The Mothers of Invention - the Ultimate Listening Guide by Dave Thompson
(Part One: 200 Motels and more)

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The Mothers of Invention - 200 Motels and More is the incredible story of Frank Zappa and the others as they left the madness of the 1960s behind them, and embarked upon one of the most thrilling, and challenging, sequences of albums in rock history. From Chunga's Revenge to the Fillmore live show, from 200 Motels to the Montreaux Casino, this is the Ultimate Listening Guide to the music, the mayhem, the bans and the disasters.

Exclusive interviews with Mothers Flo and Eddie tell the story in the words of those who were there, a gripping saga and a heap of music that is still making new friends today.


The Ultimate Listening Guide is a series of short (approx 40 page) guides to the lives, times and most crucial recordings by a wide range of artists.

Many are based around exclusive interviews featuring the artist’s own recollections and reactions to his or her unfolding career, and are packed with both personal information and key collector’s data.

For the past thirty years, author Dave Thompson has been a contributor to a variety of collectors publications, including Goldmine, DISCoveries, Record Collector, Spiral Scratch, Live Music Review, Big O and British Punk Collector. He is also editor of the long-running Goldmine record price guides.

Titles in this series include:
Eric Clapton
The Clash
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Peter Frampton
Peter Green and Fleetwood Mac
George Harrison
Robyn Hitchcock
Kraftwerk
John Lennon
Bob Marley & the Wailers
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
Paul McCartney & Wings
Joe Meek
the Mothers of Invention
Mike Oldfield
Elvis Presley
Queen
The Rutles
Status Quo
Thin Lizzy
 

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Published September 10, 2013 18 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography.