From Lumpy Gravy to Civilization Phaze III: The Story of Frank Zappa's Disenchantment

@article{Bernard2011FromLG,
  title={From Lumpy Gravy to Civilization Phaze III: The Story of Frank Zappa's Disenchantment},
  author={Jonathan W. Bernard},
  journal={Journal of the Society for American Music},
  year={2011},
  volume={5},
  pages={1 - 31}
}
  • J. W. Bernard
  • Published 21 January 2011
  • History
  • Journal of the Society for American Music
Abstract Among the vast recorded output of Frank Zappa's remarkable career, two albums—the very early Lumpy Gravy (1968) and the posthumously released Civilization Phaze III (1994)—have special significance, not only for their great originality but also for the conceptual link between them. A close examination of these works, together with recently issued audio-archival material that provides a basis for conjecture about the genesis of Lumpy Gravy, reveals much about Zappa's unique position in… 
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