Cruising With Ruben & The Jets is a Mothers of Invention album released in 1968, and controversially reissued in an alternate mix with newly recorded bass and percussion in 1984 by Frank Zappa (all post-1984 reissues of the album have featured this remix).
The following three clips from the 1968 vinyl version of the album (“Anything“, “Love of My Life“, and “I’m Not Satisfied“), with original bass and drum parts, which has not been officially rereleased on CD, is a real treat for those who have only known the 1984 remix, and never heard the original release:
Mothers of Invention (1968):
Ray Collins – lead vocals
Frank Zappa – low grumbles, oo-wah and lead guitar (plus uncredited drums, piano & bass)
Roy Estrada – high weazlings, dwaedy-doop & electric bass
Don Preston – redundant piano triplets
Ian Underwood – redundant piano triplets & tenor and alto sax
Motorhead Sherwood – baritone sax & tambourine
Bunk Gardner – tenor and alto sax
Jimmy Carl Black – lewd pulsating rhythm
Arthur Dyer Tripp III – lewd pulsating rhythm
Note: Thanks to ‘sundancefred‘.