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✨✧ Ruben & The Jets (Frank Zappa)Cruising With Ruben & The Jets ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Near Mint- 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
(80s pressing on Barking Pumpkin.)
Also available Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Ruben & The Jets (Frank Zappa)Cruising With Ruben & The Jets (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve/Zappa, Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
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
Also available Cruising With Ruben & The Jets ... LP 19.99

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Frank ZappaApostrophe ... CD
Ryko, 1975. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Frank ZappaApostrophe/Overnight Sensation ... CD
Ryko, 1973/1974. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank ZappaGoblin Girl/Pink Napkins (picture disc) ... 12-inch
Barking Pumpkin, 1981. Very Good ... $9.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Frank ZappaHow Could I Be Such A Fool/Help, I'm A Rock 3rd Movement – It Can't Happen Here (2016 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Verve/Zappa, 1966. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $10.99
Incredible work from the earliest days of the Mothers Of Invention! "How Could I Be Such A Fool" is wonderful – like a dark parody of mainstream pop of the time, but given a really spooky edge! And "It Can't Happen Here" is much more of the kind of freakout the group was known for – almost an audio play, with lots of weird effects! Great reissue – cut from the original 1966 analog single master! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Numbered limited edition!)

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Frank ZappaJoe's Garage – Acts 1, 2, & 3 ... CD
Ryko, 1979. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frank ZappaJoe's Garage Acts 2 & 3 ... LP
Zappa, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank ZappaLumpy Gravy ... LP
Verve, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $34.99
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 ring & edge wear.)
Also available Lumpy Gravy (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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Frank ZappaLumpy Gravy (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Verve/Zappa, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
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
Also available Lumpy Gravy ... LP 34.99

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Frank ZappaSheik Yerbouti ... LP
Ryko, 1979. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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Frank Zappa & The MothersOver-Nite Sensation ... LP
DiscReet, 1973. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
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

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Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of InventionTiny Nightmares ... LP
Impossible Recordworks, 1977. Near Mint- ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank Zappa/London Symphony OrchestraLondon Symphony Orchestra Vol 2 ... LP
Barking Pumpkin, 1987. Very Good+ ... $19.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a mark from sticker removal.)

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Frank Zappa/Mothers Of InventionAbsolutely Free ... LP
Verve, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and some splitting on one seam.)

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Frank Zappa/Mothers Of InventionUncle Meat ... LP
Reprise/Bizarre, 1969. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99
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.)

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Mothers (Frank Zappa)Just Another Band From LA ... LP
Bizarre, 1972. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
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 blue label pressing.)

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Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa)Freak Out ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
A fabulous furry freakout 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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label stereo pressing. Cover has some surface wear and a bit of pen inside the gatefold.)

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Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa)Weasels Ripped My Flesh (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bizarre/Reprise, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
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

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✨✧ Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa)We're Only In It For The Money ... LP
Verve, 1968. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing.)
 
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George DukeShine On – The Anthology – Epic Years 1977 to 1984 ... CD
Epic/Soulmusic.com (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99
A tremendous run of music from the great George Duke – an artist who'd already spent many years in the jazz and soul world before hitting his time at Epic Records – where he really took off on a great run of tracks like this! Duke started out as a straight jazz player in the 60s, then worked a bit with Frank Zappa on some really far-out sounds – and also got the chance to cut a run of fantastic spacey fusion sets for the MPS label – all experience that gave him plenty of time to try out new ideas on the keyboards, and find the right sort of space for his musical soul. At Epic, George took all those ideas and experience, and forged them down into some wonderful sounds that effortlessly blended soul, jazz, funk, and fusion – to a level that instantly made Duke the leading light in his field, and a creative talent who helped give exposure to a lot of other artists too. This smoking set features 38 tracks from those years – a really wonderfully-chosen collection that does a great job of touching all the right bases, and including some of our favorite George Duke material from the Epic recordings! Titles include "Reach For It", "Scuse Me Miss", "Yeah We Going", "Dukey Stick (parts 1 & 2)", "I Am For Real", "Movin On", "Pluck", "Brazilian Love Affair", "Games", "Shine On", "Dream On", "Reach Out (parts 1 & 2)", "Secret Rendezvous", "Heroes (voc)", "Dukey Stick (long version)", "Party Down", "Son Of Reach For It", "Finding My Way", "Positive Energy", "Thinking Of You", "Celebrate", "You Are The Light", "Say That You Will", "You & Me", "Don't Let Go", and "The Way I Feel". CD

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TaivaanvuohiPop Liisa 4 – 1973 (with bonus download) ... LP
Svart (Finland), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
Searing prog from Taivaanvuohi – one of those hard-burning Finnish groups that made that nation's scene so amazing back in the 70s! There's a dexterity here that rivals the best UK, Italian, or German groups of the time – a post-fusion blend of electric elements and reed lines – all set to complex rhythms, but opening up with some more emotive solo lines too – a tunefulness that goes way beyond simple jamming! Tarmo Rosenlund provides the vocals, but the instrumental side of the group is often more prominent – especially the alto and flute lines from Pertti Paivinen, and guitar from Sami Hurmerinta – both driven on strongly by the excellent bass and drums. Titles include "Forward Bound", "Drop Drag", "Shedding", "Gloom/Muukalaiset Yossa", and a version of Frank Zappa's "Orange County Lumber Truck". LP, Vinyl record album

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Wigwam/TaivaanvuohiPop Liisa 3 & 4 – 1973 ... CD
Svart (Finland), 1973. New Copy ... $18.99
Two sets of rare recordings from the Finnish Broadcasting vaults – both issued here for the first time! Wigwam have an approach that's maybe tighter and more song-focused than some of the more freewheeling, progressive Finnish rockers of the time – a style that still stretches out, but which has some of the focus of the UK jazz rock scene of the start of the 70s – as bold instrumental solos mix with more personal vocal moments, including some English language lyrics! The group features Jukka Gustavson on organ and Jim Pembroke on electric piano – both of whom sing – plus electric bass from Pekka Pohjola, who also did some fusion work in the 70s, and drums from Ronnie Osterberg. The focus on keyboards without guitar makes for a nicely unique sound – as does the group's ability to soar one moment, and come back to earth the next – on titles that include "Grass For Blades", "Fairyport", "Nipistys", "Marvelry Skimmer", and a version of John Lennon's "Imagine". Next up is searing prog from Taivaanvuohi – one of those hard-burning Finnish groups that made that nation's scene so amazing back in the 70s! There's a dexterity here that rivals the best UK, Italian, or German groups of the time – a post-fusion blend of electric elements and reed lines – all set to complex rhythms, but opening up with some more emotive solo lines too – a tunefulness that goes way beyond simple jamming! Tarmo Rosenlund provides the vocals, but the instrumental side of the group is often more prominent – especially the alto and flute lines from Pertti Paivinen, and guitar from Sami Hurmerinta – both driven on strongly by the excellent bass and drums. Titles include "Forward Bound", "Drop Drag", "Shedding", "Gloom/Muukalaiset Yossa", and a version of Frank Zappa's "Orange County Lumber Truck". CD

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✨✧ Lord BuckleyMost Immaculately Hip Aristocrat ... LP
Straight, 1956. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
One of the strongest recordings ever made of the mad mad Lord Buckley! The album was issued in the late 60s for Frank Zappa's Straight label – but it features material recorded more than a decade before – at a time when Buckley was still alive, and one of the most bad-rapping comedian's to ever hit a stage. The approach is somewhat freer than some of Buckley's earlier sides – allowing the ersatz comedian a chance to really riff on a variety of subjects – talking with almost a jazz improvisational energy, in the way that made him a big favorite for the beat generation. The overall nature of the record is kind of hard to pin down – as it's not really comedy, just more of a freewheeling spoken session that's a bit jive, a bit beatnik, and plenty darn crazy! Titles include "The Raven", "The King Of Bad Cats", "Governor Slugwell", and "The Hip Einie". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has splitting on the top seam.)

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✨✧ Ezra BooksteinSmith Tapes 1969 to 1972 – Lost Interviews With Rock Stars & Icons ... Book
Princeton Architectural Press, Late 60s/Early 70s/2015. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Not rare tapes by The Smiths – but a book of rare interviews conducted by journalist Howard Smith – an overlooked counterculture figure whose questions and commentary here go way past the usual fluff! The book features complete interviews conducted between 1966 and 1972 – key American cultural years, in which Smith interacts with a diverse array of figures – including Norma Mailer, Yoko Ono, Jerry Garcia, Allen Ginsberg, Dick Gregory, George Harrison, R Buckminster Fuller, Sly Stone, Lou Reed, Frank Zappa, Andy Warhol, Pete Townshed, Jane Fonda, and dozens of others! There's a definite hippie bent to some of the subject matter – but a surprising amount of depth – the kind of insight and writing that Rolling Stone was known for at the start. 415 pages of very dense text, with some black and white images – softcover. Book

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✨✧ Mojo Special EditionMojo Special Edition – Mojo 60s – Celebrating Rock's Decade Of Cool ... Magazine
Mojo, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The cover's got a huge look at Jimi Hendrix in 1966 – with a 24 page look at 264 days in his career during the year – and the issue's also got lots of other great features, too – including a great article on The Creation, a look at the duo of Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot, the early years of Frank Zappa, and pop geniuses The Lovin Spoonful! There's also a pull-out poster of Pete Townshend and Jeff Beck – plus other articles on Bobbie Gentry, Son House, William Bell, Love, and The Shadows! Magazine

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✨✧ Kiyoshi TanakaBritish Rock Live In Japan (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Teichiku/Think (Japan), 1972. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Don't think "British rock", think "electric jazz" – as the set features some long, jamming instrumental workouts that are more in a heavy fusion mode overall! The group's a quintet – led by drummer Kiyoshi Tanaka, and featuring organ, guitar, bass, and some very cool electronics too – used in ways that touch up the tunes nicely, and bring out some spacey currents in the music, especially during some of the few mellow moments! These guys are definitely influenced by the more progressive rock sounds of the period, but never feel the temptation to vocalize at all – and titles include "Echoes", "Jimi Hendrix Mad Song", and the long "Trip To West Coast From Britain" – with segments dedicated to Deep Purple, Atomic Rooster, Frank Zappa, Uriah Heep, and the Grateful Dead. CD
(Blu Spec CD.)

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✨✧ Rob Young, editorWire Primers – A Guide to Modern Music ... Book
Verso, 2009. New Copy ... 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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✨✧ Judy Henske & Jerry YesterFarewell Aldebaran (starburst vinyl pressing) ... LP
Straight/Omnivore, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
An album as tripped-out as its cover – served up by ex-folkie Judy Henske, and underground talent Jerry Yester – who you may know from his work in the studio, and his stint in The Lovin Spoonful! The sounds here, though, are completely different from anything you might expect from the duo's heritage – weird and wild enough to get original issue on Frank Zappa's Straight label – and years ahead of its time! Henske can draw vocally on a longer legacy of folk, but transform her approach with much more of a mind-blown late 60s style – which really gets opened up by Yester's contributions, which really have that special spark he brought to his production work for other artists – and which can bring sinister currents to some of the songs. Titles include "Snowblind", "Horses On A Stick", "Three Ravens", "Raider", "Rapture", "Charity", and "Farewell Aldebaran". LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe 1st pressing of 1500 on multi colored vinyl – with 8 page booklet of notes!)

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✨✧ Judy Henske & Jerry YesterFarewell Aldebaran (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Straight/Omnivore, 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An album as tripped-out as its cover – served up by ex-folkie Judy Henske, and underground talent Jerry Yester – who you may know from his work in the studio, and his stint in The Lovin Spoonful! The sounds here, though, are completely different from anything you might expect from the duo's heritage – weird and wild enough to get original issue on Frank Zappa's Straight label – and years ahead of its time! Henske can draw vocally on a longer legacy of folk, but transform her approach with much more of a mind-blown late 60s style – which really gets opened up by Yester's contributions, which really have that special spark he brought to his production work for other artists – and which can bring sinister currents to some of the songs. Titles include "Snowblind", "Horses On A Stick", "Three Ravens", "Raider", "Rapture", "Charity", and "Farewell Aldebaran". Also features 5 bonus tracks – "Merry Go Round", "Zanzibar", "Moods For Cellos", "Divers Asleep", and an instrumental demo of "Charity". CD
 
 
 



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