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From: email@example.com (Marco Bazzoli)
It's a periodical publication based on Guitar Player and Keyboard,
six time a year (trust me: I'am a librarian) :-)
Miller Freeman: phone: (415) 905-2200, fax: (415) 905-2233
firstname.lastname@example.org (MARC S. GREENBERG) wrote:
Guitar Player Magazine, in their "Best of Guitar Player" series released an
entire issue devoted to FZ entitled: "A Definitive Tribute to Frank Zappa".
This was released in the Spring of 1994. Try 415-905-2200
From: Paul Remington <Paul.Remington@f222.n2613.z1.fidonet.org>
You can get back issues of "A Difinitive Tribute to Frank Zappa" and also
"Zappa", which is also an issue devoted to Frank containing tons of interviews
with Frank, his family and work associates. If you call to order "A Difinitive
Tribute...", also ask for the "Zappa" issue, it's well worth it!
From: email@example.com (brstr2::sysman)
I just picked up the may issue of Best of Guitar Player", titled:
"A DEFINITIVE TRIBUTE TO"
"IN HIS OWN WORDS"
"Outspoken interviews with modern music's subversive genius"
It has these interviews:
- "One Size Fits All" by Steve Rosen, jan 1977
- "Little Band We Used To Play In" by Michael Davis, jun 1980
- "Sidemen Mars/Wolf/Barrows" by Michael Davis, jun 1980
- "Not Exactly Duane Allman" by Tom Mulhern, feb 1983
- "The Sin In Synclavier" by Dan Forte, jun 1986
- "Jazz From Hell" by Robert Doerschunk & Jim Aikin, feb 1987
- "The Mother Of All Interviews, part 1" by Don Menn, apr 1992
- "Part 2. Belgian Waffles In Plastic" by Don Menn & Matt Groenig, apr 1992
- "Endpaper" by editor
All in all 88 pages of excellent (small print!) interviews.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill Lantz)
It is in the Interview called "One Size Fits All (1977) and is in the
Miller Freedman's A Definitive Tribute to Frank Zappa.
Steve Rosen: What about the contemporary heavies, like Jeff Beck or John
Frank Zappa: I like Jeff, yeah. I've listened to "Wired" [Epic], and
there are a couple of solos on there that I like. And I like
some of his stuff on "Rough and Ready" [Epic]. A person
woud be a moron not to appreciate McLaughlin's technique.
The guy has certainly found out how to operate a guitar as if
it were a machine gun. But I'm not always enthusiastic about
the lines I hear or the ways in which they're used. I don't
think you can fault him, though, for the amount of time and
effort it must have taken to play an instrument that fast.
I think anybody who can play that fast is just wonderful.
And I'm sure 90% of teenage America would agree, since the
whole trend in the business has been "faster is better."