Zappa Paraphernalia
Roberto Zucconi

Enema Publishing Ltd. Italy
1994
ISBN
232 pp, paperback, 21 x 29,5 cm
Italian/English


Introduction
The purpose of this book, is to supply information about the enormous amount of literature on Frank Zappa, published starting from the mid-sixties up to now. Of course we do not mean to support bootleggers and encourage anyone to purchase or produce, any illegal records or CDs. However we think it is important to emphasize the fact that, although Frank's records has hardly ever reached top of a hit, an amazing number of books, records & other stuffs produced all over the world are available, or, better, hardly available. The aim of this book, which is far from being fully exhaustive, is to show you our favourite things chosen amongst the stuffs we found in the RZ & MM ARCHIVES about Frank Zappa. It can be considered as the first, part of Zappa paraphernalia.

rev_a_west @ eBay:

1994 ZAPPA PARAPHERNAILA  BY ROBERTO ZUCCONI 234 PAGES SOFTCOVER { THERE WERE NEVER ANY HARD COVER VERSIONS OF THIS BOOK PRINTED }  APROX. 8 1/2 X 11 3/4 INCHES  PROMO COMPLIMENTARY ISSUE ULTRA RARE ORIGINAL NUMBER 37 0F ONLY 50 MADE AUTOGRAPHED BY ROBERT ZUCCONI TO ME PRIVATELY PRINTED IN ITALY ON SEAWEED PAPER COPYRIGHT 1994 ENEMA PUBLISHING LTD. LIMITED EDITION ORIGINAL PRINTING NEVER REPRINTED

YES FOLKS, THERE WERE ONLY 50 COPIES OF THIS BOOK PRINTED IN ITALY BY ROBERTO ZUCCONI IN 1994. THIS IS BOOK IS NUMBERED COPIA 37 OF 50 INSIDE ON THE TITLE PAGE. THIS BOOK IS A COMPLIMENTARY COPY SENT TO ME PERSONALLY BY ROBERT ZUCCONI IN 1994. HE ALSO SIGNED THE BOOK " AD ALEX MEYER WITH COMPLIMENTS, ROBERTO ZUCCONI " ON THE INSIDE TITLE PAGE AT THE BOTTOM. { SEE PHOTOS }.

... THE CHAPTERS ARE: BOOKS & MAGAZINES RITAGLI DA ARTICOLI [ ARTICLES WITH PHOTOS WRITTE ABOUT FRANK ZAPPA AND THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION } BOOTLEGS SINGLES RARITIES & ODDITIES. THE BEST PART IS THAT YOU DON'T NEED TO BE ABLE TO READ ITALLIAN TO ENJOY THIS BOOK,SOME OF THE ARTICLES IN THE ARTICLES CHAPTER ARE WRITTEN IN ENGLISH AND EVEN THE ONE WRITTEN IN ITALIAN HAVE SOME VERY COOL PHOTOS, MANY OF WHICH YOU'LL MOST LIKELY HAVE NEVER EEN BEFORE. THE REAT OF THE CHAPTERS ARE ALL BASICALLY PHOTOS OF ZAPPA BOOKS, MAGAZINES, LIVE VINYL RECORD COVERS, SINGLES INCLUDING RARE PICTURE SLEEVE SINGLES, RARE ZAPPA / MOTHERS OF INVENTION RECORDS, ULTRA RARE ZAPPA POSTCARDS FROM POLAND, AN MGM INTER-OFFICE MEMO ABOUT THE LAY-OUT OF THE " WE'RE ONLY IN IT FOR THE MONEY " LP, RARE CASETTES, CDS AND THERE'S ALSO ORIGINAL ARTWORK AND DRAWINGS THRU-OUT THE BOOK. THERE IS JUST TOO MUCH STUFF IN THERE FOR ME TO MENTION IT ALL HERE, HOWEVER IF YOU ARE THE LUCKY BUYER AND GET A CHANCE TO ADD THIS BOOK TO YOUR COLLECTION, YOU'LL FIND THIS BOOK A GREAT ASSET FULL OF PICTURES OF ULTRA RARE AND COOL ZAPPA STUFF THAT YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE EVEN KNOWN EXISTED. A GREAT ADDITION AS I HAVE STATED TO ANY FRANK ZAPPA / MOTHERS OF INVENTION COLLECTION AND COMPLETELY ORIGINAL. ONLY 50 COPIES MADE WHICH IS WHY YOU'VE PROBABLY NEVER SEEN IT FOR SALE BUT BEING A ZAPPA COLLECTOR MIGHT HAVE HEARD ABOUT IT FROM SOMEBODY IN THE PAST. IN MY OPINION IT'S REALLY A SHAME THAT ONLY 50 COPIES WERE EVER MADE AS I FEEL ALL ZAPPA AND RELATED COLLECTORS SHOULD HAVE THIS BOOK SITTING IN THEIR COLLECION.

... IT HAS A RED STAMP WITH 37/50 COPIA IN THE BOTTOM CORNER OF THE TITLE PAGE AND ROBERTO ALSO ADDED A CUT-OUT OF AN ITALLIAN SINGLE WITH ZAPPA AND A MINI ZAPPA MAGAZINE COVER WHICH HE GLUED AS WELL ON THE TITLE PAGE, OR THEY ALL MIGHT HAVE HAD THE SAME CUT-OUTS GLUED ON THE TITLE PAGE, I DON'T KNOW SINCE THIS IS THE ONLY COPY OF THIS BOOK THAT I'VE EVER SEEN

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