FRANK ZAPPA HOT RATS REPRISE TELDEC Gatefold 12" LP VINYL ALbum

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FRANK ZAPPA - Hot Rats Reprise TELDEC Gatefold 12" LP VINYL ALbum 
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Gatefold/FOC (Fold Open Cover) Album Cover Design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages

"Hot Rats" is the second solo album by Frank Zappa. It was released in October 1969. Five of the six songs are instrumental ("Willie the Pimp" features a short vocal by Captain Beefheart). It was Zappa's first recording project after the dissolution of the original Mothers of Invention. In his original sleeve notes Zappa described the album as "a movie for your ears."

 The cover art of Frank Zappa's album "Hot Rats" features a photograph of a rat on a red background. The rat is shown in a close-up, with its head and front paws raised, as if it is sniffing the air. The image is framed by a white border, with the title "Hot Rats" in bold, block letters at the top and the credits and other information at the bottom. The overall design is simple and eye-catching, with the red background and the striking image of the rat creating a bold and memorable visual statement. The cover art for "Hot Rats" has become iconic and is widely recognized as one of Frank Zappa's most famous and enduring images.

Music Genre:
 
Rock, Jazz Fusion Rock 
Album Production Information:
 

The album: "FRANK ZAPPA - Hot Rats Reprise Teldec FOC" was produced by: Frank Zappa

Album cover design: Cal Schenkel

Label & Catalognr Information:
REPRISE Records RS 6356
Media Format:
 
12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 280 gram  
Year & Country:
 
1969 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: FRANK ZAPPA - Hot Rats Reprise Teldec FOC
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Frank Zappa – electric guitar, percussion, octave bass
  • Ian Underwood – organ, clarinet, flute, piano, saxophone

      Ian Underwood (Full-name: Ian Robertson Underwood ) was born in 1939 and an American multi-instrumentalist, arranger, and composer who is best known for his work with the musical group the Mothers of Invention, led by Frank Zappa. Underwood played various instruments, including keyboards, saxophone, and flute, on many of Zappa's recordings, and was also a contributing composer. He played a significant role in the development of Zappa's eclectic and innovative musical style and was a member of the Mothers of Invention from 1965 to 1970.

  • also featuring
  • Max Bennett – bass on all tracks except "Peaches en Regalia"

      Max Bennett an American bassist and session musician. He is known for his work as a session player in the 1960s and 1970s, appearing on numerous recordings by prominent artists in various genres, including jazz, pop, and rock. Bennett's bass playing can be heard on recordings by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Elvis Presley, and Quincy Jones. He was also a member of the Wrecking Crew, a group of Los Angeles-based session musicians who played on numerous hit records during the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Captain Beefheart – vocals on "Willie the Pimp"

    Captain Beefheart (Full-name: Don Van Vliet ) Captain Beefheart was the pseudonym of Don Van Vliet (1941-2010), an American musician, singer, and artist. He was best known as the frontman of the experimental rock group Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, which he formed in the 1960s. Captain Beefheart's music was characterized by its eclectic and unconventional style, blending elements of blues, avant-garde, and psychedelic rock. He was known for his distinctive and often abstract vocals, as well as his innovative approach to composition and arrangement. Captain Beefheart retired from music in the 1980s to focus on painting and died in 2010 from multiple sclerosis.

      more...

    The origin of Captain Beefheart's stage name is uncertain, but there are several theories. According to one story, it was inspired by a passing comment made by a friend about a drawing that Don Van Vliet (Captain Beefheart) had created. The friend reportedly said the drawing looked like a "captain's hat" and the "beef heart" of a steer. Another theory is that the name was a reference to a fictional character created by Van Vliet, who was depicted as a bluesman with a heart made of beef. However, Van Vliet himself was often cryptic and evasive when asked about the origin of his stage name, adding to the mystery surrounding it.

    Don Van Vliet was born in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States on 15/01/1941. He was the first child of Glen Alonzo Vliet 27/06/1909 and Willie Sue Warfield 03/09/1913.

    When he was 25 years old, his father Glen Alonzo Vliet died (10/02/1966). When he was 66 years old, his mother Willie Sue Warfield died (20/02/2007).

    On 17/12/2010, he died in Arcata, Humboldt, California, United States when he was 69 years old. In Dec 2010, he was buried in Trinidad Cemetery, Trinidad, Humboldt, California, United States.

  • John Guerin – drums on "Willie the Pimp", "Little Umbrellas" and "It Must Be a Camel"

      John Guerin (Full-name; John Payne Guerin ) is an American drummer and percussionist. He is known for his work as a session musician in the 1960s and 1970s, appearing on numerous recordings by prominent artists in various genres, including jazz, rock, and pop. Guerin's drumming can be heard on recordings by artists such as Thelonious Monk, Nancy Sinatra, Linda Ronstadt, and Jaco Pastorius. He was also a member of the Wrecking Crew, a group of Los Angeles-based session musicians who played on numerous hit records during the 1960s and 1970s.

  • Don "Sugarcane" Harris – violin on "Willie the Pimp" and "The Gumbo Variations"

      Don "Sugarcane" Harris was an American electric violinist and guitarist. He was a pioneer of the electric violin and a prominent figure in the development of jazz-rock fusion. Harris began his career as a session musician and later formed the jazz-rock group The Don Harris/Debbie Sherry Quartet. He collaborated with many notable musicians, including Frank Zappa, who produced several of his albums, and Jeff Beck, with whom he formed the group The Jeff Beck Group. Harris was known for his virtuoso playing style and innovative approach to the electric violin. He passed away in 1999.

  • Paul Humphrey – drums on "Son of Mr. Green Genes" and "The Gumbo Variations"

      Paul Humphrey Paul Humphrey an American drummer and percussionist. He is known for his work as a session musician in the 1960s and 1970s, appearing on numerous recordings by prominent artists in various genres, including jazz, rock, and funk. Humphrey's drumming can be heard on recordings by artists such as Frank Zappa, The Doors, and Lou Rawls. He was a member of the Wrecking Crew, a group of Los Angeles-based session musicians who played on numerous hit records during the 1960s and 1970s. Humphrey is regarded as one of the most influential drummers of his time, known for his groovy and funk-infused playing style.

  • Shuggie Otis – bass on "Peaches en Regalia"

      Shuggie Otis (Full-name: Johnny Alexander Veliotes Jr. ) Shuggie Otis is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He was born in Los Angeles in 1953, and is the son of the legendary blues guitarist and bandleader Johnny Otis. Shuggie Otis began playing music at a young age and learned to play various instruments, including guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards. He recorded his first album, "Here Comes Shuggie Otis," in 1969 at the age of 16 and became known for his blend of blues, soul, and psychedelic rock. He went on to release several more albums in the 1970s and 1980s, but did not achieve widespread commercial success until later in his career. Otis's music was re-discovered and celebrated by a new generation of fans in the 1990s, and he has since continued to perform and record. He is considered a highly influential and innovative musician, known for his virtuoso playing and his eclectic blend of styles.

  • Jean-Luc Ponty – violin on "It Must Be a Camel"

      Jean-Luc Ponty a French jazz violinist and composer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most innovative jazz violinists of all time. Ponty began his career in the 1960s and quickly gained recognition for his virtuoso playing and his eclectic style, which blended elements of jazz, classical music, and rock. He has collaborated with many prominent musicians, including Frank Zappa, John McLaughlin, and Al Di Meola. Ponty is known for his inventive and experimental approach to the jazz violin, and his recordings and performances have influenced many musicians in the jazz, classical, and rock worlds. He has released over 30 albums as a leader and continues to tour and perform to this day.

  • Ron Selico – drums on "Peaches en Regalia"

      Ron Selico an American drummer and percussionist. He is best known for his work as a session musician in the 1960s and 1970s, appearing on numerous recordings by prominent artists in various genres, including jazz, rock, and pop. Selico's drumming can be heard on recordings by artists such as Frank Zappa, Wayne Shorter, and Chet Baker. He was also a member of the Wrecking Crew, a group of Los Angeles-based session musicians who played on numerous hit records during the 1960s and 1970s. Selico is regarded as one of the most talented and versatile drummers of his time, known for his ability to adapt to different musical styles and his dynamic and musical approach to drumming.

  • Lowell George - guitar (uncredited)

      Lowell George (Full-name: Lowell Thomas George ) was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was best known as the lead guitarist and frontman of the band Little Feat. George formed Little Feat in 1969 and the band became known for their unique blend of rock, blues, country, and R&B. They released several critically acclaimed albums in the 1970s, including "Dixie Chicken" and "Feats Don't Fail Me Now." George was known for his soulful voice, virtuoso guitar playing, and his songwriting, which was characterized by its humor, social commentary, and storytelling. He passed away in 1979 at the age of 34. Despite his relatively short career, George has been recognized as one of the most influential and innovative musicians of his time, and his music continues to be celebrated by fans and musicians alike.

     Lowell Thomas George was born in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States on 13/04/1945. He was the first child of Willard Hampton George 20/07/1889 and Florence Louise Shrote 28/01/1910.

     When he was 11 years old, his father Willard Hampton George died (23/10/1956).

     On 19/04/1950, he lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. His occupation was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.

     On 29/6/1979, he died in Arlington, Virginia, United States when he was 34 years old.

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Complete Track-listing of the album "FRANK ZAPPA - Hot Rats Reprise Teldec FOC"

The detailed tracklist of this record "FRANK ZAPPA - Hot Rats Reprise Teldec FOC" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. 1. "Peaches en Regalia" 3:38
  2. 2. "Willie the Pimp" 9:25
  3. 3. "Son of Mr. Green Genes" 8:58
    Side Two:
  1. 4. "Little Umbrellas" 3:09
  2. 5. "The Gumbo Variations" 12:55
  3. 6. "It Must Be a Camel" 5:15

 

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"Hot Rats" Record Label Details: Yellow Colour with Riverboat Logo REPRISE RECORDS RS 6356 , 30 926

"Hot Rats" Record Label Details: Yellow Colour with Riverboat Logo REPRISE RECORDS RS 6356 , 30 926

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Index of FRANK ZAPPA Vinyl Record Discography and Album Cover Gallery
FRANK ZAPPA - 200 Motels (1971, Germany) 12" Vinyl LP
FRANK ZAPPA - 200 Motels (1971, Germany) album front cover vinyl record

United Artists Records UAS 29 218 XD , 1971 , Germany

"200 Motels" is the 1971 American-British musical surrealist film cowritten and directed by Frank Zappa and Tony Palmer and starring The Mothers of Invention, Theodore Bikel and Ringo Starr.

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FRANK ZAPPA & MOTHERS OF INVENTION - 200 Motels TMOQ Green Vinyl (1971, USA) 12" Vinyl LP
FRANK ZAPPA & MOTHERS OF INVENTION - 200 Motels TMOQ Green Vinyl (1971, USA) album front cover vinyl record

TMOQ TradeMark Of Quality , 1971 , USA

Bootleg recording capturing a live performance from the iconic rock band. Released on green vinyl, this collector's gem is alternatively known as "Contempo '70" among enthusiasts, distinguishing it from the official 200 Motels album

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FRANK ZAPPA - Apostrophe (1974, Germany) 12" Vinyl LP
FRANK ZAPPA - Apostrophe (1974, Germany)  album front cover vinyl record

DISCREET DIS 59201 , 1974 , Germany

Frank Zappa's 1974 cult classic "Apostrophe" on 12" vinyl. Features Zappa staples like "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow" & a stellar band with Jean-Luc Ponty & Napoleon Murphy Brock.

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FRANK ZAPPA - As An Am 12" Vinyl LP
FRANK ZAPPA - As An Am album front cover vinyl record

FOO-EEE RI-70537  

"As an Am" features recordings from three separate shows. Track 1 is from May 19, 1981 at Rockline, KLOS-FM, Los Angeles, California; tracks 2 and 3 are from May 21, 1982 at Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany and tracks 4-6 are from October 31, 1981 at The Palladium, New York City.

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FRANK ZAPPA - Bobby Brown b/w Stick it Out 7" Vinyl Single
FRANK ZAPPA - Bobby Brown b/w Stick it Out album front cover vinyl record

CBS S 8216   , 1979 , Germany

"Bobby Brown" is a satirical and humorous song that explores the life of the titular character, touching on themes of narcissism and societal expectations.

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FRANK ZAPPA CAPTAIN BEEFHEART THE MOTHERS - Bongo Fury (1975, USA) 12" Vinyl LP
FRANK ZAPPA CAPTAIN BEEFHEART THE MOTHERS - Bongo Fury (1975, USA) album front cover vinyl record

LaDISCREET DS 2234 / 31,936 bel , 1975 , USA

This is the album released by Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart in 1975. The live portions were recorded on 20 & 21 May 1975 at the Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, Texas. Studio tracks were recorded in January 1975

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FRANK ZAPPA - Chunga's Revenge (Three International Releases) 12" Vinyl LP
FRANK ZAPPA - Chunga's Revenge (Three International Releases)  album front cover vinyl record

Zappa's first effort of the 1970s marks the first appearance of former Turtles members Flo & Eddie on a Zappa record, and signals the dawn of a controversial epoch in Zappa's history

Chunga's Revenge (1970, Canada) Chunga's Revenge 1st German Release Chunga's Revenge (1970, Germany)
FRANK ZAPPA - Freaks And Motherfu*#@%! 12" LP
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FOO-EEE RI 70539  

"Freaks and Motherfu*#@%! 12" Vinyl LP Album" captures a memorable live performance at Fillmore East, New York City, on 13 November 1 1970. The album features a blend of Zappa's unique musicality and humor, with tracks like "Call Any Vegetable" and "Wino Man" showcasing his avant-garde style. This LP offers a glimpse into Zappa's experimental genius during that era

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FRANK ZAPPA & THE MOTHERS - Grand Wazoo (1972, Germany) 12" LP
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REPRISE 44209 , 1972 , Germany

This is the 1972 jazz fusion album by Frank Zappa. Composed and recorded during Zappa's period of convalescence following his assault in London, the album, along with its "twin brother" Waka/Jawaka (July 1972), represent Zappa's foray into big band fusion, the logical progression from Hot Rats (1969), which used a much smaller lineup.

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FRANK ZAPPA - Guitar (1988, USA) 12" 2LP
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Barking Pumpkin Records D1-74212  , 1988 , USA

Guitar is the 1988 album by Frank Zappa. It is the follow-up to 1981's Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar; like that album it features Zappa's guitar solos excerpted from live performances, recorded between 1979 and 1984. It garnered Zappa his 6th Grammy nomination for "Best Rock Instrumental Performance".

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FRANK ZAPPA - Hot Rats (Two Different Versions from Germany) 12" LP
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This was released in October 1969. Five of the six songs are instrumental ("Willie the Pimp" features a short vocal by Captain Beefheart). It was Zappa's first recording project after the dissolution of the original Mothers of Invention.

Hot Rats - Germany Manufactured by TELDEC

Hot Rats - German Reprise Records
FRANK ZAPPA & MOTHERS OF INVENTION - In Europe / Inspiration WorldWhite (1971, Holland) 12" LP
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WORLDWHITE Hi-Fi Concert Serie WWA 13 , 1971 , Holland

Recorded in 1971 at Ahoy Hallen in Rotterdam. This collector's gem showcases the eclectic genius of Frank Zappa and his band. Side One features tracks like "Peaches En Regalia" and "Tears Began To Fall,"

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FRANK ZAPPA - Joe's Garage Act I (1979, Holland) 12" LP
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CBS 86101 , 1979 , Holland

This album "Joe's Garage Act I" is the 1979 rock opera by Frank Zappa. Zappa self-deprecatingly describes the album as a stupid little story about how the government is going to do away with music

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FRANK ZAPPA & Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra - Lumpy Gravy (1968, GB) 12" LP
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VERVE 2317 046 , 1968 , UK (United Kingdom)

"Lumpy Gravy "is the debut solo album by Frank Zappa, recorded with a group of session players he dubbed the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra.

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FRANK ZAPPA - The Man From Utopia (1983, Holland) 12" LP
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CBS 25251 , 1983 , Holland

The album is named after a 1950s song, written by Donald and Doris Woods, which Zappa covers as part of "The Man from Utopia Meets Mary Lou".

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FRANK ZAPPA - Meets the Mothers of Prevention (1985, USA) 12" LP
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Barking Pumpkin Records ST-74203 , 1985 , USA

The album's title is a reference to the lobby group, the PMRC, who were campaigning to require record companies to put warning stickers on albums they considered offensive, and to Zappa's former band, The Mothers of Invention.

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FRANK ZAPPA & MOTHERS OF INVENTION - One Size Fits All FOC (1975, Germany) 12" LP
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DiscReet Records DIS 59207 (Z) , 1975 , Germany

" One Size Fits All FOC" is the 1975 rock album by Frank Zappa The album features the final version of The Mothers of Invention, with George Duke, Chester Thompson, Ruth Underwood, Tom Fowler and Napoleon Murphy Brock.

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FRANK ZAPPA - Orchestral Favorites 12" LP
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Discreet Records DSK 2294 , 1979 , USA

"Orchestral Favorites 12" is the original release capturing live recordings of the "Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra" at Royce Hall, UCLA in 1975

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FRANK ZAPPA - Piquantique Stockholm 1973 12" LP
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FOO-EEE RI 60544

Piquantique a recording capturing Zappa's performance at Solliden, Skansen, Stockholm, on 21 August 1973, with one track from the Roxy in December 1973.

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FRANK ZAPPA & MOTHERS OF INVENTION - Poot Face Booogie 12" LP
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AMAZING KORNYFONE (aka KORNYPHONE) , 1971

"Poot Face Booogie" is a captivating 12" LP vinyl that combines live recordings from Frank Zappa's 1971 performance at Ahoy Rotterdam with studio recordings from 1968. Notably, Zappa sings "Geef Mij Wat Vloer Bedekking Onder Deze Vette Zwevende Sofa"

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FRANK ZAPPA & MOTHERS OF INVENTION - Roxy & Elsewhere (1974, USA) 12" 2LP
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DISCREET 2DS 2202 31,792 , 1974 , USA

Most of the songs were recorded at The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, California on December 8, 9 and 10, 1973. The material taken from the Roxy concerts was later amended with some overdubs in the studio

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FRANK ZAPPA - Saarbrücken 1978 12" 2LP
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FOO-EEE RI-70543

This is an unofficial 2LP vinyl album that captures Frank Zappa's live performance at Ludwigparkstadion, Saarbrücken, Germany, on 3 September 1978.

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FRANK ZAPPA - Sheik Yerbouti (Two European Releases) 12" 2LP
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Known for its satirical lyrics and complex compositions, "Sheik Yerbouti" offers a unique blend of rock, jazz, and humor that has made it a classic in Zappa's discography.

Sheik Yerbouti - England Release Sheik Yerbouti - Holland Release
FRANK ZAPPA - Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch (1982, Holland) 12" Vinyl LP
FRANK ZAPPA - Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch (1982, Holland)  album front cover vinyl record

CBS 85804 , 1982 , Holland

This album features five tracks composed by Zappa, and one song, "Valley Girl", co-written with Moon Unit Zappa, his daughter, who provided the spoken monologue mocking some of the Valley girls at her school

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FRANK ZAPPA - Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar Box-set (1981, Holland) 12" Vinyl 3LP
FRANK ZAPPA - Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar 3LP Box-set (1981, Holland)  album front cover vinyl record

  CBS 66368 , 1981 , Holland

"Shut Up 'N Play Yer Guitar" highlighting Zappa's virtuosity on the electric guitar. This album is a collection of instrumental compositions and improvised solos, emphasizing Zappa's exceptional guitar skills

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FRANK ZAPPA - Them Or Us (Two European Editions) 12" Vinyl LP
FRANK ZAPPA - Them Or Us  (Two European Editions) album front cover vinyl record

The album opens with "The Closer You Are", a soulful cover that showcases Zappa's versatility. His rendition of this classic by The Channels brings a new dimension to the song, setting the tone for the auditory adventure that follows.

Them Or Use - European Edition Them Or Us - French Edition
FRANK ZAPPA - Tinsel Town Rebellion DLP FOC (1981, Holland) 12" Vinyl LP
FRANK ZAPPA - Tinsel Town Rebellion DLP FOC (1981, Holland)  album front cover vinyl record

CBS 88516 , 1981 , Holland

"Tinsel Town Rebellion" was conceived by Zappa after he scrapped the planned albums "Warts and All" and "Crush All Boxes", and it contains tracks that were intended for those albums.

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FRANK ZAPPA 'Tis The Season To Be Jelly , Live in Sweden 1967 (Unofficial / Bootleg) 12" Vinyl LP
FRANK ZAPPA 'Tis The Season To Be Jelly , Live in Sweden 1967 (Unofficial /Bootleg) album front cover vinyl record

FOO-EEE RI 70542 , 1967 , Stockholm

The hilarious album front cover of Frank Zappa's unofficial album "'Tis the season to be jelly" is an illustration of Frank Zappa wearing an Oxygen tank and showing off his green smelly sock.

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FRANK ZAPPA - Unmitigated Audacity (Unofficial / Bootleg) 12" Vinyl LP
FRANK ZAPPA - Unmitigated Audacity (Unofficial / Bootleg) album front cover vinyl record

FOO-EEE RI-70540

Unmitigated Audacity 12" Vinyl LP Album captures the energy of Frank Zappa's live performance at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, on 12 May 1974. This album features an eclectic mix of Zappa's iconic tracks,

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FRANK ZAPPA - Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats (1972, USA) 12" Vinyl LP
FRANK ZAPPA - Waka / Jawaka - Hot Rats (1972, USA)  album front cover vinyl record

REPRISE 44209 , 1972 , Germany

"Waka Jawaka" is the jazz-influenced precursor to The Grand Wazoo (November 1972), and as the front cover indicates, sequel of sorts to 1969's Hot Rats. According to Zappa, the title "is something that showed up on a Ouija board at one time."

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FRANK ZAPPA - You Are What You Is (1981, Holland) 12" Vinyl LP
FRANK ZAPPA - You Are What You Is (1981, Holland)  album front cover vinyl record

CBS 88560 , 1981 , Holland

"You Are What You Is" is a captivating double LP gatefold vinyl album that showcases Zappa's musical and artistic prowess. Inside the gatefold cover, you'll find stunning artwork and photos.

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FRANK ZAPPA - Zoot Allures (Two European Releases) 12" Vinyl LP
FRANK ZAPPA - Zoot Allures (Two European Releases)  album front cover vinyl record

"Zoot Allures" was Zappa's only release on the Warner Bros. Records label. Due to a lawsuit with his former manager Herb Cohen Frank Zappa's recording contract was temporarily re-assigned from DiscReet Records to Warner Bros.

Zoot Allures - German Release Zoot Allures - Netherlands Release

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