Warren Cuccurullo: Playing In Tongues

We here at Barfko-Swill are pleased to begin our digital release schedule (that includes FZ, DZ & other artists) with Warren Cuccurullo’s Playing In Tongues. And speaking of Playing In Tongues this is the launch of releases available through Barfko-Swill in 256 Kbps & FLAC formats. How you like it.

With Terry Bozzio on drums. You can order it here, listen samples from it here, read about it (history and all) here. Warren adds:

and here’s the BIG news… this disc contains a never before recorded piece of music by frank zappa…”recollection”, a 14 chord progression that was part of my 1978 zappa audition is now a ZFT approved new work by fz…

61 Responses to “Warren Cuccurullo: Playing In Tongues”

  1. urbangraffito says:

    If Cuccurullo’s 1995, Thanks to Frank is any indication, Playing In Tongues should be a fine addition.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6qt_phHfck

  2. Lunchmeat says:

    Seventeen Dollars and Eighty-Two Cents for MP3 Format or Twenty One Dollars for FLAC? Talk about buyin’ a grunt with a third party check! I sense there will be some Pygmy Pony Fur flyin’ over this here release! Moo-Ahhh . . . .

  3. Matt says:

    Barfko-Swill’s pricing rarely makes sense. Remember when Dub Room Special first came out on VHS, it was $60.

    The instrumentals I heard on Warren’s MySpace are great, but the vocal songs left me cold. I will be skipping this release.

  4. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from Lunchmeat:

    Seventeen Dollars and Eighty-Two Cents for MP3 Format or Twenty One Dollars for FLAC? Talk about buyin’ a grunt with a third party check! I sense there will be some Pygmy Pony Fur flyin’ over this here release! Moo-Ahhh . . . .

    One cannot fault Barfko-Swill for the price difference between formats, Lunchmeat. They are just supplying what the consumer demands: MP3 format for the general listener, and FLAC format for the audiophile and archivist. That Warren Cuccurullo’s work is being released through Barfko-Swill is an optimistic turn of events, in my mind. What other surprises might we expect?

  5. Birdman! says:

    Basically since CDs began, most people have known that they’re being way overcharged for them. They cost less to produce than vinyl records. To charge even more than the cost of a CD for something that requires no manufacturing or distributing? Pure bullshit. Get real. Hopefully people will speak with their wallets and this won’t sell a unit until it’s more reasonably priced.

  6. potatohead Peccary says:

    It does seem like a lot for a download. It would be cool if Alum albums would come out this way. It would be the best way for those guys to get there music out to us fans. But since so many of those relationships have been severed by Gail it won’t happen. you’ll see alot of Dweezil and Joe Travers and other guys like that up there way more than FZ or any Alum. Its sad but whatever.

  7. metafunj says:

    Is flac better than CD quality or something? Why should you pay $21 for a download? You’re not even receiving an actual CD or packaging. Most CDs don’t even cost that much. I can get 2 256 kbps albums for that price on rhapsody or itunes.

  8. metafunj says:

    should have read:
    “I can get two 256 kbps albums…”

  9. NIce person says:

    you they making something happening maybe more is more is coming
    from old zappa music players i get it now warren my idol 🙂 the men on guitar ewwww ahhhh a guitar god ……………………XXXXXX kissy pooh

  10. urbangraffito says:

    A quote from potatohead Peccary:

    It does seem like a lot for a download. It would be cool if Alum albums would come out this way. It would be the best way for those guys to get there music out to us fans. But since so many of those relationships have been severed by Gail it won’t happen. you’ll see alot of Dweezil and Joe Travers and other guys like that up there way more than FZ or any Alum. Its sad but whatever.

    Quite right. It does seem like a lot for a download. Other sites, like CDBaby, which offer Alumni releases are much more reasonably priced (i.e. Jimmy Carl Black, Roy Estrada, Don Preston, The Grandmothers, The Akashic Ensemble, Bunk Gardner, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Ike Willis, Warren Cuccurullo) between 8.99 and 9.99 for MP3s. Obviously Barfko-Swill, as a lot of other niche retailers, are trying to get as much for the product that they think they, and the market, will allow. Is it any wonder that the bulk of my online purchases are at CDBaby?

    As for FLAC being better quality, metafunj? As I mentioned earlier, it’s mostly about archiving one’s music library, not whether it’s actually better than MP3s. Side by side, it’s hard to tell the difference. However, over time, MP3s do degrade. So if you wish to safeguard your musical library (or like me, have an extensive collection of field recordings), the best format I’ve found, thus far, is the FLAC format. So when made available, I certainly do choose it.

  11. Lunchmeat says:

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