StatusBaby's Zappa Pages
As a founder member of The Zappateers I recommend you to that site for all things Zappa.
IF YOU ARE AN eBAY SELLER and have been referred to this site, please
click here for details of the sort of packaging nightmares I have experienced in the past - and what I want to avoid in my dealings with you.
The History of this Site
A couple of years ago, I decided to do a comprehensive inventory of my Zappa collection. This was largely because I wes fed up with buying duplicate items - especially when far away from home. This quickly built up into a folder full of speadsheets, which was a drag to carry around, and at festivals I'd leave it places - you get the picture. So then I had the brainwave of putting it all on the net, so that wherever I am in the world, I can quickly and easily check my collection online.
In reality I have only a small proportion of my collection HTML'd. Mainly because my authoring skills are not the best, my time is very limited, and I keep getting new stuff. So what follows is a selection of what I have.
If you have a collection to sell, or some individual items, or you just want to chew the fat please email me on statusbabyATzappateers.com
Official Releases according to the ZFT FZ Masters List
Officially Released Singles (45, EP & 12")
Vinyl Bootlegs (LP, EP & 45)
Covers, Tributes & Related Artists CD
Covers, Tributes & Related Artists Vinyl (LP, EP & 45)
Radio Show Records
Compilation CDs featuring Zappa
Compilation LPs featuring Zappa
Official Non-Standard CD Releases (Samplers etc)
Official Non-Standard Vinyl Releases (Samplers etc)
Books and Magazines
Videos & DVDs
Related Videos & DVDs
None of The Above - Oddities
Useful Zappa Resources on the Web
I use these sites for checking my Zappa facts, or comparing my collections
United Mutations - Peter Van Laarhoven excellent site, regularly updated with detailed information on cover bands, vinyl boots and CD boots
Zappa Patio - The lights are on but no-one's home which is a real shame. The site is so infrequently updated that it is probably best descibed as dormant. But although out-of-date this site is still a really useful resource - especially the Album Version Guide which details all of the differences between the various alternative releases, the Boots Guide which is frustratingly in need of an overhaul, and The Weirdo Discography
For information on Official Releases you can't get much better than Information Is Not Knowledge and AFFZ Singles FAQ sites
Charles Ulrich's Planet Of My Dreams site includes the invaluable Frank Zappa Gig List and the newly re-housed Frank Zappa Shows will tell you which gigs were recorded
For news and chat check out The Idiot Bastard Son of T Mershi Duween and Kill Ugly Radio
Harry's excellent Arf Arf site details his boot collection, and never forget the magnificent Zappateers