Son Of Cheep Thrills

Released: 1999


  1. WPLJ
  2. Twenty Small Cigars
  3. The Legend Of The Golden Arches
  4. Ya Hozna
  5. It Just Might Be A One-Shot Deal
  6. Love Of My Life (live version)
  7. Disco Boy (live soundtrack version)
  8. Night School
  9. Sinister Footwear 2nd Mvt. (live version)
  10. The Idiot Bastard Son (live version)
  11. What’s New In Baltimore?

7 thoughts on “Son Of Cheep Thrills”

  1. Ech, it’s soundtrack for the cover art. And it is beautiful cover art, if you’re a newbie, you’ll enjoy it more because the weird visuals and weird music will hit you much harder in this comp. 7/10 as an artpiece.

  2. Waaaaaaaaaay back in 2001, when I was a Zappa n00b with only Freak Out!, Absolutely Free, We’re Only In It For The Money, and Strictly Commercial (I’d also started with Weasels, but being a 14 year old dumbass who wanted lyrics and wanted rock and roll, I sold it. I have re-evaluated and now LOVE that record, for the record…sorry for the redundancy), so I see this for $5 at my local music store. I bought its parent a month or so later, and these two albums served as a better introduction to how broad Frankie’s output truly was. Much better than Strictly Commercial. And (this one especially, Cheap Thrills itself was lots of YCDTOSA material) it helped point me in the right direction in terms of “what to buy next.” That’s a pretty broad cross-section on this collection.

    Needless to say, I was never quite the same after this.

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