C O M M E N T S
From August 1997 alt.fan.frank-zappa news flow.
This is sort of the OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT concerning
my book about our dear Uncle Frank published this June
here in Russia.
To put it short it's a book in russian written for russians. That
doesn't mean boring compilation of different respected sources but rather
what Calvin Schenkel once discribed privately as funny and peculiar
The book consists of a short biography (pp.9-58) and a long album
annotaion section that includes all official releases from "Freak Out!"
to "Frank Zappa Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa", most annotations are
followed by russian translations of selected lyrics (Billy The Mountain,
Greggary, Yellow Snow, Porno Wars etc, most famous 70 or 80 of 'em
representing all sides of his wit).
All russian materials are original.
Besides being the first and the only book in russian about FZ, it's
also one of the few (if any) directly born by Internet. A lot of words
said about it in the Foreword and a lot of you affz-guys mentioned. In
fact apart from special thanks to really special friends like Rob
Sweet, Robbert Heederik, David Walley and a like I also extracted all
From: lines from all the affz FAQs I happen to maintain and simply added
the names as an acknowledgement.
The project was 100% non-commercial and still is in this stage of
its progress. It means that
1. I paid for everything myself and don't expect any profit.
2. Any one of you can get his own copy of the book's proofs at
The long delay between publishing date and this official announcement
was due to heavy unauthorised usage of Frank lyrics in this non-profit
semi-educational, semi-research project. The copy of the book was sent
to Gail in June and because she is still silent I concluded that she
doesn't object me being a little bit wrong:-))))
So enjoy and thank you!