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

7 thoughts on “Strictly Commercial”

  1. Nothing the real fan hasn’t heard before, but a pretty good introduction to Zappa’s more “accessible” works. Good gift for that friend who doesn’t understand what you see in Zappa.

  2. This was my first introduction to Zappa about two years ago. I fell in love instantly, and have been a fan ever since. I blame this album for my addiction to Zappa’s music, and to the style of composing that I have become accustomed to both in classical works and my own music. Without STRICTLY COMMERICIAL, I would not have written something like an 8:3 ratio in a piece of music.

  3. This is a great album to turn your young children on to Zappa with out getting into all the adult language you shouldn’t use on the school bus.

  4. Not very good. Sure not bad, but not very good. I hate for example the dumb “Valley Girl”. However it contais jems as “Joe’s Garage”, “Muffin Man”, “Disco Boy” and “Bobby Brown Goes Down”. If you wanna hear a good compilation buy “Cheap Thrills” or “Son Of Cheep Thrills”.

  5. Well named album, as a random bunch of commercial mixes with bits snipped out all over the place. As other reviewers have said, it’s a good intro to Zappa for friends and kids but every track can be found somewhere else.

  6. This is great stuff to scare unexpecting pop fans with, until they actually get around to listening. Universally known as The perfect starter for a novice of Zappa’s ideas and style, this is a cool, inspiring and intelligently brilliant set of songs until you inevitably move up to proper music. If you are a fan already, keep this one for your car stereo anyway for short bursts.

  7. I like the idea of “Strictly Commercial”, in that even the most accessible rock Zappa is NEVER hardly EVER played on the radio, and if this release can help return Zappa to ANY kind of “heavy rotation” on “classic rock” radio, then its release will not have been in vain.

    So far, nothing on the radio. Well, I did hear the original “Hot Rats”-version of “Peaches” once a few months ago.


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