Zappa / Beefheart / Mothers - Bongo Fury
Genre: Rock, Blues
Singer: Zappa
Title: Bongo Fury
Short-info: Label: DiscReet ‎– DS 2234, Reprise Records ‎– DS 2234
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: New Zealand
Date of released: 1975
Category: Rock, Blues
Style: Blues Rock, Avantgarde
MP3 album size .rar: 1825 mb
APE album size .rar: 1595 mb
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Tracklist

A1 Debra Kadabra 3:54
A2 Carolina Hard-Core Ecstasy 6:02
A3 Sam With The Showing Scalp Flat Top 2:50
A4 Poofter's Froth Wyoming Plans Ahead 3:06
A5 200 Years Old 4:34
B1 Cucamonga 2:24
B2 Advance Romance 11:20
B3 Man With The Woman Head 1:29
B4 Muffin Man 5:37

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Marketed By – WEA Records Ltd.
  • Licensed From – Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records
  • Licensed To – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – DiscReet Records, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Munchkin Music
  • Copyright (c) – Beefheart Music
  • Published By – Boosey & Hawkes
  • Recorded At – Armadillo World Headquarters
  • Engineered At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
  • Overdubbed At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
  • Mixed At – Record Plant, Los Angeles
  • Printed By – G. Print

Credits

  • Bass, Performer [Also Dancing] – Tom Fowler
  • Design – Cal Schenkel
  • Drums – Chester Thompson (tracks: A5, B1)
  • Drums, Other [Moisture] – Terry Bozzio
  • Engineer – Davey Moire, Frank Hubach, Kelly Kotera, Kerry McNab*, Mike Braunstein*, Mike Stone
  • Guitar, Vocals – Frank Zappa
  • Harmonica [Harp], Vocals, Other [Shopping Bags] – Captain Beefheart
  • Keyboards, Vocals – George Duke
  • Lacquer Cut By [Kendun] – Kent Duncan
  • Management [In Discreetion] – Herb Cohen
  • Photography By – John Williams
  • Saxophone, Vocals – Napoleon Murphy Brock*
  • Slide Guitar, Vocals – Denny Walley
  • Trombone, Performer [Fantastic Dancing] – Bruce Fowler
  • Written-By – Don Van Vliet (tracks: A3, B3), Frank Zappa (tracks: A1, A2, A4 to B2, B4)

Notes

Unlike regular UK or US issues, this sleeve has a slightly smaller cover picture, resulting in the "Chocolate Sundae" lettering of the sign above Zappa's head to be visible. it also evidences that the cover image has been reversed on all [worldwide] issues of this album. (e.g. Flipped left-to-right). The photo was taken in 'Foster's Freeze' in Antelope Valley.

In addition, cover text is printed on this release. (It was a sticker on shrink-wrap of other releases, or simply did not appear).
The over-printed black text is also off-center. (It was centered on the Australian issue).

Unlike other releases, the background of the sleeve back's 'close-up' of the floor [from front cover] is single-color 'grey', whilst it was full-color 'brown' on other issues.

Sleeve printed by "G. Print" (circular logo, back cover, bottom-right). Inside of sleeve is a straw-colored lined-texture finish.
Sleeve back; "P.O. Box 2915, Auckland, New Zealand". There is an "A" in a box-rule in top-right corner.
© 1975 Discreet Records Inc.
Tracks A3, B3: © 1973 Beefheart Music.
All other tracks: © 1975 Munchkin Music.

Tracks A1 to A4, B2 to B4: "Recorded live at Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin Texas, May 20th and 21st, 1975. Plus Selected Studio Wonderment."
A5, B1 & B4 intros recorded Jan & Feb 1974, remote recording, overdubs & mixing at The Record Plant, L.A.

Labels; "Marketed by WEA Ltd., For Warner Bros. Records Inc. A Subsidiary and Licensee of Warner Bros, - Seven Arts Inc".
Publisher printed per label tracks: Boosey & Hawkes (Misspelled 'Bossey' on tracks A1 to A3)

"A Discreet Recording Bongo Fury"
"Marketed by WEA Records Ltd ℗1975 WEA Records Ltd"

Re: Credit as "Shopping Bags" - Beefheart was renowned for his carrying of shopping bags, stuffed with notebooks, harmonicas & bric-a-brac.
(Vliet's constant 'sketching' of FZ in his notebooks led to some acrimony between the two during the "Bongo Fury" tour).

[This album may also have circulated in Australia & parts of Pacific Rim, but that is conjecture].

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side runout, hand-etched): DS 2234-A.
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side runout, hand-etched): DS 2234-B.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DS 2234 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury ‎(LP, Album, Win) Discreet DS 2234 US 1975
DIS 59209, DS 2234 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury ‎(LP, Album, RE) Discreet, Discreet DIS 59209, DS 2234 France Unknown
ANPC-9909002 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) ArsNova ANPC-9909002 Russia 1999
968010 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968010 Brazil 1995
RAC 10522 Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* Zappa* / Beefheart* / Mothers* - Bongo Fury ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Ryko Analogue, Rykodisc RAC 10522 Canada 1996



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