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Zappa Picks [Larry LaLonde]
     

Zappa Picks [Larry LaLonde]

by Frank Zappa
 
Frank Zappa died in 1993, and his music never got consistent airplay on the radio (aside from college stations), so Rykodisc, the label that acquired the rights to issue most of Zappa's recordings, sought new ways to market his music to a younger audience. Their ingenious solution was to have musicians such as Larry LaLonde of Primus put

Overview

Frank Zappa died in 1993, and his music never got consistent airplay on the radio (aside from college stations), so Rykodisc, the label that acquired the rights to issue most of Zappa's recordings, sought new ways to market his music to a younger audience. Their ingenious solution was to have musicians such as Larry LaLonde of Primus put together their own anthologies of favorite tracks by Zappa. LaLonde is a true Zappa connoisseur, mixing 19 tracks from 16 different Zappa albums, primarily recordings made during the 1970s. Although many newcomers to Zappa's music are attracted to the goofy and sometimes controversial lyrics, as on "Dumb All Over," LaLonde also shares instrumentals like the blazing guitar feature "Five-Five-Five," the subtle "Little Umbrellas," and the wild "G-Spot Tornado" (performed on the Synclavier). The guest anthology producer's laudatory liner notes praise Zappa's influence on him as a musician, though he also mentions how much of a challenge much of the late composer's material is to perform. Even though Zappa himself produced several anthologies of his music prior to his death, and longtime Zappa collectors might prefer a different mix of tracks, this CD may prove an effective way to create a new generation of Zappa fans who were too young to enjoy his music while he was still recording.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/2002
Label:
Zappa Records
UPC:
0014431058523
catalogNumber:
310585

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Frank Zappa   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Conductor,Vocals,Background Vocals,Octave Bass
Eddie Jobson   Violin,Keyboards,Vocals
Adrian Belew   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Jack Bruce   Bass
Steve Vai   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Ronnie Cuber   Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone
George Duke   Synthesizer,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Bruce Fowler   Trombone
Tom "Bones" Malone   Trombone,Trumpet,Piccolo
Jean-Luc Ponty   Violin,Baritone Violin
Bobby Martin   Keyboards,Vocals
Don Preston   Synthesizer
Ed Mann   Percussion,Marimbas,Background Vocals,Vibes,electronic percussion
Sal Marquez   Trumpet,Vocals
Chester Thompson   Drums,Voices
Chad Wackerman   Drums,electronic percussion
Jimmy Carl Black   Vocals
Ike Willis   Synthesizer,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Ray Collins   Background Vocals
Jim Gordon   Drums
Aynsley Dunbar   Drums
Tom Fowler   Bass
Ahmet   Vocals
Arthur Barrow   Bass,Vocals
Max Bennett   Bass
Captain Beefheart   Harmonica
Terry Bozzio   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Randy Brecker   Trumpet
Napoleon Murphy Brock   Flute,Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Background Vocals
Robert Camarena   Background Vocals
Paul Carman   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Marginal Chagrin   Baritone Saxophone
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
Warren Cuccurullo   Rhythm Guitar
Debbie   Background Vocals
Erroneous   Bass
Walt Fowler   Synthesizer,Trumpet,Flugelhorn
John Guerin   Drums
Bob Harris   Trumpet,Keyboards,Vocals,Soprano (Vocal)
Ralph Humphrey   Drums
Howard Kaylan   Vocals
Mike Keneally   Synthesizer,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
David Logerman   Drums
Malkin   Vocals
Lou Marini   Flute,Alto Saxophone
Tommy Mars   Keyboards,Vocals
Kurt McGettrick   Baritone Saxophone,E-flat Clarinet
Kerry McNabb   Background Vocals
Davey Moire   Vocals,Background Vocals
Patrick O'Hearn   Bass,Vocals
David Ocker   Clarinet,Bass Clarinet
Don Pardo   Narrator
Jim Pons   Bass,Vocals
Motorhead Sherwood   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Craig Stewart   Harmonica
Stumuk   Bass Saxophone
Scott Thunes   Electric Bass,Mini Moog
Ian Underwood   Organ,Clarinet,Flute,Piano,Keyboards,Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals,Woodwind
Ruth Underwood   Synthesizer,Percussion,Marimbas,Overdubs,Vibes
Mark Volman   Vocals
Denny Walley   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Ray White   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Albert Wing   Tenor Saxophone
Ruben Guevara   Background Vocals
David Samuels   Timpani,Vibes
Susie Glover   Background Vocals
Peter Wolf   Keyboards
Tony Duran   Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Vinnie Colaiuta   Contributor
Frank Zappa   Producer
Larry LaLonde   Liner Notes

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