Rolling Stone issue #31 had a cover date of April 19, 1969. 32 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Sun Ra by Baron Wolman. Features: “Sun Ra” by John Burks; “Earthquake! California Fears Fear Itself” by Jerry Hopkins; “Bunky & Jake” by Paul Nelson; “Cerebrum” by Charles A. Fracchia; “Jethro Tull & His Fabulous Tool” … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 31
Rolling Stone issue #14 had a cover date of July 20, 1968. 24 pages. 35 cents. Cover photo of Frank Zappa by Barry Wolman. Features: The Rolling Stone Interview with Frank Zappa by Jerry Hopkins; “Dionne Warwick Makes New Plans: Movie and a Gospel Album” by Sue C. Clark; “A Friendly Tribute for Ramblin’ [Jack … Continue reading 50 Years Ago in Rolling Stone: Issue 14
Going back to the first time I ever heard Captain Beefheart’s Trout Mask Replica, I remember wondering, “What is going on here?” The second thought immediately following this was “Who on Earth would release this?” Even today, Trout Mask Replica stands out as a left-field landmark, an impressive opus that may not sound like a … Continue reading From Straight To Bizarre: Zappa, Beefheart, Alice Cooper and L.A.’s Lunatic Fringe
The 1981 Halloween concert, out now on DVD. For Zappa nuts only.
Dweezil’s tribute band celebrates Frank’s birthday.
Where do you go after Trout Mask Replica?
It’s hard to imagine that the douchebags in BrokeNCYDE even have parents, nevermind what those parents’ houses look like. But I imagine the same could have been said about The Byrds‘ former member and CSNYmega-hippy David Crosby (pictured with his father, Floyd) or Frank Zappa. That’s what makes this little gem on Apartment Therapy so … Continue reading Rock Stars In Their Parents' Homes