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  • Over-Nite Sensation Over-Nite Sensation Quick View

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    Over-Nite Sensation

    Mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes at Bernie Grundman Mastering by Chris Bellman


    Love it or hate it, Over-Nite Sensation was a watershed album for Frank Zappa, the point where his post-'60s aesthetic was truly established; it became his second gold album, and most of these songs became staples of his live shows for years to come. Whereas the Flo and Eddie years were dominated by rambling, off-color comedy routines, Over-Nite Sensation tightened up the song structures and tucked sexual and social humor into melodic, technically accomplished heavy guitar rock with jazzy chord changes and funky rhythms; meanwhile, Zappa's growling new post-accident voice takes over the storytelling. While the music is some of Zappa's most accessible, the apparent callousness and/or stunning sexual explicitness of Camarillo Brillo, Dirty Love, and especially Dinah-Moe Humm leave him on shaky aesthetic ground.


    Zappa often protested that the charges of misogyny leveled at such material missed out on the implicit satire of male stupidity, and also confirmed intellectuals' self-conscious reticence about indulging in dumb fun; however, the glee in his voice as he spins his adolescent fantasies can undermine his point. Indeed, that enjoyment, also evident in the silly wordplay, suggests that Zappa is throwing his juvenile crassness in the face of critical expectation, asserting his right to follow his muse even if it leads him into blatant stupidity (ironic or otherwise). One can read this motif into the absurd shaggy-dog story of a dental floss rancher in Montana, the album's indisputable highlight, which features amazing, uncredited vocal backing from Tina Turner and the Ikettes. As with much of Zappa's best '70s and '80s material, Over-Nite Sensation could be perceived as ideologically problematic (if you haven't got the constitution for FZ's humor), but musically, it's terrific. -Steve Huey

    1. Camarillo Brillo
    2. I'm The Slime
    3. Dirty Love
    4. Fifty-Fifty
    5. Zomby Woof
    6. Dinah-Moe Humm
    7. Montana
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    One Size Fits All

    The first release under the new Zappa Records/UMe agreement, this remastered 40th Anniversary Edition of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention's One Size Fits All album, will be released on 180-gram vinyl. Originally released in 1975, it was Zappa's final album with the Mothers of Invention line-up, featuring guest vocals by Johnny Guitar Watson on two tracks, San Ber'dino and Andy.
    1. Inca Roads
    2. Can't Afford No Shoes
    3. Sofa No. 1
    4. Po-Jama People
    5. Florentine Pogen
    6. Evelyn, A Modified Dog
    7. San Ber'dino
    8. Andy
    9. Sofa No. 2
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  • Maps Of Non-Existent Places Maps Of Non-Existent Places Quick View

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    Maps Of Non-Existent Places

    Claudio Sanchez has officially launched his record label Evil Ink Records and his first signing is New Jersey's young experimental progressive rock septet
    Thank You Scientist. The newly formed label, distributed by INgrooves, will be releasing a fully remixed and remastered version of the band's 2012 debut
    full-length record, Maps of Non-Existent Places, in time for their run with Coheed and Cambria's "Neverender:IKSSE3 Tour."


    Claudio Sanchez knows a little bit about progressive music. His career has spanned 12 years and 7 albums, likely encompassing the longest concept
    album arc in the history of rock and roll. Now, in effort to further support and promote his beloved complex genre, he has launched a label dedicated to
    sharing a wealth of future talent with the first signing being the extremely talented seven-piece band Thank You Scientist.


    For the uninitiated, Thank You Scientist was forged from the music program at Montclair State University in New Jersey when guitarist Tom Monda met
    saxophonist Ellis Jasenovic and trumpeter Andrew Digrius. The three bonded over their love for Frank Zappa, Mahavishnu Orchestra, The Beatles and
    Harry Nilsson. Those influences would become the seeds for what Thank You Scientist would evolve into today.


    With the addition of vocalist Salvatore Marrano, bassist Greg Colacino, drummer Odin Alvarez and violinist Ben Karas, Thank You Scientist's lineup of
    virtuoso musicians was complete. The band would go on to self-release an EP, The Perils of Time Travel, in 2011 followed by their debut full-length, Maps
    of Non-Existent Places, in 2012, which caught the ear of Sanchez, a fellow purveyor of progressive stylings, and led to his signing of the band.


    To pinpoint Thank You Scientist's sound would be inconceivable. On Maps of Non-Existent Places they hold a virtual master class on musicianship,
    fusing elements of progressive rock with jazz fusion, classical, metal, psychedelic and pop for a head spinning, mind-blowing listening experience. The
    seven-piece band, who collectively play some 20 instruments, boasts a hyper-composed sound which is indebted to their experience and formal training
    in both classical and jazz idioms.


    A Frank Zappa for the indie generation? Incubus jamming with the Mahavishnu Orchestra? Mr. Bungle and Steely Dan joining forces to fight Godzilla?
    King Crimson and the Brecker Brothers serenading you at your bedside? It all seems so strange on paper, yet it's sure to satisfy your ears in the best of
    ways.

    1. Prelude
    2. A Salesman's Guide to Non-Existence
    3. Feed the Horses
    4. Blood On the Radio
    5. Absentee
    6. Suspicious Waveforms
    7. Carnival
    8. Concrete Swan Dive
    9. In the Company of Worms
    10. My Famed Disappearing Act
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  • Burnt Weeny Sandwich (Awaiting Repress) Burnt Weeny Sandwich (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Burnt Weeny Sandwich (Awaiting Repress)

    Mastered & Cut Directly From The Analog Tape Master By Bernie Grundman


    Burnt Weeny Sandwich receives a 180-gram audiophile repressing on black vinyl via Zappa Records/UMe. Supervised by the ZFT, the record was specially mastered for this release by Bernie Grundman with all analog production and cut directly from the 1970 ¼: stereo safety master tape in 2018. Unavailable on vinyl for more than three decades, the LP will include the original album's black and white poster, which has never been reproduced in any of the album's CD editions.

    1. WPLJ
    2. Igor's Boogie, Phase One
    3. Overture to a Holiday in Berlin
    4. Theme from Burnt Weeny Sandwich
    5. Igor's Boogie, Phase Two
    6. Holiday In Berlin, Full Blown
    7. Aybe Sea
    8. Little House I Used To Live In
    9. Valarie
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  • Apostrophe Apostrophe Quick View

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    Apostrophe

    Frank Zappa's highest-charting album, Apostrophe(!), gets renewed treatment for its vinyl reissue. The album, which includes Zappa
    classics such as "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow" (his first charted single) and "Cosmic Debris," featured an all-star recording band interpreting the maestro's
    exotic compositions and their topical yet comical lyrics.


    Among them who joined Zappa (who played guitar, bass and sang lead vocals) were Jack Bruce (of Cream), violinist Jon-Luc Ponty, the late George
    Duke (an early Zappa collaborator), drummers Jim Gordon (Derek & the Dominos) and Aynsley Dunbar (ex-Jeff Beck Group).


    The special edition of Apostrophe (') was cut directly from the original quarter-inch stereo analog master tapes, remastered for vinyl by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering and manufactured for the world at Pallas Group in Germany. Don't Eat The Yellow Snow, Cosmik Debris and Uncle Remus are among the definitive Zappa cuts on Apostrophe (').

    1. Don't Eat The Yellow Snow
    2. Nanook Rubs It
    3. St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast
    4. Father O'Blivion
    5. Cosmik Debris
    6. Excentrifugal Forz
    7. Apostrophe'
    8. Uncle Remus
    9. Stink-Foot
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  • Chunga's Revenge (Pre-Order) Chunga's Revenge (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Chunga's Revenge (Pre-Order)

    Chunga's Revenge is the third solo album by Frank Zappa, originally released on October 23, 1970.
    1. Transylvania Boogie
    2. Road Ladies
    3. Twenty Small Cigars
    4. The Nancy & Mary Music
    5. Tell Me You Love Me
    6. Would You Go All The Way?
    7. Chunga's Revenge
    8. The Clap
    9. Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink
    10. Sharleena
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  • Joe's Garage Joe's Garage Quick View

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    Joe's Garage

    One of the most iconic and infamous titles in FZ's entire catalog, Joe's Garage, has gone down in history as one of Frank Zappa's greatest works. This 1979 epic in three acts, on three discs, predicted the future of censorship, self described by FZ as: A stupid little story about how the government is going to do away with music.
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    LP 1
    1. The Central Scrutinizer
    2. Joe's Garage
    3. Catholic Girls
    4. Crew Slut
    5. Wet T-Shirt Nite
    6. Toad-O-Line
    7. Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?
    8. Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up


    LP 2
    1. A Token Of My Extreme 5
    2. Stick It Out
    3. Sy Borg
    4. Dong Work For Yuda
    5. Keep It Greasey
    6. Outside Now


    LP 3
    1. He Used To Cut The Grass
    2. Packard Goose
    3. Watermelon In Easter Hay
    4. A Little Green Rosetta

    Frank Zappa
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    Sheik Yerbouti

    In order to finance his artier excursions, which increasingly required more expensive technology, Frank Zappa recorded several collections of guitar- and song-oriented material in the late '70s and early '80s, which generally concentrated on the bawdy lyrical themes many fans had come to expect and enjoy in concert. Sheik Yerbouti was one of the first and most successful of these albums, garnering attention for such tracks as the Grammy-nominated disco satire Dancin' Fool, the controversial Jewish Princess, and the equally controversial Bobby Brown Goes Down, a song about gay S&M that became a substantial hit in European clubs.


    While Zappa's attitude on the latter two tracks was even more politically incorrect than usual for him, it didn't stop the album from becoming his second-highest charting ever. Social satire, leering sexual preoccupations, and tight, melodic songs dominated the rest of the record as well, as Zappa stuck to what had been commercially successful for him in the past.

    1. I Have Been In You
    2. Flakes
    3. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
    4. I'm So Cute
    5. Jones Crusher
    6. What Ever Happened To All The Fun In The World
    7. Rat Tomago
    8. We Gotta Get Into Something Real
    9. Bobby Brown
    10. Rubber Shirt
    11. The Sheik Yerbouti Tango
    12. Baby Snakes
    13. Tryin' To Grow A Chin
    14. City Of Tiny Lites
    15. Dancin' Fool
    16. Jewish Princess
    17. Wild Love
    18. Yo' Mama
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    Freak Out!

    180 Gram Vinyl Double LP!


    Mastered by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering!


    Ranked 246/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Freak Out! is the debut album by American band The Mothers of Invention, released June 27, 1966 on Verve Records. Often cited as one of rock music's first concept albums, the album is a satirical expression of frontman Frank Zappa's perception of American pop culture. It was also one of the earliest double albums in rock music (although Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde preceded it by a week), and the first 2-record debut.


    Mothers Of Invention changed from an R&B covers band to performing Zappa's original material when he joined the group. Freak Out! contains a range of musical styles from R&B, doo wop, and blues-influenced rock to orchestral arrangements and avant-garde sounds.

    LP 1
    1. Hungry Freaks, Daddy
    2. I Ain't Got No Heart
    3. Who Are the Brain Police?
    4. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder
    5. Motherly Love
    6. How Could I Be Such A Fool?
    7. Wowie Zowie
    8. you Didn't Try To Call Me
    9. Any Way the Wind Blows
    10. I'm Not Satisfied
    11. You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here


    LP 2
    1. Trouble Every Day
    2. Help, I'm A Rock (Suite in Three Movements)
    I. Okay To Tap Dance
    II. In Memoriam, Edgar Varese
    III. It Can't Happen Here
    3. The Return Of the Son of Monster Magnet (Unfinished ballet in Two Tableaux)
    I. Ritual Dance of the Child Killers
    II. Nullis Pretii (No Commercial Potential)

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  • Hot Rats Hot Rats Quick View

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    Hot Rats

    By 1969, after releasing a 'mother lode' of Mothers of Invention classics, leader Frank Zappa was ready to breakthrough other musical barriers that were still holding popular music in a conservative headlock.


    Being one if not the first album to be recorded using 16 tracks (twice the number being used at the time on both sides of the Atlantic), Hot Rats became a leading edge in both modern recording technology and the evolution of jazz/rock-fusion. Mostly instrumental, it features six original compositions; three loose jam pieces, the remainder being tight ensemble arrangements. Some of the finest players around come together in varying combinations, all-the-while showcasing Frank Zappa's guitar virtuosity.


    Among others, Lowell George of Little Feat-fame lends guitar, jazz violinists extraordinaire Don 'Sugarcane' Harris and Jean-Luc Ponty plus fellow Mother Ian Underwood's keyboard and woodwind work, complete the leader's advanced vision. Last but not least, the legendary Captain Beefheart brings his unique pipes to the infamous Willie The Pimp.


    Soon to become a concert staple and fan favorite thereafter, Peaches En Regalia is truly a modern jazz standard, eventually covered by the likes of Phish and The Dixie Dregs. Also included are Son of Mr. Green Genes, Little Umbrellas, The Gumbo Variations and It Must Be A Camel. Mastered and cut directly from the original analog master tape by Bernie Grundman under the supervision of Gail Zappa.

    1. Peaches en Regalia
    2. Willie the Pimp
    3. Son of Mr. Green Genes
    4. Little Umbrellas
    5. The Gumbo Variations
    6. It Must Be a Camel
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    Zoot Allures

    Mastered & Cut Directly From The Analog Tape Master By Bernie Grundman


    Zoot Allures features two of Zappa's signature guitar pieces, ("Black Napkins" & "Zoot Allures"). The album became a fan favorite since its release in 1976. Originally conceived as a double-disc, Frank re-edited it to a single record after pressure from his record company. This 180-gram re-issue was mastered and cut directly from the analog tape master by Bernie Grundman in 2017.

    1. Wind Up Workin' In A Gas Station
    2. Black Napkins
    3. The Torture Never Stops
    4. Ms. Pinky

    5. Find Her Finer
    6. Friendly Little Finger
    7. Wonderful Wino
    8. Zoot Allures
    9. Disco Boy
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  • Lumpy Gravy Lumpy Gravy Quick View

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    Lumpy Gravy

    The unique work, Lumpy Gravy, is comprised of orchestral performances recorded at Capitol Studios in 1967. Interspersed with tape collage and dialogue brilliantly edited by FZ and his razor blade, it went on to become Frank and Gail Zappa's favorite record of the catalog. Pressed on 180g vinyl from a pristine 1968 analog safety tape found in the Vault.
    1. Part One
    2. Part Two
    Frank Zappa
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  • Roxy & Elsewhere Roxy & Elsewhere Quick View

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    Roxy & Elsewhere

    This mostly live set features Zappa performing with the popular Mothers of Invention line-up of the early 70's--including jazz-funk meister George Duke, Napolean Murphy Brock on saxophone, and Ruth Underwood on percussion. Highlights include the souped-up funk of Pygmy Twylyte, burning renditions of favorites Penguin in Bondage and More Trouble Every Day, and the hilarious monster movie tribute Cheepnis. Duke steals the show on several tracks, and Zappa's guitar work and master of ceremonies showmanship is in top form. -Andrew Boscardin
    1. Penguin In Bondage
    2. Pygmy Twylyte
    3. Dummy Up
    4. Village Of The Sun
    5. Echidna's Arf (Of You)
    6. Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?
    7. Cheepnis
    8. Son Of Orange County
    9. More Trouble Every Day
    10. Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzmen's Church)
    Frank Zappa
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    Absolutely Free

    Original Record Mastered By Bernie Grundman & Cut Directly From Original Tapes

    20 Minutes Of Bonus Material

    The Zappa Family Trust marks the 50th Anniversary of Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention s 1967 album Absolutely Free with an expanded vinyl-exclusive edition.

    This double 180 gram LP version will include the original record mastered by Bernie Grundman & cut directly from the original analog master tapes, plus a laser-etched additional disc including 20 minutes of bonus material from the Vault. The package features FZ's original layout & libretto. Absolutely Free turns 50!!

    LP 1
    1. Plastic People
    2. The Duke Of Prunes
    3. Amnesia Vivace
    4. The Duke Regains His Chops
    5. Call Any Vegetable
    6. Invocation And Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin
    7. Soft - Sell Conclusion
    8. America Drinks
    9. Status Back Baby
    10. Uncle Bernie's Farm
    11. Son Of Suzy Creamcheese
    12. Brown Shoes Don't Make It
    13. America Drinks & Goes Home


    LP 2
    1. Absolutely Free (Radio Ad #1)
    2. Why Don'tcha Do Me Right
    3. Big Leg Emma
    4. Absolutely Free (Radio Ad #2)
    5. Glutton For Punishment...
    6. America Drinks (1969 Remix)
    7. Brown Shoes Don't Make It (1969 Remix)
    8. America Drinks & Goes Home #2 (1969 Remix)

    Frank Zappa
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  • It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper Quick View

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    It Comes To You In A Plain Brown Wrapper

    One of the most exciting aspects of reintroducing so much rare and incredible music to the world is being able to finally make available material thats been in label-vault limbo since the day it was recorded, vital sounds locked away from the deserving ears of the legions of devoted music fans we at Sundazed count ourselves among. But when were able to present previously shelved material by one of the most visionary and influential artists of all time, in exceptional fidelity, with the look and feel of the packaging that the artist originally meant it to have? Well, then, that just takes everything to another level completelya level thats certainly been reached with the exclusive vinyl-only issue of Captain Beefheart and His Magic Bands mind-blowing lost 1967 sessions.


    Recorded in part as the follow-up to Safe as Milk, Beefhearts debut from earlier that year, the world-shattering material on It Comes to You in a Plain Brown Wrapper was rerecorded, truncated, and issuedwithout the Captains approvalas Strictly Personal in 1968. Mastered directly from the original analog tapes and featuring a wealth of unedited takes never before on vinyl, Sundazeds stunning gatefold double-LP release of this infamously enigmatic opus comes to you wrapped in a sharp outer sleeve bearing specially commissioned artwork by Frank Zappa/Straight Records illustrator Cal Schenkel replicating the albums planned 67 design; inside are rare photos and fascinating, exhaustive liner notes by Magic Band drummer John Drumbo French.


    So here, then, is Captain Beefheart and His Magic Bands second album of gloriously disjointed avant-rock/blues and free-jazz skronk, presented just as natureand the Captainintended. Even after more than 40 years, this music is still hopelessly ahead of its timeor, as one-time Magic Band member Ry Cooder once described it, right on time.

    1. Gimme Dat Harp Boy
    2. Dirty Blue Gene
    3. Beatle Bones 'n' Smokin' Stones Pt. 1 & 2
    4. Trust Us (take 9)
    5. Safe as Milk (take 12)
    6. Moody Liz (take 8)
    7. On Tomorrow
    8. Big Black Baby Shoes
    9. Flower Pot
    10. Korn Ring Finger
    11. Safe as Milk (take 5)
    12. Trust Us (take 6)
    13. Moody Liz (take 16)
    Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
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  • We're Only In It For The Money We're Only In It For The Money Quick View

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    We're Only In It For The Money

    Ranked 297/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


    We're Only In It For The Money is one of the most essential rock albums of all time. With its scathing messages, use of parody, Musique Concrète & Dadaist tendencies, there truly is nothing like it. Rolling Stone ranks it among its 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time. The restored original 1968 mix is pressed on 180g vinyl.


    1. Are You Hung Up
    2. Who Needs The Peace Corps
    3. Concentration Moon
    4. Mom & Dad
    5. Bow Tie Daddy
    6. Harry, You're A Beast
    7. What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body?
    8. Absolutely Free
    9. Flower Punk
    10. Hot Poop
    11. Nasal Retentive Caliope Music
    12. Let's Make The Water Turn Black
    13. The Idiot Bastard Son
    14. Lonely Little Girl
    15. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
    16. What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (Reprise)
    17. Mother People
    18. The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny
    Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention
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  • Weasels Ripped My Flesh Weasels Ripped My Flesh Quick View

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    Weasels Ripped My Flesh

    Weasels Ripped My Flesh, released in 1970, is the last release featuring the original Mothers Of Invention which FZ disbanded the year prior. Comprised of studio and live tracks, its musical diversity is showcased by incorporating elements ranging from avant-garde and experimental to R&B and Rock. Newly pressed from the master analog tape to 180g vinyl.
    1. Didja Get Any Onya?
    2. Directly From My Heart To You
    3. Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Sexually Aroused Gas Mask
    4. Toads Of The Short Forest

    5. Get A Little

    6. The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue
    7. Dwarf Nebula Processional March & Dwarf Nebula
    8. My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama

    9. Oh No

    10. The Orange County Lumber Truck
    11. Weasels Ripped My Flesh
    Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention
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  • Diddy Wah Diddy Diddy Wah Diddy Quick View

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    Diddy Wah Diddy

    Double 7 Set


    In the high desert of California, they were referred to simply as "Beefheart."


    Don Van Vliet acquired the habit of singing along to vintage blues records while hanging with high school chum Frank Zappa. Founder Alex Snouffer formed the Magic Band in late 1964. And, by early 1965, the powerful and charismatic local blues combo had made quite a name for itself locally as "the band" for local dances at the fairgrounds. By late '65 the inclusion of master guitarist Rich Hepner explosively changed the group's chemistry; dances morphed to concerts - with the dancers choosing to sit on the floor, captivated by this white blues band that seemed to transform Exposition Hall into a spellbinding Louisiana swamp.


    In early 1966, the band signed with A&M Records. Producer David Gates (of Bread fame) was assigned production duties, and the first result - a cover of Bo Diddley's "Diddy Wah Diddy" - stunned everyone. Famed Del Rio, Texas DJ "Wolfman Jack" introduced it by saying "OK everybody on the highway, you'd better pull over, cause here comes Captain Beefheart with 'Diddy Wah Diddy.'"


    Ill-fated times intervened with the coincidental cover of "Diddy" by an East Coast group - The Remains - which was releases almost simultaneously on the Epic Records label. Confusion and chaos reigned, and the songs dropped from the charts quickly. Founder Snouffer reflected: That's a record label's, personal manager's, and band's nightmare." Undaunted, Gates penned a follow-up to "Diddy," entitled "Moonchild." The band arranged it themselves - interpreting Dave's guitar/voice demo. Gates reaction: "Boy, it wasn't supposed to happen like this!"


    Van Vliet had also penned his first recorded compositions - "Who Do You Think You're Fooling" for the B-side of "Diddy" and "Frying Pan" for the B-side of "Moonchild." Van Vliet went on in later years through many incarnations of Magic Bands to create the most avante-garde rock music ever recorded, but the roots of these early pieces echo throughout all the later works.


    -John French, Lancaster, CA

    1. Diddy Wah Diddy
    2. Who Do You Think You're Fooling
    3. Moonchild
    4. Frying Pan
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  • Dr. Demento Covered in Punk Dr. Demento Covered in Punk Quick View

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    Dr. Demento Covered in Punk

    Wind up your radio dementites and dementoids-the doctor is in!


    This extra-special two-hour demented punk extravaganza is an audio oddity unlike anything else! An eclectic mix of artists from the world of classic and contemporary punk/indie/alt-rock have assembled, along with special guest stars from film, TV and more, to pay homage to radio icon Dr. Demento (a world-renowned institution who has championed novelty music and its creators since the 1970s), for this mind-blowing compilation. Over thirty different, never before released, all-new 'punk' cover versions of 'mad music and crazy comedy' songs famously heard on the airwaves of the legendary "Dr. Demento Show"-have been intermixed with 'wildcard' tracks showcasing some incredible, newly 'demented' versions of punk-rock classics!


    The result is a uniquely original, highly entertaining, modern-day homage to Dr. Demento's classic radio show, and its undeniable impact on popular culture. This bizarro broadcast from beyond the fringe is hosted by Dr. Demento himself, offering up interesting factoids and anecdotes between songs, with celebrity guest ID spots, creatively crafted bumper segments, and more 'demented' surprises tying it all together into an unconventional take on the traditional radio show format.


    Over two-full hours, a total of 64 tracks-all created specifically for "Dr. Demento Covered in Punk"!


    The three-disc vinyl LP come with an equally entertaining full-color booklet jam-packed with extensive liner notes and quotes personally written by the artists, a forward by producer John Cafiero (Misfits, Ramones, Osaka Popstar), an Afterword by Dr. Demento, as well as facts, photos, and an array of dynamic paintings and illustrations created specifically for the project by a team of visual artists spanning the world of comic books, classic punk-rock album covers, Topps Trading card series, Mad Magazine and more.


    Joined by everyone from the Misfits, Joan Jett, Fred Schneider of the B52s, to "Weird Al" Yankovic, the late Adam "Batman" West (in one of his final performances), and Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner-(to name just a few), the Doctor is in and he's 'Covered in Punk'!!


    About Dr. Demento: The Dr. Demento Show has been celebrating 'mad music and crazy comedy' on the airwaves playing everything from Spike Jones to Frank Zappa for nearly five decades. Responsible for introducing the world to its #1 most requested song of all time, "Fish Heads", and launching the career of the most successful artist in the entire history of funny music-"Weird Al" Yankovic; the world-famous Doctor's influence on pop culture has earned him induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame, a documentary feature film on his life and career currently in production, and even an appearance on The Simpsons.

    LP 1
    1. Dr. Demento Opening Theme (Pico & Sepulveda) / Artist: Osaka Popstar's Demented Punk Orchestra with the Roto Rooter Goodtime Christmas Band
    2. Demento Segment I / Artist: Dr. Demento and Osaka Popstar
    3. Fish Heads / Artist: Osaka Popstar
    4. Demento Segment II / Artist: Dr. Demento and Barnes & Barnes
    5. Garbageman / Artist: William Shatner
    6. Shaving Cream (Punk Lyrics) / Artist: "Uncle Floyd" Vivino & Oogie
    7. Demento Segment III
    8. Fluffy / Artist: Fred Schneider
    9. Demento Segment IV / Artist: Dr. Demento & Gloria Balsam
    10. Dead Puppies / Artist: James Kochalka Superstar
    11. Demento Segment V
    12. Surfin' Bird / Artist: Nobunny
    13. Rat Fink / Artist: Balzac
    14. Demento Segment VI
    15. I Like / Artist: Colleen Green
    16. Demento Segment VII
    17. Creature With The Atom Brain / Artist: Quintron & Miss Pussycat
    18. I Love Beans / Artist: The Meatmen
    19. It's A Gas / Artist: Los Straitjackets
    20. Demento Segment VIII


    LP 2
    1. Brak Takeover / Artist: Brak & Dr. Demento
    2. Institutionalized / Artist: Brak
    3. Demento Segment IX / Artist: Brak, Dr. Demento & Oglethorpe
    4. Eat It / Artist: Shonen Knife
    5. Batman Theme / Artist: The Hamburglars
    6. The Thing / Artist: Adam West
    7. Adam West ID / Artist: Adam West
    8. Science Fiction/Double Feature / Artist: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
    9. Demento Segment X
    10. Gloria Balsam Closing ID / Artist: Gloria Balsam
    11. Dr. Demento Covered In Punk Theme / Artist: Osaka Popstar
    12. Demento Segment XI
    13. National Brotherhood Week / Artist: The Vandals
    14. Demento Segment XII / Artist: Dr. Demento & Tom Lehrer
    15. Mah Na Mah Na / Artist: The Kipper Kids
    16. Demento Segment XIII
    17. Those Two Dreadful Children / Artist: Rasputina
    18. Suicide Is Painless (Theme from M*A*S*H) / Artist: JuiceheaD
    19. Demento Segment XIV / Artist: Dr. Demento & Moon Unit Zappa
    20. Disco Boy / Artist: Missing Persons


    LP 3
    1. Telephone Man / Artist: Quintron & Miss Pussycat
    2. Demento Segment XV / Artist: Dr. Demento
    3. Punk Rock Girl / Artist: Philly Boy Roy
    4. Lydia, The Tattooed Lady / Artist: The Dead Milkmen
    5. Demento Segment XVI
    6. Me And My Vibrator / Artist: Caroline & The Treats
    7. Monster / Artist: Nobunny
    8. Demento Segment XVII / Artist: Dr. Demento & MC Pee Pants
    9. My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama / Artist: The Meatmen
    10. Demento Segment XVIII / Artist: Dr. Demento & Bobby "Boris" Pickett
    11. Monster Mash / Artist: The Kids of Widney High
    12. Elvira Mistress of the Dark (Intro) / Artist: Elvira Mistress of the Dark
    13. The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati / Artist: The Misfits
    14. Demento Segment XIX
    15. Pico & Sepulveda / Artist: Osaka Popstar
    16. Demento Segment XX / Artist: Dr. Demento & "Weird Al" Yankovic
    17. Beat On The Brat / Artist: "Weird Al" Yankovic
    18. Shaving Cream (Reprise, Traditional Lyrics) / Artist: "Uncle Floyd" Vivino & Oogie
    19. Demento Segment XXI / Artist: Dr. Demento and Uncle Floyd & Oogie
    20. Dr. Demento Show Outro / Artist: Dr. Demento with "Uncle Floyd" Vivino
    21. Cheerio, Cherry Lips, Cheerio / Artist: "Uncle Floyd" Vivino
    22. Dr. Demento Covered In Punk Theme (Reprise) / Artist: Osaka Popstar
    23. Dr. Demento Theme (Reprise) (Pico & Sepulveda) / Artist: Osaka Popstar's Demented Punk Orchestra with the Roto Rooter Goodtime Christmas Band
    24. Brak Closing Message / Artist: Brak

    Various Artists
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    In 1969, the legendary Frank Zappa introduced the rock music world to the stellar electric violin and keyboard work of Jean-Luc Ponty with the collaborative masterwork King Kong: Jean Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa. Featuring a handful of Zappa's earlier classics like Idiot Bastard Son, as well as the exceptional orchestral piece Music for Electric Violin and Low Budget Orchestra, King Kong surely has become a progressive rock/jazz masterpiece. Featuring The Mothers of Invention's George Duke plus Wilton Felder and Ernie Watts. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray.
    1. King Kong
    2. Idiot Bastard Son
    3. Twenty Small Cigars
    4. How Would You Like To Have A Head Like That
    5. Music For Electric Violin and Low Budget Orchestra
    6. America Drinks and Goes Home
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    The soundtrack for a film that remained incomplete for over a decade, Uncle Meat is one of the finest albums produced by Zappa and the original Mothers of Invention. Showcasing every facet of the band, Uncle Meat is filled with quirky Zappa instrumentals like the title track and the Dog Breath Variations, rock staples like Cruisin' For Burgers and Mr. Green Genes, and an epic suite of instrumental fervor centered around the jazz-rock forerunner, King Kong.- Andrew Boscardin
    1. Uncle Meat
    2. The Voices Of Cheese
    3. Nine Types Of Industrial Pollution
    4. Zolar Czakl
    5. Dog Breath, In The Year Of The Plague
    6. The Legend Of The Golden Arches
    7. Louie Louie
    8. The Dog Breath Variations
    9. Sleeping In A Jar
    10. Our Bizarre Relationship
    11. The Uncle Meat Variations
    12. Electric Aunt Jemima
    13. Prelude To King Kong
    14. God Bless America
    15. A Pound For A Brown On The Bus
    16. Ian Underwood Whips It Out
    17. Mr. Green Genes
    18. We Can Shoot You
    19. If We'd All Been Living In California...
    20. The Air
    21. Project X
    22. Cruising For Burgers
    23. Tengo Na Minchia Tanta
    24. King Kong Itself
    25. King Kong II
    26. King Kong III
    27. King Kong IV
    28. King Kong V
    29. King Kong VI
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    Is this the Mothers Of Invention recording under a different name in a last ditch attempt to get their cruddy music on the radio?" Cruising With Ruben & The Jets, FZ's homage to Doo-Wop and classic R&B, is re-issued with the original 1968 mix on 180g vinyl from the master analog tape.
    1. Cheap Thrills
    2. Love Of My Life

    3. How Could I Be Such A Fool
    4. Deseri

    5. I'm Not Satisfied
    6. Jelly Roll Gum Drop

    7. Anything

    8. Later That Night

    9. You Didn't Try To Call Me

    10. Fountain Of Love

    11. No. No. No.

    12. Anyway The Wind Blows
    13. Stuff Up The Cracks
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    Vinyl reissue of the Residents' classic debut originally released on Ralph Records in 1974. The whole, bizarre Residents trip started here (at least officially)! Mixing everything from Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart to Raymond Scott and Sun Ra in the world's most bizarre blender, this one is the place to start in the wild and weird world of the Residents. Back on wax for the first time in years!
    1. Boots
    2. Numb Erone
    3. Guylum Bardot
    4. Breath and Length
    5. Consuelo's Departure
    6. Smelly Tongues
    7. Rest Aria
    8. Skratz
    9. Spotted Pinto Bean
    10. Infant Tango
    11. Seasoned Greetings
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    Steve Vai started his career working for the legendary Frank Zappa. Later on he recorded and toured with Public Image Ltd., Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth and Whitesnake. Passion And Warfare is his second solo album and was released in 1990. It is acclaimed as his best album, finding him coming into his own as a composer, as well as bypassing vocals almost entirely. Because Vai is a much more distinguished composer than most of his guitar-shredder colleagues, who most of the time are simply showing off their technique, Passion And Warfare is possibly one of the richest and best hard rock guitar-virtuoso albums ever.

    1. Liberty

    2. Erotic Nightmares
    3. The Animal
    4. Answers
    5. The Riddle
    6. Ballerina 12/24
    7. For The Love Of God
    8. The Audience Is Listening
    9. I Would Love To
    10. Blue Powder
    11. Greasy Kid's Stuff
    12. Alien Water Kiss
    13. Sisters
    14. Love Secrets
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