Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention: Bongo Fury


On October 2, 1975, “DiscReet” label released “Bongo Fury” the twenty first Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention album. The live parts were recorded on May 20 and 21, 1975, at the “Armadillo World Headquarters”  in Austin, Texas, and studio tracks were recorded in January 1975. “Bongo Fury” was the last original Frank Zappa album on which the band name “The Mothers of Invention was used.


  • Frank Zappa – vocals, lead guitar
  • Captain Beefheart – vocals, harp, shopping bags
  • Denny Walley – vocals, slide guitar
  • George Duke – vocals, keyboards
  • Tom Fowler– bass
  • Terry Bozzio– drums, moisture
  • Chester Thompson– drums
  • Napoleon Murphy Brock – vocals, saxophone
  • Bruce Fowler– trombone
  • Robert “Frog” Camarena– vocals
  • Michael Braunstein – engineer
  • Frank Hubach – engineer
  • Kelly Kotera – engineer
  • Kerry McNabb – engineer
  • Davey Moire – engineer
  • Bob Stone – engineer
  • Mike Stone– engineer
  • Cal Schenkel– design
  • John Williams – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Zappa, except where noted.

  1. Debra Kadabra
  2. Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy
  3. Sam with the Showing Scalp Flat Top – Don Van Vliet
  4. Poofter’s Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead
  5. 200 Years Old
  6. Cucamonga
  7. Advance Romance
  8. Man with the Woman Head – Don Van Vliet
  9. Muffin Man

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