and wished for archival releases finally squeaks out into the world *only* 42 years after being shot.

The story apparently is that there were terrible sync issues AND speed fluctuations on the original film stock between the visual and the audio and it has taken until today's technology for them to be able to make this a quality product.

All of this is undoubtably true, but the good news is that you would never, ever know from watching this that there were...

This is especially noteworthy for the 12/1974 KCET broadcast, which featured the amazing, amazing animation of Bruce Bickford. You haven't ever seen anything like it. This was once available as a very hard to get VHS tape only via mail order. "Instead ...

"Frank Zappa published a record of his most important influences on the inside cover of his debut album. This film explores the musical roots of Frank Zappa by putting The Freak Out List under the microscope and tracing the lineage from the most pivotal..

Why was I not surprised to see this placed prominently on the box: "This film is not authorized by the estate or family of Frank Zappa"? Anyway, as a huge fan of the Mothers of Invention this was interesting for me to see and you get lots of...

"This film by director Mark Kidel, one of the world's leading makers of music programs (note: he made the brilliant and so-far unreleased BBC show on Robert Wyatt, "Free Will and Testament") features an illuminating documentary profile on one of the...

Zinc Nine Psychedelic is:
Dave Ballou – trumpet and electronics
Nick Didkovsky – electric guitar
Kevin Norton – drum set, vibraphone, percussion
"Zinc Nine Psychedelic is a trio of three visionary musicians that play exciting, vital music, devoted to improvisation based in pure sound and sonic tone color. On May 24, 2012, Zinc Nine Psychedelic performed at The Cell Theatre as part of the Tribeca New Music Festival. It was a special night of music, one that felt magically connected and..

Features Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone doing 19 great tracks by The Zombies and Argent. Well over an hour and Colin still sounds great.

"In January 2011 The Zombies performed a superb set to 120 enraptured guests packed into Metropolis Studios.

Claudia Heuermann's film, A Bookshelf On Top of the Sky, gives us a rare peek into the working methods of one of the most notorious and reclusive composers on the scene today. Filmed over a ten year period, this documentary includes live footage of Mas...

"Composed 1976–8 and now studied by guitarists the world over, The Book of Heads is one of Zorn’s most popular and oft-performed compositions. Utilizing an hermetic language of meticulously notated sounds inspired by contemporary classical extended techniques, the idiosyncratic guitar languages of free improvisation, cartoons, film noir, world music, philosophy and more, they receive a virtuosic reading by James Moore, founding member of the Dither guitar quartet. This special edition contains both a CD...

"Written in 1981, John Zorn’s intensely personal film treatment receives imaginative and unique interpretations by four cutting edge independent US filmmakers, Henry Hills, Lewis Klahr, Joey Izzo and Gobolux. Zorn’s perplexing list of 254 images...

"Richard Foreman is one of the great geniuses of modern theatre, and his dynamic staging of John Zorn's opera Astronome was one of his greatest works. Premiering in February of 2009 at his Ontological-Hysteric Theatre in the East Village, it continued...