Lost Episodes

The Lost Episodes

by Frank Zappa
     
 

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A 30-track compilation of rarities, spanning much of his career, but in the main confined to the 1960s and early '70s (some date from as early as the late '50s!). Much of it's previously unreleased, or extremely hard to locate. It's not just a collection of fan-oriented odds and ends, though. The material, for one thing, is extremely diverse, ranging from…  See more details below

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A 30-track compilation of rarities, spanning much of his career, but in the main confined to the 1960s and early '70s (some date from as early as the late '50s!). Much of it's previously unreleased, or extremely hard to locate. It's not just a collection of fan-oriented odds and ends, though. The material, for one thing, is extremely diverse, ranging from collaborations with Captain Beefheart and primitive teenage garage recordings to comic dialog to progressive instrumentals and orchestral pieces. The pre-Freak Out stuff in particular is revelatory, in the sense that it finds Zappa's sophisticated compositional and arrangement skills in full bloom years before he made his proper debut. There's also good old rock and roll, in an early version of "Any Way the Wind Blows," and an early '60s take of "Fountain of Love" with explosive fuzz bass. The cuts range in duration from 11 seconds to 11 minutes, often connected by amusing bits of spoken patter or nifty instrumental links. The effect is somewhat like Uncle Meat or Lumpy Gravy, meaning that those who appreciate that period of Zappa's evolution will find an immediate affinity with this anthology.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/27/1996
Label:
Zappa Records
UPC:
0014431057328
catalogNumber:
310573

Tracks

  1. The Blackouts
  2. Lost in a Whirlpool
  3. Ronnie Sings?
  4. Kenny's Booger Story
  5. Ronnie'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, No. 1
  27. Inca Roads
  28. Lil' Clanton Shuffle
  29. I Don't Wanna Get Drafted
  30. Sharleena

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Zappa   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Celeste,Drums,Bass Guitar,Kazoo,Vocals,Background Vocals,Synclavier
George Duke   Keyboards
Bruce Fowler   Bass,Trombone
Jean-Luc Ponty   Violin
Don Preston   Keyboards
Chuck Foster   Trumpet
Sal Marquez   Trumpet
Chester Thompson   Drums
Jimmy Carl Black   Drums
Ike Willis   Vocals
Ray Collins   Vocals
Dale Bozzio   Vocals
Aynsley Dunbar   Drums
Tom Fowler   Bass Guitar
Arthur Barrow   Bass,Bass Guitar
Captain Beefheart   Vocals
Max Bennett   Bass,Bass Guitar
Terry Bozzio   Vocals
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Erroneous   Bass,Bass Guitar
Roy Estrada   Bass,Bass Guitar
John French   Drums
John Guerin   Drums
Don "Sugarcane" Harris   Violin,Vocals,Electric Violin
Ralph Humphrey   Drums
Elliot Ingber   Slide Guitar
Ricky Lancelotti   Vocals
Tommy Mars   Keyboards,Vocals
Art Tripp   Marimbas,Background Vocals,Vibes
Ian Underwood   Percussion,Keyboards,Saxophone,Woodwind,fender rhodes
Ruth Underwood   Percussion
Don Van Vliet   Vocals
Ray White   Vocals
Ronny Williams   Vocals
Kenny Williams   Vocals
Danny Helferin   Piano
Elwood Madeo   Guitar
Terry Wimberly   Piano
Bobby Zappa   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Tony Rodriguez   Alto Saxophone
Ronnie Williams   Vocals

Technical Credits

Jeff Simmons   Composer
Bob Stone   Engineer,Remixing
Ray Collins   Composer
Dick Barber   Contributor
Paul Buff   Engineer
Spencer Chrislu   Remixing
Frank Zappa   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer
Kerry McNabb   Engineer
Don Van Vliet   Composer
Gary Kellgren   Engineer
Gabor Csupo   Artwork
Traditional   Composer
Rip Rense   Liner Notes

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