ben watson

Ben Watson wrote the book "Frank Zappa - The Negative Dialectics Of Poodle Play", published by Quartet Books in 1994.

The author can also be heard on an album by Paul Minotto's PrimeTime Sublime Community Orchestra and on a retrospective album of the 14th edition of the Zappanale festival.

Starting In 2007, Ben Watson contributed a Zappa Quiz to the Zappanale Festival.

November 2008, Ben took part in the "Concert For Jimmy", a concert / festival / project to raise money for Jimmy Carl Black's family.  For the occasion, he recited a poem for Jimmy..

The 2010 awardation featured Camel Dave, Amaretto Mick, Camel Dave, Ob, Dave, NotPedro, Tim, Wolfram and Chato. An audio recording of this awardation got seeded at Zappateers.

August 2012, Ben Watson's contribution to the Zappanale festival consisted of a lecture on Captain Beefheart. The picture on the right was taken on this occasion by Bazbo.

 

 

frank zappa - the negative dialectics of poodle play

by ben watson
   
watson
   
(1995, book, uk, quartet books)

    hardback

smooch tentet resolve

by out to lunch  (ben watson)
   
(2010, book, uk, veer)

 

  the primetime sublime: a life in a day of a mircoorganism
    (2004, cd, usa, private release)
 
  various artists: zappanale 14 - 2003
    (2004, 3cd, ger, arf society) incl. various artists playing frank zappa compositions

  the muffin men: muffinz moovies vol.two (1998-2003)
    (2006, dvd, uk, private release) - incl.various frank zappa compositions, feat. zappa alumni

  the muffin men: zappanale 21
    (2010, dvdr, ger, private release) - all compositions by frank zappa  //  feat. ike willis, ray white, robert martin, denny walley and ben watson
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the muffin men: just another band from l4
    (announced, uk, private release) -
feat. denny walley, robert martin, ben watson

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  the muffin men: live at zappanale 21, bad doberan, august 2010
    (2011, dvdr, ger, private release) - all compositions by frank zappa  //  feat. ike willis, ray white, robert martin, denny walley and ben watson

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  from straight to bizarre
    (2012, dvd, uk, chrome dreams)

     

 

concerts

 

 

 


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soundtracks various artists