This is an unofficial Frank Zappa (fan-)site ! The only purpose of this site is to promote Zappa music and to inform all fans worldwide about past concerts. The name of Frank Zappa is never used for commercial purposes.
The DPFRCZDR concert series
rare recordings with best improved sound quality (not for sale or trading)
Who was behind the DPFRCZDR Team (r.i.p.) ?
|Concerts 1965 - 1970||
|Concerts 1971 - 1975|
|Concerts 1976 - 1978|
|Concerts 1978 - 1979|
|Concerts 1980 - 1983|
|Concerts 1984 - 1985|
|Concerts 1986 - 1993|
|My wants (some left ...)|
- tribute project by
published with kind permission of Tim Foisset
(Senior Director, Digital Marketing, Razor & Tie Entertainment)
|Links to Zappa related web sites|
|Zappa - biography on Wikipedia.org|
It's not at all pleasing, that the Zappa Family Trust (ZFT), lead by Gail Zappa herself, has begun a worldwide crusade against everyone who, justified or not, might be suspected of using some material of the master. It might be understandable when Kill Ugly Radio is forced to stop offering the "bootleg of the month" for downloading, but it looks very strange, when well-known cover bands like Bogus Pomp (US), Project/Object (US) or Sheik Yerbouti (GER) are forbidden to play Frank's music live. It's like the Vienna Symphony Orchestra isn't allowed to play Beethoven and Mozart ! Btw, Frank himself has covered several tunes written by other artists. It also looks absurd when the ZFT ist trying to get rid of the greatest annual European Zappa festival, the Zappanale in Bad Doberan, Germany.
To avoid possible legal treatment I touched up all of Frank's pictures and even changed the subdomain of this web site. That's pure paranoia, really ! Please sign the petition against aggressive action by the ZFT.
Gail, what do you think why even nowadays there is such a huge interest in your husband's
work ? It's US, the fans, devoted to Frank as a person and musician, who keep the
memory alive and pay reverence to Frank by running web sites like this. Not
to mention the many gifted musicians, who play Frank's music with great
enthusiasm in order to fill it with life. Do you really think little Dweezil
is the only person, who is able to celebrate the work of the master with
inspiration ? To be honest, Zappa Plays Zappa is just another cover band
from L.A. ... or let Frank say it in his own words:
14th + 15th March 2008
For more info ask the Zappateers.
"At that very moment noone tries to bootleg my concerts, people
have lost interest in my music."
"The present-day Zappa collector refuses to die."
The abbreviation stands for Didi , Phil & Forest Real Crazy Zappa Devotees Recording Team and this is our story:
Once upon a time there were two music maniacs. Only 16 years old they
discovered the strange music of a certain Frank Zappa and his combo called "The
Mothers of Invention" in the early 70's. Surprise and confusion about this new
musical dimension rapidly changed into boundless enthusiasm, which lasts until today. The
breathtaking live statement "Roxy & Elsewhere" was a milestone in the record
collection of our two young music lovers. The collections have grown over the years, the
album is a milestone even nowadays.
And the fairy tale continues ...
So far, so good, that was 2001 ... and like every true story it comes to an end. After 2 years of trading Forest has vanished in the void of the web and Phil has quit to follow his very personal philosophy of Zappa as his idol and teacher. Good luck, fellows, we had a great time building up a fine collection. That leaves me hunting the last missing details of the Zappa universe. No collection will ever be completed ...
Last update October 19, 2008, 06:05 pm © Didi