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Frank Zappa200 Motels ... LP
United Artists, 1971. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original US pressing, missing the booklet and poster. Cover has some wear.)

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Frank ZappaApostrophe/Overnight Sensation ... CD
Ryko, 1973/1974. Used ... $8.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank ZappaChunga's Revenge ... CD
Ryko, 1970. Used ... $1.99
One of the most jamming Zappa albums from the early days – a set that's still got some of Frank's complicated musical leanings in play – but which features interpretation by a smoking group who no doubt helped the great one reach a much larger audience! George Duke plays lots of organ and heavy keyboards – and other players include Aynsley Dunbar on drums, giving the whole thing a great punch at the bottom – plus Mothers luminary Ian Underwood on more keyboards and electric alto sax, Jeff Simmons and Max Bennett on bass, and Frank himself on some mighty amazing guitar! Titles include "The Clap", "Chunga's Revenge", "Tell Me You Love Me", "The Nancy & Mary Music", "Twenty Small Cigars", and "Would You Go All The Way". CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank ZappaDon't Eat That Yellow Snow/Down In The Dew (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Zappa/Barking Pumpkin, 1973/1974. Near Mint- (pic cover, reissue)... $9.99
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 Frank ZappaHot Rats ... CD
Ryko, 1969. Used ... $5.99
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

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Frank ZappaShip Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch ... CD
Zappa, 1982. Used ... $7.99
Features the classic "Valley Girl" – plus "Drowning Witch", "Teen Age Prostitute", and "I Come From Nowhere". CD

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Frank Zappa/MothersRoxy & Elsewhere ... CD
Ryko, 1974. Used ... $4.99
"Mostly" live genius from Frank Zappa and the Mothers Of Invention – recorded at The Roxy with some studio additions – and the players include George Duke, Tom Fowler, Ruth Underwood, Walt Fowler, Ralph Humphrey and the other great players from this peak period! It's astonishing stuff – and as strong of a mix of the tightly rock-centric and exploratory/hard fusiony sides of Zappa as you could hope for – shoot, even the stage banter is priceless! Includes "Penguin In Bondage", "Pygmy Twylyte", "Village Of The Sun", "Don't You Ever Wash That Thing?", "More Trouble Everyday" and "Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzmen's Church)" and more. CD

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New Frank Zappa/Mothers Of InventionBurnt Weeny Sandwich ... LP
Reprise, 1970. Very Good- Gatefold ... $19.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Bizarre pressing. Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track one. Cover has some wear, a cutout hole, some seam splitting, and some sticker residue.)

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New Mothers (Frank Zappa)Grand Wazoo ... LP
Bizarre/Reprise, 1972. Very Good Gatefold ... $16.99
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 edge wear. Bottom seam has a small center split.)

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Mothers (Frank Zappa)Just Another Band From LA ... LP
Reprise, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $11.99
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 wear, some small stains, and split top and bottom seams.)

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New Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa)**** Of The Mothers ... LP
Verve, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout hole, a small split on the top seam, some wear, and a bit of sticker residue on the back.)

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New Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa)Weasels Ripped My Flesh ... LP
Bizarre/Reprise, 1970. Very Good- ... $19.99
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 ZappaGuitar ... LP
Barking Pumpkin, Early 80s. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a light crease.)

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Frank Zappa & The MothersOver-Nite Sensation ... LP
DiscReet, 1973. Very Good Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of Frank Zappa's biggest-selling albums of the early 70s and it's also one of his best ever! Over-Nite Sensation finds Zappa's leftfield weirdness and sly social satire at play within adventurous, but accessible arrangements. It's got some early fusiony rock bits paired with heavy drums and muscular rock riffs – and it's a hell of a great sound! The songs themselves are sharp here, too. If forced to make a list of favorite Zappa songs, it'd certainly include "Camarillo Brillo", which kicks this record off – and other titles include "I'm The Slime", "Montana", "Dinah-Moe Humm", "Zomby Woof", and "Dirty Love". Features keyboards from George Duke and violin from Jean Luc Ponty – plus horns by Ian Underwood, Sal Marquez, Tom Fowler and Bruce Fowler – plus percussion by Ruth Underwood and amazing drums by Ralph Humphrey. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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New Frank ZappaApostrophe ... LP
DiscReet, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, seam splitting, and light stains. Labels have a bit of pen.)

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New Frank ZappaGrand Wazoo ... CD
Ryko, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Frank ZappaHot Rats ... LP
Bizarre, 1969. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label Bizzare pressing. Cover has some wear, a center split in the spine, split bottom seam, partially split top seam.)
Also available Hot Rats ... CD 5.99

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New Frank ZappaJoe's Garage Act 1 ... LP
Zappa, 1979. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Titles include "Wet T Shirt Nite", "Toad O Line", "Why Does It Hurt When I Pee", and "Joe's Garage". LP, Vinyl record album
(Dutch pressing. Cover has some wear, a sticker, and some splitting on the bottom seam and spine.)

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New Frank ZappaLumpy Gravy ... LP
Verve, 1968. Used ... Temporarily 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. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wear, a cutout hole, and partially split top and bottom seams.)

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New Frank ZappaWaka/Jawaka ... CD
Ryko, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful stuff from Frank Zappa – a set that still has all the freak-out feel of the early years, yet which also shows a real maturation in his arrangement styles as well! The instrumentation is fantastic – not just great guitar from Frank, but heavy keyboards from George Duke, slide guitar from Tony Duran, raw drums from Aynsley Dunbar, and even some great horn arrangements that bring in a jazzy undercurrent that's mighty nice – almost grounding the free-form energy of the band's impulses with a sophisticated groove that really makes you take them seriously! Titles include the side-long "Big Swifty" – plus "Waka/Jawaka", "Your Mouth", and "It Might Be A One Shot Deal". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Frank ZappaZoot Allures ... LP
Warner, 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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New Frank Zappa & Captain BeefheartBongo Fury – Live In Concert At Armadillo World Headquarters 1975 ... LP
DiscReet, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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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 ring & edge wear, and a partially split bottom seam.)

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New Frank Zappa/Mothers Of InventionUncle Meat ... LP
Reprise/Bizarre, 1969. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing movie in sound – supposedly music (and more) that was going to be used in a film project, issued to the public while Zappa was trying to raise money for production! The album's one of the most tripped-out studio efforts to date from the group – loads of overdubbing, and wonderfully complicated instrumentation – with some especially great keyboards from Don Preston and Ian Underwood, whose keys alone almost preface the future of fusion – while, at the same time, display some key links to 20th century avant music as well! Vocals are dropped in at just the right time, but the instrumental interplay is what really makes the record special – over many short tracks that include "Mr Green Genes", "We Can Shoot You", "Dog Breath Variations", "Sleeping In A Jar", "The Legend Of The Golden Arches", "Uncle Meat", "Cruising For Burgers", and "King Kong" in many variations. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original blue label pressing. NOTE – Cover has a split top seam, and is stained on the bottom 4 inches, with heavy peeling on all sides.)

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New Frank ZappaOrchestral Favorites ... LP
DiscReet, 1979. Used ... Out Of Stock
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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New Mothers (Frank Zappa)Fillmore East – June 1971 ... LP
Bizarre/Reprise, 1971. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 wear, splitting and masking tape on the seams, and some light stains.)

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New Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa)Weasels Ripped My Flesh ... CD
Ryko, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
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". CD
Also available Weasels Ripped My Flesh ... LP 19.99

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New Frank Zappa/Mothers Of InventionUncle Meat ... LP
Bizarre/Zappa, 1969. New Copy 2 LP Gatefols (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An amazing movie in sound – supposedly music (and more) that was going to be used in a film project, issued to the public while Zappa was trying to raise money for production! The album's one of the most tripped-out studio efforts to date from the group – loads of overdubbing, and wonderfully complicated instrumentation – with some especially great keyboards from Don Preston and Ian Underwood, whose keys alone almost preface the future of fusion – while, at the same time, display some key links to 20th century avant music as well! Vocals are dropped in at just the right time, but the instrumental interplay is what really makes the record special – over many short tracks that include "Mr Green Genes", "We Can Shoot You", "Dog Breath Variations", "Sleeping In A Jar", "The Legend Of The Golden Arches", "Uncle Meat", "Cruising For Burgers", and "King Kong" in many variations. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Frank ZappaImaginary Diseases (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Zappa, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Frank ZappaShut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar (3CD set) ... CD
Ryko, 1981. Used 3CD ... Out Of Stock
Includes "Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar", "Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Some More", and "Return Of The Son Of Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar". CD
(Out of print.)
 
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Michel Choquette, edSomeday Funnies (hardcover) ... Book
Abrams Comic Arts, 2011. New Copy ... $12.99 55.00
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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VariousRap Line – A Series Of Rock Impressions – July 16 to 31, 1975 ... LP
Army ROTC, 1975. Very Good+ ... $6.99
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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