Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention – 1972 German “Pregnant” LP

A NM/NM German first pressing of The Mothers of Invention’s 1972 compilation album Pregnant, on Metro/MGM Records.  This compilation of the Mothers’ best Verve material is packaged in a laminated sleeve picturing Frank Zappa knitting while listening to the radio!  Disc and sleeve are in very clean condition, with a bit of wear to the […]

Captain Beefheart – Signed Cal Schenkel 1979 Silkscreen Lithograph (Frank Zappa)

An original silkscreen lithograph by Cal Schenkel, creator of many Mothers of Invention and  Captain Beefheart album covers, titled “Apesma” and featuring Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band.  Signed by Cal Schenkel, dated 1-79, and numbered A.P. (Artist’s Proof) we are near certain that the edition was never issued or completed.  Below the title Schenkel […]

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention – Original 1978 Signed Cal Schenkel Silkscreen Lithograph

An original silkscreen lithograph by Cal Schenkel, creator of many Frank Zappa and Mothers of Invention album covers, titled “Only Money”.  The art comprises a portrait of Frank Zappa, upside down images of the Mothers of Invention, and elements of the artwork from the The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album (which the […]

Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention – Signed Mono “Absolutely Free” LP

A mono first pressing of The Mothers of Invention’s classic second album, Absolutely Free, boldly signed on the front cover by Frank Zappa.  Zappa signs in black marker on a sweet spot on the front cover. The cover is in near mint condition, and the disc is in vg+ condition, with some minor hairlines, but […]

Frank Zappa & Mothers of Invention, Tim Buckley – Near Mint BG-97 FILLMORE Poster From Ralph J. Gleason Collection

A beautiful first printing of BG-97 OP-2, the Fillmore poster for The Mothers of Invention, Tim Buckley and the Chambers Brothers, with artwork by the great Stanley Mouse.   This poster is in near mint condition, with only some aging to the back, barely visible on the right front edge—the photos here accurately depict this […]

Frank Zappa – Vintage 1970’s Ed Caraeff Signed Photograph

A beautiful vintage live photograph of Frank Zappa in the early 1970’s by acclaimed Los Angeles based Ed Caraeff.  This print, measuring 9 3/4″ x 7 1/4″, has Caraeef’s studio stamp and signature on the reverse.  Caraeff photographed and designed hundreds of album covers for artists including Jimi Hendrix, Tom Waits, Steely Dan, Elton John, […]

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention – Pre-“Freak Out” Autograph Set From Frenchy’s House of BBQ

An amazing set of Mothers of Invention autographs from the classic Freak Out era band–a set of four receipts from Frenchy’s House of Barbecue in Hayward California.  Included are receipts signed by Frank Zappa, Jimmy Carl Black, Ray Collins and Eliott Ingber (on a smaller receipt.) The Mothers played French’s from May 6-26, 1966; at […]

John Van Hamersveld – Original ‘An American Music Show’ Poster Artwork / Janis Joplin, Mothers of Invention, The Byrds

John Van Hamersveld’s signed original artwork for his (and Bob Schnepf’s) classic poster advertising the September 1968 benefit concert “An American Music Show”.  This Pinnacle Productions show benefitted the Los Angeles Free Clinic.  Held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Ca. this concert featured Big Brother & The Holding Company (with Janis Joplin), Frank Zappa […]

FRANK ZAPPA – 1966 Mothers of Invention AUTOGRAPHS / Pre-FREAK OUT Signed Receipts

An amazing set of Mothers of Invention autographs from the classic Freak Out! era band–a set of four receipts from Frenchy’s House of Barbecue in Hayward California.  There are receipts signed by Frank Zappa, Jimmy Carl Black, Ray Collins (who signs for Roy Estrada) and Eliott Ingber (on a smaller receipt.) The Mothers played FRENCHY’S […]

Frank Zappa Mothers of Invention – Autographs / Pre-“Freak Out” Signed Receipts

Here’s a truly amazing set of Mothers of Invention autographs from the classic Freak Out era band–a set of four receipts from Frenchy’s House of BBQ in Hayward California. There are receipts signed by Frank Zappa, Jimmy Carl Black, Ray Collins (who signs Raymond Collins”) and Eliott Ingber. The Mothers played Frenchy’s from May 6-26, […]

Frank Zappa / Mothers of Invention – Unplayed “My Guitar/Dog Breath” 45

A mint/near mint and unplayed stock copy of The Mothers of Invention’s “My Guitar/Dog Breath” on Reprise.  This was the only copy found in a recent warehouse discovery, and is in exceptional condition, with only a barely visible superficial sleeve scuff on one side.  The best copy we’ve seen.

Frank Zappa/Mother of Invention – Rare 1966 “Son of Guambo” Handbill

An exceedingly rare handbill for Freak Out: Son of GUAMBO, an August 1966 concert at L.A.’s Shrine Exposition Hall staged by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, and also featuring The Factory (with Lowell George).  GUAMBO stood for Great Underground Arts Masked Ball and Orgy.  The original GUAMBO show took place in July 1966, […]

FRANK ZAPPA – 1966 Mothers of Invention AUTOGRAPHS / Pre-FREAK OUT Signed Receipts

Here’s a truly amazing set of Mothers of Invention autographs from the classic FREAK OUT era band–a set of five receipts from FRENCHY’S HOUSE OF BARBECUE in Hayward California.  There are receipts signed by Frank Zappa, Jimmy Carl Black, Ray Collins and Eliott Ingber (on a smaller receipt.) The Mothers played FRENCHY’S from May 6-26, […]

Frank Zappa – Handwritten Musical Manuscript For “The Rejected Mexican Pope Leaves The Stage”

An original five page musical manuscript written entirely by Frank Zappa, for “The Rejected Mexican Pope Leaves the Stage”, which appears on the Mothers of Invention live album Ahead of Their Time! (recorded at the Royal Festival Hall in London on October 25, 1968 and released by Barking Pumpkin in 1993.) All of the dense […]

Frank Zappa – 1966 Mothers of Invention Autographs / Pre-FREAK OUT Signed Receipts

A truly amazing set of Mothers of Invention autographs from the classic Freak Out era band–a set of five receipts from Frenchy’s House of Barbecue in Hayward California. Included are receipts signed by Frank Zappa, Jimmy Carl Black, Ray Collins (who signs Roy Estrada’s bill “Roy Estrada, co-signed by Raymond Collins”) and Eliott Ingber (on […]

FRANK ZAPPA – 1966 Mothers of Invention Set of Autographs on Burger Receipts / Pre-FREAK OUT

A truly amazing set of Mothers of Invention autographs from the classic FREAK OUT era band–a set of five receipts from FRENCHY’S HOUSE OF BARBECUE in Hayward California; one each signed by Frank Zappa, Jimmy Carl Black, Roy Estrada, Ray Collins and Eliott Ingber.  Elliott didn’t sign his last name, but also included is a […]