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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
    Frank Zappa
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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
    Frank Zappa
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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
    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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  • Muffin Man Vol 2 Muffin Man Vol 2 Quick View

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    Muffin Man Vol 2

    Of all the Frank Zappa tours, the spring of 1975 is the most unusual and frustrating. The performances could range from absolutely exhilarating to rather drab with slopping renditions of composed "core" pieces like "Advance Romance" and "Willie The Pimp" played in the midst of brilliant improvisations by both Zappa and Captain Beefheart and the other musicians in the band. Add to this the paucity of really good recordings, and the frustration is obvious. Zappa's April 26th show in Providence had never circulated before Lampinski's tape surfaced recently. Not only is this arguably the best sounding show from the tour, it's a tight and enjoyable performance. This is the second instalment of two from that ground breaking performance.
    1.Montana
    2.Improvisations (inc. Chariot, Moon Trek, q: Sam w/ The Showing Scalp Flat Top)
    3.Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top
    4.Penguin In Bondage
    5.Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead
    6.Echidna's Arf (Of You)
    7.Drum Solo
    8.Advance Romance
    9.Encore break
    10.Willie The Pimp
    Frank Zappa
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  • Sheik Yerbouti Sheik Yerbouti Quick View

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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
    Frank Zappa
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  • Meet The Residents Meet The Residents Quick View

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    Meet The Residents

    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
    12. N-ER-GEE (Crisis Blues)
    Residents
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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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  • Uncle Meat Uncle Meat Quick View

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    Uncle Meat

    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
    Frank Zappa
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  • King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa Quick View

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    King Kong: Jean-Luc Ponty Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa

    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
    Jean-Luc Ponty
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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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  • Freak Out! Freak Out! Quick View

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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)

    Frank Zappa
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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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  • One Size Fits All One Size Fits All Quick View

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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
    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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  • Follow The Rainbow (Speakers Corner) Follow The Rainbow (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Follow The Rainbow (Speakers Corner)

    The fusion movement has a lot in common with a tropical storm: it rages fiercely in its early phases but becomes less wild later on, yet still blows a gale. In the eye of the storm that tore its path through the various musical styles and genres as from 1960 is George Duke, who entered into creative and stormy partnerships with such artists as Frank Zappa, Miles Davis and Jean-Luc Ponty. The rainbow colours with which Duke chose to tint this album are taken less from the paintpots of fusion jazz and rock, and rather more from the black, natural colours of rhythm and blues. Next to a relaxed love groove (Say That You Will) we find a polyphonic vocal number with solos (Sunrise), which conjures up the nostalgic atmosphere of Motown, now on the decline. Then there is snappy funk in all manner of variations, such as Party Down, which swings trendily along but then comes over unfiltered and dry as a bone.
    In Follow The Rainbow, genial musicianship, expert arrangements and a special feeling for resonance amalgamate to create a tightly-knit sound which is ever fresh and easy-going.



    Musicians:



    • George Duke (vocal, keyboard)

    • Larry Williams (tenor saxophone, flute)

    • Eric Culver (trombone)

    • Charles Icarus Johnson (guitar)

    • Byron Miller (bass)

    • Leon 'Ndugu' Chandler (drums)

    • Sheila Escovedo (percussion, vocal)

    • Napoleon Murphy Brock (vocal)




    Recording: 1979 at Westlake Recording, Los Angeles, by Kerry McNabb and Electric Lady Studios, New York, by Dave Palmer

    Production: George Duke





    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Party Down
    2. Say That You Will
    3. Funkin' For The Thrill
    4. Sunrise
    5. Festival
    6. I Am For Real (May The Funk Be With You)
    7. Straight From The Heart
    8. Corine
    9. Pluck
    10. Follow The Rainbow
    George Duke
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  • Dutch Courage: Vol. 1 Dutch Courage: Vol. 1 Quick View

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    Dutch Courage: Vol. 1

    Live Zappa Broadcast Recorded In Rotterdam 1980

    By 1980 Frank Zappa had endured one of the most turbulent periods of his career. The working relationship between Zappa and his long-time manager Herb Cohen had irreparably broken down due to disagreements over their jointly owned DiscReet label, and he had also parted ways with Warner Brothers after a dispute concerning the four disc LÄther project, and the label releasing his material against his wishes, which had resulted in multiple lawsuits.

    Blocked from issuing his own music for over a year, Zappa's main source of income came from extensive touring which he did with a number of small, rock-oriented groups throughout the late 1970s.

    Included here too as bonus cuts are a selection of tracks from the same tour - broadcast from Paris and Munich respectively - as well as an extended 1980 interview with Mike Siegel for Boston TV show 'Five All Night, Live All Night', in which a typically sarcastic yet droll Zappa answers questions from the host and the viewers about his family life, his recent legal troubles, and his latest releases. Making in completion a full 160-minute recording across two installments, in quite excellent audio quality throughout, this release will prove a delight for fans and a must have item to add to any decent Zappa collection.

    LP 1
    1. Chunga's Revenge
    2. Keep It Greasy
    3. Outside Now
    4. City Of Tiny Lites
    5. Teenage Wind
    6. Bamboozled By Love
    7. Pick Me I'm Clean
    8. Society Pages
    9. I'm A Beautiful Guy


    LP 2
    1. Beauty Knows No Pain
    2. Charlie's Enormous Mouth
    3. Cosmik Debris
    4. You Didn't Try To Call Me
    5. I Ain't Got No Heart
    6. Love Of My Life
    7. You Are What You Is
    8. Easy Meat
    9. Joe's Garage
    10. Why Does It Hurt When I Pee?

    Frank Zappa
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  • Cruising With Ruben & The Jets Cruising With Ruben & The Jets Quick View

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    Cruising With Ruben & The Jets

    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
    Frank Zappa
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  • Puttin' On The Ritz - New York 81 Vol.1 Puttin' On The Ritz - New York 81 Vol.1 Quick View

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    Puttin' On The Ritz - New York 81 Vol.1

    Limited To 1000


    Zappa hit the road in September '81, with his latest touring band, comprising Chad Wackerman on drums, Ed Mann on percussion, Tommy Mars on keyboards, Scott Thunes on bass, with Steve Vai and Ray White on guitar. In November the group travelled to New York State, played a couple of shows up north before hitting the city and unloading at the infamous Ritz venue in the East Village on the 17th.


    The show that night was captured by WLIR FM Radio and broadcast across the East Coast to the delight of Zappa fans who hadn't been lucky enough to secure a ticket. Playing for more than two and a half hours, with special guests Al Di Meola and Brian Peters joining on a couple of numbers.

    LP1
    1. Treacherous Cretin
    2. Montana
    3. Easy Meat
    4. You Are What You Is
    5. Mudd Club
    6. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
    7. Dumb All Over
    8. Heavenly Bank Account
    9. Suicide Chump


    LP2
    1. Jumbo Go Away
    2. Envelopes
    3. Drowning Witch
    4. Whats New In Baltimore
    5. Moggio 1:13
    6. Bamboozled By Love
    7. Sinister Footwear

    Frank Zappa
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    Dutch Courage: Vol. 2

    Live Zappa Broadcast Recorded In Rotterdam 1980

    By 1980 Frank Zappa had endured one of the most turbulent periods of his career. The working relationship between Zappa and his long-time manager Herb Cohen had irreparably broken down due to disagreements over their jointly owned DiscReet label, and he had also parted ways with Warner Brothers after a dispute concerning the four disc LÄther project, and the label releasing his material against his wishes, which had resulted in multiple lawsuits.

    Blocked from issuing his own music for over a year, Zappa's main source of income came from extensive touring which he did with a number of small, rock-oriented groups throughout the late 1970s.

    Included here too as bonus cuts are a selection of tracks from the same tour - broadcast from Paris and Munich respectively - as well as an extended 1980 interview with Mike Siegel for Boston TV show 'Five All Night, Live All Night', in which a typically sarcastic yet droll Zappa answers questions from the host and the viewers about his family life, his recent legal troubles, and his latest releases. Making in completion a full 160-minute recording across two installments, in quite excellent audio quality throughout, this release will prove a delight for fans and a must have item to add to any decent Zappa collection.

    LP 1
    1. Dancin' Fool
    2. Bobby Brown
    3. Ms. Pinky
    4. Encore Break
    5. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted
    6. The Illinois Enema Bandit
    7. Heavenly Bank Account
    8. Suicide Chump
    9. Jumbo Go Away


    LP 2
    1. If Only She Woulda
    2. Stick It Out
    3. Mudd Club
    4. The Meek Shall Inherit Nothing
    5. Golden Arches
    6. Matt Siegel Interview

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    Puttin' On The Ritz - New York 81 Vol.2

    Limited To 1000


    Volume 2 from THE CLASSIC FRANK ZAPPA N.Y.C. BROADCAST FROM 1981. Zappa hit the road in September '81, with his latest touring band, comprising Chad Wackerman on drums, Ed Mann on percussion, Tommy Mars on keyboards, Scott Thunes on bass, with Steve Vai and Ray White on guitar. In November the group travelled to New York State, played a couple of shows up north before hitting the city and unloading at the infamous Ritz venue in the East Village on the 17th.


    The show that night was captured by WLIR FM Radio and broadcast across the East Coast to the delight of Zappa fans who hadn't been lucky enough to secure a ticket. Playing for more than two and a half hours, with special guests Al Di Meola and Brian Peters joining on a couple of numbers.

    LP1
    1. Stevies Spanking
    2. Cocaine Decisions
    3. Nig Biz
    4. Doreen
    5. Goblin Girl
    6. Black Page #2
    7. Tryin To Grow A Chin
    8. Strictly Genteel


    LP2
    1. Clowns On Velvet
    2. Ride Like The Wind
    3. Zoot Allures
    4. This Is My Story
    5. Whipping Post
    6. Watermelon In Easter Hay

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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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    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
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    Rest In Chaos

    Let me explain what it's like to summarize Rest in Chaos. What you have here is, in the first place, the book of Genesis as deftly reconceived by Todd Snider who has been inhabited by a spirit resembling Philip K. Dick. The rest of the Hard Working Americans are under the direction (or perhaps in the thrall) of an older wiser Jimi Hendrix and a Frank Zappa no less exacting than he was when he departed. It is rock'n'roll music, past, present and future, and that's no dream, it's just a fact. There are moments here when the walls of Babel might be falling, there are moments when they are reinvented and every time you try to pin it down, it shows you something else. "Half Ass Moses," the third song, ends by declaring "The song wasn't all that complicated."


    Like hell it isn't. When, in the very next song, "Dope is Dope," Todd Snider is a voice more inflammatory and gritty than I have ever heard from him before, "His mother didn't understand him / Whose mother ever does?" am I supposed to laugh, cry, applaud or beg for mercy. All that's really sure is, you're not leaving 'til the show's over. Even if you want to. There's nowhere else to go, and even if there were, the music's too good.


    So much for metaphysics. The actual physics of the thing is seven billion people out for what they only think is a stroll, armed with nothing more than some quite treacherous Roman candles Rest in Chaos might, if these Hard Working Americans were scientists of something other than sound, be the story of the entropy of the universe, and if you think I'm kidding that's only because you haven't taken the deep dive into its complexity, which if not quantum is at least a quandary. Albums aren't this good anymore; they're not this ambitious; their parts are not so finely conceived, the risks they take are not so reckless, the ways they resolve contradictions are not so elegant. Most of all they don't kick you in the preconceptions anywhere near so often. (How did they manage to create harmonies in "Something Else" that recall both the Hollies and the Mothers of Invention?)


    Todd's songs sound like he swiped part of them from Billy Joe Shaver and part from Tim Buckley and welded them together with spare parts from Iggy and Paul McCartney. There's a nightmare embedded here, and what cares the weight of it, the aspect of doom and the hint of doom is Dave Schools' bass. Neal Casal, who might be the most under-rated guitarist in rock, is constantly making the chaos more beautiful than you'd think possible. The roots of the sound are in the jam bands and Americana groups and singer-songwriter sessions the band members have played in but when they get to "Throwing Goats" (OK, maybe I should have said Thomas Pynchon or John Barth rather than Dick) and "Something Else" (both parts), they've joined the ranks of the rockers who no longer look for interstellar overdrive, because they've already found it.


    All this is, of course, metaphor. Well, most of it. Some of it. The part about how strong it is, how smart, how completely the product of the past ("stand up for your brother, stick it to the man") and how anticipatory of one of the best futures anyone has shown us is straight up. It's one of the most well-sustained albums I've heard in years, and what it sustains is not only my faith in rock'n'roll or even how hard the Hard Working Americans really do work to make their magic, but how much it means to them, which is the only way it can mean very much to the rest of us.


    Let me put it this way: I've heard Rest in Chaos any number of times and there's no way I'm done with it. I can tell you about its surface but I haven't gotten to the bottom of it. I'm not really sure there is one. It is humbling to confront it, and reassuring to know that there is all the rest of our lives for that. "The High Price of Inspiration"? A bargain.

    1. Opening Statement
    2. It Runs Together
    3. Half Ass Moses
    4. Dope Is Dope
    5. Burn Out Shoes
    6. Roman Candles
    7. Ascending Into Madness
    8. Throwing The Goats
    9. Something Else
    10. Massacre
    11. The High Price of Inspiration
    12. Acid
    13. Purple Mountain Jamboree
    Hard Working Americans
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