Frank Zappa Plays The Music Of Frank Zappa

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Released: October 1996


  1. Black Napkins
  2. Black Napkins “Zoot Allures” album version
  3. Zoot Allures
  4. Merely A Blues In A
  5. Zoot Allures “Zoot Allures” album version
  6. Watermelon In Easter Hay
  7. Watermelon In Easter Hay “Joe’s Garage” album version

Dweezil Zappa (producer), Gail Zappa (executive producer), Spencer Chrislu and FZ (mix engineers), Dweezil Zappa and Spencer Chrislu (sequencing and editing), Spencer Chrislu (mastering), Dave Dondorf and Spencer Chrislu (analog tape resuscitation), Joe Travers (vault meistering and research), Mike Keneally (preliminary research), Dweezil Zappa (liner notes), Ahmet Zappa (hair displacement guidance), Tracy Veal (art direction and design), Matt Groening (cover manuscript art)

Ahead Of Their Time

Released: April 1993


  1. Prologue (Bogus Pomp)
  2. Progress?
  3. Like It Or Not
  4. The Jimmy Carl Black Philosophy Lesson
  5. Holding The Group Back
  6. Holiday In Berlin
  7. The Rejected Mexican Pope Leaves The Stage
  8. Undaunted, The Band Plays On
  9. Agency Man
  10. Epilogue
  11. King Kong
  12. Help, I’m A Rock
  13. Transylvania Boogie
  14. Pound For A Brown
  15. Sleeping In A Jar
  16. Let’s Make The Water Turn Black
  17. Harry, You’re A Beast
  18. The Orange County Lumber Truck, Part 1
  19. Oh No
  20. The Orange County Lumber Truck, Part 2


  1. Frank Zappa (guitar &vocals), Ian Underwood (alto sax & piano), Bunk Gardner (tenor sax & clarinet), Euclid James Motorhead Sherwood (baritone sax & tambourine), Roy Estrada (bass & vocals), Don Preston (electric piano & odd noises), Arthur Dyer Tripp III (drums & percussion), Jimmy Carl Black (drums)
  2. Assisted by members of The BBC Symphony Orchestra

Everything Is Healing Nicely

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Released: December 1999


  1. Library Card
  2. This Is A Test
  3. Jolly Good Fellow
  4. Roland’s Big Event/Strat Vindaloo
  5. Master Ringo
  6. T’Mershi Duween
  7. Nap Time
  8. 9/8 Objects
  9. Naked City
  10. Whitey (Prototype)
  11. America Goes Home
  12. None Of The Above (Revised & Previsited)
  13. Wonderful Tattoo

ENSEMBLE MODERN: Peter Rundel Hilary Sturt Thomas Fichter Catherine Milliken Wolfgang Stryi Franck Ollu William Formann Uwe Dierksen Daryl Smith Ueli Wiget Rumi Ogawa-Helferich Detlef Tewes Mathias Tacke Friedemann DS�hn Dietmar Wiesner Roland Diry Veit Scholz Stefan Dohr Michael Gross Michael Svoboda Hermann Kretzschmar Rainer Rs�mer Andreas Bs�ttger J¨rgen Ruck – L. Shankar, Frank Zappa

The Mystery Disc

Released: 1998


  1. Theme from Run Home Slow
  2. Original Duke Of Prunes
  3. Opening Night Party At Studio Z (Collage)
  4. The Village Inn
  5. Steal Away
  6. I Was A Teen-Age Malt Shop
  7. The Birth Of Captain Beefheart
  8. Metal Man Has Won His Wings
  9. Power Trio Segment From The Saints ‘n Sinners
  10. Bossa Nova Pervertamento
  11. Excerpt From The Uncle Frankie Show
  12. Charva
  13. Speed-Freak Boogie
  14. Original Mothers At the Broadside (Pomona)
  15. Party Scene From Mondo Hollywood
  16. Original Mothers Rehearsal
  17. How Could I Be Such A Fool?
  18. Band Introductions At The Fillmore West
  19. Harry You’re A Beast
  20. Don Interrupts
  21. Piece One
  22. Jim/Boy
  23. Piece Two
  24. Agency Man
  25. Agency Man (studio version)
  26. Lecture From Festival Hall Show
  27. Wedding Dress Song/The Handsome Cabin Boy
  28. Skweezit Skweezit Skweezit
  29. The Story Of Willie The Pimp
  30. Black Beauty
  31. Chucha
  32. Mothers At KPFK
  33. Harmonica Fun

Strictly Genteel

Released: March 1997


  1. Uncle Meat Main Title Theme
  2. Regyptian Strut
  3. Pedro’s Dowry
  4. Outrage At Valdez
  5. Little Umbrellas
  6. Run Home Slow Theme
  7. Dwarf Nebula Processional March & Dwarf Nebula
  8. Dupree’s Paradise
  9. Opus 1, No. 3, 2nd Movement, Presto
  10. Duke Of Prunes
  11. Aybe Sea
  12. Naval Aviation In Art?
  13. G-Spot Tornado
  14. Bob In Dacron, First Movement
  15. Opus 1, No.4, 2nd Movement, Allegro
  16. Dog Breath Variations
  17. Uncle Meat
  18. Strictly Genteel


Released: 1996

  1. Re-gyptian Strut
  2. Naval Aviation In Art?
  3. A Little Green Rosetta
  4. Duck Duck Goose
  5. Down In The Dew
  6. For The Young Sophisticate
  7. Tryin’ To Grow A Chin
  8. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
  9. The Legend Of The Illinois Enema Bandit
  10. Lemme Take You To The Beach
  11. Revised Music For Guitar & Low Budget Orchestra
  12. RDNZL
  13. Honey Don’t You Want A Man Like Me
  14. The Black Page
  15. Big Leg Emma
  16. Punky’s Whips
  17. Flambé
  18. The Purple Lagoon
  19. Pedro’s Dowry
  20. Läther
  21. Spider Of Destiny
  22. Duke Of Orchestral Prunes
  23. Filthy Habits
  24. Titties ‘n Beer
  25. The Ocean Is The Ultimate Solution
  26. The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary
  27. Regyptian Strut (1993)
  28. Leather Goods
  29. Revenge Of The Knick Knack People
  30. Time Is Money

The Lost Episodes

Released: 1996


  1. The Blackouts
  2. Lost In A Whirlpool
  3. Ronnie Sings?
  4. Kenny’s Booger Story
  5. Ronny’s Booger Story
  6. Mount St. Mary’s Concert Excerpt
  7. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
  8. Tiger Roach
  9. Run Home Slow Theme
  10. Fountain Of Love
  11. Run Home Cues, # 2
  12. Any Way The Wind Blows
  13. Run Home cues, # 3
  14. Charva
  15. The Dick Kunc Story
  16. Wedding Dress Song
  17. Handsome Cabin Boy
  18. Cops & Buns
  19. The Big Squeeze
  20. I’m A Band Leader
  21. Alley Cat
  22. The Grand Wazoo
  23. Wonderful Wino
  24. Kung Fu
  25. RDNZL
  26. Basement Music # 1
  27. Inca Roads
  28. Lil’ Clanton Shuffle
  29. I Don’t Wanna Get Drafted
  30. Sharleena

Civilization Phaze III

Released: December 1994


  1. “This Is Phaze III”
  2. Put A Motor In Yourself
  3. “Oh-Umm”
  4. They Made Me Eat It
  5. Reagan At Bitburg
  6. “A Very Nice Body”
  7. Navanax
  8. “How The Pigs’ Music Works”
  9. Xmas Values
  10. “Dark Water!”
  11. Amnerika
  12. “Have You Heard Their Band?”
  13. Religious Superstition
  14. “Saliva Can Only Take So Much”
  15. Buffalo Voice
  16. “Someplace Else Right Now”
  17. Get A Life
  18. “A Kayak (On Snow)”
  19. N-Lite


  1. “I Wish Motorhead Would Come Back”
  2. Secular Humanism
  3. “Attack! Attack! Attack!”
  4. I Was In A Drum
  5. “A Different Octave”
  6. “This Ain’t CNN”
  7. “The Pigs’ Music”
  8. A Pig With Wings
  9. “This Is All Wrong”
  10. Hot & Putrid
  11. “Flowing Inside-Out”
  12. “I Had A Dream About That”
  13. Gross Man
  14. “A Tunnel Into Muck”
  15. Why Not?
  16. “Put A Little Motor In ‘Em”
  17. “You’re Just Insultin’ Me, Aren’t You!”
  18. “Cold Light Generation”
  19. Dio Fa
  20. “That Would Be The End Of That”
  21. Beat The Reaper
  22. Waffenspiel

1967 VOICES: Spider Barbour, All-Night John, Frank Zappa, Euclid James, “Motorhead” Sherwood [a.k.a. Larry Fanoga], Roy Estrada, Louis “The Turkey” Cuneo, Monica, Gilly Townley, Unknown Girl #1, Unknown Girl #2
1991 VOICES: Moon Unit Zappa, Michael Rappaport, Ali N. Askin, Catherine Milliken, Walt Fowler, Todd Yvega, Michael Svoboda, Michael Gross, William Formann, Uwe Dierksen, Stefan Dohr, Daryl Smith, Franck Ollu, Hermann Kretzschmar, Dweezil Zappa
+ The Ensemble Modern

The Yellow Shark

Released: November 1993


  1. Intro
  2. Dog Breath Variations
  3. Uncle Meat
  4. Outrage At Valdez
  5. Times Beach II
  6. III Revisited
  7. The Girl In The Magnesium Dress
  8. Be-Bop Tango
  9. Ruth Is Sleeping
  10. None Of The Above
  11. Pentagon Afternoon
  12. Questi Cazzi Di Piccione
  13. Times Beach III
  14. Food Gathering In Post Undustrial America, 1992
  15. Welcome To The United States
  16. Pound For A Brown
  17. Exercise # 4
  18. Get Whitey
  19. G-Spot Tornado

Frank Zappa (composer), The Ensemble Modern: Peter Rundel (conductor, violin), Dietmar Wiesner (flute), Catherine Milliken (oboe, english horn, didgeridoo), Roland Diry (clarinet), Wolfgang Stryi (bass clarinet, contrabass, clarinet, tenor saxophone), Veit Scholz (bassoon, contrabassoon), Frankck Ollu (horn), Stefan Dohr (horn), William Formann (trumpet, flügelhorn, piccolo trumpet, cornet), Michael Gross (trumpet, flügelhorn, piccolo trumpet, cornet), Uwe Dierksen (trombone, soprano trombone), Michael Svoboda (trombone, euphonium, didgeridoo, alphorn), Daryl Smith (tuba), Herman Kretzschmar (piano, harpsichord, celeste, dramatic reading), Ueli Wiget (piano, harpsichord, celeste, harp), Rainer Rsmer (percussion), Rumi Ogawa-Helferich (percussion, cymbalom), Andreas Böttger (percussion), Detlef Tewes (mandolin), Jürgen Ruck (guitar, banjo), Ellen Wegnere (harp), Mathias Tacke (violin), Claudia Sack (violin), Hilary Sturt (viola, dramatic reading), Friedemann Dähn (violoncello), Thomas Richter (contrabass, electrocontrabass)

Playground Psychotics

Released: 1992


  1. Typical Day On The Road
  2. Here Comes The Gear Lads
  3. The Living Garbage Truck
  4. A Typical Sound Check
  5. “This Is Neat”
  6. The Motel Lobby
  7. Getting Stewed
  8. The Motel Room
  9. “Don’t Take Me Down”
  10. The Dressing Room
  11. Learning “Penis Dimension”
  12. “You there, with the hard on!”
  13. Zanti Serenade
  14. Divan
  15. Sleeping In A Jar
  16. “Don’t Eat There”
  17. Brixton Still Life
  18. Super Grease
  19. Wonderful Wino
  20. Sharleenah
  21. Cruisin’ For Burgers
  22. Diptheria Blues
  23. Well
  24. Say Please
  25. Aaawk
  26. Scumbag
  27. A Small Eternity With Yoko Ono
  28. A Typical Day On The Road Part Two
  29. Beer Shampoo
  30. Champagne Lecture
  31. Childish Perversions
  32. Playground Psychotics
  33. The Mudshark Interview
  34. “There’s No Lust In Jazz”
  35. Botulism On The Hoof
  36. You Got Your Armies
  37. The Spew King
  38. I’m Doomed
  39. Status Back Baby
  40. The London CabTape
  41. Concentration Moon, Part One
  42. The Sanzini Brothers
  43. “It’s A Good Thing We Get Paid To Do This”
  44. Concentration Moon, Part Two
  45. Mom & Dad
  46. Intro To Music For Low Budget Orchestra
  47. Billly The Mountain
  48. The True Story Of 200 Motels
  49. He’s Watching Us
  50. If You’re Not A Professional Actor
  51. He’s Right
  52. Going For The Money
  53. Jeff Quits
  54. A Bunch Of Adventures
  55. Martin Lickert’s Story
  56. A Great Guy
  57. Bad Acting
  58. The Worst Reviews
  59. A Version Of Himself
  60. I Could Be A Star Now

Make A Jazz Noise Here

Released: June 1991


  1. Stinkfoot
  2. When Yuppies Go To Hell
  3. Fire And Chains
  4. Let’s Make The Water Turn Black
  5. Harry, You’re A Beast
  6. The Orange County Lumber Truck
  7. Oh No
  8. Theme From Lumpy Gravy
  9. Eat That Question
  10. Black Napkins
  11. Big Swifty
  12. King Kong
  13. Starwars Won’t Work
  14. The Black Page (new age version)
  15. T’Mershi Duween
  16. Dupree’s Paradise
  17. City Of Tiny Lights
  18. Royal March From “L’Histoire Du Soldat”
  19. Theme From The Bartok Piano Concerto
  20. Sinister Footwear 2nd. Mvt.
  21. Stevie’s Spanking
  22. Alien Orifice
  23. Cruisin’ For Burgers
  24. Advance Romance
  25. Strictly Genteel

Frank Zappa (lead guitar, synth, vocal), Ike Willis (rhythm guitar, synth, vocals), Mike Keneally (rhythm guitar, synth, vocals), Bobby Martin (keyboards, vocals), Ed Mann (vibes, marimba, electronic percussion), Walt Fowler (trumpet, flugel horn, synth), Bruce Fowler (trombone), Paul Carman (alto sax, soprano sax, baritone sax), Albert Wing (tenor sax), Kurt McGettrick (baritone sax, contrabass clarinet), Scott Thunes (electric bass, mini moog), Chad Wackerman (drums, electronic percussion)

The Best Band You Never Heard In Your Life

Released: 1995


  1. Heavy Duty Judy
  2. Ring Of Fire
  3. Cosmik Debris
  4. Find Her Finer
  5. Who Needs The Peace Corps?
  6. I Left My Heart In San Francisco
  7. Zomby Woof
  8. Zoot Allures
  9. Mr. Green Genes
  10. Florentine Pogen
  11. Andy
  12. Inca Roads
  13. Sofa
  14. Purple Haze
  15. Sunshine Of Your Love
  16. Let’s Move To Cleveland
  17. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  18. “Godfather Part II” Theme
  19. A Few Moments With Brother A. West
  20. The Torture Never Stops Part One
  21. Theme From “Bonanza”
  22. Lonesome Cowboy Burt (Swaggart Version)
  23. The Torture Never Stops Part Two
  24. More Trouble Every Day (Swaggart Version)
  25. Penguin In Bondage (Swaggart Version)
  26. The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue
  27. Stairway To Heaven

Frank Zappa (lead guitar, computer-synth, vocal), Ike Willis (rhythm guitar, synth, vocal), Mike Keneally (rhythm guitar, synth, vocal), Bobby Martin (keyboards, vocal), Ed Mann (vibes, marimba, electronic percussion), Walt Fowler (trumpet, flugel horn, synth), Bruce Fowler (trombone), Paul Carman (alto sax, soprano sax, baritone sax), Albert Wing (tenor sax), Kurt McGettrick (baritone sax, bass sax, contrabass clarinet), Scott Thunes (electric bass, mini-moog), Chat Wackerman (drums, electronic percussion)

You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol 6


  1. The M.O.I Anti-Smut Loyalty Oath
  2. The Poodle Lecture
  3. Dirty Love
  4. Magic Fingers
  5. The Madison Panty-Sniffing Festival
  6. Honey, Don’t You Want A Man Like Me?
  7. Father O’Blivion
  8. Is That Guy Kidding Or What?
  9. I’m So Cute
  10. White Person
  11. Lonely Person Devices
  12. Ms. Pinky
  13. Shove It Right In
  14. Wind Up Working In A Gas Station
  15. Make A Sex Noise
  16. Tracy Is A Snob
  17. I Have Been In You
  18. Emperor Of Ohio
  19. Dinah-Moe Humm
  20. He’s So Gay
  21. Camarillo Brillo
  22. Muffin Man


  1. NYC Halloween Audience
  2. The Illinois Enema Bandit
  3. Thirteen
  4. Lobster Girl
  5. Black Napkins
  6. We’re Turning Again
  7. Alien Orifice
  8. Catholic Girls
  9. Crew Slut
  10. Tryin’ To Grow A Chin
  11. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
  12. Lisa’s Life Story
  13. Lonesome Cowboy Nando
  14. 200 Motels Finale
  15. Strictly Genteel

You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol 5


  1. The Downtown Talent Scout
  2. Charles Ives
  3. Here Lies Love
  4. Piano/Drum Duet
  5. Mozart Ballet
  6. Chocolate Halvah
  7. JCB & Kansas On The Bus # 1
  8. Run Home Slow: Main Title Theme
  9. The Little March
  10. Right There
  11. Where Is Johnny Velvet?
  12. Return Of The Hunch-Back Duke
  13. Trouble Every Day
  14. Proto-Minimalism
  15. JCB & Kansas On The Bus # 2
  16. My Head?
  17. Meow
  18. Baked-Bean Boogie
  19. Where’s Our Equipment?
  20. FZ/JCB Drum Duet
  21. No Waiting For The Peanuts To Dissolve
  22. A Game Of Cards
  23. Underground Freak-Out Music
  24. German Lunch
  25. My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama


  1. Easy Meat
  2. Dead Girls Of London
  3. Shall We Take Ourselves Seriously?
  4. What’s New In Baltimore
  5. Moggio
  6. Dancin’ Fool
  7. RDNZL
  8. Advance Romance
  9. City Of Tiny Lites
  10. A Pound For A Brown (On The Bus)
  11. Doreen
  12. The Black Page # 2
  13. Geneva Farewell

You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore Vol 4


  1. Little Rubber Girl
  2. Stick Together
  3. My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama
  4. Willie The Pimp
  5. Montana
  6. Brown Moses
  7. The Evil Prince
  8. Approximate
  9. Love Of My Life Mudd Club Version
  10. Let’s Move To Cleveland Solos (1984)
  11. You Call That Music?
  12. Pound For A Brown Solos (1978)
  13. The Black Page (1984)
  14. Take Me Out To The Ball Game
  15. Filthy Habits
  16. The Torture Never Stops Original Version


  1. Church Chat
  2. Stevie’s Spanking
  3. Outside Now
  4. Disco Boy
  5. Teen-Age Wind
  6. Truck Driver Divorce
  7. Florentine Pogen
  8. Tiny Sick Tears
  9. Smell My Beard
  10. The Booger Man
  11. Carolina Hard Core Ecstasy
  12. Are You Upset?
  13. Little Girl Of Mine
  14. The Closer You Are
  15. Johnny Darling
  16. No, No Cherry
  17. The Man From Utopia
  18. Mary Lou