Frank Zappa - Discography

Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, guitarist, singer and satirist. In his 33-year musical career, Zappa proved to be one of the most prolific musician-composers of his era, releasing over 60 albums during his lifetime, almost all of which consisted of original compositions. He was also a renowned electric guitarist and a gifted producer-engineer who self-produced almost every recording he made after his 1966 debut.

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention - Freak Out
Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention - Absolutely Free
Frank Zappa - Lumpy Gravy
Frank Zappa and the Mothers - We're Only In It For The Money
Frank Zappa and the Mothers - Uncle Meat
Frank Zappa - Remington Electric Razor
Frank Zappa - Imaginary Diseases
Frank Zappa - Joe's XMASage


bulut on 11:31 am said...

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention - Freak Out

Track listing
1. Hungry Freaks, Daddy? (3:27)
2. I Ain't Got No Heart (2:30)
3. Who Are The Brain Police? (3:22)
4. Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder (3:31)
5. Motherly Love (2:45)
6. How Could I Be Such A Fool (2:12)
7. Wowie Zowie (2:45)
8. You Didn't Try To Call Me (3:17)
9. Any Way The Wind Blows (2:52)
10. I'm Not Satisfied (2:37)
11. You're Probably Wondering Why I'm Here (3:37)
12. Trouble Every Day (6:16)
13. Help I'm A Rock (8:37)
14. The Return Of The Son Of Monster Magnet (12:17)


Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention - Absolutely Free@192kbs

Plastic People (3:42)
The Duke Of Prunes (2:13)
Amnesia Vivace (1:01)
The Duke Regains His Chops (1:50)
Call Any Vegetable (2:20)
Invocation And Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin (7:00)
Soft-Sell Conclusion (1:40)
Big Leg Emma (2:32)
Why Don'tcha Do Me Right? (2:37)
America Drinks (1:53)
Status Back Baby (2:54)
Uncle Bernie's Farm (2:11)
Son Of Suzy Creamcheese (1:34)
Brown Shoes Don't Make It (7:30)
America Drinks & Goes Home (2:46)


Frank Zappa - Lumpy Gravy@160kbps

Track listing
1. Lumpy Gravy Part One (15:48)
1. The Way I See It, Barry
2. Duodenum
3. Oh No
4. Bit Of Nostalgia
5. It's From Kansas
6. Bored Out 90 Over
7. Almost Chinese
8. Switching Girls
9. Oh No Again
10. At The Gas Station
11. Another Pickup
12. I Don't Know If I Can Go Through This Again

2. Lumpy Gravy Part Two (15:51)
1. Very Distraughtening
2. White Ugliness
3. Amen
4. Just One More Time
5. A Vicious Circle
6. King Kong
7. Drums Are Too Noisy
8. Kangaroos
9. Envelops The Bath Tub
10. Take Your Clothes Off
Total Time: 31:39


Frank Zappa and the Mothers - We're Only In It For The Money@160kbps

Track listing
1. Are You Hung Up? (1:24)
2. Who Needs The Peace Corps? (2:34)
3. Concentration Moon (2:22)
4. Mom & Dad (2:16)
5. Telephone Conversation (0:48)
6. Bow Tie Daddy (0:33)
7. Harry, You're A Beast (1:21)
8. What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (1:03)
9. Absolutley Free (3:24)
10. Flower Punk (3:03)
11. Hot Poop (0:23)
12. Nasal Retentive Calliope Music (2:02)
13. Let's Make The Water Turn Black (2:01)
14. The Idiot Bastard Son (3:18)
15. Lonely Little Girl (1:09)
16. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance(1:32)
17. What's The Ugliest Part Of Your Body? (Reprise) (1:02)
18. Mother People (2:26)
19. The Chrome Plated Megaphone Of Destiny (6:25)


Frank Zappa and the Mothers - Uncle Meat

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Frank Zappa and the Mothers - Uncle Meat


Disc 1 Time: 57:21
1. Main Title Theme (1:56)
2. The Voice of Cheese (0:26)
3. Nine Types of Industrial Pollution (6:00)
4. Zolar Czakl (0:54)
5. Dog Breath, in the Year of the Plague (3:59)
6. The Legend of the Golden Arches (3:28)
7. Louie Louie (At the Royal Albert Hall) (2:19)
8. The Dog Breath Variations (1:48)
9. Sleeping in a Jar (0:50)
10. Our Bizarre Relationship (1:05)
11. The Uncle Meat Variations (4:46)
12. Electric Aunt Jemima (1:46)
13. Prelude to King Kong (3:38)
14. God Bless America (1:10)
15. A Pound for a Brown on the Bus (1:29)
16. Ian Underwood Whips It Out (5:05)
17. Mr. Green Genes (3:14)
18. We Can Shoot You (2:03)
19. If We'd All Been Living in California... (1:14)
20. The Air (2:57)
21. Project X (4:48)
22. Cruisin' for Burgers (2:18)

Disc 2 Time: 63:05
1. Uncle Meat Film Excerpt, Pt. 1 (37:34)
2. Tengo Na Minchia Tanta (3:46)
3. Uncle Meat Film Excerpt, Pt. 2 (3:50)
4. King Kong Itself [Played by the Mothers] (0:49)
5. King Kong II [Interpreted by Tom Dewild] (1:21)
6. King Kong III [Motorhead Explains It] (1:44)
7. King Kong IV [Gardner Varieties] (6:17)
8. King Kong V (0:34)
9. King Kong VI [Live at Miami Pop Festival] (7:24)


Frank Zappa - Remington Electric Razor

1. Freak Me Out, Frank
2. Jumbo, Go Away [05:33]
3. Moe's Vacation [04:12]
4. The Black Page #2 [03:01] [not listed]
5. Dong Work for Yuda [03:05] [a capella version]

6. Tricky Dicky [05:49] ["Dickie's Such an Asshole"]
7. Nite Owl [02:18 [Tony Allen]
8. My Name is Fritz [02:33]
9. Interview [02:59] ["What's the Name of Your Group?"]
10. I Can't Get Me No Satisfaction [01:19]
11. Remington Electric Razor [01:01]

Frank Zappa - Imaginary Diseases

1. Oddients
2. Rollo
3. Been To Kansas City In A Minor
4. Farther O’Blivion
5. D.C. Boogie
6. Imaginary Diseases
7. Montreal


Frank Zappa - Joe's XMASage


1. Mormon Xmas Dance Report
2. Prelude To “The Purse”
3. Mr. Clean (Alternate Mix)
4. Why Don’tcha Do Me Right?
5. The Muthers/Power Trio
6. The Purse
7. The Moon Will Never Be The Same
8. GTR Trio
9. Suckit Rockit
10. Mousie’s First Xmas
11. The Uncle Frankie Show


Anonymous said...

Great stuff. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

thanks for lumpy gravy, years looking for
good job

Anonymous said...

can you post those songs for me


bulut on 6:15 pm said...

Frank Zappa - Camarillo Brillo & Muffin man (1979) - Clip
Frank Zappa was one of the most accomplished composers of the rock era; his music combines an understanding of and appreciation for such contemporary classical figures as Stravinsky, Stockhausen, and Varèse with an affection for late-'50s doo wop rock & roll and a facility for the guitar-heavy rock that dominated pop in the '70s. But Zappa was also a satirist whose reserves of scorn seemed bottomless and whose wicked sense of humor and absurdity have delighted his numerous fans, even when his lyrics crossed over the broadest bounds of taste. Finally, Zappa was perhaps the most prolific record-maker of his time, turning out massive amounts of music on his own Barking Pumpkin label and through distribution deals with Rykodisc and Rhino after long, unhappy associations with industry giants like Warner Brothers and the now-defunct MGM.

Zappa became interested in music early and pursued his studies in school, up through a six-month stint at Chaffey College in Alta Loma, CA. He scored a couple of low-budget films and used the money to buy a low-budget recording studio. In 1964, he joined a local band called the Soul Giants, which, over the course of the next two years, evolved into the Mothers, who played songs written by Zappa. The band was signed to the Verve division of MGM by producer Tom Wilson in 1966 and recorded its first album, a two-LP set called Freak Out!, which introduced Zappa's interests in both serious music and pop as well as his scathing wit. (Verve insisted on adding "of Invention" to the band's name.)

Subsequent albums extended the musical and lyrical themes of the debut, and they came frequently. Three albums, for example, hit the charts in 1968: We're Only in It for the Money, a Mothers album that made fun of hippies and Sgt. Pepper; Lumpy Gravy, a Zappa solo album recorded with an orchestra; and Cruising With Ruben & the Jets, on which the Mothers played neo-doo wop. Toward the end of the '60s, Zappa expanded the Mothers lineup, turning more toward instrumental jazz-rock, much of which displayed his technically accomplished guitar playing. But by the end of the decade, he had broken up the band.

In 1970, however, Zappa reassembled a new edition of the Mothers, featuring former Turtles lead singers Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan as frontmen. The lineup moved the group more in the direction of X-rated comedy, notably on the album Fillmore East: June 1971, but it was short-lived: during a performance at the Rainbow Theatre in London, Zappa was pushed from the stage by a demented fan and seriously injured.

While he recovered, Zappa released several albums, then he re-formed the Mothers with himself as lead singer and made pop/rock albums such as Over-nite Sensation that were among his best-selling records ever. By the end of the '70s, Zappa was recording on his own labels, distributed in some cases by the majors, and he had attracted a consistent cult following for both his humor and his complex music. (Zappa's band, in fact, became a training ground for high-quality rock musicians, much as Miles Davis' was for jazz players.)

In the '80s, Zappa gained the rights to his old albums and began to reissue them, at first on his own and then through the pioneering Rykodisc CD label. He wrote his autobiography and embarked on a world tour in 1988. That was the end of his live performing, except for such isolated appearances as one in Czechoslovakia at the invitation of its post-Communist president, Zappa fan Vaclav Havel. In late 1991, it was confirmed that Zappa was seriously ill with cancer. Nevertheless, his schedule of album releases continued to be rapid. Zappa died in December of 1993, with a number of posthumous releases to follow. ~ William Ruhlmann

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