about paul buff

info by patrick neve:

inventor, engineer, composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist, paul buff was a key player in an early turning point not only in zappa's career, but surf music in general, and the nature of the recording industry itself. it was buff's self-styled pal studio in which zappa cut his production teeth and acquired his lifelong recording bug.  it has been said that to understand zappa you must understand paul buff. since those days paul has worked with groups such as the surfaris, sweet pain, giant crab, and yankee dollar.
paul is alive and well, living in nashville and running a company that sells lighting equipment for photography uses.  i believe he designs this equipment as well.


from frank zappa, the real frank zappa book