Cheap Thrills

Cheap Thrills

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by Frank Zappa
     
 
Cheap Thrills is designed for the curious listener that has always wanted to explore Zappa but was intimidated by his overwhelming catalog. Of course, so is Strictly Commercial, which contains all of Zappa's most familiar songs, but Cheap Thrills has the advantage of being cheap

Overview

Cheap Thrills is designed for the curious listener that has always wanted to explore Zappa but was intimidated by his overwhelming catalog. Of course, so is Strictly Commercial, which contains all of Zappa's most familiar songs, but Cheap Thrills has the advantage of being cheap (retailing at under seven dollars), plus giving an idea of the weird diversity of Zappa's catalog, since it's filled with cult favorites, live tracks, smutty jokes and assorted album tracks. It's not necessarily the most accessible introduction to Zappa -- again, that would be Strictly Commercial -- but it's more accessible than the average album while giving a sense of what the albums feel like. And you can't ask for much more than that from a budget-priced introduction.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/28/1998
Label:
Zappa Records
UPC:
0014431057922
catalogNumber:
310579

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Zappa   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Vocals,Synclavier
Steve Vai   Guitar
George Duke   Keyboards
Bruce Fowler   Trombone
Marty Krystall   Saxophone
Bobby Martin   Keyboards,Saxophone,Vocals
Don Preston   Piano
Jay Anderson   String Bass
Ed Mann   Percussion,Marimbas,Vibes,electronic percussion
Chad Wackerman   Drums,electronic percussion
Jimmy Carl Black   Rhythm
Ike Willis   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Ray Collins   Vocals
Tom Fowler   Bass
Arthur Barrow   Bass,Rhythm Guitar,Keyboards
Captain Beefheart   Harmonica,Vocals
Terry Bozzio   Drums
Napoleon Murphy Brock   Saxophone
Paul Carman   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Steve DeFuria   Synclavier
Roy Estrada   Electric Bass
Dick Fegy   Mandolin
Walt Fowler   Synthesizer,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Bunk Gardner   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Mike Keneally   Synthesizer,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Tommy Mars   Keyboards,Vocals
Kurt McGettrick   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone,Double Bass
David Ocker   Synclavier
Motorhead Sherwood   Baritone Saxophone,Tambourine
Scott Thunes   Bass,Electric Bass,Mini Moog
Ian Underwood   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Denny Walley   Slide Guitar
Ray White   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Allan Zavod   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Jeff Simmons   Contributor
Frank Zappa   Arranger,Director,Producer,drum machine
Howard Kaylan   Contributor
Cal Schenkel   Artwork
Mothers of Invention   Composer

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