Baby Snakes (DVD)

December 1979/October 1987 – DVD released 1999


  1. Baby Snakes Rehearsal
  2. “This Is The Show They Never See”
  3. Baby Snakes
  4. Bruce Bickford/ “Disco Outfreakage”
  5. The Poodle Lecture
  6. “She Said”/City Of Tiny Lites
  7. New York’s Finest Crazy Person
  8. “The Way The Air Smells…”
  9. Pound – Bass & Kybds Solo
  10. “In You” Rap/Dedication
  11. Managua/ Police Car/ Drum Solo
  12. Disco Boy
  13. “Give People Somewhere To Xscape Thru”
  14. King Kong/Roy’s Halloween Gas Mask
  15. Bobby Brown Goes Down
  16. Conehead/”All You Need To Know”
  17. I’m So Cute/”Entertainment All The Way
  18. Titties ‘N Beer/”Audience Participation”/The Black Page #2 & “The Dance Contest”
  19. Jones Crusher
  20. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
  21. Punky’s Whips
  22. “Thank You”/ Dinah-Moe Humm
  23. Camarillo Brillo/Muffin Man
  24. San Ber’dino
  25. Black Napkins
  26. New York’s Finest #2 & Credits
  27. “Good Night”

Joe’s Corsage

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  1. “pretty pat”
  2. Motherly Love
  3. Plastic People
  4. Any Way The Wind Blows
  5. I Ain’t Got No Heart
  6. The Phone Call
  7. My Babe
  8. Wedding Dress Song/Handsome Cabin Boy
  9. Hitch Hike

“Motherly Love” onto “I Ain’t Got No Heart”: Mothers 1965 demos: FZ (guitar, vocals), Ray Collins (vocals, tambourine), Henry Vestine (guitar), Roy Estrada (bass), Jimmy Black (drums)
“My Babe” onto “Hitch Hike”: bar circuit original Mothers: FZ (guitar, vocals), Ray Collins (vocals, tambourine), Roy Estrada (bass), Jimmy Black (drums)

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)

Cheap Thrills

Released: 1998


  1. I Could Be A Star Now
  2. Catholic Girls (live version)
  3. Bobby Brown Goes Down (live version)
  4. You Are What You Is
  5. We Are Not Alone
  6. Cheap Thrills
  7. The Mudshark Interview
  8. Hot Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel
  9. Zomby Woof (live version)
  10. The Torture Never Stops (original version)
  11. Joe’s Garage (live version)
  12. My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama (live version)
  13. Going For The Money

Strictly Commercial

Released: 1995


  1. Peaches En Regalia
  2. Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow
  3. Dancin’ Fool
  4. San Ber’dino
  5. Dirty Love
  6. My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama
  7. Cosmik Debris
  8. Trouble Every Day
  9. Disco Boy
  10. Fine Girl
  11. Sexual Harassment In The Workplace
  12. Let’s Make The Water Turn Black
  13. I’m The Slime
  14. Joe’s Garage
  15. Bobby Brown Goes Down
  16. Montana (single version)
  17. Valley Girl
  18. Be In My Video
  19. Muffin man

Cucamonga (1962 – 1964)

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Released: February 1998


  1. Dear Jeepers
  2. World’s Greatest Sinner
  3. How’s Your Bird
  4. Everytime I See You
  5. Cradle Rock
  6. Slow Bird
  7. Blind Man’s Buff
  8. Mr. Clean
  9. Jesse Lee
  10. Cathy My Angel
  11. ‘Til September
  12. Heavies
  13. The Cruncher
  14. Letter From Jeepers
  15. Memories of El Monte

Frank Zappa (guitar, bass, drums), Bob Guy (vocals), Dave Aerni, Paul Buff (recording engineer), Ray Collins (vocals), Ronnie Williams (vocals)

Kill Ugly Radio

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Released: June 1995


  1. as a matter of fact…
  2. Peaches En Regalia
  3. just imagine…
  4. I’m The Slime
  5. it has just been passed…
  6. Dirty Love
  7. Joe’s Garage
  8. you can get a point across…
  9. Sexual Harassment In the Workplace
  10. yeah, well…
  11. Murder By Numbers
  12. Cosmik Debris
  13. San Ber’Dino
  14. the guy on the Staten Island terry…
  15. Apostrophe (‘)
  16. Valley Girl
  17. Whippin’ Post
  18. radio has helped to…
  19. RDNZL

Kill Ugly Radio Some More

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Released: April 1996


  1. “It’s OK to be smart…”
  2. Plastic People
  3. Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow
  4. My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama
  5. “Obscenity is a legal term…”
  6. Let’s Make The Water Turn Black
  7. Trouble Every Day
  8. Transylvania Boogie
  9. “Once upon a time…”
  10. Be In My Video
  11. Fine Girl
  12. “I think the first thing that I did…”
  13. Dancin’ Fool
  14. Goblin Girl
  15. “I go out there and give ’em everything that I can…”
  16. Royal March From L’Histoire Du Soldat
  17. “The horrible part of it is…”
  18. Montana
  19. Drowning Witch
  20. “You have any last words…”
  21. NYC Halloween Audience
  22. ake Your Clothes Off When You Dance

Return Of The Son Of Kill Ugly Radio

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Released: July 1996


  1. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
  2. Stink-Foot
  3. Hungry Freaks, Daddy
  4. Concentration Moon
  5. Would You Go All The Way?
  6. I Don’t Wanna Get Drafted
  7. A Few Moments With Brother A. West
  8. I Don’t Even Care
  9. Alley Cat
  10. Poofter’s Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead
  11. Lil’ Clanton Shuffle
  12. Hot-Plate Heaven At The Green Hotel
  13. When The Lie’s So Big
  14. Dickie’s Such An Asshole


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Released: April 11 1975


  1. Why Don’t You Do Me right
  2. Who Needs The Peace Corps
  3. Concentration Moon
  4. Mom And Dad
  5. Bow Tie Daddy
  6. Harry You’re A Beast
  7. What’s The Ugliest Part Of Your Body
  8. Absolutely Free
  9. Cheap Thrills
  10. Excerpt From Lumpy Gravy
  11. Wowie Zowie
  12. Flower Punk
  13. Later That Night
  14. Let’s Make The Water Turn Black
  15. Lonely Little Girl
  16. Take Your Clothes Off When You Dance
  17. What’s The Ugliest Part Of Your Body (reprise)
  18. America Drinks
  19. Status Back Baby
  20. Uncle Bernie’s Farm
  21. Son Of Suzy Creamcheese
  22. Big Leg Emma

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