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In November 1970.

In November 1970, “Straight” label released “Starsailor”, the sixth Tim Buckley studio album. It was recorded in September 1970, at “Whitney Studios” in Glendale, and was produced by Tim Buckley.

Personnel:

  • Tim Buckley– guitar, 12-string guitar, vocals
  • John Balkin – double bass, electric bass
  • Lee Underwood– guitar, piano, pipe organ
  • Buzz Gardner – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Maury Baker – percussion
  • Bunk Gardner– alto flute, tenor saxophone
  • Ed Thrasher – art direction, photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Larry Beckett, all music by Tim Buckley, except where noted.

  1. Come Here Woman – Tim Buckley
  2. I Woke Up
  3. Monterey
  4. Moulin Rouge
  5. Song to the Siren – Tim Buckley
  6. Jungle Fire – Tim Buckley
  7. Starsailor – John Balkin, Larry Beckett, Tim Buckley
  8. The Healing Festival – Tim Buckley
  9. Down by the Borderline – Tim Buckley
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On August 7, 1967.

Lumpy Gravy

On August 7, 1967, “Capitol” label released “Lumpy Gravy”, the debut Frank Zappa solo album. It was recorded in February 1967, and was produced by Nick Venet. “Lumpy Gravy” is an album of orchestral, electric and concrete sound, performed by a group of session players Zappa dubbed the Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra. Zappa wrote the music and conducted the orchestra but did not perform on the album.

Personnel:

  • Arnold Belnick – strings
  • Harold Bemko – strings
  • Chuck Berghofer – bass
  • Jimmy Carl Black– chorus
  • Jimmy Bond– bass
  • Monica Boscia – chorus
  • Dennis Budimir – guitar
  • Frank Capp – drums
  • Donald Christlieb – woodwind
  • Gene Cipriano – woodwind
  • Vincent DeRosa– french horn
  • Joseph DiFiore – strings
  • Jesse Ehrlich – strings
  • Alan Estes – percussion, drums
  • Gene Estes – percussion
  • Louis “Louie the Turkey” Cuneo – chorus
  • Roy Estrada– bass, chorus
  • Larry Fanoga (Euclid James “Motorhead” Sherwood) – vocals, chorus
  • Victor Feldman– percussion, drums
  • Bunk Gardner – woodwind
  • James Getzoff – strings
  • Philip Goldberg – strings
  • John Guerin – drums
  • Bruce Hampton – chorus
  • Jimmy “Senyah” Haynes – guitar
  • Harry Hyams – strings
  • Jules Jacob – woodwind
  • Pete Jolly – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Harold Kelling – vocals
  • Ray Kelly – strings
  • Jerome Kessler – strings
  • Alexander Koltun – strings
  • Bernard Kundell – strings
  • William Kurasch – strings
  • Michael Lang – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Arthur Maebe – French horn
  • Leonard Malarsky – strings
  • Shelly Manne – drums
  • Lincoln Mayorga – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Ted Nash – woodwind
  • Richard Parissi – French horn
  • Glenn Phillips – vocals
  • Jerome Reisler – strings
  • Emil Richards – percussion
  • Tony Rizzi – guitar
  • John Rotella – percussion, woodwind
  • Joseph Saxon – strings
  • Ralph Schaeffer – strings
  • Leonard Selic – strings
  • Kenny Shroyer – trombone
  • Paul Smith – piano, celeste, harpsichord
  • Tommy Tedesco – guitar
  • Al Viola – guitar
  • Bob West – bass
  • Tibor Zelig – strings
  • Jimmy Zito – trumpet
  • Frank Zappa – composer, conductor
  • Cal Schenkel – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Zappa.

  1. Sink Trap
  2. Gum Joy
  3. Up and Down
  4. Local Butcher
  5. Gypsy Airs
  6. Hunchy Punchy
  7. Foamy Soaky
  8. Let’s Eat Out
  9. Teenage Grand Finale

On March 4, 1968.

We're in it

On March 4, 1968, “Verve” label released “We’re Only in It for the Money”, the third Mothers of Invention studio album. It was recorded from March to October 1967, at “Capitol Studios” in Los Angeles; “Mayfair and Apostolic Studios” in New York, and was produced by Frank Zappa.

Personnel:

  • Frank Zappa– guitar, piano, lead vocals, weirdness & editing
  • Jimmy Carl Black– Indian of the group, drums, trumpet, vocals
  • Roy Estrada– electric bass, vocals, asthma
  • Billy Mundi– drums, vocals, yak & black lace underwear
  • Don Preston– retired
  • Bunk Gardner– all woodwinds, mumbled weirdness
  • Ian Underwood– piano, woodwinds, wholesome
  • Euclid James “Motorhead” Sherwood– baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone, all purpose weirdness & teen appeal
  • Suzy Creamcheese(Pamela Zarubica) – telephone voice
  • Pamela Zarubica – vocals
  • Dick Barber – Snorks
  • Eric Clapton– Male speaking part
  • Gary Kellgren– “the one doing all the creepy whispering”
  • Spider Barbour – vocals
  • Dick Kunc – “cheerful interruptions” vocal
  • Vicki Kellgren – additional telephone vocals
  • Ronnie Williams – backwards voice
  • Sid Sharp – conductor of the “Abnuceals Emuukha Electric Symphony Orchestra, chorus”

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Zappa

  1. Are you hung up
  2. Who needs the Peace corps
  3. Concentration moon
  4. Mom & dad
  5. Bow tie daddy
  6. Harry, you’re a beast
  7. What’s the ugliest part of your body?
  8. Absolutely free
  9. Flower punk
  10. Hot poop
  11. Nasal Retentive Calliope music
  12. Let’s make the water turn black
  13. The idiot bastard son
  14. It’s his voice on the radio
  15. Take your clothes off when you dance
  16. What’s the ugliest part of your body (reprise)
  17. Mother people
  18. The Chrome plated megaphone of destiny

On February 9, 1970.

Frank_Zappa_-_Burnt_Weeny_Sandwich

On February 9, 1970, “Bizarre” label released “Burnt Weeny Sandwich”, the ninth, Mothers of Invention album. “Burnt Weeny Sandwich” was recorded in August 1967 and July 1969, and was produced by Frank Zappa.

Personnel:

  • Frank Zappa– organ, guitar, vocals
  • Jimmy Carl Black– percussion, drums
  • Roy Estrada– bass, backing vocals, Pachuco rap
  • Janet Ferguson – backing vocals
  • Bunk Gardner– horn, wind
  • Buzz Gardner- trumpet
  • Billy Mundi– drums
  • Lowell George– guitar, vocals
  • Don “Sugarcane” Harris– violin
  • Don Preston– bass, piano, keyboards
  • Jim Sherwood– guitar, vocals, wind
  • Art Tripp– drums, percussion
  • Ian Underwood– guitar, piano, keyboards, wind
  • John Balkin – bass, string bass
  • Frank Zappa – arranger
  • John Williams – designer
  • Cal Schenkel – cover art

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Zappa except where noted.

  1. WPLJ”(The Four Deuces)
  2. Igor’s Boogie, Phase One
  3. Overture to a Holiday in Berlin
  4. Theme from Burnt Weeny Sandwich
  5. “Igor’s Boogie, Phase Two
  6. Holiday in Berlin, Full Blown
  7. Aybe Sea
  8. The Little House I Used to Live in

On August 10, 1970.

Frank_Zappa_Weasels_Ripped_My_Flesh

On August 10, 1970, “Bizarre” label released “Weasels Ripped My Flesh”, album by The Mothers of Invention. It was recorded December 1967 – August 1969 at various locations, and was produced by Frank Zappa. This is the second posthumous The Mothers of Invention album released after the band disbanded in 1969 (first one was Burnt Weeny sandwich). “Weasels ripped my flesh” which largely consists of live recordings. The cover art is created by “Neon Park”.

Personnel:

  • Frank Zappa– lead guitar, vocals
  • Jimmy Carl Black– drums
  • Ray Collins– vocals
  • Roy Estrada– bass, vocals
  • Bunk Gardner– tenor saxophone
  • Lowell George– rhythm guitar, vocals
  • Don “Sugarcane” Harris– vocals, electric violin
  • Don Preston– organ, electronic effects
  • Buzz Gardner– trumpet and flugel horn
  • Motorhead Sherwood– baritone saxophone, snorks
  • Art Tripp– drums
  • Ian Underwood– alto saxophone

Track listing:

All tracks by Frank Zappa, except where noted.

  1. Didja Get Any Onya
  2. Directly from My Heart to You – Richard Wayne Penniman
  3. Prelude to the Afternoon of a Sexually Aroused Gas Mask
  4. Toads of the Short Forest
  5. Get a Little
  6. Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue
  7. Dwarf Nebula Processional March & Dwarf Nebula
  8. My Guitar Wants to Kill Your Mama
  9. Oh No
  10. The Orange County Lumber Truck
  11. Weasels Ripped My Flesh