Cosmik Debris:
The Collected History and Improvisations of Frank Zappa
Greg Russo

Crossfire Publications, New York
1998
ISBN 0-9648157-4-5
224 pp, paperback, 28 x 21,5 cm
English


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Greg Russo's book is excellent and has trhree revised, updated and expanded editions – Revised, The Son of Revised and The Return Of The Son Of Revised.

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This is an authorized reprint of Greg Russo's articles titled "The Collected History and Improvisations of Frank Zappa" in the February 1993, May and June 1994 issues of Discoveries Magazine.

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Cosmik Debris:
The Collected History and Improvisations of Frank Zappa (Revised)
Greg Russo

Crossfire Publications, New York
1999
ISBN 0-9648157-7-X
288 pp, paperback, 28 x 21,5 cm
English

 
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Cosmik Debris:
The Collected History and Improvisations of Frank Zappa
(The Son of Revised)
Greg Russo

Crossfire Publications, New York
2003
ISBN 0-9648157-0-2
352 pp, paperback, 28 x 21,5 cm
English


This newest edition of the book has already 352 pages and 380 illustrations. Additionally it is available at Crossfire Publications as pdf file for the special price .

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Cosmik Debris:
The Collected History and Improvisations of Frank Zappa
(The Return Of The Son Of Revised)
Greg Russo

Crossfire Publications, New York
2017
ISBN 978-0-9983550-1-6
450 pp, paperback, 28 x 21,5 cm
English


New "much larger" edition available since January 2017 as paperback book or downloadable pdf.

Here are some of the many interesting items shown unedited for the first time in Cosmik Debris:
- The Look Magazine article that interested Zappa in the music of Edgard Varèse
- The Varèse and Stravinsky LPs that became Zappa's first album purchases
- The complete rundown of the Pal/Studio Z era (1961-1965)
- The Brian Lord and Junier Mintz singles that all other books claim weren't released!
- The infamous 1965 'Studio Z raid' front page article in the Ontario Daily Report newspaper
- A detailed analysis of the classical composers that influenced Frank Zappa
- 'Conceptual Continuity Clues' for each album
- The most complete gig list ever!
- An absolutely amazing discography and session list going up to the end of 2016  

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