FRANK ZAPPA - Bootlegs and more ...
Member of Didi , Phil & Forest  Real Crazy Zappa Devotees Recording Work Team
(DPFRCZDR Work Team)




The DPFRCZDR concert series
- rare recordings in best improved sound quality
What is the DPFRCZDR Work Team ?
   







Bootlegs 1965 - 1970
Bootlegs 1971 - 1975
Bootlegs 1976 - 1978
Bootlegs 1978 - 1979
Bootlegs 1980 - 1983
Bootlegs 1984 - 1985

Bootlegs 1986 - 1993

Zappa related links
F.Z. - a short (?) biography

Frank Zappa on guitar
"At that very moment noone tries to bootleg my concerts, 
people have lost interest in my music."  (F.Z.)

"The present-day Zappa collector refuses to die."
( Claus from Copenhagen, collector )

  
NOTE: This is only one part of the collection. If you have some good items to offer, you might want to trade. We are Zappa music lovers and have definitely no commercial interests. There is only one simple rule to follow: we don't sell any records. We give them away for free, if you give us some other concert recordings as a present in return. Send email to bytemaster@nikocity.de (Didi) and ask for details.


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KugelWhat is the DPFRCZDR Work Team ?

Once upon a time there were two music maniacs. Only 16 years old they discovered the strange music of a certain Frank Zappa and his combo called "The Mothers of Invention" in the early 70's. Surprise and confusion about this new musical dimension rapidly changed into boundless enthusiasm, which lasts until today. The breathtaking live statement "Roxy & Elsewhere" was a milestone in the record collection of our two young music lovers. The collections have grown over the years, the album is a milestone even nowadays.

It should be mentioned that at this point and a for a long time later on noone of the two knew each other. Phil was allowed by his mother to pay homage to F.Z. in Paris, while Didi had to be content with his record player. "A boy at your age doesn't travel to a rock concert in Cologne" his parents told him concerned about his musical taste.

Despite of this the boys' enthusiasm could not be stopped and their record collections kept growing continuously. In the mid-80's the whole official Zappa back catalogue was stored to the shelfs and the chase after rare concert recordings started. In the late 80's flea markets and CD stores were a gold mine for half-legal bootlegs. A grey area in European laws made trading concert recordings on CD possible. These sources have been dried up some years later. Then the internet came ...

Some time ago Didi built up this web site, and in January 2001 Phil stumbled over it by chance. Cautiously a first exchange of bootlegs was confirmed, a second one followed and then barriers broke. The "Real Crazy Zappa Devotees Work Team" was born. Phil encouraged Didi to record his old venyl treasures on minidisk, so he could transfer them on CD with sound quality professionally improved.

In didn't take a long time and the German-French co-operation changed into a transatlantic alliance. Forest from the US joined our two fellows contributing extraordinary musical items to their common work. Moreover Phil made contacts to a French fanclub, which helps to keep our Zappa universe expanding.

And the fairy tale continues ...
  



Last update June 16, 2001,06:56 pm © Didi