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5.0 out of 5 stars Go Straight to Bizarre. ...You'll LOVE IT !!!
Yes, the world needed this. After all, we've had the same oldies but goldies Sixties served up to us in many of its recognisable faces over and over e.g. the summer of love, Psychedelia, Mod, Merseybeat and easy West Coast sounds etc.

Now, for the first time, we have the important and highly entertaining story of Frank Zappa's label stable. The stories and...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Again, excellent documentary footage is ruined by cliched spoutings
Tantalizing snippets of live footage and great insights from people who were actually there, even John "Drumbo" French and Zoot "Bill Harkleroad" Horn Rollo don't play the self-pitying victim as much as usual.Information on the lesser-known FZ signings like Yester and Henske and Alice Cooper members are a refreshing and a welcome change. But far too much time (too too too...
Published on 22 April 2012 by mr carlton b morgan


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5.0 out of 5 stars Go Straight to Bizarre. ...You'll LOVE IT !!!, 20 Dec 2012
This review is from: Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart -From Straight To Bizarre [DVD] [2012] (DVD)
Yes, the world needed this. After all, we've had the same oldies but goldies Sixties served up to us in many of its recognisable faces over and over e.g. the summer of love, Psychedelia, Mod, Merseybeat and easy West Coast sounds etc.

Now, for the first time, we have the important and highly entertaining story of Frank Zappa's label stable. The stories and artists of Bizarre Records and Straight Records.

I love it! Lots of my favourites such as early Alice, those gorgeous freaky GTOs, the untamed Wildman Fischer, and the good old Captain himself, plus his Magic Band of course. And one or two I wasn't familiar with, which was a nice surprise.

Zappa's little human zoo was thousands of miles away from Woodstock both literally and figuratively. Marvellous stuff.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Again, excellent documentary footage is ruined by cliched spoutings, 22 April 2012
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This review is from: Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart -From Straight To Bizarre [DVD] [2012] (DVD)
Tantalizing snippets of live footage and great insights from people who were actually there, even John "Drumbo" French and Zoot "Bill Harkleroad" Horn Rollo don't play the self-pitying victim as much as usual.Information on the lesser-known FZ signings like Yester and Henske and Alice Cooper members are a refreshing and a welcome change. But far too much time (too too too much time) devoted to talking head journalists spouting meaningless cliches EG calling "Trout Mask Replica" unmelodic (you think so?) Why especially the inclusion of the pretentious and uncritical and dishonest Ben Watson? If someone had ever wanted to kick Zappa up the bum, they would have found Watson's head in the way! Could have done with a bigger ratio of live footage and interviews with actual participants.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Overview of Zappa Label, 17 April 2013
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This review is from: Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart -From Straight To Bizarre [DVD] [2012] (DVD)
i enjoyed this film. Loads of talkin heads and interesting antedotes about Zappa's record label and the quirky artists who had releases on it
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5.0 out of 5 stars frank zappa, 12 Sep 2013
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I really like watching this I have three of his dvd`s all his cd`s to play comedy music really good guitarist
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