Welcome to Frank Mazza's Ulan Bator (U.S.) band site where you can find the songs and lyrics of all the recorded work from this US-based alternative rock sensation. Since his inception of Ulan Bator in 1978, Frank wrote over 120 songs, enough to fill over twelve albums. Over 20 musicians brought his creations to life throughout the years. The 31 professionally recorded songs you find here represent only a fraction of his prolific song writing. Today, you can find the lyrics to his recorded music to help you appreciate the experience. But over time, we will reveal the complete list of all his songs – recorded and not recorded –work that began in 1976.
As the singer/song writer of Ulan Bator (U.S.), Frank is known for his eclectic musical style inspired by Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Lou Reed, Velvet Underground, Leonard Cohen, and Roxy Music. His songs are an edgy version of new wave-like rock, ballads, as well as pop-type rock and roll. In earlier reviews Frank's sound has been compared to Morrissey, BauHaus and the legendary Velvet Underground, but we challenge you to find your own perspective.
Frank started his first band, The Academy of New Art Performers, with a few of his friends in the early 70′s. The material for Ulan Bator was already written and in 1978 the first Ulan Bator band (now called, Ulan Bator (U.S.)) was born. Frank inspired many friends and professional musicians alike to contribute to his vision. You'll find a few in the profiles that follow. I hope to add to these profiles over time. Around 1981 came The Rappin' 3. This band was ahead of its time, being one of the very first suburban rap groups where Frank and a few of his friends explored other musical styles outside of Ulan Bator. Ironically this ended up with two members. Frank had already started Praxeology and resumed this work until he finished it in 2010.
You'll discover that Frank was a music and film aficionado as well as an historian. His brilliant mind incorporated these other influences on his compositions. You may find yourself going to Wikipedia to understand his subtle references and have added a few links in the "Related Links" section to get you started. We hope you find yourself in more than just another band site, but a multifaceted playground of music, film and lyrics to explore.