Carnegie Hall

Released: 31 October 2011
From a live concert on 1971/10/11 at NYC Carnegie Hall


  1. DISC ONE (tt 53:13)
    1. THE PERSUASIONS SHOW 1 (tt:25:44)
      1. I Just Can’t Work No Longer (Curtis Mayfield, Jerry Butler) 2:32
      2. Working All The Live Long Day/ Chain Gang (Trad./Sam Cooke) 2:20
      3. Medley #1 tt 7:28
      4. Pieces of A Man (Jerry Galen Foster, Wilburn Rice) 2:53
      5. Buffalo Soldier (David Barnes, Margaret Ann Lewis, Mira Ann Smith) 4:33
      6. Medley #2 tt 2:36
      7. Medley #3 tt 3:14
    2. FZ SHOW 1 (tt 27:29)
      1. Hello (to FOH)/ Ready?! (to the BAND) 1:03
      2. Call Any Vegetable 10:36
      3. Anyway The Wind Blows 4:00
      4. Magdalena* (Zappa/Kaylan) 6:08
      5. Dog Breath 5:41
  2. DISC TWO (tt 54:41) FZ SHOW 1
    1. Peaches En Regalia 4:24
    2. Tears Began To Fall 2:32
    3. Shove It Right In 6:32
    4. King Kong 30:25
    5. 200 MOTELS Finale 3:41
    6. Who Are The Brain Police? 7:08
  3. DISC THREE (tt 45:13) FZ SHOW 2
    1. Auspicious Occasion 2:45
    2. DIVAN (tt 19:45) 2011 persists of:
      1. Once Upon A Time 5:40
      2. Sofa #1 3:11
      3. Magic Pig 1:43
      4. Stick It Out 4:54
      5. Divan Ends Here 4:17
    3. Pound For A Brown 6:03
    4. Sleeping In A Jar 2:46
    5. Wonderful Wino* (Zappa/Simmons) 5:46
    6. Sharleena 4:52
    7. Cruising For Burgers 3:17
  4. DISC FOUR (tt 62:42) FZ SHOW 2
    1. Billy The Mountain – Part 1 28:33
    2. Billy The Mountain – the Carnegie solos 13:31
    3. Billy The Mountain – Part 2 5:37
    4. The $600 Mud Shark Prelude 1:27
    5. The Mud Shark 13:35

Penguin In Bondage / The Little Known History of the Mothers of Invention

Released May 11 2011 as a digital download.

Contains a previously unreleased live version of Penguin in Bondage, followed by an extended rap about Paul Buff and “The Muthers”, and ending with a blues jam.

Release Notes:
Written and Performed by Frank Zappa with the Mothers of Invention. Recorded at Auditorium Theater, Chicago, Illinois at the stroke of midnight on the Day of The Mothers, 10 May 1974

Duration: 26:02

The Band:
FZ: Guitar, Vocals
George Duke: Keys, Vocals
Jeff Simmons: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Napoleon Murphy Brock: BG Vocals, Sax
Don Preston: Synthesizer
Bruce Fowler: Trombone
Walt Fowler: Trumpet
Tom Fowler: Bass
Ralph Humphrey: Drums
Chester Thompson: Drums

Hammersmith Odeon

Released November 2010.


Disc one

  1. Convocation / Purple Lagoon intro
  2. Dancin’ Fool
  3. Peaches En Regalia
  4. The Torture Never Stops
  5. Tryin To Grow A Chin
  6. City Of Tiny Lites
  7. Baby Snakes
  8. Pound For A Brown

Disc two

  1. I Have Been In You
  2. Flakes
  3. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
  4. Punky’s Whips
  5. Titties And Beer
  6. Audience Participation
  7. The Black Page #2
  8. Jones Crusher
  9. The Little House I Used To Live In

Disc three

  1. Dong Work For Yuda
  2. Bobby Brown
  3. Envelopes
  4. Terry Firma
  5. Disco Boy
  6. King Kong
  7. Watermelon ( Prequel )
  8. Dinah Moe
  9. Camarillo
  10. Muffin
  11. Black Napkins
  12. San Ber’dino

Philly ’76

Zappa Philly 76

Announced 26 Nov. 2009, to be released Dec. 2009

This is a 2 Disc live album taken from the Spectrum Theater in Philadelphia show from 29 October 1976.
The band: FZ, Terry Bozzio, Ray White, Patrick O’Hearn, Eddie Jobson and Bianca Thornton.

Disc One

  1. The Purple Lagoon (3:36)
  2. Stink-Foot (5:53)
  3. The Poodle Lecture (3:49)
  4. Dirty Love (3:37)
  5. Wind Up Workin’ In A Gas Station (2:32)
  6. Tryin’ To Grow A Chin (4:02)
  7. The Torture Never Stops (13:32)
  8. City Of Tiny Lites (7:47)
  9. You Didn’t Try To Call Me (6:32)
  10. Manx Needs Women (1:45)
  11. Chrissy Puked Twice (6:49)

Disc Two

  1. Black Napkins (18:58)
  2. Advance Romance (13:56)
  3. Honey, Don’t You Want A Man Like Me? (4:09)
  4. Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink (2:20)
  5. Would You Go All The Way? (2:04)
  6. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy (2:05)
  7. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are? (4:58)
  8. Dinah-Moe Humm (8:10)
  9. Stranded In The Jungle (3:10)
  10. Find Her Finer (3:18)
  11. Camarillo Brillo (4:04)
  12. Muffin Man (6:55)

Joe’s Garage, Act I, II & III

Released: Act I Sep 17 1979 – Acts II & III Nov 19 1979


  1. The Central Scrutinizer
  2. Joe’s Garage
  3. Catholic Girls
  4. Crew Slut
  5. Fembot In A Wet T-Shirt
  6. On The Bus
  7. Why Does It Hurt When I Pee
  8. Lucille Has Messed My Mind Up
  9. Scrutinizer Postlude
  10. A Token Of My Extreme
  11. Stick It Out
  12. Electric Aunt Jemima
  13. Sy Borg
  14. Dong Work For Yuda
  15. Keep It Greasy
  16. Outside Now
  17. He Used To Cut The Grass
  18. Packard Goose
  19. Watermelon In Easter Hay
  20. A Little Green Rosetta

Frank Zappa (Central Scrutinizer, L. Ron Hoover, Father Riley, Buddy Jones), Ike Willis (Joe), Dale Bozzio (Mary), Denny Walley (Mrs. Borg), Al Malkin (Officer Butzis), Warren Cuccurullo & Ed Mann (Sy Borg), Terry Bozzio (Bald-Headed John), Al Malkin, Warren Cucurullo, Dale Bozzio, Geordie Hormel, Barbara Issak & most of the people who work at Village Recorders ca 1979 (UMRK Chorus).

Orchestral Favorites

Released: May 4 1979


  1. Strictly Genteel
  2. Pedro’s Dowry
  3. Naval Aviation In Art
  4. Duke Of Prunes
  5. Bogus Pomp

Frank Zappa and The Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Orchestra
Frank Zappa (guitar), Terry Bozzio (drums), Dave Parlato (bass), Mike Lang (keyboards), Emil Richards (percussion), Pamela Goldsmith (viola), John Wittenberg (violin), Bobby Dubow (violin), Jerry Kessler (cello), Bruce Fowler (trombone), Earle Drumler (oboe), Mike Altschul (flute, trumpet), Malcolm McNabb (trumpet), David Duke (french horn), Dana Hughes (bass trombone), Ray Reed (flute), David Shostak (flute), Tommy Morgan (harmonica), Marty Perellis (?), Don Van Vliet (dancing)

Sheik Yerbouti

Released: March 3 1979


  1. I Have Been In You
  2. Flakes
  3. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
  4. I’m So Cute
  5. Jones Crusher
  6. Whatever Happened To All The Fun In The World
  7. Rat Tomago
  8. Wait A Minute
  9. Bobby Brown Goes Down
  10. Rubber Shirt
  11. The Sheik Yerbouti Tango
  12. Baby Snakes
  13. Tryin’ To Grow A Chin
  14. City Of Tiny Lites
  15. Dancin’ Fool
  16. Jewish Princess
  17. Wild Love
  18. Yo’ Mamma

Frank Zappa (lead guitar, vocals), Adrian Belew (rhythm guitar, vocals), Tommy Mars (keyboards, vocals), Peter Wolf (keyboards), Patrick O’Hearn (bass, vocals), Terry Bozzio (drums, vocals), Ed Mann, David Ocker (clarinets on “Wild Love”), Napoleon Murphy Brock (bg vocals), Andre Lewis (bg vocals), Randy Thornton (bg vocals), Davey Moire (bg vocals)

Sleep Dirt

Released: January 1979

See Läther.


  1. Filthy Habits
  2. Flambay
  3. Spider Of Destiny
  4. Regyptian Strut
  5. Time Is Money
  6. Sleep Dirt
  7. The Ocean Is The Ultimate Solution

Frank Zappa (guitar, keyboards), Dave Parlato (bass), Terry Bozzio (drums), George Duke (keyboards), Patrick O’Hearn (bass), Ruth Underwood (percussion), Chad Wackerman (drum overdubs), Thana Harris (vocals), Bruce Fowler (all brass), James “Bird Legs” Youman (bass), Chester Thompson (drums)

Studio Tan

Released: September 15 1978


  1. The Adventures Of Greggery Peccary
  2. Revised Music For Guitar And Low-Budget Orchestra
  3. Lemme Take You To The Beach
  4. RDNZL

Frank Zappa (guitar, keyboards), Dave Moire (vocals), Eddie Jobson (keyboards, yodeling), George Duke (keyboards), Max Bennett (bass), Paul Humphrey (drums), Chester Thompson (drums), Don Brewer (bongo’s), James “Bird Legs” Youman (bass), Ruth Underwood (percussion, synthesizer)

Zappa In New York

Released: March 13 1978


  1. Titties & Beer
  2. Cruisin For Burgers
  3. I Promis Not To Come In Your Mouth
  4. Punky’s Whips
  5. Honey Don’t You Want A Man Like Me
  6. The Illinois Enema Bandit
  7. I’m The Slime
  8. Pound For A Brown
  9. Manx Needs Women
  10. The Black Page Drum Solo/Black Page
  11. Big Leg Emma
  12. Sofa
  13. Black Page
  14. the Torture Never Stops
  15. The Purple Lagoon/Approximate

Frank Zappa (conductor, lead guitar, vocals), Ray White (rhythm guitar, vocals), Don Pardo (sophisticaded narration), David Samuels (timpani, vibes), Eddie Jobson (keyboards, violin, vocals), Patrick O’Hearn (bass, vocals), Randy Brecker (trumpet), Mike Brecker (tenor sax, flute), Lou Marini (alto sax, flute), Terry Bozzio (drums, vocals), Ruth Underwood (percussion, synthesizer, and various humanly impossible overdubs), Ronnie Cuber (baritone sax, clarinet), Tome Malone (trombone, trumpet, piccolo), John Bergamo, Ed Mann (percussion overdubs)

Zoot Allures

Released: October 29 1976


  1. Wind Up Workin’ In A Gas Station
  2. Black Napkins
  3. The Torture Never Stops
  4. Ms. Pinky
  5. Find Her Finer
  6. Friendly Little Finger
  7. Wonderful Wino
  8. Zoot Allures
  9. Disco Boy

Frank Zappa (guitar, bass, synth, lead-vocal), Terry Bozzio (drums), Davey Moire (vocals on “Wind up…” and “Disco Boy”), Andre Lewis (organ, vocals on “Black Napkins” and “Disco Boy”), Roy Estrada (bass, vocals on “Black Napkins”, “Ms.Pinky”, “Find Her Finer”, “Disco Boy”), Napoleon Murphy Brock (sax, vocal on “Black Napkins”), Ruth Underwood (synth on “Ms. Pinky”, marimba & synth on “Friendly Little Finger” and “Zoot Allures”), Donnie Vliet (harmonica on “Find Her Finer”), Ruben Ladron de Guevara (bg vocal on “Find Her Finer”), Dave Parlato (bass on “Zoot Allures”), Lu Ann Neil (harp on “Zoot Allures”), Sharkie Barker (bg vocal on “Disco Boy”)

Bongo Fury

Released: October 2 1975 (live in Austin, Texas May 20/21 1975)


  1. Debra Kadabra
  2. Carolina Hardcore Ecstasy
  3. Sam With the Showing Scalp Flat Top
  4. Poofter’s Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead
  5. 200 Years Old
  6. Cucamonga
  7. Advance Romance
  8. Man With The Woman Head
  9. Muffin Man

Frank Zappa (lead guitar, vocals), Captain Beefheart (harp, vocals, shopping bags), George Duke (keyboards, vocals), Napoleon Murphy Brock (sax, vocals), Bruce Fowler (trombone, fantastic dancing), Tom Fowler (bass, also dancing), Denny Walley (slide guitar, vocals), Terry Bozzio (drums, moisture), Chester Thompson (drums on “200 Years Old” and “Cucamonga”)

One Size Fits All

Released: June 25 1975


  1. Inca Roads
  2. Can’t Afford No Shoes
  3. Sofa No. 1
  4. Po-Jama People
  5. Florentine Pogen
  6. Evelyn, A Modified Dog
  7. San Ber’dino
  8. Andy
  9. Sofa No. 2

Frank Zappa (guitars, vocals), George Duke (keyboards, synthesizers, vocals), Napoleon Murphy Brock (flute, tenor sax, vocals), Chester Thompson (drums), Tom Fowler (bass), Ruth Underwood (percussion), James ‘Bird Legs’ Youman (bass), Johnny Guitar Watson (flambe vocals), Bloodshot Rollin’ Red (harmonica)

Roxy & Elsewhere

Released: September 1974


  1. Penguin In Bondage
  2. Pygmy Twylyte
  3. Dummy Up
  4. Village Of The Sun
  5. Echidna’s Arf (Of You)
  6. Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing?
  7. Cheepnis
  8. Son Of Orange County
  9. More Trouble Every Day
  10. Be-Bop Tango (Of The Old Jazzmen’s Church)

George Duke (keyboards, vocals) Tom Fowler (bass) Ruth Underwood (percussion) Jeff Simmons (rhythm guitar, vocals) Don Preston (synthesizer) Bruce Fowler (trombone, dancing!) Walt Fowler (trumpet) Napoleon Murphy Brock (tenor sax, flute, vocals) Ralph Humphrey (drums) Chester Thompson (drums)


Released: March 22 1974


  1. Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow
  2. Nanook Rubs It
  3. St-Alphonzo’s Pancake Breakfast
  4. Father O’Blivion
  5. Cosmic Debris
  6. Excentrifugal Forz
  7. Apostrophe
  8. Uncle Remus
  9. Stink-Foot

Jim Gordon, Johnny Guerin, Aynsley Dunbar, Ralph Humphrey (drums) Jack Bruce, Erroneous, Tom Fowler, FZ (bass) George Duke (keyboards) Sugar Cane Harris, Jean-Luc Ponty (violin) Ruth Underwood (percussion) Ian Underwood, Napoleon Murphy Brock (saxophone) Sal Marquez (trumpet) Bruce Fowler (trombone) Ray Collins, Kerry McNabb, George Duke, Susie Glover, Debbie, Lynn, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Ruben Ladron De Guevara, Robert “Frog” Camarena (backing vocals)

Over-nite Sensation

Released: September 7 1973


  1. Camarillo Brillo
  2. I’m The Slime
  3. Dirty Love
  4. Fifty-Fifty
  5. Zomby Woof
  6. Dinah-Mo-Hum
  7. Montana

Tom Fowler (bass) Bruce Fowler (trombone) Ralph Humphrey (drums) Sal Marquez (trumpet & vocals) Ruth Underwood (percussion) Ian Underwood (flute, clarinet, alto & tenor sax) George Duke (keyboards, synthesizer) Jean-Luc Ponty (violin & baritone violin)

The Grand Wazoo

Released: November 1972


  1. The Grand Wazoo
  2. For Calvin (and his next two hitch-hikers)
  3. Cletus-Awreetus Awrightus
  4. Eat that Question
  5. Blessed Relief

Janet Neville-Ferguson, Sal Marquez (vocals), Mike Altschul, Earl Dumler, Tony Ortega, Joanne Caldwell McNabb, Johnny Rotella, Fred Jackson (woodwinds), Sal Marquez, Malcolm McNabb, Bill Byers, Ken Shroyer Ernie Tack (brass), Bob Zimmitti, Alan Estes (percussion), Don Preston (mini-moog), Frank Zappa (guitars, percussion, vocals), Toni Duran (guitars), Erroneous (bass), Aynsley Dunbar (drums), Ernie Watts, Mike Altschul, Joel Peskin (woodwinds), George Duke (keyboards), Ken Shroyer (multiple trombones), Lee Clement (percussion)

200 Motels

Released: October 1971



  1. Semi-Fraudulent/Direct-From-Hollywood Overture
  2. Mystery Roach
  3. Dance Of The Rock & Roll Interviewers
  4. This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (prologue)
  5. Tuna Fish Promenade
  6. Dance Of The Just Plain Folks
  7. This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (reprise)
  8. The Sealed Tuna Bolero
  9. Lonesome Cowboy Burt
  10. Touring Can Make You Crazy
  11. Would You Like A Snack?
  12. Redneck Eats
  13. Centerville
  14. She Painted Up Her Face
  15. Janet’s Big Dance Number
  16. Half A Dozen Provocative Squats
  17. Mysterioso
  18. Shove It Right In
  19. Lucy’s Seduction Of A Bored Violinist & Postlude


  1. I’m Stealing The Towels
  2. Dental Hygiene Dilemma
  3. Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You?
  4. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy
  5. Penis Dimension
  6. What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning
  7. A Nun Suit Painted On Some Old boxes
  8. Magic Fingers
  9. Motorhead’s Midnight Ranch
  10. Dew On The Newts We Got
  11. The Lad Searches The Night For His Newts
  12. The Girl Wants To Fix Him Some Broth
  13. The Girl’s Dream
  14. Little Green Scratchy Sweaters & Courduroy Ponce
  15. Strictly Genteel (the finale)


  • “Coming Soon!…”
  • “The Wide Screen Erupts…”
  • “Coming Soon!…”
  • Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels…”
  • Magic Fingers (Single Edit)

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Elgar Howarth
The Mothers on this particular occasion: Frank Zappa (guitar & bass), Mark Volman (vocals & special material), Howard Kaylan (vocals & special material), Ian Underwood (keyboards & winds), Aynsley Dunbar (drums), George Duke (keyboards & trombone), Martin Lickert (bass), Jimmy Carl Black (vocal on “Lonesome Cowboy Burt”), Ruth Underwood (orchestra drum set), Jim Pons (voice of the “Bad Conscience”)
The Top Score Singers conducted by David Van Asch
Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano)
Classical Guitar Ensemble supervised by John Williams
Narrated by Theodore Bikel

Fillmore East June 1971

Released: June 1971


  1. Little House I Used To Live In
  2. The Mud Shark
  3. What Kind Of Girl Do You Think We Are?
  4. Bwana Dik
  5. Latex Solar Beef
  6. Willie The Pimp Part One
  7. Do You Like My New Car?
  8. Happy Together
  9. Lonesome Electric Turkey
  10. Peaches En Regalia
  11. Tears Began To Fall

Frank Zappa (guitar & dialogue), Mark Volman (lead vocals & dialogue), Howard Kaylan (lead vocals & dialogue), Ian Underwood (winds, keyboards, vocals), Aynsley Dunbar (Drums), Jim Pons (bass, vocals, dialogue), Bob Harris (2nd keyboard, vocals), Don Preston (mini-moog)

Chunga’s Revenge

Released: October 1970


  1. Transylvania Boogie
  2. Road Ladies
  3. Twenty Small Cigars
  4. The Nancy And Mary Music
  5. Tell Me You Love Me
  6. Would You Go All The Way?
  7. Chunga’s Revenge
  8. The Clap
  9. Rudy Wants To Buy Yez A Drink
  10. Sharleena

Frank Zappa (guitar, vocals), Ian Underwood (organ, electric piano, electric alto sax, grand piano, tenor sax, rhythm guitar, pipe organ), Max Bennett (bass), Aynsley Dunbar (drums), Jeff Simmons (bass & vocals), George Duke (organ, electric piano & vocal drum imitations, trombone), John Guerin (drums), Sugar Cane Harris (organ) and the Phlorescent Leech & Eddie (vocals)

Weasels Ripped My Flesh

Released: August 1970


  1. Didja Get Any Onya?
  2. Directly From My Heart To You
  3. Prelude To The Afternoon Of A Sexually Aroused Gas Mask
  4. Toads Of The Short Forest
  5. Get A Little
  6. The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue
  7. Dwarf Nebula Processional March & Dwarf nebula
  8. My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mamma
  9. Oh No
  10. The Orange County Lumber Truck
  11. Weasels Ripped My Flesh

Frank Zappa (lead guitar, vocals), Ian Underwood (alto sax), Bunk Gardner (tenor sax), Motorhead Sherwood (baritone sax and snorks), Buzz Gardner (trumpet, flugel horn), Roy Estrada (bass and vocal), Jimmy Carl Black (drums), Art Tripp (drums), Don Preston (piano, organ, electronic effects), Ray Collins (vocals on ‘Oh No’), Don “Sugar Cane” Harris (electric violin and vocal on ‘Directly from my heart to you’), Lowell George (rhythm guitar and vocal on ‘Didja Get Any Onya?’)