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Ruben & The Jets (Frank Zappa)Cruising With Ruben & The Jets ... CD
Ryko, 1968. Used ... $6.99
Frank Zappa's amazing tribute to the sounds of LA that inspired him in his youth – not just the early rock and roll of the late 50s, but the way the music was picked up and given a home by the scene in East LA! There's a surprising amount of nascent soul elements in the music here – especially the early harmony groups, who Frank's clearly paying tribute to with The Jets – sometimes dealing with subject matter that goes way beyond what most of those groups would have touched – but other times, right in line with the most heartfelt sounds of the 60s! Titles include "Deseri", "How Could I Be Such A Fool", "Cheap Thrills", "No No No", "Anyway The Wind Blows", "Stuff Up The Cracks", and "Jelly Roll Gum Drop". CD
Also available Cruising With Ruben & The Jets ... LP 19.99

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Ruben & The Jets (Frank Zappa)Cruising With Ruben & The Jets ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good Gatefold ... $19.99
Frank Zappa's amazing tribute to the sounds of LA that inspired him in his youth – not just the early rock and roll of the late 50s, but the way the music was picked up and given a home by the scene in East LA! There's a surprising amount of nascent soul elements in the music here – especially the early harmony groups, who Frank's clearly paying tribute to with The Jets – sometimes dealing with subject matter that goes way beyond what most of those groups would have touched – but other times, right in line with the most heartfelt sounds of the 60s! Titles include "Deseri", "How Could I Be Such A Fool", "Cheap Thrills", "No No No", "Anyway The Wind Blows", "Stuff Up The Cracks", and "Jelly Roll Gum Drop". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has some wear, waviness, and a factory sticker. Label has some staining and a bit of peeling.)
Also available Cruising With Ruben & The Jets ... CD 6.99

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Frank ZappaApostrophe ... LP
DiscReet, 1975. Very Good ... $8.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, a bit of seam splitting, and a small spot of sticker residue.)

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Frank ZappaHot Rats ... CD
Ryko, 1969. Used ... $4.99
One of those records that should be an insane dark mess, given the look of the cover – but which turns out to be a surprisingly well put-together effort all the way through! Zappa does a great job of hiding behind his hair here – never acting with the pomp that a pop genius like him could easily have enacted – and instead passing off the record as if it's just another freakout – despite the fact that the arrangements are some of his tightest, most focused, and downright groovy so far! There's plenty of key musical help to make the whole thing come out right – including bass from Shuggie Otis, guitar from Captain Beefheart, violin from Jean-Luc Ponty, drums from Paul Humphrey, and bass from Max Bennett – all players who really live up to the musical complexity of Zappa's compositions – often with a pre-fusion vibe that's almost unexpected. Titles include "Willie The Pimp", "Son Of Mr Green Grass", "The Gumbo Variations", "It Must Be A Camel", "Peaches In Regalia", and "Little Umbrellas". CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank ZappaLather ... CD
Ryko, Mid 70s. Used 3CD ... $17.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank ZappaLondon Symphony Orchestra Vols 1 & 2 ... CD
Ryko, 1983. Used 2CD ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank ZappaMake A Jazz Noise Here ... CD
Barking Pumpkin, 1991. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
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Frank ZappaPlayground Psychotics ... CD
Barking Pumpkin, 1992. Used 2CD ... $12.99
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(Out of print.)

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Frank ZappaWe're Only In It For The Money ... CD
Ryko, 1968. Used ... $5.99
An early masterpiece from Frank Zappa – one of those records that looks like it's going to be a big ol' mess when you first see the cover – but which turns out to be a carefully calculated act of madness in the end! The Mothers have all their freeform freaky brilliance intact here – still some of the snide edges of the early years, but also really learning their craft as well – and stretching out under Zappa's direction into a pastiche of songs that explore the anxieties and inanities of late 60s America! Frank produced the whole thing with an approach that others wouldn't reach for years – shifting styles, instrumentation, and sound sources with effortless ease – over tracks that include "Hot Poop", "The Idiot Bastard", "Lonely Little Girl", "Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance", "Harry You're A Beast", "Mom & Dad", "Who Needs The Peace Corps", and "Flower Punk". CD

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New Frank Zappa/Mothers Of InventionAbsolutely Free (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Reprise/Ryko, 1967. Used ... $5.99
One of the most mindblowing pop culture pastiches of the 60s – a record that's as absolutely mad as it is absolutely free – and proof that a whole new generation of musicians like Zappa were using the studio like an instrument itself! This is work that could have never existed away from record – as the mix of sounds, moods, and music comes together with a maddening frenzy – hardly the languid speed you'd expect from the early years of hippiedom – and instead, an inspirational stream of styles and ideas delivered with trademark Zappa dexterity and wit! The album's divided into two long passages – "Absolutely Free" and "The MOI American Pageant" – with tracks that include "Plastic People", "Amnesia Vivace", "The Duke Regains His Chops", "America Drinks & Goes Home", "Son Of Suzy Creamcheese", "Status Back Baby", and "The Duke Of Prunes". CD

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New Frank Zappa/Mothers Of InventionBurnt Weeny Sandwich ... CD
Reprise/Ryko, 1970. Used ... $4.99
A burnt weeny sandwich from Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention – and a record that shows just how far they'd come in just a few short years! In a way, the record feels almost like a summation of all the best ideas that Frank had come up with in the studio – some serious musical compositions, mixed with pop music parody, and still a touch of that sharper wit from the initial records – yet all delivered with a dexterity that nobody would have expected from The Mothers at the start! And if anything, there's almost more care and sensitivity here at times – especially on some of the piano parts – showing that Zappa's way more than just a freak letting his flag fly – and has plenty of ears for sounds that go way beyond his scene. Titles include "WPLJ", "Igor's Boogie", "Aybe Sea", "Holiday In Berlin Full Blown", "Valarie", and "The Little House I Used To Live In". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mothers (Frank Zappa)Fillmore East – June 1971 ... LP
Bizarre/Reprise, 1971. Very Good ... $9.99
Frank Zappa & The Mothers, live at the Fillmore East – showing the world they've got plenty of greatness to offer away from the studio! The band here is super-tight – with the ferocity of Chunga's Revenge, but still enough room between the jamming for some mad bits of dialog and vocals – which are then offset by great keyboards and saxes from Ian Underwood, electronics from Don Preston, and heavy drums from Aynsley Dunbar! There's a focus to the sound of the group here that really draws together all the strands from the previous few years – and titles include "The Mud Shark", "What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are", "Willie The Pimp", "Happy Together", "Lonesome Electric Turkey", and "Tears Began To Fall". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ringwear and a small name in marker on front.)

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Mothers (Frank Zappa)Grand Wazoo ... LP
Bizarre/Reprise, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $11.99
Titles include "Eat That Question", "Blessed Relief", "For Calvin & His Next Two Hitch-Hikers", and "Cletus Awreetus Awrightus". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bizarre pressing. Cover has some wear and seam splitting.)

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New Mothers (Frank Zappa)Just Another Band From LA ... LP
Reprise, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $9.99
A key record in showcasing Frank Zappa's blend of complicated compositions and all-out jamming – that mix of hard rock and serious songwriting that would direct his energy for most of the 70s – yet still pretty darn raw at this point! The album's a live one – with some of the same great spontaneous energy of the Fillmore set, but even less silliness – even amidst the album's longer songs and weirdass lyrics! The set begins with the extended "Billy The Mountain" – definitely a journey in music – then rolls into "Call Any Vegetable", "Eddie Are You Kidding", "Magdalena", and "Dog Breath". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear and some splitting on the top seam.)

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Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa)Weasels Ripped My Flesh ... LP
Bizarre/Reprise, 1970. Very Good- ... $14.99
A silly cover and title, but one of the most powerful records so far from Frank Zappa – a set that focuses the mad energy of The Mothers into a groove that really packs a lot of punch! The lineup here is filled with key talents – including Don Preston on organ and electronics, Sugarcane Harris on violin, Lowell George on rhythm guitar, Ian Underwood on alto, and Bunk Gardner on tenor – all players who are more than willing to go to the farther edges of Zappa's consciousness – yet also have the musical chops to make the whole thing come together beautifully! There's a bit more hard rock than some of Zappa's jazz leanings in this set – and titles include "March & Dwarf Nebula", "Didja Get Any Onya", "Directly From My Heart To You", "Toads Of The Short Forest", and "The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Bizarre pressing, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has some wear, with some splitting and wide strips of masking tape on the seams)

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New Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of InventionOne Size Fits All ... LP
DiscReet, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Frank Zappa's got some fantastic fusion touches on this sweet little set from the 70s – thanks to keyboards and a bit of vocals from George Duke, heavy drums from Chester Thompson, and even some brief help from Johnny Guitar Watson! The set's still got a very Zappa-esque feel, but it's clear he's also letting Duke stretch his wings a bit too as there's parts of the record that almost echo the style of some of George's more far-out recordings for MPS. The balance is great – and one that makes the album a lot more soulful at points than we're used to hearing from Zappa. Titles include "Florentine Pogen", "Can't Afford No Shoes", "Inca Roads", "Po-Jama People", "Evelyn A Modified Dog", and "San Ber'Dino". LP, Vinyl record album
(US pressing. Cover has moderate wear, center split in the spine and split bottom seam.)

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New Frank ZappaGuitar – Live ... CD
Ryko, 1988. Used 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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New Frank ZappaLumpy Gravy (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Video Arts (Japan), 1968. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Amazing sounds from Frank Zappa – and a record that showed the world that he was also one hell of an arranger too! The album's got all the offbeat, tripped-out qualities that you'd expect from late 60s Zappa – but at times, it's also got this tightness that's really amazing – almost as if Frank's showing the world that he can easily do the same things as the studio wizards of LA pop – but chooses to keep most of his efforts on the wrong side of the tracks! There's plenty of larger backings at points – handled by some of the cream of the crop of the LA studio and jazz scene – but other moments are pretty darn raw, and have a gritty, almost homemade sound collage feel. CD

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New Frank ZappaWe're Only In It For The Money/Lumpy Gravy ... CD
Ryko, 1967/1968. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Frank ZappaYou Can't Do That On Stage Anymore Vol 2 ... CD
Ryko, Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa)Freak Out ... CD
Ryko, 1966. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fabulous furry freak out from Frank Zappa – the start of a legendary run in the late 60s – and a record that is still as mindblowing now as it was all those many years back! There's a deadpan quality to the vocals that's unlike anything other groups were trying for at the time – a snotty aspect that's often forgotten amidst all the celebrations of Zappa's hippiedom, but which really makes the record stand out from the pack – giving it a kind of darkness that's a wonderful change from some of the too-earnest psych or folk rock elements of the period. Music is great too – and a lot more simple than in later years – a really tight blend of garage and psych that furthers the almost punky quality of the record. Titles include "The Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet", "Motherly Love", "I Ain't Got No Heart", "Hungry Freaks Daddy", "Wowie Zowie", "You Didn't Try To Call Me", "Any Way The Wind Blows", and "I'm Not Satisfied". CD

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New Frank ZappaApostrophe/Overnight Sensation ... CD
Ryko, 1973/1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Frank ZappaDon't Eat That Yellow Snow/Down In The Dew (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Zappa/Barking Pumpkin, 1973/1974. Used (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of Frank Zappa's catchier numbers – presented here in the 1974 single edit – and backed with a previously-unreleased 1973 alternate mix of "Down In De Dew"! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(#003180. Sleeve has a small sticker and some light creases.)

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New Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa)We're Only In It For The Money ... LP
Verve, 1968. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
An early masterpiece from Frank Zappa – one of those records that looks like it's going to be a big ol' mess when you first see the cover – but which turns out to be a carefully calculated act of madness in the end! The Mothers have all their freeform freaky brilliance intact here – still some of the snide edges of the early years, but also really learning their craft as well – and stretching out under Zappa's direction into a pastiche of songs that explore the anxieties and inanities of late 60s America! Frank produced the whole thing with an approach that others wouldn't reach for years – shifting styles, instrumentation, and sound sources with effortless ease – over tracks that include "Hot Poop", "The Idiot Bastard", "Lonely Little Girl", "Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance", "Harry You're A Beast", "Mom & Dad", "Who Needs The Peace Corps", and "Flower Punk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing, missing the insert. Cover has heavy waviness, peeling and staining due to moisture, mostly split bottom seam and a torn top corner.)
 
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New Rob Young, editorWire Primers – A Guide to Modern Music ... Book
Verso, 2009. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An essential primer on all things musically hip – put together by the writers of The Wire magazine – a publication we've trusted for many years, for many styles! The book is a great way to dip into the farther reaches of the musical universe – to quickly learn about and get at the core of styles that are far from mainstream, and which will greatly expand your listening horizons! The volume features different sections – on Avant Rock, Jazz & Improvisation, Funk & Beyond, and Modern Composition – then has articles on key figures, along with reviews of selected recordings – which will really help shape your listening. Writers include John Szwed, Simon Reynolds, Ben Ratliff, Alan Licht, Peter Shapiro, and others – and articles include Sun Ra, Fela Kuti, Tropicalia, Sonic Youth, No Wave, John Cage, Musique Concrete, Iannis Xenakis, Grime, James Brown, Derek Baily, Frank Zappa, Ornette Coleman, The Fall, and Captain Beefheart! 198 pages, softcover. Book

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New Michel Choquette, edSomeday Funnies (hardcover) ... Book
Abrams Comic Arts, 2011. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing project, with amazing results – a set of separate comics all about the 60s – drawn by some of the hippest talents of both that generation, and the 70s as well! The project was begun many years ago by Michael Choquette – who contacted creators as diverse as William S Burroughs, Jack Kirby, Frank Zappa, Wally Wood, Pete Townshend, Walt Simonson, Denny O'Neil, Harvey Kurtzman, Tuli Kupferberg, Sergio Aragones, Kim Deitch, Will Eisner, Russ Heath, Archie Goodman, Harlan Ellison, and many others – all of whom combined in these really unique ways to create oversized comic strips that feel like they've fallen out of some weird hippie version of a Sunday comics section from the newspaper! The project features 169 different talents in all – with 129 different strips as a result – all presented here in full color, with the oversized feel of a newspaper – but in a lavish hardcover volume. Someday Funnies was unpublished in this full format for years, but finally gets its due – in this heavy book that runs for over 212 pages – complete with a great forward by Jeet Heer. Book

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New VariousRap Line – A Series Of Rock Impressions – July 16 to 31, 1975 ... LP
Army ROTC, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
A series of short radio spots, sponsored by the Army ROTC – with bits on Slade, Rod Stewart, Frank Zappa, CSN&Y, Tangerine Dream, ELP, Paul McCartney, and others! LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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