the mothers

the grand wazoo

1972 lp usa bizarre
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recorded at the paramount studios, hollywood, april - may 1972

released november 1972

lyrics & extra info:

frank zappa: guitar, vocals, percussion
janet neville-ferguson: vocals 1,2
sal marquez: vocals, trumpet 1,2,3,4,5
mike altschul: woodwinds 1,2,3,4,5
earle dumler: woodwinds 1,2
tony 'bat man' ortega: woodwinds 1,2
joanne caldwell mcnab: woodwinds 1,2
johnny rotella: woodwinds 1,2
fred jackson: woodwinds 1,2
malcolm mcnab: brass 1,2
bill byers: trombone 1,2
ken shroyer: brass 1,2,3
ernie tack: brass 1,2
bob zimmitti: percussion 1,2
alan estes: percussion 1,2
don preston: mini-moog 1,2
tony duran: guitar 1,2,5
erroneous (alex dmchowski): bass 1,2,3,4,5
aynsley dunbar: drums 1,2,3,4,5
ernie watts: sax 3
george duke: keyboards, vocals 3,4,5
chunky (ilene rapaport): vocals 3
joel peskin: woodwinds 4,5
lee clement: percussion 4

cover illustration: cal schenkel
photography: barry feinstein & tony esparza

engineer: kerry mcnab
special technical assistance: paul hof

produced by frank zappa

  1. for calvin (and his next two hitch-hikers)
  2. the grand wazoo
  3. cletus awreetus-awrightus
  4. eat that question
  5. blessed relief