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ZappNew Zapp IV U ... CD
Warner, 1985. Used ... $8.99
Zapp at the height of their powers – a bit more focused than before, but every bit as funky! Roger's production here is impeccable – done with a great ear for the most soulful side of the group's talents, which keeps them far from some of the more commercial groups who were copping their vibe, but never got things right. Great proof of this is the mellow cut "Computer Love" – a slow stepper that has the group showing their sweeter side, but never losing their cool – a bit like some of the best Fatback ballads of the early 80s. Other cuts are mostly funky – filled with tight basslines, keyboards, and electro bits – and tunes include "It Doesn't Really Matter", "Radio People", "Rock N Roll", "Make Me Feel Good", and "Ja Ready To Rock". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available New Zapp IV U ... LP 29.99

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ZappNew Zapp IV U ... LP
Warner, 1985. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Zapp at the height of their powers – a bit more focused than before, but every bit as funky! Roger's production here is impeccable – done with a great ear for the most soulful side of the group's talents, which keeps them far from some of the more commercial groups who were copping their vibe, but never got things right. Great proof of this is the mellow cut "Computer Love" – a slow stepper that has the group showing their sweeter side, but never losing their cool – a bit like some of the best Fatback ballads of the early 80s. Other cuts are mostly funky – filled with tight basslines, keyboards, and electro bits – and tunes include "It Doesn't Really Matter", "Radio People", "Rock N Roll", "Make Me Feel Good", and "Ja Ready To Rock". LP, Vinyl record album
(Label has initials in marker. Cover has some wear and aging.)
Also available New Zapp IV U ... CD 8.99

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Zapp & RogerAll The Greatest Hits (neon half & half colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner/Reprise, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $33.99 34.99
The true heroes of mainstream funk in the early 80s – the legendary Roger Troutman and Zapp – key heirs to the sounds of P-Funk in the 70s, with a groove that stretched all the way from their native Ohio to make a huge impact in LA! This collection features most of the group's key tracks from their Warner albums of the early 80s, plus some added remixes done in 1993 for the package – and together, the combination of styles helped to make this a record that's sold as well as any of the original albums in the group's catalog! Titles include "More Bounce To The Ounce", "Be Alright", "Do It Roger", "Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing)", "So Ruff So Tuff", "Dance Floor", "Heartbreaker (parts 1 & 2)", "Slow & Easy", "Mega Medley", and "Computer Love" – plus 1993 remixes of "Midnight Hour", "Curiosity", and "Night & Day". LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink/orange & violet/magenta vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Zapp & RogerAll The Greatest Hits ... CD
Warner/Reprise, Early 80s. Used ... Out Of Stock
The true heroes of mainstream funk in the early 80s – the legendary Roger Troutman and Zapp – key heirs to the sounds of P-Funk in the 70s, with a groove that stretched all the way from their native Ohio to make a huge impact in LA! This collection features most of the group's key tracks from their Warner albums of the early 80s, plus some added remixes done in 1993 for the package – and together, the combination of styles helped to make this a record that's sold as well as any of the original albums in the group's catalog! Titles include "More Bounce To The Ounce", "Be Alright", "Do It Roger", "Doo Wa Ditty (Blow That Thing)", "So Ruff So Tuff", "Dance Floor", "Heartbreaker (parts 1 & 2)", "Slow & Easy", "Mega Medley", and "Computer Love" – plus 1993 remixes of "Midnight Hour", "Curiosity", and "Night & Day". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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✨✧ ZappNew Zapp IV U/Vibe (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Warner/Robinsongs (UK), Late 80s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A pair of albums from Zapp – back to back, and with bonus tracks too! New Zapp IV U is the group's fourth album – and it captures Zapp at the height of their powers – a bit more focused than before, but every bit as funky! Roger's production here is impeccable – done with a great ear for the most soulful side of the group's talents, which keeps them far from some of the more commercial groups who were copping their vibe, but never got things right. Great proof of this is the mellow cut "Computer Love" – a slow stepper that has the group showing their sweeter side, but never losing their cool – a bit like some of the best Fatback ballads of the early 80s. Other cuts are mostly funky – filled with tight basslines, keyboards, and electro bits – and tunes include "It Doesn't Really Matter", "Radio People", "Rock N Roll", "Make Me Feel Good", and "Ja Ready To Rock". Vibe is a set that's late in the classic Zapp run from the 80s, but a record that's still very much head and shoulders above the competition – including the many acts who were trying to cop Roger Troutman's groove, but never got things this right! There's still plenty of bass at the bottom, re-fitted to more of a late 80s funk mode – and some of the trickier turns have the group really serving up that link to P-Funk that's always made them so great – and at a level that maybe even George Clinton couldn't even match at the time. Vocoder bits continue that great Zapp vocal legacy too – used in sparing amounts, but still a wonderful touch – and titles include "Ooh Baby Baby", "I Play The Talk Box", "Fire", "Been This Way Before", "Back To Bass-iks", "Ain't The Thing To Do", "Rock Star", "Jesse Jackson", and "Jake E Stanstill". CD features bonus tracks "Computer Love (ext version)", "California Love (feat Dale DeGroat & Big Robb)", "Computer Love (inst)", "Chocolate City", "I Play The Talk Box (ext)", "Ooh Baby Baby (12" version)", "I Play The Talk Box (dub)", and "Fire (inst jazz version)". CD
 
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✨✧ BlowflyRappin' Dancin' & Laughin' ... LP
Weird World, 1980. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Blowfly changes up his groove nicely for the 80s – taking on a tightly-stepping approach to funk that's clearly inspired by some of the changes on the west coast scene – using Zapp-ish rhythms in a mode that ends up working pretty darn well for his off-color spoken lyrics! There's almost a P-Funk quality to the record – especially as the themes get a bit more political and current events-ish than usual – trading the easy sex jokes for some other comic fare on tunes that include "Convoy", "Blowfly Vs. Darth Vadar", "The Incredible Fulk", and "The Insects Theme". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Roger (Roger Troutman)Many Facets Of Roger ... LP
Warner, 1981. Very Good+ ... $14.99
There's many facets of Roger – and they're all pretty darn funky! From this vantage point, all we can think of is that Roger Troutman must have had some sort of crystal ball to see into the hip hop sampling future – either that, or he was busy cooking up west coast gangster funk drones in some secret So Cal laboratory! Whatever the case, though, the record's a classic in the Troutman/Zapp catalog – and features a sparkling west coast take on electro – offered up with lots of popping basslines, snapping electric kickdrums, and a truckfull of vocoder! There's also some pretty nice guitar in the mix – especially on the good jazzy groover "Chunk Of Sugar", which sounds like it's from a completely different record. Other tracks include "Maxx Axe", "Do It Roger", "So Ruff, So Tuff", and "Blue". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear, light aging, and a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Roger (Roger Troutman)Unlimited! ... LP
Reprise, 1987. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Plenty of beats here from Roger Troutman – going for a sound that's maybe even more electro than some of his earlier solo work, at a level that really seems to be pushing the Zapp sound further for the 80s! The style is funky, but touched with lots of elements that have wended their way from indie hip hop up to mainstream soul – all at a level that later acts might fuse together with a bit more warmth, but which still has the starker feel of electro soul in Troutman's hands. Titles include "Thrill Seekers", "I Want To Be You Man", "I Really Want to Be You Man", "Night & Day", and "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has minimal wear.)
 
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Barry MilesZapple Diaries – The Rise & Fall Of The Last Beatles Label (hardcover) ... Book
Peter Owens (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 26.95
A really cool look at a label that was maybe one of the hippest things the Beatles ever did – the short-lived Zapple imprint – which was part of their main Apple label, but dedicated to more experimental work from a variety of musicians and writers! The imprint is perhaps best remembered as the home of more avant recordings by John & Yoko, and by George Harrison – but it also presented material by Allen Ginsberg, Charles Bukowski, Charles Olson, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and other key underground figures – a legacy that would have been enormous, had it continued. The book is put together by Zapple label manager Barry Miles – and includes loads of photos and images too – studio shots, ads, and a lot more elements that help bring this lost label to life once again! 272 pages, hardcover, with some black and white images. Book

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PersuasionsFrankly A Cappella – The Persuasions Sing Zappa ... CD
Earth Beat, 2000. Used ... $5.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank Zappa200 Motels ... CD
United Artists/Zappa, 1971. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 21.99 On December 17, 2021
... CD
(50th Anniversary Edition!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, December 17.
Also available 200 Motels ... CD 26.99

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Frank Zappa200 Motels ... CD
United Artists/Ryko, 1971. Used 2 CDs ... $26.99
... CD
(Out of print. Includes a fold-out poster!)

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Frank Zappa200 Motels (180 gram pressing) ... LP
United Artists/Zappa, 1971. New Copy 2LP ... $31.99 35.99 On December 17, 2021
... LP, Vinyl record album
(50th Anniversary Edition on heavyweight vinyl!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, December 17.
Also available 200 Motels ... CD 26.99

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Frank ZappaBig Mother Is Watching You - 1984 Tour ... LP
Ministry Of Information, 1984. Near Mint- ... $34.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small sticker spot, in great shape othewise!)

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✨✧ Frank ZappaGrand Wazoo (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Ryko/Video Arts (Japan), 1972. Used Gatefold ... $29.99
Titles include "The Grand Wazoo", "Eat That Question", "Blessed Relief", "For Calvin & His Next Two Hitch-Hikers", and "Cleatus Awreetus-Awrightus". CD
(Out of print, 2001 pressing in a heavy gatefold cover – includes obi!)

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Frank ZappaJazz From Hell ... LP
Barking Pumpkin, 1987. Very Good+ ... $29.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl has a mark that clicks a bit on "Night School". Cover has light wear.)

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Frank ZappaJoe's Garage – Acts 1, 2, & 3 ... CD
Ryko, 1979. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Frank ZappaOrchestral Favorites ... LP
DiscReet, 1979. Near Mint- ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Frank ZappaStudio Tan ... LP
DiscReet, 1978. Very Good ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a trace of a price sticker. Vinyl has a click on "Revised Music For Guitar & Low Budget Orchestra".)

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Frank ZappaTinseltown Rebellion ... LP
Barking Pumpkin, 1981. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $14.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)

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Frank ZappaWe're Only In It For The Money ... CD
Ryko, 1968. Used ... $4.99
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
(BMG music club pressing.)

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Frank ZappaYellow Shark – Ensemble Modern (CD & book) ... CD
Barking Pumpkin, 1993. Used CD & Book ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, slipcase has some light edgewear.)
Also available Yellow Shark – Ensemble Modern (CD & book) ... CD 6.99

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Frank ZappaYellow Shark – Ensemble Modern (CD & book) ... CD
Barking Pumpkin, 1993. Used CD & Book ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print, slipcover has some edgewear.)
Also available Yellow Shark – Ensemble Modern (CD & book) ... CD 6.99

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Frank ZappaYou Can't Do That On Stage Anymore (Sampler) (180 gram red & yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ryko, 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $38.99
A special vinyl sampler from Frank Zappa – intended to point the way towards the big run of releases that would soon come on CD under the same title! The set brings together some of the best of that enterprise – and features live performances from 1969 through 1984 – all mastered by Bernie Grundman, with sound that really made most of the Zappa bootlegs on the market obsolete! Titles include "The Florida Airport Tape", "Sharleena", "Nanook Rubs It", "The Evil Prince", "You Call That Music", "King Kong", "Dickie's Such An Asshole", "Cosmic Debris", "Montana", "The Torture Never Stops", and "Plastic People". New version remastered again by Bernie Grundman! LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited transparent yellow & red heavyweight vinyl – pressed by Pallas!)

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Frank ZappaZappa In New York ... LP
DiscReet, 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $13.99
Frank Zappa live in the 70s – working with a surprisingly hip large ensemble, with all the sharp changes and unusual moments of his classic studio albums! Like some of Zappa's other concert performances, there's an approach that steps a few years back – clearly to please the group coming to hear their favorites, but in a way that also offers up a nice sharpening-up of the music too – especially given that the whole thing's happening live on stage! There's some great jazz help here – horns from The Brecker Brothers, Lou Marini, Ronnie Cuber, and Tom Malone – plus wonderful vibes from Dave Samuels and keyboards from Eddie Jobson – and even a bit of narration from Don Pardo. Titles include "I'm The Slime", "Titties & Beer", "Cruisin For Burgers", "The Illinois Enema Bandit", "Punky's Whips", "Big Leg Emma", and "Sofa". LP, Vinyl record album
(Censored version – without "Punky's Whips". Cover has some ring and edge wear.)

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✨✧ Frank Zappa & Captain BeefheartBongo Fury – Live In Concert At Armadillo World Headquarters 1975 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Ryko/Video Arts (Japan), 1975. Used ... $24.99
... CD
(Out of print, 2001 pressing – includes obi!)

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Frank Zappa/John FrizzellZappa – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (3CD set) ... CD
Zappa, Late 60s/1970s/2021. New Copy 3CD ... $36.99 39.99
A huge package of Frank Zappa music, packed with classics, unreleased tracks, and selections from the score to the well-done documentary on Frank's life and music by Alex Winter! The first 2CDs feature all Zappa music – including some never-issued tracks pulled from Frank's vaults, mixed with other key cuts that really illustrate his genius – titles that include "The Black Page 1 (piano version)", "Call Any Vegetable (excerpts)", "Happy Together", "Scumbag", "You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here", "Any Way The Wind Blows", "Motherly Love", "Mother People", "Firebird Suite Finale", "Road Ladies", "FZ On Varese", "Agency Man (studio version)", "G Spot Tornado", "Fembot In A Whet T-Shirt", "Mo's Vacation", and "Valley Girl" – plus related cuts "No Longer Umpire" by Alice Cooper, "The Captain's Fat Theresa Shoes" by The GTOs, and "Every Time I See You" by The Heartbreakers. CD3 features the whole new score for the film, including bits from the film – composed by John Frizzell with help from Nick Cimity and Davit Stal. Also includes more Zappa cuts that include "Watermelon In Easter Hay (live)", "Get Whitey", "Nap Time", "Overture", and "Envelopes (1983 original vinyl mix)". CD

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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
(Blue label Bizarre pressing. Cover has splitting on the seams, tape remnants on the top seam, surface wear, and a few stains.)

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Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa)**** Of The Mothers ... LP
Verve, 1969. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $24.99
... LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has a cutout hole.)

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Mothers Of Invention (Frank Zappa)Freak Out ... CD
Ryko, 1966. Used ... 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.)

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✨✧ Frank ZappaApostrophe ... CD
Ryko, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Features George Duke on keyboards, Jean-Luc Ponty on violin, and Jack Bruce on bass – and titles include Frank's classic "Don't Eat The Yellow Snow" – plus "Nanook Rubs It", "Father O'Blivion", "Cosmik Debris", "Exentrifugal Forz", "Stink Foot", and "Apostrophe". CD
(1995 pressing.)

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✨✧ Frank ZappaShut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar (3CD set) (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Ryko (Japan), 1981. Used 3 CDs ... Temporarily 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. Packaged in 3 LP-style papersleeves – with obi!)

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✨✧ Frank Zappa & OthersZapped (collage cover) ... LP
Warner, 1970. Very Good- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Frank Zappa's on the front, but the set's a collection of material issued on his bown Bizarre and Straight labels at Warner! Titles include "Willie The Pimp" by Frank Zappa, "I Must Have" by Tim Buckley, "Titanic Overture" by Alice Cooper, "The Blimp" by Captain Beefheart, "Reflected" by Alice Cooper, "Valarie" by Mothers Of Invention, "Do Me In Once" by GTOs, "Lucille Has Messed Up My Mind" by Jeff Simmons, and "Merry Go Round" by Wild Man Fischer. LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue label pressing. Cover has splitting in the bottom seam.)

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✨✧ Frank & Moon ZappaValley Girl/You Are What You Is ... 7-inch
Barking Pumpkin, 1982. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has a lightly stained corner and some waviness from moisture.)

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✨✧ Frank ZappaLather (3CD set) ... CD
Ryko, Mid 70s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Frank ZappaStrictly Commercial – The Best Of Frank Zappa ... CD
Ryko, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used ... Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print. In the original green-tinted Ryko case.)

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✨✧ Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of InventionMothers 1970 (4CD set) ... CD
Zappa, 1970. New Copy 4 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A mindblowing treat for anyone even remotely interested in the music of Frank Zappa – as this box set brings together 70 unreleased tracks by a group that was one of Zappa's coolest ever – the 1970 version of the Mothers, with George Duke on a variety of cool keyboards, Ian Underwood on organ and more keyboards, Aynsley Dunbar on drums, Jeff Simmons on bass, Mark Volman on percussion, and both Volman and Howard Kaylan on added vocals! The tunes are a mix of studio tracks recorded live at Trident Studios in June of 1970, plus more live material recorded at a variety of summer shows in that year, and a few more tour recordings too – all brought together to showcase a razor-sharp group of artists who were perfectly tuned to the workings of Zappa's ever-expansive creative mind at the time. The box features unusual tunes, unusual versions of familiar tunes, and lots more gems – and comes with a booklet and button too! CD

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✨✧ Frank ZappaI Don't Wanna Get Drafted/Ancient Armaments ... 12-inch
Zappa (Canada), 1980. Near Mint- (pic cover)... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Hollywood PersuadersDrums A Go Go (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Original Sound/Airmail (Japan), 1965. Used ... $18.99
Drums A Go Go from the Hollywood Persuaders – a groovy little group who featured a bit of work from a young Frank Zappa! The combo have a killer studio approach that takes a standard guitar/tenor 60s instrumental mode, and filters it through an early 10-track machine – invented by producer/group leader Paul Buff, and used to create lots of extra effects as the set rolls on! The style's never too trippy to lose its groove, but the tracks themselves are filled with plenty of great twists and turns – and the all-instrumental romp is made even better by the freshness of the tunes – most of which are originals by Buff. Titles include "Drums A Go Go", "Tijuana", "Thunderbird", "Forget It", "Last Night", "Rush Street", "Persuasion", "Sunset Strip", and "North Beach". CD features 5 bonus tracks – including "Drums", "Agua Caliente", "Yes I Want To Dance", "Juarez", and "Grunion Run". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Lord BuckleyMost Immaculately Hip Aristocrat ... LP
Straight, 1956. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $24.99
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.)

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✨✧ OdinSWF Session (with bonus track) ... CD
SWR/Long Hair (France), 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Odin take on two tunes by Frank Zappa here – but the result is very different than most of Zappa's music, given that the group have a sound that's a bit more down to earth, and focused nicely on the interplay between the excellent organ lines on a Hammond 100, and the rest of the guitar, bass, and drums in the quartet! Odin are definitely prog, but they also feel like guys you could just hang out with at a bar, too – impeccable instrumentalists, but also not too full of themselves – just able to jam long and beautifully, while occasionally throwing out the odd lyric to give their tunes a bit of focus. Titles include long takes on the Zappa tunes "King Kong" and "Oh No" – plus the originals "Turnpike Lane" and "Life Is Only". Also features a bonus live take of "Oh No", recorded live in 1972. CD
Also available SWF Session (with bonus track) ... LP 29.99

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OdinSWF Session (with bonus track) ... LP
SWR/Long Hair (France), 1973. New Copy ... $29.99 34.99
Odin take on two tunes by Frank Zappa here – but the result is very different than most of Zappa's music, given that the group have a sound that's a bit more down to earth, and focused nicely on the interplay between the excellent organ lines on a Hammond 100, and the rest of the guitar, bass, and drums in the quartet! Odin are definitely prog, but they also feel like guys you could just hang out with at a bar, too – impeccable instrumentalists, but also not too full of themselves – just able to jam long and beautifully, while occasionally throwing out the odd lyric to give their tunes a bit of focus. Titles include long takes on the Zappa tunes "King Kong" and "Oh No" – plus the originals "Turnpike Lane" and "Life Is Only". Also features a bonus live take of "Oh No", recorded live in 1972. LP, Vinyl record album

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PersuasionsAcappella ... CD
Straight/Enigma Retro, 1969. Used ... $6.99
The title gets it right on this one, because The Persuasions sing all acappella – quite unique for soul music at such a time of heavy production! The group were a great throwback to an earlier era of vocal group harmony – and this album, recorded for Zappa's Straight label, gave them great exposure to a crossover audience that helped them thrive way into the 70s. There's a nicely rootsy feel here – almost what The Chambers Brothers were doing in the late 60s, but even more stripped down, due to the lack of instrumentation. The performance is a live one, and the recording really preserves the feel of the set – leaving in some of the introductions and crowd noise, which further authenticates their sound. Titles include "Drip Drop", "The Bounce", "Up On The Roof", "It's All Right", "Searchin' for My Baby", and "Don't Look Back". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jean-Luc Ponty with George DukeJean-Luc Ponty Experience With The George Duke Trio ... LP
Liberty, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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
(Later pressing on PAUSA. Cover has light wear and small splits on the seams.)

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✨✧ Captain BeefheartTrout Mask Replica ... CD
Reprise, 1969. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A seminal moment in leftfield music – maybe the crowning achievement of Captain Beefheart, and a landmark collaboration with Frank Zappa as well! Zappa produced, and gave the group plenty of room to stretch out on this double-length set done for his Bizarre Records imprint – which allowed the Captain the kind of freedom that Frank was getting at the time – which meant there was no need for a hit, no need to tone things down, and plenty of patience for all the record's amazing instrumental twists and turns, and Beefheart's madcap sense of humor as well! The Cap sings, and plays saxes and bass clarinet – and the record's got some really incredible guitar work from Zoot Horn Rollo and Antennae Jimmy Semens – really setting the stage for countless other guitarists in years to come. Tracks include "Dachau Blues", "Hair Pie", "Moonlight On Vermont", "Sweet Sweet Bulbs", "China Pig", "My Human Gets Me Blues", and "Dali's Car". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ HarumiHarumi ... CD
Verve/Early Dawn (Germany), 1968. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the trippiest albums recorded for Verve in the 60s – a unique 2LP set by Japanese psych artist Harumi – and a record that stands proudly next to the best by Zappa or the Velvets at the time! The double-length space of the record really helps give it some shape – as Harumi starts out sweet, then gets a bit wilder, and increases the sense of experimentation as the set rolls on – so that the final track is a side-long psychedelic jam that's topped with spoken passages by Harumi's parents and sister! We like the poppier tunes the best, though – and they feature a mix of orchestrations, fuzzy guitar, and vibes – all layered with a really beautiful sense of sound, to accompany vocals by Harumi and Rosko. There's a gentle, breezy, and sometimes slightly funky quality to these numbers – Sunshine Pop with a trace of jazz – and exactly the kind of psyche album you might imagine from Verve in the 60s! Titles include "Sugar In Your Tea", "Caravan", "Hunters Of Heaven", "Talk About It", "First Impressions", "Don't Know What I'm Gonna Do", "Hello", "What A Day For Me", "We Love", "Fire By The River", and "Samurai Memories". CD

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✨✧ VariousDirty Dancing ... LP
RCA, 1987. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Includes selections by Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes, Eric Carmen, Ronnettes, Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, Merry Clayton, Blow Monkeys, Bruce Channel, Zappacosta, Mickey & Sylvia, Tom Johnston, The Five Satins, and Patrick Swayze. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover is still in the shrinkwrap with hype sticker.)

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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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✨✧ Charleston GrottoRaw Sewage ... CD
Everland (Austria), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Obscure late 70s material from Charleston Grotto – a long-running LA band who prefigured punk attitude with their work in the 60s, and who still sound pretty darn unique here even when the rest of the world was beginning to catch up! The music isn't exactly punk rock, but it's got a similar sense of f-you defiance – lyrics that are hardly going to get any radio play, and an all-attitude presentation that helps propel the group through some of their more offbeat moments – including some more complicated rhythms that almost have these guys hitting the wit of the world of Frank Zappa. Titles include "Back Biting Leeches", "Old Gene", "Sex Drive", "Screaming Cadavers", "Silver Lake", and "Slash My Wrists". CD

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✨✧ Muffin Men feat Ike WillisMulm ... CD
Muffin, 1995. Used ... Out Of Stock
Muffin Men and guitarist Ike Willis play the music of Frank Zappa. CD
 
 
 



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