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No Commercial Potential
By David Walley

No Commercial Potential

The Saga of Frank Zappa

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No Commercial Potential by David Walley

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For nearly thirty years Frank Zappa (1940--1993) pursued an idiosyncratic but influential course in music--rock, jazz, and classical composer (releasing over fifty albums); founder of the Mothers of Invention; guitarist, conductor, and producer; as well as social satirist, sonic scientist, First Amendment champion, and all-around iconoclast. This updated edition of David Walley's cutting-edge classic includes a new foreword, a substantial chapter carrying the Zappa saga through his death from cancer, an afterword, bibliography, discography, videography, and guide to Zappa on the Internet. From 1960's Freak Out! to the posthumous Civilization Phaze III, No Commercial Potential offers converts and connoisseurs the most practical and penetrating book ever written on the musical phenomenon known as Frank Zappa.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306807107
ISBN-10: 0306807106
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Walley

David Walley is a freelance writer, editor, and cultural historian who lives with his wife Geli, four children, and numerous animals in Williamstown, Massachusetts."

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