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Ruben & The Jets (Frank Zappa)Cruising With Ruben & The Jets ... LP
Verve, Late 60s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $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
(Blue label pressing.)

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✨✧ Frank ZappaChunga's Revenge ... LP
Bizarre/Reprise, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

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Frank ZappaHot Rats ... LP
Bizarre, 1969. Very Good Gatefold ... $29.99
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, the inimitable voice Captain Beefheart, on the cassic "Willie The Pimp", 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. Other titles include "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 a center split top seam.)
Also available Hot Rats (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Frank ZappaHot Rats (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Bizarre/Zappa, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
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, the inimitable voice Captain Beefheart, on the cassic "Willie The Pimp", 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. Other titles include "Son Of Mr Green Grass", "The Gumbo Variations", "It Must Be A Camel", "Peaches In Regalia", and "Little Umbrellas". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hot Rats ... LP 29.99

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Frank ZappaOrchestral Favorites ... LP
DiscReet, 1979. Very Good+ ... $11.99
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(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Frank ZappaThing-Fish (3LP Box Set) ... LP
Barking Pumpkin, 1984. Very Good+ 3LP Box Set ... $29.99
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(Includes the libretto and insert. Box has light wear.)

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✨✧ Frank Zappa & Captain BeefheartBongo Fury – Live In Concert At Armadillo World Headquarters 1975 ... LP
DiscReet, 1975. Very Good+ ... $16.99
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(Cover has light wear & a small spot of tape on the top seam.)

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Frank Zappa & The MothersOver-Nite Sensation ... LP
DiscReet, 1973. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
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/Mothers Of InventionBurnt Weeny Sandwich ... LP
Reprise, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $24.99
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, including the printed inner sleeve.)

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✨✧ Mothers (Frank Zappa)Fillmore East – June 1971 ... LP
Bizarre/Reprise, 1971. Very Good- ... $6.99
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 surface wear, splitting on the top seam, and a split spine.)

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✨✧ Mothers (Frank Zappa)Grand Wazoo ... LP
Bizarre/Reprise, 1972. Very Good- Gatefold ... $12.99
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.)

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✨✧ Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa)Freak Out ... LP
Verve, 1966. Very Good- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
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 wear.)
Also available Freak Out (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD

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✨✧ Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa)We're Only In It For The Money ... LP
Verve, 1968. Very Good- Gatefold ... $19.99
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. Cover has ring & edge wear and some splitting on the spine.)

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✨✧ Frank Zappa200 Motels ... LP
United Artists, 1971. Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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(Original US pressing, missing booklet & poster. Cover has wear and split seams.)

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✨✧ Frank ZappaWaka/Jawaka ... LP
Reprise, 1972. Very Good- ... Just Sold Out!
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa)Freak Out (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Verve/Ryko (Japan), 1966. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi!)
Also available Freak Out ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Frank ZappaApostrophe ... LP
DiscReet, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Frank ZappaJazz From Hell ... CD
Ryko, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ Frank Zappa/Mothers Of InventionAbsolutely Free ... LP
Verve, 1967. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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.)

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✨✧ Frank Zappa/Mothers Of InventionUncle Meat ... LP
Reprise/Bizarre, 1969. Used 2LP Gatefold ... 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, including the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a peeled spot from sticker removal and some splitting on the top seam.)
 
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Sandy Hurvitz (aka Essra Mohawk)Sandy's Album Is Here At Last ... LP
Bizarre, 1969. Very Good- ... $9.99
An obscure Frank Zappa side-project – with work from Jeremy Steig on flute, Eddie Gomez on bass, and Jim Pepper on tenor! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout hole & a bit of marker.)

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Jean-Luc Ponty with George DukeLive In Los Angeles (aka Jean-Luc Ponty Experience With The George Duke Trio) ... LP
Liberty/Sunset (UK), 1969. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A better album than you'd expect – without any of the too-familiar modes of either players' later albums! At the time of this set, George Duke and Jean-Luc Ponty were both playing with Frank Zappa – but they're breaking out of the hippie weirdness here to get a bit more serious – working through some long, extended modal grooves that rank with the best MPS work by either player – especially their early recordings! Duke's on electric piano, ringing out in a weird spacey sound, and Ponty's violin is mostly restrained, used to cast waves of sound over the top of the tracks, in a way that works well with Duke's soulful resonant approach. Titles include "Foosh", "Cantaloupe Island", and "Starlight Starbright". LP, Vinyl record album

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TaivaanvuohiPop Liisa 4 – 1973 (with bonus download) ... LP
Svart (Finland), 1973. New Copy ... $22.99
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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✨✧ Judy Henske & Jerry YesterFarewell Aldebaran (starburst vinyl pressing) ... LP
Straight/Omnivore, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily 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 ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ UncutIssue 229 – June 2016 (with bonus CD) ... Magazine
Uncut (UK), 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Debbie Harry's on the cover – as part of a big feature that looks back at the birth of Blondie – in celebration of their 40th Anniversary! There's also big articles on Brian Eno, The Monkees, Graham Nash, Tony Joe White, Frank Zappa, Max Richter, Dexy's Midnight Runners, and the genius of superproducer George Martin – as well as 40 pages of reviews – and a bonus CD with 15 tracks of the month's best music! Magazine

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✨✧ Wigwam/TaivaanvuohiPop Liisa 3 & 4 – 1973 ... CD
Svart (Finland), 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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